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29 Jun 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 iPad. 

 

A Crossword Solver
$1.99
iPad / iPhone
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Stumped on a certain question? Well, rather than wait for next day’s newspaper, you can just as easily solve it with only a single browse of this app!

  • Word database is constantly updated
  • Can solve any tricky puzzle you encounter
  • New content is updated for the rest of the app’s duration
  • Over 270,000 words
  • Easy search terms

Genres:
  • Utilities
  • Reference
Crossword Blitz
Free
iPad / iPhone
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Short, quick crossword puzzles while on the go. 

  • All the crossword puzzles here can literally be solved in minutes
  • Made for time-wasting situations
  •  Puzzles are automatically generated
  • Completely offline
  • Intuitive 

Genres:
  • Games
  • Entertainment
  • Puzzle
  • Word
Daily Crossword
Free
iPad / iPhone
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A crossword a day keeps the doctor away! Well, not really, but it sure is close enough!

  • A fresh new puzzler every time you use this app
  • Meant for keeping your brain active
  • Puzzles are taken from different categories
  • Monthly competition for the leaderboards
  • 24/7 support

Genres:
  • Games
  • Puzzle
  • Word
Kids Crossword
Free
iPad
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The only way you can entice kids to play some crosswords is if you can entice them early with the help of this app!

  • Easy puzzles
  • Meant for kids aged 4-8 years old
  • Cute and colorful interface
  • Fully interactive
  • Unlocks new content for every level cleared

Genres:
  • Games
  • Educational
  • Puzzle
Double Across - Crossword Puzzle Game
$3.99
iPad
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From its title alone, you better know that this app has some serious crosswording in store!

  • Encourages multiplayer play
  • Play with or against friends online
  • Board game-style gameplay
  • Contains AI characters from classic Western literature
  • Allows you to finish as many rows as possible in a designated time

Genres:
  • Games
  • Entertainment
  • Board
  • Word
Hidden Object Crosswords
$4.99
iPad
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Bored from solving words? Well, this game combines two of the most popular forms of gaming on the iOS!

  • A cross between traditional crossword gameplay and the hidden object genre
  • Clues for puzzles are hidden in gorgeous environments
  • 50 frantic levels
  • Also contains popular riddles
  • Made for casual puzzling enthusiasts 

Genres:
  • Games
  • Education
  • Puzzle
  • Word
Mega Crosswords To Go
Free
iPad / iPhone
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A crossword app so good that it has to be described as “mega” - and we wouldn’t have it any other way!

  • Puzzles from the Simon & Schuster team
  • Selects puzzles according to theme or difficulty
  • Edited by in-house puzzle master John M. Samson
  • 300 puzzles of varying difficulty
  • Quick play option

Genres:
  • Games
  • Entertainment
  • Puzzle
  • Word
NYTimes Crosswords
Free
iPad / iPhone
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Surely, you can’t have a crossword app without mentioning the New York Times! 

  • Handpicked puzzles from the archives of the paper
  • Allows you to play tomorrow’s featured puzzle in advance with the use of the app
  • Formats puzzles according to how the paper itself does it
  • Over 6000 puzzles in the archive
  • Stack your score in the leaderboards

Genres:
  • Games
  • Entertainment
  • Puzzle
  • Word
Crossword Light
Free
iPad / iPhone
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Why bother coming up with your own crossword puzzlers when you can just license the country’s best in one handy app?

  • Daily updates function
  • No recycled questions
  • Unlimited crossword sources to choose from
  • Easy integration of hints on gameplay
  • Global leaderboards

Genres:
  • Games
  • Entertainment
  • Puzzle
  • Word
Crossword Puzzles +
Free
iPad / iPhone
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Looking for some more interactivity with your crosswords? Then here’s the app for you!

  • Over 800 free puzzles
  • Full retina support
  • Easy hinting modes
  • Customizable game settings
  • Full vibration support

Genres:
  • Games
  • Entertainment
  • Puzzle
  • Word
Crosswords
Free
iPad / iPhone
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It’s just “crosswords”… and it’s just as fun as the real one!

  • Touch to hold hints
  • Detailed puzzles
  • Download older puzzles
  • Intuitive interface
  • 24/7 support

Genres:
  • Games
  • Entertainment
  • Puzzle
  • Word
Crosswords Classic
$9.99
iPad / iPhone
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It’s just like the crosswords you used to solve in the daily paper!

  • Download new puzzles daily
  • Easy touching functions
  • Single-tap downloading functions
  • Easy hints
  • Know when to bring up the clues

Genres:
  • Games
  • Entertainment
  • Puzzle
  • Word
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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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