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Good with words? Love free crossword puzzles? Then put your word game skills to the test in Crossword Cove - definitely not your average crossword puzzle. Choose from the daily selection of fun online crossword puzzles with a new puzzle daily or pick one of 90 free crossword puzzles at any time. In Crossword Cove, you’ll feel like you are on a tropical island solving puzzles while listening to tropical audio sounds and enjoying Crossword Cove’s beach imagery.


Crossword Puzzle Skills!
Choose your level from easy to hard and fill in words correctly from across or down clues.

Relaxing Play.
Turn off the timer - however, bonuses are awarded for solving puzzles quickly.

Out of Time?
Save partially completed crossword puzzles to finish later.

Calendar of Puzzles.
Ready for a new crossword puzzle? Choose from a our 3 month catalog of free crossword puzzles.

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Crossword Cove is a single player word game with a few special Pogo twists. The goal of the game is to fill in all of the words correctly based on the clues in the Across and Down lists.

Click on a square on the puzzle grid to select a clue. Click on the same square again to switch between the Across and Down clues, or press the Space Bar. Type in the answer using the keyboard; use Delete or Backspace to delete letters.

The Stars on the grid are Star Powerups; correctly answer the corresponding clue to collect the powerup, and it will be added to the Powerup Counter (the star with a number next to it). Click on the Powerup Counter to activate the powerup, and it will reveal the most common letters in the puzzle.

Click on the HINT button to see the answer in word-jumble form, and then reorder the letters to find the correct answer. In this word game, you receive half points for filling in an answer with Hint.

If you still can't figure out the answer from the hint, the HINT button will have changed to the SOLVE button, and you can click that to have the answer filled in automatically. You receive no points for filling in a word with Solve.

Click the blue EXPANDED CLUE LIST button for an expanded clue list which you can place on the screen wherever you prefer. You can switch the expanded clue list between a side-by-side and top-and-bottom view by clicking the ROTATE button.

When you complete a puzzle, or would simply like to give up, click the ALL DONE button. You can then click the SUBMIT button to score the puzzle, or click the CHECK ANSWERS button have the computer check your answers and reveal any mistakes to you. You can also click the CANCEL button to return to the puzzle without checking your answers.

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Here are some tips to make you a Crossword Cove winner!

Use the powerups as soon as you get them; the more of the puzzle you've filled in, the less help they will be.

Use Hint if you need a kick start to this word game puzzle; you'll lose a few points, but that one answer might help you answer many other clues.

Use the Expanded Clue List to get a better look at all the clues together; you can scan through them more easily and find the clues you can answer.

While everybody earns ranks in Pogo games, only Club Pogo members earn badges when they rank up! When you reach certain ranks, not only will Club Pogo members earn a new rank, but you'll also get a nifty badge to celebrate your accomplishment that you can display next to your name. See if you can be the first person on your block to earn these badges! (Please note that turning off your neighbor's electricity in order to be the first on your block is not condoned by Pogo.)

To find out more about the badges available for this game, please check out the Game Award book in Badge Central.

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Crossword Cove Forum: Latest Posts

Here's the latest from Pogo members chatting in our Crossword Cove Forum where folks gather to make new friends, debate game tips, and share a joke or two. Register to join (it's free)!

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Crossword Cove • Re: can't type in Crossword Cove (Merged Thread)

By ALonewolf99P » July 27th, 2017, 11:49 pm

{Removed by moderator. Re-posting removed content is a violation of Forum Rules.}

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Crossword Cove • Re: can't type in Crossword Cove (Merged Thread)

By DaleB853 » July 27th, 2017, 9:29 pm

Having the same problem all week. Has anyone come up with a fix? This is definitely a POGO problem. My wife did todays crossword on her laptop then signed into my account and got the Infamous "Cripes" message. :twisted:

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Crossword Cove • Re: can't type in Crossword Cove (Merged Thread)

By LOSTRIVERROAD » July 27th, 2017, 6:46 pm

can get to crossword but cant type the answers have cleared browsers etc can play all other games but the one I like

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Crossword Cove • Re: can't type in Crossword Cove (Merged Thread)

By jnhbro » July 27th, 2017, 4:32 pm

Tried in Edge -- Can't type letters. I cleared cache. Now it won't let me start a game. I tried IE11, it won't let me start a game. Very annoying.

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Crossword Cove • Re: Change in Format (MERGED THREAD)

By Eltesoro1 » July 27th, 2017, 1:33 pm

Earlier Pogo asked what we thought about this change...a large majority said we would not be happy about this change. Why ask if you are going to ignore us?

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Crossword Cove • Re: Change in Format (MERGED THREAD)

By day050797 » July 27th, 2017, 12:08 pm

Why can't the player make the choice as to wish format they want to use? Why one or the other? I work a puzzle every morning, I will miss it.

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Crossword Cove • Re: can't type in Crossword Cove (Merged Thread)

By Mytro » July 27th, 2017, 2:46 am

same here first got error message now won't let me type, it was like this yesterday as well. Funny thing is I tried under guest and was able to play it was slow in placing letters.......so I figured it was fixed...... signed in and no go!

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Crossword Cove • Re: Change in Format (MERGED THREAD)

By dpp1122 » July 26th, 2017, 9:38 pm

Why? Have people complained that the way it is might be too easy? Why not give us a choice?

I have played both ways.

I am yet another player that is not happy with the coming change in my crossword puzzles.

:( :o :shock: :( :o :shock: :( :o :shock: :( :o :shock: :( :o :shock: :( :o :shock:

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Crossword Cove • Re: can't type in Crossword Cove (Merged Thread)

By bootszoey » July 26th, 2017, 5:29 pm

This has been happening about twice a week for several weeks. Whatever crossword day it effects never gives you full credit or tokens, even if you go back to it as "saved" when you can finally get in. You have to start with that day's puzzle. Perhaps I missed it, but I have not seen any monitor comments about this (they usually tell the complainants whether POGO is working on it or the problem is elsewhere). This is frustrating to the max! I have tried every "fix" suggested but once you get "cripes!," forget about any credit for that day's puzzle. I hope this isn't going to be a constant like the problems with "Clues..."

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Crossword Cove • Re: can't type in Crossword Cove (Merged Thread)

By meowls » July 26th, 2017, 3:51 pm

I can't type in Crossword Cover either. I bought a new computer and every time I log on I get a different error message. Everything from game won't load to problem with outdated Flash. It can't be a full Cache because it happened right away on a brand new computer. All other games work fine.

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Crossword Cove • Re: Change in Format (MERGED THREAD)

By VeryVeryJoyful » July 26th, 2017, 2:21 pm

I concur wholeheartedly --- PLEASE DON'T change the format!!! ADD the new one, but KEEP THE OLD!

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Crossword Cove • Re: Change in Format (MERGED THREAD)

By CAGal1950 » July 26th, 2017, 1:12 pm

dartsngames wrote:
Please don't do it. The puzzles are hard enough. It will be impossible with the other style. I really despise that style and NEVER do crosswords in that style. I also wish we had more of a heads up to give us time to finish up badges before the change. 4 days isn't enough time.

Pogo did announce the change In Crossword Cove over a month ago in the June 13th Blog. And, again in Blog #33, June 18th.

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Crossword Cove • Re: Change in Format (MERGED THREAD)

By noell31366 » July 26th, 2017, 9:51 am

Hi, I happen to love the UK form of crossword. I never knew that it was specifically UK but have encountered many different forms of crossword puzzle layouts in crossword puzzle books (the giant ones) and always enjoyed them for the challenges they brought. I am looking forward to this change. After the 6 months can you make it so you can pick which style? Will you bring other styles into CC if this one is a success? I hope people like this change - change is good.

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Crossword Cove • Re: Change in Format (MERGED THREAD)

By jen222_4301 » July 26th, 2017, 6:22 am

I see I'm preaching to the choir here, but I can't even imagine what Pogo is thinking. "Let's take a popular game and use the less popular version." What?!? Why?!? I've played the U.K. version on Pogo U.K. Tried it a few times. Pretty much hated it. Never went back. For me, that is most of the fun of crosswords. It's filling in words to get "hints" for other words that I didn't know right off.

They can "wish" all they want that players will "give it a chance" (eye roll). Obviously myself and many others on this forum have tried the U.K style and don't like it.

I'm also mad we weren't given more time to finish the current U.S. crosswords. Because this is a game I will miss. I will rarely, if ever, play the AWFUL, AWFUL U.K. version. So obnoxious. Whatever.

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Crossword Cove • Re: Change in Format (MERGED THREAD)

By dartsngames » July 26th, 2017, 12:58 am

Please don't do it. The puzzles are hard enough. It will be impossible with the other style. I really despise that style and NEVER do crosswords in that style. I also wish we had more of a heads up to give us time to finish up badges before the change. 4 days isn't enough time.

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