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Crosswords Classic

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"… 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 •

• 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.

What's New in Version 2.70

- fixed some GameCenter issues

If you're enjoying Crosswords, please consider leaving us a review. Thanks!


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Customer Reviews

If you enjoy crosswords, this is the app for you!

I like the options available to the user. There is a broad selection of puzzles and levels of difficulty, and you have the option of getting even more puzzles if you wish. I play this app every day and have hundreds of games yet to open. It's well worth the purchase price, and the support is very good. My only gripe is that sometimes when you check the puzzles for errors the app counts that as help, and sometimes not ... not a very big gripe, eh?

Almost perfect

The amount of puzzler providers you can get puzzles from is a lot and quite varied. Many of the better ones have switched to subscribers only but that's not the app creators' fault. Access to more archived puzzles would be nice. This is a small critique, but when hard puzzles require more than one letter in a box, the app won't allow you to enter in multiple letter in a box. But when it shows you the clue solution, it puts multiple letter in a box. So that frustrating. Also, this app drains my phone's battery very fast.

Best app purchase I've made!

If you are a crossword lover this is one app you absolutely must have. I play this every single day. It also allows you to save old crosswords for when you feel like playing them and I have quite a bit stored up as well because there's just so many that it hard to get all of them. This app is a must have

Crosswords Classic
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $9.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.70
  • Size: 12.7 MB
  • Languages: English, French, Spanish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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