Crosswords 4+

Stand Alone, Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • 4.4 • 568 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



"… the definitive source for puzzles for iOS…" -- the New York Times

Play the Award Winning Crosswords on your iPad or iPhone, optimized for iOS 12! Each day many newspapers provide their crossword puzzles online; wake up each day to new puzzles, solve them, get hints, view clues, and track how quickly you're improving!

• Touch and hold a square to view hints
• US and UK Cryptic puzzles available
• Hints, Websites, and Clue lookups
• Enter answers in 'ink' or 'pencil'
• Quickly see your recently played, or sort by date, difficulty or source
• Detailed info on each puzzle
• Post your solve times online and compare with other solvers

After upgrading, you can also:
• Automatically get new puzzles every day
• Access nearly unlimited puzzles from many different sources
• Grab older puzzles with a tap
• Download new puzzles automatically in the background

Upgraded Puzzle Sources:
• Brendan Emmett Quigley's Weekly Puzzle
• Inkwell Crossword (Archives only)
• Village Voice (Archives only)
• Chronicle of Higher Education (Archives only)
• King Features Crosswords (Joseph, Sheffer, and Premier)
• People Magazine (Archives only)
• Newsday (Archives only)
• Andy Kravis, Cruciverbist at Law
• Glutton for Pun
• MacNamara’s Band
• Murchie’s Monday Fills
• Neville Fogarty
• Puzzle Express
• The Stickler Weekly
• World of Crosswords

Premium Crosswords subscription required:
• Matt Gaffney’s Crossword Contest
• American Values Crossword
• Crooked Crosswords

Providers list subject to change.
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What’s New

Version 2023.3

Updated for iOS 17

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
568 Ratings

568 Ratings

Virtual Bulletin Board ,

Unable to print puzzles

This is a great app and I use it daily. However, I used to be able to print out the puzzle so I could sit at the table with my family and we could all do it together. Recently, any time I try to print a puzzle, the page is blank. The puzzle shows on the screen just fine but it won’t print on paper. If it weren’t for that, I would’ve given it 5 stars.

Dad3Sons ,

UPDATE: New version is fully featured

See Below…. Just upgraded this app (for $9.99) because the older version wouldn’t work with iOS 13. Pretty disappointed. This version lacks two key features the older version had: 1. The “cheat/reveal answer” button - sometimes on an obscure proper name clue, you just want to fill it in and move on. This version lacks that feature; 2: the rebus function - I just worked a puzzle that had 4 squares that required a 4 letter answer in a single square. I figured all of them out, but had no way to enter multiple letters in a single square. Therefore I could not finish the puzzle. Old version of this app allowed you to do that. I don’t know why these features were omitted, but in this case we have to pay more to get less…

Update: disregard the above criticisms. After solving a few more puzzles, I stumbled upon the two features I mentioned above. One has to hold down the puzzle icon on the left of menu bar above the keyboard to pop up the “reveal” and “rebus” features. Therefore this version has fulfilled my expectations and I gave it 5 stars…

Jamdi D ,

Useless for the Telegraph Cryptic

I upgraded today from Crossword Classic, which had stopped downloading the Telegraph 2 days ago. I upgraded specifically to access the Telegraph, which was listed on the app info. My sign in to the Telegraph wasn’t accepted on either my iPhone or my iPad (both running iOS 11.4.1); the sign in works perfectly well on the Telegraph site. Then the option to sign in disappeared completely along with all signs of the Telegraph. The app itself is horribly designed. The original Crossword Classic app, which I’ve used for years, was easy to navigate. This version is absurd—but I could live with it if the Telegraph worked. Either fix the issue or please give me a refund.

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