Black Ink 2.2.8: Improved NYT Authentication and Calendar Picker

September 22nd, 2023

Black Ink 2.2.8 is now available on the Black Ink site and on the Mac App Store.

This update addresses an issue where a user with a valid New York Times account but not access to the premium games subscription, would be repeatedly prompted to enter their password. Now, Black Ink will detect that the login succeeded but that the user doesn’t have access to the crossword, and inform them.

The calendar picker has also been updated to address a couple small usability issues.

Complete list of changes for this release:

  • Improvements to NYT authentication process
  • Calendar picker favors the current/latest puzzle date if a new puzzle has arrived since last opening
  • Calendar picker allows selection of valid puzzle days from the next/previous month

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