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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 284K+ Reviews 1M+ Downloads
Improve your vocabulary and word power by playing the best free word game
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4.7
283.7K+ Ratings
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  • Jul 30, 2020

    By NaruPikaLover
    I've been playing this game for a long, long time. This game is simple in design and is easy to get the hang of, just connect the letters to form words that fill out the crossword. Daily puzzles give you cool bonuses! You can make bonus words for extra coins, watch optional ads for more coins, and play in tournaments for even more coins. You use coins to get hints for your crossword but you don't need them to play. Best part? You can play this game offline too.
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  • Very fun, despite a few minor issues Nov 27, 2019

    By Trash Goddess
    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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  • Jul 24, 2020

    By Edd Scroggins
    I've been solving these puzzles for awhile now (about a year)and though I don't play every day or spend money on it anymore except when I first downloaded it (less than $5.00) I have solved as of today 1448 levels totaling 57,920 puzzles ... I just wanted to share that with all of you because before I started Crossword Jam I wondered if I might be getting a little rusty when it came to spelling...but now after solving so many word puzzles has puzzle game has given me the extra confidence I need.
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  • Aug 2, 2020

    By Amy Wiley
    Love the game, and the hidden challenge of guessing opponents real score that are playing off line. But what ticks me off is running out of levels to continue in the weekend tournament. I'm two hours away from the end, and can't continue. Shame on you "Crossword Jam" developers !!!
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  • Challenging Sep 25, 2019

    By web204
    I like this game and I play every day. But the points don’t make sense. I agree that I am not getting the points I seem to earn. Another time, I had almost 900 and then the next day I was down to a little over 200. Not sure why. I do use hints but not that often, certainly not 20 times in a day. Now I add up or deduct each time I use the hint. And what do the other buttons do? I don’t want to select them to find out because they require use of more points but what are they for? (Thunder bolt and pointing finger). Please add descriptions in how to play the game. Also explain if there are any other reasons that point are deducted or not added. I think that would help. I like this game but I lowered the rate because I don’t understand some of the features.
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  • Jul 28, 2020

    By H Law
    I really enjoy this game. I'd give it a much higher star rating if it had a better dictionary that recognised genuine words. It fails to recognise many words! Edit: placed second but didnt receive any rewards. Why?. Clues cost too many coins and it's very difficult to earn coins. Only one free spin now, not two. Why? Dictionary still woefully incomplete. Disappointing. Removed one star.
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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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  • Jul 31, 2020

    By S Hinkle
    Nice game, challenging early on in the game. 1.WAY too many ads. 2. Earning extra coins is difficult as the extra coin option does not work most of the time. (The more to "encourage" their players to BUY coins). Apparently they don't, or won't, realize this is annoying and drives players away. 3. Their dictionary is terribly incomplete and MANY times correct words are not recognized. 4. Ads are long.Most 30 secs or more. I get up and walk away so never watch them. Shorter ads are more effective.
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  • Fix the free spin glitch Jan 13, 2020

    By mentalcase52
    I love this game with the exception of the low coin wins and the free spins and words not being accepted the first few times. My free spins do not work right. I do not get my rewards. My free spin is suppose to come every 6 hours and it does not. Why are the coin prizes not higher? Considering one has to pay for hints and lightening plays it would be nice to have higher coin prizes. Thanks. I deleted this game today. The small stuff I didn’t mind all games have glitches but I cannot stand a word game with made up words, incorrect spellings, or breaks it’s own rules just to finish a puzzle. Acronyms are not words. Abbreviations are not words. Slang words are not used in puzzles but ya’ll use them just to finish a puzzle but do not use them as a regular puzzle words or bonus words. Foreign words are not used yet ya’ll slide them in to finish a puzzle but yet they are not use as regular words or bonus words. There are enough real words in the word without having to cheat with made up “fake” words. I do not know what “wordnik” is but it needs to be thrown out by the ignorance inspectors for spreading dummied down garbage.
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  • 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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  • Jul 30, 2020

    By NaruPikaLover
    I've been playing this game for a long, long time. This game is simple in design and is easy to get the hang of, just connect the letters to form words that fill out the crossword. Daily puzzles give you cool bonuses! You can make bonus words for extra coins, watch optional ads for more coins, and play in tournaments for even more coins. You use coins to get hints for your crossword but you don't need them to play. Best part? You can play this game offline too.
    more
  • Jul 24, 2020

    By Edd Scroggins
    I've been solving these puzzles for awhile now (about a year)and though I don't play every day or spend money on it anymore except when I first downloaded it (less than $5.00) I have solved as of today 1448 levels totaling 57,920 puzzles ... I just wanted to share that with all of you because before I started Crossword Jam I wondered if I might be getting a little rusty when it came to spelling...but now after solving so many word puzzles has puzzle game has given me the extra confidence I need.
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  • Crashes!!! Aug 19, 2019

    By GrandmaOTwins
    This app keeps crashing (or whatever) and won’t let me open it. I have to delete and reinstall it. It will then work for a short time then not let me open it again till I delete and reinstall it again. Very frustrating!! I have had to delete and reinstall it several times now. Also it makes me start all over even though I have progressed quite far in the game. Reinstalling AGAIN FOR THE LAST TIME TODAY then I will delete and leave it deleted which is a shame because I do really enjoy the game. I hope this gets fixed before it crashes on me yet again!
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  • Jul 23, 2020

    By w h sampson
    I am enjoying Crossword Jam, especially the tournaments. It can however be very frustrating when you need a clue but you don't have the coins to pay fof one. That is when I usually leave for a few minutes , then try again. Still right up there among favourites though.
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  • Exciting and lots of fun Feb 8, 2020

    By Annienmaggie
    I enjoy the game tremendously and enjoy the challenge of figuring out words I’ve never seen or used before. The tournaments make you try to think faster than a leisurely-paced session and is also enjoyable. The only thing I find annoying is that people pop into the tournaments with hundreds of points iinto the top ranks, when they were not even listed anywhere in the game a second before. It makes you wonder if there is a flaw in the programming which allows this, or these people have figured out a way to beat the system. Overall, it’s a great game.
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  • Very fun, despite a few minor issues Nov 27, 2019

    By Trash Goddess
    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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  • Love but words are repetitious Aug 9, 2019

    By Pep coat
    This game is addictive! I love the crossword style as it helps to figure out the words. What I don’t like: 1) 30 coins for a clue is too many. I don’t do in app purchases so it is very easy to burn through rewards. 2) The 1 hour wait time to cash in the bonus words reward is very annoying as well as the fact that I can’t even keep accruing the bonus words during that period. Do you want us to play the game or not? 3) Please branch out with your letters. The same words get played again and again. 4) And most importantly... THE GAME WON’T OPEN SINCE THE LAST UPDATE. (Weeping) I had no idea it had become my favorite game until I could no longer play it and didn’t want to play anything else! 😳
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  • Aug 8, 2020

    By Patrick Allred
    Very good game! A nice way to stretch my mental vocabulary muscles :) UPDATE: I paid to have the ads removed from this game. Now why do I have to deal with this pop-up window on a daily basis asking me to buy a larger piggy bank? Please get rid of this.
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  • Jul 27, 2020

    By Tumbleweed Htown
    Would give it 5 stars if it hadn't kept my 250 point bonus when the game froze and I had to restart my phone. Need slightly better layout as there is discomfort with the ad at the bottom and one square gets covered at times with graphics.
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  • Aug 4, 2020

    By Tony Green
    Fun word game but too many ads and the hints cost way too much considering you don't get many for completing a level. If the ads were gone and hint prices were lower, I'd give it a higher rating.
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  • Aug 2, 2020

    By Amy Wiley
    Love the game, and the hidden challenge of guessing opponents real score that are playing off line. But what ticks me off is running out of levels to continue in the weekend tournament. I'm two hours away from the end, and can't continue. Shame on you "Crossword Jam" developers !!!
    more
  • Challenging Sep 25, 2019

    By web204
    I like this game and I play every day. But the points don’t make sense. I agree that I am not getting the points I seem to earn. Another time, I had almost 900 and then the next day I was down to a little over 200. Not sure why. I do use hints but not that often, certainly not 20 times in a day. Now I add up or deduct each time I use the hint. And what do the other buttons do? I don’t want to select them to find out because they require use of more points but what are they for? (Thunder bolt and pointing finger). Please add descriptions in how to play the game. Also explain if there are any other reasons that point are deducted or not added. I think that would help. I like this game but I lowered the rate because I don’t understand some of the features.
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  • Jul 29, 2020

    By Nathalie Malave
    Too many ads. It's annoying. 😒😒 But solving the word puzzles is fun. I don't care about anything else on here cause I don't plan to buy or spend my money. 😏😏 I just keep going with solving the puzzles, it helps me pass the time, it goes by quickly. I use this app to help alleviate my stress levels and expand my thinking skills.
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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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  • Good in the beginning Feb 2, 2018

    By TX-NY-BX
    I finished this game from start to finish. There's times when you input a word and it'll say the word isn't in there just so you use coins or a spin. Then I would put in the same word AFTER using my coins and the word would be in there. Once you get to the upper levels you don't get as much coins (I get it because of a challenge) but at least I would have liked to get better spins. Then they charge you more for a hint as the levels go up. I started to see glitches but I kept the game until I finished it through. Like I said before I liked the game in the beginning towards the end I was ready to uninstall. Not many coins. It sikes you into purchasing coins and you get bull spins and they charge you more coins per hint smh.
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  • Jul 28, 2020

    By H Law
    I really enjoy this game. I'd give it a much higher star rating if it had a better dictionary that recognised genuine words. It fails to recognise many words! Edit: placed second but didnt receive any rewards. Why?. Clues cost too many coins and it's very difficult to earn coins. Only one free spin now, not two. Why? Dictionary still woefully incomplete. Disappointing. Removed one star.
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  • Jul 31, 2020

    By S Hinkle
    Nice game, challenging early on in the game. 1.WAY too many ads. 2. Earning extra coins is difficult as the extra coin option does not work most of the time. (The more to "encourage" their players to BUY coins). Apparently they don't, or won't, realize this is annoying and drives players away. 3. Their dictionary is terribly incomplete and MANY times correct words are not recognized. 4. Ads are long.Most 30 secs or more. I get up and walk away so never watch them. Shorter ads are more effective.
    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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  • Jul 28, 2020

    By Claude Johnson
    I'm only giving 2 stars because of way too many ads, and always trying to force something on you or tempt you to spend unnecessary money. For instance, I EARNED money by finishing puzzles, but here comes some piggy bank HOLDING my money that I earned and in order to get ALL the money you earn you have to BUY the piggy bank that was already given to you for solving puzzles. This world of games is soooooo SATANIC and cruel, full of GREED.
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  • Aug 2, 2020

    By You would like to know lol
    I enjoyed this game, and would have given a much higher rating. But I have reached the highest level, and have been waiting for many months for the update with new levels. Now I'm not even able to do the daily puzzles. When are the new levels coming?
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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
  • Fix the free spin glitch Jan 13, 2020

    By mentalcase52
    I love this game with the exception of the low coin wins and the free spins and words not being accepted the first few times. My free spins do not work right. I do not get my rewards. My free spin is suppose to come every 6 hours and it does not. Why are the coin prizes not higher? Considering one has to pay for hints and lightening plays it would be nice to have higher coin prizes. Thanks. I deleted this game today. The small stuff I didn’t mind all games have glitches but I cannot stand a word game with made up words, incorrect spellings, or breaks it’s own rules just to finish a puzzle. Acronyms are not words. Abbreviations are not words. Slang words are not used in puzzles but ya’ll use them just to finish a puzzle but do not use them as a regular puzzle words or bonus words. Foreign words are not used yet ya’ll slide them in to finish a puzzle but yet they are not use as regular words or bonus words. There are enough real words in the word without having to cheat with made up “fake” words. I do not know what “wordnik” is but it needs to be thrown out by the ignorance inspectors for spreading dummied down garbage.
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  • Tired of the bots that they keep putting ahead Jul 22, 2020

    By jsfoster75
    I play this game because I like the exercise that it gives me in finding words. However, every day there’s a new tournament that you are required to join to play. Every time I get close to the top of the leaderboard, typically second or third place, three people magically appear ahead of me and without fail, they are only 10 points apart or less. It’s always three people, never more, never less. I have played 4,342 puzzles to date, and this happens every tournament without fail. I get so sick of the ads and the bots that they constantly put in front of you just to try to keep you playing and getting ad click revenue. It would be nice for one time to be able to play a game without having to wait for an ad every single map/puzzle.
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  • Jul 27, 2020

    By mike grant
    Worse than useless. My wife sent me a link to help her. Her puzzle displays for two seconds then it always goes to the download site even though I've already downloaded the damn thing.
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  • A Fun Game at First, But I am an American, not a Brit!!!! Jul 13, 2020

    By M0therofP00dles
    As I have progressed in this game, many of the solutions are now British spellings, not American spellings. I have had to rely on a cheat site I found online to help me get the correct spelling for words. I am now on level 18 and the game has started playing annoying very loud music that I am unable to turn off! I have to completely restart my iPhone XR!! The annoying music has gotten worse!!!! I just deleted the game because I am sick of all of the bugs in this game!!! I actually chatted with a developer and discovered they are from India, not Britain but since India is a British Territory, it explains all the British, not American English word spellings!
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