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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).
My opinion
by Alaska Lyn on 2020/09/26 05:55
Too many commercials!
addicting
by addicted gramma on 2020/09/26 03:56
great addicting game! love crossword!!!
Great brain easer.
by ang2281 on 2020/09/26 01:46
Great to kill time and ease your brain for a bit. No problems with it ever. Totally worth the download!
Crosswords with Friends
by bookgirl1121 on 2020/09/25 21:33
Great game. Love the extra puzzles.
Great puzzle game!
by Giddens7196 on 2020/09/25 18:27
I love these crossword puzzles. They are challenging and very different. The clues are not repeated in different puzzles. I enjoy each days theme. And, I appreciate the opportunity to earn points by completing streaks.
Xyzxyzp
by wynop on 2020/09/25 17:13
Good but make it easier to play with friends
Fun theme puzzles
by PhilliesLvr on 2020/09/25 16:47
Look forward to playing a new puzzle every day. Like to try to beat my previous best time.
The best crossword app! But it has begun to crash frequently!
by Chipster1948 on 2020/09/25 16:41
Have spent many hours solving these crosswords and the app keeps getting better!! However recently it freezes then crashes frequently and often ads have a black screen and won’t clear until you reset the app!!
Lov
by SassyRosie on 2020/09/25 13:24
Great app, great game!
Great game
by gr8granny42 on 2020/09/25 11:58
I really enjoy playing this puzzle game. It makes me think.
Ttlvr
by franlce on 2020/09/25 09:09
Love it
The puzzle
by model t 26 on 2020/09/25 03:32
I enjoy these crosswords keep them going.
Got me hooked
by Jalehma on 2020/09/25 03:15
Love figuring out puzzles, and this one is not an exception. Have been playing about 2 ½ years and hope to continue to play for a long time.
Added brain power
by Beeplus3 on 2020/09/25 03:12
I love being challenged. I also wish the coins you earned would actually be given so I could play more.
Crosswords with friends
by luv beach life on 2020/09/25 01:39
Interesting and helps brain activity. Love this crossword puzzle.
Review
by Bea2018# on 2020/09/24 23:34
Love this daily puzzle! Always challenging and invokes thought. Love to start my day enjoying it!
J. Addy
by mimiaddy on 2020/09/24 22:47
Play crosswords everyday to keep my brain sharp. Love the challenges the puzzle gives!
Ok
by nlofepa on 2020/09/24 21:45
Would like to be able to download more free points
Won’t load on cellular
by shareef777 on 2020/09/24 20:04
No matter where I am, if I’m not on WiFi it won’t load. Just sits on main screen spinning.
Is that even a word???
by Lefty21955 on 2020/09/24 18:06
With the millions of words contained in the English language, why are “words”, which cannot be found in the dictionary, part of puzzle solving. I am really tired of wasting coins to come up with answers that are not even actual words. As an example, today’s Fall word search contained the answers, “pec” and “pean”, neither of which is an actual word in use in English. Whereas, actual words like “pan”, “pen”, “cape”, “nape” are not part of the solution. This has become more of a problem lately, including in daily crosswords. I have to wonder who is creating these and whether or not anyone edits the puzzles. Zynga used to be a source for quality gameplay. This is truly disappointing and somewhat infuriating.
Fun but no way to earn coins.
by Axel602 on 2020/09/24 16:43
I really like this game but I’m disappointed that they no longer allow a way to earn coins. They used to run ads for coins and other ways to earn coins. Every other crossword game I play has this feature. The only way to earn them is with special events but those take more coins than you earn. The current event is a word finding game. If you find a real word, many times it acknowledges it’s a word, but not what they are looking for. After trying several real words that wouldn’t work, I stopped playing as I’m not going to spend my coins to reveal it.
Crosswords with friends
by greatgran1 on 2020/09/24 14:28
First thing every morning. I enjoy doing this. Strengthens your mind
Crossword
by joas0803 on 2020/09/24 07:33
Excellent way to keep the brain busy. Coins get hard to keep up there to get more packs if you’re an avid player like me
Great place
by fotialex on 2020/09/24 02:16
Lots of fun great puzzles love it
Great game
by Niastar456738 on 2020/09/23 21:44
This is a great game
Puzzles
by shhhyp on 2020/09/23 19:43
Informative and fun to work.
Great game
by minkeryou on 2020/09/23 19:03
I love doing crosswords and this is fabulous!
Review
by Kath Brunk on 2020/09/23 17:41
The puzzles are good, but themes are often based on tv characters that more conservative minded people are not familiar with. They would be more interesting and diverse if there were more tv and movie characters used that are on the conservative side also. When buying coins by doing an action, the coins were not awarded. This game is a rip off and owes me around 3,600 coins! I signed up for cheewy.com and a 310 diet plan. I never received my coins for either!
My favorite game
by Mary Bish on 2020/09/23 13:11
I love this game but Having trouble with ads that I cannot turn volume off. I often play game in a place I must keep the phone quiet. Third time I’m writing this
ADDICTED!
by Karen's Crossword on 2020/09/23 04:46
I love crossword puzzles and play all kinds, from Easy to Difficult. My Grandma taught me how to play as a little girl and I’ve continued to play-and I’m now in my 70’s. This is a relatively easy crossword but I look forward to playing it daily.
Love this game!
by annie6971 on 2020/09/23 04:18
I love these crosswords! I try to do them every day!
Challenge
by Antfrankdol123 on 2020/09/23 02:50
Crosswords is a good challenge.
Stop won't load on my iPhone XR and now running iOS 14
by Abiyjah on 2020/09/22 23:57
It won't load for months now...only on wifi but not on mobile data
Love this!
by suzy mcdowell on 2020/09/22 23:11
I do Crossword with Friends every night and look forward to it! Thank you!!
Good game
by Dbkerton on 2020/09/22 20:21
The only thing that is annoying is the buttons on the bottom are too easy to tap
Love it
by ohjacki on 2020/09/22 18:39
One of my favorite games!
Love puzzles
by Violet0509 on 2020/09/22 12:53
I really enjoy playing everyday!!
Crosswords fun fun
by lakelassie on 2020/09/22 09:44
Fun
iOS 13
by bbblmt123 on 2020/09/22 06:07
I haven’t been able to play since I upgraded to iOS 14. It takes forever to log in. I’m just about done.
Thanks
by tenniskk on 2020/09/22 05:04
Love this crossword game!
Always a challenge
by a la retraite on 2020/09/22 04:40
Tests my general knowledge and I learn a lot about what I don’t know.
Great game
by Karenjoyak on 2020/09/22 04:22
I look forward to the daily puzzle
Great Game
by catlover228 on 2020/09/22 03:01
I love playing Crosswords. The puzzles are fun and help me improve my vocabulary.
Great
by angiejoni on 2020/09/22 02:40
Its great love it wish there were more
Crosswords
by Anastasia57 on 2020/09/21 22:39
Good puzzles. The only thing I don’t like is that they don’t reward you any coins. The only way to get coins is to buy.
Fun game
by Doesn'tatter on 2020/09/21 20:34
I enjoy it
Fun yet challenging
by Charcoal45 on 2020/09/21 14:38
I look forward to a daily dose of exercising my mind filled with knowledge and trivia! Breakfast for the brain! I have solved all puzzles; add more packs and challenges! A daily habit!
Crosswords
by libral librarian on 2020/09/21 05:01
Great games
Crosswords
by Grandmom of six on 2020/09/21 03:41
Love the game! Look forward to doing the puzzle every night!
Princess gigglewater great fun
by princessgigglewater on 2020/09/21 03:18
Great fun
Crossword
by Drummer girl Rhonda on 2020/09/21 03:04
Love this game. Makes me us my brain!
Fun crossword every day
by NobleJill on 2020/09/21 02:12
I enjoy my crossword puzzle every day!!
Basmsp
by basmsp on 2020/09/21 00:35
Great fun
Words with friends
by cindys view on 2020/09/21 00:29
Too many ads
Jean 1944
by Jean 1944 on 2020/09/20 22:59
I enjoy playing in Am with first cup of coffee.
Toki
by Janeoslo on 2020/09/20 22:02
UPDATE: (September 20, 2020). So the weekly tournament still makes tied players split rewards. I was tied for third place with a total points of 40 and received 20. Seems like a waste of my time for all that. I still enjoy just working the crosswords but I’m not sure I’ll keep trying for the tournament. Also can someone tell me the reason for the badges? What is the point of accumulating them? 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.
Great puzzles!
by pgcrafter on 2020/09/20 19:06
Love these puzzles.
Crosswords
by Brokebustedcantbetrusted on 2020/09/20 18:45
I enjoy the puzzles, but the ads are too long, and I more time should be given to complete the puzzles.
Challenging!
by MrSlyde01 on 2020/09/20 17:51
And lots of fun! every day!
Crosswords
by Susan murtha on 2020/09/20 16:30
Fun
Ms jane lee
by Sarahalee on 2020/09/20 14:42
Great. I cant say all the adjectives how much i like this
Great Crossword game
by Renee348 on 2020/09/20 13:58
Love the immediate feedback option. Good clues. Too many Friday puzzle goals.
I really like this game a lot
by Conniesuemoo on 2020/09/20 13:48
I really like this game, video watching to earn coins has improved.
Review
by Cardo999 on 2020/09/20 13:45
Recently the app started closing once a puzzle was completed. Can you put this back the way it was? I enjoy the puzzles.
Crosswords
by KEMAC**** on 2020/09/20 12:43
I enjoy doing Crosswords everyday. I am hoping it will help keep my mind sharp.
Crosswords with Friends
by kriandden on 2020/09/20 11:59
Enjoy the game very much! Wish it gave more coins for playing........I would play it all day!
Awesome
by Ubermom03 on 2020/09/20 09:18
I love playing crosswords! It keeps the mind sharp and all the different puzzle packs are a blast!
Fun game, too many ads
by obdicp on 2020/09/20 06:54
The game is ok- I’m already starting to see words repeat across puzzles. The annoying part is the ads. I would buy the game to get away from them but can’t figure out how, or if that’s even an option. Deleting.
Great app
by Malted2480 on 2020/09/20 04:58
Challenges the mind and keeps you sharp! Interesting topics of the clues. Provides hints and incentives to keep reward interest.
Words with friends
by squad9 on 2020/09/20 03:56
I love playing it as I feel it is enhancing my brain power! I’ll be 80 in April and I’m still playing and making new friends with the chats briefly. I had 2 men try to enquire about my life but I shut them down fast! Mostly it’s fun but I spend too much time playing this game when I could be knitting or reading a book!
Great
by keihug on 2020/09/19 22:29
Best
Super fun
by Yjj17 on 2020/09/19 19:21
Love solving the daily puzzles . Get great satisfaction from figuring them out.
Love it
by edelmam on 2020/09/19 17:09
Fun game!
Crossword
by betdee on 2020/09/19 12:38
I do one every day. It starts my day
Drtrdiva
by drtrdiva on 2020/09/19 12:20
This game is a lot of fun.
People puzzles always good.
by Bearlybelievable on 2020/09/19 11:51
GREAT! I play this Everyday..look forward to each new puzzle.Ironically came across a clue that my mom born in 1920 used to use..(ague).
Crosswords with friends
by dimema on 2020/09/19 11:13
Good way to start your morning. Gets the brain going
Crosswords with Friends
by 6 Grammy1941 on 2020/09/19 03:24
Love the crossword puzzles!6Grammy1941
Review
by Boo boo123457896 on 2020/09/19 02:15
You don’t always get your coins when you win the tournament
Fun Game
by NamaMc on 2020/09/19 01:56
I love this crossword puzzle. Very challenging. Gets better each time I play.
Crosswords with Friends
by sandyjoxxx on 2020/09/18 23:00
I love these puzzles! My only complaint is that I need more of them!!
Crossword fun and challenging
by Hamwcm on 2020/09/18 20:58
Fun game not super challenging
Crossword
by ld19126 on 2020/09/18 19:41
Absolutely love this game keep up the good work
Fun and challenging
by Bruss2563 on 2020/09/18 18:37
I really enjoy doing these daily puzzles!
Loads of fun
by mazie3459 on 2020/09/18 16:56
This is a great crossword puzzle app. I have played once a day for over a year. It helps keep my mind sharp.
Crosswords
by ctossnut on 2020/09/18 13:39
My see wrong button always pops on even though I have it turned off in settings. As a result, It’s constantly using coins I do not want to use.
Puzzler
by Raspberry Toupe' on 2020/09/18 10:38
Has a few bugs! Time consuming to get free points. I like puzzles but this app can frustrate you! Could be more rewarding has some glitches time consuming!
ERB
by hoss7Spring2018 on 2020/09/18 08:38
Just challenging enough. Great way to relax!!
Rating for Crosswords
by Judith M Orvin on 2020/09/18 04:13
My frustration lies in getting more points with which to access puzzles. It’s more often than not that you can’t get the extra points. I don’t know if that counts against how many times you can try to get more points or not. Otherwise I am addicted!
Crosswords With Friends
by jawrow on 2020/09/18 04:02
Great games. Real head scratchers. Enjoy it immensely.
Crosswords with Friends
by nycelp on 2020/09/18 02:57
Same problems. Points don’t always work well. Points still don’t work, sometimes they disappear totally, very frustrating. Same as before and when you watch videos you don’t always get the points.
Brain Exercise Daily
by SheaDay41 on 2020/09/17 22:37
I’ve always wanted a crossword app that I could be challenged by, yet still complete. This is the greatest app to exercise my brain daily while competing with others tournament style to keep me coming back day after day. I also love the daily themes and topics. I don’t experience the crashes or anything frustrating like some other apps.
Crosswords
by jjhic on 2020/09/17 16:05
Lots of fun. Just the right amount of work.
Can’t get points
by Gma's weather on 2020/09/17 15:48
I would be much happier if I could play crossword s. I very rarely get gold coins! Help!!
Shella#11
by Shella#11 on 2020/09/17 13:02
Great brain game and makes you feel great
M&S Dub
by SMDUB08 on 2020/09/17 12:59
Cross words is an awesome game. My wife and I play every morning with our coffee.
Celebrity Crosswords
by sjs'sMomma143 on 2020/09/17 12:12
Awesome puzzles every day!
See Wrong
by norunnerhere on 2020/09/17 11:59
See Wrong should be free and always ON
I enjoy working the puzzles.
by alphagran on 2020/09/17 11:47
Look aboveI I enjoy working the puzzles very much!
Rating. 4 stars. Love the game, but free earned coins format is lacking.
by shoebox lady on 2019/10/30 04:53
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.
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.
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!
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!
Campbuny
by Campbuny on 2020/09/05 17:37
I have played this for a couple of years. Always enjoyed it till now. It keeps shutting down and I have to start over. It erases all my answers. Yesterday I had to start over 5 times before I could finish it and then only because when I had two blank boxes, I quickly spent 10 coins to fill in the last two letters. If I thought it wouldn’t shut down again, I would have taken a few minutes to to figure it out. Today, I’ve tried to remove it and then put it in again and it is still shutting down almost immediately. I’m not going to keep trying. All other programs I have are working fine. I won’t try more than once to do the puzzle and if it keeps shutting me down, I will delete it permanently in a few days. they fixed the shutting down problem and I am now enjoying it again. I feel it is a good game to keep my brain exercised.
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.
STEALS COINS & WILL NOT DOWNLOAD DAILY PUZZLES!
by BARBADOSBABE on 2020/09/05 05:52
What good does it do to make comments?!? They don’t do anything to correct it!!!! Special events make you pay for the day’s you miss!! If you pay to go back, you haven’t missed any days!! Either you pay and get the days in a row or you don’t!! TIRED OF THE BS!! Dumb bimbo girl pops up when puzzle is solved WRONG!! GET RID IF THE BIMBO!! Latest thing is the updates will lock you out, so you can’t do the puzzles until after the upgrade. Wait for WiFi which may take days to get to. Then costs coins to go back in order to go back to the puzzles missed. :( :( Steals coins. Owes me 50 or so due to not downloading even though it says it is! Daily puzzles will not download until the day after, and then you have to pay for them. Try to X out of ads, and they take you to App Store. Will not buy any thing from ads, as they are offensive and inconvenient. I don’t watch, and I won’t buy when forced to watch. Going about it all wrong with the ads. I only buy what I need, and this is not the media I would use!! Disservice to whoever chooses to advertise, not buying the crap!!
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!!!!
Ads.
by lilymay potter on 2020/09/09 03:08
The newest ads are very annoying. They say you can skip the rest of the add after a certain number of seconds and still receive the points reward. However, when you skip the ad at the appropriate time it throws you out of the game & you must restart the game again to continue. And you still receive no points. Absolutely misleading & frustrating. Thanks for giving me the chance to “sound off”. Love the game other than those ads. My problem is with ads as well. Many times I completely watch the ads but do not receive credit points. At other times I am cut off after one or two ads with a message saying that no more messages are able to run and to try back later. Many times I just lose the chance to earn more points.
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.
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.
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...
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...&amp; 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 &amp; BEST GAME IN TOWN*...are the ones who treat their people-RIGHT!!! Please, WORK THE PROBLEM!!
VERY DISAPPOINTED!
by 1055BigMac on 2020/04/14 11:45
I play other Zynga games, but this is by far one of the most disappointing ones. The ads to earn extra coins, are almost never available. When they are available and run, they rarely pay out the five coins. By my estimation, I’m probably owed at least 500 coins. This problem has existed for some time, and remains to this day. I certainly can understand your wanting to maintain your income stream through advertising or in game purchases, but I will never buy coins, when the ability to earn them appears to exist, but doesn’t work. Please fix the problem! My daughter enjoy comparing notes on the individual puzzles, but If this persists, I will most likely end up deleting the app, and find another similar game to play. Apr 14 - ads remain problematic. The only way to fully enjoy the game and sometimes compete is to PAY FOR IT! When ads work “Fitvines” plays repeatedly and never gives coins. Several others also do not pay out! Coming soon - “deleting the app”!
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.
Latest Update 3.8.8 Killed my CWF app Just Like 3.8.6 Did
by FK45 on 2019/10/17 23:46
October update 3.8.8 just killed my app again like 3.8.6 did. Don&#39;t know what the Zynga folks are doing, but in September I was off the game for TWELVE days until they undid whatever coding mistake was made. Any game play this week appears to be totally lost. 3.8.7 was stable and they should have left it alone. The support page does not help at all. It says to force an iPad to reboot, try uninstalling and reinstalling, and other totally useless steps like killing the game and restarting it. None of those &#34;suggestions&#34; fixes this really terrible issue. I sent them a video of what happens; maybe that will awaken them to the problem they&#39;ve created in the latest update. In September, It said I HAD to update it and when I did, the game wouldn&#39;t load at all. It loaded the banner page and crashed. All points, etc were inaccessible. Don&#39;t know who makes the crosswords. Most clues are OK, but often confuse &#34;atom&#34; and &#34;molecule&#34; definitions among others.
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) &amp; 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 &amp; there. But if you devour crosswords by the book like I do, stick w/the paper/hard copy versions instead.
Good but .....
by Xworddoer on 2020/03/22 17:00
I enjoy doing your crosswords and many times more than one in a day. I find it frustrating when I have to spend time watching ads to get coins and then after watching get no coins. The one that stands out is Bark Thins. I watch it and get no coins. I will not purchase coins! If I answer the puzzle and get 3 stars or if I don&#39;t use clues then there should be a reward. I would also like to be able to look over my puzzle when I finish it. When I go to get coins by watching ads I no longer am able to watch the ads to get over 40 coins. Sometimes it is only 10-15. If I’m going to watch them I should get coins. Also there should be coins for the ads between games. However I do enjoy your puzzles!!
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.
Cross words with friends
by gov'ment retiree on 2020/02/17 22:04
Top Notch app! This is the best app ever to get for a free game to play and still have a great time! But as of today, I cannot get in to the game itself! Do not know why yet and at this point in time it will cost me a lost streak day, yet again, unfortunately. There are some decent puzzle games available in the apps store but nothing compares with Cross words with Friends! But developers, I need your help immediately please if I’m gonna keep going on in my journey to excel at my best levels in your greatest App EVER! Please look into my case immediately please please!! I truly appreciate your game and need your help NOW! Thanks for working on my behalf and I am grateful to y’all for all that you are going to do for me! I am most grateful and humble to all of you. Thanks again for your help. 🤗! Update: It is now the 17 of February. I am still unable to to play and gain access to your app! It’s just the Greatest App available at the Apps Store! I want more than anything to be able to play this game but I cannot! PLEASE PLEASE HELP OUT ASAP TO FIX THIS APP! I NEED TO PLAY NOW! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO HELP NOW! PLEASE HELP NOW! IT IS ONLY FAIR PLAY, DEVELOPERS! PLEASE GET BACK TO ME SOON! THANKS!
Fix problems!
by Gigi~66 on 2019/09/13 12:05
Have been playing for sometime but in last few days keeps shutting down, and then you have to keep buying, yesterday it shut down three times before I could finish the puzzle and tonight it shut down twice, I have bought coins several times but if it&#39;s going to start messing up I will quit playing. Last week would have give 5 stars but not now. I bought 500 coins yesterday and I have already lost 20 last night and 60 tonight because the game keeps shutting down and every time you start over it takes 20 coins, also an ad about oil keeps coming on and usually that&#39;s when it shuts down! I&#39;ve enjoyed playing this game but I&#39;m tired of losing money! On 9/8/19 I had to update before I could get on app, I did and since then I cannot get app on my I pad, I have several coins on the app that I just recently bought, need to fix problem!
Crosswords
by ana76belle on 2020/03/02 20:18
I like crosswords a lot. What I don’t like is when you say I’ve won coins and then the number, they don’t show up. In other words, I still have the same number I had. Who got them? Where do they go? Sometimes even though I watch the ads to earn more coins they aren’t given to me. The reason I need coins is that I don’t know the movies and the stars because I don’t see films very often. Again! I’ve watched your ads so many times and you don’t give me the coins I earn! You also take them away for no reason after I’ve earned a few extra! I don’t think you ever read these or try to correct the problems! AND when you ask us to make words, don’t tell me they aren’t words when I KNOW they are!
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&#39;t get a chance to play my puzzle until later at night. Say it&#39;s Monday night but 9 pm and now I have to pay extra coins to play Monday&#39;s puzzle because now Tuesday&#39;s puzzle is available? No! It&#39;s still Monday. Don&#39;t charge me coins. And I HATE earning new coins. It&#39;s a ridiculous system. There is no &#34;with friends&#34;. I&#39;m playing by myself. And if it&#39;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&#39;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&#39;m so annoyed by the coins that I&#39;m probably going to end up deleting the app soon.
Provides fun daily amusement.
by Gray Solver on 2020/08/13 13:21
Crosswords With Friends provides a daily way to relax for a few minutes and get some challenging amusement. It has good puzzle themes and I like the timer and star rating system. However, I think there are issues with the app and software. I have had many problems getting credit for completed puzzles and puzzle packs toward the weekly tournament. These problems have actually caused me to stop competing in the tournament. There were many other problems also encountered when I got the notification to upgrade the software. I would do the update and then I couldn&#39;t open the puzzle app for weeks thus losing my streak and missing all of those puzzles. Puzzles are great when the software works. It is unfortunate because it could be a really nice app if it worked reliably. Until the updates and software does work smoothly and properly it is just a fun daily puzzle that doesn&#39;t really lend itself to a competitive and accurate scoring environment. I wouldn&#39;t waste my time trying to win tournaments, complete puzzle packs or try to do extra scoring as you could be wasting your time and become frustrated because the software doesn&#39;t function accurately all the time. Too bad. This could really be a great online competitive and challenging crossword puzzle app.
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&#39;t get the coins, you email about it and it doesn&#39;t let you pick the right one through the drop down list, and then you get an email saying since they haven&#39;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&#39;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.
Love it...
by ViciousxGiggles on 2019/12/12 05:29
I genuinely enjoy playing this game. However, I removed a star because I find the ads annoying. They pop up after every single puzzle and there is no way to remove them. I also don’t understand the point of earning our badges if we are unable to choose which badge we would like to represent. I would like to see more from this app with improvements for better gameplay and bug fixes. I would also like to see something along the lines of challenging friends to see who can solve a puzzle the fastest (or something like that). It is called Crosswords with Friends.... Anyway, the game itself is just relaxing for me. I have always loved solving crosswords and now I can do them whenever thanks to this app. Enjoy!
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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 &#34;packs&#34; 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&#39;t come, and you don&#39;t get rewards other than your &#34;time to finish&#34; and &#34;stars.&#34; Want to play more than the daily game, and you don&#39;t have coins - we&#39;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&#39;s another 9 OR you can open your wallet and pay for this game. This company doesn&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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 &#34;Contact Us&#34;, hit it and the next screen gives you the option to &#34;email them&#34;. I hope they fix this coin issue because I love to play!
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.
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&#39;s not the case. I&#39;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&#39;s a longer commercial it will not give coins, so what&#39;s the point in those 5 second commercials if your not giving us anything to watch them. I think I&#39;m done with this app until you get a better system. Like your other games, why can&#39;t y&#39;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.
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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).
My opinion
by Alaska Lyn on 2020/09/26 05:55
Too many commercials!
addicting
by addicted gramma on 2020/09/26 03:56
great addicting game! love crossword!!!
Great brain easer.
by ang2281 on 2020/09/26 01:46
Great to kill time and ease your brain for a bit. No problems with it ever. Totally worth the download!
Crosswords with Friends
by bookgirl1121 on 2020/09/25 21:33
Great game. Love the extra puzzles.
Great puzzle game!
by Giddens7196 on 2020/09/25 18:27
I love these crossword puzzles. They are challenging and very different. The clues are not repeated in different puzzles. I enjoy each days theme. And, I appreciate the opportunity to earn points by completing streaks.
Xyzxyzp
by wynop on 2020/09/25 17:13
Good but make it easier to play with friends
Fun theme puzzles
by PhilliesLvr on 2020/09/25 16:47
Look forward to playing a new puzzle every day. Like to try to beat my previous best time.
The best crossword app! But it has begun to crash frequently!
by Chipster1948 on 2020/09/25 16:41
Have spent many hours solving these crosswords and the app keeps getting better!! However recently it freezes then crashes frequently and often ads have a black screen and won’t clear until you reset the app!!
Lov
by SassyRosie on 2020/09/25 13:24
Great app, great game!
Great game
by gr8granny42 on 2020/09/25 11:58
I really enjoy playing this puzzle game. It makes me think.
Ttlvr
by franlce on 2020/09/25 09:09
Love it
The puzzle
by model t 26 on 2020/09/25 03:32
I enjoy these crosswords keep them going.
Got me hooked
by Jalehma on 2020/09/25 03:15
Love figuring out puzzles, and this one is not an exception. Have been playing about 2 ½ years and hope to continue to play for a long time.
Added brain power
by Beeplus3 on 2020/09/25 03:12
I love being challenged. I also wish the coins you earned would actually be given so I could play more.
Crosswords with friends
by luv beach life on 2020/09/25 01:39
Interesting and helps brain activity. Love this crossword puzzle.
Review
by Bea2018# on 2020/09/24 23:34
Love this daily puzzle! Always challenging and invokes thought. Love to start my day enjoying it!
J. Addy
by mimiaddy on 2020/09/24 22:47
Play crosswords everyday to keep my brain sharp. Love the challenges the puzzle gives!
Ok
by nlofepa on 2020/09/24 21:45
Would like to be able to download more free points
Won’t load on cellular
by shareef777 on 2020/09/24 20:04
No matter where I am, if I’m not on WiFi it won’t load. Just sits on main screen spinning.
Is that even a word???
by Lefty21955 on 2020/09/24 18:06
With the millions of words contained in the English language, why are “words”, which cannot be found in the dictionary, part of puzzle solving. I am really tired of wasting coins to come up with answers that are not even actual words. As an example, today’s Fall word search contained the answers, “pec” and “pean”, neither of which is an actual word in use in English. Whereas, actual words like “pan”, “pen”, “cape”, “nape” are not part of the solution. This has become more of a problem lately, including in daily crosswords. I have to wonder who is creating these and whether or not anyone edits the puzzles. Zynga used to be a source for quality gameplay. This is truly disappointing and somewhat infuriating.
Fun but no way to earn coins.
by Axel602 on 2020/09/24 16:43
I really like this game but I’m disappointed that they no longer allow a way to earn coins. They used to run ads for coins and other ways to earn coins. Every other crossword game I play has this feature. The only way to earn them is with special events but those take more coins than you earn. The current event is a word finding game. If you find a real word, many times it acknowledges it’s a word, but not what they are looking for. After trying several real words that wouldn’t work, I stopped playing as I’m not going to spend my coins to reveal it.
Crosswords with friends
by greatgran1 on 2020/09/24 14:28
First thing every morning. I enjoy doing this. Strengthens your mind
Crossword
by joas0803 on 2020/09/24 07:33
Excellent way to keep the brain busy. Coins get hard to keep up there to get more packs if you’re an avid player like me
Great place
by fotialex on 2020/09/24 02:16
Lots of fun great puzzles love it
Great game
by Niastar456738 on 2020/09/23 21:44
This is a great game
Puzzles
by shhhyp on 2020/09/23 19:43
Informative and fun to work.
Great game
by minkeryou on 2020/09/23 19:03
I love doing crosswords and this is fabulous!
Review
by Kath Brunk on 2020/09/23 17:41
The puzzles are good, but themes are often based on tv characters that more conservative minded people are not familiar with. They would be more interesting and diverse if there were more tv and movie characters used that are on the conservative side also. When buying coins by doing an action, the coins were not awarded. This game is a rip off and owes me around 3,600 coins! I signed up for cheewy.com and a 310 diet plan. I never received my coins for either!
My favorite game
by Mary Bish on 2020/09/23 13:11
I love this game but Having trouble with ads that I cannot turn volume off. I often play game in a place I must keep the phone quiet. Third time I’m writing this
ADDICTED!
by Karen's Crossword on 2020/09/23 04:46
I love crossword puzzles and play all kinds, from Easy to Difficult. My Grandma taught me how to play as a little girl and I’ve continued to play-and I’m now in my 70’s. This is a relatively easy crossword but I look forward to playing it daily.
Love this game!
by annie6971 on 2020/09/23 04:18
I love these crosswords! I try to do them every day!
Challenge
by Antfrankdol123 on 2020/09/23 02:50
Crosswords is a good challenge.
Stop won't load on my iPhone XR and now running iOS 14
by Abiyjah on 2020/09/22 23:57
It won&#39;t load for months now...only on wifi but not on mobile data
Love this!
by suzy mcdowell on 2020/09/22 23:11
I do Crossword with Friends every night and look forward to it! Thank you!!
Good game
by Dbkerton on 2020/09/22 20:21
The only thing that is annoying is the buttons on the bottom are too easy to tap
Love it
by ohjacki on 2020/09/22 18:39
One of my favorite games!
Love puzzles
by Violet0509 on 2020/09/22 12:53
I really enjoy playing everyday!!
Crosswords fun fun
by lakelassie on 2020/09/22 09:44
Fun
iOS 13
by bbblmt123 on 2020/09/22 06:07
I haven’t been able to play since I upgraded to iOS 14. It takes forever to log in. I’m just about done.
Thanks
by tenniskk on 2020/09/22 05:04
Love this crossword game!
Always a challenge
by a la retraite on 2020/09/22 04:40
Tests my general knowledge and I learn a lot about what I don’t know.
Great game
by Karenjoyak on 2020/09/22 04:22
I look forward to the daily puzzle
Great Game
by catlover228 on 2020/09/22 03:01
I love playing Crosswords. The puzzles are fun and help me improve my vocabulary.
Great
by angiejoni on 2020/09/22 02:40
Its great love it wish there were more
Crosswords
by Anastasia57 on 2020/09/21 22:39
Good puzzles. The only thing I don’t like is that they don’t reward you any coins. The only way to get coins is to buy.
Fun game
by Doesn'tatter on 2020/09/21 20:34
I enjoy it
Fun yet challenging
by Charcoal45 on 2020/09/21 14:38
I look forward to a daily dose of exercising my mind filled with knowledge and trivia! Breakfast for the brain! I have solved all puzzles; add more packs and challenges! A daily habit!
Crosswords
by libral librarian on 2020/09/21 05:01
Great games
Crosswords
by Grandmom of six on 2020/09/21 03:41
Love the game! Look forward to doing the puzzle every night!
Princess gigglewater great fun
by princessgigglewater on 2020/09/21 03:18
Great fun
Crossword
by Drummer girl Rhonda on 2020/09/21 03:04
Love this game. Makes me us my brain!
Fun crossword every day
by NobleJill on 2020/09/21 02:12
I enjoy my crossword puzzle every day!!
Basmsp
by basmsp on 2020/09/21 00:35
Great fun
Words with friends
by cindys view on 2020/09/21 00:29
Too many ads
Jean 1944
by Jean 1944 on 2020/09/20 22:59
I enjoy playing in Am with first cup of coffee.
Toki
by Janeoslo on 2020/09/20 22:02
UPDATE: (September 20, 2020). So the weekly tournament still makes tied players split rewards. I was tied for third place with a total points of 40 and received 20. Seems like a waste of my time for all that. I still enjoy just working the crosswords but I’m not sure I’ll keep trying for the tournament. Also can someone tell me the reason for the badges? What is the point of accumulating them? 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&#39;s one of my favorites. However I didn&#39;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.
Great puzzles!
by pgcrafter on 2020/09/20 19:06
Love these puzzles.
Crosswords
by Brokebustedcantbetrusted on 2020/09/20 18:45
I enjoy the puzzles, but the ads are too long, and I more time should be given to complete the puzzles.
Challenging!
by MrSlyde01 on 2020/09/20 17:51
And lots of fun! every day!
Crosswords
by Susan murtha on 2020/09/20 16:30
Fun
Ms jane lee
by Sarahalee on 2020/09/20 14:42
Great. I cant say all the adjectives how much i like this
Great Crossword game
by Renee348 on 2020/09/20 13:58
Love the immediate feedback option. Good clues. Too many Friday puzzle goals.
I really like this game a lot
by Conniesuemoo on 2020/09/20 13:48
I really like this game, video watching to earn coins has improved.
Review
by Cardo999 on 2020/09/20 13:45
Recently the app started closing once a puzzle was completed. Can you put this back the way it was? I enjoy the puzzles.
Crosswords
by KEMAC**** on 2020/09/20 12:43
I enjoy doing Crosswords everyday. I am hoping it will help keep my mind sharp.
Crosswords with Friends
by kriandden on 2020/09/20 11:59
Enjoy the game very much! Wish it gave more coins for playing........I would play it all day!
Awesome
by Ubermom03 on 2020/09/20 09:18
I love playing crosswords! It keeps the mind sharp and all the different puzzle packs are a blast!
Fun game, too many ads
by obdicp on 2020/09/20 06:54
The game is ok- I’m already starting to see words repeat across puzzles. The annoying part is the ads. I would buy the game to get away from them but can’t figure out how, or if that’s even an option. Deleting.
Great app
by Malted2480 on 2020/09/20 04:58
Challenges the mind and keeps you sharp! Interesting topics of the clues. Provides hints and incentives to keep reward interest.
Words with friends
by squad9 on 2020/09/20 03:56
I love playing it as I feel it is enhancing my brain power! I’ll be 80 in April and I’m still playing and making new friends with the chats briefly. I had 2 men try to enquire about my life but I shut them down fast! Mostly it’s fun but I spend too much time playing this game when I could be knitting or reading a book!
Great
by keihug on 2020/09/19 22:29
Best
Super fun
by Yjj17 on 2020/09/19 19:21
Love solving the daily puzzles . Get great satisfaction from figuring them out.
Love it
by edelmam on 2020/09/19 17:09
Fun game!
Crossword
by betdee on 2020/09/19 12:38
I do one every day. It starts my day
Drtrdiva
by drtrdiva on 2020/09/19 12:20
This game is a lot of fun.
People puzzles always good.
by Bearlybelievable on 2020/09/19 11:51
GREAT! I play this Everyday..look forward to each new puzzle.Ironically came across a clue that my mom born in 1920 used to use..(ague).
Crosswords with friends
by dimema on 2020/09/19 11:13
Good way to start your morning. Gets the brain going
Crosswords with Friends
by 6 Grammy1941 on 2020/09/19 03:24
Love the crossword puzzles!6Grammy1941
Review
by Boo boo123457896 on 2020/09/19 02:15
You don’t always get your coins when you win the tournament
Fun Game
by NamaMc on 2020/09/19 01:56
I love this crossword puzzle. Very challenging. Gets better each time I play.
Crosswords with Friends
by sandyjoxxx on 2020/09/18 23:00
I love these puzzles! My only complaint is that I need more of them!!
Crossword fun and challenging
by Hamwcm on 2020/09/18 20:58
Fun game not super challenging
Crossword
by ld19126 on 2020/09/18 19:41
Absolutely love this game keep up the good work
Fun and challenging
by Bruss2563 on 2020/09/18 18:37
I really enjoy doing these daily puzzles!
Loads of fun
by mazie3459 on 2020/09/18 16:56
This is a great crossword puzzle app. I have played once a day for over a year. It helps keep my mind sharp.
Crosswords
by ctossnut on 2020/09/18 13:39
My see wrong button always pops on even though I have it turned off in settings. As a result, It’s constantly using coins I do not want to use.
Puzzler
by Raspberry Toupe' on 2020/09/18 10:38
Has a few bugs! Time consuming to get free points. I like puzzles but this app can frustrate you! Could be more rewarding has some glitches time consuming!
ERB
by hoss7Spring2018 on 2020/09/18 08:38
Just challenging enough. Great way to relax!!
Rating for Crosswords
by Judith M Orvin on 2020/09/18 04:13
My frustration lies in getting more points with which to access puzzles. It’s more often than not that you can’t get the extra points. I don’t know if that counts against how many times you can try to get more points or not. Otherwise I am addicted!
Crosswords With Friends
by jawrow on 2020/09/18 04:02
Great games. Real head scratchers. Enjoy it immensely.
Crosswords with Friends
by nycelp on 2020/09/18 02:57
Same problems. Points don’t always work well. Points still don’t work, sometimes they disappear totally, very frustrating. Same as before and when you watch videos you don’t always get the points.
Brain Exercise Daily
by SheaDay41 on 2020/09/17 22:37
I’ve always wanted a crossword app that I could be challenged by, yet still complete. This is the greatest app to exercise my brain daily while competing with others tournament style to keep me coming back day after day. I also love the daily themes and topics. I don’t experience the crashes or anything frustrating like some other apps.
Crosswords
by jjhic on 2020/09/17 16:05
Lots of fun. Just the right amount of work.
Can’t get points
by Gma's weather on 2020/09/17 15:48
I would be much happier if I could play crossword s. I very rarely get gold coins! Help!!
Shella#11
by Shella#11 on 2020/09/17 13:02
Great brain game and makes you feel great
M&S Dub
by SMDUB08 on 2020/09/17 12:59
Cross words is an awesome game. My wife and I play every morning with our coffee.
Celebrity Crosswords
by sjs'sMomma143 on 2020/09/17 12:12
Awesome puzzles every day!
See Wrong
by norunnerhere on 2020/09/17 11:59
See Wrong should be free and always ON
I enjoy working the puzzles.
by alphagran on 2020/09/17 11:47
Look aboveI I enjoy working the puzzles very much!
Rating. 4 stars. Love the game, but free earned coins format is lacking.
by shoebox lady on 2019/10/30 04:53
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 &amp; 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 &amp; over, time after time. Wish they would not show the same ones over &amp; over. Best games play, however, that I’ve ever had ! Like the extra puzzle. Great game ( crosswords) Like to play individually.
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.
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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s an offshoot of Words with Friends only makes Crosswords with Friends more enticing. I hope the creators keep up the good work!
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&#39;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&#39;t watch any and sometimes I don&#39;t get the coins. In addition I believe the clock is selective with regard to the ten minute mark although there really isn&#39;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&#39;m not the most knowledgeable when it comes to vocabulary but I&#39;m fairly well read and to see a word that doesn&#39;t ring a bell somewhere is rare for me. Finally if the coin issue isn&#39;t resolved I will delete this game. It&#39;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&#39;s still &#34;words&#34; and that is fun. The &#34;link&#34; 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&#39;s fix the problems. Puzzles are nice, and are difficult if one is not &#34;up&#34; on a lot of current tv, movies, music, and social media. I like the puzzles, it&#39;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 &#34;see 10 letters&#34; and &#34;see wrong.&#34; 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&#39;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&#39;t get bumped as easily and also have a safeguard that asks &#34;Are you sure you want to spend 20 coins to see 10 letters (or see wrong answers).&#34; 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!
Campbuny
by Campbuny on 2020/09/05 17:37
I have played this for a couple of years. Always enjoyed it till now. It keeps shutting down and I have to start over. It erases all my answers. Yesterday I had to start over 5 times before I could finish it and then only because when I had two blank boxes, I quickly spent 10 coins to fill in the last two letters. If I thought it wouldn’t shut down again, I would have taken a few minutes to to figure it out. Today, I’ve tried to remove it and then put it in again and it is still shutting down almost immediately. I’m not going to keep trying. All other programs I have are working fine. I won’t try more than once to do the puzzle and if it keeps shutting me down, I will delete it permanently in a few days. they fixed the shutting down problem and I am now enjoying it again. I feel it is a good game to keep my brain exercised.
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.
STEALS COINS & WILL NOT DOWNLOAD DAILY PUZZLES!
by BARBADOSBABE on 2020/09/05 05:52
What good does it do to make comments?!? They don’t do anything to correct it!!!! Special events make you pay for the day’s you miss!! If you pay to go back, you haven’t missed any days!! Either you pay and get the days in a row or you don’t!! TIRED OF THE BS!! Dumb bimbo girl pops up when puzzle is solved WRONG!! GET RID IF THE BIMBO!! Latest thing is the updates will lock you out, so you can’t do the puzzles until after the upgrade. Wait for WiFi which may take days to get to. Then costs coins to go back in order to go back to the puzzles missed. :( :( Steals coins. Owes me 50 or so due to not downloading even though it says it is! Daily puzzles will not download until the day after, and then you have to pay for them. Try to X out of ads, and they take you to App Store. Will not buy any thing from ads, as they are offensive and inconvenient. I don’t watch, and I won’t buy when forced to watch. Going about it all wrong with the ads. I only buy what I need, and this is not the media I would use!! Disservice to whoever chooses to advertise, not buying the crap!!
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 &amp; never been the type to enjoy “app style” games. This is the first &amp; only game I’ve downloaded &amp; 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 &amp; 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 &amp; 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 &amp; 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&#39;m finding that EXCEEDINGLY difficult to believe. Y&#39;all misspelled &#34;s&#39;mores;&#34; there&#39;s an &#34;e&#34; in it. So far I have come across a several clues that are either flat out incorrect, or aren&#39;t entirely correct. I&#39;ve tried to find a place within the app where I can give feedback or let them know there&#39;s an issue, but I have yet to find a way to do that, so I&#39;m leaving it in a review. There was also a clue that said something close to, &#34;Genesis took place here,&#34; 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!!!!
Ads.
by lilymay potter on 2020/09/09 03:08
The newest ads are very annoying. They say you can skip the rest of the add after a certain number of seconds and still receive the points reward. However, when you skip the ad at the appropriate time it throws you out of the game &amp; you must restart the game again to continue. And you still receive no points. Absolutely misleading &amp; frustrating. Thanks for giving me the chance to “sound off”. Love the game other than those ads. My problem is with ads as well. Many times I completely watch the ads but do not receive credit points. At other times I am cut off after one or two ads with a message saying that no more messages are able to run and to try back later. Many times I just lose the chance to earn more points.
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.
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.
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...
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...&amp; 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 &amp; BEST GAME IN TOWN*...are the ones who treat their people-RIGHT!!! Please, WORK THE PROBLEM!!
VERY DISAPPOINTED!
by 1055BigMac on 2020/04/14 11:45
I play other Zynga games, but this is by far one of the most disappointing ones. The ads to earn extra coins, are almost never available. When they are available and run, they rarely pay out the five coins. By my estimation, I’m probably owed at least 500 coins. This problem has existed for some time, and remains to this day. I certainly can understand your wanting to maintain your income stream through advertising or in game purchases, but I will never buy coins, when the ability to earn them appears to exist, but doesn’t work. Please fix the problem! My daughter enjoy comparing notes on the individual puzzles, but If this persists, I will most likely end up deleting the app, and find another similar game to play. Apr 14 - ads remain problematic. The only way to fully enjoy the game and sometimes compete is to PAY FOR IT! When ads work “Fitvines” plays repeatedly and never gives coins. Several others also do not pay out! Coming soon - “deleting the app”!
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.
Latest Update 3.8.8 Killed my CWF app Just Like 3.8.6 Did
by FK45 on 2019/10/17 23:46
October update 3.8.8 just killed my app again like 3.8.6 did. Don&#39;t know what the Zynga folks are doing, but in September I was off the game for TWELVE days until they undid whatever coding mistake was made. Any game play this week appears to be totally lost. 3.8.7 was stable and they should have left it alone. The support page does not help at all. It says to force an iPad to reboot, try uninstalling and reinstalling, and other totally useless steps like killing the game and restarting it. None of those &#34;suggestions&#34; fixes this really terrible issue. I sent them a video of what happens; maybe that will awaken them to the problem they&#39;ve created in the latest update. In September, It said I HAD to update it and when I did, the game wouldn&#39;t load at all. It loaded the banner page and crashed. All points, etc were inaccessible. Don&#39;t know who makes the crosswords. Most clues are OK, but often confuse &#34;atom&#34; and &#34;molecule&#34; definitions among others.
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) &amp; 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 &amp; there. But if you devour crosswords by the book like I do, stick w/the paper/hard copy versions instead.
Good but .....
by Xworddoer on 2020/03/22 17:00
I enjoy doing your crosswords and many times more than one in a day. I find it frustrating when I have to spend time watching ads to get coins and then after watching get no coins. The one that stands out is Bark Thins. I watch it and get no coins. I will not purchase coins! If I answer the puzzle and get 3 stars or if I don&#39;t use clues then there should be a reward. I would also like to be able to look over my puzzle when I finish it. When I go to get coins by watching ads I no longer am able to watch the ads to get over 40 coins. Sometimes it is only 10-15. If I’m going to watch them I should get coins. Also there should be coins for the ads between games. However I do enjoy your puzzles!!
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.
Cross words with friends
by gov'ment retiree on 2020/02/17 22:04
Top Notch app! This is the best app ever to get for a free game to play and still have a great time! But as of today, I cannot get in to the game itself! Do not know why yet and at this point in time it will cost me a lost streak day, yet again, unfortunately. There are some decent puzzle games available in the apps store but nothing compares with Cross words with Friends! But developers, I need your help immediately please if I’m gonna keep going on in my journey to excel at my best levels in your greatest App EVER! Please look into my case immediately please please!! I truly appreciate your game and need your help NOW! Thanks for working on my behalf and I am grateful to y’all for all that you are going to do for me! I am most grateful and humble to all of you. Thanks again for your help. 🤗! Update: It is now the 17 of February. I am still unable to to play and gain access to your app! It’s just the Greatest App available at the Apps Store! I want more than anything to be able to play this game but I cannot! PLEASE PLEASE HELP OUT ASAP TO FIX THIS APP! I NEED TO PLAY NOW! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO HELP NOW! PLEASE HELP NOW! IT IS ONLY FAIR PLAY, DEVELOPERS! PLEASE GET BACK TO ME SOON! THANKS!
Fix problems!
by Gigi~66 on 2019/09/13 12:05
Have been playing for sometime but in last few days keeps shutting down, and then you have to keep buying, yesterday it shut down three times before I could finish the puzzle and tonight it shut down twice, I have bought coins several times but if it&#39;s going to start messing up I will quit playing. Last week would have give 5 stars but not now. I bought 500 coins yesterday and I have already lost 20 last night and 60 tonight because the game keeps shutting down and every time you start over it takes 20 coins, also an ad about oil keeps coming on and usually that&#39;s when it shuts down! I&#39;ve enjoyed playing this game but I&#39;m tired of losing money! On 9/8/19 I had to update before I could get on app, I did and since then I cannot get app on my I pad, I have several coins on the app that I just recently bought, need to fix problem!
Crosswords
by ana76belle on 2020/03/02 20:18
I like crosswords a lot. What I don’t like is when you say I’ve won coins and then the number, they don’t show up. In other words, I still have the same number I had. Who got them? Where do they go? Sometimes even though I watch the ads to earn more coins they aren’t given to me. The reason I need coins is that I don’t know the movies and the stars because I don’t see films very often. Again! I’ve watched your ads so many times and you don’t give me the coins I earn! You also take them away for no reason after I’ve earned a few extra! I don’t think you ever read these or try to correct the problems! AND when you ask us to make words, don’t tell me they aren’t words when I KNOW they are!
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&#39;t get a chance to play my puzzle until later at night. Say it&#39;s Monday night but 9 pm and now I have to pay extra coins to play Monday&#39;s puzzle because now Tuesday&#39;s puzzle is available? No! It&#39;s still Monday. Don&#39;t charge me coins. And I HATE earning new coins. It&#39;s a ridiculous system. There is no &#34;with friends&#34;. I&#39;m playing by myself. And if it&#39;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&#39;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&#39;m so annoyed by the coins that I&#39;m probably going to end up deleting the app soon.
Provides fun daily amusement.
by Gray Solver on 2020/08/13 13:21
Crosswords With Friends provides a daily way to relax for a few minutes and get some challenging amusement. It has good puzzle themes and I like the timer and star rating system. However, I think there are issues with the app and software. I have had many problems getting credit for completed puzzles and puzzle packs toward the weekly tournament. These problems have actually caused me to stop competing in the tournament. There were many other problems also encountered when I got the notification to upgrade the software. I would do the update and then I couldn&#39;t open the puzzle app for weeks thus losing my streak and missing all of those puzzles. Puzzles are great when the software works. It is unfortunate because it could be a really nice app if it worked reliably. Until the updates and software does work smoothly and properly it is just a fun daily puzzle that doesn&#39;t really lend itself to a competitive and accurate scoring environment. I wouldn&#39;t waste my time trying to win tournaments, complete puzzle packs or try to do extra scoring as you could be wasting your time and become frustrated because the software doesn&#39;t function accurately all the time. Too bad. This could really be a great online competitive and challenging crossword puzzle app.
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&#39;t get the coins, you email about it and it doesn&#39;t let you pick the right one through the drop down list, and then you get an email saying since they haven&#39;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&#39;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.
Love it...
by ViciousxGiggles on 2019/12/12 05:29
I genuinely enjoy playing this game. However, I removed a star because I find the ads annoying. They pop up after every single puzzle and there is no way to remove them. I also don’t understand the point of earning our badges if we are unable to choose which badge we would like to represent. I would like to see more from this app with improvements for better gameplay and bug fixes. I would also like to see something along the lines of challenging friends to see who can solve a puzzle the fastest (or something like that). It is called Crosswords with Friends.... Anyway, the game itself is just relaxing for me. I have always loved solving crosswords and now I can do them whenever thanks to this app. Enjoy!
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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 &#34;packs&#34; 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&#39;t come, and you don&#39;t get rewards other than your &#34;time to finish&#34; and &#34;stars.&#34; Want to play more than the daily game, and you don&#39;t have coins - we&#39;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&#39;s another 9 OR you can open your wallet and pay for this game. This company doesn&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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 &#34;Contact Us&#34;, hit it and the next screen gives you the option to &#34;email them&#34;. I hope they fix this coin issue because I love to play!
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.
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&#39;s not the case. I&#39;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&#39;s a longer commercial it will not give coins, so what&#39;s the point in those 5 second commercials if your not giving us anything to watch them. I think I&#39;m done with this app until you get a better system. Like your other games, why can&#39;t y&#39;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.
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