The New York Times has just released a new crosswords app for the iPhone and iPod touch. It is designed to closely mirror the print crossword experience, with a simple user interface and three different puzzle views. It features daily puzzles from the newspaper, 30 classic puzzles edited by Will Shortz, The Times’ Crossword editor, and an additional archive of more than 4,000 puzzles.
Other features include the ability to: - Send messages and compare your solve times with friends online. - Compete against top players via the online leader boards. - Listen to the in-game soundtrack or your favorite tunes from [Read More...]
Now you can play the same crossword puzzles published daily in The New York Times (NYT) on your BlackBerry.
With NYT Crosswords Daily, you can play the same puzzles that are published in the NYT. Subscribers get the daily NYT crossword puzzles as well as other features including live leader boards for solving times. Also includes access to over 4,000 archived puzzles, up to 30 classic puzzles and the latest news headlines from NYTimes.com.
NYT Crosswords Daily is a subscription product. You will be charged US$ 2.99 per [Read More...]
People of Lvov city in Ukraine decided to add a large attraction for the visitors of their city. An artistic project decided to place a giant 100 feet (30 meters) tall crossword puzzles at the wall of the one of a ten stories high apartment block.
One interesting detail about the design of the puzzle is that it looks like an empty crossword puzzle during the day-light, but at night when special lights are on the words in the crossword puzzle become visible with a lightly-glowing fluorescent color.
The questions for this crossword puzzle can be found at different [Read More...]
New York Times crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz plans to donate his collection of more than 20,000 puzzle books and magazines to Indiana University.
Shortz told the Indianapolis Star that he discussed the bequest with Indiana University library officials last spring, when he was in Bloomington to give the school’s commencement address. Will Shortz collection includes the first American crossword puzzle, printed in the now-defunct New York World in 1913. His oldest book is from 1543.
Will Shortz graduated from Indiana University in 1974, using the school’s Individualized Major Program to earn a degree in what he calls “enigmatology”, or the [Read More...]
Telegraph Media Group (TMG) has launched CluedUp, an interactive club on Telegraph.co.uk (TCUK) for the dedicated puzzler.
The new site will incorporate the Telegraph’s existing Crossword Society, now in its seventh year, and will offer an expanded and innovative online community with more than 10,000 members.
If you consider yourself a puzzle aficionado, CluedUp offers you the chance to compete for cash prizes and access the impressive archive of Telegraph crosswords. Each week, CluedUp will offer over fifty new puzzles, including the widely popular General Knowledge puzzle from The Daily Telegraph Saturday edition and the recently launched Toughie. The [Read More...]
CrosScan puzzles is a combination of crossword puzzles and word search puzzles, with the answers to crossword style clues to be found in a 15-square word search block.
Each puzzle has a theme, which is hidden through the use of many double meanings in the clues, and will gradually emerge as the puzzle is worked. Puns, humor, and red herring words which don’t fit the theme are included to add extra interest. An average puzzle includes between 40 and 50 words.
At the CrosScan website you can find some printable samples of CrosScan puzzles. Happy Puzzling!
You can’t spit on a ball if you’re a pitcher, but you can write on one if it’s The New York Times Crossword Puzzle Baseball. Edited by the legendary Will Shortz, head of the New York Times crossword and founder of the annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, this indelible baseball features countless questions on the game’s greatest slang, players and teams to show and broaden your knowledge of the national pastime. The questions and answers are included too, but don’t get caught stealing the latter. Ball is handmade and imported. Made in China and USA. Uncommon Knowledge: The first published [Read More...]