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Crosswords With Friends
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**As seen on the Today Show!** From the team that brought you Words With Friends comes Crosswords With Friends - the first daily crossword puzzle that’s written for today’s world! Test your brain power with a new puzzle every day that’s relevant to entertainment, pop culture, and sports news happening NOW! Enjoy fresh puzzles daily with a new themes every day of the week - Movie Monday, TV Tuesday, Wayback Wednesday, Top 40 Thursday, Sports Fan Friday, Smartypants Saturday, and Sunday Funday! Crosswords With Friends presents the world’s BEST crosswords for you 365 days a year. Led by co-editors Trip Payne (co-star of the crossword documentary Wordplay) and Amy Reynaldo (author of How to Conquer the New York Times Crossword), our daily crosswords are created by some of the world’s most published crossword writers. Get ready for a top-notch crossword experience! Game Features - English Only Game CROSSWORDS WRITTEN BY INDUSTRY EXPERTS Exercise your brain and expand your vocabulary by solving crossword puzzles created by crossword champions and writers from top newspapers! FUN PUZZLE THEMES 7-DAYS A WEEK Play a new crossword every day, and enjoy unique, fun themes! Access thousands of additional puzzles in the calendar archives! CLIMB THE LEADERBOARD Challenge your friends and check the leaderboard to see who solved the daily puzzle the fastest! COMPLETE WEEKLY CHALLENGES Test yourself with new goals each week to earn great rewards and collect badges as you go! COLLECT PUZZLE PACKS Movie buffs, sports fanatics and nerds of all kinds, rejoice! Add a pack of 5 themed puzzles to your collection. Solve them all to collect badges and become the ultimate crossword master. HELPFUL HINTS WHEN YOU NEED THEM Stuck on a word? Use hints to move ahead faster. Playing Crosswords With Friends challenges your brain, improves your pop culture knowledge, and lets you compete with friends. Download and play the all new Crosswords With Friends! Additional information: The game is free to play; however, in-app purchases are available for additional content and in-game currency. Use of this application is governed by the Zynga Terms of Service (http://m.zynga.com/legal/terms-of-service).
Cross words
by Izzy 1948 on 2019/08/19 14:26
I like this puzzle easy to use
Great
by zyxasdghj on 2019/08/19 12:34
Great game
Love it!!!
by gelsie2 on 2019/08/19 11:51
I play everyday!!
Great app but,,,,,,
by Saza and Sean's mom on 2019/08/19 10:34
I think the points need to be easier to obtain.
Love it but....
by Free verse on 2019/08/19 05:05
I am not being rewarded for watching the videos like others have said. And now out of no where the game just crashes and shuts down completely. This is extremely random and just started to happen and it’s pretty annoying. Also I had to switch from one phone to another and it had previously set me record of days in a row way way up there because I’ve managed to get almost all the way back in years to when the app first came out done and now it doesn’t do that.
Crosswords with friends
by LosDave on 2019/08/19 03:33
Great game, play it every day.
Fun game
by cottontop52 on 2019/08/19 02:40
Love playing this game. Look forward to it every night. Just wish I didn’t have to use coins to play.
Words
by Sandy Cove on 2019/08/18 21:22
Fun and educational
Love it
by laydtahoe on 2019/08/18 19:57
I love doing crosswords but I hate paying for it. So I don’t. So I have to watch all these ads for coins. That I don’t like. Why can’t this be free?
Crosswords with friends
by Grampv on 2019/08/18 18:12
Love this game!
Good game
by Dawnfairie on 2019/08/18 17:14
Most of the clue all use the same or similar answers and on occasion some of the clues are no where near the answers they’re looking for but over all it’s good fun relaxing game
Love this app
by Marron1881 on 2019/08/18 16:20
Love this daily, keeps my mind working
Had loved the puzzles ... they may be fixed
by TonyaToo on 2019/08/18 16:01
Aug. 18, 2019: I have played without it crashing for a few weeks. Thank you. Stars are restored. July 8, 2019. Every day it crashes; I refresh my review. Can’t lower the rating any further. Still crashing even after update. At least now it saves progress. Special event puzzles also crash. No more streaks/rewards because you don’t get to finish any puzzles. Highly frustrating. When you’ve played for years, it’s very disappointing.
Fun!
by caliber5 on 2019/08/18 13:01
Look forward to 10pm EST every day, for new puzzle 😊!
Good crosswords
by Chukker8 on 2019/08/18 07:07
The daily ones are great
😍
by Pr1nc8ss9 on 2019/08/18 03:52
❤️
Problem
by Harryxxxxxxxxxx on 2019/08/18 02:22
Having trouble with the game ending abruptly and I have to restart. Also at the end of the game the “X” is being covered with the picture of my battery.
Free time fun
by Dr Death 2 on 2019/08/17 19:31
Crosswords is a great way to spend the infrequent time that is not reserved for the other things in our lives
Fun
by krcrp on 2019/08/17 15:45
I enjoy doing the puzzles. I don’t care for the way the coins are obtained. Ads are fine, just not so long.
Challenging
by Transcriber59 on 2019/08/17 10:39
I enjoy the challenge. Some puzzles are easy and others not so much. Keeps you on your toes
STOLE MY MONEY
by Baseballface on 2019/08/17 05:10
I have bought coins a few times now, but the last two times they disappear when I exit and re-enter the app. Although the purchase went through at first, it soon disappeared and I was robbed of my money.
Crosswords with Friends
by jclynjrrtt on 2019/08/17 02:25
A fantastic puzzle. I do at least one per day but preferably two.
Crossword
by Macvic3952 on 2019/08/16 14:27
I love it we set here every night and do them
Great
by BDub1967 on 2019/08/16 13:26
My wife and I play it every nigh
No rewards possible
by Keyboard lady on 2019/08/16 12:50
Every time I get close to earning a reward, you all of a sudden cancel my streak....even though I have solved every puzzle. Why even offer the rewards if you are going to arbitrarily end a streak to avoid having to give them? 😡☹️
Crossword
by Prettyfrenchies on 2019/08/16 12:49
Love this challenge. Wait for it to renew everyday.
Awesome Game!
by Frank B. Hill II on 2019/08/16 09:36
I am addicted to crossword puzzles and this game helps me with that addiction!
Crosswords
by GG Beverly on 2019/08/16 08:39
I do at least 2 crosswords everyday. Usually I do more and love every one
Quick fun
by PharTanaka on 2019/08/16 06:08
It won’t tax you like a NYT puzzle, so nice for a speedy time killer.
Site goes down a lot.
by Huggins238 on 2019/08/16 03:17
Allow us to get more points for watching these dreadful ads for Apps!!
Crosswords with friends
by Audjej on 2019/08/16 02:52
Lots of fun! Only complaint is getting coins is not always available! Makes me leave the game! Love playing though!
See Wrong
by ja5von# on 2019/08/15 18:26
You should not put the “see wrong” on because there’s enough coins, should be turned on if user wants that
Crosswords with friends
by Steve Sil-1 on 2019/08/15 12:25
Been getting a reply that server won’t connect today. Also I have had a number of coin issues not registering or deducting points for ‘watch free’ options for over 3 weeks. Point total was over 800 and now keeps dropping and is in 500 range for no reason. Do like the game & the competition though! Also I had solved all puzzles since Dec 2017 and recently a number of puzzles from earlier this year now show not solved. Most of these issues started when I started signing on with Facebook. In the past I did not use Facebook and had no issues as described above This has been screwed up for over a week with the server error notice. Should I just cancel the app.
Crosswords With Friends
by suegeebee7 on 2019/08/15 04:08
Fast & fun crossword app that is, at times, challenging, but most often a quick “wake up” brain activity. I enjoy the puzzles that move quickly so I can go back & work the puzzles I’ve missed. Improvement that I like best w/the new series style - the variety of crossword styles preventing predictability. Thanks & keep up the great work, o’ great puzzle writers! (If I had the graphics capability, it would have been fun to write a review in crossword p u z z style e . S u s Bram n
Crosswords
by Milwaukee babe on 2019/08/15 02:46
I love this game! I’ve never beaten the posted time although I have come close! I just thoroughly enjoy this!!
Heidigretel
by Heidigretel on 2019/08/15 01:24
I like doing the puzzles.
Mary
by missy pi on 2019/08/14 18:53
I love the puzzles. Not too hard but challenging. I feel like they are more for my age. Some of the answers bring back great memories. Thank you.
Crosswords with friends
by Word💜 on 2019/08/14 12:14
I LOVE THIS APP!!
Great game
by joppa534town on 2019/08/14 11:48
Love the daily puzzle
Fun!
by gna7019 on 2019/08/14 10:42
Love this app!
Dementia Dodger
by CO Cowgirl on 2019/08/14 05:30
A fun daily mind challenge I cheer when I can get three stars ! A challenge to see how many days in a row I can accumulate!
Crosswords with Friends needs to give more points
by Mama Llama :D on 2019/08/14 05:28
I enjoy playing this game, but liked it better when I was able to get more points
Crosswords with friends
by consearl on 2019/08/14 03:29
Great game
What’s Wrong?
by Eeegadssss! on 2019/08/14 02:25
I have my games in a folder on my iPhone home screen. The folder will not open. I went in through the App Store to open it, today. Is there a problem with it freezing? I can’t even delete and reinstall the game. Help! Thank you!
crosswords with friends
by Nonickname Nana on 2019/08/13 12:51
This is a great app. I recommend it highly to keep your brain going.
Shella#11
by Shella#11 on 2019/08/13 12:35
Great
Ok
by fhjgzjilmddgjbxd on 2019/08/13 03:57
Love this game, wish there were easier ways to get points and chances to challenge friends
Great puzzles
by robicali on 2019/08/13 02:02
I enjoy doing these and look forward to a new one each day
Crosswords
by fm61494 on 2019/08/12 17:44
Good game. Needs more ways to earn free coins. But, all in all a good game.
Love It!
by EPICMAN555558812 on 2019/08/12 14:58
This is a great game! Love the additional games to boost coins!
Wish I could give it a zero
by Happy Sara on 2019/08/12 12:51
I honestly like the puzzles. The way they have the set up to earn rewards is a joke and completely dishonest. There will be times you perform ten task and maybe get compensated once. If you are lucky. Don’t try to reach out for help. The people you have to go to are liars. Rude and condescending. You will receive no help. Just some smart mouthed individuals telling you about the few rewards you did receive and thank you for allowing them to continue to get you to watch all there ads fill out surveys or what ever the case without compensation. Worst customer service ever. I recommend finding other more honest apps and people to deal with Update still the same!!!
Wake Up
by 64b84c! on 2019/08/12 12:28
Great way to start my day!
Crosswords
by KandDDaugherty on 2019/08/12 07:34
Can’t quit it. Very enjoyable as relaxing. Puts me right to sleep! A hint on the coin situation, don’t be too quick to hit the x to go back to the credit site. Count to ten then hit the x to get your credit. I just had too slow down too. I won’t pay either!
Could be better
by Bob4AU on 2019/08/12 03:31
Enjoyable pastime. Uses coins without permission. Words are not extremely challenging. Personal names and songs can be challenging to an older person. Better than nothing.
Addictive
by JennieSM71 on 2019/08/12 03:23
Love the games; tired of the ads.
Love Crosswords with Friends
by MammawLinda on 2019/08/12 02:41
Love this game! Wait every night for the current crossword to load at 10 so I can play.
I Love Your Crosswords!
by Caseyfcasey on 2019/08/11 19:25
I have always enjoyed doing crosswords and I am really enjoying it now on my i-pad doing it with Crosswords With Friends! keep.up the good work!
Love 💋
by Cheyc2005 on 2019/08/11 16:51
I love this game! It’s my favorite by far!
Great puzzles
by ctldr on 2019/08/11 16:46
Love the puzzles. They challenge my mind every day.
Free videos
by Rae61ted&jenny on 2019/08/11 15:36
I have been having trouble getting all of the free videos for last few days. I get maybe 2 or 3 but no more daily. Why?? This problem stopped for a few days but now it has returned. I would like to be able to receive the free points as I should. WHY is this happening??
Great chill out after a stressful day
by bu11$h1+ on 2019/08/11 14:46
Clears my head after an exhausting day. Nice time filler while waiting for a doctor Mindless, clears my head
Great play every morning
by pfloyd67 on 2019/08/11 14:17
Enjoy very much!
Ad issues
by Dctracy73 on 2019/08/11 11:26
Same issues a lot of people are having. About 30% of the time that I sit through a video to earn 5 coins it doesn’t add them to my balance. I just had to sit through one about the Bible and didn’t get any coins. Last straw. Come on. I don’t mind the ads as long as I get the coins. Also, about 80% of the time you can’t even try to watch an ad. It’s says it’s unavailable. Do better- this is a great game. Now I am having trouble closing most of the ads when I am finished watching them. I try hitting the x that is hidden behind my battery indicator and it won’t close. I end up having to close the program and reopen it. It makes me want to report the ad, not subscribe to it. Why make it harder to play, and put a bad taste in my mouth for whatever is being advertised? Fix it!!!
Crosswords are fun.
by bobbbo35 on 2019/08/11 03:16
Good games.
Fun but they take your “coins”
by Ally that's my name on 2019/08/11 02:40
This game is fun but I play and win coins and hen they disappear. It’s aggravating.
Great game
by Green91675 on 2019/08/10 23:28
Awesome
Favorite App Ever!!!
by BrendaB 57 on 2019/08/10 22:17
I love doing crosswords and absolutely love this app! I can hardly wait until the new daily one comes out, so it’s a good thing I can earn coins to buy packs of puzzles to feed my addiction!
Words with friends
by abuela315 on 2019/08/10 19:54
Love playing this every day
Daily crossword
by melhlab on 2019/08/10 16:27
Love to start my day off working this puzzle
Great game
by minnesotan on 2019/08/10 13:32
This is a great game and lots of fun.
Crosswords with Friends
by Suzen 1 on 2019/08/10 10:59
Five star fun and easy to play
CROSSWORDS
by AdAstraAdAspera on 2019/08/10 10:47
Awesome!!
I love Crosswords
by chorrerana on 2019/08/10 03:38
I have been doing my daily crossword for several months and have enjoyed all and each of them. Crosswords has awaken many info that were asleep in my head, while learning new ones. Thank you for crosswords.
Just Right
by BigSur99 on 2019/08/10 02:59
A refreshing break and just enough of a challenge to enjoy!
Fun!
by mfsrr on 2019/08/10 02:58
Fun way to spend a few minutes!
Crosswords
by 2155cl on 2019/08/10 02:05
This is very addictive. I can hardly wait for 10 pm to roll around in order to access the newest posting.This is a daily joy.
Fun, Quick,Free
by Cat floyd on 2019/08/09 18:39
This is a fun puzzle app. Puzzles usually don’t take long to solve and there are occasional additional free puzzles and games. Not sure how the scoring system works but I can accumulate enough points to buy an occasional puzzle.
Crosswords
by jojox8 on 2019/08/09 18:30
Great fun and educational - enjoy it daily - challenges you for everyday knowledge
Rewards. Puzzle
by mimierbo on 2019/08/09 13:22
Trying to get the rewards becomes IMPOSSIBLE at times. I would say 90% of the time I have NEVER received the reward. Plus 99% of the time they say the survey will only take a few minutes and it NEVER NEVER does. I usually give up after spending 10 minutes. The Puzzles are good with enough of a challenge to continue doing them. The tape for Free Extra Coins 70% of the time is not available. I waste more time doing something that should only take minutes!!! On Thursday, June 13, Friday, June 14, and Saturday June 15 I received ONLY 3 coins total. What is going on with this company?
Daily fun
by sfbaysf1 on 2019/08/09 09:33
I love these crosswords!
Rip-off trying to take your money
by SuperUser80 on 2019/08/09 07:26
Was playing regularly for awhile, until I scored a ton of tournament points last week and came in first, only to find out that the winnings are capped at 300 coins. I messaged customer service and said the points page clearly says 1 tournament point = 1 coin (if you win) and I had 611 points. No mention of a cap anywhere. And I was well in the lead, but even spent 30 coins to do the double points boost, thinking it would increase my winnings, but totally wasted those coins in the end. Customer service just gave cut/paste responses and thanked me for my input, but refused to return even my 30 coins, let alone give me the coins I won. That dumb display of horrible service took all the fun out of the game, and over something so small. But Zynga is greedy and doesn’t care about scamming you to make you buy more in-app coin packages (coins are required to play any puzzle other than the daily one). The puzzles were too easy anyway, with half the clues being reused over and over in every puzzle. I deleted the app and found some better crossword games that don’t mislead the player and try to get you to spend more money with ripoff schemes.
Good Way to have fun
by 9635ass on 2019/08/09 05:31
I enjoy puzzles, and Crosswords with Friends has an entertaining way of making solving Crosswords. You get points for achievements, tournaments and a new puzzle everyday. Have fun
Ok game
by Monchercafe on 2019/08/09 05:13
Uses too many coins to see what’s wrong and you don’t get many coins to recover for free.
Crosswords with Friends
by nycelp on 2019/08/09 04:24
Points don’t always work well.
Daily fun
by -emsha411- on 2019/08/09 02:40
Enjoy this every morning with my coffee
Fun. Easy.
by Skd042 on 2019/08/09 02:16
I enjoy playing it very much.
Crosswords With Friends
by djsxxxxxxx on 2019/08/09 02:09
Fun!
Crosswords with friends
by Sadieyorkie on 2019/08/09 01:27
Have enjoyed this game more than any others
Great game!
by Ajsmama10132006 on 2019/08/08 12:30
My morning ritual!!!
Crossword puzzles
by Hockeynut351 on 2019/08/08 11:33
This is a really good way to spend your morning. If they would only fix the bugs in this game. You can't earn coins? When will this be fixed??
So much fun!!!
by k_schenck on 2019/08/08 10:43
Love having this to play every day. Such a fun game.
Disappointed
by Areasmom on 2019/08/08 05:13
I like this crossword game. However, trying to earn the daily coins is extremely frustrating. I ALWAYS get a message saying “watch video is currently unavailable”. It’s almost like it’s on purpose, so you think we’ll spend money on your coins. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Second review: So I decided to buy your coins. Guess what?? My money was taken and I HAVE ZERO COINS. Unbelievable. And there’s NO way to get a hold of anyone???
What a blast!
by 1bappyman on 2019/08/08 00:48
My morning addiction! I love being able to start my morning doing a good crossword puzzle. Gets the brain up and running for the day.
Words with friends
by Bogponcho58 on 2019/08/07 23:30
Does not let you watch ads for coins.
Like playing
by Smilealot73 on 2019/08/07 22:40
Way to difficult to earn coins, pretty much impossible really. Since you can't play without coins, pretty dumb app! Changing my review to 5 stars. Only complaint was no way to earn coins to continue playing. This has changed, if you don't mind commercials. I like this app enough to be a bit inconvenienced
Crosswords
by gail burley on 2019/08/07 14:45
I love doing these puzzles! They are fun and a daily challenge. Please keep them coming.
Cross words
by mmare13 on 2019/08/07 12:52
The game shuts off, it doesn’t give me my points for the ads I watch and a it automatically takes 20 for the wrong answer when I don’t ask for it to do that??? Better that it asks about the wrong answer button!
Crosswords
by AnitaDren on 2019/08/07 12:21
Love this app except for their change in being able to watch videos to earn points. I used to be able to rack up coins by maxing out my daily watches in succession. Now, after one of their updates, they give us this horrible lag with message telling “Videos unavailable at this time. Check back later” or some iteration. I can hardly earn 15 coins a day now. And it’s not my network. I’ve made sure of that. I won’t be getting more of their games that’s for sure.
Lesa
by Nurse Lesa on 2019/08/07 06:35
So much fun doing crosswords! LOVE IT!!
Crosswords review
by AstrosFan555 on 2019/06/09 21:19
The puzzles are fun and challenging. The only complaint that I have is when you go to “watch videos” for extra coins, I continuously receive error messages that there aren’t any videos to watch. This is long before you receive the “reach your limit” message. I wish that they would fix that because it’s extremely irritating! They also have these ads which have lasted at least 5-minutes and you can’t skip it because then the app locks and you don’t receive any credit. If any of these ads last longer than a minute, you ought to at least 10 credits instead of the insulting 5 credits! What else is irritating, is writing down a nickname that they want to use before sending a review. Another thing that is irritating is NOT receiving the credits after you watch these ads! However, you have to pick one that hasn’t been used!!! You know how many people use this App?!! This is ridiculous!!! It’s been over 3 months and guess what, the issues still aren’t fixed! With one exception, haven’t seen anymore of those infomercials.
Toki
by Janeoslo on 2019/07/25 22:37
UPDATE: (July 25, 2019). I do enjoy this game and I like the new weekly tournament. The thing I don’t think is right and totally unfair is at the pay out when you state that “Tied players split the reward”. Why should they have to split it versus each receiving that amount? Think about it this way. First player has 100 points and second player has 99. They would both get their points. But if they tie at 100 they only get 50??? This weekly tournament is more easily attainable than the old tournament and coins are never very high but to make the tie be split is selfish on the developers part. UPDATE: (April 12, 2018). Now I can never seem to earn more coins because the ads to earn 5 coins is always “unavailable - try again later” This happens more frequently than not. STILL VERY DISAPPOINTING. Keeping the rating to one star. We have to watch ads to earn coins -You need to get better updates to earn a 5 star rating!!!!! (From October 5, 2018). I really enjoy this game. It's one of my favorites. However I didn't like the fact that when signed up for a survey to earn more coins (something like 40) and after spending over 25 minutes answering a lot of questions (many repeat questions too) I was only given 7 coins. VERY DISAPPOINTING!! I will never purchase coins. I am ok with watching ads so if you want a 5 star rating then give me the coins I earned for participating in the surveys.
Has become usable- update again
by bbcBear1 on 2019/07/10 02:48
I have played the game everyday for over a year. In the last few weeks it was become nearly unusable because it closes down on its own during a game then when you restart it all your moves are lost. I contacted support. They suggested a few things but the known problem persists. It appears to that the problem is related to the ad generator but I may be wrong. I have found the only way to make it work is to manually leave the game and come back to it. That seems to save your current position so if the game closes down on its own you at least have your moves saved to the last manual close down. I continue to play by manually closing the game and reopening it several times until I finish the game. I will probably stop using the game because it has become very frustrating. Too bad. Update: even though the game continues to crash or hangup often, it now is saving your work so it is useable again. However the rewarding of coins is broken. No coins are being awarded after watching a complete video and coins seem to be disappearing from time to time. Videos are typically only available once but it really doesn't matter since the reward system isn't working anyways.
Enjoy the Game
by pulpfictionfan on 2018/11/24 03:07
I play this pretty much every day and I really enjoy it. The puzzles are pretty simple and I feel like I am exercising my mind. There are some rewards for various goals, like some of the rewards offered for solving puzzles on a regular basis, that make it even more fun, because who doesn't enjoy a challenge? That is what helps draw people to the game, right? However, some of those goals are pretty hard to earn. If the rewards are not worth the effort, or if they are too out of reach, the added draw no longer a draw. There are some reasonable options on earning coins if you don't want to pay for the game. It is more expensive to play this game than buying a magazine of puzzles in the store, and both of those options have their own benefits. If I were designing this game I would work toward getting more people to play by keeping the cost to play down so more people want to pick it up and play it. The fact that it's an offshoot of Words with Friends only makes Crosswords with Friends more enticing. I hope the creators keep up the good work!
Rating
by shoebox lady on 2019/07/24 03:09
Still 4 stars because of the ads now lately . One or two are shown over and over. The war one repeats all the time and half the time doesn’t give you the coins or freezes. Game play stops in the midst of plat once in a while, too, which is annoying. Game hops from one part to another during play at times as well. Ads are better now. I will not buy coins. I love the free ad views for free coins, but lots are public service announcements that repeat too much. Took off ads that were just fun or gave a safe challenge or preview of how to play. Love the golf play ads. Don’t mind the ads for free points. The bonus puzzles are nice for people who are here for a great game & challenge. Lots of us just love this game! Also words with friends. All in all, still a great game and I love it. I still love both games. But lately the ads repeat over & over, time after time. Wish they would not show the same ones over & over. Best games play, however, that I’ve ever had ! Like the extra puzzle. Great game ( crosswords) Like to play individually.
It’s fun but...
by Vermont Lippy Lady on 2018/01/31 17:16
I have played Celebrity Crossword for years, but when I had to switch over to this game, it was like starting all over again. In some ways that was ok, because I got many coins in the beginning. But now even though it says in my stats I have played this 61 days in a row, I didn’t get the coins for playing any of the consecutive days. I agree with someone who was not happy about the hints eating up coins. I hit one by accident, but made no mistakes so didn’t realize it. The next few days I also made no mistakes. It wasn’t until 4 days of losing coins each day, I made a mistake and then noticed it was on, and that my coin numbers were way down. It would also be good to be more realistic about the tournaments. How can anyone with a life ever win? The top winners, unless I am not understanding something, has to be playing 100s of games in a week!! I guess in this case the old adage that “you have to spend money to get money”, is true. The most stars you can get in a week is 21, so people in the top leader board with hundreds of stars are spending lots of coins to get lots of coins. One week I figured the leader had to play at least 30 puzzles a day!! But, the clues are fun and just challenging enough to not get boring. I enjoy the bonus puzzles and the chance to win badges ( those are realistic). I do recommend this app to crossword puzzle fans. Unless you are an avid NYTd puzzle solver. Then this is way too easy.
Deeply Disappointed!!!
by Sanuela on 2018/04/08 16:05
When the game owners changed I was concerned of course and then shocked to see how much it cost for a hint and to play a previous puzzle but was pleased to see how accommodating they were to earn coins for watching ads! I hadn't had the difficulties I had read about. Well that has all changed. I barely get to watch two ads and it stops any further viewing at this time, sometimes I can't watch any and sometimes I don't get the coins. In addition I believe the clock is selective with regard to the ten minute mark although there really isn't any reason to care because rewards of any value are few and far between. I would much rather have free hints or coins than badges any day! Last, I have noticed in a couple of puzzles very recently answers that I have NEVER heard of. I admit I'm not the most knowledgeable when it comes to vocabulary but I'm fairly well read and to see a word that doesn't ring a bell somewhere is rare for me. Finally if the coin issue isn't resolved I will delete this game. It's very sad because I have played this daily for a very long time and enjoyed it a great deal!
Wonderful app, but still room for improvement
by Aquaman1066 on 2018/11/30 13:09
I like puzzles and while this crossword puzzle does seem easy, it's still "words" and that is fun. The "link" to Facebook is a BIG turnoff. No Facebook, no bonus points. Facebook wins out over getting friends to play. So it defeats the whole idea. The ads are an irritation. If you seek extra points, and watch some of the ads there often is a total failure. The ads freeze the game; one must start completely over. Promised bonus points are not awarded. Continued denial to earn points counts as seeing an ad and one ultimately loses points. When notified of the problem the response is, “we are working to make the needed improvements”. So far, 6 months, nothing is changing. Sad! The puzzle is very good, the rest, really needs improvement. Unable to go to one star. Still disappointing in terms of earning coins to play. The program to earn free coins is never available. Ads run after a game, but no rewards for putting up with the ads. Let's fix the problems. Puzzles are nice, and are difficult if one is not "up" on a lot of current tv, movies, music, and social media. I like the puzzles, it's the problems that are in need of improvement.
Rip-off trying to take your money
by SuperUser80 on 2019/08/09 07:26
Was playing regularly for awhile, until I scored a ton of tournament points last week and came in first, only to find out that the winnings are capped at 300 coins. I messaged customer service and said the points page clearly says 1 tournament point = 1 coin (if you win) and I had 611 points. No mention of a cap anywhere. And I was well in the lead, but even spent 30 coins to do the double points boost, thinking it would increase my winnings, but totally wasted those coins in the end. Customer service just gave cut/paste responses and thanked me for my input, but refused to return even my 30 coins, let alone give me the coins I won. That dumb display of horrible service took all the fun out of the game, and over something so small. But Zynga is greedy and doesn’t care about scamming you to make you buy more in-app coin packages (coins are required to play any puzzle other than the daily one). The puzzles were too easy anyway, with half the clues being reused over and over in every puzzle. I deleted the app and found some better crossword games that don’t mislead the player and try to get you to spend more money with ripoff schemes.
Paul
by Baggin on 2018/04/07 02:19
Used to love this app. Not anymore. I accumulated a lot of achievements that you can cash in or hold until later. I finally cashed in around 1400 coins. I only got around 400. I contacted them and they gave me a giant runaround. Long story short they claimed I had used them. They were all still there when I redeemed them. Eventually they just blew me off. I have been trying to accumulate more coins by watching ads. I used to be able to get around 100 coins every time I did this, by watching multiple ads. Now I’ve been trying to build up some coins again but it only lets me watch one ad for 5 coins and then quits working. A message comes up that the ads are temporarily unavailable. It’s really suspicious that it worked great until I had my battle with them over my lost coin bonuses. I wouldn’t even play anymore but I play the daily puzzle every night against my wife and we both looked forward to it. Bottom line, they should have just given me my lost coins, but they made the back and forth with their help people turn adversarial. I’m totally disgusted with them. Only reason I even still have the app is my wife loves playing and comparing times every evening.
Gail
by Cordialcherie on 2017/09/20 02:44
I hate the tabs on the bottom for "see 10 letters" and "see wrong." Very often I accidentally bump the bottom of my tablet and it automatically charges me 20 coins and shows me 10 letters or shows me my wrong answers because I'm using my tablet in bed and laying it on a pillow or blanket. It would make more sense to put those tabs on the top where they wouldn't get bumped as easily and also have a safeguard that asks "Are you sure you want to spend 20 coins to see 10 letters (or see wrong answers)." Because the way it is it ruins the fun for me because I like to try to answer all of the questions by myself without any help from the computer and it is always by accident that it cost me 20 coins in ruins my fun for the puzzle. I hope they make this correction soon.
Needs Some Fine-Tuning
by slim_kt on 2018/03/20 04:08
I played DCC for a couple years before the switch and am happy to say that I didn’t find many massive changes I was terribly bothered by. However, there are some minute details that need mulling over and fixing. I cannot, no matter how many times I try, earn free coins. I only get a message that says it’s unavailable and to try again later. I don’t know if I’m the only user unable to access that feature, but if I am, I would love to know why I’m experiencing this with the app. Also, accidentally paying for the ‘See Wrong’ option is a problem I’ve been having frequently. If you turn it on in one session and then start a new puzzle, the ‘See Wrong’ option is automatically checked and I end up paying, eventually getting halfway through a puzzle before even realizing it’s on. So, I end up paying for a perk I don’t even use as long as I have coins. DCC automatically reset it so that you had to manually click the button if you wanted to pay. Bring that feature back!
Crosswords with friends weekly tournament
by MMSLVN on 2018/11/30 15:05
Hello App Developers, I have been playing this game for almost two months and enjoying it quite a bit. Two things that trouble me are: scoring for the tourney is haywire sometimes, and just last night ‘Win Weekly Tournament” in “Achievements” changed From 5000 coins to 20 coins - and I am finally in a position to win! Coins have to be collected by winning or placing in the top three in the tourney, in the Achievements section, by watching ads, or by buying them. It seems to me that lowering the prize amounts in Achievements is not a good idea. Also, the scoring needs to be looked at —— yesterday I had three puzzles awarded “+-4” (I was “doubling” points at the time)! My tourney total actually lowered by 8 points after each puzzle. Sometimes I get extra points and I have no idea why. I would appreciate fixing these issues —-perhaps before 3pm CST Dec. 2nd —-the end of this week’s tourney!!! 😊. My goal this week is those 5000 points for a first time winner! Thanks.
Needs work, bad rewards system
by Styrojake on 2018/03/23 02:00
Although this is the best crossword game I’ve played I’m playing it less and less because you really don’t get rewarded for playing it. You have to use 10 coins to play a crossword and an additional 20 if you want it to highlight letters that are wrong, but there is hardly any way to earn coins and you get no coins for finishing a puzzle. If you finish a crossword you get stars... there’s no point in that because stars aren’t worth anything. Plus in the beginning I did not know that See Wrong costed coins and that it was automatically on so it was wasting all of my coins so now I have none. I only realized it when it turned itself off because it had burned through all of my coins and that’s a huge disappointment that you don’t make your players aware of that from the get-go. I (along with many other people) am not going to buy coins so in order to keep playing this game we need a legit way to earn coins (not that pathetic watch a 30 second video and get one coin for it thing).
Great but Needs Work!
by SportsMomof5 on 2018/03/13 03:40
Ive has an iPhone since the 3GS & never been the type to enjoy “app style” games. This is the first & only game I’ve downloaded & I do love it but feel it really NEEDS some changes such as, 1. Due to the EXTREMELY HIGH cost of coins winning 50 here and there doesn’t make sense. Esp since I buy so many! Suggestion- increase amount of coins awarded based on stars awarded per puzzle. Complete a puzzle with 3 stars = auto award of 90 coins & if you complete puzzle by breaking record time then that person be awarded 100 coins. Making those of us who buy coins regularly, more eager to do so, more often! Complete puzzle w 2 stars & award be 40 stars. No coins won for puzzles of ONE star only. If a daily puzzled then award 25 for daily log in somehow. Also, increase # of coins awarded for more difficult puzzles! 2. No cost for wrong letters/answers. Not everyone uses this option but I love it lol 3. Add more than 5 puzzles to each pack we buy.
Incorrect clues
by thelilgirlntx on 2017/09/15 02:25
Connected to FB & never received my coins for it. The same words are used repeatedly. This app brags that most of its puzzle writers have over 30-years experience... I'm finding that EXCEEDINGLY difficult to believe. Y'all misspelled "s'mores;" there's an "e" in it. So far I have come across a several clues that are either flat out incorrect, or aren't entirely correct. I've tried to find a place within the app where I can give feedback or let them know there's an issue, but I have yet to find a way to do that, so I'm leaving it in a review. There was also a clue that said something close to, "Genesis took place here," and the answer was Eden. I am NOT a Bible-thumping Christian, but I AM a stickler for accuracy. Eden is only in the first 3 chapters of Genesis, and there are 50 chapters in Genesis (and some could argue that Eden is not even in the first chapter, as that is all about the creating of everything). Do your research, learn how to spell, and give people their bloody coins!!!!
Great game - but the coin system is glitchy.
by Psychieguy on 2019/03/03 16:07
Overall, Crosswords with friends is great. However, there are still a few bugs with the “coins” system. The “watch for free (coins)” option to get more points can be buggy (usually, you have to hit a certain “sweet spot” on the button to get the ad to play. Most of the time, you get a pop up that says “watch videos is unavailable. Please try again later.” Even then, it’s only for a few (usually five) coins, so to rack up any value, you either have to pay, or watch four to five videos a day. And to get six or seven pop ups before the ad will play gets a bit repetitive. Also, coins that I’ve saved up have mysteriously disappeared from time to time, so I have to watch another four to five videos to save up enough to play. This has not been fixed through several updates, and IMHO, seriously damages the chances someone will keep playing the app.
Bugged
by RetiredOpa52 on 2019/05/30 11:43
I’ve been playing almost every day for a couple of years and have enjoyed it. However, as time has gone by it seems several “features” have been added in their updates. The most annoying of which is that the app crashes, losing all progress. Today’s puzzle crashed 4 times (randomly) each time as I was filling in the bottom 3 rows. This feature arrived in the past few months and seems to be happening with increasing frequency. Another bug involves watching ads to earn coins. At least half the time, you don’t get the coins after watching the ad. Sometimes it works and you get 5 coins. Once in a while, it allows you to view a second ad for another 5 coins. Sometimes your coin total is credited without the notice. These ad/coin features appear to be very random. My rating would again be 5 stars if these features get resolved, but until then...
Puzzles Fun, Coins Annoying
by GTH<3sXNAln on 2018/04/27 10:43
The puzzles are fun and don’t take long to solve - nice 5-10 minute time filler. But the coin system is very annoying. It is nearly impossible to earn coins to play puzzles beyond the one free puzzle per day. You can watch ads to earn coins, but they take a long time to get through and even when you watch several it sometimes does not always give you coins. You are supposed to be able to earn coins by signing in through Facebook, but that has not worked for me yet, either. Showing wrong answers costs a lot of coins, and you don’t earn any coins for solving puzzles quickly or perfectly. ...So I use it for the one free daily puzzle, and then I move to the one of several news publication apps, which give you lots of free, challenging puzzles with options like showing wrong letters in red, extra hints, etc., and never try to make you pay for doing the crossword.
THIS APP WILL KILL YOU
by sammy bodeen on 2018/03/18 09:00
By the time you read this, it will be far too late for me. This app is the most abysmal piece of deceitful trash I have been so unfortunate to stumble upon in all my years. Accessing friends is quite literally a functionally impossible task. Whoever developed this must’ve looked at the aggressively asinine pop-up sidebar ad market and thought “you know what this needs? A crossword puzzle.” This app molested my dog and psychologically abused my crippled sister. The developer then proceeded to create a bizarre and inoperable invite-based crossword framework from which to shove their insufferable self-advertisements on you and everyone you touch until rage tenses your muscles to the point that your trachea collapses suffocating you in your own raving spittle as you gesture profanely at the sky in insult of the progenitors of this digital landfill’s architects. This app has convinced me life is no longer worth living, I only hope my short existence may serve as a warning to others DO NOT DOWNLOAD CROSSWORDS WITH FRIENDS, for your sake, for the sake of your loved ones, be forewarned.
Petunia Pat
by petunia pat on 2018/11/21 03:50
I really like this game. It’s somewhat challenging, but usually is entertaining. One of the reasons for the 3 star rating is that I feel you could provide more information on the amount of stars it costs to play a game. For instance, when I elect to play a game, up pops a ad that says 10 points. Well, that’s not exactly true. The games are already set up for 30 or more points and this is a bit deceiving. Why not be more open about this OR take down the 10 point sign. Just a thought. Another reason for the 3 star rating is the amount you charge for buying points. Why so much??? It’s not like I get anything for playing. Yes there’s badges, but let’s face it, I’m buying a picture of a badge. There’s no mention of names, except for the 25 or so names on the boards. I did not write this note just to complain. I really like your games. I’d also like to see your contests expanded, the coins needed to play should be reduced, and let’s face it, it takes a lot of playing to get most of the categories. I’m sorry to say that I have made my last purchase on your site. I can no longer justify the cost of your game. I also won’t write to you again. What’s the point? It’s not like you ever answer. Thanks.
APP REVIEW
by Musique' on 2018/02/16 05:35
First, I do love the game! The format is bright, in-te-res-ting, and categorically challenging! BUT...YOUR COIN SYSTEM IS WACK!!! My coins have been disappearing for no reason,at all! While I hope you do intend to repair this...are we,your loyal consumers,going to be offered any replacement coins, at all?? I tried to do a Facebook referral, it refuses to connect. I did a text referral, I received NO coins. I’ve done several other “earn coin” processes...still, no coins! The ONLY THING THAT WORKS are watching a few videos on that one page, yet WAITING 24 HOURS till we can do it again is LUDICROUS!! AND, as I’m not trying to race ANYone, why can I not have the option to NOT BE TIMED?? Being forced into *RABBIT MODE* only DISCOMBOBULATES ME...& takes away the enjoyment of the game!! Can’t you just let us work each puzzle in our own time? What is going on?? Please, I do want to stay with YOU! BUT, THE ONLY people who can claim to have *THE ONLY & BEST GAME IN TOWN*...are the ones who treat their people-RIGHT!!! Please, WORK THE PROBLEM!!
Coins are a joke/ads are scams!
by PyromamaK on 2019/01/21 17:46
I’ve given this a 1 star rating for 2 reasons. One, coins NEVER credit when watching ads at the end of a puzzle. Why should I have to contact yet another useless tech support company when you should be doing it yourselves?? Way to pass the buck! Two, the ads that run are complete trash/bs/SCAMS! I ordered an item from one of those ads from InAHatBuy aka LucuryBuy. Complete scam, they took my money and never delivered. It’s from China, guess I should’ve known, but I like the game and trusted it enough, I mean you’re showing the ads, they must be approved by you, right? When replying to my email to them, they mistakenly sent out an email blast to many customers and guess what? They all ordered inflatable hot tubs and received stupid phone chargers instead! And some received nothing, like me. Other ads are TRASH, talking about fat burning products that are way sketchy and even showing clips from unrelated tv shows with it as if they’ve approved this junk. Total, complete 💩. EPIC FAIL.
Good start but pen & paper versions are still best
by CarieFitzi on 2019/03/09 17:13
This is a decent attempt to bring crossword puzzles to the next century but the app itself leaves much to be desired. The ads are annoying, yes, but there’s an ad-free version if you want to pony up real-world cash. I fed the constant nags to buy their special packs - full of coins (useful) & unnecessary features like hints - more pestering overall than the ads between games. There never seems to be enough coinage, and because coins unlock additional puzzles, I end up doing the daily puzzle and that’s it. The first two weeks I played more puzzles from the calendar but after a while, the content seemed far too repetitive to be interesting/entertaining. This is worth a try if you need to kill a few minutes here & there. But if you devour crosswords by the book like I do, stick w/the paper/hard copy versions instead.
Rips off coins and crappy support
by Jdcd1966 on 2018/12/24 05:25
I like the game itself; however, I realized it’s been ripping me off. If you don’t play the daily game before the next days game is added, then you have to pay 10 coins. Every once in awhile I’ll buy coins to do that. I kept thinking I was going through the coins way too fast considering I play it regularly. Today, I noticed that it deducts 30 coins for each puzzle. I played two puzzles other than the daily one and it cost me 60 coins when it should have been 20. Now I know why I went through coins so fast. I tried to go through support, but the common questions that they have listed don’t have that one. I tried to “find answer” and that didn’t work. I tried another route that gave hours to call, but no phone number. I’ve played this game for a couple years before it became “crosswords with friends”. If this doesn’t get fixed and I get some credit back, I’ll delete this and any other Zynga apps I have.
Why constant updates?
by Docthecat on 2019/06/07 02:22
About once a month we are required to update. Why so often. And you are supposed to receive coins after a certain number of days and puzzles. I have over 1000 days and more puzzles but was told to send pictures of a complete Sunday puzzle and the rewards I was talking about. Bull! Another update for inane things. Now it is frozen on a page that you are supposed to gift someone! Can't get it off of this stupid page , I'm sick of the way they do,this. Just did update and here we go,again! After contacting them I was to send a screenshot of my accomplishments. So I sent a shot of their statistics page on me, but that wasn't what they wanted. Sent a snap of accomplishments, nope that didn't do it. Even with the statistics they don't acknowledge ,So who cares? They don't want to give coins because it will keep you from watching ads. Another day another upgrade , only this time it won't load. Is this so one can't play the daily game, which isn't available until updated, so you lose all the credits you have earned, days in a row, etc.? Who is responsible for this disaster? Is anyone else having trouble with screen freezing after a puzzle is complete? More updates, probably to keep one from ever reaching certain goals. Well another update but this time I can't download puzzled because it says there is an error. Tried over and over.
Good crossword app, still has a couple issues
by mariahjhalvorson on 2017/10/04 17:43
I like this crossword app better than majority of the other ones I’ve tried, mostly because the app is easy to use and it’s difficult without being too difficult. I’m able to play a lot of puzzles for free, either with the coins that were given or by watching a few ads, which I appreciate. The only things I don’t like are the repetitiveness of puzzles, it’s like there are a bunch of words that appear in 6/7 puzzles during a week (ex. “ewe”) which kind of bugs me because I would prefer unique puzzles at least in one week of playing. Also, I invited a friend to play, watched them use my link to download the app and play, and I didn’t get the 250 coins which bummed me out.
Fun puzzles, lame coin system
by sleepyfrog76 on 2017/09/11 05:19
I love having puzzles to do, but my main complaints are about the coins and when the new puzzles come out. I live in the Western part of the US and sometimes I don't get a chance to play my puzzle until later at night. Say it's Monday night but 9 pm and now I have to pay extra coins to play Monday's puzzle because now Tuesday's puzzle is available? No! It's still Monday. Don't charge me coins. And I HATE earning new coins. It's a ridiculous system. There is no "with friends". I'm playing by myself. And if it's related to Words With Friends, I should be able to use my WWF coins (of which you earn coins for winning games and it's waaaay easier to earn coins there, so I have a TON) to play CWF. Otherwise, the puzzles are fun and I like that part. But I'm so annoyed by the coins that I'm probably going to end up deleting the app soon.
Costs too much!
by jbjb93 on 2017/12/22 14:59
I really like the original game and have had it for three years. When it switched to With Friends I lost all my downloaded games! Three years worth! Now there is no way to get ahead with coins. It costs more- sometime 10 sometimes 20 - to play the daily puzzle! Watching ad to earn free coins, a whopping 5, only gives the coins half the time. Earning coins through Tapjoy never works. I don't get the coins, you email about it and it doesn't let you pick the right one through the drop down list, and then you get an email saying since they haven't gotten a response from you they are dropping the case! Major scam and waste of my time. I agree with other reviews about button placement. Again it's a scam! You accidentally bump the buttons when filling out the bottom row of the puzzle! More coins gone. I like this level of difficulty but am about ready to give up. Looking for another puzzle app.
Crossword puzzles
by Mahjong challenge on 2019/02/26 04:52
It is a great app for your iPhone if you enjoy doing crossword puzzles; the amount of difficulty varies from one puzzle to another.. The big challenge is getting it solved before other people have of your friends and family, and it is much easier to use as far as controlling which clues you get and filling in your answers to the questions of the puzzle as well as compared to other crossword puzzle apps. It also gives you the choice of seeing your wrong answers if you purchase the coins or watch advertisements for coins it is your choice on that part of the puzzles The biggest challenge is getting your friends involved in the challenge of the puzzle.
so annoying
by megsnowdwyer123 on 2018/03/25 17:17
as much as I love solving the crossword puzzles in this game, I CANNOT handle the constant issues with earning coins (whether watching videos/ads or completing actions). I also had solved puzzles for up to 80-something days in a row, then one day it dropped my number of days solved in a row to 40-something. the next evening when I tried to open and use the app, it would not allow me to do either and my ‘streak’ started over because of this. if this app would allow users to buy a paid version, people would be much happier. I used to spend a good amount of time playing this game each day (yes, I was wasting time watching the long, repetitive, low coin earning ads), but now that my streak has been ruined, I’ve barely been back to play since. I will NEVER EVER buy coins to play a game. once again, if crosswords with friends offered a paid version of the app, I would buy it in a heartbeat. way to screw a fun game up, guys.
Recent flopping
by Rabidnole on 2019/07/16 00:39
I’ve been enjoying these puzzles for years and over the past couple weeks, I’ve found that if I do not complete the puzzle within a certain number of minutes (usually less than 10) the puzzle would go blank/disappear and I would have to restart it again. After three restarts, it’s very frustrating and I do not want to use my saved point to complete the puzzle which I am guessing is what they are trying to get me to do. Also, since I play late at night, I have lost my 28 or more day in a row of consecutive plays as I could not complete due to shut downs. I don’t know what is going on with the program and it just allowed me to update and now I can’t get in the puzzles at all. You really need to perform some BIG fixes. I’m ready to discontinue altogether. Also when I try to get coins, watch the video, no coins given!
Ad issues
by Dctracy73 on 2019/08/11 11:26
Same issues a lot of people are having. About 30% of the time that I sit through a video to earn 5 coins it doesn’t add them to my balance. I just had to sit through one about the Bible and didn’t get any coins. Last straw. Come on. I don’t mind the ads as long as I get the coins. Also, about 80% of the time you can’t even try to watch an ad. It’s says it’s unavailable. Do better- this is a great game. Now I am having trouble closing most of the ads when I am finished watching them. I try hitting the x that is hidden behind my battery indicator and it won’t close. I end up having to close the program and reopen it. It makes me want to report the ad, not subscribe to it. Why make it harder to play, and put a bad taste in my mouth for whatever is being advertised? Fix it!!!
Good & Bad
by Grammie514 on 2019/01/22 08:00
I really enjoy doing my crossword puzzles everyday! I try to get them done in time to get my 3 stars as it keeps the gray matter functioning on a good level! What I don’t like is being charged 30 coins every time I do a puzzle when the bar under the puzzles consistently says 10 coins but ALWAYS charges 30!! The other thing that is a peeve is why do I get charged to play the games that I have already been charged for to purchase????? I do feel that this is like being hit twice for the same service!! I don’t pay the waitress twice for my dinner, so why should I have to pay twice for my puzzles??? Explain these things to me please as I am sure there are other people wondering the same things as well as me!!
Flooded with telemarketing calls
by GMoney332 on 2019/02/22 19:40
This may be coincidental but when setting this app up, it asked for a contact number. Within a couple hours and continuing through the next day or so I received a dozen or more telemarketing calls and voicemails on that number. Thankfully I used a burner number that I use for apps like these and I just burned the number. How annoying if Zynga sold my number immediately to some telemarketing company. Second, the tutorial avatar Zoey is really busty, perhaps appealing to the young male demographic? Like unnecessarily busty. The tutorial is also annoying and unnecessary - it’s for people who have never done a crossword?! Doesn’t give me any confidence in the quality of the puzzles. I’m sticking with NY Times. The colors and Zoey might appeal to kids, but I hope they don’t use their real number or your real number to sign up. I feel like a sucker.
LIKED DAILY CELEBRITY CROSSWORD BETTER
by The Grammy of 5 on 2018/05/02 20:07
This version is ok. However I would have preferred if keeping the other version would have been an option. Instead, it was either “update” to this version or nothing. I don’t understand why the developer couldn’t have let us users decide which one we wanted. I noticed right away the cost of playing was more. But then, bonuses are more also. Also, I don’t like all the extra crap - badges, etc. I just want to solve puzzles, like I was doing before. Now it’s so confusing, at least to me. That being said, it’s not the worst crossword out there. I still play (almost) everyday. I just don’t like when developers feel the need to “fix” something, that wasn’t broke, to begin with.
Ugh, money hungry.
by Skepticalnotion on 2018/03/08 06:26
Unlike the other app where it showed you wrong letters for free, and allowed you to play multiple "packs" without cost, this game is all about your wallet. You have to pay coins to see wrong letters, you have to pay coins to play more than just the daily game, you must link to fb to get coins, you must refer your friends to get coins - but those coins don't come, and you don't get rewards other than your "time to finish" and "stars." Want to play more than the daily game, and you don't have coins - we'll be prepared to be tortured with ads because you will need to watch them over and over ago, 4 ads at .5 just to see wrong answers for one game, and between 2-5 ads to play another calendar game, .45 for some packs so that's another 9 OR you can open your wallet and pay for this game. This company doesn't care about your enjoyment, they just want your cold-hard earned cash 😡💸💳
Crosswords With Friends
by cmasonayers on 2018/12/04 03:20
I really like this game and have been playing for quite awhile. The only problem I’ve been having (and I don’t know if it’s a glitch or a problem that can’t be solved), but on the watch a video to earn coins for hints it doesn’t work well anymore. It use to be I would click on the watch video tab and watch a video and get 5 coins, well now I after get the first set of coins and press the button for more it keeps giving a message that video isn’t available please try later. If you hold your finger on the button for several seconds to a minute sometimes it’ll pop up with a video and give you coins. But it’s very frustrating to have to do that. Could you please fix the watch video for coins button? Thank you
FUN UNTIL NO COINS!!!
by Ghia360 on 2017/11/04 16:05
I've enjoyed playing this game but I agree with other reviews! The COIN situation is strange, to say the least! I have watched the entire video and never got the points. I have completed surveys and downloaded games and played them to the level as instructed but still no Points. Points should be Earned for Puzzle Completion. Also, you should not have to use 20 Coins to See Wrong Answers. That's 4 Videos you must complete and hope that they redeem the 5 Points Each. The Game is Great but the Coins to play needs to be changed, reworked or trashed! If you go to your Profile, then Help. It will take you to next screen. It will have "Contact Us", hit it and the next screen gives you the option to "email them". I hope they fix this coin issue because I love to play!
Original version daily celeb crossword better
by MovieLover2016 on 2018/05/07 12:47
They tried to replace the orig DCC with this version and I'm more impressed now that they have fixed many of the early bugs causing it to freeze up repeatedly and over charging for coins. Earning coins is a bit easier and they attribute to my account accurately now. The old problems of having to go thru far too many surveys to earn coins are still there (i'm disqualified for most and I'm not going to sign up for more spam). The cost to see wrong answers from 3 coins to now 10 coins (was 20 when it first launched)! The big positive was after going thru all clues a couple times it only brings you to the ones not completed, a time saver.
Love Crosswords, but hate the coin system
by Danithang on 2017/09/07 21:48
I love doing a crossword a day, but the coin system does not make this fun for me. When I first downloaded it, I thought we would be doing a crossword with friends or something, but that's not the case. I've ran out of coins and am not paying for them just to run out again and keep putting money into this game. I try to watch commercials to earn coins but unless it's a longer commercial it will not give coins, so what's the point in those 5 second commercials if your not giving us anything to watch them. I think I'm done with this app until you get a better system. Like your other games, why can't y'all just have ads before and after a puzzle for the free version and give the option for people to pay for an ad free version and get rid of the coins all together.
Upgrade good and bad
by gamejunkie7 on 2017/09/07 13:08
I had the original version and was able to pay to remove ads completely. Then I upgraded and without knowing lost that ability. And now I have to watch an ad after every game which totally ruins the binge playing quality of this game that I enjoy. I wish they would tell us that before an upgrade and give you the option to keep the no ad thing since I did pay for it and am now being penalized by updating. Also they make you pay with coins for seeing mistakes now whereas before you got it for free. On the plus side, with the update you get a ton more coins so you can play way more games than before. While the puzzles are easy and fun, they repeat a lot of the same clues, which gets annoying sometimes.
Updates lag
by Trishyme on 2018/03/07 21:02
My scores do not automatically update unless I turn off my phone and restart the game. I enjoy the games very much but it also doesn’t display all the badges. My friend has extra badges besides the weekly ones (11) that are not displayed. The latest Tubman badge is not displayed and 10 others. Also the first few words after midnight Sunday night do not get counted in game points. Possibly for 5-10 minutes. And of course the major problem I have is the goal increase from hundreds to more than 1000. It varies every week. I would like to know how to get it reduced other than not playing much for TWO weeks. One week without reaching the goal my goal was RAISED more than 1000.
Keeping Brain Alive!
by grandmom2many on 2019/06/11 08:22
Great for us older people to keep thinking! Keep your brain going! Just wish they would not make it so hard to earn free coins. The free ads to watch are not available more than they are now. Click on free and it say loading and then video not available at this time try again later. The happens at least 3 out of 4 times! Now I am having issues with it just shutting down the game in the middle of it. Goes back to home screen and I have to reopen it and then continue. Starting to get frustrated and just may leave this game. Also to earn free coins you could play other games, now it is all to get your email info or surveys, or to buy something. I like it the way it used, it was much better!
Love game but not enough coin to play
by Dachpup on 2019/05/20 15:18
Love the puzzles! Makes you think and is fun to play. Only problem is that there is not enough coins to play more than one game a day. The watch ads option only gives 6 coins and you need to watch at least 2 ads to load a puzzle. Cannot use any puzzle options unless you watch more ads. There are also built in ads you cannot avoid and pay you nothing so you will waste your time ad watching. Another coin option is to purchase, which I don’t do as that is expensive. Last coin option is to “do actions”. I have done a few but never received any coins. Total waste of time and if you give personal info you know that leads to more ads in email, snail mail, and on phone.
Hum
by Beaniepet on 2018/03/24 11:11
The ability to earn coins is non existent so I do the watch & earn coins. The see wrong automatically comes on even tho I have it shut off in settings PLUS it’s cost is supposed to be 10 coins but it takes away 20. I rarely need to see wrong but when I do get stuck I have no coins to use. Very irritating. If you want to force users to buy coins then go ahead. I will never buy them. I’ve been playing for a couple years & enjoy the puzzles but truly hate the fact that the developers are deliberately misleading players. I am sure there are plenty of folks willing to buy coins to give you a profit but even if I were inclined to buy I certainly wouldn’t now because of the way y’all are cheating us out of the coins we have
To buy a crossword puzzle is a bit far fetched
by downfourlife on 2018/05/22 10:54
I was having a blast at first filling out the puzzles on my own time. Not every day. One here and there. I used the freebie coins that I would collect by watching the ads. No big deal. Then, I started to notice that more coins would be taken from my pot/bank than what was indicated. Then, I couldn’t even watch any ads to collect more coin to refill my pot/bank. Even after the most recent update. Sadly, if it isn’t fixed in the near future I will be deleting my app and finding another crossword app to utilize. I thoroughly enjoy filling out crossword puzzles but when I am forced to actually buy coin to only have the game take more than what is mentioned to play said puzzle, I am going to refrain from purchasing and supporting an app like this. Get it together.
Good puzzles but buggy
by supertweet1 on 2018/11/10 03:16
The puzzles work great. 1. The challenges not so much. I often don’t get credit for completing puzzles. Complaining to help does no good. They either give answers that don’t apply to what I write about, or some other nonsense answer that shows they didn’t really read my complaint. 2. Videos don’t always give coins. Sometimes I get video that takes 30 mins. Says I can skip after so many seconds, but if I do the game reboots. 3. The achievements don’t work properly. For instance the achievements for playing so many days in a row. I’m long past due for getting the achievement but I haven’t yet. Other achievements I should have I still don’t. Writing help about this does no good either. Help is totally useless.
Used ToLook Forward Every Day
by Crazyscot06 on 2018/05/05 17:47
I am editing this review due to the frustration lately regarding this app. I watch the videos to earn free coins but it is either busy or turns to a blank screen. It takes more time to do this than actually doing the puzzle. Not only that but it also uses more coins than what it says. It says ten coins and then takes thirty. This game has gone downhill. ***Prior review***I used to enjoy this crossword app. The clues are easy enough to understand for the novice yet challenging enough for those of us who have some experience. I'd like it if they would have more bonus puzzles. Love the way they give you the clue along with the cross reference at the same time. The video watching for free coins seems to be busy a lot. Wish there wasn't such a long wait and having to reply
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Crosswords With Friends
Description
**As seen on the Today Show!** From the team that brought you Words With Friends comes Crosswords With Friends - the first daily crossword puzzle that’s written for today’s world! Test your brain power with a new puzzle every day that’s relevant to entertainment, pop culture, and sports news happening NOW! Enjoy fresh puzzles daily with a new themes every day of the week - Movie Monday, TV Tuesday, Wayback Wednesday, Top 40 Thursday, Sports Fan Friday, Smartypants Saturday, and Sunday Funday! Crosswords With Friends presents the world’s BEST crosswords for you 365 days a year. Led by co-editors Trip Payne (co-star of the crossword documentary Wordplay) and Amy Reynaldo (author of How to Conquer the New York Times Crossword), our daily crosswords are created by some of the world’s most published crossword writers. Get ready for a top-notch crossword experience! Game Features - English Only Game CROSSWORDS WRITTEN BY INDUSTRY EXPERTS Exercise your brain and expand your vocabulary by solving crossword puzzles created by crossword champions and writers from top newspapers! FUN PUZZLE THEMES 7-DAYS A WEEK Play a new crossword every day, and enjoy unique, fun themes! Access thousands of additional puzzles in the calendar archives! CLIMB THE LEADERBOARD Challenge your friends and check the leaderboard to see who solved the daily puzzle the fastest! COMPLETE WEEKLY CHALLENGES Test yourself with new goals each week to earn great rewards and collect badges as you go! COLLECT PUZZLE PACKS Movie buffs, sports fanatics and nerds of all kinds, rejoice! Add a pack of 5 themed puzzles to your collection. Solve them all to collect badges and become the ultimate crossword master. HELPFUL HINTS WHEN YOU NEED THEM Stuck on a word? Use hints to move ahead faster. Playing Crosswords With Friends challenges your brain, improves your pop culture knowledge, and lets you compete with friends. Download and play the all new Crosswords With Friends! Additional information: The game is free to play; however, in-app purchases are available for additional content and in-game currency. Use of this application is governed by the Zynga Terms of Service (http://m.zynga.com/legal/terms-of-service).
Cross words
by Izzy 1948 on 2019/08/19 14:26
I like this puzzle easy to use
Great
by zyxasdghj on 2019/08/19 12:34
Great game
Love it!!!
by gelsie2 on 2019/08/19 11:51
I play everyday!!
Great app but,,,,,,
by Saza and Sean's mom on 2019/08/19 10:34
I think the points need to be easier to obtain.
Love it but....
by Free verse on 2019/08/19 05:05
I am not being rewarded for watching the videos like others have said. And now out of no where the game just crashes and shuts down completely. This is extremely random and just started to happen and it’s pretty annoying. Also I had to switch from one phone to another and it had previously set me record of days in a row way way up there because I’ve managed to get almost all the way back in years to when the app first came out done and now it doesn’t do that.
Crosswords with friends
by LosDave on 2019/08/19 03:33
Great game, play it every day.
Fun game
by cottontop52 on 2019/08/19 02:40
Love playing this game. Look forward to it every night. Just wish I didn’t have to use coins to play.
Words
by Sandy Cove on 2019/08/18 21:22
Fun and educational
Love it
by laydtahoe on 2019/08/18 19:57
I love doing crosswords but I hate paying for it. So I don’t. So I have to watch all these ads for coins. That I don’t like. Why can’t this be free?
Crosswords with friends
by Grampv on 2019/08/18 18:12
Love this game!
Good game
by Dawnfairie on 2019/08/18 17:14
Most of the clue all use the same or similar answers and on occasion some of the clues are no where near the answers they’re looking for but over all it’s good fun relaxing game
Love this app
by Marron1881 on 2019/08/18 16:20
Love this daily, keeps my mind working
Had loved the puzzles ... they may be fixed
by TonyaToo on 2019/08/18 16:01
Aug. 18, 2019: I have played without it crashing for a few weeks. Thank you. Stars are restored. July 8, 2019. Every day it crashes; I refresh my review. Can’t lower the rating any further. Still crashing even after update. At least now it saves progress. Special event puzzles also crash. No more streaks/rewards because you don’t get to finish any puzzles. Highly frustrating. When you’ve played for years, it’s very disappointing.
Fun!
by caliber5 on 2019/08/18 13:01
Look forward to 10pm EST every day, for new puzzle 😊!
Good crosswords
by Chukker8 on 2019/08/18 07:07
The daily ones are great
😍
by Pr1nc8ss9 on 2019/08/18 03:52
❤️
Problem
by Harryxxxxxxxxxx on 2019/08/18 02:22
Having trouble with the game ending abruptly and I have to restart. Also at the end of the game the “X” is being covered with the picture of my battery.
Free time fun
by Dr Death 2 on 2019/08/17 19:31
Crosswords is a great way to spend the infrequent time that is not reserved for the other things in our lives
Fun
by krcrp on 2019/08/17 15:45
I enjoy doing the puzzles. I don’t care for the way the coins are obtained. Ads are fine, just not so long.
Challenging
by Transcriber59 on 2019/08/17 10:39
I enjoy the challenge. Some puzzles are easy and others not so much. Keeps you on your toes
STOLE MY MONEY
by Baseballface on 2019/08/17 05:10
I have bought coins a few times now, but the last two times they disappear when I exit and re-enter the app. Although the purchase went through at first, it soon disappeared and I was robbed of my money.
Crosswords with Friends
by jclynjrrtt on 2019/08/17 02:25
A fantastic puzzle. I do at least one per day but preferably two.
Crossword
by Macvic3952 on 2019/08/16 14:27
I love it we set here every night and do them
Great
by BDub1967 on 2019/08/16 13:26
My wife and I play it every nigh
No rewards possible
by Keyboard lady on 2019/08/16 12:50
Every time I get close to earning a reward, you all of a sudden cancel my streak....even though I have solved every puzzle. Why even offer the rewards if you are going to arbitrarily end a streak to avoid having to give them? 😡☹️
Crossword
by Prettyfrenchies on 2019/08/16 12:49
Love this challenge. Wait for it to renew everyday.
Awesome Game!
by Frank B. Hill II on 2019/08/16 09:36
I am addicted to crossword puzzles and this game helps me with that addiction!
Crosswords
by GG Beverly on 2019/08/16 08:39
I do at least 2 crosswords everyday. Usually I do more and love every one
Quick fun
by PharTanaka on 2019/08/16 06:08
It won’t tax you like a NYT puzzle, so nice for a speedy time killer.
Site goes down a lot.
by Huggins238 on 2019/08/16 03:17
Allow us to get more points for watching these dreadful ads for Apps!!
Crosswords with friends
by Audjej on 2019/08/16 02:52
Lots of fun! Only complaint is getting coins is not always available! Makes me leave the game! Love playing though!
See Wrong
by ja5von# on 2019/08/15 18:26
You should not put the “see wrong” on because there’s enough coins, should be turned on if user wants that
Crosswords with friends
by Steve Sil-1 on 2019/08/15 12:25
Been getting a reply that server won’t connect today. Also I have had a number of coin issues not registering or deducting points for ‘watch free’ options for over 3 weeks. Point total was over 800 and now keeps dropping and is in 500 range for no reason. Do like the game & the competition though! Also I had solved all puzzles since Dec 2017 and recently a number of puzzles from earlier this year now show not solved. Most of these issues started when I started signing on with Facebook. In the past I did not use Facebook and had no issues as described above This has been screwed up for over a week with the server error notice. Should I just cancel the app.
Crosswords With Friends
by suegeebee7 on 2019/08/15 04:08
Fast & fun crossword app that is, at times, challenging, but most often a quick “wake up” brain activity. I enjoy the puzzles that move quickly so I can go back & work the puzzles I’ve missed. Improvement that I like best w/the new series style - the variety of crossword styles preventing predictability. Thanks & keep up the great work, o’ great puzzle writers! (If I had the graphics capability, it would have been fun to write a review in crossword p u z z style e . S u s Bram n
Crosswords
by Milwaukee babe on 2019/08/15 02:46
I love this game! I’ve never beaten the posted time although I have come close! I just thoroughly enjoy this!!
Heidigretel
by Heidigretel on 2019/08/15 01:24
I like doing the puzzles.
Mary
by missy pi on 2019/08/14 18:53
I love the puzzles. Not too hard but challenging. I feel like they are more for my age. Some of the answers bring back great memories. Thank you.
Crosswords with friends
by Word💜 on 2019/08/14 12:14
I LOVE THIS APP!!
Great game
by joppa534town on 2019/08/14 11:48
Love the daily puzzle
Fun!
by gna7019 on 2019/08/14 10:42
Love this app!
Dementia Dodger
by CO Cowgirl on 2019/08/14 05:30
A fun daily mind challenge I cheer when I can get three stars ! A challenge to see how many days in a row I can accumulate!
Crosswords with Friends needs to give more points
by Mama Llama :D on 2019/08/14 05:28
I enjoy playing this game, but liked it better when I was able to get more points
Crosswords with friends
by consearl on 2019/08/14 03:29
Great game
What’s Wrong?
by Eeegadssss! on 2019/08/14 02:25
I have my games in a folder on my iPhone home screen. The folder will not open. I went in through the App Store to open it, today. Is there a problem with it freezing? I can’t even delete and reinstall the game. Help! Thank you!
crosswords with friends
by Nonickname Nana on 2019/08/13 12:51
This is a great app. I recommend it highly to keep your brain going.
Shella#11
by Shella#11 on 2019/08/13 12:35
Great
Ok
by fhjgzjilmddgjbxd on 2019/08/13 03:57
Love this game, wish there were easier ways to get points and chances to challenge friends
Great puzzles
by robicali on 2019/08/13 02:02
I enjoy doing these and look forward to a new one each day
Crosswords
by fm61494 on 2019/08/12 17:44
Good game. Needs more ways to earn free coins. But, all in all a good game.
Love It!
by EPICMAN555558812 on 2019/08/12 14:58
This is a great game! Love the additional games to boost coins!
Wish I could give it a zero
by Happy Sara on 2019/08/12 12:51
I honestly like the puzzles. The way they have the set up to earn rewards is a joke and completely dishonest. There will be times you perform ten task and maybe get compensated once. If you are lucky. Don’t try to reach out for help. The people you have to go to are liars. Rude and condescending. You will receive no help. Just some smart mouthed individuals telling you about the few rewards you did receive and thank you for allowing them to continue to get you to watch all there ads fill out surveys or what ever the case without compensation. Worst customer service ever. I recommend finding other more honest apps and people to deal with Update still the same!!!
Wake Up
by 64b84c! on 2019/08/12 12:28
Great way to start my day!
Crosswords
by KandDDaugherty on 2019/08/12 07:34
Can’t quit it. Very enjoyable as relaxing. Puts me right to sleep! A hint on the coin situation, don’t be too quick to hit the x to go back to the credit site. Count to ten then hit the x to get your credit. I just had too slow down too. I won’t pay either!
Could be better
by Bob4AU on 2019/08/12 03:31
Enjoyable pastime. Uses coins without permission. Words are not extremely challenging. Personal names and songs can be challenging to an older person. Better than nothing.
Addictive
by JennieSM71 on 2019/08/12 03:23
Love the games; tired of the ads.
Love Crosswords with Friends
by MammawLinda on 2019/08/12 02:41
Love this game! Wait every night for the current crossword to load at 10 so I can play.
I Love Your Crosswords!
by Caseyfcasey on 2019/08/11 19:25
I have always enjoyed doing crosswords and I am really enjoying it now on my i-pad doing it with Crosswords With Friends! keep.up the good work!
Love 💋
by Cheyc2005 on 2019/08/11 16:51
I love this game! It’s my favorite by far!
Great puzzles
by ctldr on 2019/08/11 16:46
Love the puzzles. They challenge my mind every day.
Free videos
by Rae61ted&jenny on 2019/08/11 15:36
I have been having trouble getting all of the free videos for last few days. I get maybe 2 or 3 but no more daily. Why?? This problem stopped for a few days but now it has returned. I would like to be able to receive the free points as I should. WHY is this happening??
Great chill out after a stressful day
by bu11$h1+ on 2019/08/11 14:46
Clears my head after an exhausting day. Nice time filler while waiting for a doctor Mindless, clears my head
Great play every morning
by pfloyd67 on 2019/08/11 14:17
Enjoy very much!
Ad issues
by Dctracy73 on 2019/08/11 11:26
Same issues a lot of people are having. About 30% of the time that I sit through a video to earn 5 coins it doesn’t add them to my balance. I just had to sit through one about the Bible and didn’t get any coins. Last straw. Come on. I don’t mind the ads as long as I get the coins. Also, about 80% of the time you can’t even try to watch an ad. It’s says it’s unavailable. Do better- this is a great game. Now I am having trouble closing most of the ads when I am finished watching them. I try hitting the x that is hidden behind my battery indicator and it won’t close. I end up having to close the program and reopen it. It makes me want to report the ad, not subscribe to it. Why make it harder to play, and put a bad taste in my mouth for whatever is being advertised? Fix it!!!
Crosswords are fun.
by bobbbo35 on 2019/08/11 03:16
Good games.
Fun but they take your “coins”
by Ally that's my name on 2019/08/11 02:40
This game is fun but I play and win coins and hen they disappear. It’s aggravating.
Great game
by Green91675 on 2019/08/10 23:28
Awesome
Favorite App Ever!!!
by BrendaB 57 on 2019/08/10 22:17
I love doing crosswords and absolutely love this app! I can hardly wait until the new daily one comes out, so it’s a good thing I can earn coins to buy packs of puzzles to feed my addiction!
Words with friends
by abuela315 on 2019/08/10 19:54
Love playing this every day
Daily crossword
by melhlab on 2019/08/10 16:27
Love to start my day off working this puzzle
Great game
by minnesotan on 2019/08/10 13:32
This is a great game and lots of fun.
Crosswords with Friends
by Suzen 1 on 2019/08/10 10:59
Five star fun and easy to play
CROSSWORDS
by AdAstraAdAspera on 2019/08/10 10:47
Awesome!!
I love Crosswords
by chorrerana on 2019/08/10 03:38
I have been doing my daily crossword for several months and have enjoyed all and each of them. Crosswords has awaken many info that were asleep in my head, while learning new ones. Thank you for crosswords.
Just Right
by BigSur99 on 2019/08/10 02:59
A refreshing break and just enough of a challenge to enjoy!
Fun!
by mfsrr on 2019/08/10 02:58
Fun way to spend a few minutes!
Crosswords
by 2155cl on 2019/08/10 02:05
This is very addictive. I can hardly wait for 10 pm to roll around in order to access the newest posting.This is a daily joy.
Fun, Quick,Free
by Cat floyd on 2019/08/09 18:39
This is a fun puzzle app. Puzzles usually don’t take long to solve and there are occasional additional free puzzles and games. Not sure how the scoring system works but I can accumulate enough points to buy an occasional puzzle.
Crosswords
by jojox8 on 2019/08/09 18:30
Great fun and educational - enjoy it daily - challenges you for everyday knowledge
Rewards. Puzzle
by mimierbo on 2019/08/09 13:22
Trying to get the rewards becomes IMPOSSIBLE at times. I would say 90% of the time I have NEVER received the reward. Plus 99% of the time they say the survey will only take a few minutes and it NEVER NEVER does. I usually give up after spending 10 minutes. The Puzzles are good with enough of a challenge to continue doing them. The tape for Free Extra Coins 70% of the time is not available. I waste more time doing something that should only take minutes!!! On Thursday, June 13, Friday, June 14, and Saturday June 15 I received ONLY 3 coins total. What is going on with this company?
Daily fun
by sfbaysf1 on 2019/08/09 09:33
I love these crosswords!
Rip-off trying to take your money
by SuperUser80 on 2019/08/09 07:26
Was playing regularly for awhile, until I scored a ton of tournament points last week and came in first, only to find out that the winnings are capped at 300 coins. I messaged customer service and said the points page clearly says 1 tournament point = 1 coin (if you win) and I had 611 points. No mention of a cap anywhere. And I was well in the lead, but even spent 30 coins to do the double points boost, thinking it would increase my winnings, but totally wasted those coins in the end. Customer service just gave cut/paste responses and thanked me for my input, but refused to return even my 30 coins, let alone give me the coins I won. That dumb display of horrible service took all the fun out of the game, and over something so small. But Zynga is greedy and doesn’t care about scamming you to make you buy more in-app coin packages (coins are required to play any puzzle other than the daily one). The puzzles were too easy anyway, with half the clues being reused over and over in every puzzle. I deleted the app and found some better crossword games that don’t mislead the player and try to get you to spend more money with ripoff schemes.
Good Way to have fun
by 9635ass on 2019/08/09 05:31
I enjoy puzzles, and Crosswords with Friends has an entertaining way of making solving Crosswords. You get points for achievements, tournaments and a new puzzle everyday. Have fun
Ok game
by Monchercafe on 2019/08/09 05:13
Uses too many coins to see what’s wrong and you don’t get many coins to recover for free.
Crosswords with Friends
by nycelp on 2019/08/09 04:24
Points don’t always work well.
Daily fun
by -emsha411- on 2019/08/09 02:40
Enjoy this every morning with my coffee
Fun. Easy.
by Skd042 on 2019/08/09 02:16
I enjoy playing it very much.
Crosswords With Friends
by djsxxxxxxx on 2019/08/09 02:09
Fun!
Crosswords with friends
by Sadieyorkie on 2019/08/09 01:27
Have enjoyed this game more than any others
Great game!
by Ajsmama10132006 on 2019/08/08 12:30
My morning ritual!!!
Crossword puzzles
by Hockeynut351 on 2019/08/08 11:33
This is a really good way to spend your morning. If they would only fix the bugs in this game. You can't earn coins? When will this be fixed??
So much fun!!!
by k_schenck on 2019/08/08 10:43
Love having this to play every day. Such a fun game.
Disappointed
by Areasmom on 2019/08/08 05:13
I like this crossword game. However, trying to earn the daily coins is extremely frustrating. I ALWAYS get a message saying “watch video is currently unavailable”. It’s almost like it’s on purpose, so you think we’ll spend money on your coins. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Second review: So I decided to buy your coins. Guess what?? My money was taken and I HAVE ZERO COINS. Unbelievable. And there’s NO way to get a hold of anyone???
What a blast!
by 1bappyman on 2019/08/08 00:48
My morning addiction! I love being able to start my morning doing a good crossword puzzle. Gets the brain up and running for the day.
Words with friends
by Bogponcho58 on 2019/08/07 23:30
Does not let you watch ads for coins.
Like playing
by Smilealot73 on 2019/08/07 22:40
Way to difficult to earn coins, pretty much impossible really. Since you can't play without coins, pretty dumb app! Changing my review to 5 stars. Only complaint was no way to earn coins to continue playing. This has changed, if you don't mind commercials. I like this app enough to be a bit inconvenienced
Crosswords
by gail burley on 2019/08/07 14:45
I love doing these puzzles! They are fun and a daily challenge. Please keep them coming.
Cross words
by mmare13 on 2019/08/07 12:52
The game shuts off, it doesn’t give me my points for the ads I watch and a it automatically takes 20 for the wrong answer when I don’t ask for it to do that??? Better that it asks about the wrong answer button!
Crosswords
by AnitaDren on 2019/08/07 12:21
Love this app except for their change in being able to watch videos to earn points. I used to be able to rack up coins by maxing out my daily watches in succession. Now, after one of their updates, they give us this horrible lag with message telling “Videos unavailable at this time. Check back later” or some iteration. I can hardly earn 15 coins a day now. And it’s not my network. I’ve made sure of that. I won’t be getting more of their games that’s for sure.
Lesa
by Nurse Lesa on 2019/08/07 06:35
So much fun doing crosswords! LOVE IT!!
Crosswords review
by AstrosFan555 on 2019/06/09 21:19
The puzzles are fun and challenging. The only complaint that I have is when you go to “watch videos” for extra coins, I continuously receive error messages that there aren’t any videos to watch. This is long before you receive the “reach your limit” message. I wish that they would fix that because it’s extremely irritating! They also have these ads which have lasted at least 5-minutes and you can’t skip it because then the app locks and you don’t receive any credit. If any of these ads last longer than a minute, you ought to at least 10 credits instead of the insulting 5 credits! What else is irritating, is writing down a nickname that they want to use before sending a review. Another thing that is irritating is NOT receiving the credits after you watch these ads! However, you have to pick one that hasn’t been used!!! You know how many people use this App?!! This is ridiculous!!! It’s been over 3 months and guess what, the issues still aren’t fixed! With one exception, haven’t seen anymore of those infomercials.
Toki
by Janeoslo on 2019/07/25 22:37
UPDATE: (July 25, 2019). I do enjoy this game and I like the new weekly tournament. The thing I don’t think is right and totally unfair is at the pay out when you state that “Tied players split the reward”. Why should they have to split it versus each receiving that amount? Think about it this way. First player has 100 points and second player has 99. They would both get their points. But if they tie at 100 they only get 50??? This weekly tournament is more easily attainable than the old tournament and coins are never very high but to make the tie be split is selfish on the developers part. UPDATE: (April 12, 2018). Now I can never seem to earn more coins because the ads to earn 5 coins is always “unavailable - try again later” This happens more frequently than not. STILL VERY DISAPPOINTING. Keeping the rating to one star. We have to watch ads to earn coins -You need to get better updates to earn a 5 star rating!!!!! (From October 5, 2018). I really enjoy this game. It's one of my favorites. However I didn't like the fact that when signed up for a survey to earn more coins (something like 40) and after spending over 25 minutes answering a lot of questions (many repeat questions too) I was only given 7 coins. VERY DISAPPOINTING!! I will never purchase coins. I am ok with watching ads so if you want a 5 star rating then give me the coins I earned for participating in the surveys.
Has become usable- update again
by bbcBear1 on 2019/07/10 02:48
I have played the game everyday for over a year. In the last few weeks it was become nearly unusable because it closes down on its own during a game then when you restart it all your moves are lost. I contacted support. They suggested a few things but the known problem persists. It appears to that the problem is related to the ad generator but I may be wrong. I have found the only way to make it work is to manually leave the game and come back to it. That seems to save your current position so if the game closes down on its own you at least have your moves saved to the last manual close down. I continue to play by manually closing the game and reopening it several times until I finish the game. I will probably stop using the game because it has become very frustrating. Too bad. Update: even though the game continues to crash or hangup often, it now is saving your work so it is useable again. However the rewarding of coins is broken. No coins are being awarded after watching a complete video and coins seem to be disappearing from time to time. Videos are typically only available once but it really doesn't matter since the reward system isn't working anyways.
Enjoy the Game
by pulpfictionfan on 2018/11/24 03:07
I play this pretty much every day and I really enjoy it. The puzzles are pretty simple and I feel like I am exercising my mind. There are some rewards for various goals, like some of the rewards offered for solving puzzles on a regular basis, that make it even more fun, because who doesn't enjoy a challenge? That is what helps draw people to the game, right? However, some of those goals are pretty hard to earn. If the rewards are not worth the effort, or if they are too out of reach, the added draw no longer a draw. There are some reasonable options on earning coins if you don't want to pay for the game. It is more expensive to play this game than buying a magazine of puzzles in the store, and both of those options have their own benefits. If I were designing this game I would work toward getting more people to play by keeping the cost to play down so more people want to pick it up and play it. The fact that it's an offshoot of Words with Friends only makes Crosswords with Friends more enticing. I hope the creators keep up the good work!
Rating
by shoebox lady on 2019/07/24 03:09
Still 4 stars because of the ads now lately . One or two are shown over and over. The war one repeats all the time and half the time doesn’t give you the coins or freezes. Game play stops in the midst of plat once in a while, too, which is annoying. Game hops from one part to another during play at times as well. Ads are better now. I will not buy coins. I love the free ad views for free coins, but lots are public service announcements that repeat too much. Took off ads that were just fun or gave a safe challenge or preview of how to play. Love the golf play ads. Don’t mind the ads for free points. The bonus puzzles are nice for people who are here for a great game & challenge. Lots of us just love this game! Also words with friends. All in all, still a great game and I love it. I still love both games. But lately the ads repeat over & over, time after time. Wish they would not show the same ones over & over. Best games play, however, that I’ve ever had ! Like the extra puzzle. Great game ( crosswords) Like to play individually.
It’s fun but...
by Vermont Lippy Lady on 2018/01/31 17:16
I have played Celebrity Crossword for years, but when I had to switch over to this game, it was like starting all over again. In some ways that was ok, because I got many coins in the beginning. But now even though it says in my stats I have played this 61 days in a row, I didn’t get the coins for playing any of the consecutive days. I agree with someone who was not happy about the hints eating up coins. I hit one by accident, but made no mistakes so didn’t realize it. The next few days I also made no mistakes. It wasn’t until 4 days of losing coins each day, I made a mistake and then noticed it was on, and that my coin numbers were way down. It would also be good to be more realistic about the tournaments. How can anyone with a life ever win? The top winners, unless I am not understanding something, has to be playing 100s of games in a week!! I guess in this case the old adage that “you have to spend money to get money”, is true. The most stars you can get in a week is 21, so people in the top leader board with hundreds of stars are spending lots of coins to get lots of coins. One week I figured the leader had to play at least 30 puzzles a day!! But, the clues are fun and just challenging enough to not get boring. I enjoy the bonus puzzles and the chance to win badges ( those are realistic). I do recommend this app to crossword puzzle fans. Unless you are an avid NYTd puzzle solver. Then this is way too easy.
Deeply Disappointed!!!
by Sanuela on 2018/04/08 16:05
When the game owners changed I was concerned of course and then shocked to see how much it cost for a hint and to play a previous puzzle but was pleased to see how accommodating they were to earn coins for watching ads! I hadn't had the difficulties I had read about. Well that has all changed. I barely get to watch two ads and it stops any further viewing at this time, sometimes I can't watch any and sometimes I don't get the coins. In addition I believe the clock is selective with regard to the ten minute mark although there really isn't any reason to care because rewards of any value are few and far between. I would much rather have free hints or coins than badges any day! Last, I have noticed in a couple of puzzles very recently answers that I have NEVER heard of. I admit I'm not the most knowledgeable when it comes to vocabulary but I'm fairly well read and to see a word that doesn't ring a bell somewhere is rare for me. Finally if the coin issue isn't resolved I will delete this game. It's very sad because I have played this daily for a very long time and enjoyed it a great deal!
Wonderful app, but still room for improvement
by Aquaman1066 on 2018/11/30 13:09
I like puzzles and while this crossword puzzle does seem easy, it's still "words" and that is fun. The "link" to Facebook is a BIG turnoff. No Facebook, no bonus points. Facebook wins out over getting friends to play. So it defeats the whole idea. The ads are an irritation. If you seek extra points, and watch some of the ads there often is a total failure. The ads freeze the game; one must start completely over. Promised bonus points are not awarded. Continued denial to earn points counts as seeing an ad and one ultimately loses points. When notified of the problem the response is, “we are working to make the needed improvements”. So far, 6 months, nothing is changing. Sad! The puzzle is very good, the rest, really needs improvement. Unable to go to one star. Still disappointing in terms of earning coins to play. The program to earn free coins is never available. Ads run after a game, but no rewards for putting up with the ads. Let's fix the problems. Puzzles are nice, and are difficult if one is not "up" on a lot of current tv, movies, music, and social media. I like the puzzles, it's the problems that are in need of improvement.
Rip-off trying to take your money
by SuperUser80 on 2019/08/09 07:26
Was playing regularly for awhile, until I scored a ton of tournament points last week and came in first, only to find out that the winnings are capped at 300 coins. I messaged customer service and said the points page clearly says 1 tournament point = 1 coin (if you win) and I had 611 points. No mention of a cap anywhere. And I was well in the lead, but even spent 30 coins to do the double points boost, thinking it would increase my winnings, but totally wasted those coins in the end. Customer service just gave cut/paste responses and thanked me for my input, but refused to return even my 30 coins, let alone give me the coins I won. That dumb display of horrible service took all the fun out of the game, and over something so small. But Zynga is greedy and doesn’t care about scamming you to make you buy more in-app coin packages (coins are required to play any puzzle other than the daily one). The puzzles were too easy anyway, with half the clues being reused over and over in every puzzle. I deleted the app and found some better crossword games that don’t mislead the player and try to get you to spend more money with ripoff schemes.
Paul
by Baggin on 2018/04/07 02:19
Used to love this app. Not anymore. I accumulated a lot of achievements that you can cash in or hold until later. I finally cashed in around 1400 coins. I only got around 400. I contacted them and they gave me a giant runaround. Long story short they claimed I had used them. They were all still there when I redeemed them. Eventually they just blew me off. I have been trying to accumulate more coins by watching ads. I used to be able to get around 100 coins every time I did this, by watching multiple ads. Now I’ve been trying to build up some coins again but it only lets me watch one ad for 5 coins and then quits working. A message comes up that the ads are temporarily unavailable. It’s really suspicious that it worked great until I had my battle with them over my lost coin bonuses. I wouldn’t even play anymore but I play the daily puzzle every night against my wife and we both looked forward to it. Bottom line, they should have just given me my lost coins, but they made the back and forth with their help people turn adversarial. I’m totally disgusted with them. Only reason I even still have the app is my wife loves playing and comparing times every evening.
Gail
by Cordialcherie on 2017/09/20 02:44
I hate the tabs on the bottom for "see 10 letters" and "see wrong." Very often I accidentally bump the bottom of my tablet and it automatically charges me 20 coins and shows me 10 letters or shows me my wrong answers because I'm using my tablet in bed and laying it on a pillow or blanket. It would make more sense to put those tabs on the top where they wouldn't get bumped as easily and also have a safeguard that asks "Are you sure you want to spend 20 coins to see 10 letters (or see wrong answers)." Because the way it is it ruins the fun for me because I like to try to answer all of the questions by myself without any help from the computer and it is always by accident that it cost me 20 coins in ruins my fun for the puzzle. I hope they make this correction soon.
Needs Some Fine-Tuning
by slim_kt on 2018/03/20 04:08
I played DCC for a couple years before the switch and am happy to say that I didn’t find many massive changes I was terribly bothered by. However, there are some minute details that need mulling over and fixing. I cannot, no matter how many times I try, earn free coins. I only get a message that says it’s unavailable and to try again later. I don’t know if I’m the only user unable to access that feature, but if I am, I would love to know why I’m experiencing this with the app. Also, accidentally paying for the ‘See Wrong’ option is a problem I’ve been having frequently. If you turn it on in one session and then start a new puzzle, the ‘See Wrong’ option is automatically checked and I end up paying, eventually getting halfway through a puzzle before even realizing it’s on. So, I end up paying for a perk I don’t even use as long as I have coins. DCC automatically reset it so that you had to manually click the button if you wanted to pay. Bring that feature back!
Crosswords with friends weekly tournament
by MMSLVN on 2018/11/30 15:05
Hello App Developers, I have been playing this game for almost two months and enjoying it quite a bit. Two things that trouble me are: scoring for the tourney is haywire sometimes, and just last night ‘Win Weekly Tournament” in “Achievements” changed From 5000 coins to 20 coins - and I am finally in a position to win! Coins have to be collected by winning or placing in the top three in the tourney, in the Achievements section, by watching ads, or by buying them. It seems to me that lowering the prize amounts in Achievements is not a good idea. Also, the scoring needs to be looked at —— yesterday I had three puzzles awarded “+-4” (I was “doubling” points at the time)! My tourney total actually lowered by 8 points after each puzzle. Sometimes I get extra points and I have no idea why. I would appreciate fixing these issues —-perhaps before 3pm CST Dec. 2nd —-the end of this week’s tourney!!! 😊. My goal this week is those 5000 points for a first time winner! Thanks.
Needs work, bad rewards system
by Styrojake on 2018/03/23 02:00
Although this is the best crossword game I’ve played I’m playing it less and less because you really don’t get rewarded for playing it. You have to use 10 coins to play a crossword and an additional 20 if you want it to highlight letters that are wrong, but there is hardly any way to earn coins and you get no coins for finishing a puzzle. If you finish a crossword you get stars... there’s no point in that because stars aren’t worth anything. Plus in the beginning I did not know that See Wrong costed coins and that it was automatically on so it was wasting all of my coins so now I have none. I only realized it when it turned itself off because it had burned through all of my coins and that’s a huge disappointment that you don’t make your players aware of that from the get-go. I (along with many other people) am not going to buy coins so in order to keep playing this game we need a legit way to earn coins (not that pathetic watch a 30 second video and get one coin for it thing).
Great but Needs Work!
by SportsMomof5 on 2018/03/13 03:40
Ive has an iPhone since the 3GS & never been the type to enjoy “app style” games. This is the first & only game I’ve downloaded & I do love it but feel it really NEEDS some changes such as, 1. Due to the EXTREMELY HIGH cost of coins winning 50 here and there doesn’t make sense. Esp since I buy so many! Suggestion- increase amount of coins awarded based on stars awarded per puzzle. Complete a puzzle with 3 stars = auto award of 90 coins & if you complete puzzle by breaking record time then that person be awarded 100 coins. Making those of us who buy coins regularly, more eager to do so, more often! Complete puzzle w 2 stars & award be 40 stars. No coins won for puzzles of ONE star only. If a daily puzzled then award 25 for daily log in somehow. Also, increase # of coins awarded for more difficult puzzles! 2. No cost for wrong letters/answers. Not everyone uses this option but I love it lol 3. Add more than 5 puzzles to each pack we buy.
Incorrect clues
by thelilgirlntx on 2017/09/15 02:25
Connected to FB & never received my coins for it. The same words are used repeatedly. This app brags that most of its puzzle writers have over 30-years experience... I'm finding that EXCEEDINGLY difficult to believe. Y'all misspelled "s'mores;" there's an "e" in it. So far I have come across a several clues that are either flat out incorrect, or aren't entirely correct. I've tried to find a place within the app where I can give feedback or let them know there's an issue, but I have yet to find a way to do that, so I'm leaving it in a review. There was also a clue that said something close to, "Genesis took place here," and the answer was Eden. I am NOT a Bible-thumping Christian, but I AM a stickler for accuracy. Eden is only in the first 3 chapters of Genesis, and there are 50 chapters in Genesis (and some could argue that Eden is not even in the first chapter, as that is all about the creating of everything). Do your research, learn how to spell, and give people their bloody coins!!!!
Great game - but the coin system is glitchy.
by Psychieguy on 2019/03/03 16:07
Overall, Crosswords with friends is great. However, there are still a few bugs with the “coins” system. The “watch for free (coins)” option to get more points can be buggy (usually, you have to hit a certain “sweet spot” on the button to get the ad to play. Most of the time, you get a pop up that says “watch videos is unavailable. Please try again later.” Even then, it’s only for a few (usually five) coins, so to rack up any value, you either have to pay, or watch four to five videos a day. And to get six or seven pop ups before the ad will play gets a bit repetitive. Also, coins that I’ve saved up have mysteriously disappeared from time to time, so I have to watch another four to five videos to save up enough to play. This has not been fixed through several updates, and IMHO, seriously damages the chances someone will keep playing the app.
Bugged
by RetiredOpa52 on 2019/05/30 11:43
I’ve been playing almost every day for a couple of years and have enjoyed it. However, as time has gone by it seems several “features” have been added in their updates. The most annoying of which is that the app crashes, losing all progress. Today’s puzzle crashed 4 times (randomly) each time as I was filling in the bottom 3 rows. This feature arrived in the past few months and seems to be happening with increasing frequency. Another bug involves watching ads to earn coins. At least half the time, you don’t get the coins after watching the ad. Sometimes it works and you get 5 coins. Once in a while, it allows you to view a second ad for another 5 coins. Sometimes your coin total is credited without the notice. These ad/coin features appear to be very random. My rating would again be 5 stars if these features get resolved, but until then...
Puzzles Fun, Coins Annoying
by GTH<3sXNAln on 2018/04/27 10:43
The puzzles are fun and don’t take long to solve - nice 5-10 minute time filler. But the coin system is very annoying. It is nearly impossible to earn coins to play puzzles beyond the one free puzzle per day. You can watch ads to earn coins, but they take a long time to get through and even when you watch several it sometimes does not always give you coins. You are supposed to be able to earn coins by signing in through Facebook, but that has not worked for me yet, either. Showing wrong answers costs a lot of coins, and you don’t earn any coins for solving puzzles quickly or perfectly. ...So I use it for the one free daily puzzle, and then I move to the one of several news publication apps, which give you lots of free, challenging puzzles with options like showing wrong letters in red, extra hints, etc., and never try to make you pay for doing the crossword.
THIS APP WILL KILL YOU
by sammy bodeen on 2018/03/18 09:00
By the time you read this, it will be far too late for me. This app is the most abysmal piece of deceitful trash I have been so unfortunate to stumble upon in all my years. Accessing friends is quite literally a functionally impossible task. Whoever developed this must’ve looked at the aggressively asinine pop-up sidebar ad market and thought “you know what this needs? A crossword puzzle.” This app molested my dog and psychologically abused my crippled sister. The developer then proceeded to create a bizarre and inoperable invite-based crossword framework from which to shove their insufferable self-advertisements on you and everyone you touch until rage tenses your muscles to the point that your trachea collapses suffocating you in your own raving spittle as you gesture profanely at the sky in insult of the progenitors of this digital landfill’s architects. This app has convinced me life is no longer worth living, I only hope my short existence may serve as a warning to others DO NOT DOWNLOAD CROSSWORDS WITH FRIENDS, for your sake, for the sake of your loved ones, be forewarned.
Petunia Pat
by petunia pat on 2018/11/21 03:50
I really like this game. It’s somewhat challenging, but usually is entertaining. One of the reasons for the 3 star rating is that I feel you could provide more information on the amount of stars it costs to play a game. For instance, when I elect to play a game, up pops a ad that says 10 points. Well, that’s not exactly true. The games are already set up for 30 or more points and this is a bit deceiving. Why not be more open about this OR take down the 10 point sign. Just a thought. Another reason for the 3 star rating is the amount you charge for buying points. Why so much??? It’s not like I get anything for playing. Yes there’s badges, but let’s face it, I’m buying a picture of a badge. There’s no mention of names, except for the 25 or so names on the boards. I did not write this note just to complain. I really like your games. I’d also like to see your contests expanded, the coins needed to play should be reduced, and let’s face it, it takes a lot of playing to get most of the categories. I’m sorry to say that I have made my last purchase on your site. I can no longer justify the cost of your game. I also won’t write to you again. What’s the point? It’s not like you ever answer. Thanks.
APP REVIEW
by Musique' on 2018/02/16 05:35
First, I do love the game! The format is bright, in-te-res-ting, and categorically challenging! BUT...YOUR COIN SYSTEM IS WACK!!! My coins have been disappearing for no reason,at all! While I hope you do intend to repair this...are we,your loyal consumers,going to be offered any replacement coins, at all?? I tried to do a Facebook referral, it refuses to connect. I did a text referral, I received NO coins. I’ve done several other “earn coin” processes...still, no coins! The ONLY THING THAT WORKS are watching a few videos on that one page, yet WAITING 24 HOURS till we can do it again is LUDICROUS!! AND, as I’m not trying to race ANYone, why can I not have the option to NOT BE TIMED?? Being forced into *RABBIT MODE* only DISCOMBOBULATES ME...& takes away the enjoyment of the game!! Can’t you just let us work each puzzle in our own time? What is going on?? Please, I do want to stay with YOU! BUT, THE ONLY people who can claim to have *THE ONLY & BEST GAME IN TOWN*...are the ones who treat their people-RIGHT!!! Please, WORK THE PROBLEM!!
Coins are a joke/ads are scams!
by PyromamaK on 2019/01/21 17:46
I’ve given this a 1 star rating for 2 reasons. One, coins NEVER credit when watching ads at the end of a puzzle. Why should I have to contact yet another useless tech support company when you should be doing it yourselves?? Way to pass the buck! Two, the ads that run are complete trash/bs/SCAMS! I ordered an item from one of those ads from InAHatBuy aka LucuryBuy. Complete scam, they took my money and never delivered. It’s from China, guess I should’ve known, but I like the game and trusted it enough, I mean you’re showing the ads, they must be approved by you, right? When replying to my email to them, they mistakenly sent out an email blast to many customers and guess what? They all ordered inflatable hot tubs and received stupid phone chargers instead! And some received nothing, like me. Other ads are TRASH, talking about fat burning products that are way sketchy and even showing clips from unrelated tv shows with it as if they’ve approved this junk. Total, complete 💩. EPIC FAIL.
Good start but pen & paper versions are still best
by CarieFitzi on 2019/03/09 17:13
This is a decent attempt to bring crossword puzzles to the next century but the app itself leaves much to be desired. The ads are annoying, yes, but there’s an ad-free version if you want to pony up real-world cash. I fed the constant nags to buy their special packs - full of coins (useful) & unnecessary features like hints - more pestering overall than the ads between games. There never seems to be enough coinage, and because coins unlock additional puzzles, I end up doing the daily puzzle and that’s it. The first two weeks I played more puzzles from the calendar but after a while, the content seemed far too repetitive to be interesting/entertaining. This is worth a try if you need to kill a few minutes here & there. But if you devour crosswords by the book like I do, stick w/the paper/hard copy versions instead.
Rips off coins and crappy support
by Jdcd1966 on 2018/12/24 05:25
I like the game itself; however, I realized it’s been ripping me off. If you don’t play the daily game before the next days game is added, then you have to pay 10 coins. Every once in awhile I’ll buy coins to do that. I kept thinking I was going through the coins way too fast considering I play it regularly. Today, I noticed that it deducts 30 coins for each puzzle. I played two puzzles other than the daily one and it cost me 60 coins when it should have been 20. Now I know why I went through coins so fast. I tried to go through support, but the common questions that they have listed don’t have that one. I tried to “find answer” and that didn’t work. I tried another route that gave hours to call, but no phone number. I’ve played this game for a couple years before it became “crosswords with friends”. If this doesn’t get fixed and I get some credit back, I’ll delete this and any other Zynga apps I have.
Why constant updates?
by Docthecat on 2019/06/07 02:22
About once a month we are required to update. Why so often. And you are supposed to receive coins after a certain number of days and puzzles. I have over 1000 days and more puzzles but was told to send pictures of a complete Sunday puzzle and the rewards I was talking about. Bull! Another update for inane things. Now it is frozen on a page that you are supposed to gift someone! Can't get it off of this stupid page , I'm sick of the way they do,this. Just did update and here we go,again! After contacting them I was to send a screenshot of my accomplishments. So I sent a shot of their statistics page on me, but that wasn't what they wanted. Sent a snap of accomplishments, nope that didn't do it. Even with the statistics they don't acknowledge ,So who cares? They don't want to give coins because it will keep you from watching ads. Another day another upgrade , only this time it won't load. Is this so one can't play the daily game, which isn't available until updated, so you lose all the credits you have earned, days in a row, etc.? Who is responsible for this disaster? Is anyone else having trouble with screen freezing after a puzzle is complete? More updates, probably to keep one from ever reaching certain goals. Well another update but this time I can't download puzzled because it says there is an error. Tried over and over.
Good crossword app, still has a couple issues
by mariahjhalvorson on 2017/10/04 17:43
I like this crossword app better than majority of the other ones I’ve tried, mostly because the app is easy to use and it’s difficult without being too difficult. I’m able to play a lot of puzzles for free, either with the coins that were given or by watching a few ads, which I appreciate. The only things I don’t like are the repetitiveness of puzzles, it’s like there are a bunch of words that appear in 6/7 puzzles during a week (ex. “ewe”) which kind of bugs me because I would prefer unique puzzles at least in one week of playing. Also, I invited a friend to play, watched them use my link to download the app and play, and I didn’t get the 250 coins which bummed me out.
Fun puzzles, lame coin system
by sleepyfrog76 on 2017/09/11 05:19
I love having puzzles to do, but my main complaints are about the coins and when the new puzzles come out. I live in the Western part of the US and sometimes I don't get a chance to play my puzzle until later at night. Say it's Monday night but 9 pm and now I have to pay extra coins to play Monday's puzzle because now Tuesday's puzzle is available? No! It's still Monday. Don't charge me coins. And I HATE earning new coins. It's a ridiculous system. There is no "with friends". I'm playing by myself. And if it's related to Words With Friends, I should be able to use my WWF coins (of which you earn coins for winning games and it's waaaay easier to earn coins there, so I have a TON) to play CWF. Otherwise, the puzzles are fun and I like that part. But I'm so annoyed by the coins that I'm probably going to end up deleting the app soon.
Costs too much!
by jbjb93 on 2017/12/22 14:59
I really like the original game and have had it for three years. When it switched to With Friends I lost all my downloaded games! Three years worth! Now there is no way to get ahead with coins. It costs more- sometime 10 sometimes 20 - to play the daily puzzle! Watching ad to earn free coins, a whopping 5, only gives the coins half the time. Earning coins through Tapjoy never works. I don't get the coins, you email about it and it doesn't let you pick the right one through the drop down list, and then you get an email saying since they haven't gotten a response from you they are dropping the case! Major scam and waste of my time. I agree with other reviews about button placement. Again it's a scam! You accidentally bump the buttons when filling out the bottom row of the puzzle! More coins gone. I like this level of difficulty but am about ready to give up. Looking for another puzzle app.
Crossword puzzles
by Mahjong challenge on 2019/02/26 04:52
It is a great app for your iPhone if you enjoy doing crossword puzzles; the amount of difficulty varies from one puzzle to another.. The big challenge is getting it solved before other people have of your friends and family, and it is much easier to use as far as controlling which clues you get and filling in your answers to the questions of the puzzle as well as compared to other crossword puzzle apps. It also gives you the choice of seeing your wrong answers if you purchase the coins or watch advertisements for coins it is your choice on that part of the puzzles The biggest challenge is getting your friends involved in the challenge of the puzzle.
so annoying
by megsnowdwyer123 on 2018/03/25 17:17
as much as I love solving the crossword puzzles in this game, I CANNOT handle the constant issues with earning coins (whether watching videos/ads or completing actions). I also had solved puzzles for up to 80-something days in a row, then one day it dropped my number of days solved in a row to 40-something. the next evening when I tried to open and use the app, it would not allow me to do either and my ‘streak’ started over because of this. if this app would allow users to buy a paid version, people would be much happier. I used to spend a good amount of time playing this game each day (yes, I was wasting time watching the long, repetitive, low coin earning ads), but now that my streak has been ruined, I’ve barely been back to play since. I will NEVER EVER buy coins to play a game. once again, if crosswords with friends offered a paid version of the app, I would buy it in a heartbeat. way to screw a fun game up, guys.
Recent flopping
by Rabidnole on 2019/07/16 00:39
I’ve been enjoying these puzzles for years and over the past couple weeks, I’ve found that if I do not complete the puzzle within a certain number of minutes (usually less than 10) the puzzle would go blank/disappear and I would have to restart it again. After three restarts, it’s very frustrating and I do not want to use my saved point to complete the puzzle which I am guessing is what they are trying to get me to do. Also, since I play late at night, I have lost my 28 or more day in a row of consecutive plays as I could not complete due to shut downs. I don’t know what is going on with the program and it just allowed me to update and now I can’t get in the puzzles at all. You really need to perform some BIG fixes. I’m ready to discontinue altogether. Also when I try to get coins, watch the video, no coins given!
Ad issues
by Dctracy73 on 2019/08/11 11:26
Same issues a lot of people are having. About 30% of the time that I sit through a video to earn 5 coins it doesn’t add them to my balance. I just had to sit through one about the Bible and didn’t get any coins. Last straw. Come on. I don’t mind the ads as long as I get the coins. Also, about 80% of the time you can’t even try to watch an ad. It’s says it’s unavailable. Do better- this is a great game. Now I am having trouble closing most of the ads when I am finished watching them. I try hitting the x that is hidden behind my battery indicator and it won’t close. I end up having to close the program and reopen it. It makes me want to report the ad, not subscribe to it. Why make it harder to play, and put a bad taste in my mouth for whatever is being advertised? Fix it!!!
Good & Bad
by Grammie514 on 2019/01/22 08:00
I really enjoy doing my crossword puzzles everyday! I try to get them done in time to get my 3 stars as it keeps the gray matter functioning on a good level! What I don’t like is being charged 30 coins every time I do a puzzle when the bar under the puzzles consistently says 10 coins but ALWAYS charges 30!! The other thing that is a peeve is why do I get charged to play the games that I have already been charged for to purchase????? I do feel that this is like being hit twice for the same service!! I don’t pay the waitress twice for my dinner, so why should I have to pay twice for my puzzles??? Explain these things to me please as I am sure there are other people wondering the same things as well as me!!
Flooded with telemarketing calls
by GMoney332 on 2019/02/22 19:40
This may be coincidental but when setting this app up, it asked for a contact number. Within a couple hours and continuing through the next day or so I received a dozen or more telemarketing calls and voicemails on that number. Thankfully I used a burner number that I use for apps like these and I just burned the number. How annoying if Zynga sold my number immediately to some telemarketing company. Second, the tutorial avatar Zoey is really busty, perhaps appealing to the young male demographic? Like unnecessarily busty. The tutorial is also annoying and unnecessary - it’s for people who have never done a crossword?! Doesn’t give me any confidence in the quality of the puzzles. I’m sticking with NY Times. The colors and Zoey might appeal to kids, but I hope they don’t use their real number or your real number to sign up. I feel like a sucker.
LIKED DAILY CELEBRITY CROSSWORD BETTER
by The Grammy of 5 on 2018/05/02 20:07
This version is ok. However I would have preferred if keeping the other version would have been an option. Instead, it was either “update” to this version or nothing. I don’t understand why the developer couldn’t have let us users decide which one we wanted. I noticed right away the cost of playing was more. But then, bonuses are more also. Also, I don’t like all the extra crap - badges, etc. I just want to solve puzzles, like I was doing before. Now it’s so confusing, at least to me. That being said, it’s not the worst crossword out there. I still play (almost) everyday. I just don’t like when developers feel the need to “fix” something, that wasn’t broke, to begin with.
Ugh, money hungry.
by Skepticalnotion on 2018/03/08 06:26
Unlike the other app where it showed you wrong letters for free, and allowed you to play multiple "packs" without cost, this game is all about your wallet. You have to pay coins to see wrong letters, you have to pay coins to play more than just the daily game, you must link to fb to get coins, you must refer your friends to get coins - but those coins don't come, and you don't get rewards other than your "time to finish" and "stars." Want to play more than the daily game, and you don't have coins - we'll be prepared to be tortured with ads because you will need to watch them over and over ago, 4 ads at .5 just to see wrong answers for one game, and between 2-5 ads to play another calendar game, .45 for some packs so that's another 9 OR you can open your wallet and pay for this game. This company doesn't care about your enjoyment, they just want your cold-hard earned cash 😡💸💳
Crosswords With Friends
by cmasonayers on 2018/12/04 03:20
I really like this game and have been playing for quite awhile. The only problem I’ve been having (and I don’t know if it’s a glitch or a problem that can’t be solved), but on the watch a video to earn coins for hints it doesn’t work well anymore. It use to be I would click on the watch video tab and watch a video and get 5 coins, well now I after get the first set of coins and press the button for more it keeps giving a message that video isn’t available please try later. If you hold your finger on the button for several seconds to a minute sometimes it’ll pop up with a video and give you coins. But it’s very frustrating to have to do that. Could you please fix the watch video for coins button? Thank you
FUN UNTIL NO COINS!!!
by Ghia360 on 2017/11/04 16:05
I've enjoyed playing this game but I agree with other reviews! The COIN situation is strange, to say the least! I have watched the entire video and never got the points. I have completed surveys and downloaded games and played them to the level as instructed but still no Points. Points should be Earned for Puzzle Completion. Also, you should not have to use 20 Coins to See Wrong Answers. That's 4 Videos you must complete and hope that they redeem the 5 Points Each. The Game is Great but the Coins to play needs to be changed, reworked or trashed! If you go to your Profile, then Help. It will take you to next screen. It will have "Contact Us", hit it and the next screen gives you the option to "email them". I hope they fix this coin issue because I love to play!
Original version daily celeb crossword better
by MovieLover2016 on 2018/05/07 12:47
They tried to replace the orig DCC with this version and I'm more impressed now that they have fixed many of the early bugs causing it to freeze up repeatedly and over charging for coins. Earning coins is a bit easier and they attribute to my account accurately now. The old problems of having to go thru far too many surveys to earn coins are still there (i'm disqualified for most and I'm not going to sign up for more spam). The cost to see wrong answers from 3 coins to now 10 coins (was 20 when it first launched)! The big positive was after going thru all clues a couple times it only brings you to the ones not completed, a time saver.
Love Crosswords, but hate the coin system
by Danithang on 2017/09/07 21:48
I love doing a crossword a day, but the coin system does not make this fun for me. When I first downloaded it, I thought we would be doing a crossword with friends or something, but that's not the case. I've ran out of coins and am not paying for them just to run out again and keep putting money into this game. I try to watch commercials to earn coins but unless it's a longer commercial it will not give coins, so what's the point in those 5 second commercials if your not giving us anything to watch them. I think I'm done with this app until you get a better system. Like your other games, why can't y'all just have ads before and after a puzzle for the free version and give the option for people to pay for an ad free version and get rid of the coins all together.
Upgrade good and bad
by gamejunkie7 on 2017/09/07 13:08
I had the original version and was able to pay to remove ads completely. Then I upgraded and without knowing lost that ability. And now I have to watch an ad after every game which totally ruins the binge playing quality of this game that I enjoy. I wish they would tell us that before an upgrade and give you the option to keep the no ad thing since I did pay for it and am now being penalized by updating. Also they make you pay with coins for seeing mistakes now whereas before you got it for free. On the plus side, with the update you get a ton more coins so you can play way more games than before. While the puzzles are easy and fun, they repeat a lot of the same clues, which gets annoying sometimes.
Updates lag
by Trishyme on 2018/03/07 21:02
My scores do not automatically update unless I turn off my phone and restart the game. I enjoy the games very much but it also doesn’t display all the badges. My friend has extra badges besides the weekly ones (11) that are not displayed. The latest Tubman badge is not displayed and 10 others. Also the first few words after midnight Sunday night do not get counted in game points. Possibly for 5-10 minutes. And of course the major problem I have is the goal increase from hundreds to more than 1000. It varies every week. I would like to know how to get it reduced other than not playing much for TWO weeks. One week without reaching the goal my goal was RAISED more than 1000.
Keeping Brain Alive!
by grandmom2many on 2019/06/11 08:22
Great for us older people to keep thinking! Keep your brain going! Just wish they would not make it so hard to earn free coins. The free ads to watch are not available more than they are now. Click on free and it say loading and then video not available at this time try again later. The happens at least 3 out of 4 times! Now I am having issues with it just shutting down the game in the middle of it. Goes back to home screen and I have to reopen it and then continue. Starting to get frustrated and just may leave this game. Also to earn free coins you could play other games, now it is all to get your email info or surveys, or to buy something. I like it the way it used, it was much better!
Love game but not enough coin to play
by Dachpup on 2019/05/20 15:18
Love the puzzles! Makes you think and is fun to play. Only problem is that there is not enough coins to play more than one game a day. The watch ads option only gives 6 coins and you need to watch at least 2 ads to load a puzzle. Cannot use any puzzle options unless you watch more ads. There are also built in ads you cannot avoid and pay you nothing so you will waste your time ad watching. Another coin option is to purchase, which I don’t do as that is expensive. Last coin option is to “do actions”. I have done a few but never received any coins. Total waste of time and if you give personal info you know that leads to more ads in email, snail mail, and on phone.
Hum
by Beaniepet on 2018/03/24 11:11
The ability to earn coins is non existent so I do the watch & earn coins. The see wrong automatically comes on even tho I have it shut off in settings PLUS it’s cost is supposed to be 10 coins but it takes away 20. I rarely need to see wrong but when I do get stuck I have no coins to use. Very irritating. If you want to force users to buy coins then go ahead. I will never buy them. I’ve been playing for a couple years & enjoy the puzzles but truly hate the fact that the developers are deliberately misleading players. I am sure there are plenty of folks willing to buy coins to give you a profit but even if I were inclined to buy I certainly wouldn’t now because of the way y’all are cheating us out of the coins we have
To buy a crossword puzzle is a bit far fetched
by downfourlife on 2018/05/22 10:54
I was having a blast at first filling out the puzzles on my own time. Not every day. One here and there. I used the freebie coins that I would collect by watching the ads. No big deal. Then, I started to notice that more coins would be taken from my pot/bank than what was indicated. Then, I couldn’t even watch any ads to collect more coin to refill my pot/bank. Even after the most recent update. Sadly, if it isn’t fixed in the near future I will be deleting my app and finding another crossword app to utilize. I thoroughly enjoy filling out crossword puzzles but when I am forced to actually buy coin to only have the game take more than what is mentioned to play said puzzle, I am going to refrain from purchasing and supporting an app like this. Get it together.
Good puzzles but buggy
by supertweet1 on 2018/11/10 03:16
The puzzles work great. 1. The challenges not so much. I often don’t get credit for completing puzzles. Complaining to help does no good. They either give answers that don’t apply to what I write about, or some other nonsense answer that shows they didn’t really read my complaint. 2. Videos don’t always give coins. Sometimes I get video that takes 30 mins. Says I can skip after so many seconds, but if I do the game reboots. 3. The achievements don’t work properly. For instance the achievements for playing so many days in a row. I’m long past due for getting the achievement but I haven’t yet. Other achievements I should have I still don’t. Writing help about this does no good either. Help is totally useless.
Used ToLook Forward Every Day
by Crazyscot06 on 2018/05/05 17:47
I am editing this review due to the frustration lately regarding this app. I watch the videos to earn free coins but it is either busy or turns to a blank screen. It takes more time to do this than actually doing the puzzle. Not only that but it also uses more coins than what it says. It says ten coins and then takes thirty. This game has gone downhill. ***Prior review***I used to enjoy this crossword app. The clues are easy enough to understand for the novice yet challenging enough for those of us who have some experience. I'd like it if they would have more bonus puzzles. Love the way they give you the clue along with the cross reference at the same time. The video watching for free coins seems to be busy a lot. Wish there wasn't such a long wait and having to reply
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