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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: Game refuses to load/error message

By forgloria68 » May 24th, 2017, 12:54 am

I was having the same problem. Tried several times to load the game, with no success. This last time, the game DID load, but it took 3 or 4 minutes. Granted, I don't like waiting that long, but it worked. The game loaded and I had no problems playing.

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Crossword Cove • Re: Game refuses to load/error message

By Waleygator1 » May 23rd, 2017, 6:51 pm

I am experiencing the same problem. This same thing happened on Friday, May 12th. I've attempted to play that game again several times, but it won't load. I've cleaned my cache and ran diagnostics on my PC, but to no avail.

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Crossword Cove • Re: Game refuses to load/error message

By Mod_Jada » May 23rd, 2017, 12:57 am

Crossword Cove is a Flash game, not a Java game.

That message shows at the top of the Java games because it is a notification letting players know that Firefox, Chrome, and Microsoft Edge do not support Java.

You shouldn't be seeing that message when you go to Crossword Cove because it is a Flash based game.

The link below will show your system information. Copy and paste that information back here and someone will try to help:

System Information

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Crossword Cove • Game refuses to load/error message

By heartspuppy1 » May 23rd, 2017, 12:51 am

How do I change the settings for Java? Every time I try to load the game, it says Java is blocked. I get this message on Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge! I have tried to fix this issue but have the same problem across all 3 browsers! When is this issue going to be corrected? I am getting tired of having to constantly switch browsers to play this game! I have updated Java and Adobe Flash player. What other settings and I forgetting to check? Is anyone else having this issue? How have you corrected it? Any advice or assistance in solving this persistent issue is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,

Heartspuppy1

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Crossword Cove • Crossword Cove not loading

By lisaannwms7 » May 22nd, 2017, 4:18 pm

I am having the same issue. I have tried 3 different laptops and all of them will not load Crossword Cove. The error states: I should try clearing the cache and reloading the browser. All of this has been done several times without a solution. :cry:

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Crossword Cove • Re: Game fails to start

By tuliptyme4212 » May 19th, 2017, 11:17 am

ejaeg wrote:
Mod Jada, I have done all of those fixes and I still can not open the game regardless of which browser I use. Read another thread regarding the same problem and found that some people have been having the same problem for a month. Hopefully an actual fix can be discovered soon.


I just opened up the game and played it with no problems at all (Win 10, Firefox). This means it's not a site-wide problem that Pogo can easily fix on their end. It could be one small setting on your computer, browser, ISP, virus protection and/or any number of things that could be causing a glitch on your end. This make it difficult for Pogo to fix, as they can't get "into your computer" and see how it's set up.

Are you having problems with other games or just Crossword Cove? Have you run a program like CCleaner (free version) to clear away temp files, corrupted files, caches. If you use CCleaner, I would run their regular cleaning cycle as well as their registry scan cycle.

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Crossword Cove • Re: Game fails to start

By ejaeg » May 19th, 2017, 10:47 am

Mod Jada, I have done all of those fixes and I still can not open the game regardless of which browser I use. Read another thread regarding the same problem and found that some people have been having the same problem for a month. Hopefully an actual fix can be discovered soon.

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Crossword Cove • Re: Game fails to start

By Mod_Jada » May 19th, 2017, 12:42 am

ejaeg wrote:
I've been unable to start the game regardless of which browser I use (MS Edge, Win EXP 11, or Google Chrome). Edge and Chrome both get a message saying that I need to empty my Temporary Internet Files and re-open the browser, but it doesn't work. EXP 11 gets a message saying that I need to enable a pop-up but allowing the pop-up (either once or always) or ignoring it always ends with the game reloading and again asking me to enable a pop-up. I was able to play the game 24 hours ago just fine using Edge and this was after Windows 10 was updated to the latest version.


You want to click "Allow."

See the thread linked below. It will show you how to adjust your Flash Storage settings.
Follow the instructions about moving the slider to "unlimited".

Flash Player Manager

Also know that Flash games use a lot of resources which means that your Flash cache will fill up quickly.

Make sure you clear the Flash cache daily. Scroll down to "Clear Flash Cache" in the thread linked below:

Flash Player

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Crossword Cove • Re: Game fails to start

By dezelahsa » May 18th, 2017, 4:34 pm

I am having the exact same problem. I installed new Windows update again today. Still the same issue. I've taken all the suggestions posted so far with no solution.

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Crossword Cove • Game fails to start

By ejaeg » May 18th, 2017, 1:51 pm

I've been unable to start the game regardless of which browser I use (MS Edge, Win EXP 11, or Google Chrome). Edge and Chrome both get a message saying that I need to empty my Temporary Internet Files and re-open the browser, but it doesn't work. EXP 11 gets a message saying that I need to enable a pop-up but allowing the pop-up (either once or always) or ignoring it always ends with the game reloading and again asking me to enable a pop-up. I was able to play the game 24 hours ago just fine using Edge and this was after Windows 10 was updated to the latest version.

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Crossword Cove • Re: Crossword Cove & safari took away my badges

By Mod_Kyra » May 16th, 2017, 4:13 am

Both are showing up in your badge list under Quick Links, home page, under your mini. That's the reliable way to look. Try putting them on as your favorite badge; if you can do this, you have the badge.

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Crossword Cove • Crossword Cove & safari took away my badges

By peod4 » May 15th, 2017, 11:51 pm

I won both badges that showed in my albums on Saturday 13 then disappeared on Sunday night and Monday 15!!

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Crossword Cove • Re: Game won't open

By Mod_Jada » May 14th, 2017, 12:12 pm

You're welcome. :)

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Crossword Cove • Re: Game won't open

By katsmeow1968 » May 14th, 2017, 12:11 pm

Thank you, I can get the game up now.

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Crossword Cove • Re: Game won't open

By Mod_Jada » May 14th, 2017, 7:51 am

katsmeow1968 wrote:
anyone know how to find the Flash Player with Microsoft Edge? The normal way that I would find the control panel is different now.

Thanks!


At the bottom left of your screen you will see "Ask Me Anything" or "Search The Web and Windows" or "Type Here To Search."

Type Control Panel into that box. When you see it pop up, right click on it and choose "pin to taskbar."

You can also type Flash Player into that box. Click on it when you see the pop up.

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