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The best crossword apps for iPhone

26 May 2014 App Lists
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If you enjoy doing crossword puzzles then check out our list of the best crossword apps for your iPhone. 

 

Crossword Plus
Free
iPad / iPhone
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If you want a more challenging spin on your crosswords, then check out this one.

  • Specific content made for the app
  •  Clues for the words are shown right on the row where you’re tapping on
  • 15 puzzles all in all
  • Toggles between difficulty levels
  • “Help” function

Genres:
  • Games
  • Educational
  • Puzzle
Crossword HD+
$0.99
iPad / iPhone
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A crossword puzzler that really looks and feels like a game!

  • Encourages competition among fellow crossword enthusiasts
  • Players determine the limit of moves given for multiplayer
  • Part-crossword and part-strategy game
  • Includes rulesets from Scrabble
  • Intuitive point system

Genres:
  • Games
  • Entertainment
  • Board
  • Word
Crossword Help
$3.99
iPad / iPhone
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Stuck on a crossword? Then this app should get you out of that funk you’re in!

  • Helps you solve any kind of crossword puzzle
  • Utilizes a custom anagram for solving words
  • Links to Wikipedia directly
  • Dictionary accessible even when offline
  • Shifts between “three” types of English

Genres:
  • Utilities
  • Games
  • Puzzle
  • Word
Daily Celebrity Crossword
Free
iPad / iPhone
1 review Add to watchlist
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Nothing gets your attention more from a crossword than by having an A-lister’s name included in it!

  • Puzzles are solely devoted to pop culture and entertainment
  • New puzzle every day
  • Also shows up on major publications nationwide
  • “Sync puzzles” option
  • World leaderboards

Genres:
  • Games
  • Entertainment
  • Puzzle
  • Word
Guess! Crosswords
Free
iPad / iPhone
1 review Add to watchlist
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It’s based on the Guess My Word! series, but that doesn’t mean this little app has nothing new to offer!

  • 50 puzzles
  • Made for the broadest skill levels available
  • Innovative guessing mechanic
  • Separates puzzles by themes
  • Intuitive play

Genres:
  • Games
  • Puzzle
  • Word
CRUX Crosswords
$4.99
iPad / iPhone
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This app adds more interaction to your crossword puzzle playing experience. 

  • Downloads available crosswords from all major publications
  • 15 exclusive made-for-app puzzles
  • “Intersecting” function shows you which boxes need to be filled to complete the whole row
  • Automatically highlights all related entries
  • Optional timer

Genres:
  • Games
  • Education
  • Puzzle
  • Word
A Crossword Solver
$1.99
iPad / iPhone
1 review Add to watchlist
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"You ain't trying, if you ain't cheating." And this app will help you "try" harder. 

  • Solves all difficult crosswords
  • Combination of 270,000 words from the entirety of the English language 
  • Chooses your patterns on solving a word
  • Easy interface
  • Allows offline use

Genres:
  • Utilities
  • Reference
Clueless Crossword Party!
$0.99
iPad / iPhone
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A crossword app made for the clueless puzzlers in all of us!

  • Easy clues for each puzzle
  • Works as an anagram solver 
  • Labels each box accordingly
  • Common answers which everyone knows
  • Allows you to post your scores online

Genres:
  • Games
  • Puzzle
  • Word
Puzzazz Crosswords & Puzzles
Free
iPad / iPhone
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It’s “pizzazz” in another word!

  • Thousands of puzzles
  • Numerous contributors
  • Very snazzy puzzles
  • Clean interface
  • Easily solved puzzles

Genres:
  • Games
  • Book
  • Puzzle
  • Word
Daily Quick Crossword Puzzles
Free
iPad / iPhone
1 review Add to watchlist

Solves puzzles daily in a quick manner with this app!

  • New crossword puzzles daily
  • Intuitive “clue” viewing
  • Smart hints functions
  • Can be accessed offline
  • In-app timer

Genres:
  • Games
  • Entertainment
  • Puzzle
  • Trivia
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Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.

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