Like word games? Crossword puzzles? Then you’ll love Crostics, the new word game where you reveal a hidden quote by answering clues, and decipher clues by filling in the quote! Letter in the answers are linked to letters in the quote—answer the clues, and you uncover more and more of the quote, or fill in more of the quote to decipher the clues.

Beautifully designed for iPhone and iPad, Crostics puts engaging puzzles at your fingertips without the pain of erasing pencil marks from paper. The result is more fun with less distraction. And no ads!

Crostics includes a free book of 24 puzzles and you can buy more right in the app. There are a wide range of difficultly levels, so whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned player you’ll find a good challenge to stretch your brain!

If you like word games, you’re going to love Crostics!

- Unlimited hints
- Undo
- Play in portrait (and in landscape on iPad)
- Play in Light or Dark mode
- Learn how to play with the included help

What’s New

Version 1.2

• Long-press the Delete key to clear your guess for the currently selected clue.
• You can now view the solution for a puzzle you've already completed.
• You can now tell the app to confirm only when you've correctly solved the entire puzzle.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
168 Ratings

168 Ratings

AshleyZM ,

Love Love Love!

Why did my previous review disappear?? Have never had that happen That’s really annoying!! Don’t want to retype.

Love the beautifully clean interface, fun clues, quotes, and help button right on the keyboard. Can’t remember what else I prev wrote. Just download. I love their other apps although I haven’t tried their one that isn’t free. There’s are one of the only few that I actually buy more puzzles.

I did email the authors about needing more puzzles. Am replaying old ones but ready for new ;-). They are very responsive. As I’ve gotten better, my requests aren’t so needed ;-)

Book Walker ,

Great puzzle

I really enjoy these puzzles. There are several ways to figure out the answer to each puzzle’s quote: 1- answer the clues to fill in letters in the puzzle quote, 2- figure some of the words in the puzzle quote by guessing or figuring what word makes sense in that part of the quote, 3- after doing number 2, looking at the letters your guessed-word in the puzzle quote filled in in one or more of the clues, and 4- if you just can’t figure out a clue, you can get it to reveal one or more of the letters in a particular clue word, thus helping you to figure out the clue’s word or the puzzle’s quote.

I’d give it 5 stars if all the puzzle games had a good number of clues. The games with only 4 clues make it too hard to figure out the puzzle if you don’t know the answer to one or more of the clues and it takes the fun out of it. I end up having to reveal too many letters in a clue, which isn’t fun.

Developer Response ,

Glad you're enjoying the game. Shorter quotes are sometimes harder to make into puzzles, so perhaps we end up making them too hard. We'll keep this in mind when making future (shorter) puzzles, thank you!

UsherMocha ,

Nice casual time killer

This is a good game for killing time. You can jump in and out even in the middle of a puzzle.

The user experience is good. I like how easy it is to jump back and forth between puzzles. I don’t lose track of where I am like I do in other word games of this type. It just feels good to play. One temporary announce was having to press delete a bunch of times to clear a word but I see now that you can long press for that.

The puzzles themselves are decent though there are some differences if you’re used to the Dell/Penny Press puzzles. They have two letter clues and they’re often easier than they could be (e.g. the state abbreviations). Having two letters from the same clue in the same word in the quote is not allowed in the magazines. The first letters of the clues don’t spell the author and source. And it took a bit for me to realize clues like “helps land airplanes” refer to a person and not an action.

I suspect much of this is dictated by the smaller phone screens which would be much harder to manage for the length of puzzle you normally see. Either way, it’s a fun casual game and I’ll be purchasing the puzzle packs shortly.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for taking the time to leave such a nice review. You are right that many decisions were dictated by the smaller screens. Something fun on larger screens/puzzles turned out to be sometimes less fun on a smaller screen, so we tried to strike a decent balance. Hearing that you've enjoyed the puzzles is gratifying because it means at least some of the design decisions worked.


32.3 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
©2017 Digitalglen Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. 4 Books $5.99
  2. 8 Books $9.99
  3. 4 Books $5.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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