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Chuck the newspaper for Crosswords Light Android app

by Kate Currin

The free Crosswords Light for Android app brings good old-fashioned cross-wording fun into the palm of your hand, no pencil required. This puzzle app taps crosswords from a plethora of publishers, such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, the Onion A.V. Club, the Globe & Mail and many more. You can select which puzzle providers you prefer in the settings section of the app.

The puzzle interface is spectacular on this crossword app. It's easy to navigate, and totally intuitive. You can select the size of your keyboard by small, medium or large, based on your preference. There are several settings to choose from, including showing mistakes, sound effects, inverting errors and more.

Are you afraid to fill out hard-copy crosswords for fear of revealing your cluelessness to others? Never fear. Now you can play securely on your Android phone. And, this app gives you clues. You can reveal one letter at a time, or if you're struggling badly, reveal the whole puzzle.

Are you a super puzzle solver? Start an account online to create a user name and then post your high scores to each puzzle. And, if you love and master this light version, upgrade to the full version of Crosswords for Android in the Android marketplace for $9.99.