iCrossword, Native App

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I'm going to come right out and say it: I hate Sudoku. Don't get me wrong, I can do Sudoku puzzles and I even know some of the tricks and (god help me) the terminology for the various combinations of empty boxes. But it's not my bag, my bag is crossword puzzles. So seeing this pop up inside installer.app is welcome.

It looks like getting the .puz files is a bit of a hassle -- it would be better to have a source list of online puz files, but these are getting tougher and tougher to find these days anyway. Otherwise, great native app. Come on, you have an iPhone, which makes you cool. Language puzzles are so much cooler than mere number and logic puzzles. If you're jailbroken, hop on over to installer.app and give it a shot.

Learn more here: iCrossword at Rustywagon (via)

Dieter Bohn

Dieter Bohn is former editor-in-chief of Smartphone Experts, writing across iMore, Windows Phone Central, Android Central, and more. You can find him on Twitter (and everywhere else) @backlon.

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I was very happy to see this one appear as well, and yeah, I had to do a bit of searching round, but did find a few good spots for daily and weekly .puz archives from newspapers and so on.
I think this first version, not surprisingly, has a lot of things that want to be improved. For me, being able to choose a different puzzle without closing and re-opening the app, having it jump to the next space in a word as you enter letters rather than having to tap to move it yourself, and being able to see some or all of the board while you look at clues, are all things I'd like to see in the next version ...