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1 stars out of 5
· 5/3/2014

Would be nice if I could actually connect to the game. I've had this app for a few months now, and in the last few days can't get a good connection. All my other apps work, as does the internet. Seriously, Microsoft? Get it together. An update: I don't even want to play this game anymore, yet alone use my Surface. The consistency is AWFUL. Why can't this connect to the server? Why when I hit "enter" to solve a word, there is a 10 second delay? This is a horrible game Microsoft. Frankly, I don't want to download anything from the store if they can't even put together a decent crossword. This sucks. Badly. Why does this game even exist? Does ANYONE maintain it? I can't even connect half the time, let alone play with someone else. Horrible.

4 stars out of 5
· 5/2/2014
Please don't discontinue this game!

This is the best crossword game on Windows. The UI is very easy to use on both keyboard and touch. I haven't found a better one and I have been looking. Please, please don't discontinue this game!!

4 stars out of 5
· 4/14/2014

Im addicted, already bought 50 puzzles 3x.

2 stars out of 5
· 3/25/2014
Great idea, app still buggy

App crashes often, logging in to the servers is difficult and the connection drops regularly. Love the concept so I hope these issues get fixed.

2 stars out of 5
· 3/4/2014
C.S.I. (Cannot Sign In)

Not the other CSI, but what is the point of having the account with games like this if you can't actually SIGN IN TO PLAY?! Not really one, right? Well, I've tried more that a million times to sign in but it isn't working. I don't want to play on "GUEST" mode if I have an account. Plus, I want to be able to get more puzzles but can't do that without LOGGING IN TO PAY! If I can't sign in, then it isn't really different from any other crossword. It's a great game and I like it, but seriously, can I please sign in?!

1 stars out of 5
· 1/17/2014
Not sure What's Up

I love this crossword game. Play it all the time. But over the last few weeks it keeps dropping the connection with the server and I can only play offline. So I lose all my saved games. Please, Please fix this!

2 stars out of 5
· 1/16/2014
Pretty, but poorly executed

A nice crossword app, with lots of functionality. When it works. I frequently encounter an inability to connect to game servers, which is required for basically anything to work. Absolute buzzkill and not acceptable. Also, internal pricing model is a bit expensive. I want to pull the trigger on premium mode but between server issues and price it's not happening.

2 stars out of 5
· 1/5/2014
Fun game, but too many bugs & connectivity issues

This is by far the best crossword puzzle game on Windows. I enjoy the casual nature and power up feature. I would gladly buy it, but the developer does not seem to be able to fix the connectivity issues. I constantly lose connections and the game freezes a lot when trying to validate a word. Too bad, because its a good game that just needs to be more stable.

2 stars out of 5
· 12/8/2013
Fun, but largely unstable and slow

Each time I finish playing the game, I need to go to Task Manager to end the Team Crossword process. If I don't do that, than the next time I launch/resume the game, it will freeze up, fail to connect to its online services, or literally freeze up my whole system... The mouse cursor stops responding, as do control-escape and control-alt-delete. A workaround that I've found is to put the laptop (Lenovo X220) into standby using its power button. Then resuming from standby brings me back to Windows 8.1. Other than that (!!!), it operates very slowly, but it's a fun game.

1 stars out of 5
· 12/4/2013

Although I've enjoyed crosswords puzzles before, I have been made an addict to Team Crosswords. Here I must fessup that I'm not very good at it, yet. Notwithstanding, Every time I login to XBOX, and play TC, there's always someone there (24/7) to challenge me, compete with me, and/or play as a team. Many other TC players invite me to join their teams, as if I constituted an asset to the group. Hope they're not using harsh epithets as they learn I leave much to be desired.

stars out of 5


  • Play puzzles on-line with friends or against random opponents.
  • Earn or purchase power-ups to help you solve harder clues.
  • Play in one of 3 different game modes depending on your level of experience
  • Earn Xbox achievements and compete against friends for the top position in the leaderboards.
  • Earn Tokens for word combos and other special feats, and then spend those in the shop on power-ups, game modes and more puzzles.
  • Build the best team and plan your moves to achieve the highest scores.
  • Play the free daily puzzle, or use your hard-earned tokens to purchase even more puzzles to play.
  • Stuck on a tough clue? Use the Bing! Button to search for possible answers in Casual Mode.
  • Online and Offline Play
  • Play with touch or with mouse and keyboard

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