The new update removed the option to mute ads, so even if my phone is on silent, if an ad plays, it's blaring with no way to stop it. I didn't mind the ads or the interface change, but if the ads are defaulted to play sound, I'm going to have to uninstall because I can't have noise like that in the places I usually play the crossword.
This would have been a 4.5 star review across the board, EXCEPT, ALL the freaking in your face Ads. Now don't get me wrong, I understand "free" means ads, I get it. BUT outright declared "paid advertisements" one after another, come on. Now I know I have the "option" to remove said ads, but 5 bucks, not gonna happen, 3 bucks, yeah, in half a heartbeat. Bottom line, Loved the app, the bombardment of ads, well, I'm just going to uninstall it after I submit this.
The only thing that annoys me a bit is that some puzzles have much less detail in the clues. What I mean by that is that some clues will state "abbr." or "2 words," etc. These details are extremely helpful. I find myself getting annoyed at the puzzels that fail to mention those details. But, maybe that's just a me problem! All in all, I love the puzzels and this app. Easy, straightforward, user-friendly app. Challenging but not impossible puzzels. Fun, stimulating and handy...I love it!
I've loved the game for a good while now, but after the new update I'm not so sure about it. This rating went from a 5 star to a 3 star because I lost a good portion of the sets of puzzles that I had already finished and the game it self looks terrible. Maybe if I hadn't lost the puzzles I had already finished, I would continue to use this app, but now I'm off to a different one.
I really like the app. Each editor has certain words that recur too frequently, which I find annoying. I have seen one duplicate puzzle that I recognized. I have seen typos in clues and there may be misspellings in answers but I'm no expert and English is a fluid language anyway. At first I didn't find the ads too intrusive but I recommend paying to remove the noisier ones. The current crossword title should be shown somewhere as you play.
Too many ads. Way too many ads. Since the update, the occurrence of ads seems to have doubled. Also, letters don't always appear, when pushing the button for that letter. It could be a phone issue, though. Oh...and too damned many ads. Otherwise a great game.
- Brand new look and feel, with support for devices with larger screens and unique aspect ratios;
- 'Exit' button on Main Menu;
- New 'Clear Errors' option;
- New packs Filters and Sorting options;
- Unlimited Reveal Items;
- All puzzles unlocked by default;
- Improved handling of touch events;
- Many small fixes and performance improvements.
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