Download Words With Crosses apk 2.4.0 free for Android smartphone

11 Oct
Words With Crosses

Posted by Adam Rosenfield in Puzzle | Oct. 11, 2015 | 57 Comments

Apk file size: 311.0 KB

Words With Crosses is a crossword puzzle application that downloads many different free puzzles from the web, as well as several premium crosswords for subscribers. It can also play any .puz or .jpz file from the web or from your email.

Puzzles available include:
- American Values Club xword (paid subscription required)
- Andy Kravis, Cruciverbalist at Law
- Brendan Emmett Quigley (manual download required)
- Chronicle of Higher Education
- CRooked Crosswords (paid subscription required)
- Crossword Nation (paid subscription required)
- Der Standard (German-language cryptic crosswords)
- Devil Cross
- Erik Agard
- Ink Well Xwords
- Jonesin' Crosswords
- Joseph Crosswords
- Los Angeles Times
- Matt Gaffney's Daily Crossword (manual download required)
- Muller Monthly Music Meta
- Neville Fogarty
- New York Times (paid subscription required)
- New York Times Mini Puzzle (paid subscription required)
- New York Times Monthly Bonus Puzzle (paid subscription required)
- Patrick Blindauer's Free Monthly Puzzle
- People Puzzler
- Premier Crosswords
- Sheffer Crosswords
- Stan Newman's Newsday Crossword
- Universal Crossword
- USA Today
- Wall Street Journal
- Washington Post Puzzler

Words With Crosses is free and open-source. Check out the source code on GitHub at and fork it, send pull requests, submit issues, and more.

Whats new

    - Fixed Wall Street Journal downloader, which is now a daily puzzle
    - Fixed NYT Monthly Bonus Puzzle downloader
    - New downloader for the NYT Mini Puzzle
    - Removed downloaders for Matt Gaffney's Weekly Crossword Contest and the Washington Post, which are now subscription-only
    - Fixed puzzle download dialog, which was displaying incorrectly on devices running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and higher
    - Fixed accented characters in Newsday puzzles
    - Fixed several cursor movement bugs

Adam Rosenfield part of our Puzzle and have average installs from 100000 to 500000. Last Update Oct. 11, 2015. Google play rating is 71.958. Current verison is 2.4.0. Actual size 311.0 KB.

Download words-with-crosses.apk 311.0 KB


Art Cummiskey

Fun! Great selection of daily crossword puzzles. Controls are a bit hard for me to get used to, but it's a great app to pass time and work your brain. Thanks!

Joan MM

Does what it says Played it for a few weeks, deleting now to find better ways to spend my time

dya ballikl

Very nice But can you please make the files stop downloading as independent downloads and filling my notifications bar? Kthnxbai. (edit) dev fix ftw

A Google User

My fave crossword app Previous reviews are crazy talk. I have tried them all and this is the only choice in my opinion.

Collyn Moore

Used to be 4 ? - Uninstalled Very limited search and download by month and date after recent changes. Only goes back to 2012 and can't change the month at all. Uninstalled.

Timothy Carr

Good app 1. Auto size screen according to grid size and 2. Highlight across and down clues when a square is highlighted. Currently, only clue highlighted is the one in the direction you are working.

Tony Antonakas

Download issues fixed looks like the issue was with Android 5.0. Once i upgraded to 5.1, i am now able to download past puzzles. As for the puzzles themselves, not sure if you know this or not, but Matt Gaffney has changed his weekly contest puzzle to a subscription model and emails the puzzles directly to the subscribers. Also, I believe the Washington Post has also changed their daily puzzle to a subscription model.

Danette Jones

Paper crosswords Harder than i thought

Matthew Milton

Its worth it. This is a great crossword puzzle app. With daily updates you never run outta fun!

Amanda Lim

Awesome Lots of options, lots of sources for puzzles. Great crossword app

Reid Rosenberg

Calendar not working in Lollipop

Maggie Chin

The only issue I have with this app (and thus unable to give a 5 star rating) is the People puzzle always downloads the same puzzle every single week.

Chris McDannold

Too sensitive Either my phone is too powerful for this app, or there is an input timing issue. It is virtually impossible to complete a puzzle without an error due to spaces being skipped or too many letters being entered. On top of that, its random, so even if VERY careful, you'll still have this issue on every puzzle. Also, the navigation buttons are not in a sensible order. They should be up, left, right, down. Tapping on puzzle does not zoom, and often will not move the selection to where tapped.

Ashley Smith

Brilliant app for crossword addicts This app keeps me updated with more than enough crosswords to fill a rainy day. Crosswords are drawn from a variety of different sources with various styles and levels of difficulty, so there's always something for everyone. Slick and easy to use. Highly recommended.

Andrew Horn

An excellent selection of puzzles with a very responsive interface.

Jenny Bauer

Love it! Very addicting. Thank you :)

Elise Rutherford

Crosswords Works well as advertised. I like my crosswords.

Julie Youngblood

Words with crosses Simply addictive and always educational

Thomas Pinkston

Great App Adam is super responsive to fixing bugs. This is the best crosswords app.

Laura Gertz Runyan

Can't live without it!

Lee Leonhardt

Many a boring event escaped with this app.

Ryan Noblett

Awesome app Love crosswords. Love this app.

A Google User

This suck a lot

Jim Kingdon

Lots of crosswords Has been kept up to date as the location on the internet of various puzzles changes. Good user interface.

Chuck Cravens

Great crossword free app. It downloads puzzles when you are online but you can play offline.

Mikel Ward

Spiritual successor to Shortyz Like Shortyz but with all the missing puzzles added back in.

Jerrie Cortez

Great app I have no issues with this. It is really great and nice to have.

Jo Sohneronne

Wonderful way to satisfy your crossword addiction. Lots of choices from easy to fairly difficult. Wish it were possible to get NY Times puzzles w/o subscription. Wish the auto advance from one word to the next went to the first empty square instead of the first letter whether it's empty or not

Laura Brennaman

Excellent app! Works as described, more puzzles at all levels each day than I should ever have time to do!

Shawn Pichette

Great App I love this app, but hope that Matt Gaffney's comes back.

Drew Marmo

thumbs up!! had an issue but was contacted by the developer and everything is good... great little program...

Sean Esswein

Finicky touch response Had a lot of trouble with touch interface. Sometimes touch responds perfect, sometimes no amount of tapping will get a response. Makes navigating puzzle tough, it's probably better on tablets.

jin moore

Fantastic app! Has so many daily crossword puzzles! Fixes any minor problems promptly and effectively. Love this app!

Joc Kessler

New favorite app since the original Shortyz broke down I have been addicted to Shortyz for a long time but the creator stopped maintaining it (can't blame him since it is not a paying job). Thanks for picking up the code and offering a working version. I have my favorite train activity back!

Brandi Threatt

Love it Use all the time. Husband and daughter are now hooked as well.

S Pierce

Fabulous! So many puzzle options, I couldn't possibly do them all.

Melissa Roberts

What Happened??? I used to be able to download puzzles from earlier dates, but it hasn't let me for some time now. I thought perhaps it was my phone, but I've done a hard reset on it and reinstalled this app, and it still won't download past puzzles. It SAYS it is...but it doesn't. Please fix???

Laura Morris

Worked great until yesterday - now seems to have a problem downloading the Universal Crossword...and I can't figure out why or how to fix it. Other puzzles seem to download fine - maybe a problem with the link?

Karen ASI

Thanks Adam! Thanks Adam for restoring this app back to awesomeness! If you enjoy cross word puzzles you will enjoy using this app. Various authors and an archive of puzzles available here.

Ken Cooney

Great app! It downloads crosswords from various crossword puzzle makers and you can download a previous day's puzzle.

Brandi Stenerson

Daily brain food But what happened to the Joseph Crossword puzzles? They haven't been downloading for me since yesterday (10/26). *Edit 10/30- Yay! All is fixed.

Karen Harris

My two favorite crossword puzzles are not downloading again. :( My two crossword puzzles have failed failed to download this week. But I love this app until now.

Laura Wade

Only app to have daily WSJ puzzles! Gets all the good newspaper puzzles.

Nikki Sto

Best Greatest variety of crosswords/difficulty levels, control over settings is great. Favorite crossword app I've found.

Jade Nauss

Best thing since hot potatoes! If you like crossword puzzles then get this app right now! Heck, if you don't like crossword puzzles you should still download this app and stare at it on your screen, and appreciate the hidden wonders of what lies within. Do it. Do it now.

Al T

Brilliant. One of the best apps. Fantastic in its simplicity.

Tony Antonakas

Navigation needs tweaking .I can no longer use the delete\backspace key when I need to go back to a previous entry to correct an answer. Would be nice to fix that.

Dasha Dahdouh

not updating I've solved all the ones I like,but it hasn't updated since early December. Please fix.

Rhonda Clarkson

Help I used to be able to download crosswords from previous dates, but the app won't let me. I don't know what happened, but it needs to be fixed.

Jessie Tookes

A great app! I've used this app for a while. I've always loved it and still do. I bought a new tablet and noticed it wouldn't let me download previous days anymore. I emailed the developer and he responded. He informed me that this is an Android 5.0 issue. If you're running 5.1 everything should work. Sadly, I have to wait for Samsung to update my device.

Stephen Leonard

Please fix the ability to toggle between dates. Other wise, why show the calendar at all?

Daniel Atkinson

Really good crossword I really like this game but unfortunately it recently stopped being able to download crossword puzzles from previous days. Would be really cool if the dev could fix this.

Trish Thompson

Favorite crossword app Customizable and easy to use.

Dafydd Owens

Overall, great app This is the best of the crossword apps out there, with many sources (though they are from the USA which makes it tough for a Brit), a simple interface, decent keyboard, and it's stable. Unfortunately, it's registering touches in the wrong locations since I altered the DPI on my Xperia Z3 to 400. No other apps have this problem & I can't think what else would be causing it.

Lawrence Winstead

Best crossword app around! Love it! Multiple crosswords, lots of options! I could be making this up, but it feels like the puzzles range in difficulty, too. So easy to play!

tex everett

Excellent Many thanks for your work!

Mike Menzel

Love it on my phablet. Crashes happen in Android 7. Best one out there. Since Android Nougat, though, auto-rotate causes the app to crash when a puzzle is open, not saving the progress on the puzzle you were working on. Bug report sent.

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