260+ professional Cryptic Crossword puzzles to keep you pondering.
29 free puzzles with all features enabled, and no ads.

These are cryptic level crosswords, suitable for seasoned crossword enthusiasts.

- pinch zooming grid
- cheats, highlight mistakes and answer checking
- no ads
- resume button
- extra preferences (jump letters, grey out completed clues, etc)

If you're finding Cryptic a little too challenging, why not try our standard 'Crossword' or 'Crossword US' apps.

What’s New

Version 1.23

Restore feature now works in iOS 13.5 onward.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.5K Ratings

2.5K Ratings

Hermione Grunion ,

Good but ...

Bought the app and downloaded it onto my iPad. Paid for puzzles BUT when I downloaded it onto my phone it was not synced with the one I had bought so I was expected to pay for the puzzles again. Obviously I am not going to do this but disappointed that I cannot start a puzzle at home and finish it when travelling. Will buy another app when I have done those I have bought. Shame, because I really like the app.

Update: teazel contacted me and suggested I use the backup and restore function. It took 4 goes to restore from the backup, but I finally got there and all my puzzles are synced on my iPad and iPhone. Thank you Teazel

Developer Response ,

Hello Hermione, sorry to hear you're having problems. Assuming you've used the same Apple account on both devices, just buy it again, and it will unlock (it's not possible to purchase an app twice, so it's a safe thing to so).

You may also like the Backup/Restore feature in the top level menu.
Although it's really aimed at people upgrading their device, you can also use it to manually sync two devices (but it's up to you to remember which is the most up to date!). We hope that helps a little.

Hera1955 ,

Great App

I have always wanted to solve cryptic crosswords, firstly I bought a book by Tim Moorey which was the How to solve the Times Cryptic Crosswords, that was the start, very informative, then I bought the Teasel App which built on this knowledge and now I have purchased this app, which is absolutely fantastic! I have only used letter clues a couple of times and have managed to complete 4 full crosswords. This app is well worth the money for hours of pleasure “cracking” the cryptic clues. Loving it and would highly recommend.

Alan wet wolf ,

Great crossword to do over a coffee

I enjoy these crosswords. The cryptic clues are just right for doing a quick crossword when you have 5 minutes to spare. If I can’t get the clue I sometimes reveal a letter, but find checking how many letters I’ve got wrong is helpful. They’re just about the right level for me but maybe too easy for those who enjoy more of a challenge.


Teazel Limited
7.3 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. get all 13 Cryptic packs £3.99
  2. pack of Cryptic Crosswords (Pack 1) £0.99
  3. pack of Cryptic Crosswords (Pack 2) £0.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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