My only complaint is that the keyboard is not the system default, so it is somewhat ugly and hard to type on. Other than that, brilliant app! Edit in response to developer's comment: Thank you for the clarification! I certainly understand that crosswords are an entirely different beast to tackle when it comes to text input, and I hope I did not offend with my brusque critique. I admire both the app itself and your punctual and thoughtful response!
I have a lot of difficulty finding games that are challenging and engaging long term. This app is intellectually challenging without being (too) frustrating with a good mix of clues, some are easy and some are very difficult. This is about the only single player app I have that I actually yse regularly, wish there were more like it.
Whoopee! More Cryptic Crosswords from the Crosswords and Crosswords 2 creator. I've been working these since the 90's and can never get enough. These are first-rate. Thank you, Mr. Kroger, for many hours of pleasure (and brain-twisting frustration--the good kind).
Excellent presentation... some suggestions and some nit picking... The mechanics of the app are very nice, and clean. The option to change the colors of the highlights is a nice touch. Easy to read, easy to navigate. Top marks for presentation. My nit pics deal with the lack of explanations of the answers. When dealing with word play, puns, anagrams, etc, it is necessary to let the user in on the trick. This is a serious shortcoming in my opinion. But the biggest issue I have is with the clues. Each clue is supposed to have two parts, the definition, and the wordplay. This is inviolable. The puzzles do not always follow this rule. e.g. Jewish Father. That is a clear definition from a regular crossword puzzle. BTW, the answer is Abraham. Another example. She may get up late. Answer Petula. up+late. Had the clue been something like Downtown girl may get up late, it would have given us a clue that it was a name, or something to do with the well known song "Downtown". Sometimes the clue given is so short and unhelpful, that it is almost impossible to get the answer. And not having an explanation for each answer makes it unsatisfactory at best.
Best cryptic crossword app I have ever found. Good mix of easy to hard clues. The aids such as find matching word and check entire crossword, clue, or block are very useful. The number of crosswords available is fantastic. The game is fun and challenging without being frustrating. Only problem I have is I can't use my attached keyboard and have to use the onscreen keyboard, but I suspect it is my tablet settings that may be the problem. Fantastic game!
Great cryptic crosswords and a good standard of difficulty. Very well presented for application by user. Thoroughly enjoyable , but still mind taxing enough to keep the brain active . Keep them coming !.
Updated all of the support libraries to avoid potential app crashes. Unfortunately older versions of Android are no longer supported. i.e. Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich.
Added support for non-touchscreen devices.
ONLY ON TABLETS: added a shortcut button, to the top of the page, for checking crossword answers.
Play through 20+ categories of crosswords with the help of pics, emojis & text!