Arrow Words Free is a classic crossword app with a useful twist. In arrow words puzzles, the clues are shown right in the puzzle grid, making them easy to view and play on the iPad screen.

This lovingly produced app includes 1,500 all-new Arrow Words puzzles in 4 levels. Easier levels use simpler words and a smaller grid, perfect for a short break. Harder levels have tougher clues and larger puzzle grids for hours of challenging fun. Also, careful editing and a huge pool of words ensure that clues don’t repeat too often.

The sound and graphics are also designed for true crossword aficionados. Choose from three visual interfaces that recreate the atmosphere of the crossword in the Sunday paper. If you miss using your favorite pen to solve puzzels, you’ll love the optional sounds of a moving pen as you fill in the squares, custom recorded for each letter!

PLEASE NOTE: our puzzles are created by British puzzle editors especially with players from Commonwealth countries in mind. Of course, North American players are welcome to join the fun.


• Once you’ve solved an Arrow Words puzzle on the iPad, you’ll never go back to paper!
• 1,500 free puzzles, 4 difficulty levels and grid sizes
• 3 interface options: Classic, News, Colour
• Optional sound effects and background music

The premium service is offered as a monthly or yearly subscription that does renew automatically and can be managed via the iTunes account settings. The costs for the premium service are either $1,99 per month or $9,99 per year. View the privacy policy here:

– New subscribers can choose a one-week trial subscription at no cost.
– Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
– Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
– Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's iTunes Account Settings after purchase

What’s New

Version 4.1

We fixed a small visual bug.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings



I just bought 30 puzzles (normal difficulty) and didn't get them. The charge is already on my credit card and I have nothing. HELP!!

Still don't have the puzzles I paid for. Doesn't anyone care?? What do I have to do?

Guess what--the charge is gone, thanks.

9/27. Well guess what--I just found a $2.11 charge on my credit card for 30 normal diff. puzzles that should have cost half that. What is going on?? I have the 30 puzzles, but don't appreciate being charged double for them. That will be my last purchase if this isn't corrected.

ItsAllBobbins ,

Wrong screen orientation

I really dislike that all the app navigation screens are portrait orientation only. The actual crosswords will rotate to landscape, but everything else is portrait, so you are constantly turning your ipad around.

Also dislike that I can't move on to the next puzzle until I solve the one I'm doing. I like to have multiple puzzles on the go, and keep coming back to them.

In summary... this free version does not inspire me to pay for either of the paid versions. Still looking for the perfect crossword app, happy to pay!

Cmyrl ,

Arrow crossword

Love the crosswords- 4 levels increase at the perfect pace. I have had this app for a while, and really enjoy it! Closest to a newspaper on my iPad. Recently my normal level has locked up, and I cannot access it- only bug ever encountered.
As far as the person complaining about the sound. Turn it off or down!-- I turn off my sound for all games

App Privacy

The developer, the binary family, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Purchases
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics
  • Other Data

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
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  • User Content
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  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics
  • Other Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

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  • Family Sharing

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

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