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Cryptic Crossword

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Description of Cryptic Crossword

You've tried the rest, now try the best.

260 professional Cryptic Crossword puzzles to keep you pondering.

These are cryptic level crosswords, suitable for seasoned crossword enthusiasts.


- Tutorial for Cryptic Puzzles

- pinch zooming grid

- clue list view

- cheats, highlight mistakes and answer checking

- share a clue (via email, Twitter, Facebook, etc)

- suitable for tablets

- high resolution tablets supported

- no ads

- resume button

- extra preferences (jump letters, grey out completed clues, etc)

- 3 keyboard choices

- explanations for each clue (Pack 8 onward)

If you're finding Cryptic a little too challenging, why not try our standard Crossword app.

Or maybe you're looking for American style puzzles, with no hanging letters? If so, then try our Crossword (US) app.

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More Information Of Cryptic Crossword

lable: Word - Games Current Version:Varies with device Publish Date:2022-06-16 Developer:Teazel Ltd

User Reviews


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richard crowe 2020-07-19

Great for learning how to do cryptic crosswords. Just the right level of difficulty. Being able to check your answers is very helpful, but I save this for when I\'m REALLY stuck.
Simona De Michelis 2021-01-14

Great fun. Easy to use and good for the brain. Only addition I\'d like to see is a reveal on the wordplay - sometimes you can\'t see how an answer was derived and it would be awesome to know as this helps you get better.
Malcolm Wickham 2020-08-08

I have definitely improved in my solving of cryptic crosswords due to this app. I used to find them fairly hard, but do-able. Now I find them pretty easy but still a bit of a challenge. I\'m ready now for something harder. However, that could be a description of a crossword book. The app itself is wonderful. No ads, never crashes, always there waiting for me wherever I left off. Easy to use, intuitive and with answers when you really need them. Marvellous!
George McNinch 2016-12-29

Good cryptic app I\'ve used this app for a good while. Interface is good, and the puzzles are enjoyable. cryptics a bit easier than guardian or globe-and-mail, and some are perhaps heavy on anagrams. I *started* doing cryptics with this app; for that, the difficulty level was perfect. The puzzles remain interesting, still. Suggestion: for a given puzzle, count number of user requests for help (\"reveal letter\" e.g.) and report this on puzzle completion.
Sam Friedman 2020-03-06

Nice app with some relatively easy beginner-level puzzles. As someone who is just learning cryptic crosswords, this is perfect for learning the different rules and recurring patterns. However, an experienced cryptic crossword solver will probably find these to be a bit too easy.
pete williams 2019-08-03

This has been a very enjoyable group of crosswords for me. Not too difficult but hard enough to make me stop and think. It\'s easy to navigate and pleasant to use. My only complaint is that some of the clues are repeated.
Becky McIntosh 2020-02-18

It\'s good. The free version has lots to try with no ads and then one off purchase for the rest. A few settings could be tweaked but I\'ve found it good.
Alex Plumbley-Jones 2017-05-04

Please could you make the delete button only delete the incorrect letters when pressed repeatedly.
S T 2019-01-14

Great game, well worth the Money. I love that I can play without data draining intrusive adverts. I\'m using it to learn cryptic crosswords, and the progression is steady but evident. Excellently written, and there are minimal general knowledge tabloid answers (celebs/films/songs) which is great. Only possible improvement would be to add more crossword authors to the team to get a mix of styles. All in all, love it.
garhayt 2019-04-05

Some clues are in my range, maybe a bit difficult but can be worked out with a little time. Some are harder but have a really good clue, and I have learned something for the next time I encounter one like it. There are a few that I don\'t think I would have ever solved (for example, because the answer is a British turn of phrase). All said, this is a great bargain. I used to pay this price for one magazine with only one or two Cryptics. It\'s great to have so many here in my phone.