Compact crosswords are similar to normal crosswords, but use lines instead of black squares to separate the words.Advantages of compact crosswords are:
• Grids contains many more words to find for a particular grid size, making it well suited for smaller screens, but great on tablets too• No wasting half the screen with black squares• Larger number of crossovers, like US style crosswords, more reward for finding the answers
Compact crossword grids look a little like mazes, and another name for this game is Word Maze.
• Each new grid is generated on-the-fly by the app, meaning unlimited games to play• Many 1000s of clues, both straight and general knowledge• You can zoom in & out of the grid, and move around, making it possible to play larger grids even on smaller screens• Can also generate grids using the more traditional British style grid, and Arrow Crosswords (Arrowords), where the clues are integrated into the grid• Very configurable game generator, allowing you to specify the grid size, grid type, clue types, difficulty of clues/answers and even the genre of general knowledge questions!• Ability to save and reload games, so several games can be played at the same time• Choose between US or UK English spellings• General knowledge questions tailored to your country (e.g. US, UK, Australia, Canada, etc.)• Allows you to generate crosswords tailored to your interests, ability, nationality and device size• Numerous aids in case you get stuck, e.g. validate word/letter, reveal word and even a built-in crossword solver to show potential matches• Possible to play with your choice of English, French, German and Dutch clues and answers