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Puzzazz Crossword, Sudoku, KenKen & Daily Puzzles for iOS

By Puzzazz, Inc. Free

Developer's Description

Puzzazz's ad-free bookstore has more FREE puzzles than ever, including new daily KenKen and hand-crafted Sudoku puzzles. Solve the NYT Crossword. in the only app that presents the print edition faithfully--NYT editor Will Shortz says it's the only app which is "able to handle almost any New York Times crossword trick. " Puzzazz's award-winning TouchWrite handwriting recognition makes solving more fun, especially on small screens, the perfect icing for our unique, optimized user experience designed by puzzle lovers for puzzle lovers. Puzzazz is "snazzy" (says the New York Times), "groundbreaking" (says WIRED), and "TouchWrite is an awesome technology" (says GeekWire). Reviewers think it is "fantastic, " the "best way to do the NYT, " and "Hands down the best crossword puzzle app." Browse our selection of more than a hundred ebooks of great hand-crafted puzzles of all types. Try the free puzzles in each ebook and then buy the rest if you like what you've solved. Puzzle ebook sales not only benefit our authors, but they allow us to keep the app free and ad-free with high-quality puzzles for everyone. We've got oodles of puzzles. Browse through thousands of puzzles by world-class authors-some of the best you'll find anywhere--and solve hundreds of free puzzles. Try before you buy because every ebook starts with free puzzles. From the NYT -- Just enter your nytimes.com Crosswords subscription credentials to get started. Puzzles will download automatically each day when they are released. From the web -- Open puzzles directly from the web or email to solve in Puzzazz. the reviews are stellar. "The people at Puzzazz have been working hard on cultivating quality puzzles and developing TouchWrite, a groundbreaking new technology for doing puzzles on the screen." --Wired. "Best APP Ever. the TouchWrite technology is perfect, especially when I use it on the phone." --Jackleroy. "Fantastic puzzle app. Some things are actually better than solving on paper." --Wendell O. "Best puzzle experience out there. the TouchWrite software alone puts Puzzazz way ahead of the field. I also love the selection of books--something to satisfy all types of puzzlers." --puzzlefan1001. "Best way to do the NYT." --derekallen7. "I specifically subscribed to NYT Premium crosswords because this app supports them." --hightemp. Our experience is optimized for you. Puzzazz is built with an eye toward how you solve puzzles, from our patent-pending TouchWrite handwriting recognition and Bluetooth keyboard support to on-screen keyboards designed specifically for different types of puzzles. Use your Apple Pencil or 3D Touch to quickly switch between "pen" and "pencil" input. If you're left-handed or color blind, you'll appreciate that we haven't ignored you. Plus, Puzzazz supports Split View and Slide Over, allowing you to Google a clue (or watch a movie.) while solving a puzzle. You can always see the complete puzzle, plus both Across and Down clues at the same time, no matter how you orient your device or which options you choose (like showing Answer Boxes). Puzzazz supports all of the tricks authors and editors like to use, like unusual grids or clues. You'll appreciate automatic clue and cross-reference highlighting, easy rebus (multiple letter) entry, and the built-in hinting (with smart hinting for cryptics). Take notes on a clue or mark a cell. Time yourself if you want (you can compare your times on the puzzle leaderboards). Rate puzzles you solve and see how your ratings compare with others'. Puzzazz's powerful puzzle engine makes it the best app for all types of puzzles, many previously available only on paper, Puzzle types include crosswords, cryptic and variety crosswords, acrostic, cryptogram, word, Sudoku, KenKen, logic, Mentagy, mystery puzzles, and many more. And check out the spectacular Year of Puzzles, Maze of Games, Cryptic All-Stars, and Variety Show. NYT Crossword subscription required.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.1

5.1 is even more awesomer! We rewrote our New York Times authentication system to work around changes to their server infrastructure which had blocked Puzzazz from automatically downloading your daily NYT puzzle (Note: you will need to sign in again). Plus:

The on-screen keyboard in Sudoku and KenKen now indicates when you've used up a number

The Library button provides quick access to all the ebooks you own

The Timer can now be cancelled if you start it by mistake (tap the Timer to pause, then Cancel)

Bug fixes

5.0 has FREE daily KenKen and Sudoku puzzles, Bluetooth keyboards, Apple Pencil, 3D Touch, Quick Actions, improved TouchWrite, Split Screen, Slide Over, Answer Boxes, fast rebus entry, puzzle status indicators, improved Leaderboard, puzzle ratings, Recently Opened list, improved Help and How to Solve guides, speed and memory usage improvements, improved downloads with status, squashed bugs, and more. And did we mention lots of new puzzle ebookskwscnmrk

Free daily KenKen and Sudoku puzzles, now with more than 100 puzzle ebooks available, including new "giant" crosswords and a variety of Sudoku and other logic puzzles

NYT Crossword subscribers will appreciate our streamlined configuration and downloading, and a new download status icon lets you check what's happening; we'll be adding support for additional third-party subscriptions in the future

Puzzazz is the first app to automatically switch between "pen" and "pencil" input modes based on how you write, with either an Apple Pencil or 3D Touch

One of the most requested features was support for Bluetooth keyboards, and you're going to love it, with great support for typing, keyboard shortcuts, and cursor keys, even in all the unusual puzzle types; enter multiple letters in a cell (a "rebus" entry) by typing "/", the letters you want, then Return

We improved the on-screen keyboard, adding a Rebus key where appropriate, and made some TouchWrite improvements (see Getting Started)

Another frequently requested feature was to not automatically advance when you finish entering a word--the option is now in the Settings menu

Return to ebooks you've been solving quickly using the new Recently Opened section

Use 3D Touch on your iPhone home screen to jump right into the NYT crossword or featured puzzle ebooks with new Quick Actions

Split View support lets you solve puzzles while Googling for help (or watching a movie!); as always, Puzzazz won't stop your music from playing while you're solving

Slide Over support lets you get puzzle help on the web without leaving Puzzazz

Optional Answer Boxes for Crosswords and other grid puzzles lets you see the answer letters for a clue right next to the clue, while still letting you see the entire puzzle grid and all clue sets (it's in the Settings menu)

Keep track of your progress with new puzzle progress indicators the Table of Contents

Rate puzzles you solve and compare ratings with those of other solvers (all puzzles, including downloaded puzzles, have ratings and a leaderboard)

A new "Good for Kids" section highlights ebooks that are particularly good for kids as young as pre-teens

The bug with downloaded puzzles disappearing has been fixed

If you have problems purchasing an ebook, please contact us.

If you really like Puzzazz, we have a favor to ask. If you've read this far, we're betting you really like Puzzazz :) We'd really appreciate it if you'd give Puzzazz a 5-star review in the App Store. If you don't think we've earned a 5-star review, please contact us and let us know what we can do to earn it. Reviews below 5 stars hurt us because we refuse to buy reviews or participate in review exchanges, so let us know what we need to do to make sure every review is 5 stars.

Thanks for using Puzzazz!

Apple Pencil requires iPad Pro

3D Touch requires iPhone 6s or newer

Split View requires iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4 or newer

Slide Over requires iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini 2 or newer


Release October 10, 2017
Date Added October 10, 2017
Version 5.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iPhone4, iPad2Wifi, iPad23G, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPadAir, iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro, iPadProCellular, iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE, iPhone7, iPhone7Plus, iPad611, iPad612, iPad71, iPad72, iPad73, iPad74


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