Crosswords Free

Crosswords Free
59 reviews
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1 MB

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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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English (United States)
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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:
1.8: Fast app switching, options for showing errors and muting completion, plus new puzzle sources.
1.6: Fixed recent issues downloading Globe and Mail puzzles.
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  • by User 4/17/2014
    Keeps freezing up at last letter.
  • by David 4/16/2014
    I love the game, but it makes my phone run very hot and uses at least 1% of my battery a minute. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling. No difference. Nokia 920 here
  • by User 4/9/2014
    Easy to use and a good selection of crossword puzzles.
  • by User 10/28/2013
    All crossword puzzles are too difficult
  • by Gene 9/17/2013
    Lumia 920 user try zooming. Great app. Play it daily.
  • by Aim 9/15/2013
    Odd questions
  • by User 9/10/2013
    Missing clues, buggy UI layouts, inconsistent clue lists, wasted screen space on HTC 8X (no excuse). Don't bother with this, they obviously don't care about their users.
  • by Caesar 5/21/2013
    Clustered and hard to read/use (Nokia Lumia 920)
  • by User 5/10/2013
    Would LOVE to see American TV Guide Crosswords added to the choices!
  • by User 4/8/2013
    HTC 8x ; App is not terribly designed but it runs very hot. Within ten minutes my phone had lost 7% battery and the phone was hot to the touch. After closing, the battery died within an hour - it was at 23%. Nice enough app if your phone can handle it.