Play an unlimited number of tailor-made crossword puzzles!
This app contains a database of many thousands of straight and general knowledge clues and answers, so that it can generate unique crosswords based on your own interests, ability and device. Tailor made crosswords mean more fun for players, and produces more relevant games. Later you can progress to more challenging games, but always playing crosswords that are relevant to your interests.
Note that this application includes options to use US Spellings only, and give a US bias to the general knowledge questions.
You can configure for the generated crossword puzzle:
1) Grid size (hence adapt the crossword to your available screen size)
Specify exactly how many columns and rows to use (from 3 to 20). Even non square grids (e.g. 12x15) are possible.
2) Grid Type
In addition to British style crosswords, the game can also generate grids to be Arrow Crosswords (Arrowords), where the clues are integrated into the grid, or as Compact style grids, an unusual but very useful condensed grid format, especially for small screens
3) Clue Difficulty
Difficulty of the clues (straight and general knowledge) can be configured from easy to very difficult!
4) Type of Crossword
Choose to play with normal clues only; or with a mix of normal and general knowledge clues. Crosswords with only general knowledge clues are also possible.
5) Clue Genre
Tailor the crossword to your interests! Choose to have clues from particularly genres, e.g. Music, Entertainment, History, Politics, Nature etc.
6) Country Bias
The app adapts the general knowledge questions, according to where you live
7) US or UK Spelling
Choose if crossword answers use American English or British English spellings
You can configure for the display:
1) Zoom in & out
You can zoom in & out of the grid, and move around, making it possible to play larger grids even on smaller screens
2) Screen layout
Choose how much screen space for the grid and how much for the word list, using our unique movable split bar.
Can be played in portrait or landscape mode. Just rotate your device and the display adjusts automatically.
4) Clue and Keyboard font size
Configure the size of the words bigger or smaller, depending on your device and your eyesight!
Useful game aids mean you can always finish the crossword:
1) Play Concurrently
Ability to save and reload games, so several games can be played at the same time
2) Built-in crossword matcher
The game can show you potential answers for an uncompleted word in the grid. The game uses the length of the word and the letters that you have already entered and displays the matching words, by using a built-in dictionary of 65,000 words. This aid even works for the general knowledge clues! Also includes the ability to look up word definitions or details on a fact or person.
Confirm if a given answer is correct
4) Reveal Word or Letter
If you can make no further progress, choose to reveal a letter or the whole word to a clue of your choosing
At very easy level, an anagram of the answer is shown as part of the clue, to provide further help. With this aid it should be possible to complete most crossword puzzles.
6) Show Wrong
When the grid is completed, the app will show all wrong answers, to allow you to correct and complete the game
Each game is assigned a difficulty level from 0 (easy) to 9 (very hard). The difficulty level is determined by the settings. Each difficulty level maintains the high scores (measured by fastest time to complete the game). The game displays the best 20 scores for each difficulty level.
Compare your high scores with others around the world by using Google Play's "Game Services".
1) You can now also play Arrow Words! The clues are integrated into the grid, select grid type "Arrow"
2) Can now play several games concurrently, since games are saved and can be reloaded
3) New navigation mode: if desired, you can now zoom in/out of the grid, and move it around. This makes it is possible to play large grids on smaller screens.
4) New ways of displaying the clue
5) Access details about the game played (or previous games)