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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.

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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: Change to UK style

By GranpattiePlay » June 27th, 2017, 3:14 pm

dibaby1000 wrote:
Last week's (6-20-17) blog mentioned a changeover to the UK style grid of crosswords in August. I for one, am not a fan of these and prefer the US style. I would hate to give up my daily puzzle, and wish POGO would offer us the option or create a new category all together so those of us that don't like this coming format, have a choice. Am I the only one who feels this way?


I agree completely. I do think a choice between the two would be nice, so that those who are used to the other format will be more comfortable with the game.

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Crossword Cove • Change to UK style

By dibaby1000 » June 27th, 2017, 1:17 pm

Last week's (6-20-17) blog mentioned a changeover to the UK style grid of crosswords in August. I for one, am not a fan of these and prefer the US style. I would hate to give up my daily puzzle, and wish POGO would offer us the option or create a new category all together so those of us that don't like this coming format, have a choice. Am I the only one who feels this way?

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Crossword Cove • Re: Crossword Cove doesn't work with Firefox?

By DRHGOFORIT » June 27th, 2017, 11:44 am

Very frustrating I can't type letters in crossword cove or boggle bash 2 of my favorite games. Is there anything being done to fix this it has been going on for a couple weeks now. Please fix these games in all the years I have been on pogo this is the most frustrating thing since they changed boggle bash to have big delays in clicking the mouse. Got my typing skills fixed and now I can't type the letters.

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Crossword Cove • Re: crossword cove not loading

By Sardonyx14 » June 27th, 2017, 5:13 am

Reinstalled Flash just in case and voila! Got to do today's puzzle and Sunday's. I feel better.

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Crossword Cove • Re: crossword cove not loading

By Mod_Jada » June 26th, 2017, 11:23 pm

Sardonyx14 wrote:
Crossword Cove didn't work last Thursday, but it worked Friday so I was able to play that puzzle and the one before. Saturday was no problem, but Sunday it failed. When I help to report the bug, the compatibility scan told me Windows 10 was supported and Java wasn't installed, as if the version I have is invalid. No matter which browser I try, I get the same thing. :evil:


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

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Crossword Cove • Re: crossword cove not loading

By Sardonyx14 » June 26th, 2017, 11:16 pm

Crossword Cove didn't work last Thursday, but it worked Friday so I was able to play that puzzle and the one before. Saturday was no problem, but Sunday it failed. When I help to report the bug, the compatibility scan told me Windows 10 was supported and Java wasn't installed, as if the version I have is invalid. No matter which browser I try, I get the same thing. :evil:

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Crossword Cove • Re: can't type in Crossword Cove (Merged Thread)

By papasgirl515 » June 26th, 2017, 5:20 pm

...also here on the Crossword only. Win 10 IE or Firefox.....frustrating!

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Crossword Cove • Re: crossword cove not loading

By meowmix1003 » June 26th, 2017, 3:42 pm

I kept trying every day to get into Crossword Cove using different browsers but none worked. Couldn't type the letters. Yesterday, I went in with IE11 and it worked perfectly!! Works again today too. I didn't do anything that I know of except the usual cleaning of browsers, etc. So, keep trying. :)

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Crossword Cove • Re: can't use tabs and blinking lights

By CAGal1950 » June 25th, 2017, 5:37 pm

nickandissy wrote:
When I run your system information link through Edge it thinks I'm using google chrome. POGO? When I run it through IE11, everything looks right. IE11 seems to be working for crossword right now, but really wish I could use Edge.

That is just the way that scan works. It reads Edge as Chrome: 52.0.2743.116
If you use the scan on the Help page (Help above) it will read it as Edge: 15.15063
The issue may be with your settings.
I just tried Crossword cove and I had no trouble load or typing in my answers, using Edge.

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Crossword Cove • Re: crossword cove not loading

By tdx1946 » June 25th, 2017, 5:17 pm

Yes! I have been trying everything for 3 weeks trying to get into crossword cove! I took your suggestion and it worked! This is how I finally was able to get into the puzzle and complete it. First I had to use Internet Explorer browser. Then I had to select calendar and press on the date I wanted to play. It didn't work when I clicked on play today's game. I also tried doing this on my Edge browser, but it wouldn't work. In all, I had to reinstall my old browser: I.E. and then clicked on calendar. Thanks for the great suggestion. It's too bad there isn't a better fix so I could use my Edge browser.

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Crossword Cove • Re: can't use tabs and blinking lights

By nickandissy » June 25th, 2017, 4:08 pm

When I run your system information link through Edge it thinks I'm using google chrome. POGO? When I run it through IE11, everything looks right. IE11 seems to be working for crossword right now, but really wish I could use Edge.

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Crossword Cove • Re: can't use tabs and blinking lights

By Mod_Skratty » June 25th, 2017, 2:28 pm

It may be as simple as trying a different browser. Even if Pogo is able/willing to fiddle with coding to accommodate a problematic IE - and many sites are not - it may take some time. Giving another browser a try is something that puts the power in your hands.

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Crossword Cove • Re: can't use tabs and blinking lights

By JDe6652 » June 25th, 2017, 2:25 pm

this is so frustrating ever since the Microsoft download I cannot play any game that requires typing by using Microsoft Edge-all my settings are correct and adobe flash is working- if I go to Chrome I can play the Daily Crossword but Crossword Cove won't load- neither game loads in Explorer- I am also having the same issues with Celebrity Crossword in Facebook- all was well till Microsoft got involved- however Pogo needs to figure out something with the people that use Edge- it is not my computer as I took it to the Geek Squad at Best Buy :

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Crossword Cove • Re: can't use tabs and blinking lights

By Mod_Jada » June 25th, 2017, 1:16 am

You're welcome; enjoy your games. :)

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Crossword Cove • Re: can't use tabs and blinking lights

By thecannonmom » June 24th, 2017, 4:06 am

Thanks for the help. I was waiting for my computer-savvy sons to fix the settings, then logged on and POGO seems to have fixed it!

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