Arrow Words is a classic crossword app with a useful twist. In arrow words puzzles, the clues are shown right in the puzzle grid, making them easy to view and play on the iPad screen.

This lovingly produced app includes 400 all-new Arrow Words puzzles in 4 levels. Easier levels use simpler words and a smaller grid, perfect for a short break. Harder levels have tougher clues and larger puzzle grids for hours of challenging fun. Also, careful editing and a huge pool of words ensure that clues don’t repeat too often.

The sound and graphics are also designed for true crossword aficionados. Choose from three visual interfaces that recreate the atmosphere of the crossword in the Sunday paper. If you miss using your favorite pen to solve puzzels, you’ll love the optional sounds of a moving pen as you fill in the squares, custom recorded for each letter!

PLEASE NOTE: our puzzles are created by British puzzle editors especially with players from Commonwealth countries in mind. Of course, North American players are welcome to join the fun.


• Once you’ve solved an Arrow Words puzzle on the iPad, you’ll never go back to paper!
• 400 puzzles, 4 difficulty levels and grid sizes
• 3 interface options: Classic, News, Colour
• Optional sound effects and background music
• iPod function support

What's New

Version 3.17

• Crosswords now also works with your iPhone
• Performance improvements
• Thank you for all your feedback as we continue to improve this app!

Ratings and Reviews

Nice Challenge


This app has lots of levels (4), and provides a good challenge. 99 puzzles per level. No annoying ads or requests to buy more content. No overly repetitive clues, has an interesting format, and lots of features - like checking for errors, solve letter, solve word. You must think like an American and a Brit to be able to get all of the words and spellings. Easy level would be a slight challenge to people who are inexperienced in crosswords.

A more than decent crossword app


So far I'm really enjoying this app, there's multiple levels of difficulty so as you get more practice you can advance your skills. My only gripe so far is the white on white grid background makes it sometimes difficult to distinguish how much of the puzzle is left to solve.

Fun family activity


I like playing this with my oldest son. The iPad format is perfect for crossword puzzles, it’s easy to change your answers. The different puzzles levels and sizes mean there’s something for every situation. 


the binary family GmbH
45.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, German
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 the binary family & Thorsten Rauser
In-App Purchases
  1. 100 Puzzles (easy) $0.99
  2. 100 Puzzles (normal) $0.99
  3. 100 Puzzles (difficult) $0.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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