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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).
Fun stuff
by travel-weary on 2021/03/01 18:50
Witty clues, variety of subjects, challenging at times.
Mrs
by Chili59 on 2021/03/01 18:36
Challenging
rate
by Kosovodave67 on 2021/03/01 18:29
love this game Love the game however get rid of fixit Nick. Get rid of Home Advisor. Way too many ads
Relaxing
by JeLeenelly on 2021/03/01 18:26
Relaxing challenge with many different categories.
Enjoyable
by Bowlernj73 on 2021/03/01 18:07
Outstanding game for all levels (beginner- expert)
Fun game. Feel like I just might learn something
by imvalene on 2021/03/01 17:50
Fun game. Great game
Crosswords with Friends
by sandyjoxxx on 2021/03/01 17:43
I love these puzzles! My only complaint is that I need more of them!!
Crosswords with friends
by greatgran1 on 2021/03/01 16:09
First thing every morning. I enjoy doing this. Strengthens your mind
Games
by mayr131 on 2021/03/01 15:06
Great puzzles very challenging joy all the puzzles. Very challenging and always different.I enjoy every day. Very challenging
Crosswords with friends
by texisip on 2021/03/01 14:33
Great.
Fun, challenging
by chuck09456 on 2021/03/01 12:59
I wouldn’t miss a day without playing one crossword puzzle. They keep my mind fresh, alert and thinking.
Crosswords with friends
by shut in elder on 2021/03/01 12:31
Best way to start my day
Review
by Mamahornet on 2021/03/01 06:26
Enjoy this daily exercise to keep the brain functioning and to impress my family with my vocabulary!
Fun
by dartt5 on 2021/03/01 06:24
Challenging, but not impossible to solve for an average person.
Crosswords with friends
by a good deal! on 2021/03/01 05:36
Love it!
Addictive
by naner51 on 2021/03/01 04:28
Love this game
Crosswords with Friends
by K1im<3 on 2021/03/01 04:11
Great puzzle! Enjoy it every night.
Crosswords
by mittens1317 on 2021/03/01 03:49
Enjoying the puzzles. Just need more coins besides 5 at a time.
Crosswords Rating
by armsoluv on 2021/03/01 03:35
Game is fun until you attempt to earn coins by watching a video/ad but you’re not allowed to because a message comes up that says ads are not available. It’s contradictory.
Crosswords
by LosDave on 2021/03/01 03:28
Great game, play it everyday !!!
Very enjoyable
by Golfing G-Ma on 2021/03/01 03:15
I look forward to coffee and my daily crossword every morning. Helps keep the mind sharp, which st 77 years is a good thing!👍
Great Crossword
by b858624 on 2021/03/01 03:15
I look forward to doing the crosswords and bonus puzzles everyday.
Crossword
by ptcasper$ on 2021/03/01 02:33
Great way to keep a Senior mind active...
Fun
by mackread on 2021/03/01 02:28
Good for the brain
You are great
by gopherobgyn on 2021/03/01 01:36
Great puzzles
Addicting
by Teenasmile on 2021/02/28 23:18
Love playing this game
What I don’t like about the CrosswordAPP
by Nanne4 on 2021/02/28 23:03
When one letter is in place from a previous word, you should only have to put in the remaining letters, not start the word again
Mom
by Daisy Grid Locked on 2021/02/28 22:08
Wonderful puzzle to be played by one and all!
Great puzzles!
by Hatter 12 on 2021/02/28 21:57
I love the all the changing themes and extra puzzles. A lot of fun and very relaxing
Great game
by gmcsr48 on 2021/02/28 20:37
Do theses puzzles everyday and it will help keep your mind sharp. I play this every day. In my mid seventies. Helps me concentrate and is also fun. Thx
Crosswords
by dee110666 on 2021/02/28 19:44
Love this game
I Love Your Crosswords!
by Caseyfcasey on 2021/02/28 17:52
I have always enjoyed doing crosswords and I am really enjoying it now on my i-pad doing it with Crosswords With Friends! keep.up the good work!
Crossword
by Charlie Govatsos on 2021/02/28 17:43
What on earth did you do to this game? I prefer the older format . I have managed to earn coins which this new version took right away. I don’t buy hints. I like to figure the puzzle out myself. That’s why I play it. Very disappointed!
Always fun
by trugeo on 2021/02/28 17:20
Been a fan for years. I have played it every day for about two years
Crosswords
by ;anaelaine on 2021/02/28 17:09
Good clues. Easy to follow
Rating
by Ethyl72 on 2021/02/28 17:08
Best crossword puzzles I have so far found in any app, great fun, keep up the great work, great work don’t stop now
Tim
by Kwazee Kat on 2021/02/28 17:01
Excellent fun and a great brain exercise!!! I rate this an 11 out of 10!
Crosswords
by the AJK on 2021/02/28 16:25
Pretty decent about free coins. I find them useful when I’m at the end of a puzzle.
The best out there!
by Ceeslady on 2021/02/28 15:47
I love this game! I have tried many and I stopped after I found this one. I recommend to all my friends
Crosswords with friends
by QUISPROF on 2021/02/28 15:22
Nice game
Always enjoy
by fun cards games on 2021/02/28 15:16
I look forward to Crosswords with friends each morning.Thank you for the weekly tournament and access to earn free coins.
Crosswords
by Jage7 on 2021/02/28 14:45
Best crossword game.
Enjoy the Puzzles
by AmmtheJamm on 2021/02/28 13:51
I start my morning with this puzzle! I don’t like the delay when you finish the puzzle. Maybe it counts the time when you finish but waits before showing you are done.
Wondering Why
by jdcirish on 2021/02/28 13:39
I have been solving these puzzles for a long time. Suddenly when I begin to solve the daily puzzle, it disappears. Wondering why??? If I begin again, it disappears again and I lose coins. Will discontinue this app soon. JDC. Seems to have been corrected. Thank you. 2/28/21 Much better. 😊
Quick and easy
by ocdw on 2021/02/28 13:38
I do this when I get up in the morning to wake up my brain...it’s quick and easy except for too many pop stars/bands. Could do with way less of those What happened to the bonus free puzzles on special days? I miss those Too many current pop stars..stuff I’ve never heard of...need more universal themes...same with sports
Crosswords with friends
by Alnlin on 2021/02/28 13:30
Look forward to the new puzzles every day, keeps me thinking. Love the variety of the puzzles and the extras that are thrown in frequently.
Crossword
by Jeanne and Bob on 2021/02/28 11:03
Too many adds needed to play game and seeing same ones over and over. Really enjoy the puzzle. I never did crossword so now after playing a year I can see my times getting better the more I play.
Review
by Duds39 on 2021/02/28 10:45
It would be nice to do more than 1 puzzle a day! I enjoy the extra games and puzzles!!
Crosswords
by lohnybird on 2021/02/28 07:44
I would like to give a five star rating. The four stars is due to not being able to play at times because I don’t have the free points. Other than that, Crosswords is a great game! I look forward to playing everyday.
Cross words with friends
by lyndacarillicoil on 2021/02/28 07:20
Not bad I’d give it a 1 1/2 star. I don’t like those circles where you have to find mixed up words. It’s called crossword for a reason you also can’t watch the adds for free pointsmost time. It says loading and then it says you don’t have any to watch.
Favorite app
by Branchanmom on 2021/02/28 04:45
Enjoy playing daily. Keeps my mind sharp!
Love
by Puzzlepuppy on 2021/02/28 03:57
I’m addicted! Love these puzzles!
Game
by qazxswwdccfd on 2021/02/28 03:55
Good game
Best puzzle.
by Satisfied solitaire player on 2021/02/28 02:22
Love playing this every day. Points were easier to obtain. Takes longer now. Still like the puzzles
Love the game BUT
by Laurajbr on 2021/02/28 02:07
Why can’t we watch ads for coins? Only once or twice before the message appears. Only game that makes it so difficult. I see others complaining as well. Please fix this.
Coins
by sandyhak on 2021/02/28 00:50
Will not give me free coins after watching videos, also sometimes videos will not open
Crosswords with friends
by footzee on 2021/02/27 23:14
This game is fun to play.the puzzles are just easy enough to play in a short time,but challenging enough to enjoy. There are some interesting themes to the puzzles.I think it’s a very good app.
CEO
by pablomolinero on 2021/02/27 23:00
I find these crosswords to be fun and challenging. I would recommend to anyone.
Rate of crosswords
by 1936dh on 2021/02/27 22:07
I do this to help keep my brain sharp as I’m 84 and I need all the help I can find , and this answers that.
Love it but.....
by TruTXAngel on 2021/02/27 20:35
Loved it for the brain work but now I have to spend actual money to know if I am wrong. Times are hard so not so great
Crosswords with Friends
by Nhannify on 2021/02/27 19:35
There aren’t enough games in a day for me. Love this app!
In the Morning
by Lifesakick on 2021/02/27 18:12
I try to do the puzzle in the morning, helps get the neurons firing without too much frustration.
Crosswords with friends
by cocoatpie on 2021/02/27 16:43
Love 😘*****
Rewards. Puzzle
by mimierbo on 2021/02/27 16:43
Trying to get the rewards becomes IMPOSSIBLE at times. I would say 90% of the time I have NEVER received the reward. Plus 99% of the time they say the survey will only take a few minutes and it NEVER NEVER does. I usually give up after spending 10 minutes. The Puzzles are good with enough of a challenge to continue doing them. The tape for Free Extra Coins 70% of the time is not available. I waste more time doing something that should only take minutes!!! It is unbelievable to me that this company does not have tech support to straighten out this continued problems. Receiving rewards is still my main problem. Last weekend I completed a reward and got 100% and never received the 60 coins. Continue to be annoyed with not receiving the coins when doing what is asked.
Why I like cross words
by Chopsuz on 2021/02/27 16:27
I started doing crosswords to challenge myself and keep my brain sharp. When you play day after day; it’s inevitable that you’re going to get bored, right? I’m still waiting for this to happen after 2 years! It’s fun and challenging and timely. But it also goes back in time which stumps me.
Awesome!
by Oompa1980 on 2021/02/27 16:27
I have been using this app everyday for the last 5 years! Love the crosswords!
Crosswords with friends
by patsmile4u on 2021/02/27 15:44
Love it I can figure it out and if I can’t I can get hints
Change for better
by First puppy on 2021/02/27 15:32
It’s so nice that you are not having so much time in between ads like you used to. I appreciate that. Please keep it that way. Thanks! It’s great that you’re staying with less time between the ads. Keep it up! Just wanted you to know. Thanks. Makes it so much easier to play. Thank you again for having little time between the ads. It makes it so much better. 🙂 The last few days you have been going back to having mega time between ads. There were times when I couldn’t get points at all. What happened? Today seems better. Keep up the good work. The last few days I have not been able to get my points as the video loading message comes on all the time. Then it says it’s not available. Going back to the old way? Don’t like that. Please change back. You were doing well for awhile. You are back to having long periods between videos. The loading videos and videos not available panels come up all of the time leaving me unable to get the 45 points that should be available each day. What happened? Poor!
Frustrating
by pepperridge on 2021/02/27 14:43
Like to watch free ads to checkout new games and earn points. Used to get a few in one sitting. Now only one.
Great morning puzzle
by VLS66 on 2021/02/27 14:38
I use Crossword with friends to wake up my brain each morning. It is usually just challenging enough to get me thinking.
Crosswords With Friends
by Allison Brennanan on 2021/02/27 14:38
Great fun to play. Keeps my mind active.
Great App
by dw-STL on 2021/02/27 14:28
Love this app - challenges my memory on old and recent events, people, the arts, etc.
Pappy
by James L. N on 2021/02/27 14:09
Just started doing crosswords and find this has been fun for a beginner. This old man of 80 is enjoying something new. It helps to keep your brain active, I ain’t the smartest but I do enjoy working the puzzles.
Receiving rewards
by bodog23 on 2021/02/27 13:46
I have finished several times and never got rewards.
Awesome app....5/5 STARS
by corleon wife on 2021/02/27 13:41
I love this game! Format is super awesome-I feel connected to both the easier and more challenging puzzles to the point that I am an crosswords app addict! 🙂
Crosswords With Friends
by mwalker9 on 2021/02/27 13:35
I love this game and play it daily! It helps keep my mind sharp!
Crosswords with friends
by dave o 3 on 2021/02/27 13:33
I enjoy playing for brain exercise. I enjoy the challenge.
Review
by Dodo 8765105 on 2021/02/27 13:28
I get quite angry that I’ll do a puzzle and two days later you say it wasn’t done and I lose points. And days done. It’s very frustrating. I’m also spending-extra money yo play them over.
No title
by puggdog on 2021/02/27 12:58
I give a four star because I think that it’s a pretty good game only reason I didn’t give a five I thought there could be more perks
Crossword review
by cluelessrita on 2021/02/27 12:34
Great I would like to be able to earn more coins to able replay games I couldn’t get through. This is one of my favorite if not my favorite game.
Daily Routine
by Retz VA on 2021/02/27 12:06
I look forward to playing Crosswords with Friends every Day!
No support / ads not working for coins
by Sly1539 on 2021/02/27 08:50
I have contacted Support repeatedly and get no help - I watch the ads to get coins - now they have switched to runni. Inky 1 ad to get 5 coins and no mote. There is a bug so if you have this issue logout of the game and wait 5 min religiously in and you can watch another ad for 5 coins - why this change and lack of support is really frustrating.
Great game
by Brando36 on 2021/02/27 08:11
I like the wide variety of puzzles. Their clues are good and cover a number of topics. Never gets old when you have a new puzzle available each day.
Love this app
by Taxi4r2 on 2021/02/27 06:04
Love this App. I look forward to a new puzzle each day.
I love it
by Pink54lady on 2021/02/27 06:03
I can’t get enough. Keeps my mild sharp
Crosswords
by missyzim on 2021/02/27 06:01
Love this game
Awesome entertainment
by Bevmo50 on 2021/02/27 05:39
Awesome puzzles 🤗
Crosswords with Friends
by jclynjrrtt on 2021/02/27 05:21
A fantastic puzzle. I do at least one per day but preferably two.
Crosswords with Friends
by Avid Bug on 2021/02/27 05:14
Phenomenal app!
Fun game
by cottontop52 on 2021/02/27 04:56
Love playing this game. Look forward to it every night. Just wish I didn’t have to use coins to play.
Very addicting
by Shrtnswt0122 on 2021/02/27 04:55
Love this game! Look forward to each puzzle daily! I love that there are different themes each day!
Ok game
by g1a2m3e4s on 2021/02/27 04:01
This game is getting better. More ways to win coins
Crosswords
by Dfn1 on 2021/02/27 03:58
Great puzzles every day.
Addictive
by Amie5/5 on 2021/02/27 03:37
I have to play every day. Do I have a problem?!?
Love crosswords with friends
by Dsbump on 2021/02/27 03:19
I look forward each day to a new puzzle. I feel a challenge with each new puzzle and enjoy solving them. Trying to always beat my time from previous puzzles!
Crosswords
by the1rose on 2021/02/27 03:10
Love this crossword!!!
Crosswords with Friends
by Kcannon655 on 2021/02/27 02:57
4 stars Fun game!! Many puzzles. New one daily.
!Grandma!
by !Grandma! on 2021/02/27 02:36
I love playing the crosswords and would do it all day if I could but I can’t afford to pay for each game and the free stars run out too quickly. Supposedly, youare able to getting 9 stars at a time and that only gives you enough to play 2 puzzles/games in a 12 hour period. The newest hurdle is the not available message that keeps popping up. You can’t play a puzzle without enough points and the points can’t be gotten. For the past month I have only been able to get 2 stars for a nine hour period. It is VERY frustrating and I am being forced to change my crossword clue company!!! To me, that is giving me nightmares. I really do love your puzzles but on a regular basis!!! Is there anything I can do to fix this????? Marge Friedman (74 years “young”🤪
Very entertaining
by Koko and yumyum on 2021/02/27 02:33
This is one of my favorite apps for crossword Puzzles.
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.
Change for better
by First puppy on 2021/02/27 15:32
It’s so nice that you are not having so much time in between ads like you used to. I appreciate that. Please keep it that way. Thanks! It’s great that you’re staying with less time between the ads. Keep it up! Just wanted you to know. Thanks. Makes it so much easier to play. Thank you again for having little time between the ads. It makes it so much better. 🙂 The last few days you have been going back to having mega time between ads. There were times when I couldn’t get points at all. What happened? Today seems better. Keep up the good work. The last few days I have not been able to get my points as the video loading message comes on all the time. Then it says it’s not available. Going back to the old way? Don’t like that. Please change back. You were doing well for awhile. You are back to having long periods between videos. The loading videos and videos not available panels come up all of the time leaving me unable to get the 45 points that should be available each day. What happened? Poor!
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!
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.
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.
No credit for ads
by GranniePants on 2020/10/06 03:16
Unlike many others who’ve mentioned seeing the same ad over and over, I don’t mind that... not getting credit for watching has gotten old. I’ve even waited a little before closing the ad to be sure it’s done. Just wasted my time with 3 of 4 ads I watched... you’re getting your $$ for it.. I want my credits. I play this daily, and it happens every. single. day. Edit: New issue, the weekly challenge come out after the first days puzzle, when I’ve already solved it.. I don’t get credit for that day’s puzzle. No badge that I should have earned. If I go back and play that puzzle over I lose my streak.. it’s not really that big a deal. I mean what good it a badge.. not really worth anything. The idea of a 7 day challenge issued on the 2nd day of said week is just wrong... it can’t be done without forfeiting daily streak. I’ll never get to the 300 mark if I keep going back for that useless badge.
This Game Is A Scam
by The Ice Pick on 2020/11/30 03:49
I would give this a zero star rating if I could. I have been playing this game for awhile now. I like the puzzles themselves but overall this app is a scam. Like other people have said it ease very hard to earn free coins. You are always getting a pop up telling you there are no videos to watch at this time. But what is even worse is if you play the tournament it specifically tells you that if finish in first, second, or third you will earn 1 coin for every tournament point you scored. This is a lie. The last time I won a tournament I scored 620 points and only got 300 coins. When I complained about it they said there is a limit of 300 coins earned in tournaments. No where in the app does it say there is a limit. Since you must spend coins in order to play enough puzzles to win a tournament you end up spending more coins than you earn. This app is nothing but a scam to get you to spend money to buy extra coins. If you read the reviews you will see there is a lot of people who agree with me. So only download this app if you only want to play the one free puzzle per day and don’t care about playing the tournament.
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.
Needs Some Fine-Tuning
by slim_kt on 2018/03/20 04:08
I played DCC for a couple years before the switch and am happy to say that I didn’t find many massive changes I was terribly bothered by. However, there are some minute details that need mulling over and fixing. I cannot, no matter how many times I try, earn free coins. I only get a message that says it’s unavailable and to try again later. I don’t know if I’m the only user unable to access that feature, but if I am, I would love to know why I’m experiencing this with the app. Also, accidentally paying for the ‘See Wrong’ option is a problem I’ve been having frequently. If you turn it on in one session and then start a new puzzle, the ‘See Wrong’ option is automatically checked and I end up paying, eventually getting halfway through a puzzle before even realizing it’s on. So, I end up paying for a perk I don’t even use as long as I have coins. DCC automatically reset it so that you had to manually click the button if you wanted to pay. Bring that feature back!
Crosswords with friends weekly tournament
by MMSLVN on 2018/11/30 15:05
Hello App Developers, I have been playing this game for almost two months and enjoying it quite a bit. Two things that trouble me are: scoring for the tourney is haywire sometimes, and just last night ‘Win Weekly Tournament” in “Achievements” changed From 5000 coins to 20 coins - and I am finally in a position to win! Coins have to be collected by winning or placing in the top three in the tourney, in the Achievements section, by watching ads, or by buying them. It seems to me that lowering the prize amounts in Achievements is not a good idea. Also, the scoring needs to be looked at —— yesterday I had three puzzles awarded “+-4” (I was “doubling” points at the time)! My tourney total actually lowered by 8 points after each puzzle. Sometimes I get extra points and I have no idea why. I would appreciate fixing these issues —-perhaps before 3pm CST Dec. 2nd —-the end of this week’s tourney!!! 😊. My goal this week is those 5000 points for a first time winner! Thanks.
Fun, but...
by rgray65 on 2020/11/07 12:54
It’s a fun game to play and I love the “extra” puzzles that they have every week to earn badges &amp; extra letters and such. To win more coins to spend, you can watch ads, but...sometimes the game doesn’t give you your coins that you’ve earned after you’ve watched the ad. There have been plenty of times that I’ve given up watching when I noticed that I wasn’t being credited the coins. Why waste my time? Otherwise, it’s a fun game to play and I love to play it daily. UPDATE: I absolutely HATE the Word Seeker Mini Games that they occasionally put out. You scan on the letters to make words and your words aren’t even on the list. And then their words are words that don’t make any sense or you’ve never even heard of. It’s frustrating. I don’t play those word seeker games anymore when they pop up on the Home Screen. I’ll forgo the badge and “prizes” that you get when you play that mini game.
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!!
Okay enough to keep
by LamellaAgaricus on 2021/02/21 22:21
The clues can sometimes be redundant and are a bit easy (especially in regards to the “filler words” surrounding the slightly more difficult “theme answers”). But on the bright side - it’s free, the ads are minimal and non-intrusive, and there are plenty of extra puzzles you can purchase with in-game tokens you earn from the achievements and events. I don’t spend a crazy amount of time on this app, but I like crosswords and I’ll pull up this game about once a day to do the daily puzzle. My main suggestion to improve the game would be to make puzzles with different difficulty levels. If that were a feature, I’d be a lot more invested in this app. However, if you’re looking to complete a quick puzzle on a break at work or something, this app is perfect for that.
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).
Questionable
by musingmom on 2020/10/29 17:24
I’m a serious puzzler and enjoy these puzzles as a warm up before getting to my “real” puzzles (NYT) I finish usually under 4 min. It’s also fun for someone new to puzzling. Buy a few things have me shaking my head. There is a new “levels “ feature that doesn’t add anything to the game that I can tell. Any of the bonus games that are other than additional puzzles are boring. Badges are useless. Having the “see wrong” option set to ON as the default is basically stealing. There are never bonus puzzles and rarely new puzzle packs which is disappointing. The tournament is seriously questionable. First, the top three (where you win coins) are clearly programmed or bots. There’s no way even with points multipliers that someone could have 500 points within hours of the new week starting. And the top 3 do not have viewable profiles and the app crashes whenever i try to look at them. Plus, it clearly states 1 point= 1 coin, but that’s not what you get. I’ve worked at times to get to third place and I get 300 coins regardless of how many points I actually have. The help messages are actually answered fairly quickly and sometimes they throw some coins but usually it’s clear that my issue isn’t really understood. I buy coins with the ad-free option because the ads are tedious and sometimes I want to be able to whip out several puzzles during a short break.
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...
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.
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.
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!!
Coins are a joke/ads are scams!
by PyromamaK on 2019/01/21 17:46
I’ve given this a 1 star rating for 2 reasons. One, coins NEVER credit when watching ads at the end of a puzzle. Why should I have to contact yet another useless tech support company when you should be doing it yourselves?? Way to pass the buck! Two, the ads that run are complete trash/bs/SCAMS! I ordered an item from one of those ads from InAHatBuy aka LucuryBuy. Complete scam, they took my money and never delivered. It’s from China, guess I should’ve known, but I like the game and trusted it enough, I mean you’re showing the ads, they must be approved by you, right? When replying to my email to them, they mistakenly sent out an email blast to many customers and guess what? They all ordered inflatable hot tubs and received stupid phone chargers instead! And some received nothing, like me. Other ads are TRASH, talking about fat burning products that are way sketchy and even showing clips from unrelated tv shows with it as if they’ve approved this junk. Total, complete 💩. EPIC FAIL.
Good start but pen & paper versions are still best
by CarieFitzi on 2019/03/09 17:13
This is a decent attempt to bring crossword puzzles to the next century but the app itself leaves much to be desired. The ads are annoying, yes, but there’s an ad-free version if you want to pony up real-world cash. I fed the constant nags to buy their special packs - full of coins (useful) &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.
CrossWords
by Pail Gal on 2021/02/23 20:00
I play this game almost every night and enjoy it thoroughly. My only complaint is when wanting to play for free coins by watching a video/ad, the banner that drops down saying that that choice isn’t available and to try later, that banner drops down way too often making it so frustrating that I have to halt playing; almost makes me want to stop playing the game at altogether! Jillsy Thanks so much for fixing the above-referenced problem. Now the banner drops very infrequently and the game is, once again, a blast to play 😃! Jillsy The game’s a blast and all bugs seem to have been eradicated—yeah! 😉 Jillsy I continue to love ❤️ this game and play every night religiously. There had been an issue with the game not being able to be played as originally set up; the bugs were fixed and the game was playable! The bugs seem to be back; please fix this issue again as I want to get back to playing this game as before!!!! Jillsy Continue to love 💕 playing but when I want to watch the ads to win free coins but half the time I only get 2-3 tries instead of 6. Please please fix as I want to continue to play and enjoy the game!!! Jillsy
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.
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!
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.
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.
Household Fav!
by KMG614 on 2020/10/14 00:53
One of the two best Crossword apps ever! This is a fav in my house, even the elementary school kiddo loves it! You’ll have plenty of puzzles to do when you get lucky and have downtime. You just have to take 20 seconds from your hectic day to open and close out of today’s puzzle before 10pm EST and it stays unlocked for you to come back to and solve during your downtime. Once the next days puzzle is posted, it’ll cost you 10 coins to “unlock” another days puzzle; unless you opened it before the next days was posted. It’s also pretty easy to get/build up your coins, too so you can spend 10 coins to solve puzzles from before/ones you forgot to “unlock” before the next days was posted.
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!
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!
Good but .....
by Xworddoer on 2020/12/19 10:46
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. 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!!
Daily fun, but cheats on coins!
by KC9CS on 2020/10/25 18:13
Always a challenge and fun but this app cheats on coins. A daily puzzle is supposed to be free if you play it on the day it’s released. But it isn’t! Even if you play it the next day it is supposed to only cost 10 coins, BUT it takes 30 coins so if you buy 300 coins it only lasts 10 days instead of 30. I won’t buy any more coins from here on out and if daily puzzles are not free, I will delete this cheating app. Not worth the aggravation, read the reviews and you’ll see this app is horrible. Update- once I got my coins over 1000, I began to get messages about logging on through Facebook. I won’t do that because this company harvest your friends list. The subtle threat was that IF I didn’t log on that way I might lose all my hard earned data! I did. When the app would no longer open, I was forced to remove the app and even when I reinstalled the app it won’t open. AVOID THIS APP
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!!!
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.
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Crosswords With Friends
Description
**As seen on the Today Show!** From the team that brought you Words With Friends comes Crosswords With Friends - the first daily crossword puzzle that’s written for today’s world! Test your brain power with a new puzzle every day that’s relevant to entertainment, pop culture, and sports news happening NOW! Enjoy fresh puzzles daily with a new themes every day of the week - Movie Monday, TV Tuesday, Wayback Wednesday, Top 40 Thursday, Sports Fan Friday, Smartypants Saturday, and Sunday Funday! Crosswords With Friends presents the world’s BEST crosswords for you 365 days a year. Led by co-editors Trip Payne (co-star of the crossword documentary Wordplay) and Amy Reynaldo (author of How to Conquer the New York Times Crossword), our daily crosswords are created by some of the world’s most published crossword writers. Get ready for a top-notch crossword experience! Game Features - English Only Game CROSSWORDS WRITTEN BY INDUSTRY EXPERTS Exercise your brain and expand your vocabulary by solving crossword puzzles created by crossword champions and writers from top newspapers! FUN PUZZLE THEMES 7-DAYS A WEEK Play a new crossword every day, and enjoy unique, fun themes! Access thousands of additional puzzles in the calendar archives! CLIMB THE LEADERBOARD Challenge your friends and check the leaderboard to see who solved the daily puzzle the fastest! COMPLETE WEEKLY CHALLENGES Test yourself with new goals each week to earn great rewards and collect badges as you go! COLLECT PUZZLE PACKS Movie buffs, sports fanatics and nerds of all kinds, rejoice! Add a pack of 5 themed puzzles to your collection. Solve them all to collect badges and become the ultimate crossword master. HELPFUL HINTS WHEN YOU NEED THEM Stuck on a word? Use hints to move ahead faster. Playing Crosswords With Friends challenges your brain, improves your pop culture knowledge, and lets you compete with friends. Download and play the all new Crosswords With Friends! Additional information: The game is free to play; however, in-app purchases are available for additional content and in-game currency. Use of this application is governed by the Zynga Terms of Service (http://m.zynga.com/legal/terms-of-service).
Fun stuff
by travel-weary on 2021/03/01 18:50
Witty clues, variety of subjects, challenging at times.
Mrs
by Chili59 on 2021/03/01 18:36
Challenging
rate
by Kosovodave67 on 2021/03/01 18:29
love this game Love the game however get rid of fixit Nick. Get rid of Home Advisor. Way too many ads
Relaxing
by JeLeenelly on 2021/03/01 18:26
Relaxing challenge with many different categories.
Enjoyable
by Bowlernj73 on 2021/03/01 18:07
Outstanding game for all levels (beginner- expert)
Fun game. Feel like I just might learn something
by imvalene on 2021/03/01 17:50
Fun game. Great game
Crosswords with Friends
by sandyjoxxx on 2021/03/01 17:43
I love these puzzles! My only complaint is that I need more of them!!
Crosswords with friends
by greatgran1 on 2021/03/01 16:09
First thing every morning. I enjoy doing this. Strengthens your mind
Games
by mayr131 on 2021/03/01 15:06
Great puzzles very challenging joy all the puzzles. Very challenging and always different.I enjoy every day. Very challenging
Crosswords with friends
by texisip on 2021/03/01 14:33
Great.
Fun, challenging
by chuck09456 on 2021/03/01 12:59
I wouldn’t miss a day without playing one crossword puzzle. They keep my mind fresh, alert and thinking.
Crosswords with friends
by shut in elder on 2021/03/01 12:31
Best way to start my day
Review
by Mamahornet on 2021/03/01 06:26
Enjoy this daily exercise to keep the brain functioning and to impress my family with my vocabulary!
Fun
by dartt5 on 2021/03/01 06:24
Challenging, but not impossible to solve for an average person.
Crosswords with friends
by a good deal! on 2021/03/01 05:36
Love it!
Addictive
by naner51 on 2021/03/01 04:28
Love this game
Crosswords with Friends
by K1im<3 on 2021/03/01 04:11
Great puzzle! Enjoy it every night.
Crosswords
by mittens1317 on 2021/03/01 03:49
Enjoying the puzzles. Just need more coins besides 5 at a time.
Crosswords Rating
by armsoluv on 2021/03/01 03:35
Game is fun until you attempt to earn coins by watching a video/ad but you’re not allowed to because a message comes up that says ads are not available. It’s contradictory.
Crosswords
by LosDave on 2021/03/01 03:28
Great game, play it everyday !!!
Very enjoyable
by Golfing G-Ma on 2021/03/01 03:15
I look forward to coffee and my daily crossword every morning. Helps keep the mind sharp, which st 77 years is a good thing!👍
Great Crossword
by b858624 on 2021/03/01 03:15
I look forward to doing the crosswords and bonus puzzles everyday.
Crossword
by ptcasper$ on 2021/03/01 02:33
Great way to keep a Senior mind active...
Fun
by mackread on 2021/03/01 02:28
Good for the brain
You are great
by gopherobgyn on 2021/03/01 01:36
Great puzzles
Addicting
by Teenasmile on 2021/02/28 23:18
Love playing this game
What I don’t like about the CrosswordAPP
by Nanne4 on 2021/02/28 23:03
When one letter is in place from a previous word, you should only have to put in the remaining letters, not start the word again
Mom
by Daisy Grid Locked on 2021/02/28 22:08
Wonderful puzzle to be played by one and all!
Great puzzles!
by Hatter 12 on 2021/02/28 21:57
I love the all the changing themes and extra puzzles. A lot of fun and very relaxing
Great game
by gmcsr48 on 2021/02/28 20:37
Do theses puzzles everyday and it will help keep your mind sharp. I play this every day. In my mid seventies. Helps me concentrate and is also fun. Thx
Crosswords
by dee110666 on 2021/02/28 19:44
Love this game
I Love Your Crosswords!
by Caseyfcasey on 2021/02/28 17:52
I have always enjoyed doing crosswords and I am really enjoying it now on my i-pad doing it with Crosswords With Friends! keep.up the good work!
Crossword
by Charlie Govatsos on 2021/02/28 17:43
What on earth did you do to this game? I prefer the older format . I have managed to earn coins which this new version took right away. I don’t buy hints. I like to figure the puzzle out myself. That’s why I play it. Very disappointed!
Always fun
by trugeo on 2021/02/28 17:20
Been a fan for years. I have played it every day for about two years
Crosswords
by ;anaelaine on 2021/02/28 17:09
Good clues. Easy to follow
Rating
by Ethyl72 on 2021/02/28 17:08
Best crossword puzzles I have so far found in any app, great fun, keep up the great work, great work don’t stop now
Tim
by Kwazee Kat on 2021/02/28 17:01
Excellent fun and a great brain exercise!!! I rate this an 11 out of 10!
Crosswords
by the AJK on 2021/02/28 16:25
Pretty decent about free coins. I find them useful when I’m at the end of a puzzle.
The best out there!
by Ceeslady on 2021/02/28 15:47
I love this game! I have tried many and I stopped after I found this one. I recommend to all my friends
Crosswords with friends
by QUISPROF on 2021/02/28 15:22
Nice game
Always enjoy
by fun cards games on 2021/02/28 15:16
I look forward to Crosswords with friends each morning.Thank you for the weekly tournament and access to earn free coins.
Crosswords
by Jage7 on 2021/02/28 14:45
Best crossword game.
Enjoy the Puzzles
by AmmtheJamm on 2021/02/28 13:51
I start my morning with this puzzle! I don’t like the delay when you finish the puzzle. Maybe it counts the time when you finish but waits before showing you are done.
Wondering Why
by jdcirish on 2021/02/28 13:39
I have been solving these puzzles for a long time. Suddenly when I begin to solve the daily puzzle, it disappears. Wondering why??? If I begin again, it disappears again and I lose coins. Will discontinue this app soon. JDC. Seems to have been corrected. Thank you. 2/28/21 Much better. 😊
Quick and easy
by ocdw on 2021/02/28 13:38
I do this when I get up in the morning to wake up my brain...it’s quick and easy except for too many pop stars/bands. Could do with way less of those What happened to the bonus free puzzles on special days? I miss those Too many current pop stars..stuff I’ve never heard of...need more universal themes...same with sports
Crosswords with friends
by Alnlin on 2021/02/28 13:30
Look forward to the new puzzles every day, keeps me thinking. Love the variety of the puzzles and the extras that are thrown in frequently.
Crossword
by Jeanne and Bob on 2021/02/28 11:03
Too many adds needed to play game and seeing same ones over and over. Really enjoy the puzzle. I never did crossword so now after playing a year I can see my times getting better the more I play.
Review
by Duds39 on 2021/02/28 10:45
It would be nice to do more than 1 puzzle a day! I enjoy the extra games and puzzles!!
Crosswords
by lohnybird on 2021/02/28 07:44
I would like to give a five star rating. The four stars is due to not being able to play at times because I don’t have the free points. Other than that, Crosswords is a great game! I look forward to playing everyday.
Cross words with friends
by lyndacarillicoil on 2021/02/28 07:20
Not bad I’d give it a 1 1/2 star. I don’t like those circles where you have to find mixed up words. It’s called crossword for a reason you also can’t watch the adds for free pointsmost time. It says loading and then it says you don’t have any to watch.
Favorite app
by Branchanmom on 2021/02/28 04:45
Enjoy playing daily. Keeps my mind sharp!
Love
by Puzzlepuppy on 2021/02/28 03:57
I’m addicted! Love these puzzles!
Game
by qazxswwdccfd on 2021/02/28 03:55
Good game
Best puzzle.
by Satisfied solitaire player on 2021/02/28 02:22
Love playing this every day. Points were easier to obtain. Takes longer now. Still like the puzzles
Love the game BUT
by Laurajbr on 2021/02/28 02:07
Why can’t we watch ads for coins? Only once or twice before the message appears. Only game that makes it so difficult. I see others complaining as well. Please fix this.
Coins
by sandyhak on 2021/02/28 00:50
Will not give me free coins after watching videos, also sometimes videos will not open
Crosswords with friends
by footzee on 2021/02/27 23:14
This game is fun to play.the puzzles are just easy enough to play in a short time,but challenging enough to enjoy. There are some interesting themes to the puzzles.I think it’s a very good app.
CEO
by pablomolinero on 2021/02/27 23:00
I find these crosswords to be fun and challenging. I would recommend to anyone.
Rate of crosswords
by 1936dh on 2021/02/27 22:07
I do this to help keep my brain sharp as I’m 84 and I need all the help I can find , and this answers that.
Love it but.....
by TruTXAngel on 2021/02/27 20:35
Loved it for the brain work but now I have to spend actual money to know if I am wrong. Times are hard so not so great
Crosswords with Friends
by Nhannify on 2021/02/27 19:35
There aren’t enough games in a day for me. Love this app!
In the Morning
by Lifesakick on 2021/02/27 18:12
I try to do the puzzle in the morning, helps get the neurons firing without too much frustration.
Crosswords with friends
by cocoatpie on 2021/02/27 16:43
Love 😘*****
Rewards. Puzzle
by mimierbo on 2021/02/27 16:43
Trying to get the rewards becomes IMPOSSIBLE at times. I would say 90% of the time I have NEVER received the reward. Plus 99% of the time they say the survey will only take a few minutes and it NEVER NEVER does. I usually give up after spending 10 minutes. The Puzzles are good with enough of a challenge to continue doing them. The tape for Free Extra Coins 70% of the time is not available. I waste more time doing something that should only take minutes!!! It is unbelievable to me that this company does not have tech support to straighten out this continued problems. Receiving rewards is still my main problem. Last weekend I completed a reward and got 100% and never received the 60 coins. Continue to be annoyed with not receiving the coins when doing what is asked.
Why I like cross words
by Chopsuz on 2021/02/27 16:27
I started doing crosswords to challenge myself and keep my brain sharp. When you play day after day; it’s inevitable that you’re going to get bored, right? I’m still waiting for this to happen after 2 years! It’s fun and challenging and timely. But it also goes back in time which stumps me.
Awesome!
by Oompa1980 on 2021/02/27 16:27
I have been using this app everyday for the last 5 years! Love the crosswords!
Crosswords with friends
by patsmile4u on 2021/02/27 15:44
Love it I can figure it out and if I can’t I can get hints
Change for better
by First puppy on 2021/02/27 15:32
It’s so nice that you are not having so much time in between ads like you used to. I appreciate that. Please keep it that way. Thanks! It’s great that you’re staying with less time between the ads. Keep it up! Just wanted you to know. Thanks. Makes it so much easier to play. Thank you again for having little time between the ads. It makes it so much better. 🙂 The last few days you have been going back to having mega time between ads. There were times when I couldn’t get points at all. What happened? Today seems better. Keep up the good work. The last few days I have not been able to get my points as the video loading message comes on all the time. Then it says it’s not available. Going back to the old way? Don’t like that. Please change back. You were doing well for awhile. You are back to having long periods between videos. The loading videos and videos not available panels come up all of the time leaving me unable to get the 45 points that should be available each day. What happened? Poor!
Frustrating
by pepperridge on 2021/02/27 14:43
Like to watch free ads to checkout new games and earn points. Used to get a few in one sitting. Now only one.
Great morning puzzle
by VLS66 on 2021/02/27 14:38
I use Crossword with friends to wake up my brain each morning. It is usually just challenging enough to get me thinking.
Crosswords With Friends
by Allison Brennanan on 2021/02/27 14:38
Great fun to play. Keeps my mind active.
Great App
by dw-STL on 2021/02/27 14:28
Love this app - challenges my memory on old and recent events, people, the arts, etc.
Pappy
by James L. N on 2021/02/27 14:09
Just started doing crosswords and find this has been fun for a beginner. This old man of 80 is enjoying something new. It helps to keep your brain active, I ain’t the smartest but I do enjoy working the puzzles.
Receiving rewards
by bodog23 on 2021/02/27 13:46
I have finished several times and never got rewards.
Awesome app....5/5 STARS
by corleon wife on 2021/02/27 13:41
I love this game! Format is super awesome-I feel connected to both the easier and more challenging puzzles to the point that I am an crosswords app addict! 🙂
Crosswords With Friends
by mwalker9 on 2021/02/27 13:35
I love this game and play it daily! It helps keep my mind sharp!
Crosswords with friends
by dave o 3 on 2021/02/27 13:33
I enjoy playing for brain exercise. I enjoy the challenge.
Review
by Dodo 8765105 on 2021/02/27 13:28
I get quite angry that I’ll do a puzzle and two days later you say it wasn’t done and I lose points. And days done. It’s very frustrating. I’m also spending-extra money yo play them over.
No title
by puggdog on 2021/02/27 12:58
I give a four star because I think that it’s a pretty good game only reason I didn’t give a five I thought there could be more perks
Crossword review
by cluelessrita on 2021/02/27 12:34
Great I would like to be able to earn more coins to able replay games I couldn’t get through. This is one of my favorite if not my favorite game.
Daily Routine
by Retz VA on 2021/02/27 12:06
I look forward to playing Crosswords with Friends every Day!
No support / ads not working for coins
by Sly1539 on 2021/02/27 08:50
I have contacted Support repeatedly and get no help - I watch the ads to get coins - now they have switched to runni. Inky 1 ad to get 5 coins and no mote. There is a bug so if you have this issue logout of the game and wait 5 min religiously in and you can watch another ad for 5 coins - why this change and lack of support is really frustrating.
Great game
by Brando36 on 2021/02/27 08:11
I like the wide variety of puzzles. Their clues are good and cover a number of topics. Never gets old when you have a new puzzle available each day.
Love this app
by Taxi4r2 on 2021/02/27 06:04
Love this App. I look forward to a new puzzle each day.
I love it
by Pink54lady on 2021/02/27 06:03
I can’t get enough. Keeps my mild sharp
Crosswords
by missyzim on 2021/02/27 06:01
Love this game
Awesome entertainment
by Bevmo50 on 2021/02/27 05:39
Awesome puzzles 🤗
Crosswords with Friends
by jclynjrrtt on 2021/02/27 05:21
A fantastic puzzle. I do at least one per day but preferably two.
Crosswords with Friends
by Avid Bug on 2021/02/27 05:14
Phenomenal app!
Fun game
by cottontop52 on 2021/02/27 04:56
Love playing this game. Look forward to it every night. Just wish I didn’t have to use coins to play.
Very addicting
by Shrtnswt0122 on 2021/02/27 04:55
Love this game! Look forward to each puzzle daily! I love that there are different themes each day!
Ok game
by g1a2m3e4s on 2021/02/27 04:01
This game is getting better. More ways to win coins
Crosswords
by Dfn1 on 2021/02/27 03:58
Great puzzles every day.
Addictive
by Amie5/5 on 2021/02/27 03:37
I have to play every day. Do I have a problem?!?
Love crosswords with friends
by Dsbump on 2021/02/27 03:19
I look forward each day to a new puzzle. I feel a challenge with each new puzzle and enjoy solving them. Trying to always beat my time from previous puzzles!
Crosswords
by the1rose on 2021/02/27 03:10
Love this crossword!!!
Crosswords with Friends
by Kcannon655 on 2021/02/27 02:57
4 stars Fun game!! Many puzzles. New one daily.
!Grandma!
by !Grandma! on 2021/02/27 02:36
I love playing the crosswords and would do it all day if I could but I can’t afford to pay for each game and the free stars run out too quickly. Supposedly, youare able to getting 9 stars at a time and that only gives you enough to play 2 puzzles/games in a 12 hour period. The newest hurdle is the not available message that keeps popping up. You can’t play a puzzle without enough points and the points can’t be gotten. For the past month I have only been able to get 2 stars for a nine hour period. It is VERY frustrating and I am being forced to change my crossword clue company!!! To me, that is giving me nightmares. I really do love your puzzles but on a regular basis!!! Is there anything I can do to fix this????? Marge Friedman (74 years “young”🤪
Very entertaining
by Koko and yumyum on 2021/02/27 02:33
This is one of my favorite apps for crossword Puzzles.
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.
Change for better
by First puppy on 2021/02/27 15:32
It’s so nice that you are not having so much time in between ads like you used to. I appreciate that. Please keep it that way. Thanks! It’s great that you’re staying with less time between the ads. Keep it up! Just wanted you to know. Thanks. Makes it so much easier to play. Thank you again for having little time between the ads. It makes it so much better. 🙂 The last few days you have been going back to having mega time between ads. There were times when I couldn’t get points at all. What happened? Today seems better. Keep up the good work. The last few days I have not been able to get my points as the video loading message comes on all the time. Then it says it’s not available. Going back to the old way? Don’t like that. Please change back. You were doing well for awhile. You are back to having long periods between videos. The loading videos and videos not available panels come up all of the time leaving me unable to get the 45 points that should be available each day. What happened? Poor!
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!
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.
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.
No credit for ads
by GranniePants on 2020/10/06 03:16
Unlike many others who’ve mentioned seeing the same ad over and over, I don’t mind that... not getting credit for watching has gotten old. I’ve even waited a little before closing the ad to be sure it’s done. Just wasted my time with 3 of 4 ads I watched... you’re getting your $$ for it.. I want my credits. I play this daily, and it happens every. single. day. Edit: New issue, the weekly challenge come out after the first days puzzle, when I’ve already solved it.. I don’t get credit for that day’s puzzle. No badge that I should have earned. If I go back and play that puzzle over I lose my streak.. it’s not really that big a deal. I mean what good it a badge.. not really worth anything. The idea of a 7 day challenge issued on the 2nd day of said week is just wrong... it can’t be done without forfeiting daily streak. I’ll never get to the 300 mark if I keep going back for that useless badge.
This Game Is A Scam
by The Ice Pick on 2020/11/30 03:49
I would give this a zero star rating if I could. I have been playing this game for awhile now. I like the puzzles themselves but overall this app is a scam. Like other people have said it ease very hard to earn free coins. You are always getting a pop up telling you there are no videos to watch at this time. But what is even worse is if you play the tournament it specifically tells you that if finish in first, second, or third you will earn 1 coin for every tournament point you scored. This is a lie. The last time I won a tournament I scored 620 points and only got 300 coins. When I complained about it they said there is a limit of 300 coins earned in tournaments. No where in the app does it say there is a limit. Since you must spend coins in order to play enough puzzles to win a tournament you end up spending more coins than you earn. This app is nothing but a scam to get you to spend money to buy extra coins. If you read the reviews you will see there is a lot of people who agree with me. So only download this app if you only want to play the one free puzzle per day and don’t care about playing the tournament.
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.
Needs Some Fine-Tuning
by slim_kt on 2018/03/20 04:08
I played DCC for a couple years before the switch and am happy to say that I didn’t find many massive changes I was terribly bothered by. However, there are some minute details that need mulling over and fixing. I cannot, no matter how many times I try, earn free coins. I only get a message that says it’s unavailable and to try again later. I don’t know if I’m the only user unable to access that feature, but if I am, I would love to know why I’m experiencing this with the app. Also, accidentally paying for the ‘See Wrong’ option is a problem I’ve been having frequently. If you turn it on in one session and then start a new puzzle, the ‘See Wrong’ option is automatically checked and I end up paying, eventually getting halfway through a puzzle before even realizing it’s on. So, I end up paying for a perk I don’t even use as long as I have coins. DCC automatically reset it so that you had to manually click the button if you wanted to pay. Bring that feature back!
Crosswords with friends weekly tournament
by MMSLVN on 2018/11/30 15:05
Hello App Developers, I have been playing this game for almost two months and enjoying it quite a bit. Two things that trouble me are: scoring for the tourney is haywire sometimes, and just last night ‘Win Weekly Tournament” in “Achievements” changed From 5000 coins to 20 coins - and I am finally in a position to win! Coins have to be collected by winning or placing in the top three in the tourney, in the Achievements section, by watching ads, or by buying them. It seems to me that lowering the prize amounts in Achievements is not a good idea. Also, the scoring needs to be looked at —— yesterday I had three puzzles awarded “+-4” (I was “doubling” points at the time)! My tourney total actually lowered by 8 points after each puzzle. Sometimes I get extra points and I have no idea why. I would appreciate fixing these issues —-perhaps before 3pm CST Dec. 2nd —-the end of this week’s tourney!!! 😊. My goal this week is those 5000 points for a first time winner! Thanks.
Fun, but...
by rgray65 on 2020/11/07 12:54
It’s a fun game to play and I love the “extra” puzzles that they have every week to earn badges &amp; extra letters and such. To win more coins to spend, you can watch ads, but...sometimes the game doesn’t give you your coins that you’ve earned after you’ve watched the ad. There have been plenty of times that I’ve given up watching when I noticed that I wasn’t being credited the coins. Why waste my time? Otherwise, it’s a fun game to play and I love to play it daily. UPDATE: I absolutely HATE the Word Seeker Mini Games that they occasionally put out. You scan on the letters to make words and your words aren’t even on the list. And then their words are words that don’t make any sense or you’ve never even heard of. It’s frustrating. I don’t play those word seeker games anymore when they pop up on the Home Screen. I’ll forgo the badge and “prizes” that you get when you play that mini game.
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!!
Okay enough to keep
by LamellaAgaricus on 2021/02/21 22:21
The clues can sometimes be redundant and are a bit easy (especially in regards to the “filler words” surrounding the slightly more difficult “theme answers”). But on the bright side - it’s free, the ads are minimal and non-intrusive, and there are plenty of extra puzzles you can purchase with in-game tokens you earn from the achievements and events. I don’t spend a crazy amount of time on this app, but I like crosswords and I’ll pull up this game about once a day to do the daily puzzle. My main suggestion to improve the game would be to make puzzles with different difficulty levels. If that were a feature, I’d be a lot more invested in this app. However, if you’re looking to complete a quick puzzle on a break at work or something, this app is perfect for that.
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).
Questionable
by musingmom on 2020/10/29 17:24
I’m a serious puzzler and enjoy these puzzles as a warm up before getting to my “real” puzzles (NYT) I finish usually under 4 min. It’s also fun for someone new to puzzling. Buy a few things have me shaking my head. There is a new “levels “ feature that doesn’t add anything to the game that I can tell. Any of the bonus games that are other than additional puzzles are boring. Badges are useless. Having the “see wrong” option set to ON as the default is basically stealing. There are never bonus puzzles and rarely new puzzle packs which is disappointing. The tournament is seriously questionable. First, the top three (where you win coins) are clearly programmed or bots. There’s no way even with points multipliers that someone could have 500 points within hours of the new week starting. And the top 3 do not have viewable profiles and the app crashes whenever i try to look at them. Plus, it clearly states 1 point= 1 coin, but that’s not what you get. I’ve worked at times to get to third place and I get 300 coins regardless of how many points I actually have. The help messages are actually answered fairly quickly and sometimes they throw some coins but usually it’s clear that my issue isn’t really understood. I buy coins with the ad-free option because the ads are tedious and sometimes I want to be able to whip out several puzzles during a short break.
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...
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.
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.
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!!
Coins are a joke/ads are scams!
by PyromamaK on 2019/01/21 17:46
I’ve given this a 1 star rating for 2 reasons. One, coins NEVER credit when watching ads at the end of a puzzle. Why should I have to contact yet another useless tech support company when you should be doing it yourselves?? Way to pass the buck! Two, the ads that run are complete trash/bs/SCAMS! I ordered an item from one of those ads from InAHatBuy aka LucuryBuy. Complete scam, they took my money and never delivered. It’s from China, guess I should’ve known, but I like the game and trusted it enough, I mean you’re showing the ads, they must be approved by you, right? When replying to my email to them, they mistakenly sent out an email blast to many customers and guess what? They all ordered inflatable hot tubs and received stupid phone chargers instead! And some received nothing, like me. Other ads are TRASH, talking about fat burning products that are way sketchy and even showing clips from unrelated tv shows with it as if they’ve approved this junk. Total, complete 💩. EPIC FAIL.
Good start but pen & paper versions are still best
by CarieFitzi on 2019/03/09 17:13
This is a decent attempt to bring crossword puzzles to the next century but the app itself leaves much to be desired. The ads are annoying, yes, but there’s an ad-free version if you want to pony up real-world cash. I fed the constant nags to buy their special packs - full of coins (useful) &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.
CrossWords
by Pail Gal on 2021/02/23 20:00
I play this game almost every night and enjoy it thoroughly. My only complaint is when wanting to play for free coins by watching a video/ad, the banner that drops down saying that that choice isn’t available and to try later, that banner drops down way too often making it so frustrating that I have to halt playing; almost makes me want to stop playing the game at altogether! Jillsy Thanks so much for fixing the above-referenced problem. Now the banner drops very infrequently and the game is, once again, a blast to play 😃! Jillsy The game’s a blast and all bugs seem to have been eradicated—yeah! 😉 Jillsy I continue to love ❤️ this game and play every night religiously. There had been an issue with the game not being able to be played as originally set up; the bugs were fixed and the game was playable! The bugs seem to be back; please fix this issue again as I want to get back to playing this game as before!!!! Jillsy Continue to love 💕 playing but when I want to watch the ads to win free coins but half the time I only get 2-3 tries instead of 6. Please please fix as I want to continue to play and enjoy the game!!! Jillsy
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.
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!
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.
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.
Household Fav!
by KMG614 on 2020/10/14 00:53
One of the two best Crossword apps ever! This is a fav in my house, even the elementary school kiddo loves it! You’ll have plenty of puzzles to do when you get lucky and have downtime. You just have to take 20 seconds from your hectic day to open and close out of today’s puzzle before 10pm EST and it stays unlocked for you to come back to and solve during your downtime. Once the next days puzzle is posted, it’ll cost you 10 coins to “unlock” another days puzzle; unless you opened it before the next days was posted. It’s also pretty easy to get/build up your coins, too so you can spend 10 coins to solve puzzles from before/ones you forgot to “unlock” before the next days was posted.
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!
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!
Good but .....
by Xworddoer on 2020/12/19 10:46
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. 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!!
Daily fun, but cheats on coins!
by KC9CS on 2020/10/25 18:13
Always a challenge and fun but this app cheats on coins. A daily puzzle is supposed to be free if you play it on the day it’s released. But it isn’t! Even if you play it the next day it is supposed to only cost 10 coins, BUT it takes 30 coins so if you buy 300 coins it only lasts 10 days instead of 30. I won’t buy any more coins from here on out and if daily puzzles are not free, I will delete this cheating app. Not worth the aggravation, read the reviews and you’ll see this app is horrible. Update- once I got my coins over 1000, I began to get messages about logging on through Facebook. I won’t do that because this company harvest your friends list. The subtle threat was that IF I didn’t log on that way I might lose all my hard earned data! I did. When the app would no longer open, I was forced to remove the app and even when I reinstalled the app it won’t open. AVOID THIS APP
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!!!
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.
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