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 1.8

Restore feature now works in iOS 13.5 onward.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
105 Ratings

105 Ratings

srb.sub ,

Great Cryptic Crossword App

You know you have a good one when you worry about getting to the last puzzle. What happens if there's no update? What happens when there are no more puzzles to solve? Fortunately, this app gives you six packs with fifty puzzles in each pack. Like all puzzles, some will be more challenging than others. If you're an American (like me), there are some British place names that you'll struggle with but you'll be richer for the knowledge and experience you gain. I can't go back to doing American-style crosswords. Except for puzzles by Will Shorts, Am-style isn't a challenge unless you want to check how many synonyms you know.

VC gal ,

Best cryptic crosswords

Love the puzzles but I cannot unlock more. Screen frozen while “retrieving prices from Apple” !!!
Please advise.

Developer Response ,

Hello VC gal, Apoliogies for the slow response.

If you go into the Pack screen, and press 'Buy' again (you won't get charged again), then the button will become 'Restore purchases' and pressing that will unlock the puzzles.

If that doesn't work, then try one of these:

1. Attempt to buy the app again. As one customer told us: "after using touch ID to pay I got a message saying I’d already paid and I could have it for free." Since it's not possible to buy an app twice, it's a safe thing to try.

2. Power your device down, and back up, and try again

3. Or uninstall, and re-install the app. But bear in mind that this will lose any answers you've already entered. It's a bit of a crude fix, but we believe that will solve the issue.

Please let us know if one of those solved it (via the in-app feedback).

Thanks in advance...

notfeelingveryZen ,


I bought the six packs some time ago, and have been happily working my way through them. Lately, though, the app crashes for no particular reason. Using an iPad with OS 13.3.1. Time for an update?


Teazel Limited
7 MB

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



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. get all 6 cryptic packs $3.99
  2. pack of cryptic crosswords $0.99
  3. pack of Cryptic Crosswords $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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