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Puzzazz Crossword, Cryptic, Logic & Other Puzzles

By Puzzazz, Inc.

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Description

Start with hundreds of free puzzles of all types, add thousands of free crosswords from the web, and solve them with Puzzazz’s fantastic UI including its award-winning TouchWrite™ handwriting recognition. If you’re an NYT crossword subscriber, Puzzazz is the only app that presents the print edition faithfully (Will Shortz says it’s the only app which is “able to handle almost any New York Times crossword trick”). Did we mention all that’s free? When you’ve finished the free puzzles, you’ll find tons of great puzzles of all types for sale.

The NYT calls it “snazzy” and Wired says it’s “groundbreaking”? Puzzazz’s unique, optimized user experience and its exclusive TouchWrite technology make solving more fun, even on small screens. It won’t take you long to see why puzzle lovers call it “fantastic,” the “best way to do the NYT,” and “Hands down the best crossword puzzle app.”

▶ OODLES OF PUZZLES

From Puzzazzz ▶ Browse through puzzles by world-class authors, some of the best you’ll find anywhere and solve hundreds of free puzzles. You can try before you buy because every book starts with free puzzles!

From the NYT ▶ To solve the NY Times crossword, just enter your NYTimes.com Crosswords subscription credentials to get started.

From the web ▶ Our Puzzle Downloads book contains links to many independent authors’ web sites, which have puzzles you can download or subscribe to, as well as commentary you’ll find interesting. For free downloads, simply tap on the Download or Solve in Puzzazz link for the puzzles you want to solve; for puzzle subscriptions, open the puzzles directly from the subscription emails you receive.

▶ WHAT THEY’RE SAYING

“The people at Puzzazz have been working hard on cultivating quality puzzles and developing TouchWrite, a groundbreaking new technology for doing puzzles on the screen.” —Wired

“TouchWrite is an awesome technology” —GeekWire

▶ STELLAR REVIEWS

“Best APP Ever! The TouchWrite technology is perfect, especially when I use it on the phone.” —Jackleroy

“Fantastic puzzle app! Some things are actually better than solving on paper.” —Wendell O

“Best puzzle experience out there! The TouchWrite software alone puts Puzzazz way ahead of the field. I also love the selection of books—something to satisfy all types of puzzlers.” —puzzlefan1001

“Puzzazz is the most user friendly of the puzzle apps out there. They have puzzles by masters of the craft.” —Toddwseattle

“Best way to do the NYT! Best part is extra features for some of the gimmick puzzles.” —derekallen7

“I specifically subscribed to the New York Times Premium crosswords because this app supports them.” —hightemp

“Killer app! Was looking for a good crossword app and so far this is the best I’ve found.” —CadillacCruiser17

▶ OPTIMIZED EXPERIENCE

Puzzazz is designed by puzzle lovers for puzzle lovers, with a solving experience that is all about the puzzles. It’s an elegant and optimized experience for puzzles of all types.

Puzzazz is built with an eye toward how you solve puzzles, from our TouchWrite handwriting recognition to subtle features for left-handed and color blind solvers. You can always see both Across and Down clues at the same time, no matter how you orient your device, and you’ll appreciate automatic clue highlighting, including cross-references. Take notes on a clue or mark a cell in the grid. Time yourself if you want (you can compare your time on the puzzle leaderboards). Get a hint if you need one.

Puzzazz is not just the best crossword puzzle app—it’s the best app for all types of puzzles, including cryptic and variety crosswords, and many previously available only on paper, including acrostic, cryptogram, word, logic, Mentagy, rebus, mystery puzzles, plus the spectacular Maze of Games. Puzzazz supports everything you find in crosswords, including rebus (multiple letter) cells, extra or missing clues, and unusual grids. If you solve cryptics, you’ll love the smart hinting.

What's New in Version 4.1.7

• Minor bug fixes
• This is the last release of Puzzazz which will support iOS 5.1.1 through iOS 6.1.6. If you have a device which cannot upgrade to iOS 7 or beyond, you will be able to continue to use this version of Puzzazz, including books you already own or new ones you purchase, plus you will still be able to have the New York Times crossword downloaded automatically (for NYT subscribers only) as well as solve puzzles you download from the Internet for free.

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Customer Reviews

Great crossword app

Easy to use and very flexible. Works on both iPad and iPhone. Allows filling multiple characters in single block. Has qwerty keyboard at bottom which is easy to use. I downloaded this app to use with my new "Piece of Cake Crosswords" subscription and it appears to be seamless. If you want a crossword to go, and don't want to print, this works well. Very elegant and nicely designed app!

Purchased Book won't open

Just DownLoaded App in iPhone. Have App on iPad, too.

Purchased Quotations CrossWords Book One on Pad.

Apparently cannot open Book on iPhone without Purchasing book again... Even though Description says I should be able to. That doesn't seem right.

Holding off on the 5th Star

Love the App. Can't give it 5 Stars yet.
Really would like to see Puzzle Progress sync between devices... At least offered as an option... SOON.

Puzzazz Crossword, Cryptic, Logic & Other Puzzles
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.1.7
  • Size: 116 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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