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Shortyz Crosswords for Android

By Robert "kebernet" Cooper Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Sep 23, 2013

Shortyz Crosswords rounds up some of the best, most challenging crosswords in print into one smooth package. It doesn't have an infinite number of puzzles, but it's constantly updating with new things to solve. If you just want to do your daily crossword on your smartphone or tablet, this is an awesome way to do it.

This app gives you about a dozen daily crosswords from sites like the "Los Angeles Times," "People," and "USA Today." There are some random crosswords from popular Web sites and some of the major weekly puzzles thrown in, too. You can organize them by date or source and exit out of them at any time. The app saves your place so you can always come back to where you left off. It also lets you see hints and errors as you make them, a nice touch for beginning puzzle solvers. Shortyz Crosswords includes a ton of navigation options, too. You can change what every scroll, tap, and touch of your phone's screen does. The crossword clue is smaller than you might want, but it shouldn't be too difficult for most people to read. That's the only negative thing we were able to find with this fun, engaging puzzle app.

Shortyz Crosswords gives you more crosswords than you have time for and it lets you breeze through them, thanks to an easy-to-use layout and multiple input features. It is the perfect app for new and old crossword fans alike.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.1.6

Emergency fix for the Los Angeles Times.


Release December 5, 2011
Date Added December 5, 2011
Version 3.1.6

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android, Android 2.3.3 - Android 2.3.7
Additional Requirements Compatible with 2.3.3 and above.


Total Downloads 739
Downloads Last Week 2
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Developer's Description

Shortyz is a crossword puzzle application that downloads a number of free puzzles, and with a paid subscription, the NYT.Circle +Shortyz on Google+!Recent changes:Emergency fix for the Los Angeles Times.Content rating: Medium Maturity
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