A bookmarklet

Spell Check

Check your progress in the New York Times Spelling Bee without leaving the puzzle.

Spelling Bee puzzle with Spell Check visible.

Whether you’re new to the Spelling Bee or an old pro, sometimes it’s nice to peek at how close you are to the finish line.

Spell Check makes it quick and easy to see how many words you have left in today’s puzzle.

How it works

After installing the Spell Check bookmarklet, open the Spelling Bee in your web browser.

Any time you need a hint or want to see your progress, click or tap the bookmarklet. No need to switch tabs to check a different page: Spell Check will appear right in front of your puzzle.

Reading the grid

The Spell Check grid shows the number of words remaining for each letter.

For example, a 1 in the 5 column of row G means one more 5-letter word that starts with “G” is left.

Spell Check grid showing one remaining 5-letter words that begins with G.

A green checkmark lets you know you’ve found every accepted solution for a given letter and length

Get started

Spell Check is supported by most modern web browsers and operating systems, including those listed below.