By Stand Alone, Inc.
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Play crossword puzzles right on your iPhone or iPod touch. Each day many newspapers provide their crossword puzzles online; Crossword Light lets you solve a selection of what's out there; get hints, view clues, and track how quickly you're improving!
This is a light version of our Crosswords game. Try it out with 40 brand new puzzles included. If you like it, please try the full version!
• More than a months' worth of puzzles to play
• Nearly unlimited puzzles from many different sites in the full version
• Hints available
• Twitter and Facebook integration
What's New in Version 2.47
- cleaned up some UI
- enhanced stability
- reduced ad intrusiveness
Wonderful, but 1 major glitch and 2 minor
Well designed, with good controls, good layout and lots of puzzles to solve--some quite good, many with obscure pop artists' names. It also does have a flag if wrong setting, turns the letter red, so you'll know right away if you're on track.
The one major glitch? Even if you have "jump over filled squares" turned on, it still overwrites the first letter in a word! Thus, one is forever entering the correct letter, but the app puts it into the wrong square and you end up having to backtrack. What could have been an amazing feature (and usually is for other letters in a word) is simply a repeating nuisance.
Next, it's all too often that you tap on a square on the left edge of the screen and end up back at the list of puzzles--a nuisance.
Finally, when you're done, it covers the screen and asks if you want to solve another--but that happens so quickly, you can no longer see the puzzle you just completed! Much better would be a simple message below the puzzle, so that you could keep on admiring your handiwork! (You can get back to the puzzle, but it requires several steps!)
While the flashing banner didn't bother me as it does many reviewers, there are some things that did. I am not a fan of crossword puzzles that have a preponderance of clues that end in "perhaps", "say", or "?". These puzzles, possibly written by the same person, are chock-full of them. Also, if working on a puzzle in portrait-mode (iPad), clicking on an answer block in the far left column opens the puzzle selection slide-out bar. Very annoying
I have the latest version (2.47) and I see no ad banner. (iPhone 3gs, iOS 6.1.3) Why would this be? Am I just lucky? Is it because I purchased a pack of puzzles? I don't know, but I'm not complaining.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Dec 15, 2012
- Version: 2.47
- Size: 6.2 MB
- Languages: English, French, Spanish
- Seller: Stand Alone, Inc.
- © 2008-12 Stand Alone, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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