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Daily Themed Crossword - A Fun crossword game

Daily Themed Crossword - A Fun crossword game

PlaySimple Games

A free online Crossword Puzzle

4.5 Ratings 131K+ Reviews 5M+ Downloads

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  • img Expert
    1. Get a fun new crossword puzzle every day, 365 days a year - with a different theme for each day of the week
    2. Difficult enough to keep you interested and easy enough to be completed in a day
    3. Daily crossword themes include: Movies, Sports, Technology, Games, History, Architecture and more

    Reviewed by Kaylin on November 12, 2018

  • Great game/ but… May 11, 2021

    By Sophiasgrace
    I don’t usually write reviews but in this case decided I should because the game is great. It’s really good for me because my brain is busy and it helps me to keep my mind clear. Only one complaint really, it asks you to download other games and invite players in return for coins and then once that is done it never gives you the coins. It only allows a certain number of videos to be watched in exchange for coins a day and then you have to wait hours, which I’m sure is a tactic to make you buy coins with your own money but watching ads is a form of currency for app makers so I don’t feel bad for not giving over my actual money. What I do instead is just stop playing for the night 😕. It’s whatever, but if those things were improved, cuz I’ll watch all the videos they can give me, I’d give it a five. Puzzles are fun, challenging but not impossible!
  • Maybe a Little TOO Easy? Dec 27, 2020

    By Bradgamester
    I’ve been playing with this app a LOT during the pandemic and am grateful for the distraction it has provided me. It works well on my iPad, and dealing with the ads has taught me patience, especially since the game is free. I like the combination of thematic and mini-puzzles, and I especially enjoy the competitions between players and the chance to earn points through these inter-player matches. It’s just one more weird way of bringing people “together” during these difficult times. My only issue is with the puzzles themselves. They are seldom challenging; rather, the constant re-use of the same words (I will NEVER eat an Oreo cookie again!) and the blatant ease of some clues - “_____ the door (rhymes with ‘hut’)” - can make the game rather dull, especially when competing and doing many puzzles at once. I realize this is a family game and that I wasn’t promised the Sunday Times crossword! Still, we are blessed with millions of words and names, and I feel like only the tiniest percentage of them are being used and constantly rearranged to give the puzzle-makers a break. Sorry about the quibble (hey, THAT’S a word you could use!!!)
  • Jun 12, 2021

    By R Covet
    I love this game, and I play it everyday. My only qualm would be please, please, please get some new clues and words. Some of the clues are habitually repeated in several crosswords which can at times make it boring and no longer challenging. Stop with the repetition and it'll be a higher score.
  • Jun 6, 2021

    By Shari Currall
    I'm having fun - with one slight exception! The "help" icons at the bottom of the puzzle are too easily touched by accident - therefore spending coins that you didn't wish to spend. I've lost more coins by accidentally hitting one of those icons. I wish they were positioned above the puzzle so that you had to reach for them with a purpose. I just try to be really careful.
  • I just wanted a crossword. Apr 15, 2020

    By WinkGoodfellow
    This came up as a possibility for a crossword app, which I’ve been wanting. I opened the first one, typed in a word... and letters were spat across the rest of the puzzle. It told me I could turn it off in the menu, so I exited... and it wanted me to open the free “mini” puzzle for the day. I had to do that before going to the menu. I went back, typed, and when I made a mistake, it popped up something telling me I could see all my mistakes. No. And then it popped something up telling me I could skip a word for free if I was stuck. I wasn’t stuck, I had just typed the wrong letter a couple of times. Halfway through a word, it popped up a box saying I could get “coins” if I let the app send me notifications. Then I finished the puzzle, and it told me that I could finish a puzzle every day for a streak and get something or other. I just wanted to do a crossword puzzle. Nothing fancy, just fill in the words with my wits. The puzzle was pretty easy, and there was just too much in the way.
  • Jun 5, 2021

    By Judith Albers
    In some of the puzzles the words are wrong. The word is misspelled in order to achieve success. It doesn't make sense. But, I am addicted to this crossword puzzle. I also wish there weren't so many pop-up ads. The ads are worse. Every time I select play, a game pops up. Almost always the same one. I JUST WANT TO PLAY MY CROSSWORD PUZZLE. PLEASE STOP WITH ALL THE INTERRUPTIONS.
  • Not terrible, but not precise enough for me Apr 5, 2020

    By MontanaCari
    1. There are too many clues and/or answers that are vague, incorrect, or culturally specific (Britain, India, America?). (e.g. One clue asked for a 5-letter words that was “part of a cowboy’s boots.” The answer was “spurs.” Except spurs aren’t part of a boot, they are a separate device affixed TO a boot.) (e.g. Another clue asked for the leading car in a race. The answer was “polecar”... which I assume is the term in England, but in the U.S. we call it a “pacecar”, neither word is right or wrong, but shouldn’t the clue allow for only one answer? 2. The misspellings! Holy moly! Almost one per game. ‘Ema’ Stone wouldn’t be happy about that. 3. The repetition of clues and answers from one puzzle to the next is too high. 4. The game has way too many ads. There’s one after every. single. game. And they’re all the same. 5. The amount of coins earned compared to how much a booster or clue costs is a little ridiculous. One booster would require me to watch an additional four (4) ads, which aren’t even always available.
  • May 26, 2021

    By Alyson Hall
    I really like the game, but however, I do not like that I can't leave the game easily, it says swipe up three time to leave but it doesn't work swiped up 15 times so annoying 😠 I've removed games for this same problem. I should be able to leave the game when I want to, not have to come out by either turning off my phone or coming out via pulling down my screen and leaving via my settings icon, it ridiculous. That's why the 3 * don't force people to stay you will only lose customers.
  • Updated review Dec 15, 2017

    By PyromamaK
    The latest annoying thing is I have 2 games in progress from several months ago. If I click one it takes me to the correct puzzle but then freezes. The puzzle is shown with no clues anyway. No matter how many times I’ve tried going back to those 2 specific dates the game freezes or there’s a black screen. Please fix! Could’ve been 5 starts but...I agree with most reviews that the coin system is severely lacking. Overall a great game but 2 things I have a real problem with: one is the volume when doing the bonus packs for instance. I have the sound turned off in the controls but when an ad plays the volume is ON which is not great if you’re sitting in a waiting room for example, plus it’s just downright annoying in the first place. Second is the small ads at the bottom of puzzles. I have epilepsy and the ads blinked and flashed so rapidly I thought I was going to have a seizure. If it happens again I will uninstall the game.
  • Great game/ but… May 11, 2021

    By Sophiasgrace
    I don’t usually write reviews but in this case decided I should because the game is great. It’s really good for me because my brain is busy and it helps me to keep my mind clear. Only one complaint really, it asks you to download other games and invite players in return for coins and then once that is done it never gives you the coins. It only allows a certain number of videos to be watched in exchange for coins a day and then you have to wait hours, which I’m sure is a tactic to make you buy coins with your own money but watching ads is a form of currency for app makers so I don’t feel bad for not giving over my actual money. What I do instead is just stop playing for the night 😕. It’s whatever, but if those things were improved, cuz I’ll watch all the videos they can give me, I’d give it a five. Puzzles are fun, challenging but not impossible!
  • Maybe a Little TOO Easy? Dec 27, 2020

    By Bradgamester
    I’ve been playing with this app a LOT during the pandemic and am grateful for the distraction it has provided me. It works well on my iPad, and dealing with the ads has taught me patience, especially since the game is free. I like the combination of thematic and mini-puzzles, and I especially enjoy the competitions between players and the chance to earn points through these inter-player matches. It’s just one more weird way of bringing people “together” during these difficult times. My only issue is with the puzzles themselves. They are seldom challenging; rather, the constant re-use of the same words (I will NEVER eat an Oreo cookie again!) and the blatant ease of some clues - “_____ the door (rhymes with ‘hut’)” - can make the game rather dull, especially when competing and doing many puzzles at once. I realize this is a family game and that I wasn’t promised the Sunday Times crossword! Still, we are blessed with millions of words and names, and I feel like only the tiniest percentage of them are being used and constantly rearranged to give the puzzle-makers a break. Sorry about the quibble (hey, THAT’S a word you could use!!!)
  • Jun 12, 2021

    By R Covet
    I love this game, and I play it everyday. My only qualm would be please, please, please get some new clues and words. Some of the clues are habitually repeated in several crosswords which can at times make it boring and no longer challenging. Stop with the repetition and it'll be a higher score.
  • Jun 6, 2021

    By Shari Currall
    I'm having fun - with one slight exception! The "help" icons at the bottom of the puzzle are too easily touched by accident - therefore spending coins that you didn't wish to spend. I've lost more coins by accidentally hitting one of those icons. I wish they were positioned above the puzzle so that you had to reach for them with a purpose. I just try to be really careful.
  • I just wanted a crossword. Apr 15, 2020

    By WinkGoodfellow
    This came up as a possibility for a crossword app, which I’ve been wanting. I opened the first one, typed in a word... and letters were spat across the rest of the puzzle. It told me I could turn it off in the menu, so I exited... and it wanted me to open the free “mini” puzzle for the day. I had to do that before going to the menu. I went back, typed, and when I made a mistake, it popped up something telling me I could see all my mistakes. No. And then it popped something up telling me I could skip a word for free if I was stuck. I wasn’t stuck, I had just typed the wrong letter a couple of times. Halfway through a word, it popped up a box saying I could get “coins” if I let the app send me notifications. Then I finished the puzzle, and it told me that I could finish a puzzle every day for a streak and get something or other. I just wanted to do a crossword puzzle. Nothing fancy, just fill in the words with my wits. The puzzle was pretty easy, and there was just too much in the way.
  • Jun 5, 2021

    By Judith Albers
    In some of the puzzles the words are wrong. The word is misspelled in order to achieve success. It doesn't make sense. But, I am addicted to this crossword puzzle. I also wish there weren't so many pop-up ads. The ads are worse. Every time I select play, a game pops up. Almost always the same one. I JUST WANT TO PLAY MY CROSSWORD PUZZLE. PLEASE STOP WITH ALL THE INTERRUPTIONS.
  • Not terrible, but not precise enough for me Apr 5, 2020

    By MontanaCari
    1. There are too many clues and/or answers that are vague, incorrect, or culturally specific (Britain, India, America?). (e.g. One clue asked for a 5-letter words that was “part of a cowboy’s boots.” The answer was “spurs.” Except spurs aren’t part of a boot, they are a separate device affixed TO a boot.) (e.g. Another clue asked for the leading car in a race. The answer was “polecar”... which I assume is the term in England, but in the U.S. we call it a “pacecar”, neither word is right or wrong, but shouldn’t the clue allow for only one answer? 2. The misspellings! Holy moly! Almost one per game. ‘Ema’ Stone wouldn’t be happy about that. 3. The repetition of clues and answers from one puzzle to the next is too high. 4. The game has way too many ads. There’s one after every. single. game. And they’re all the same. 5. The amount of coins earned compared to how much a booster or clue costs is a little ridiculous. One booster would require me to watch an additional four (4) ads, which aren’t even always available.
  • May 26, 2021

    By Alyson Hall
    I really like the game, but however, I do not like that I can't leave the game easily, it says swipe up three time to leave but it doesn't work swiped up 15 times so annoying 😠 I've removed games for this same problem. I should be able to leave the game when I want to, not have to come out by either turning off my phone or coming out via pulling down my screen and leaving via my settings icon, it ridiculous. That's why the 3 * don't force people to stay you will only lose customers.
  • Updated review Dec 15, 2017

    By PyromamaK
    The latest annoying thing is I have 2 games in progress from several months ago. If I click one it takes me to the correct puzzle but then freezes. The puzzle is shown with no clues anyway. No matter how many times I’ve tried going back to those 2 specific dates the game freezes or there’s a black screen. Please fix! Could’ve been 5 starts but...I agree with most reviews that the coin system is severely lacking. Overall a great game but 2 things I have a real problem with: one is the volume when doing the bonus packs for instance. I have the sound turned off in the controls but when an ad plays the volume is ON which is not great if you’re sitting in a waiting room for example, plus it’s just downright annoying in the first place. Second is the small ads at the bottom of puzzles. I have epilepsy and the ads blinked and flashed so rapidly I thought I was going to have a seizure. If it happens again I will uninstall the game.
  • May 23, 2021

    By Haydn Peña
    Fun until its not. The first few levels were good slightly challenging. But then some puzzles had sentences that were literally just a word. There are a million words in the English dictionary, how am I supposed to know a 5 letter word where the hint is just "Craze". I feel my vocabulary is pretty extensive and googling synonyms takes the fun out of it. Basically, make better sentences, stop being lazy. Also the amount of ads you have to watch takes a star off.
  • Daily crossword Sep 25, 2020

    By Craftybirdchase
    Love a good crossword. DC is really stingy about the coins they award in comparison to what they charge you for the help buttons and extra puzzles that want you to pay to play them. The commands are really sketchy when trying to correct a word and jumps all over the place and changes correct answers while you're trying to correct a answer. My biggest complaint is the location of the help buttons are too easily to press by accident when typing. Nothing burns me more than wasting 20 coins on a mini puzzle that I'm about to complete when my thumbs graze the help button. The coins are too hard to earn to be wasted in such a manner when I suspect those buttons are placed there intentionally for that very reason. I understand that the programmers need to make money but this doesn't make me want to buy anything from this app since I keep feeling cheated out of my coins. Also get a bigger vocabulary, tired of all the puzzles having most of the same words. Thank you for all your hard work, but there is room for improvement. JURKILLA
  • Jun 7, 2021

    By Tucker McCormick
    Constant very long ads. I'm okay with ads popping up regularly because that's the norm but all of them being 30 to 60 seconds is totally ridiculous. I end up spending more time watching ads then actually doing crossword puzzles. It's also crazy that it cost as much as a TV streaming service per month to subscribe and get rid of the ads. In the end it could be so great but it's just another cash grab
  • Ok for the most part Oct 10, 2020

    By Tintin 2011
    I’ve been using this app for the past few months and I have really been enjoying it. As of late however (the last month or so) the “see wrong” button keeps turning on by itself and each time my total stars drop by 20 when I hadn’t even asked for this. I had lost over 100 stars when I finally looked into the settings and realized that by some mysterious ways the option to confirm hint use was unchecked when I knew I had checked it initially when I downloaded the app. I checked it again and things were fine for a few days until again “see wrong” started turning on by itself each time I started a new puzzle. I went to the settings immediately and confirmed it was in fact checked. I’m not sure if this is on purpose or if there is a glitch in this app, but either way the experience became frustrating enough that I just uninstalled the app, and I’ll be looking for another crossword puzzle app in the App Store.
  • Not For Me Jul 31, 2019

    By ZambotTheShadow
    I liked this app but I don’t like the mini crosswords they have and that’s basically ALL they have. Some of the stuff that’s supposed to help you figure it out was really stupid, for example mine said “because”. Like how is that supposed to help me figure out a word that’s 8 letters down?! Because. That’s it. There were no other hints. Plus, getting from across to down was annoying! They don’t have it where you can just flip to one or the other, you had to hit the arrow until it changed from across to down (or vice versa) by itself. Lastly, I had it where it was supposed to show me when I words wrong but after doing one puzzle that stopped working even though I had it turned on still. I only had this app installed like 30 minutes before uninstalling it because all of that happened that fast. This app isn't for me. If you like “mini” crosswords and being timed while doing crosswords then you might enjoy this app. I didn’t and I wouldn’t recommend it.
  • Did love this app- no more May 3, 2021

    By Sschshdxudhdbsusbfbsjdb
    Loved this app until recently. Used to be able to watch quite a few ads in order to receive coins. This was great because when I got stumped this enabled me to choose the option for answers or letters to help solve. I would rather watch ads than go to “cheating” websites that have answers for free. Unfortunately, things have changed and I am only able to watch one ad which gives 5 coins. You need 10 coins for most help clues. When I go to watch another ad for 5 more coins, I am now told I have to wait well over an hour before I can watch an ad to receive 5 more coins. Ridiculous! If the point behind offering the coins is to make people watch ads, why would they make you wait well over an hour now? I have actually watched ads and downloaded games from them. Oh well. I am now deleting this app off my screen and have found other crossword games that do not do what this has chosen to do. Lost a customer that has purchased off this app in the past and downloaded from the ads.
  • Jun 14, 2021

    By Ken B
    Laughably easy. This is apparently a crossword puzzle app for children. The puzzles are about as challenging as what you might find in a colouring book. On top it''s got all the annoying bells and whistles of modern pay to win apps like coins and leaderboards and quests and garbage like that crammed in for no reason.
  • Jun 5, 2021

    By Doug Cook
    While I enjoy the game, allowing my brain to get a small work out everyday. I have concerns about security. I have no permissions granted to the app. Yet, the ads reflect current searches on my phone. Which means it is doing things it should not have permission to access in my phone. What else is it getting from my phone.
  • Would’ve been 4* but... Jan 24, 2018

    By Anna Tru
    I used this app every night as my chill out from a long day of workin at a prison. I absolutely love it. Some words are challenging. Some are easy. It’s a good balance. Also some people on here complain about coins. But compared to other apps, you get more for your efforts. But I had a Situation where I accidentally made a purchase. Therein is where this app gets 2*. I had used the help button options a few times. It sends you to your email app to send an email. Then you’ll get an automatic response saying someone will get back you (typically within 24 hours) and within less than 2 hours I got a personal response with the next steps to help my situation. Well this time I didn’t get that second response. It has been 3 days and I don’t dare play the app. I was able to resolve the situation, but not through this app, through Apple iTunes or something like that.
  • Bad Puzzles, Annoying Bugs Jul 26, 2020

    By 4Apple2Jacks
    Crossword fans look elsewhere. Repetitive clues game after game, every game has Mika Kunis, Ale, Ooh, Aah, IPA, Game of Thrones clues, sci-fi clues, people and abbreviations you’ve never heard of. Tons and tons of clues are abbreviations or stupid phrases like “I see” or “is at” or “at no”. Sometimes half the puzzle is like this. Not true crossword puzzles. Very badly done. The bugs are almost all associated with ads. You have to watch a 30 second ad before AND after each puzzle! They get stuck, volume blares even if you have volume off, and they are for very weird apps where pleasant games have been paired with drowning bears or women about to be attacked by viscious dogs - it’s like a single teenager obsessed with his Mika Kunis/Sci-fi world had to come up with 300 tiny crossword puzzles and he gave up trying to think up new clues, or exhausted his vocab. and started looking things up. Really bad. Don’t waste your time.
  • May 29, 2021

    By Tim Boomhower
    I like the game and number of crosswords available and I was even willing to watch an ad for free letters. But, when I had to watch an ad before AND after the puzzle I quit and uninstalled. You're more likely to get money out of me if I don't have to watch an ad every time I do something.

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  • img Expert
    1. Get a fun new crossword puzzle every day, 365 days a year - with a different theme for each day of the week
    2. Difficult enough to keep you interested and easy enough to be completed in a day
    3. Daily crossword themes include: Movies, Sports, Technology, Games, History, Architecture and more

    Reviewed by Kaylin on November 12, 2018

  • Jun 6, 2021

    By Shari Currall
    I'm having fun - with one slight exception! The "help" icons at the bottom of the puzzle are too easily touched by accident - therefore spending coins that you didn't wish to spend. I've lost more coins by accidentally hitting one of those icons. I wish they were positioned above the puzzle so that you had to reach for them with a purpose. I just try to be really careful.
  • Sunsuzq Jul 4, 2020

    By Csunsuzq
    I just starting doing crosswords on your app and so far really like it!!! I get more double the daily puzzles and different types of crosswords. I think I’m getting more points for my wins here too. I started doing Crosswords With Friends and just had too many problems with them, not enough new puzzles and not receiving any points I should get for playing the games. I had played all of their games, most of them twice. I would be playing in a weekly tournament and play a game and not get any points towards the tournament. Their answer was they were trying to work out the problems. I was paying them for coins to play and they didn’t offer me anything for their problems that were costing me winning the tournaments and getting coins to continue playing games. I’m really enjoying all the different puzzles on here!!!
  • Jun 9, 2021

    By Michael Tracy
    Game is fun until you pay $50 for premium. After you play all games and packs, no way to earn tickets for events. Replay DTCs cost 3 coins negates tickets for events. Stars earned mean nothing. Can only play new dailys & have to go slow on minis youse for future tickets. Game is very boring playing only a mini and daily each day. After all games played, you might as well either not play for a week at a time or just cancel premium membership.
  • Great app, tons of fun-only one complaint Jul 4, 2020

    By kbtank
    I used to avoid crosswords and similar games because I always felt like I didn’t have the vocab knowledge to make it any fun - this game has totally brought me around to truly enjoying this game. There are mini puzzles which are small and quick which definitely boost your confidence if you’re intimidated by the big puzzles. For the medium-larger puzzles I have had to do some google searches and such, but it’s fun to learn new things and also to work on beating my time so I can get a 2-3 star rating. Yes, there are ads and I don’t mind watching them (which can give you coins to use towards helpful features) and I’ve even found a couple other games to enjoy due to them - HOWEVER if I have turned off the volume feature and even have my phone on vibrate that means I shouldn’t have to worry about ads! So far, all the ads are “mute-able” except for one, but this still annoys the crap out of me. TL/DR: Game has different sized puzzles for all levels and is a lot of fun. Only complaint is noisy ads (even with volume off feature).
  • So ADDICTING & SATISFYING! Feb 27, 2020

    By Toy71351
    I never really cared for crossword puzzles because I wasn’t good at them due to the various topics I wasn’t interested in or had no clue about. However, this game is much different. There are hundreds of puzzles with lots of different themes that I guarantee you can answer. If not, just filling squares with other known answers will help you to complete the others that you miss. Before you know it, you’ve solved the entire puzzle. So fun. I make sure to log in everyday & play as well as watch ads to earn lots of free coins to purchase perks to assist with puzzle solving. I like to challenge myself to complete a puzzle before a certain time to get my coins as well! I love this game!
  • Great Apr 29, 2021

    By SharonBuddette
    Great game! Runs well and has a lot of content. I do have one complaint, as did a previous reviewer, if I turn off the sound to the game, I shouldn’t be blasted by loud, very loud, ads. Still, game gets five stars! I went back and forth between 4 and 5 but I rounded up. This is that once I had exhausted all the free packs, most puzzles are 10 coins. You earn one coin when you complete a full puzzle. It forces you to either stop completing puzzles for the day or pay to buy coins. I’m watching ads because the app is free. But it’s annoying to have to also pay for individual puzzles.
  • FUN, FUN, FUN! Great Game! May 18, 2020

    By Nan-tinc
    DAILY CROSSWORD is fun and great game for anyone that enjoys working a crossword? What I specifically like about DAILY CROSSWORD is that each day the theme of the puzzles change. I also find it fun that each day you are challenged with a new crossword puzzle; but, you can go back over the puzzles that have been completed and challenge yourself to achieve a better score. Another keen element of DAILY CROSSWORD is that I get to decide on which puzzles I want to work. If I don’t want to do a Mini Crossword Puzzle I simply skip it and only choose the puzzles that I want. Overall, I find DAILY CROSSWORDS to be loads of fun!
  • Good Crosswords Jan 11, 2021

    By Methinkest
    It’s nice to do crosswords online rather than paper. Easier to backspace than erase. Covers all types of subjects. Only complaint - I used the “see wrong” button once. It turned it on for each game I was playing. I could see it was on, on it the front page when it tells you about your puzzle for the day. It wouldn’t let me turn it off. I kept trying with each game. It stayed on till I ran out of useable points and automatically turned off. Overall, really enjoy the app. Play everyday.
  • Love this app!! Sep 19, 2020

    By RoxannaS
    This app is challenging without being frustrating. I’m not a huge crossword puzzle fan but I like this app. It keeps my mind active but helps me to relax. I sometimes wish you wouldn’t charge for added puzzles. But I do understand why you do that. My late mother is watching over me as I do her favorite pastime-crossword puzzles. I feel like she is with me & whispering the answers. I’ll look at some of the clues and answers just pop into my head. It’s funny because it is usually something I’m not familiar with. Keep up the good work!
  • Great game Apr 7, 2020

    By Dianek1018
    I really enjoy this game. The daily puzzles are a great way to earn coins and are fun with a bit of challenge. The puzzles are sometimes easy and sometimes a bit harder. I love the option of being able to see the wrong answer for 20 coins. It will help to finish those challenging puzzles. You have the option to buy coins or you can get free coins by watching videos. The game is a great way to pass time because it’s fun and not too hard. Highly recommend to anyone who likes crossword puzzles!!
  • Great game/ but… May 11, 2021

    By Sophiasgrace
    I don’t usually write reviews but in this case decided I should because the game is great. It’s really good for me because my brain is busy and it helps me to keep my mind clear. Only one complaint really, it asks you to download other games and invite players in return for coins and then once that is done it never gives you the coins. It only allows a certain number of videos to be watched in exchange for coins a day and then you have to wait hours, which I’m sure is a tactic to make you buy coins with your own money but watching ads is a form of currency for app makers so I don’t feel bad for not giving over my actual money. What I do instead is just stop playing for the night 😕. It’s whatever, but if those things were improved, cuz I’ll watch all the videos they can give me, I’d give it a five. Puzzles are fun, challenging but not impossible!
  • Jun 8, 2021

    By Donna Eastwood
    I love crossword puzzles and I like that there is some competition. However I don't like it when I am done with a puzzle and the box comes up to tell me there are some wrong. I use my coins to find the mistake I missed, and discover I had everything right. I don't mind spending a little to buy coins, but not when I cheated into using them.
  • Amazing Game With One Flaw May 12, 2021

    By Ploto87
    I really like this game! It tests my knowledge of facts and trivia. However, I hate, HATE, the fact that the game keeps asking me if I want to see any hints after I press on random rows and columns just to see what other questions are being asked. Keep in mind, I’m just curious what other questions are being asked and if I can solve them but no, the game takes it as if I’m stupid and unable to solve ANY. Then, a message appears asking me if I’d like a hint. It’s not a big issue, I know, but I’m tired of seeing that message EVERY SINGLE TIME. “Would you like a hint?” NO, I would not, no matter how many times you ask. I wish that there’s a way for the game to stop asking me about the hints (like tap here to no longer receive this message, kind of thing). Again, good game, but that one feature REALLY annoys me every single time I play the game!
  • May 23, 2021

    By David Manning
    best crossword game so far. I have tried a bunch. freezes up sometimes, repeat clues but overall good playablity. I have no patience for the others really. pop up about needing a hint everytime I skip 3 or 4 clues is annoying. I will never use it. I play this on a laptop and have had to close the app after ads because they cannot be closed. No x, back arrow doesn't work. Annoying but playable.
  • May 31, 2021

    By Deborah
    Ads are excessively too long, 2-3 times other games. Often longer to wait on an ad to run than to do a mini puzzle. It doesn't take a person that long to get the gist of a game and decide to or not to install. And it's the same game ad or different ads for the same game repeatedly = boring. Crosswords are challenging and different. Different themes, mini puzzles and longer puzzles, multi-day contests.
  • Ads Mar 12, 2020

    By Kevshalauren
    I totally understand their need for ads, as nearly every app has them, but I get s long ad at the start and finish of every single puzzle. Also, considering you only receive one coin for completing a puzzle you end up having to watch many more ads if you want or need boosters complete a game. if you can’t seem to figure out which answer you got incorrect, you’re stuck watching more ads or buying coins to reveal which letters are incorrect. To my knowledge there’s not a way to pay to remove at least the ads at the beginning and end of each puzzle, which I would happily pay to do so as I love this game. Anyway, this is just basically a long way of saying there’s too many ads. It’s a great game and I love it otherwise.
  • Jun 10, 2021

    By Kathy Jennings
    My favorite crossword because of the variety. I've been doing it daily for about 2 years now. I took off a star for several reasons. One, I never know when the tournament starts and ends....always seems to be different days. Two, the ads ARE getting longer like others have said, and many times I get the same ad twice in a row. Lastly, I refuse to be a part of this months puzzles celebrating "pride" month. Keep your political and woke stances out of game playing, please!
  • Was good, but... Jul 6, 2020

    By FranFay1
    I loved this app, even bought the yearly subscription. Then when it renewed, it stopped giving me access to the Mini Puzzles Archive...which is one of the main reasons that I subscribe! So I decided to resubscribe, thinking something went wrong. Nope, I still have a subscription, the app tells me! So I ask for help, got an email saying I’d get a personal response, NEVER DID. So I tried again. STILL NO RESPONSE! This is my third time trying. WASTE OF $50!!! UPDATE: After posting this review and reaching out again, I did get a response and my subscription is now up to date and working. I do love this app, but the customer service part was frustrating. I appreciate their quick response in the last time through, though.
  • Need help. Jun 9, 2018

    By Tuffy 8/9/2006
    I like the app, but the one thing I don’t like is that once you fill in the word one way and go to the next way everything is fine. But if you go back and forth from across to down and back again. The boxes that you filled in don’t get skipped, you have to fill them in again. Which makes it longer to finish the game and harder to beat your time. And if you try to fill in a word with some letters missing, trying to guess the blank letter, you have to keep hitting the blank box with every guess. That takes way to long to guess the word. Hope you can fix this issue the next time without changing the good things you had before.
  • Coin thief Feb 11, 2020

    By AlexiaTPatker
    I am so irritated with this game because it is constantly forcing me to “show what’s wrong” hint. It goes into an ad and when it comes back it uses the hint without me pressing it. The first couple I thought maybe it was me but then I started playing very close attention to the game and found it was the game doing it. Then today I earned 53 coins I used ten right before I left work and when I got home all but one coin was gone. I’ve reported this issue to the app help and have had no responses. Unless you don’t mind thievery, even with fake coins, I would t waste my time. It’s ridiculous to put all your time and effort into a game that just steals from your work.
  • Maybe a Little TOO Easy? Dec 27, 2020

    By Bradgamester
    I’ve been playing with this app a LOT during the pandemic and am grateful for the distraction it has provided me. It works well on my iPad, and dealing with the ads has taught me patience, especially since the game is free. I like the combination of thematic and mini-puzzles, and I especially enjoy the competitions between players and the chance to earn points through these inter-player matches. It’s just one more weird way of bringing people “together” during these difficult times. My only issue is with the puzzles themselves. They are seldom challenging; rather, the constant re-use of the same words (I will NEVER eat an Oreo cookie again!) and the blatant ease of some clues - “_____ the door (rhymes with ‘hut’)” - can make the game rather dull, especially when competing and doing many puzzles at once. I realize this is a family game and that I wasn’t promised the Sunday Times crossword! Still, we are blessed with millions of words and names, and I feel like only the tiniest percentage of them are being used and constantly rearranged to give the puzzle-makers a break. Sorry about the quibble (hey, THAT’S a word you could use!!!)
  • Jun 12, 2021

    By R Covet
    I love this game, and I play it everyday. My only qualm would be please, please, please get some new clues and words. Some of the clues are habitually repeated in several crosswords which can at times make it boring and no longer challenging. Stop with the repetition and it'll be a higher score.
  • I just wanted a crossword. Apr 15, 2020

    By WinkGoodfellow
    This came up as a possibility for a crossword app, which I’ve been wanting. I opened the first one, typed in a word... and letters were spat across the rest of the puzzle. It told me I could turn it off in the menu, so I exited... and it wanted me to open the free “mini” puzzle for the day. I had to do that before going to the menu. I went back, typed, and when I made a mistake, it popped up something telling me I could see all my mistakes. No. And then it popped something up telling me I could skip a word for free if I was stuck. I wasn’t stuck, I had just typed the wrong letter a couple of times. Halfway through a word, it popped up a box saying I could get “coins” if I let the app send me notifications. Then I finished the puzzle, and it told me that I could finish a puzzle every day for a streak and get something or other. I just wanted to do a crossword puzzle. Nothing fancy, just fill in the words with my wits. The puzzle was pretty easy, and there was just too much in the way.
  • Jun 5, 2021

    By Judith Albers
    In some of the puzzles the words are wrong. The word is misspelled in order to achieve success. It doesn't make sense. But, I am addicted to this crossword puzzle. I also wish there weren't so many pop-up ads. The ads are worse. Every time I select play, a game pops up. Almost always the same one. I JUST WANT TO PLAY MY CROSSWORD PUZZLE. PLEASE STOP WITH ALL THE INTERRUPTIONS.
  • Not terrible, but not precise enough for me Apr 5, 2020

    By MontanaCari
    1. There are too many clues and/or answers that are vague, incorrect, or culturally specific (Britain, India, America?). (e.g. One clue asked for a 5-letter words that was “part of a cowboy’s boots.” The answer was “spurs.” Except spurs aren’t part of a boot, they are a separate device affixed TO a boot.) (e.g. Another clue asked for the leading car in a race. The answer was “polecar”... which I assume is the term in England, but in the U.S. we call it a “pacecar”, neither word is right or wrong, but shouldn’t the clue allow for only one answer? 2. The misspellings! Holy moly! Almost one per game. ‘Ema’ Stone wouldn’t be happy about that. 3. The repetition of clues and answers from one puzzle to the next is too high. 4. The game has way too many ads. There’s one after every. single. game. And they’re all the same. 5. The amount of coins earned compared to how much a booster or clue costs is a little ridiculous. One booster would require me to watch an additional four (4) ads, which aren’t even always available.
  • May 26, 2021

    By Alyson Hall
    I really like the game, but however, I do not like that I can't leave the game easily, it says swipe up three time to leave but it doesn't work swiped up 15 times so annoying 😠 I've removed games for this same problem. I should be able to leave the game when I want to, not have to come out by either turning off my phone or coming out via pulling down my screen and leaving via my settings icon, it ridiculous. That's why the 3 * don't force people to stay you will only lose customers.
  • Updated review Dec 15, 2017

    By PyromamaK
    The latest annoying thing is I have 2 games in progress from several months ago. If I click one it takes me to the correct puzzle but then freezes. The puzzle is shown with no clues anyway. No matter how many times I’ve tried going back to those 2 specific dates the game freezes or there’s a black screen. Please fix! Could’ve been 5 starts but...I agree with most reviews that the coin system is severely lacking. Overall a great game but 2 things I have a real problem with: one is the volume when doing the bonus packs for instance. I have the sound turned off in the controls but when an ad plays the volume is ON which is not great if you’re sitting in a waiting room for example, plus it’s just downright annoying in the first place. Second is the small ads at the bottom of puzzles. I have epilepsy and the ads blinked and flashed so rapidly I thought I was going to have a seizure. If it happens again I will uninstall the game.
  • May 23, 2021

    By Haydn Peña
    Fun until its not. The first few levels were good slightly challenging. But then some puzzles had sentences that were literally just a word. There are a million words in the English dictionary, how am I supposed to know a 5 letter word where the hint is just "Craze". I feel my vocabulary is pretty extensive and googling synonyms takes the fun out of it. Basically, make better sentences, stop being lazy. Also the amount of ads you have to watch takes a star off.
  • Improvements needed!! Sep 30, 2020

    By Dee052175
    The app itself is ok. I have had only a few puzzles that have had an issue. (Letters I type not showing leaving box blank) I’ve played for a few weeks now and majority of the puzzles have had the same clues/words. (I have had the word era in nearly every puzzle! Several other ones as well) Otherwise the game itself is ok. Let’s talk about coins....watch a video you get 5 coins but then have to wait 2 hrs before you can watch another one. Daily gift...so far all I have gotten is 1 coin in my box. Letters and see wrong options cost 10-20 coins. See the problem!?!? Cost of “helpers” needs to be less or rewards need to be higher and there needs to be more ways to quickly earn coins. I plan to give this app a little longer and see if there are any improvements worth continuing with this app.. if so, I’ll come back and update my review. If not, well, I’ll have to delete this app and look for a new crossword app.
  • May 27, 2021

    By Tracey Jones
    I had to down grade my stars..Dr. Solve It has been stuck on 25/365 days for over 2 months and I cant send a message thru the app, I get an error.......original review: Have been playing everyday for over a year...I love it! I just wish we could get more coins for solving a puzzle, one is not alot, yet we get 5 for watching a video. Either way I really enjoy playing this game!
  • Daily crossword Sep 25, 2020

    By Craftybirdchase
    Love a good crossword. DC is really stingy about the coins they award in comparison to what they charge you for the help buttons and extra puzzles that want you to pay to play them. The commands are really sketchy when trying to correct a word and jumps all over the place and changes correct answers while you're trying to correct a answer. My biggest complaint is the location of the help buttons are too easily to press by accident when typing. Nothing burns me more than wasting 20 coins on a mini puzzle that I'm about to complete when my thumbs graze the help button. The coins are too hard to earn to be wasted in such a manner when I suspect those buttons are placed there intentionally for that very reason. I understand that the programmers need to make money but this doesn't make me want to buy anything from this app since I keep feeling cheated out of my coins. Also get a bigger vocabulary, tired of all the puzzles having most of the same words. Thank you for all your hard work, but there is room for improvement. JURKILLA
  • Jun 7, 2021

    By Tucker McCormick
    Constant very long ads. I'm okay with ads popping up regularly because that's the norm but all of them being 30 to 60 seconds is totally ridiculous. I end up spending more time watching ads then actually doing crossword puzzles. It's also crazy that it cost as much as a TV streaming service per month to subscribe and get rid of the ads. In the end it could be so great but it's just another cash grab
  • Ok for the most part Oct 10, 2020

    By Tintin 2011
    I’ve been using this app for the past few months and I have really been enjoying it. As of late however (the last month or so) the “see wrong” button keeps turning on by itself and each time my total stars drop by 20 when I hadn’t even asked for this. I had lost over 100 stars when I finally looked into the settings and realized that by some mysterious ways the option to confirm hint use was unchecked when I knew I had checked it initially when I downloaded the app. I checked it again and things were fine for a few days until again “see wrong” started turning on by itself each time I started a new puzzle. I went to the settings immediately and confirmed it was in fact checked. I’m not sure if this is on purpose or if there is a glitch in this app, but either way the experience became frustrating enough that I just uninstalled the app, and I’ll be looking for another crossword puzzle app in the App Store.
  • Not For Me Jul 31, 2019

    By ZambotTheShadow
    I liked this app but I don’t like the mini crosswords they have and that’s basically ALL they have. Some of the stuff that’s supposed to help you figure it out was really stupid, for example mine said “because”. Like how is that supposed to help me figure out a word that’s 8 letters down?! Because. That’s it. There were no other hints. Plus, getting from across to down was annoying! They don’t have it where you can just flip to one or the other, you had to hit the arrow until it changed from across to down (or vice versa) by itself. Lastly, I had it where it was supposed to show me when I words wrong but after doing one puzzle that stopped working even though I had it turned on still. I only had this app installed like 30 minutes before uninstalling it because all of that happened that fast. This app isn't for me. If you like “mini” crosswords and being timed while doing crosswords then you might enjoy this app. I didn’t and I wouldn’t recommend it.
  • Jun 5, 2021

    By Doug Cook
    While I enjoy the game, allowing my brain to get a small work out everyday. I have concerns about security. I have no permissions granted to the app. Yet, the ads reflect current searches on my phone. Which means it is doing things it should not have permission to access in my phone. What else is it getting from my phone.
  • Would’ve been 4* but... Jan 24, 2018

    By Anna Tru
    I used this app every night as my chill out from a long day of workin at a prison. I absolutely love it. Some words are challenging. Some are easy. It’s a good balance. Also some people on here complain about coins. But compared to other apps, you get more for your efforts. But I had a Situation where I accidentally made a purchase. Therein is where this app gets 2*. I had used the help button options a few times. It sends you to your email app to send an email. Then you’ll get an automatic response saying someone will get back you (typically within 24 hours) and within less than 2 hours I got a personal response with the next steps to help my situation. Well this time I didn’t get that second response. It has been 3 days and I don’t dare play the app. I was able to resolve the situation, but not through this app, through Apple iTunes or something like that.
  • Bad Puzzles, Annoying Bugs Jul 26, 2020

    By 4Apple2Jacks
    Crossword fans look elsewhere. Repetitive clues game after game, every game has Mika Kunis, Ale, Ooh, Aah, IPA, Game of Thrones clues, sci-fi clues, people and abbreviations you’ve never heard of. Tons and tons of clues are abbreviations or stupid phrases like “I see” or “is at” or “at no”. Sometimes half the puzzle is like this. Not true crossword puzzles. Very badly done. The bugs are almost all associated with ads. You have to watch a 30 second ad before AND after each puzzle! They get stuck, volume blares even if you have volume off, and they are for very weird apps where pleasant games have been paired with drowning bears or women about to be attacked by viscious dogs - it’s like a single teenager obsessed with his Mika Kunis/Sci-fi world had to come up with 300 tiny crossword puzzles and he gave up trying to think up new clues, or exhausted his vocab. and started looking things up. Really bad. Don’t waste your time.
  • May 29, 2021

    By Tim Boomhower
    I like the game and number of crosswords available and I was even willing to watch an ad for free letters. But, when I had to watch an ad before AND after the puzzle I quit and uninstalled. You're more likely to get money out of me if I don't have to watch an ad every time I do something.
  • Don’t Buy Coins Apr 16, 2019

    By GFM Reviewer
    I really enjoy doing the puzzles, but get really frustrated when I finish a puzzle and random amounts of my coins have been used without me even knowing it was happening or why. I never play a puzzle when it says I have to use coins to play - in other words I only play when it claims the puzzle is “free” or “free with viewing an ad video”, but I’ll get done with the puzzle and sometimes upward of 30 coins will have been used without my knowledge - and this is without using any of the “help” items at the bottom of the puzzle which use coins. I wouldn’t care as much if I only ever used coins I earned just by playing puzzles, but sometimes I buy the coins so it is really irritating. It would be nice if something would pop up warning you that something you’re about to do is going to cost you and list the cost.
  • Ads sounds... Mar 26, 2020

    By eternalfiresong
    I have been greatly enjoying this game. However, the latest update has ads that play sound that cannot be turned off. No sound icon. Some puzzles are gated behind these ads, not just puzzle aids. I was dealing with words that were similar across many puzzles and other small annoyances just fine. But sound that pops up when I have the sound of both the app and the phone off, is completely and utterly unacceptable. There are times when I play this when sound is a detriment, not just annoying. Also, if I’m listening to music or an audiobook, once the ad is finished the sound does not go back to it because the app has completely taken over the phone. I’m completely frustrated by this new ‘feature’ and hope it gets fixed soon.
  • Did love this app- no more May 3, 2021

    By Sschshdxudhdbsusbfbsjdb
    Loved this app until recently. Used to be able to watch quite a few ads in order to receive coins. This was great because when I got stumped this enabled me to choose the option for answers or letters to help solve. I would rather watch ads than go to “cheating” websites that have answers for free. Unfortunately, things have changed and I am only able to watch one ad which gives 5 coins. You need 10 coins for most help clues. When I go to watch another ad for 5 more coins, I am now told I have to wait well over an hour before I can watch an ad to receive 5 more coins. Ridiculous! If the point behind offering the coins is to make people watch ads, why would they make you wait well over an hour now? I have actually watched ads and downloaded games from them. Oh well. I am now deleting this app off my screen and have found other crossword games that do not do what this has chosen to do. Lost a customer that has purchased off this app in the past and downloaded from the ads.
  • Jun 14, 2021

    By Ken B
    Laughably easy. This is apparently a crossword puzzle app for children. The puzzles are about as challenging as what you might find in a colouring book. On top it''s got all the annoying bells and whistles of modern pay to win apps like coins and leaderboards and quests and garbage like that crammed in for no reason.
  • Political ad/petition is no bueno! Aug 23, 2019

    By NinjaReviews
    I didn’t mind the ads at all and was enjoying the game until... there was a constant ad asking me to sign a petition to stop illegal immigration! Um, nope! I’m playing this game to escape from all of this crap! If you are shoving your politics on me then I am not playing your game and I do not care how much revenue you received by running this ad for a petition. Frankly no one wants to play these games and think about politics. I am more than fine to watch as many ads about other games as you want to throw at me but do not ask me to be signing petitions that is where I delete your game without batting an eye ! Has no one learned anything after Jeffrey Epstein and the cost of doing business with Beelzebub?? Also why do the developers PlaySimple, which is an Indian-based company owned by Preeti Reddy, put immigration ads from judicial watch on their game apps???
  • Ads will give you anxiety!! Jun 30, 2018

    By GeekyGirl007
    You are forced to look at an ad after every puzzle you complete which consists of forcing you to stare at scary health related articles. It forces you to look at two articles for 15-20 seconds per article before allowing you to return to the game. If you have anxiety, especially health anxiety, I wouldn’t recommend downloading this game. It will only make your anxiety worse. If you don’t have anxiety, then this game will probably give you anxiety with all it’s horrible scary health ads. On top of that, you will also get full page pop up ads right in the middle of working on a puzzle. So you are getting ads DURING each puzzle AND AFTER!! If they fixed the ad problem in this game I’d rate 5 stars but the ads ruin the experience. I don’t mind ads as I know they support developers but in this case, the ads are just extremely stressful and we already have enough stress in our daily lives. We don’t need to be stressed out more when we are just trying to relax with a game! Very highly not recommended. There are lots of other crossword puzzles to choose from. I’ll be searching for a new one. I’d love to give this one another try in the future if the ads are fixed.
  • Would be perfect Jul 7, 2020

    By kasslass85
    This app would be perfect if it would tell you when you mess up a word without having to spend money. It takes 20 coins to see your mistakes. Also it SAYS it will give you coins for installing other apps but it NEVER gives you the dang coins. This has happened to me at least 3 times. I spent $10 to get coins and they were gone in no time. Now that I am out, I am stuck on a puzzle and can’t watch another ad for an hour. It would be a different story if you got more than ONE coin per completion. Oh and don’t even waste your time on the challenges, they promise “gifts” but after wasting half my coins to get a bonus it didn’t even give me one. I think I am done with this app which stinks cause I really enjoy it but I don’t really feel like spending $20 a month to play.
  • It was great - now ruined Oct 13, 2020

    By smithereens_86
    I’ve been playing this game for MONTHS at this point, probably close to a year. I had completed all of the achievements. I had well over 1800 coins. I was logged in with my Facebook account. I had completed both daily puzzles every single day. All of a sudden yesterday it was ALL DELETED! When I opened the app it had reset me as if I had NEVER played. Now every time I open the app, it does the same thing. Resets me to day one. The entire game is ruined. I’m going to delete the app if I have to start from scratch with tutorials on how to play EVERY SINGLE TIME I open the app. This is incredibly frustrating. I loved this game. It was one of my favorites, but no more. I can’t even send a message to the maker thru the app. Every time I try, it fails and says invalid message.
  • Weekly Quest puzzles Jan 19, 2021

    By Wedrgbh
    Okay, so for the last three weeks I haven’t gotten the weekly quest puzzles. The puzzles that are supposed to update every Sunday as advertised. I’m not sure if it’s because a notice popped up saying the game needed to be updated on my IPAD but I’m seriously getting aggravated having to contact customer support. So, yesterday SUNDAY January 17th I waited to receive the quest well now it’s MONDAY and still haven’t received it. I’m about to delete this game because I’m tired of sending a message EVERY Sunday or Monday about it. My friends get the quest but I never do. If this is some glitch then you really need to fix it because even though I love playing this game I’m not going to sit here and beg to get something that’s supposed to automatically be sent to me.
  • EXTREMELY buggy and NO support Aug 26, 2018

    By FroedricFr2
    I have been enjoying the app (daily themed crossword puzzles), but lately I’m about ready to delete it and go with a different one. I’ve tried messaging in-app but don’t receive any response or even acknowledgement. But I’ve had completed puzzles disappear on me and display as never been opened. I’ve had crossword clues and their answers CHANGE on me in the MIDDLE of play. In addition, my spouse and I appear to have different interfaces with different features such as a bonus archived puzzle upon completing the daily puzzle which I’ve never seen on mine (yes, we each have the same current updates). I’m just extremely frustrated. Was really liking the app but about ready to call it quits.
  • Too many repetitive questions and Feb 21, 2020

    By KLH DFW, Texas
    You have way too many repetitive questions. There’s also questions about the new absurd Movie Rating System that no one understands. You also have too many questions about the movie industry which is not educational at all. Crossword puzzles are meant for increasing your knowledge in subjects that are useful in everyday life. Most of your puzzles are geared around feeding the over inflated movie and tv Industry. It’s a sad thing nowadays that most people can’t read a analog clock or even know the difference between North or South etc. Every day there’s a new puzzle it’s just more of the same. Is this app backed by the movie industry or just some morons that need to get a life??
  • Fun but frustrating Jun 23, 2018

    By BoogalooGq
    I really enjoy the crosswords, but this app kills me with the constant barrage of advertisements. I understand that free apps need to make their money somewhere, and specifically iOS applications are worst at it, but having one pop up every time you finish a puzzle, while you’re working on the puzzle, before you start a puzzle, and constantly running banner adds are just awful. To top it off, the coin system of purchasing archived puzzles really dampers the experience as well (although the free mini puzzles are available which is a shining light in an otherwise abysmal experience). This app is 100% made for profit, I get that, but could be far less obnoxious about it.

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