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Crosswords Delema

07-11-2009, 01:45 AM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 18
Crosswords Delema

I need help deciding which crossword app is best to buy for my ipod.

Right now I'm debating between USA today, or the NY Times one. If there is another one you suggest besides these two, please let me know...

I was hoping to find one thats not TOO difficult. I personally really like the game, Crosswords DS, so if one of these comes close to resembling that one please tell me.


Last edited by Tahuri; 07-11-2009 at 01:57 AM.
07-11-2009, 01:56 AM
Joined: Jun 2009
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Tahuri -

Not to get in your face - but it is "dilemma".. Correct spelling is important in crossword puzzles..

NY Times Xword puzzles start pretty easy on Monday, then get progressively harder, with Sat being the hardest. Clues become more and more obscure. Sunday is generally around a "Friday" level puzzle just larger.

USA today puzzles are overall much more solveable than NY Times IMO. However, both these puzzles are much more difficult than the Crosswords game on the DS.
Unfortunately I am not going to be helpful, as I have not tried any Xword puzzles on the iPhone mostly because I have never found an electronic Xword puzzle to be much good. New York Times Crossword Puzzle on the DS was not bad, and I think it is still available for about $15. The DS game featuring USA Today Puzzles had bad reviews all around. Hopefully there will be some X word lovers out there that have used some and have found a great one, or even a good one, because I would be interested too.

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07-11-2009, 01:59 AM
Joined: Mar 2009
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Originally Posted by pluto6 View Post
Tahuri -

Not to get in your face - but it is "dilemma".. Correct spelling is important in crossword puzzles..
Rats... >< Happens to the best of us sadly..

Thanks for your help!
07-11-2009, 06:39 AM
Joined: May 2009
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