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Crossword Dictionary app review: find that missing word



Do crossword puzzles commonly leave you stumped as you try to fight back the frustration of not being able to complete the puzzle? The Crossword Dictionary app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone strives to provide you with the information you need in order to finish each and every puzzle. It acts as a thesaurus and dictionary and can be used in other word games such as Scrabble and Letterpress. The app even offers Letterpress grid analysis to make the process faster and smoother.

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Do Find Yourself Stuck?

Crossword puzzles can be incredibly addictive but at the same time they can be pretty difficult to solve. The Crossword Dictionary app comes in handy with any crossword puzzle as well as other word games such as Scrabble and Letterpress. Thanks to this app you may suddenly become the ultimate supreme player when it comes to word games. There are seven different modes to use with the app depending on what game you are playing and how exactly you want the app to help you. These are anagrams, crosswords, browse, favorites, random, Scrabble, and Letterpress.

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The app hasn't been updated in two years now, with the last update being the addition of the Letterpress grid analysis tool. The app scores three out of five stars from users, which could probably be higher if some updates and enhancements were made. In general the customer comments are all positive although users would like to see more words added.

For that elusive word
For that elusive word

Making Use of the Different Modes

As mentioned you're given seven different user modes with the Crossword Dictionary app. This is a really important feature because it means it can really offer you a customized experience that fits your needs. The crossword mode will allow you to enter in the letters you have, as well as how many letters in length the words needs to be. The app is able to give you a list of all the matching words. The Letterpress mode is really easy to use because you can use a screenshot of your current game board and the app can analyze the grid and provide you with suggestions.

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The app features more than 83,000 terms, 25,000 entries in the thesaurus, and more than 87,000 definitions. You don't need an Internet connection to use the app, which makes it flexible. As far as the user-friendliness of it, it’s pretty smooth, quick, and easy to use.

There are seven different modes
There are seven different modes

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Pros and Cons


  • The app is quite user-friendly
  • There are a number of different modes depending on how you want to use the app
  • The app can also be used just as a dictionary or thesaurus
  • You can take a screenshot of your Letterpress game board/grid and the app will perform an analysis and provide you with suggestions


  • The app hasn’t been updated in quite some time
  • It would be nice to see more tools added
  • Users would like to see more words added to the database

Search function
Search function

Final Words

The Crossword Dictionary app can be used on your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone and is a user-friendly tool that can help you solve all your word puzzles.


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