Best Cryptic Crosswords 4+

Relax with a puzzle


Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 1.1K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



300 professional cryptic crosswords puzzles set by Michael Curl from

12 free puzzles with all features enabled and no ads.

These are accessible cryptic puzzles set by a top setter.

- great for iPads and iPhones
- pinch and zooming grid
- landscape mode with clue list
- cheats and answer checking
- Resume button
- British style puzzles
- no ads
- great value

What’s New

Version 1.9

Puzzle corrections & improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Tess in the City ,

Fun brain tickler

Just hard enough to keep you guessing, lots of anagrams and not too dependent on cricket and army acronyms as some crosswords tend to be. The filling-in can take a bit of getting used to as it anticipates your next letter and moves on to the next clue etc. but you get the hang of it quickly.
Useful check within the menu to see if you’ve got any wrong so far - which I like as it stops me getting frustrated dealing with letters I’ve already inserted that I’m not 100% sure about. Plenty of freebie crosswords to get you hooked. Excellent for those in-between times or for work avoidance!

MugsyRyton ,

User friendly

I've used crossword apps that don't work intuitively and logically, but this does. Very easy to navigate between clues and make alterations, and a satisfying fireworks display on completion! The only very small change I might make for my own personal use would be to make the clues slightly more cryptic and requiring more thought, but I enjoy solving them anyway and it's great to be able to dip in and out, killing time while relaxing, traveling or waiting, without having to carryi a puzzle book around.

holidayhazelnut ,


I wrote previously that I thought there should be explanations of the answers for those, like me, who are still ‘learning the ropes’ as regards cryptic crosswords clues.
In response, I received an email saying I could ask for an explanation of a specific answer if I wanted.
Well, I just did, and promptly received a friendly personal email with a detailed and very helpful explanation of the answers I couldn’t get.
Truly excellent above-and-beyond service!
Definitively 5 star!

Developer Response ,

Hello holidayhazelnut, We do make mistakes in clues occasionally, but we do try and correct them. If you do come across an indecipherable clue, you're welcome to contact us via the in-app Feedback, and we'll give you an explanation. Thanks.

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