Crosswords is an HTML5 application that lets you enjoy crossword puzzles from a number of online sources. It can also load puzzles in the popular Across Lite .PUZ format. Crosswords was originally written for Ubuntu, but it should work on any platform with a modern browser.
As an HTML5 application, Crosswords should run just about everywhere. The best way to get it depends on how you will be using it.
Crosswords is available through the official app store. Touch here on your Ubuntu device to view and install it from the app store scope.
You should be able to install this APK on any relatively recent version of Android. If you have problems, please let us know.
Download and extract this tar
to a location of your choosing. The included
crosswords script will
open a window with the app loaded. This script requires Python, GTK,
Alternatively, you can just open
www/index.html in your favorite
browser. Note that some of the puzzles will not be able to be
downloaded due to cross-origin restrictions. You may be able to work
around these by adjusting your browser’s settings.
You can try Crosswords right away in your browser—just click here. I’ve trimmed the source list down to those that will work under the cross-origin scripting restrictions in a web environment. To get the rest, you’ve got to download it yourself.
Crosswords is being developed on Github, so the easiest way to get it on your computer is to clone the git repository:
git clone https://github.com/rschroll/crosswords.git
If you’re not a git person, you can download Crosswords as a zip file.
Bugs are tracked on the Github issues page. Don’t be shy—I enjoy getting bug reports. It’s the best way for me to know that people are using my software.
Crosswords is copyright 2014-2015 by Robert Schroll and others. It is released under the GPL.