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.
Very good, quite tricky. If you want to understand cryptic work it out from the answers, not like the earlier reviewer who shouldn't bother with cryptic.
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.
Simply great !! The clues are consise yet precise, sometimes cheeky, that teases the intellect.
This crossword is ridiculously hard. Great if you want a major challenge but there are easier apps available
Great puzzle game. Minor issue with some general knowledge clues, not expected in cryptic crossword
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.