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Crossword Jam

Crossword Jam

PlaySimple Games

Improve your vocabulary and word power by playing the best free word game

4.7 Ratings 377K+ Reviews 5M+ Downloads

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4.7
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  • Great game Oct 30, 2020

    By the geek girl
    I really like this game. Some word games they get so much harder as you keep playing that it becomes a matter of you buying points or coins for clues to be able to keep playing. This game isn’t that way. It’s just a fun word game. You certainly can buy coins if you want to but I don’t. I earn them through videos are other ways that they let you earn coins instead of just throwing money at the app.I’ve had this weird game on my phone just as long as words with friends, it’s been a while and I have really loved playing it. Thank you for making this fair for people that can’t afford to buy all the extra coins for help and still want to play a fun word game. I highly recommend it. This game is not full of annoying pop-up ads either. There’s a nice balance which makes it fun to play.
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  • Apr 7, 2021

    By Cindy Daigle
    I can't stop playing this game. As you progress in the game, it gets harder but there are leagues and others you can play against which makes it so much more than just putting words down after you figure what they are. Really addicting but very fun. You'll love it because your mind can actually be used for something good so it'll be exercised to keep those bad things at bay!! Try it, you'll fall in love!!!
    more
  • Mar 27, 2021

    By Richard Spadoni
    The game itself is fun. Some of the words are not really words they're just slang or even prefixes like semi. But two things really bother me. In Bloom Rush people cheat and don't tell me it doesn't happen. In the game I was just playing I was in first place with 80 points and after one puzzle I was a third place and number one had 240 points tell me how that happens. And the other thing is I'll be damned if I'm going to give you $30 for points that I earned.
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  • Apr 5, 2021

    By Sandra Lambis
    The crosswords were fun, but I don't like all the ads and I'm annoyed that they keep trying to sell coins. What are you supposed to do with them? They also have this blurb that says what percentage of people solve the puzzles, but they really don't get harder. It got boring after a while, so I uninstalled it.
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  • Very fun, despite a few minor issues Nov 27, 2019

    By piccolino pigeon
    I’m on the penultimate level of this game (which is Tonga, as of 26 Nov 2019), and have overall had a great time playing it. My quips are: 1) certain words that are very clearly existing words are not counted; this occurs both with singular or plural forms of certain words that are counted in their other form (“layouts” is counted while “layout” is not, even though the app’s dictionary’s first entry for “layouts” is “plural form of layout,” e.g.) as well as with a plethora of random words (“lust” won’t be counted even though “lusty” is, e.g.); and 2) the Daily Challenge is occasionally designed in such a way where you literally have to just guess which word is going to fill a certain space when multiple words could potentially fit and be correct in the “crossword” schema. For instance, say both “act” and “ace” would fill the space in the puzzle equally appropriately; you have to guess one or the other, and guessing incorrectly forces you to lose points toward the daily challenge that you’d otherwise have been guaranteed (as not all Daily Challenge puzzles include these frustrating elements—some, that is, are able to be solved in a more precise and accurate way instead of having to guess randomly).
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  • Not as good as I thought. Apr 26, 2019

    By LantyArizona
    While the game starts being so exciting and new, one eventually runs out of good words. Some words like 'isle' and other repetitious words can always get you out of a jam. However, eventually the game becomes predictable. Sometimes one spell words knowing they are indeed correct and should be able to obtain mega bonus points, the game does not recognizes them and you don't get the bonus for the effort. Sometimes I connect the letters and form the correct word however it does not catch. It seems the game wants me to use all my bonus points but the object is to leave me without bonus points for when I really are in a jam. When this occurs, it really becomes frustrating because the cue to the initial word in question, is the same word I just connected. And I was right. Not good. It seems that if you want to improve people's brains, redesign the game to include a comprehensive on command dictionary. For those words that are unfamiliar to you. So, this game helps you to parrot and repeat usual words. Not so much brain exercising but mimicking and parroting. Not so much de eloping brain. More like a broken record. Copy some traits like Kindle. It has a comprehensive dictionary for those words you want to learn meaning to. Then, you learn to use them properly. It also has a Wikipedia link and Internet link. I do't mean to through shade. Only providing points so the game could be a real brain exercise.
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  • Mar 30, 2021

    By Jason C
    Same words used repeatedly. On puzzle 407 and still seeing words from previous stages. Won't recognize and attribute some words that you find until later in that puzzle, after you use hints and clues. Then suddenly it recognizes them. This app is good for wasting time in an airport and trying to get you to buy coins.
    more
  • Crossword Jam Sep 8, 2020

    By okie too
    THIS GAME CHEATS. IT WITHHOLDS POINTS AND FINALLY STARTS EXITING THE GAME REPEATEDLY. WORST GAME EVER. This started out great! It quickly became my very favorite game! In fact, I am currently on Game 2360, country is Montenegro, and the percent of people completing that game is 0.85%. Now...the problem is that for the last few countries the game has cheated me out of Bonus Points. It will either turn to a black screen or just not give the points. It varies. I first thought it was just a one time thing or maybe a few days’ thing. Wrong. I also questioned my internet but that was not an issue either. The withholding of points worsened as I continued completing the games and going on to the next country. It is now to the point that I rarely get any points at all. Today it didn’t give me the consecutive day points. This is a serious problem that needs to be addressed. In the beginning and 3/4 of the way to where I am I would give it a five star rating. Now I wouldn’t even give it one star. The puzzles are difficult enough as I progress. Crossword Jam should not cheat and withhold points. Shame on them. I TAKE AWAY THE ONE STAR I GAVE THIS GAME IN MY PREVIOUS POST. It will NOT let me proceed. It keeps blanking the screen and exiting out of the game—repeatedly. Currently I am on game 2505 and the country is Bolivia. I have tried and tried and it will not let me finish the game. In addition, it WILL NOT GIVE me ANY points even though I earn them.
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  • Mar 20, 2021

    By Carol Meadows
    I paid to get rid of the ads but after transferring the app to a replacement phone, the 30 second ads are back. I am told if I use Facebook I can get everything back but I do not, and will not use use Facebook. Not with their data collection, data selling, facial recognition software (which the were sued for using without consent and lost a class action lawsuit) and other numerous privacy violations. You should get paid for your data, not Facebook!!
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  • Apr 3, 2021

    By Cynthia Liddle
    This game is not as advertised. I downloaded the game because it said it was a crossword game that utilized phrases to complete. There are no phrases unless this comes much later as you level up. I don't find much fun in making up three and four letter words that repeat over and over. I will be deleting as I wanted to play a game where you fill in the word blank as shown in the advertisement.
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  • Great game Oct 30, 2020

    By the geek girl
    I really like this game. Some word games they get so much harder as you keep playing that it becomes a matter of you buying points or coins for clues to be able to keep playing. This game isn’t that way. It’s just a fun word game. You certainly can buy coins if you want to but I don’t. I earn them through videos are other ways that they let you earn coins instead of just throwing money at the app.I’ve had this weird game on my phone just as long as words with friends, it’s been a while and I have really loved playing it. Thank you for making this fair for people that can’t afford to buy all the extra coins for help and still want to play a fun word game. I highly recommend it. This game is not full of annoying pop-up ads either. There’s a nice balance which makes it fun to play.
    more
  • Apr 7, 2021

    By Cindy Daigle
    I can't stop playing this game. As you progress in the game, it gets harder but there are leagues and others you can play against which makes it so much more than just putting words down after you figure what they are. Really addicting but very fun. You'll love it because your mind can actually be used for something good so it'll be exercised to keep those bad things at bay!! Try it, you'll fall in love!!!
    more
  • Apr 7, 2021

    By Sherry Vero Sullivan
    I don't like that the game asks you to rate it before you've played enough to really know the game well. It's good so far. I also thought it was the game that asks you questions, then you find the answer. Unless that comes later? I've also noticed that these apps hold off on playing ads until you've been playing a while.
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  • Why this game is great and some annoying things about it. Feb 22, 2020

    By Alex Orange and Addi Banana
    This game is great because it is challenging in different ways but nothing that you can’t figure out. This games name is awesome and creative. This game is fun and entertaining when you have nothing to do. You can play this game in the car, bus, etc... You can also play this game on long or short road trips. Even though this game is great, there are some annoying things about it. Like, this game can be really challenging and there are so many adds. We need more coins and we can run out of hints too easily. This is my i like this game and some annoying things about it.🙂
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  • Great crossword game! Love it. READ REVIEW!👍🤩 Apr 8, 2021

    By TRUE FACT BRUH
    This game is worth as much as 5 stars. I love it because it is fun and increases your vocabulary. If your kid struggles with reading and reading hard words like “photosynthesis” this game is perfect for them. Crossword Jam is a great game because it is engages your kids to learn new words. Crossword Jam makes the game fun by making a challenge puzzle for you everyday, and making your kid desperate to get coins and owls (which is what you earn from the challenge puzzle.) When you find a new word in the crossword puzzle and click on it, it tells you the meaning of the word. Get This app! It will help you or your kids a lot! :)
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  • Very fun, despite a few minor issues Nov 27, 2019

    By piccolino pigeon
    I’m on the penultimate level of this game (which is Tonga, as of 26 Nov 2019), and have overall had a great time playing it. My quips are: 1) certain words that are very clearly existing words are not counted; this occurs both with singular or plural forms of certain words that are counted in their other form (“layouts” is counted while “layout” is not, even though the app’s dictionary’s first entry for “layouts” is “plural form of layout,” e.g.) as well as with a plethora of random words (“lust” won’t be counted even though “lusty” is, e.g.); and 2) the Daily Challenge is occasionally designed in such a way where you literally have to just guess which word is going to fill a certain space when multiple words could potentially fit and be correct in the “crossword” schema. For instance, say both “act” and “ace” would fill the space in the puzzle equally appropriately; you have to guess one or the other, and guessing incorrectly forces you to lose points toward the daily challenge that you’d otherwise have been guaranteed (as not all Daily Challenge puzzles include these frustrating elements—some, that is, are able to be solved in a more precise and accurate way instead of having to guess randomly).
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  • Mar 30, 2021

    By Christine Wootton
    A good game with a cheer for each time you play. It has other aspects to the game that other games of the same ilk do not, so it's quite fun to play. My only curiosity is the "piggy bank" that all your winnings go into and that you are asked to pay real money to buy once it's full. I have no idea what these "winnings" are to be used for. Why do I want it?
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  • Fill in the words Jan 31, 2021

    By bugt
    Endless fun... I love this, with two exceptions; I too am very frustrated by losing points and at the very beginning of the game. There are bonuses for checking in each day. Well, I’ve been playing this game for years and have yet to get to the top prize. I’ve gotten knocked down to the bottom of the rewards list or just stuck at the end behind the final. Second issue, there are many times I’ve played a word that you refused only to find out at the very end (when I’ve had to lose points to get a letter) that the word you refused to score was indeed the correct one. I find myself screaming at the game “ I already tried it. You wouldn’t take it.” I’ll still play this game but it’d be nice if you could fix these two problems.
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  • Great spelling game! Sep 14, 2020

    By FloralSue
    Have only one issue . . . was moments ago nearly finished with a crossword jam. The final word was 4 letters long, and the word was not any of the ones I came up with, so I swiftly tried many combos. It does happen occasionally that using this method produces a correct word that I’m unfamiliar with. When it accepted one of the combos for the correct final word, the screen cleared almost instantly; so there wasn’t time to see what the correct answer had been. Not sure if anything would be done about this rare occurrence, because my operating more slowly would also take care of the issue; but thought I’d mention it anyway. Otherwise, if you enjoy this type of game, it’s easy to spend an hour or two playing at a time(!) Thanks :)
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  • Mar 26, 2021

    By J M
    Its a great app. Helps improve language skills for spelling and proper usage. Also introduction to new words. Comes with an encyclopedia. Have them look up the word and read. A virtual teaching without the teacher can be accessed 24/7 . Your NEW POLICY IS UNACCEPTABLE. WE ARE UNINSTALLING FROM ALL DEVICES.
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  • Mar 27, 2021

    By Richard Spadoni
    The game itself is fun. Some of the words are not really words they're just slang or even prefixes like semi. But two things really bother me. In Bloom Rush people cheat and don't tell me it doesn't happen. In the game I was just playing I was in first place with 80 points and after one puzzle I was a third place and number one had 240 points tell me how that happens. And the other thing is I'll be damned if I'm going to give you $30 for points that I earned.
    more
  • Apr 5, 2021

    By Sandra Lambis
    The crosswords were fun, but I don't like all the ads and I'm annoyed that they keep trying to sell coins. What are you supposed to do with them? They also have this blurb that says what percentage of people solve the puzzles, but they really don't get harder. It got boring after a while, so I uninstalled it.
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  • Love game, demoralizing adds :/ Nov 2, 2020

    By HappyPhotograpger
    Love the game. Excessive adds. Specific complaint with the adds for the Matchington Mansion game. The adds for this game depict a husband cheating on his wife, a wife losing her child in a custody battle, the husband and mistress kicking a pregnant wife out on the sidewalk with her belongings and sometimes with or without a small child in hand as well. The add also depicts a run down mansion that the woman (cheated & scorned wife, cheated on & pregnant with child wife, cheated on wife with young child, cheated on wife who has lost custody of her child) has to clean & fix. Images in the add for this game include the woman trying to patch up walls with rats scurrying around, cleaning broken toilets overflowing with crap, or her pudding herself and falling to her knees in despair in filth. The adds for this game pop up atleast 3-5 times every 30 minutes. These adds are also required to watch in order to earn more points to play the game. PLEASE STOP PLAYING ADDS FOR MATCHINGTON MANSION. They are horribly disturbing, demoralizing & depressing. This is not something anyone should be bombarded with with this frequency. Especially during a world pandemic when everyone is stressed and scared and fighting with emotions and being more isolated from people then ever before and with less support systems.
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  • Cheats on points May 4, 2019

    By Mary_A_C
    I love word games and my vocabulary is quite large. Usually I finish quite quickly, but sometimes I get stuck on a word and come back to it later. I am over 2,000 in points and have never left a puzzle Uncompleted. However, this game cheats you out of points all the time. I was twice over 1700 and knocked down to 1500 for no reason. Also the bonus words tell me when I have accumulated 40 points but only 15 or 20 are added to my score. This game would be a lot less frustrating if it did not cheat you. I rarely use a suggested letter which cost points, but still lose points. I think the reason for this is bc they would like me to buy coins which I would never do. If I ever ran out, I would quit. I don’t like being cheated.
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  • Mar 28, 2021

    By Richard Rocker
    Loved this game, all of a sudden one day froze up one home screen, no matter what I try it won't respond, tried force stopping, clearing cache, even restarting my phone! Nothing works! Guess it's time to give up and find a different game!
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  • Apr 3, 2021

    By Cynthia Liddle
    This game is not as advertised. I downloaded the game because it said it was a crossword game that utilized phrases to complete. There are no phrases unless this comes much later as you level up. I don't find much fun in making up three and four letter words that repeat over and over. I will be deleting as I wanted to play a game where you fill in the word blank as shown in the advertisement.
    more
  • Fun to play... Aug 11, 2019

    By Sjshshshshzhzh
    This is a great game to learn new words, there meanings, and a fun way to pass the time. The only thing I can’t wrap my head around is something with the scoring in the diamond tournaments. I look at the ranking and I’d be in first, and then I’ll play 1 puzzle (takes me about 5 minutes) and immediately look at the rankings again and somehow the person below me jumps up nearly 300 diamonds in 5 minutes pulling way ahead! It seems to only happen when I get near the top of the leaderboard which seems kind of odd. It’s happened several times. Not sure if it’s some kind of glitch or somebody who literally does nothing but play this game. Even still, getting 300 diamonds in 5 minutes comes out to finding a word literally every second. Doesn’t seem possible. But other than that in my opinion this is a fun game to play
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  • Not as good as I thought. Apr 26, 2019

    By LantyArizona
    While the game starts being so exciting and new, one eventually runs out of good words. Some words like 'isle' and other repetitious words can always get you out of a jam. However, eventually the game becomes predictable. Sometimes one spell words knowing they are indeed correct and should be able to obtain mega bonus points, the game does not recognizes them and you don't get the bonus for the effort. Sometimes I connect the letters and form the correct word however it does not catch. It seems the game wants me to use all my bonus points but the object is to leave me without bonus points for when I really are in a jam. When this occurs, it really becomes frustrating because the cue to the initial word in question, is the same word I just connected. And I was right. Not good. It seems that if you want to improve people's brains, redesign the game to include a comprehensive on command dictionary. For those words that are unfamiliar to you. So, this game helps you to parrot and repeat usual words. Not so much brain exercising but mimicking and parroting. Not so much de eloping brain. More like a broken record. Copy some traits like Kindle. It has a comprehensive dictionary for those words you want to learn meaning to. Then, you learn to use them properly. It also has a Wikipedia link and Internet link. I do't mean to through shade. Only providing points so the game could be a real brain exercise.
    more
  • Mar 30, 2021

    By Jason C
    Same words used repeatedly. On puzzle 407 and still seeing words from previous stages. Won't recognize and attribute some words that you find until later in that puzzle, after you use hints and clues. Then suddenly it recognizes them. This app is good for wasting time in an airport and trying to get you to buy coins.
    more
  • Crossword Jam Sep 8, 2020

    By okie too
    THIS GAME CHEATS. IT WITHHOLDS POINTS AND FINALLY STARTS EXITING THE GAME REPEATEDLY. WORST GAME EVER. This started out great! It quickly became my very favorite game! In fact, I am currently on Game 2360, country is Montenegro, and the percent of people completing that game is 0.85%. Now...the problem is that for the last few countries the game has cheated me out of Bonus Points. It will either turn to a black screen or just not give the points. It varies. I first thought it was just a one time thing or maybe a few days’ thing. Wrong. I also questioned my internet but that was not an issue either. The withholding of points worsened as I continued completing the games and going on to the next country. It is now to the point that I rarely get any points at all. Today it didn’t give me the consecutive day points. This is a serious problem that needs to be addressed. In the beginning and 3/4 of the way to where I am I would give it a five star rating. Now I wouldn’t even give it one star. The puzzles are difficult enough as I progress. Crossword Jam should not cheat and withhold points. Shame on them. I TAKE AWAY THE ONE STAR I GAVE THIS GAME IN MY PREVIOUS POST. It will NOT let me proceed. It keeps blanking the screen and exiting out of the game—repeatedly. Currently I am on game 2505 and the country is Bolivia. I have tried and tried and it will not let me finish the game. In addition, it WILL NOT GIVE me ANY points even though I earn them.
    more
  • Mar 20, 2021

    By Carol Meadows
    I paid to get rid of the ads but after transferring the app to a replacement phone, the 30 second ads are back. I am told if I use Facebook I can get everything back but I do not, and will not use use Facebook. Not with their data collection, data selling, facial recognition software (which the were sued for using without consent and lost a class action lawsuit) and other numerous privacy violations. You should get paid for your data, not Facebook!!
    more
  • I used to like it Jan 29, 2021

    By CJ_proartz
    Recently, nearly every time I complete a game, it wants me to submit my name for, I’m not sure what. There is no way to get out of that screen except to submit my name, or turn off my device and start it up again. Then I play another game or 2 and that comes up again. I just want to play the game. I don’t care about statistics, scores or tournaments. Please just let me play one game after another by allowing me to exit that “submit” screen. Otherwise, I will stop playing & delete the game. There are plenty of similar games. Update: I started playing this on my iPhone instead of my iPad. The above problem went away. But I often get an ad and can’t get out of it. Clicking done or X doesn’t work. Today when I opened the game a screen came up about tournament results. Nothing happened when I hit “see results” & it won’t X out. The only way I can continue is to turn the phone off & on again. Then soon an ad won’t close & I have to turn it off & on again, and again..
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