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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

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Crossword Cove • Re: Crossword Cove: Easy as Cake Badge Credit

By CAGal1950 » February 19th, 2017, 7:21 am

Thank you for posting the name of the Badge. Easy as Cake requires you to complete 4 NEW puzzle on Easy level.
So, I'll start with the obvious, are you playing on EASY?

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Crossword Cove • Crossword Cove: Easy as Cake Badge Credit

By StarThrower1950 » February 19th, 2017, 3:39 am

I've now played two games (not previously attempted) toward the Easy as Cake badge but I've not received badge credit for either one. I'm using Chrome browser which doesn't give me any problems, but I've only used it for one other badge in another game but had no problems then.

Anybody else had this problem? I'm about ready to choose a different badge! :oops:

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Crossword Cove • Re: No Extra Points

By carnation332 » February 14th, 2017, 2:35 pm

This used to happen to me about half the time I completed a puzzle. Try going back to the menu after you complete the grid, play saved puzzle, then hit done. Since I started doing that (assuming I had really completed the game), I've had no further problems.

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Crossword Cove • Re: No Extra Points

By caroleanne1215 » February 10th, 2017, 3:20 pm

Again, I received no bonus points!!!

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Crossword Cove • No Extra Points

By caroleanne1215 » February 6th, 2017, 2:29 pm

I didn't receive any extra points (Perfect Pen, etc.), Bonus Spin, nor Daily Challenge points!

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Crossword Cove • Re: Crossword Cove

By Mod_Jada » January 22nd, 2017, 9:33 am

What happens when you try to play?

What browser are you using?

Have you tried using a different browser to seer if you are able to play?

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Crossword Cove • Crossword Cove

By AlexPlyr807 » January 22nd, 2017, 5:58 am

I still cant play cross word cove why is that can you fix it

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Crossword Cove • Re: crossword for beginners

By kathiecrtt » January 18th, 2017, 10:05 am

When I first played this game I absolutely hated it. One day I decided to go ahead and try the daily challenge. I worked on the 'star' words first so I could use them. When I had all 4 complete I was surprised at how easy the rest of the puzzle was. This game helps to stimulate your brain. It's best to just relax and play. You will understand what I mean about how it gets your brain working. My most hated game turned out to be the first game I ranked out in. You might be surprised at how smart you really are lol...... :D

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Crossword Cove • Re: crossword for beginners

By CAGal1950 » January 16th, 2017, 3:16 pm

There isn't any difference in the actual puzzle itself between Easy, Normal and Hard. What makes the skill levels is that on Easy and Normal the correct word "sets". On Hard, is doesn't. Plus, you get 4 power ups to help you on Easy and 2 on Normal. There are none on Hard.
All I can suggest is do the best you can. Don't be afraid to use the Power ups and the Hint button. That is how you learn. Over time, you'll get better and it will be easier.

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Crossword Cove • crossword for beginners

By Kirk37k » January 16th, 2017, 2:52 pm

Is easy really easy?? I find it too difficult. How about one for beginners.

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Crossword Cove • Re: Daily Challenge

By nhrafan1972 » January 14th, 2017, 6:48 pm

I always play puzzles on Normal level. I completed the puzzle. I received credit for the daily challenge. In other words, you do not have to play on Easy to earn today's daily challenge.

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Crossword Cove • Re: Daily Challenge

By CAGal1950 » January 14th, 2017, 2:25 pm

BbRckmn2 wrote:
I resent having to play daily challenges on easier levels - should be able to get challenge on hard setting.

So replay a puzzle you've already solved on EASY. You don't even have to completely play it, just play two words with the Stars and submit the puzzle. Very simple. Not worth getting huffed about it.

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Crossword Cove • Re: Daily Challenge

By SusyQ151 » January 14th, 2017, 2:19 pm

BbRckmn2 wrote:
I resent having to play daily challenges on easier levels - should be able to get challenge on hard setting.


Daily Challenges are there IF a member wishes to complete them. You don't HAVE to.

The challenges I don't like I don't bother completing.

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Crossword Cove • Daily Challenge

By BbRckmn2 » January 14th, 2017, 2:17 pm

I resent having to play daily challenges on easier levels - should be able to get challenge on hard setting.

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Crossword Cove • Re: WEEKLY CHALLENGE

By Mod_Kyra » January 4th, 2017, 4:37 am

The criteria calls for using level Easy. Is that were yours is set?

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