**As seen on the Today Show!**

From the team that brought you Words With Friends comes Crosswords With Friends - the first daily crossword puzzle that’s written for today’s world! Test your brain power with a new puzzle every day that’s relevant to entertainment, pop culture, and sports news happening NOW!

Enjoy fresh puzzles daily with a new themes every day of the week - Movie Monday, TV Tuesday, Wayback Wednesday, Top 40 Thursday, Sports Fan Friday, Smartypants Saturday, and Sunday Funday!

Crosswords With Friends presents the world’s BEST crosswords for you 365 days a year. Led by co-editors Trip Payne (co-star of the crossword documentary Wordplay) and Amy Reynaldo (author of How to Conquer the New York Times Crossword), our daily crosswords are created by some of the world’s most published crossword writers. Get ready for a top-notch crossword experience!

Game Features - English Only Game

Exercise your brain and expand your vocabulary by solving crossword puzzles created by crossword champions and writers from top newspapers!

Play a new crossword every day, and enjoy unique, fun themes! Access thousands of additional puzzles in the calendar archives!

Challenge your friends and check the leaderboard to see who solved the daily puzzle the fastest!

Test yourself with new goals each week to earn great rewards and collect badges as you go!

Movie buffs, sports fanatics and nerds of all kinds, rejoice! Add a pack of 5 themed puzzles to your collection. Solve them all to collect badges and become the ultimate crossword master.

Stuck on a word? Use hints to move ahead faster.

Playing Crosswords With Friends challenges your brain, improves your pop culture knowledge, and lets you compete with friends. Download and play the all new Crosswords With Friends!

Additional information:

The game is free to play; however, in-app purchases are available for additional content and in-game currency.

Use of this application is governed by the Zynga Terms of Service (

What’s New

Version 50.0.55

Presenting a brand new look of your favorite game, Crosswords with Friends.
Stunning visuals, faster Gameplay and more of your favourite puzzles and events, packed with rewards galore!

**Now with delights for the holiday season!

Download and play now!

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
41.4K Ratings

41.4K Ratings

shoebox lady ,

Rating. 4 stars. Love the game, but free earned coins format is lacking.

Still 4 stars because of the ads now lately . One or two are shown over and over. The war one repeats all the time and half the time doesn’t give you the coins or freezes. Game play stops in the midst of plat once in a while, too, which is annoying. Game hops from one part to another during play at times as well. Ads are better now. I will not buy coins. I love the free ad views for free coins, but lots are public service announcements that repeat too much. Took off ads that were just fun or gave a safe challenge or preview of how to play. Love the golf play ads. Don’t mind the ads for free points. The bonus puzzles are nice for people who are here for a great game & challenge. Lots of us just love this game! Also words with friends. All in all, still a great game and I love it.

I still love both games. But lately the ads repeat over & over, time after time. Wish they would not show the same ones over & over. Best games play, however, that I’ve ever had ! Like the extra puzzle. Great game ( crosswords) Like to play individually.


Latest update a fail

Update Jul 25, 2021. Not sure why the interface for this game was completely changed. It is glitchy and harder to read and find things. e.g. 1) During games with items awarded, when I finish the word, it doesn’t go to the next word. It just randomly goes somewhere else. And some squares aren’t white, they turn pink. 2) I don’t get a message at the end of a game that something is wrong if I’ve messed up somewhere. It used to tell me. Now it just sits there using up the clock until I figure it out. 3) I have to click on each puzzle pack to see how many coins I need to finish it. This used to be easily seen on one screen. Too much back and forth between screens.
Developers, what happened to regression testing??

Update Aug 5, 2020. Ever since the last update, coins are not awarded for completing a puzzle pack. And I’ve searched and searched and can’t figure out who to send a request to! Crosswords are always a good way to pass the time. This game is easy and straightforward. I just wish there was a way to know if someone accepted or rejected your invite.

pulpfictionfan ,

Enjoy the Game

I play this pretty much every day and I really enjoy it. The puzzles are pretty simple and I feel like I am exercising my mind. There are some rewards for various goals, like some of the rewards offered for solving puzzles on a regular basis, that make it even more fun, because who doesn't enjoy a challenge? That is what helps draw people to the game, right? However, some of those goals are pretty hard to earn. If the rewards are not worth the effort, or if they are too out of reach, the added draw no longer a draw.
There are some reasonable options on earning coins if you don't want to pay for the game. It is more expensive to play this game than buying a magazine of puzzles in the store, and both of those options have their own benefits.
If I were designing this game I would work toward getting more people to play by keeping the cost to play down so more people want to pick it up and play it. The fact that it's an offshoot of Words with Friends only makes Crosswords with Friends more enticing.
I hope the creators keep up the good work!

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