Codewords

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4.5
2.88K reviews
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Everyone
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About this game

Codeword puzzles to keep you busy during coffee break.
This free version has 47 complete puzzles, all features enabled.

Codewords are crossword puzzles with a twist - there are no clues.

Instead, each letter A-Z is represented by a random number 1-26, with the same number representing the same letter throughout the puzzle.

All you have to do is decide which letter is represented by which number.

For example, all the 1's may be T's, all the 2's E's and so on. You are given some letters to help start off. All the letters A-Z are present in the early puzzles, with one number for each letter (later puzzles don't necessarily have all 26 letters in the grid).

The codewords grid is displayed in full. If you are really stuck then you can reveal a letter. A great way to while away your commute!

A one-off in-app purchase unlocks 1000+ professional puzzles.

Features:
- zooming grid
- cheats and answer checking
- landscape mode

Levels of difficulty:

- Easy puzzles have commonly used words, and words are repeated regularly through the pack. The 'given' or starter letters are also carefully selected to make the first word or two easier to work out.

- Medium puzzles generally have fewer repeated words throughout the pack, and some puzzles don't have all 26 letters represented, so for example Q, X and Z are often crossed off because they don't appear in that puzzle. (Excluding those uncommon letters allows us to use a greater range of words, and thus less word repeats throughout the pack.)

- Harder puzzles have less common words, names, abbreviations, initials, multi-words, plurals, US and UK spellings, and often less starter letters. In fact, all the tricks in the book to make them a little more challenging.

Codewords is also known as Enigma Code, Code Breaker, Cipher crosswords, Code Crackers and Kaidoku.

If you're after a different challenge, try our Crossword apps - casual, cryptic, spiral and US style versions are all available.
Updated on
Dec 6, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

4.5
2.09K reviews
Clay Beaudette
September 5, 2022
Well constructed puzzles that are a refreshing change of pace from regular crosswords. If you are familiar with cryptograms and love crosswords, this game will definitely challenge your brain to think differently. Utilizes every letter of the alphabet, so after a few letters, the rest kinda fall into place. Great spelling and vocabulary practice, but it may be difficult for those without a strong grasp of English due to the lack of context. :) Keep up the good, unique work!
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A Google user
February 28, 2020
I ran across this kind of thing in a book of puzzles. I thought it was incredibly difficult. But as I have progressed through this game I found myself addicted to these puzzle! The interface is awesome! I don't like ads but they are not intrusive. It looks to have plenty of levels to keep someone busy for a couple of years oh, and I like that. This is an awesome app! I would definitely recommend this especially for people who are trying to do something to keep their mind quick this will do it!
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Pierre Chardaire
January 27, 2023
Just tried the "lite" trial version. So far so good. Good puzzles. If I buy the full version what happens when I've done all the packs? Can I then buy more? I only saw the free version and the one I can buy to unlock locked puzzles. Some reviewers talk of a version with adverts (?). In any case, I understand that developers have to make a living, but would be nice to know more about available options.
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What's new

Fix for puzzle data not saving on all devices