Developer: Stand Alone, Inc.
Current Version: 1.01
Last Updated: 4 years ago
Download Size: 5.1 MB - Download
Play crossword puzzles right on your Mac. Each day many newspapers provide their crossword puzzles online; Crossword Light lets you solve a selection of what's out there; get hints, view clues, and track how quickly you're improving!
This is a light version of our Crosswords game. Try it out with 40 brand new puzzles included. If you like it, please try the full version!
• Gorgeous user interface
• Easy access to hints and additional websites
• Nearly unlimited puzzles from many different sites in the full version
Most Helpful Reviews
Good interface, difficult puzzles - Interface and graphics are great, nice to be able to navigate by either keyboard or mouse. Puzzles are quite difficult - haven't finished a single one successfully yet. Part of the problem is the clues are very vague, and there are a lot of multiple-word clues that are not specified as such, so you never know if the solution is one word, two words, a phrase, or an entire sentence. Some of the clues repeat across puzzles. Names of the puzzles don't seem to indicate any sort of theme or relation to the puzzle clues or answers. Good options such as clear errors, get hints, reveal letter/clue, etc. Good to sit down and noodle at for a while, but not really that satisfying if you can't solve the puzzles.
Misrepresentation, bait and switch - I worried for months about spending $10 for the Crosswords paid program for my iPhone 4. I finally committed to the expenditure when they offered me syncing of my work onto my computer, where I could continue my puzzles. In attempting to set up syncing, after several hours of work, I suspected something was wrong. Boy, was there! The Crosswords program does NOT sync with your computer. You cannot coordinate your puzzles with this program. It turns out you must buy a SECOND program for $20, and then those two programs can supposedly link. I thought $10 was a lot, but after the fact, this company believes that that is only a good start for expenses. Don't believe the advertising. Plan on buying everything. I'm very unhappy and have found StandAlone Inc to be disreputable.
More Reviews for Current Version
Good interface, best for pro - The interface and options are very good. It's one of the best crosswords programs I have seen on store. It may be tough for novice or beginners to play on this.
nope nope nope - too hard
They changed it. - I used to be able to see the numbers in the squares; now I can't without a magnifying glass. Also, your answers now appear in a light grayed-out effect. It was nice to be able to do the NY Times crossword on the computer, but I give up now. I'm not completely blind; my vision isn't the best, but I can read normal type just fine with glasses. This app on my 11" Mac just isn't working for me. There is a "zoom" function, but it only seems to make the app screen wider; the numbers do not become any easier to read. Just too frustrating.
Not a bad app - I like this app, overall. It gets my brain thinking, but some of the clues are poorly written and don't seem to have anything to do with the answer. You might want to work on that...
Have crossword puzzles changed? - Since when is IGETIT a 6 letter word for “Real funny…”??? Last I checked, I GET IT, are 3 separate words. This game is full of this kind of stupidity.