Arrow Words Free 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 40 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!
• 40 free 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

Lumpy75tg ,

Needs help

I like the format, however the app freezes and has to be deleted and reloaded too often; I paid for no ads but still get them, perhaps my request was not successful; the puzzle many times has trouble going to landscape.

Developer Response ,

I Lumpy75tg, thank you for your review. We're very sorry to hear that you're experiencing some difficulties with our app, please contact our support team at so that we can figure out what is happening on your device and get you back up and running again?

Linguist98 ,

Good puzzles

Entertaining & challenging. I wish the sound could be muted though without having to shut off the volume of my iPad

Developer Response ,

Hi Linguist98, thank you for your review and thank you for the positive feedback! You can adjust settings for the app's audio in the 'Options' Menu, which you can access from the app's main menu. Please contact our support team if you have more questions about this?

ItsAllBobbins ,

Wrong screen orientation

I really dislike that all the app navigation screens are portrait orientation only. The actual crosswords will rotate to landscape, but everything else is portrait, so you are constantly turning your ipad around.

Also dislike that I can't move on to the next puzzle until I solve the one I'm doing. I like to have multiple puzzles on the go, and keep coming back to them.

In summary... this free version does not inspire me to pay for either of the paid versions. Still looking for the perfect crossword app, happy to pay!


the binary family GmbH
83.4 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. Easy Puzzle Pack (35 Puzzles) $0.99
  2. Normal Puzzle Pack (30 Puzzles) $0.99
  3. Difficult Puzzle Pack (25 Puzzles) $0.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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