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22 Aug 2015 App Lists
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Everyone loves a good crossword puzzle, so today we are going to look at a collection of the best crossword apps for the iPhone. These games will test your knowledge of general trivia, as well as your ability to spot patterns and solve problems, making them perfect for keeping your mind sharp on a daily basis. We've compiled some very cool crossword apps in this list to satiate even the staunchest of crossword enthusiasts. 

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Starting of our list today we have one of the most popular crossword apps in the App Store, Daily Celebrity Crossword™. This game currently features more than 500 different celebrity crossword you to play through, and the developer promises that they brand-new puzzle is added every single day of the week. You can also synchronise your puzzles across all of your iOS devices, and track your progress in the Game Centre in order to see how you rank up against other players in the worldwide leaderboards.

  • Enjoy celebrity-themed crossword puzzles
  • More than 500 puzzles to play through
  • New puzzles added every day
  • Fall support for Gain Centre
  • Synchronise your puzzles across all of your iOS devices

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If you're looking for a fresh new spin on the concept of crossword puzzles then you are going to have an absolute field day with Guess! Crosswords. This game has clearly been designed to appeal to beginners and seasoned crossword veterans alike, offering some great variety and a number of different difficulty levels that you can play through in succession. You will also be pleased to know that hints are occasionally provided along the way to help you out if you get stuck, but this is done in a conservative manner so as to not ruin the fun.

  • Enjoy an original take on crossword puzzles
  • Suitable for players of all ages and experience levels
  • Enjoy a slick and streamlined interface
  • Provides occasional hints to help you if you get stuck
  • New puzzles are added on a frequent basis 

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As featured in publications such as the New York Times and Wired, Crossword Puzzles from Puzzazz offers a truly mind-boggling collection of different brain teasers to test your mental metal and really get your grey matter firing. The puzzles in this app take on all shapes and sizes, and you're absolutely certain to find something to appeal to all tastes and skill levels. The developer has done an absolutely fantastic job with this app and it receives a very strong recommendation from us.

  • Play through a broad variety of different puzzles
  • Featured in the New York Times and Wired
  • Caters to all skill levels
  • Unlock fresh new puzzles via in-app purchase
  • Enjoy a beautifully slick and simplistic user interface

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If you find yourself dreading your daily commute to work then you might want to check out this fun little crossword game as it provides more than a hundred puzzles that have been specifically designed for people who are on the go. If you don't have a lot of time on your hands then you don't have to spend hours working your way through a complex puzzle, so the crosswords in this app have been designed to be concise while still offering a decent challenge. You also find a handy tutorial mode that will get you up and running in no time at all.

  • Contains crosswords for people on the go
  • Learn the ropes in Tutorial Mode
  • Supports portrait and landscape orientations
  • Offers more than 100 free puzzles
  • Save your progress to continue later

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Crossword Puzzles! Contains a collection of dozens of different high-quality images documenting beautiful locations from around the world while offering you a new crossword puzzle to play through every single day. This game offers literally thousands of different crossword puzzles to keep you occupied, while also providing handy hints and tips in case you get stuck along the way. Most of the puzzles are available without an Internet connection but you can also connect and download new ones each day.

  • Enjoy a fresh new crossword puzzle everyday
  • Receive hints if you get stuck
  • Supports portrait and landscape orientations
  • Each puzzle is accompanied by a beautiful photo
  • Access thousands of high-quality puzzles

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Anyone who has ever used an iOS device is almost definitely familiar with Words With Friends. This has always been one of the most popular word games in the App Store so it wouldn't be right to make a list of the best crossword apps without including it. With new content and features added all the time, it goes without saying that Words With Friends is a must-have game on your iPhone.

  • One of the most popular iOS games of all time
  • Play with your friends and family online
  • Enjoy a fun Scrabble-like game style
  • Compete with random players around the world
  • New content added on a frequent basis
  • Easy to learn for players of all ages 

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Providing a fresh spin on the genre of word games, 7 Little Words adopts a very simple gameplay style. You are provided with seven clues which you must use to identify seven mystery words, making an incredibly fun and surprisingly challenging test of your knowledge and word recognition skills. There are 50 different free puzzles for you to play through in this game, with new content on the way, so be sure to check out this game if you're looking for an original word spinner.

  • Enjoy a unique word puzzle game
  • Includes 50 free puzzles to play through
  • Unlock more puzzles via in-app purchase
  • Perfect for a quick game on the go
  • Hundreds of puzzles are available

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Expanding on the theme alternative word games we have Word to Word which will test your word association skills in a fun and often amusing manner. There are some very tricky puzzles in this game, and sometimes the words being matched are opposites, compounds, or synonyms, so make no assumptions along the way. When you first download this app you will enjoy access to 40 free puzzles, and there are tons and tons more available via in-app purchase. This one is sure to keep your brain buzzing for quite some time!

  • Enjoy a unique word association game
  • Watch as your assumptions are proven wrong again and again
  • Includes 40 free puzzles
  • Unlock more puzzles from within the app
  • Incorporates a fun yet simple user interface

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If you like Scrabble then you will love Wordfued as it combines all of the best aspects of competitive word games and crossword puzzles in a fun online extravaganza. You can play against your friends and family or compete with other players from around the world, and you can even have as many as 30 different games running at the same time to ensure you never get bored. With its stylish interface and full support for multiple languages, Wordfued is easily one of the best word games in the App Store.

  • Enjoy a fun Scrabble-like word game
  • Play with friends, family, and random opponents
  • Play up to 30 different games at once
  • Includes in-game chat functions
  • Supports multiple European languages

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If you like word games then we highly recommend checking out WordCollapse as it offers a wonderfully unique and innovative take on the genre. The goal of this game is to clear the board by swiping away words as you identify them but you have to plan several steps ahead in order to prevent yourself from running into a dead end. There are more than 200 free puzzles free to play through in this game, with loads more accessible via in-app purchase, so what are you waiting for!

  • Solve unique word puzzles by swiping away words
  • Strategise and plan ahead so that you don't get stuck
  • Collect stars and unlock fun achievements
  • Includes 200 free puzzles with thousands more available
  • Offers a very original take on word games

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