Hi, Mike -- the word list you're talking about is available to all Gold Members of Cruciverb.com.
On the home page, under the Navigate heading, click on Puzzle Database. On the next page, click on Word Lists. The next page gives you the links to download either the New York Times word list (nyt.txt) or the combined word list of several different puzzles, including the NYT (all.txt). This page also gives you the instructions for using these in Crossword Compiler.