CRUX Crosswords by Rumination Software LLC (Universal)
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Released: Feb 16, 2011
Version: 1.5.2
Size: 30 MB
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CRUX Crosswords

Rumination Software LLC
[ This app is no longer available for download ]

CRUX brings you a beautiful, fun, and intuitive way to solve crossword puzzles on your iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Now with iCloud puzzle sync, iOS 6, and iPhone 5 (taller display) support!

[ Excellent! ] WIRED App Guide : "The best crossword app for the iPad"

[ 5 Stars! ] AppAdvice.com : "A Word Puzzler’s Delight"

[ 4½ Stars! ] PadGadget.com : "A highly polished crossword app with tons of features"

[ 4 Stars! ] TouchArcade.com : "Crossword Puzzles Have Never Looked This Good"

[ 4 Stars! ] TapMag.co.uk : "A well-developed crossword puzzler that should keep addicts happy."

CRUX presents the best crossword puzzles on the perfect platform for solving them. There are thousands of high-quality puzzles available for download from newspapers and other sources around the world. No matter if you're new to crosswords or a seasoned wordsmith, CRUX is great for everyone, and includes:

- Fifteen exclusive puzzles by accomplished puzzle author Andrew Ries, organized by Easier, Average, and Harder difficulty

- Multiple modes help you focus on what's important
-- "Intersecting" presents a mini-puzzle made from the selected entry and all crossing entries
-- "Incomplete" shows you only what's left
-- "Related" shows only the themed or otherwise related entries
- Related entries are automatically highlighted in all modes
- Swipe gestures for directly picking any across/down entry from the grid
- Enter letters as pen or pencil
- Enter multiple letters in a cell ("rebus" entry)
- Timer with pause feature
- Clear/check/reveal a cell, entry, or the entire puzzle
- View and sort downloaded puzzles by day, month, constructor, recently opened, etc.

- Support for multiple users sharing one iPad
- iPad "Home row" control layout lets you solve a puzzle fast without moving your hands
- iPad 3-speed directional pad for cell-by-cell navigation

CRUX currently supports the following US-style sources:

o American Values Club
o Aries XWord by Andrew J. Ries
- Chronicle of Higher Education
o CRooked Crosswords
o Crossword Nation by Liz Gorski
- Houston Chronicle
- Ink Well
- I Swear
- Jonesin'
- NY Times Classic
* NY Times Daily
* NY Times Monthly Bonus
- People Magazine
- Thinks.com
- Washington Post Daily
- Washington Post Puzzler
- Washington Post TV

And these UK-style sources:

• Globe And Mail Cryptic
• Globe And Mail Quick
• Independent Concise
• Independent Cryptic
• Manchester Evening News
• Sydney Morning Herald Cryptic (2002-2009)
• Sydney Morning Herald Quick (2002-2009)
+ Telegraph Cryptic
+ Telegraph General Knowledge
+ Telegraph General Knowledge Quick
+ Telegraph Quick
+ Telegraph Toughie

o These puzzles are available with a valid subscription. See the following for more information:
http://avxword.com
http://ariesxword.com
http://crookedcrosswords.com
http://xwordnation.com

* These puzzles are available with a NY Times Premium Crossword Membership. More information can be found here: http://www.nytimes.com/pages/crosswords

+ The Telegraph puzzles are available with an online subscription. 7-day free trial available at: http://puzzles.telegraph.co.uk/site/register_free_trial

AND FINALLY:

If anybody has questions or a suggestion on how to improve the app, then PLEASE let us know by sending email to:

crux.support@ruminationsoftware.com

We love feedback! Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to write us already.

What's new in version 1.5.2
iOS 8
Replace HTML clue markup with plaintext (e.g. ' to ') in clues for certain puzzles
Our verdict: Meh!
  • CRUX Crosswords is a poorly rated app (2.5-star).
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