**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 3.8.6

- Updated many of our back-end Ad Network SDKs which we believe should improve player experience when engaging with various features and games within Crosswords with Friends

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
24.6K Ratings

24.6K Ratings

AstrosFan555 ,

Crosswords review

The puzzles are fun and challenging. The only complaint that I have is when you go to “watch videos” for extra coins, I continuously receive error messages that there aren’t any videos to watch. This is long before you receive the “reach your limit” message. I wish that they would fix that because it’s extremely irritating! They also have these ads which have lasted at least 5-minutes and you can’t skip it because then the app locks and you don’t receive any credit. If any of these ads last longer than a minute, you ought to at least 10 credits instead of the insulting 5 credits! What else is irritating, is writing down a nickname that they want to use before sending a review. Another thing that is irritating is NOT receiving the credits after you watch these ads! However, you have to pick one that hasn’t been used!!! You know how many people use this App?!! This is ridiculous!!!
It’s been over 3 months and guess what, the issues still aren’t fixed! With one exception, haven’t seen anymore of those infomercials.

Janeoslo ,


UPDATE: (July 25, 2019). I do enjoy this game and I like the new weekly tournament. The thing I don’t think is right and totally unfair is at the pay out when you state that “Tied players split the reward”. Why should they have to split it versus each receiving that amount? Think about it this way. First player has 100 points and second player has 99. They would both get their points. But if they tie at 100 they only get 50??? This weekly tournament is more easily attainable than the old tournament and coins are never very high but to make the tie be split is selfish on the developers part.

UPDATE: (April 12, 2018). Now I can never seem to earn more coins because the ads to earn 5 coins is always “unavailable - try again later” This happens more frequently than not. STILL VERY DISAPPOINTING. Keeping the rating to one star. We have to watch ads to earn coins -You need to get better updates to earn a 5 star rating!!!!!

(From October 5, 2018). I really enjoy this game. It's one of my favorites. However I didn't like the fact that when signed up for a survey to earn more coins (something like 40) and after spending over 25 minutes answering a lot of questions (many repeat questions too) I was only given 7 coins. VERY DISAPPOINTING!! I will never purchase coins. I am ok with watching ads so if you want a 5 star rating then give me the coins I earned for participating in the surveys.

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!


Zynga Mobile
192.8 MB

Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018, Zynga Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. 300 Coin Pack $2.99
  2. 1150 Coin Pack $9.99
  3. 550 Coin Pack $4.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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