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Simon & Schuster's 365 Crosswords

Simon & Schuster's 365 Crosswords

Posted February 23, 2009 at 3:00pm by iClarified
Simon & Schuster have announced its 365 Crosswords puzzle application for iPhone and iPod touch is available exclusively on the Apple App Store. 365 Crosswords bundles crossword software and a year's worth of puzzles in one simple download, allowing users to play anytime, anywhere without a subscription or the need for a daily download - unlike some other current crossword applications for which users must download new content from external sources every time they want a new puzzle. 365 Crosswords is filled with exclusive and challenging puzzles created by the best contemporary constructors of the genre, and edited by top puzzle master John M. Samson, creator of the Simon & Schuster Mega Crossword Puzzle Book series.

In 1924, Simon & Schuster published its first title, The Cross Word Puzzle Book. Not only was it the publisher's first release, it was the first collection of crossword puzzles ever published in book form, and became a huge bestselling phenomenon. Now, Simon & Schuster is pleased to bring its illustrious crossword puzzle program to new audiences in a digital format.

"365 Crosswords gives iPhone and iPod touch crossword fans an easy-to-use application that will provide many hours of entertainment," said Ellie Hirschhorn, executive vice president, chief digital officer of Simon & Schuster, Inc. "It's fitting that we are now bringing an important legacy from Simon & Schuster's publishing history to a mobile audience by making this best-in-class application and content available on the iPhone and iPod touch."

The application includes a variety of user-friendly features, including the capability to choose puzzles of varying levels of difficulty, and sort puzzles by author, title, or degree of completion. Users can solve puzzles in "pen" or "pencil" mode, and check or reveal answers by letter, word, or entire grid segments. Simon & Schuster plans to regularly update 365 Crosswords with seasonal and themed bonus puzzles.

The 365 Crosswords application is available for $4.99 from Apple's App Store on iPhone and iPod touch.

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