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CRUX Crosswords (Universal)

12-03-2011, 03:29 AM
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CRUX Crosswords (Universal)



*** iPhone 5 LAUNCH SALE 60% OFF *** Universal Crossword Puzzle App
Now with iCloud puzzle sync, iOS 6, and iPhone 5 (taller display) support!

CRUX brings you a beautiful, fun, and intuitive way to solve crossword puzzles on your iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.

★ Excellent ★ - WIRED App Guide : "The best crossword app for the iPad"

★★★★★ - AppAdvice.com : "A Word Puzzler’s Delight"

★★★★ - PadGadget.com : "A highly polished crossword app with tons of features"

★★★★☆ - TouchArcade.com : "Crossword Puzzles Have Never Looked This Good"

★★★★☆ - TapMag.co.uk : "A well-developed crossword puzzler that should keep addicts happy."

CRUX presents the best crossword puzzles on the perfect platform for solving them. There are thousands of high-quality puzzles available for download from newspapers and other sources around the world. No matter if you're new to crosswords or a seasoned wordsmith, CRUX is great for everyone, and includes:

- Multiple modes help you focus on what's important
-- "Intersecting" presents a mini-puzzle made from the selected entry and all crossing entries
-- "Incomplete" shows you only what's left
-- "Related" shows only the themed or otherwise related entries
- Related entries are automatically highlighted in all modes
- Swipe gestures for directly picking any across/down entry from the grid
- Enter letters as pen or pencil
- Enter multiple letters in a cell ("rebus" entry)
- Timer with pause feature
- Clear/check/reveal a cell, entry, or the entire puzzle
- View and sort downloaded puzzles by day, month, constructor, recently opened, etc.

- Support for multiple users sharing one iPad
- iPad "Home row" control layout lets you solve a puzzle fast without moving your hands
- iPad 3-speed directional pad for cell-by-cell navigation

CRUX ships with 15 all-new and exclusive CRUX Starter puzzles by accomplished constructor Andrew Ries - no additional purchase or download required!

In addition, CRUX currently supports the following US-style online sources:

- Chronicle of Higher Education
- Cox & Rathvon / Hook Sunday
- Houston Chronicle
- Ink Well
- I Swear
- Jonesin'
- NY Times Classic
* NY Times Daily
* NY Times Monthly Bonus
- Onion A.V. Club
- People Magazine
- Philadelphia Inquirer
- Thinks.com
- Washington Post Daily
- Washington Post Puzzler
- Washington Post TV

And these UK-style sources:

• Globe And Mail Cryptic
• Globe And Mail Quick
• Independent Concise
• Independent Cryptic
• Manchester Evening News
• Sydney Morning Herald Cryptic (2002-2009)
• Sydney Morning Herald Quick (2002-2009)
✻ Telegraph Cryptic
✻ Telegraph General Knowledge
✻ Telegraph General Knowledge Quick
✻ Telegraph Quick
✻ Telegraph Toughie

* These puzzles are available with a NY Times Premium Crossword Membership. NY Times home delivery customers can sign up online for a membership at no additional cost.

✻ The Telegraph puzzles are available with an online subscription. 7-day free trial available at: http://puzzles.telegraph.co.uk/site/register_free_trial

Last edited by rumsoft; 09-23-2012 at 12:50 PM. Reason: updated appinfo
12-03-2011, 10:39 AM
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Joined: Feb 2011
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For anybody interested in crosswords but not ready to pull the trigger, there's a discussion of the iPad version before it went Universal here: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=85013

And we're having a promo code giveaway this weekend to mark the end of the Universal launch sale here: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=115149

12-03-2011, 11:13 AM
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Joined: Feb 2010
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I have several friends with this on their iPad and this is the best Crossword app available. Thanks for bringing it to the iPhone! Good luck!

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12-03-2011, 11:28 AM
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Location: Orlando, FL
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Picked this up when it first dropped to 99 cents.

Incredibly polished and fun to play. It may not have landscape mode on an iPhone but I got used to it quickly.

The best features are that it automatically highlights other cells if the current clue references it. There is also an "intersecting" view which dims the puzzle except the clue you are on and the answers that intersect it
12-03-2011, 03:45 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by VeganTnT View Post
Incredibly polished and fun to play. It may not have landscape mode on an iPhone but I got used to it quickly.
We're bringing landscape mode to CRUX on the iPad but don't currently have similar plans for iPhone. If enough people ask for it, then we'll definitely give it a shot.
12-04-2011, 09:37 PM
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My review in iTunes "A seven letter word for this game? A~M~A~Z~I~N~G! This simply is the best crossword app in the app store and is a steal at any price. If you are even slightly intrigued with playing crosswords on your idevice, you have to get this app. You won't regret it ever. The best! Thank you!"

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CAT IN A BOX QUANTUM SHEEP CS54 ONE MINUTE GAMES ELEFTHERIOS CHRISTODOULATOS RAVENOUS GAMES ORANGE PIXEL RADIANGAMES CAVE LLAMASOFT (RIP) MADFINGER PASTA GAMES TOUCH FOO KODE80
12-04-2011, 11:06 PM
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Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
Posts: 3,741
I have to agree with Cygnet. I remember hearing about the game a while ago when it was iPad-only, and even back then it was being hailed as the best option for crossword-lovers. Now I own it myself I can confirm this is true. The graphics look professional and make it easy to stare at the app for extended lengths of time, and the controls are self explanatory and give you access to everything you could possibly need. The little details are excellent additions, such as the handwritten-style font, being able to view the edges of the paper and the stitching at the top. All in all it's plainly obvious that a lot of care and attention was given to making the whole experience feel comfortable for the user. With a vast (and ever-expanding) selection of puzzles, there's really no need to ever buy another crossword app.

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09-23-2012, 01:14 PM
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Joined: Feb 2011
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Hi everybody! I'm happy to announce that version 1.2 is now available in the App Store. To celebrate this major update and the iPhone 5 launch, CRUX is now on sale for the low, low price of only $1.99. I already posted on the main thread in the iPad/Universal forum with all the details, but also wanted to let anyone know who's watching this thread.

Specific to iPhone and iPod touch: This update inclues optimization for iPhone 5 display. We used the extra vertical pixels to show the entire puzzle at full width without panning up/down, and to make the keyboard keys taller. Here's the difference:

09-23-2012, 01:31 PM
#9
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 238
I noticed the update yesterday, and it's awesome! iCloud and deleting puzzles were my top two wanted features, and iPhone 5 support is icing on the cake. Thanks a lot!

The best crossword app out there, IMO.

Last edited by swarmster; 09-23-2012 at 10:47 PM.
09-23-2012, 02:30 PM
#10
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 355
Agreed! I've many hours of enjoyment from Crux.