Enjoy cryptic crosswords and improve your skills with Crossword Genius.

The first and only AI powered cryptic crossword solver, Ross, is on hand to help you learn with hints, explain how a clue works or even solve it if you’re stuck!

• A new, free cryptic crossword every day - the Daily Bite!
• Free pack of tutorial cryptic crosswords so you can learn step-by-step
• Download packs of cryptic crosswords of varying difficulty
• Photograph crosswords from a newspaper or magazine and solve in the app with Ross’s help
• Import 10's of thousands of high-quality crosswords on the web via a share from Safari
• Solve and get explanations for individual clues
• Auto-solve: get Ross to attempt the entire crossword!
• Supports British non-cryptic (Quick) crosswords too.

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What’s New

Version 2.92

Minor improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
373 Ratings

373 Ratings

SighMike ,

Absolutely amazing!

I saw an ad for this app on the Web. Having recently undertaken to learn how to solve cryptic crosswords I thought I’d try this app. I am totally bowled over by it. What I love about it: 1) you type in your clue, give any letters you already have and the number of letters. It then thinks about it and tells you whether it has solved it. You can then ask for hints or just reveal the answer. The hints is a great idea. 2) Not only does it give the answer but it explains how it got that answer, which is invaluable for beginners to cryptic crosswords like me. All this is for free. There is also a subscription available which gives you puzzles to solve and the ability to capture crosswords from newspapers via your phone camera, allowing you to solve them on your phone. I have even given it some of the more tricky clues found in The Times main cryptic crossword, and this app got them right! Awesome. The developers have done an amazing job. As a cat lover, I just wish Ross was a cat.

Eddy Rag ,

Your Ultimate Virtual Helper

Cryptic Crossword Puzzled! If this is you and you have always thought you would if you could but the clues are too hard for me to work out on my own. Then this virtual helper is just the thing you need to encourage you and guide you to completion. I don’t make a habit of happily endorsing apps of any kind so glowingly but I have never come across such a clever piece of technology before.

The first easy step is to capture the puzzle and clues that you wish to work on, using the camera on your phone or tablet. The app then sets up a digital version of the puzzle so that, possibly after a few manual edits simply done, you can work on an imported version of the puzzle on your device with the assistance Ross the dog, I kid you not. He doesn’t always get it 100% right; but what do you expect from a dog with artificial intelligence?

Snotty7 ,

Amazing piece of sofware

In the distant past I bought and loved the now discontinued PC version of this application and I’ve been using this app from the early beta testing stage. This version is even better. Its ability to scan and convert crossword puzzles into a playable document is a boon freeing you from trying to correct your incorrect answers on newsprint paper and turning it into an unreadable mess. The added bonus is the ‘Ask Ross’ feature for when you get really stuck is a God send. Not only will it provide a solution (or possible solutions) to even the most cryptic questions, it will also provide the rationale for the answer(s)
I’m not sure how easy it would be to use on one of the smaller screen smart phones, but on my tablet or larger phone it is just fine.
For lovers of cryptic crosswords this is a must have app. A truly brilliant app.

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    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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