Download Newspaper Crossword Puzzles apk 1.0.3 free for Android smartphone

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Newspaper Crossword Puzzles

Posted by Androidputing Inc. in Puzzle | Dec. 26, 2013 | 49 Comments

Apk file size: 190.0 KB

Daily Newspaper Crossword Puzzles
“What's A Nine Letter Word For A 'Type Of Word Puzzle Game?'”

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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Whats new

    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.

Androidputing Inc. part of our Puzzle and have average installs from 10000 to 50000. Last Update Dec. 26, 2013. Google play rating is 70.2304. Current verison is 1.0.3. Actual size 190.0 KB.

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Ben R

Great 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.

Lori Hash

Keeps you thinking Everyday I use my brain with this app and learn something new. Keep learning your whole life and you stay at the top.

Mike Valentin

Missing sources Originally loved this app, but after a phone reset and reinstall it no longer downloads crosswords from multiple sources. I'm only able to get one crossword a day. I also have my NYTimes subscription entered and those aren't pulled in either. Not worth paying for.

Holly Stotler

Disappointed I feel like this app used to work a lot better. It doesn't grab all of the crosswords it says it will, and my NY Times subscription doesn't work. Given that the NYT hasn't released an Android app, I was hoping this would solve that issue, but it simply doesn't download any of them.

Chris Brueckner

This is a dead-on clone of a free product. 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.

Bryan Gianninoto

Works great 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.

Skip Close

Not as advertised Do not believe the description of products offered. Ask for technical support and waited 2 weeks I'm giving up and uninstalling.

Peg Glosser

Not working well on note 4 Loved this on my note 2, but it's isn't working on note 4. Puzzle won't take up the full area, so you can't easily select the boxes, even with the s-pen. I know the 4 just came out and I'm hoping a fix will be soon

Brent Harris

Decent UI. New high quality puzzles daily 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.

Will Brinson

Does not receive all crosswords advertised daily. I purchased this app because I'm partial to the LA Times crossword, but so far for me it has only updated a couple of crosswords that i already get for free on a different X-word app. 1 star, uninstalling.

Andre Guillemin

Doesn't work Can't get the NY Times crossword even though we have a subscription. And navigation is buggy, UI not intuitive.

Christine Kovic

Unresponsive! When I tap my screen to highlight a new blank space, when trying to start on a new clue, the highlight won't respond even after repeated taps on the screen. Very disappointed! :( uninstalling.

Elena Kendall

This App Won't Open. I paid for this app, and it won't even open. I've reported it and no response.

Michele West

Bought app. Shuts down when i open the app

Richard Gobin

Cannot zoom on Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Pretty frustrating when you cannot see the puzzle because its so small. Holding down the screen just fails to zoom.

Stephanie Gaines

Worked good first time then every time after it closes an won't open

Andrew Kelly

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

Sophie Tramel

Where are the puzzles? The App isn't downloading all the puzzles that it claims it will, only two or three. Incredibly disappointing! But I am enjoying doing the ones that do download every day.

Sean Pike

Disappointed Galaxy Note 3. Worked for a few days and then stopped downloading puzzles. Was very good while it worked. If this can be fixed I will upgrade to 5 stars.

Erin Baumann

Good function, bad variety The app works well on my phone, but in 2.5 months, it's given me the same NYT puzzle 11 times. ELEVEN. I want to work on new puzzles, not ones I've memorized...

John Borgen

Works. Just what I wanted.

Genevieve Rivard-Gilbert

It's okay I had this app on my galaxy s5 and now have it on the galaxy s6 edge...the crosswords no longer fill the whole screen, they get stuck in the top left corner and are only 3/4 across the screen. .boxes are too small to try and tap and start filling an answer..tried spreading thumb and pointer finger to zoom but it only expands so big and then gets stuck in same place

Darcy A. S. Thornburg

Same puzzle every week I love this app, but have 2 complaints: 1st, one puzzle--New York Times Classic--is the EXACT SAME PUZZLE at least once a week. Always pulls the one from 11/25/98. I've memorized most answers. 2nd, app has settings to choose puzzles to download daily. I've chosen all puzzles available in the list, but only get 2-5 a day, and NEVER the Washington Post crossword, which I was hoping to get and know there was at least 1 per Sunday, if not in weekdays. If you're going to let us choose, you should deliver.


Doesn't fit the whole screen Boxes are too small. No clue as to why it only covers the top left portion of the screen, leaving unused black space

Mike Valentin

Gets worse Originally loved this app, but after a phone reset and reinstall it no longer downloads crosswords from multiple sources. I'm only able to get one crossword a day. I also have my NYTimes subscription entered and those aren't pulled in either. Not worth paying for. UPDATE: Changed phones to the HTC One M9 and decided to give this app another shot. Now it repeatedly crashes upon open. Save your money and download Shortyz instead. Same exact layout, more sources, less issues, and free.

John Jurasic

Needs fixed for use on Samsung S6 Works well on my tablet but on the S6 the largest the puzzle gets is unusably small.

S.M. Asmussen

Great app, except... Does well at what it says it's going to do, but several puzzle sources don't download and I can't get the NYT source to work. If those two things were fixed, or someone could tell me what I was doing wrong, this would be five stars.

Bill Kerns

SCAM DO NOT DOWNLOAD! This is the same app as Shortyz which is free. This is a scam!

Indira Smith

All of the puzzles do not download. I only get three options and once they're done I have to wait until the next day.

Gregory Rich

Have to navigate with arrow keys Occasionally, you get lucky and pressing a square on the puzzle let's you move to that clue but generally, you need to navigate the puzzle using the arrow keys (as if there is no touch screen interface). Would have been a great puzzle if this were 1998. Samsung S6 Edge)

Jeffrey Lawrence

Won't download NY Times puzzles I have the required subscription but the app won't download the puzzles. This was the only reason I purchased the app!

Jeffery Kile

Super duper. This is what Shorty's crosswords used to be before their terrible update.


No Better Than The Free One At least Shortyz is free. This one has the exact same bug that I hate. I thought maybe a paid version would have some fixes. Sigh!

Rui Freitas

word puzzle not to scale. Does not fill screen, even when full scree is used. Word clues too small- not to scale either. Double tapping to zoom doesn't always work. Needs work

Eric LeFlore

Wouldn't open Just kept shutting down when I opened it and can't seem to get a refund

Matt Strom

Too easy Only one puzzle shows up that is a challenge, and that's the Saturday stumper. I've been doing newspaper crossword puzzles for years by pen, and even USA Today throws in a stumper every once in awhile. On this app, I can blow through every USA Today puzzle in a couple of minutes. It seems like it just scans puzzles you can find online for free anyway. The interface is good, but please bring more challenging puzzles.

Kelly Smith

They lie It doesn't actually give you all the crosswords it advertises. 1 LA Times crossword. Ever.

Ben King

A little clunky but it's got a ton of sources, including my favorites!

Nick Roberts

Non-functional Crashes when attempting to download puzzles from 90% of the sources

Elizabeth Schneider

But.. I have a free crossword app (from amazon I think) that has the same puzzles, plus a few more. I thought even the little bit of change I gave to this game would get me more puzzles, not less..

Moises Estrada

Small view The view is terrible, you can barely tap on the square you want. I've seen better views. Then to make it even worse when you rotate the device it gets extra small! I want my money back.

Mike Hodges

Few puzzles The description & settings make this app seem like it would be great. Reality is some puzzles are not available while one, inexplicably is the same puzzle every week.

Daniel Sisk

Best crossword puzzle app I have found

Dave Nicholson

Free app far superior. Waste of money

Kim Stermer

Needs to be fixed! I preferred the free version better that had access to all of the same puzzles, it actually worked. Would have preferred keeping that one if it hadn't been discontinued. This one doesn't let you select specific boxes, it automatically skips you around the clues. I'm incredibly disappointed with this app.

Don't waste a dollar on this Navigating the puzzles is unnecessarily annoying, and you won't even be able to download half of them. Not worth it.

Yvette Hirth

Lots of bugs Keeps downloading current People Magazine puzzle even tho i've done it. Won't let you tap the current word (at least in Portrait) to move the cursor to the first square in the word - you have to tap the next or previous clue, then tap the clue on which you were working. How lame.

Eric Blackshaw

App keeps crashing... It's a bit frustrating that after paying for this app, I discover that the NY Times puzzle is just reposted every week, instead of new one being mades available. And now it crashes every time I try to open the app up so I can play crossword puzzles, can't seem to get any help for fixing the problem.

James Lawton

Stopped working in one day

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