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

Play the Award Winning Crosswords on your iPad or iPhone, now optimized for the new iOS 10! Each day many newspapers provide their crossword puzzles online; wake up each day to new puzzles, solve them, get hints, view clues, and track how quickly you're improving!

• Touch and hold a square to view hints
• 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, difficulty or source
• Detailed info on each puzzle
• Post your solve times online and compare with other solvers

After upgrading, you can also:
• Automatically get new puzzles every day
• Access nearly unlimited puzzles from many different sources
• Grab older puzzles with a tap
• Download new puzzles automatically in the background

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

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

Providers list subject to change.
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What's New

Version 3.60.2

- sync puzzles downloaded from other websites
- fixed a problem opening some external puzzles
- fixed some incorrect layouts
- fixed a few minor bugs

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5

137 Ratings

137 Ratings

The puzzles no longer center


Love the app, but after the latest update each puzzle doesn’t automatically center. There is space at the top and bottom, and you have to place it perfectly. And each team you type into the bottom row of a puzzle, the whole puzzle jumps up and gives you a big white space at the bottom and you can’t see the top two or yjeee lines, and you have to recenter. I am using an iPhone 6, in iOS 11.0.3. (Thank you for always responding so promptly to tech concerns in reviews!)

Developer Response

We'll have a new build out in the next week or so that will tweak puzzle placement. Thanks again for the great feedback!

Not worth the cost


The included difficult puzzles are good. The easy ones aren’t worth the time. After completing all of the hard ones, new difficult ones are few and far between. Maybe 2 per week.

Not quite ready


I updated from the classic version and although I like it the format for the iPhone X, the interface is kinda cluttered and some things don’t seem to work. Namely deleting puzzles that I’m never going to do. I try to delete all but nothing happens...?


Stand Alone, Inc.
18.1 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
©2008-2018 Stand Alone, Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Crosswords Pro $9.99
  2. Crosswords Pro (Upgrade) $3.99
  3. Edited By Tausig 2 $2.99


  • Family Sharing

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