By Stand Alone, Inc.
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Play crossword puzzles right on your Mac. 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!
• Gorgeous user interface
• Easy access to hints and additional websites
• Nearly unlimited puzzles from many different sites in the full version
Good interface, difficult puzzles
Interface and graphics are great, nice to be able to navigate by either keyboard or mouse. Puzzles are quite difficult - haven't finished a single one successfully yet. Part of the problem is the clues are very vague, and there are a lot of multiple-word clues that are not specified as such, so you never know if the solution is one word, two words, a phrase, or an entire sentence. Some of the clues repeat across puzzles. Names of the puzzles don't seem to indicate any sort of theme or relation to the puzzle clues or answers. Good options such as clear errors, get hints, reveal letter/clue, etc.
Good to sit down and noodle at for a while, but not really that satisfying if you can't solve the puzzles.
Misrepresentation, bait and switch
I worried for months about spending $10 for the Crosswords paid program for my iPhone 4. I finally committed to the expenditure when they offered me syncing of my work onto my computer, where I could continue my puzzles. In attempting to set up syncing, after several hours of work, I suspected something was wrong. Boy, was there! The Crosswords program does NOT sync with your computer. You cannot coordinate your puzzles with this program. It turns out you must buy a SECOND program for $20, and then those two programs can supposedly link. I thought $10 was a lot, but after the fact, this company believes that that is only a good start for expenses.
Don't believe the advertising. Plan on buying everything. I'm very unhappy and have found StandAlone Inc to be disreputable.
Great presentation, ok substance
I agree with most users, the graphics and interface are great but the puzzles are either too hard or they are not thought out. I would suggest that they create and designate puzzles based on a level. ie. easy, medium, hard or note in the description that they will all be difficult so people know ahead of time. I also don't think Crosswork Light is a good name. Light implies (for me) that the puzzles are easy. I like to be challenged but when you're looking up practially every clue, it's frustrating.