Crosswords Free

Crosswords Free
78 reviews
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Works with

  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • Windows Phone 8
  • Windows Phone 7.5

App requires

  • owner identity
  • photo, music, and video libraries
  • data services
  • phone dialer
  • movement and directional sensor
  • web browser component
  • HD720P (720x1280)
  • WVGA (480x800)
  • WXGA (768x1280)
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Like crossword puzzles? This is the app you’ve been looking for!

But don't take our word for it:

"What a brilliant crossword program, best I've seen on a mobile device, great work...large selection of popular crosswords plus offline capability."
- chentiangemalc, Australia

"Very impressive. Ideal for crossword fans. Good range of corsswords and several help options for when you get stuck. Nice looking as well. Highly recommended."
- ScoringPrawn, United Kingdom

Play new crossword puzzles put online each day by newspapers around the world, or thousands of puzzles available in their archives! These are real crossword puzzles from sources you know and love, such as the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail! You've played these puzzles online using your PC - now take them with you everywhere with a solving interface designed specifically for your Windows Phone.

Load up on puzzles to play in airplane mode – once you’ve downloaded puzzles, you no longer need an internet connection to play.

Comments, questions, suggestions? We want to hear from you! Tell us what you think:

Puzzle sources included in this version:
• Wall Street Journal
• Chicago Reader
• Chronicle of Higher Education
• The Globe and Mail
• The Independent
• Manchester Evening News
• Sydney Morning Herald
• NEW! I Swear by Victor Fleming
• NEW! Jonesin' by Matt Jones

Looking for an ad-free experience?  Want to use your New York Times Premium Crossword Membership*?  Check out the full version of Crosswords, also available in the Store!

* New York Times puzzle access requires the full version of Crosswords, plus a New York Times Premium Crossword Membership (available separately).

Update history:
1.9: Tweaked some of the puzzle archives.
1.8: Fast app switching, options for showing errors and muting completion, plus new puzzle sources.
Update history:
1.9: Tweaked some of the puzzle archives.
1.8: Fast app switching, options for showing errors and muting completion, plus new puzzle sources.
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  • by Teddy 5/14/2015
    Needs some UI improvements, by still the best. Hope to see it jump over to Windows 8.1 or 10!
  • by E 5/6/2015
    This app is horrible. In some places the clues are way too easy while others are just plain *** moments (including ones that are absolutely wrong). I suggest getting better puzzles.
  • by Jim 5/5/2015
    Not all the sources for puzzles are available. BIGGEST COMPLAINT: This app sucks the life out of my battery! Battery drain goes up to 40%/hour!! I can't use the app unless the phone is plugged in.
  • by Kate 4/13/2015
    Like the puzzles, but my phone heats up and the battery drains.
  • by Amy 4/5/2015
    Uses way too much battery. Phone gets hot. Some good puzzles. Last update when you touch the screen, it boys you out of editing. Uninstalling.
  • by royal 3/26/2015
    Would like to delete some completed puzzles.
  • by Rob 1/7/2015
    Love the app, but wish there were more available crosswords. Works great!
  • by Andrew 10/28/2014
    A terrible app. No crosswords are actually loaded that don't require payment.
  • by Spencer 8/29/2014
    No LA times and poor UI.
  • by David 8/26/2014
    It's great, but why does it use so much battery life? It makes my phone very warm. I don't know what, but something is very wrong.