TiPb Birthday Bash: Crosswords for iPhone Give Away

What goes better with coffee on a lazy Sunday morning than crossword puzzles? Yup, crossword puzzles on your iPhone! And thanks to the kind folks at Stand Alone, we have four (4) promo codes for Crossword ($9.99 - iTunes link) to pass on to you!

Download and play crossword puzzles right on your iPhone or iPod touch. Each day many newspapers provide their crossword puzzles online; with one tap you can download and solve them, get hints, view clues, and track how quickly you're improving!

Crosswords is a personal favorite of Smartphone Experts' editor-in-chief, our own Dieter Bohn, who insists it boosts brains and supercharges smarts. Want a copy? Just drop us a comment below telling us your favorite daily crossword puzzle (New York Times? Wall Street Journal? Something else?).

  • US iTunes Store account required to redeem promo codes
  • Valid email address required to send you the code (won't be made public)
  • Contest starts now and ends tonight, May 10, at 11:59pm EDT

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There are 104 comments. Add yours.

Hakala says:

The duluth news tribune. From the quaint port city of Duluth Minnesota. Hope I win!!

Vukodlak says:

La Settimana Enigmistica! I'm not American :-D

Eric says:

Definitely the NY Times. I got hooked on crosswords during boring college lectures. A talent for word puzzles may be the most valuable skill I took away from engineering school.

gary says:

ny times is my wife's most enjoyable.

Dave says:

I'm a sucker for the NYT puzzle as well. Can't beat it!

Clairyoyance says:

The Straits Time. (Not an American too!)
I'm a Crossword Puzzle maniac.
Love it.
And will love to have one(or more) in my iPhone! :)

gjlowe says:

USA today because it's easy and I can actually finish it!

Matt says:

USA Today or NYTimes, but the Times ones take me forever to complete.

geode says:

Definitely the NYT puzzle, although I have bought crossword puzzle books to satisfy my cravings from time to time. An iPhone app to do the same would be awesome!

Matt Krieger says:

The Dallas Morninf News :) some good crosswords on the newspaper

czechoslovakian7 says:

The NY Times, without a doubt. I'm always very ambitious and attempt to get through the whole puzzle, without crossing out, using ink... never successful. It'd be nice to have a great quality crossword game for the iPhone, and it would save my fingers from all the ink smudges. :)

Scott says:

USA today is my favorite

Chris McClellan says:

Love the NYT, WSJ and the Chicago Tribune.

Jon says:

NY Times crossword is and always will be the best. Thanks!

Latestarter05 says:

Chicago Tribune is the one for me.

jasonact says:

There is no other but the NY Times, edited by the brilliant Will Shortz.

Jozsoo says:

Nothing beats the crosswords in The Times.

Steve says:

The Times crosswords are definitely good. But I prefer the book that sits on my nightstand for use every evening before bed - nothing like tiring out the brain a bit before nodding off to sleep!

Davhac says:

USA today because it's the only one my brain can match... :) :( :D

Derek says:

New York Times. Tuesday or Wedensday.

Babydol says:

I like those books that have like 50 in the since we dont hae any good ones in our local paper.

zak says:

NYT crosswords for sure

Bob says:

The NYTimes gets my vote, although I often use the help of Safari!
Bob

Greg says:

Definitely the NYT. The difficulty rises from Monday through Sunday.

Joe McG says:

USA Today and Chicago Tribune

Johnny Naranjo says:

Love all of your Birthday bash excitement. I use the L.A. Times & the S.F. Chronicle for my crossword needs.

James says:

United Media, published in the DMN. Grew up with it and love to play it anytime I'm in the DFW area.

Jeff B says:

USA Today for sure... NYT from time to time... fingers crossed!

Bob Hampe says:

NYT. Make sure you block out some time though!

Andre B says:

No love for Sudoku?! If I had to take a pick of crosswords puzzles it would be "The Evening Sun" Norwich NY's only newspaper.

Nathan C says:

It has to be the Daily Telegraph for us Brits. Its a classic daily brain teaser.

Pinny says:

The Yated based out of ny.

Tyler says:

I personally like the crossword in the Oregonian. I live in Oregon obviously.

Seth says:

Any. I love sitting with family, friends and coffee trying to figure out the clues. Trying to work up to "Wordplay" status.

Lauren says:

New York Times. Classic

Adrienne says:

Crossword books so I can finish one and continue with a new one.

Waggster says:

I use the iGoogle crossword gadget from Bestcrosswords.com

LiznSB says:

WSJ and USA today. Would love to have puzzles on my iPhone!

GadgetGuru72#IM says:

NY Times for a challenge; USA Today for an easier one.

Sylvie says:

Love the NY Times puzzles.

Mac says:

Definitely the NY Times!

Delfin Paris says:

NY Times - but, only because it makes me look smart. It's harder than Chinese calculus.

iMuggle says:

I like the cheap crossword books the best! You know, the kind you can get from bookstores or local hobby places. A whole book is always better than 1 a week in a paper!

rafael otero says:

im more of a local news crosswords guy, over here in puerto rico we got bilingual ones which are rather easy at times i mean you got 2 languages to choose from en El Nuevo dia newspaper jejejej

c0mpguru says:

I played some crossword puzzle on the DS and it was pretty fun.

Alli says:

Does this count as an entry to the grand prize give away? ;)

Gibran H says:

The University of Washington Daily

zach says:

NY Times is great, or the Washington Square News on Campus at NYU

Daniele says:

The NY Times puzzles are the best.

Michael says:

Personally, I've always loved the New York Times Crossword Puzzles. Hopefully I win this one! :)

sean says:

the atlana journal constitution. It's pretty challenging
hope I win. Looks like a good app. :D

Kevin says:

I always go with the Houston Chronicle. Nothing like starting your day with a little brain food.

Justin Carter says:

I'm a big fan the the NY Times crossword.

Kristine says:

I like the Birmingham News :) I'm a local fan!

Hellpop says:

USA today. Yeah, that's why I would love this program - I could get better at doing the damn things.

Steve Augspurger says:

USA Today and the NY Times. I enjoy both most every day.

Matt T. says:

My crossword is the NY Times crossword. Well, the Monday and Tuesday ones. After that, well, Sudoku time!

Jeff G. says:

The Sacramento Bee has 2, a generic, syndicated puzzle, and the New York Times. I do them both.

The Reptile says:

Times, Journal, USAToday. Doesn't matter.

davpel says:

Been waiting for this for awhile.

Bob Roush says:

I enjoy the NY Times, the WSJ, USA Today and many others depending on whan my mood is.

Corey says:

I love doing the crossword puzzle in the boston globe, or my local newspaper, the standard times. My friends make fun of me all the time for bringing them around with me all day, trying to figure them out all day. I would love to have them on my phone.

Manuel says:

The lame one my boss gives me.

Wency says:

New York Times for sure!!

ClayMaster says:

I just getting into Crosswords... haven't tried NYT, still out of my league, but I am learning. I have tried the 2-Across app and it is good, but need to give this one a try.

Ahmed M. says:

NYTimes. But I've been known to do others.

Chad says:

I enjoy the USA Today

Phil says:

I like the NYTimes, but I must admit I am a beginner.

Mac Mike says:

USA Today as I can usually finish it.

Juergen says:

Switched 2 years ago from German to English/US crosswords. Learned about degree of difficulty from Monday to W/E puzzles. Worked our (incl. wife) way through MO, TU and WE books by Peter Gordon, NY Sun. Next: Killer Thursday Book.

Alison says:

UW The Daily
Seattle Times
online: Microsoft Live Search Club
doesn't matter where or how I find it, I always have to stop and do the crosswords!

George says:

Definitely the NY Times

David says:

I'm not proud of it, but I like to do UClick's Universal Crossword. I usually access it through the San Jose Mercury News web site.

Jon says:

I don't do crosswords, but if I did it would be the NY Times!

bigmike says:

Richmond Times Dispatch
Use it all the time my mother loved it, but since she died I have taken up doing them

JKT says:

The daily NY Times one is my favorite--the Sunday one kicks my butt!!

K says:

My girlfriend and I like to do the times puzzle together on Sunday mornings if we have time.

travist6983 says:

Wall Street Journal Since it is the only paper i get
thanks for the entry

Matt says:

Love the NY Times. Will Shortz is the man.