This is a crossword solver and generator. The user defines the grid and the app finds solutions.
This app has been tested and retested, but if you think you have found a bug, please send an email to [email protected]
for investigation. Thanks.
New: opens a new grid. You can choose whether you want to see the search steps in real time or not. The search is much faster if you don't do so.
Long press on a grid-box + "Toggle Box": sets a white/black box.
Click on a grid-box + enter a letter: defines a fixed letter.
Start: starts to search a solution (when the search is running, the grid is not editable).
Stop: stops the search.
Reset: resets the grid, keeping the black boxes and the fixed letters, sets the grid in editable mode again.
Next: finds the next solution.
Long press on a fixed letter + "Unset Fixed Letter": goes back to a white box.
There are several ways of using it:
If you know exactly what you are looking for, you define your grid and you start a fast search without displaying the steps in real time.
You can also open a grid with the display option on, and step by step, you stop the search, modify the grid to help the system to find, and start the search again.
Again with the display option on, you can use it as a crossword generator as well. You can start with many black boxes for example, and try to remove them one by one, changing the fixed letters as well, until you make the crossword puzzle that you want.
This app uses the permission WAKE_LOCK so that by default, the phone doesn't go to sleep mode when the search is running (of course you can still decide to put it in sleep mode yourself)
About the reviews:
* "Doesn't work The app opens to menu. Once you hit ok, it closes the app": could not reproduce this problem, if this happens to you as well, please send me an email to [email protected]
with your phone name and Android version so that I can double check.
...And don't hesitate to leave a review even if it is positive, thanks!
Added a link to Crossword Solver 20X20