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Author Topic: NYT .puz download not working?  (Read 915 times)

cwp63

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NYT .puz download not working?
« on: September 14, 2021, 02:34:52 PM »
I've not been able to download the NY Times crossword .puz file beginning Monday, Sep. 12.  I know they stopped the download from the Times site.  I've tried the right-click with no luck.  Also tried in Firefox, also not working.  Is the NY Times .puz file still able to be downloaded from cruciverb.com?

DrBB

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Re: NYT .puz download not working?
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2021, 12:17:36 PM »
I've actually been wondering how cruciverb has continued providing the .puz NYT files for so long after the NYT (hatefully) discontinued the format. I'm assuming they were using a script to generate the URL, and that the NYT was still generating the format on its server despite having removed the links from its public facing pages, and has finally gotten around to discontinuing it server-side as well. Hope I'm wrong, but....

I really HATE having to go to the Times page and use their app to play the darn things.

trauer1282

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Re: NYT .puz download not working?
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2021, 01:10:36 AM »
DrBB, the link on cruciverb acted as a proxy and passed the .puz file from the NYT server (which was why one had to be logged in on that site too). Although no links to new .puz files were posted on the NYT Crossword webpage during those 30 or so days, the .puz content was still being put up on their file repository in the usual spot, which was why the cruciverb link still worked during that grace period. Starting very recently the .puz files are no longer being placed on the repository, hence we started and continue to come up dry on the cruciverb link too. Yes, it's frustrating!

DrBB and cwp63, see the subject NY Times Crossword started by Brien (near the top of Support / General Support) for a workaround to continue solving with Across Lite.

 


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