Crossly 4+

Multiplayer crossword puzzles

Mercury Intermedia, Inc.

Designed for iPhone

    • 5.0 • 1 Rating
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Challenge your friends in the fun strategic word game that combines classic crosswords with the spirit of friendly competition! In Crossly™, two players take turns filling out the board, accumulating points for each correct clue by gaining a point for each letter in the clue and subtracting a point from their opponent for any of their intersecting answers. Clean design, fluid animations and playful messaging work together to make this the best crosswords experience in the App Store.

- Endless Gameplay: Crossly pulls from tens of thousands of clues to generate unique crossword puzzles on the fly for optimal replay value. No two boards are ever alike!

- Steal & Taunt: When you or your opponent miss a word, the other player may choose to steal for an extra turn and send a friendly taunt using animated GIFs powered by GIPHY

- Peeks: For hard-to-guess clues, you may use one Peek per turn to reveal a letter of your choice. That letter is only visible to the player who initiates the Peek. Bonus Peeks are awarded for completing games and Peek Packs may be acquired via In-App Purchase.

- Penciling: Penciling allows you to work on the board at any time, changing answers and adjusting your strategy as more words are completed. All penciled words are saved, even when your network connection is offline.

- Premium Mode: Play unlimited games for free, or unlock Premium Mode for 15 bonus Peeks and colorful themes. Show your love by choosing your own price to upgrade!

What’s New

Version 2.0

- Improved Taunting feature allows users to taunt their opponents after a steal using animated GIFs powered by GIPHY.
- Optimized for newer iPhone models/OS versions
- Stability improvements
- General bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

Chromechisel49 ,

Criminally underrated

This is simply the only competitive crossword app of its kind, and it does the job splendidly! There are occasional errors and quite a few very hard questions, but that’s why you have two people playing and it makes it truly competitive, no matter your level. There should more people playing this!

LewJasper ,

Fun app but......

App is a lot of fun! I love making crossword puzzles competitive. Interface is beautiful and gameplay is awesome! My only critique is that I really wish the puzzles would have themes to help your brain connect with the clues! Some of the clues can be very broad and a lot of times only include one single word as a clue. If there was a theme to the specific puzzle it would make it fun to complete the entire thing and also make it a little easier to keep a thought track and not have 6 answers to the same clue to guess.
Difficulty levels would be nice as well or some sort of rank. :) good app. Look forward to updates and changes

kccricket ,

Good app, bad puzzles

I only play this with people I know, who agree to use only their minds as a resource. No looking things up on the internet, in books, or asking other friends. The app works well, but starting a match can be a little finicky.

We agree to never use peeks, but the stealing mechanic is fun.

All of that is overshadowed by the feeling that the puzzles are simply bad. They seem to be programmatically generated from a database of clues and answers. You end up with puzzles that lack cohesion and are often too difficult due to too much esoterica, rather than being difficult due to cleverness. On top of that, the answers can be poorly constructed and often break NYT crossword conventions.

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The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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