What are the best crossword apps for iPad?

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    #1World's Biggest Crossword

    World's Biggest Crossword

    World's Biggest Crossword is a word game app developed by AppyNation Ltd. that contains the biggest crossword puzzle. It is the perfect tool for having fun while you put your brain to work.


    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Aaron Martinez
    Written on November 9, 2017
    "My only issue with the World's Biggest Crossword app is that it's fairly simple. While it provides a direct solution to a great crossword app problem, it doesn't provide me the kind of difficulty and depth I was hoping for. Therefore, I cannot rate it higher than a "3"."
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    #2Crossword Puzzle Redstone

    Crossword Puzzle Redstone

    Crossword Puzzle Redstone is a game application developed by Redstone Games that allows you to exercise your brain while you are having fun by finding words. It is the perfect game to kill time.


    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Jonathan Duncan
    Written on November 9, 2017
    "This is by far one of the best crossword apps on the store. "
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    #3New York Times Crossword

    New York Times Crossword
    New York Times Crossword is a free app provides you with the best crossword. It is an entertaining game designed by The New York Times that allows you to enjoy the same crossword printed in this newspaper.
    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Pamela Smith
    Written on November 4, 2017
    "Love, love, love the New York Times crossword. It's super challenging but also super rewarding when you finish one. It makes you feel like a smartypants! I'll always love having the actual paper and doing the crossword with a pen but this is the next best thing. This is definitely one of my go to apps when I just want to chill and get my brain working. Plus it's great to actually have a decent interface, as that can be a problem with crossword apps. Go get it!"

DID YOU KNOW

The invention of the crossword puzzle is credited to Arthur Wynne, a journalist from Liverpool who published the puzzle in the newspaper New York World on December 21, 1913. Earlier variants of the game existed before Wynne’s “word-cross” puzzle, but his is the one that stuck and became the crossword puzzle that we know today. The publishing company Simon & Schuster got its big break by publishing a collection of the New York World’s crossword puzzles in 1924. The book then went on to become an overnight success, and Simon & Schuster continued publishing crossword compilations until 2007. Since its inception, the crossword puzzle has become a mainstay on newspapers. The New York Times is famous for its daily crossword puzzles that get increasingly difficult as the week progresses. Considered to be the most prestigious crosswords in circulation, the puzzle first appeared on the newspaper as a way for readers to pass the time during blackouts in the Second World War. Will Shortz, the world’s first and only enigmatologist and famous crossword puzzle editor for The New York Times, founded the annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament in 1978. Players compete by solving eight crossword puzzles specifically created for the event, and the winner is chosen based on accuracy and speed. 

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    #4Wordscapes

    Wordscapes

    Wordscapes is a crossword puzzle game developed by PeopleFun, Inc. for Android and iOS devices. The word game lets users complete over 3,700 puzzles in a series of landscapes.

    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Cheryl White
    Written on June 25, 2018
    "I've been playing wordscapes for months now, honestly most word games have really boring interfaces but wordscapes is just so pretty and pleasing to the eye! the puzzles get more challenging (which i like because it would totally suck if it was always easy) as i advnce on. i constantly play this game to pass time."
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    #5Crossword US

    Crossword US
    Crossword US is a game app that provides you with over 540 professional crossword puzzles. It is the right choice for anyone who is looking for a perfect game to pass the time.
    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Janet Gray
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "I do get bored a lot in my spare time or at work so in order to enhance my brain skills, I try to do crossword puzzles. The pp that I love is Crossword US because it is so easy to use and challenging as well. It's challenging but it is still do-able. "
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    #6Penny Dell Crossword

    Penny Dell Crossword
    Penny Dell Crossword is a word puzzle game app developed by PuzzleNation that provides you with three free daily puzzles. This game app contains all levels of puzzles: easy, medium, and hard.


    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Leticia Camacho
    Written on November 4, 2017
    "For me, nothing can replace the effort of solving out a physical crossword puzzle. But Penny Dell is a good alternative. I do wish that you got more three free puzzles every day. "
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    #7Puzzazz Crossword & Puzzle

    Puzzazz Crossword & Puzzle
    Puzzazz Crossword & Puzzle is a free game app that provides you with several kinds of puzzles such as sudokus and crosswords. It is an entertaining tool for those who want to improve their mental skills.

     

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Rachel Carr
    Written on November 9, 2017
    "Great app from the play store. countless crosswords that I spend all day on or just 5 minutes when I have spare time at work. really keeps the mind thinking and going, and with millions of different crosswords and puzzles you will never do the same one"
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    #8Devarai Crosswords

    Devarai Crosswords

    Devarai Crosswords is an app that gives you all the best crosswords created by the best crosswords makers of America. Get a lot of fun and play every day with new puzzles!!

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Henning Dierolf
    Written on February 4, 2018
    "This is by far the best crossword app"
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    #9Crossword Light

    Crossword Light

    Crossword Light is an entertaining app where you can easily solve crossword puzzles on your device. This crossword app contains 40 kinds of brand new puzzles.



    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Dylan Hayes
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "GOOD"
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    #10Crosswords Classic

    Crosswords Classic

    Crossword Classic is the classic crossword game designed for your iPhone and iOS device. You can start playing on your iPhone or Mac and continue the game in other iOs devices. Learn definitions and new words every day.

    Games

    iOS, Android

    $9.99- With in-app purchases

    Bryan Munoz
    Written on November 9, 2017
    "Ah!... Sunday morning coffee and a crossword puzzle. What can be better? With this app you can play crosswords all day! There is no end to them! Have Fun!"

Summary

Best What are the best crossword apps for iPad
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1World's Biggest CrosswordGames 26 Free
2Crossword Puzzle RedstoneGames 20 Free
3New York Times CrosswordGames 19 Free
4WordscapesGames 18 Free
5Crossword USGames 15 Free
6Penny Dell CrosswordGames 12 Free
7Puzzazz Crossword & PuzzleApps 10 Free
8Devarai CrosswordsApps 8 Free
9Crossword LightGames 6 Free
10Crosswords ClassicGames 3 Paid
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