Newspaper Crossword Puzzles

Newspaper Crossword Puzzles


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Daily Newspaper Crossword Puzzles
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Like playing the Will Shortz New York Times Edition Crossword? USA Today Crossword? Washington Post Crossword? or Los Angeles Times Crossword? Play all these crossword puzzles and many others on any Android Mobile Device. Browse daily or weekly crosswords and access crossword puzzle archives for endless hours of crossword puzzle challenges to solve offline anywhere in the world!

FACT: 2013 is the 100th anniversary of the crossword puzzle. On December 21, 1913, Arthur Wynne, a journalist from Liverpool, England, published a "word-cross" puzzle in the New York World that embodied most of the features of the genre as we know it. This puzzle is frequently cited as the first crossword puzzle, and Wynne as the inventor. Later, the name of the puzzle was changed to "crossword"



- 7 Daily and 13 Weekly Crossword Puzzle Sources! (See List)
- Reveal Clue Letter, Entire Clue Answer, Or Entire Puzzle!
- Crossword Puzzle View Zoom!
- Landscape Or Portrait Mode!
- Downloads Crosswords To SDCARD For Anywhere Gameplay!
- Archive Crossword Puzzles!
- Show/Hide Errors! (Highlight Errors In Red)
- Crossword Puzzle View or Clue View Mode!
- Simple User Interface! (GUI)
- Help! Features And Usage Guide!
- Many Additional App Options! (See Screenshots)

Current Available Crossword Puzzle Sources:
- Wall Street Journal
- Permier Crosswords
- Philadelphia Inquirer
- LAT Sunday Calendar
- Chronicles Of Higher Education
- Boston Globe
- I Swear
- People Magazine
- The Onion
- Jonesin' Crosswords
- Ink Well
- New York Times (NYTimes Subscription Required)
- Washington Post
- Newsday
- Los Angeles Times
- Universal Crossword
- USA Today
ALPHA Sources (Currently Being Tested And Developed)
- Cru Puzzle Workshop (NY Times Cru Cryptic Fan Puzzles)
- Kegler's Kryptics (Ron “Kegler” Sweet's Cryptic Archive)

NOTE: Additional crossword puzzle sources will be added soon.


In 1944, Allied security officers were disturbed by the appearance, in a series of crosswords in The Daily Telegraph, of words that were secret code names for military operations planned as part of Operation Overlord. "Utah" (the code name for one of the landing sites) appeared in a puzzle on May 2, 1944. Subsequent puzzles included the landing site "Omaha" and "Mulberry"; the secret artificial harbours.

On June 2, four days before the invasion, the puzzle included both "Neptune" (the naval operations plan) and "Overlord". The author of the puzzles, a schoolteacher named Leonard Dawe, was interviewed. The investigators concluded that the appearance of the words was not an attempt to pass messages. According to a former crossword editor of The Daily Telegraph, in 1984 a former student of Dawe's claimed that he had picked up the words from soldiers' conversations around the army camps, and included them when helping Dawe to choose words to fill crossword grids. Some cryptologists for Bletchley Park were selected after doing well in a crossword-solving competition.


Initial App start up may take up 10 seconds, delay is caused by crossword puzzles being downloaded at App start up, disable this in the settings and download crossword puzzles manually if desired.

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Recently changed in this version

v1.0.1 - Initial Release.
v1.0.2 - Fixed BackupAgent service which was crashing app.
v1.0.3 - Corrected portrait display issue on Nexus 7 devices.

Comments and ratings for Newspaper Crossword Puzzles
  • (59 stars)

    by Andrew Kelly on 30/03/2014

    Downloaded a few puzzles and it crashed, now it won't open. I want a refund.

  • (59 stars)

    by Ben R on 03/02/2014

    Great cross word puzzle game, works well so far EXCEPT when I start typing I can no longer hit ENTER on my native keyboard to go to the next clue; upon doing so the icon on the to left turns blue and I can only remedy this by manually clicking on the board.

  • (59 stars)

    by Chris Brueckner on 05/01/2014

    The layout, interface, and available puzzles are copied from "Shortyz", a free and open-source crossword app. To copy a free product and monetize it is disappointing to see. If you don't have a problem with it, then this is still a perfectly good crossword app.

  • (59 stars)

    by Amanda Tietsort on 03/01/2014

    haven't gotten a newspaper in years & now I have my crossword puzzles forever! Best $ ever spent!

  • (59 stars)

    by Bryan Gianninoto on 30/12/2013

    Love the interface. Some very minor issues with tapping to toggle horizontal/vertical, but that could be caused by my device. All puzzle downloads seem to work except for the Washington Post. I have not tested NY times since I am not a subscriber.

  • (59 stars)

    by Brent Harris on 23/12/2013

    Effective and intuitive UI on my Nexus 5, with plenty of options a play mechanisms that could work on smaller devices. It's great that it pulls in new professional puzzles daily, but I am curious how they are paid for.