Can you crack the code?

Astraware CodeWords is an addictive word puzzle game with a difference! You start with a crosswords style grid but instead of words, each letter has been substituted with a number from 1 to 26. It is up to you to figure out which number stands for each letter!

There are no clues but 3 letters are already in place to help you get started and each letter of the alphabet is used at least once. You start by guessing possible words and matching numbers with letters, until you've fully cracked the code - and your vocabulary and logical reasoning will be stretched along the way!

Did you know that the letter 'e' is the most commonly used letter in English? Did you know that 'th' is the most common pair of letters to be seen together? You'll use this knowledge and more as you make your guesses and work out the words!

Astraware CodeWords gives you access to play our free Daily puzzles - top the global leaderboard by completing the puzzle in the fastest time! For an extra challenge there is a Weekender puzzle available each Friday with a trickier grid and more unusual words.

Great features include:

- Unlimited access to our two Daily puzzles and Weekender puzzle.
- A collection of 50 built-in puzzles in various sizes and difficulties, perfect for beginners and avid players
- Extra puzzle streams for endless play
- Intuitive interface
- Highlighting to show where you've chosen the same letter for different numbers
- Option to fill in letters manually, or choose auto to fill in all occurrences of that letter at once
- Save slots available to have several puzzles on the go at once, so you can stop for a break and come back to a puzzle later
- Option to purchase extra value puzzle packs for offline play
- Puzzles Plus subscription for unlimited puzzles

Puzzles Plus Subscription Terms and Details

Puzzles Plus is our optional subscription for CodeWords which entitles you to play all of the available Daily, Weekender and Stream puzzles as soon as they are available, without in-game adverts or any requirement to earn tokens. Subscribers can also choose to highlight their high scores with a choice of badges.

Subscriptions are available with renewal periods of either monthly, quarterly (every 3 months), or yearly. The price shown is the cost of the renewal, with the saving value for longer subscription periods as a comparison to the monthly option.

After you confirm a subscription, you will have a free trial period of seven days. Your iTunes Account will be charged as soon as the free trial is over. If you cancel the subscription at any time before the free trial is over, you will not be billed.

The subscriptions are automatically renewing, and you will be charged again at the end of your current subscription period. Your subscription will automatically renew unless you turn this off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period.

The renewal cost will be the same for each subscription period, and will be charged within the 24 hours before the end of your current subscription.

You can manage the subscriptions at any time by going to the Account Settings in the Settings App after purchase. There are options to either change to a different renewal period (which will be at a different price) or to cancel your subscription completely.

If you cancel the renewal you will still have access to the Puzzles Plus features until the full subscription period is complete. If you confirm the purchase of a subscription before the free trial is complete, any unused portion of the free trial will be lost.

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What’s New

Version 2.26.001

* New data privacy setting - we won't send identifying data to any servers unless you give us permission to do so
* Updates to reduce network usage, and to increase the availability of ads used to play daily games and earn stamps
* Improved support for the iPhone XR, XS, XS Max and X
* Fixed a bug which caused screen flickering after a purchase had been completed
* Prevents the game timer running at double speed in some circumstances

Ratings and Reviews

Pafal ,

Better than ever!

The new scoring of this puzzle is much better at showing how well you solved the puzzle. I used to wonder if my time was in a field of 10 solvers or 5000. It is also great that you can even see your standing on old puzzles - I used to go back and solve puzzles I'd missed but would have to wonder how I had done on them compared to other solvers.

Getting twice as many free puzzles is also wonderful.

I have not found an Astraware puzzle that wasn't fun, challenging and well crafted.

The only thing I would like added is a flashing empty space when I am down to one letter - it takes me precious seconds to find that last empty space. ;-}.
. . . . Of course, that would help other puzzlers as well.

NatalieOP ,

Great daily puzzles

Still enjoying this game! I think the new version is great. The daily puzzles aren't lost if you don't have time, the new game keeps a week's puzzles at a time. You can take your time or try to beat your best time. Either way, the challenge is a good one. I still enjoy the daily puzzles as part of my recreational time.

Minnielou70 ,

Tired of this mess

This is awful I finally got my puzzles from the last version back and all of them are not there. Also, in this version, I purchased every pack and they are not there either. I purchased all of the packs. A pack of 50 will show I have 7 inside. I want all of money back on this mess and my old game back! Donnalou
As of July 2, I still do not have all of my puzzles. I have just finished downloading the most recent update. I think what would really be fair, is if you just give me my money back please. Thanks, Donnalou

Developer Response ,

Hi! I'm sorry you've had some problems with the packs getting restored correctly - if you haven't already done so, please would you contact me directly so I can get it all fixed for you? Either the in-game support system (best option) or email directly to me at and I will make sure it's sorted out for you! Howard @ Astraware


Astraware Limited
82 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright © 2018 Astraware Limited
In-App Purchases
  1. Vacation Pack $3.99
  2. Family Pack $1.99
  3. Ad-Free Daily Puzzles $4.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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