QuickAdvice: The Times Concise Crossword

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The Times Concise Crossword ($4.99) by Times Newspapers Limited for iPhone and iPod touch is a portable puzzle with 50 of the world’s finest crosswords with interactive features.

The Times Newspaper is a national institution in Great Britain and it is world famous for its crossword puzzle. The Times Concise Crossword is often revered as the most challenging of all crossword puzzles available in daily newspapers throughout the globe. There is something quintessentially British about The Times and this app definitely lives up to the hype.

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The interface is brilliant for an app in this genre and it is easy-to-use and allows you to keep track of and even time your progress on the puzzles. If you are new to crosswords or need a little help from time to time then the built in anagram solver is really useful and a great addition to the app. You can pencil in answers your not sure about to see how they work and if you are really struggling, although some may say this is cheating, you can reveal the answers you can’t figure out. Features include 50 classic puzzles from The Times, a swipe puzzle grid to see clues and if you need to quit the app suddenly it will automatically reopen at the puzzle you were last working on.

If you like this app but prefer your crosswords with a twist then why not try out The Times Cryptic Crossword available in the app store $6.99.