What's New

- fixed some GameCenter issues

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App Description

"… the definitive source for puzzles for iOS…" -- the New York Times

Download and play crossword puzzles right on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. Each day many newspapers provide their crossword puzzles online; with one tap you can download and solve them, get hints, view clues, and track how quickly you're improving!

The #1 Crossword Player on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch just got even better!

• New: Sync your puzzles with Crosswords for Mac; Start a puzzle on your Mac, then finish it on your iPhone or iPad.
• Get new puzzles every day
• Touch and hold a square to view hints on iPad
• Enter Numbers and other special characters by holding down keys
• One tap downloads all of today's puzzles
• Nearly unlimited puzzles from many different sites
• US and UK Cryptic puzzles available
• Hints, Websites, and Clue lookups
• Enter answers in 'ink' or 'pencil'
• Quickly see your recently played, or sort by date or provider
• Detailed info on each puzzle
• Post your solve times online and compare with other solvers
• Grab older puzzles with a tap
• Tap the clue list with two fingers to adjust the font size (iPad only)

Included Puzzle Sources:
• Brendan Emmett Quigley's Weekly Puzzle
• Elizabeth C. Gorski's Crossword Nation
• Inkwell Crossword
• Jonesin'
• Chronicle of Higher Education
• The Independent
• King Features Crosswords (Joseph, Sheffer, and Premier)
• People Magazine (archives only)
• Newsday
• Andy Kravis, Cruciverbist at Law
• Glutton for Pun
• MacNamara’s Band
• Murchie’s Monday Fills
• Neville Fogarty
• Puzzle Express
• The Stickler Weekly
• World of Crosswords

Premium Crosswords subscription required:
• NY Times
• Matt Gaffney’s Crossword Contest
• Telegraph UK Quick, Toughie & Cryptic Crosswords
• American Values Crossword
• Crooked Crosswords

• Additional puzzles downloadable via the Puzzle Browser; browse the web and download more!

Providers list subject to change. Some providers may no longer be publishing, but may still have older puzzles available in Archive form, accessible via the "Download Older Puzzles" option.
• For support, please visit our website at http://www.standalone.com •

Tips:
• You can tap on the clue text at the bottom of the screen to toggle across & down
• Rotate the screen to see both the puzzle and clues
• Touch for a moment then drag to precisely select a square.
• Touch the Plus to download older puzzles

Please note that Crosswords requires an internet connection to download puzzles. Syncing puzzles to your Mac requires the purchase of Crosswords from the Mac App Store. Multiplayer requires iOS 6.0 or later.

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • July 16, 2011 New version 2.25
  • July 31, 2011 New version 2.26
  • September 22, 2011 New version 2.28
  • October 07, 2011 New version 2.29
  • March 24, 2012 New version 2.30
  • May 02, 2012 New version 2.31
  • May 09, 2012 New version 2.32
  • September 12, 2012 New version 2.4
  • September 20, 2012 New version 2.41
  • October 07, 2012 New version 2.42
  • November 14, 2012 New version 2.45
  • November 27, 2012 New version 2.46
  • December 12, 2012 New version 2.47
  • March 26, 2013 New version 2.48
  • April 08, 2013 New version 2.5
  • April 12, 2013 New version 2.51
  • April 26, 2013 New version 2.52
  • May 22, 2013 New version 2.53
  • July 24, 2013 New version 2.54
  • July 30, 2013 New version 2.55
  • August 19, 2013 New version 2.56
  • September 25, 2013 New version 2.58
  • October 10, 2013 New version 2.59
  • October 27, 2013 New version 2.60
  • May 04, 2014 New version 2.61
  • May 09, 2014 New version 2.62
  • July 01, 2014 New version 2.63
  • October 04, 2014 New version 2.66
  • November 11, 2014 New version 2.69
  • December 01, 2014 New version 2.70

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