Crossword Puzzle

Crossword Puzzle

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
1.0
out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.3.0
  • Total Downloads:
    5,817
  • Date Added:
    March 11, 2010
  • File Size:
    336.14KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    14
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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Crossword Puzzle is a basic word puzzle that purports to be a twist on the classic crossword. Unfortunately, the program's weird clues and lack of options make it somewhat disappointing.

The program's interface is pleasant enough, although we immediately noticed that the program contains no options, settings, or Help file. The program displays a crossword-style puzzle, but with a twist: users can only view clues by mousing over the word in question, and doing so blacks out the rest of the puzzle. We suppose that this could add an extra challenge to the game, but we didn't find this feature to be particularly interesting or challenging.

If that were all the program did, we might view it as a simple variation on the traditional crossword, but there are a few things about this game that really rubbed us the wrong way. For one thing, many of the clues were simply ridiculous. The answer to the clue "The quality or state of being organized" was "organization." Really! It wasn't just that the puzzles were easy; it was as though the clue creators only had a vague idea of how crossword clues are written. Additionally, there were places in the puzzle that words were directly adjacent to other words, but the creators didn't bother to make words and clues for both down and across, resulting in portions of the puzzle filled with gibberish. Overall, we found the program to be poorly thought-out and not particularly fun.

Crossword Puzzle is free. It installs and uninstalls without issues. We do not recommend this program; there are much better word puzzles out there.

 
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  • 1 stars

    "Don't know, would not download."

    September 20, 2009   |   By baburdine

    Version: Crossword Puzzle 1.1.0

    Pros

    Don't know, would not download.

    Cons

    Don't know, would not download.

    Summary

    Don't know, would not download.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 1.3.0
    Version 1.3.0 added options dialog.
    General
    Publisher Novel Games
    Publisher web site http://www.novelgames.com
    Release Date January 07, 2010
    Date Added March 11, 2010
    Version 1.3.0
    Category
    Category Games
    Subcategory Sudoku, Crossword & Puzzle Games
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
    Download Information
    File Size 336.14KB
    File Name crossword.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 5,817
    Downloads Last Week 14
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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