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Zhenya BS: a pad for crosswords........? (21) RE: BS: a pad for crosswords........? 02 Aug 13

I do crosswords on an iPad using the Crux puzzle app. There are several free puzzle sources available from this app. New puzzles arrive daily for many sources, so it's unlikely someone would run out of free puzzles to do. For newspapers with premium content, like the NY Times, you can only access the puzzles if you have the premium subscription. I do have this for the NY Times. I just had to create a link one time, and now I can download the NY Times puzzles like any other puzzle on Crux. I believe the app. itself is $4.99. There was no additional charge to link to my NY Times puzzle subscription.

I tried a few other apps and ways of doing crosswords electronically, and for me, Crux proved to be the best one. As far as the NY Times subscription goes, it also gives access to the puzzles on the NYT website. You can print out the puzzles in pdf form there if you want, so they look just like they do in the newspaper. I mostly use the iPad to solve the puzzles, but sometimes a comment is included alerting you that you need to solve the puzzle on paper, due to an abnormal grid or some other issue. In that case, I just print out that particular puzzle. The Crux app. does allow you to put up to 5 letters in one box, which will accommodate some of the special puzzles that crop up now and then. There's no way to put symbols in, however.

I'm including some links if you want to learn more about Crux. By the way, I'm not trying to sell this over another app. It's just the one I use so it's the one I'm familiar with.



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