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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 • not loading solution

By azbean47 » September 23rd, 2017, 4:02 pm

I've had good luck using the Pale Moon Browser with several games that wouldn't load on IE and Firefox.

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Crossword Cove • Still Can't Play

By klutzylady13 » September 23rd, 2017, 12:00 pm

I still can't play Crossword Cove. It loads but won't let me type. When I go back in and pick saved puzzle or calendar, it still gives me the "Cripes" message. It happens on all browsers (IE11, Edge, and Chrome). I tried downloading Firefox to see if it would play on that browser, but I got the same results. Why??? :(

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Crossword Cove • Re: I cannot open Crossword Cove

By newblueridge1372 » September 22nd, 2017, 1:46 pm

can only open crossword cove in chrome browser. Come on pogo, get it together.

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Crossword Cove • Re: I cannot open Crossword Cove

By Riebobby » September 21st, 2017, 1:42 pm

I can only play the game if I open AOL in Foxfire. This morning however it will not load. It will load in IE but I know I can't type in IE.

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Crossword Cove • Re: I cannot open Crossword Cove

By klutzylady13 » September 19th, 2017, 9:08 pm

I have tried IE11, Edge and Google Chrome. The game would not load. I get the "Cripes" message, but I have both Java and Flash, authorized pop-ups for Pogo.com, and cleared the cache again on all three browsers. I just keep getting the "Cripes" message and it is annoying. I can play other games on all three browsers, just not Crossword Cove. Also the scan keeps giving different messages on what is or is not working or is or is not supported.

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

By meowmix1003 » September 19th, 2017, 4:08 pm

I was playing the game just fine until Windows updated and then I couldn't type the letters. I use IE11. I went into my anti-virus maintenance program and it cleaned up everything. After that, I could play the game just fine on IE. Don't know what the clean-up involved but it solved the problem. :roll:

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

By bonsmama » September 19th, 2017, 12:24 am

I can't get it to work on Edge, but followed someone else's advice on Chrome and it worked. On the menu, choose calendar. Then click on a puzzle you have completed. After I typed in just one answer, success on Chrome. I had just updated Windows when this happened to me. I wonder if that is everyone's problem.

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

By LilacAngel1034 » September 18th, 2017, 6:46 pm

I cannot access Crossword Cove. The one time I was able to, I could not enter words. I have cleared my browser. I use the latest version of Edge. Fix it.

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

By Mairabella58 » September 18th, 2017, 5:57 pm

I spoke to someone in tech support on Sept 9th, 2017 when we were playing Crossword Cove for a weekly badge. I WAS NOT able to work the puzzle, because I couldn't load the game. I kept getting that POGO "Cripes" message. The tech also could not load the game in different browsers that he tried. As of today, Sept 18th, I still get the Cripes message. No one from Pogo has said anything about this! How can you complete a challenge if you cant play?

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

By Dave27446 » September 17th, 2017, 12:34 pm

For what it is worth - I could not type in Crossword Cove (CC) either. Here is my roundabout solution. I normally use Edge so I go the start page in CC. Up at the very top right of the screen you will see 3 "dots." Click on them and a menu appears - click on "Open with Internet Explorer." IMPORTANT - you will reach the Start page. Click on Start - Choose "CALENDAR" and then click on the date then new puzzle and it works for me.

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

By cjones326p » September 16th, 2017, 4:35 pm

I resorted to hint and solve for the puzzles. The same problem is also with Boggle Bash but you can use your mouse and it works, you just can't type on keyboard.

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Crossword Cove • Re: Operating System Not Supported

By Mod_Jada » September 15th, 2017, 8:26 pm

Fvrelentless wrote:
I also can not play


Some players are experiencing difficulty when using Internet Explorer or Edge for this game, so we suggest trying another supported browser such as Firefox or Chrome.

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Crossword Cove • Re: Operating System Not Supported

By Fvrelentless » September 15th, 2017, 1:44 pm

I also can not play

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

By p5g4D » September 15th, 2017, 5:07 am

Perhaps this could work for some of you having the loading/Crikes error. For a few weeks after the changes, I could play Crossword Cove and get credit. Suddenly this week I could not type in the puzzle (using Firefox). Tried IE and Edge, but kept getting the Crikes error. Out of frustration, I tried Firefox again and then went back to a puzzle I had successfully completed (i.e. last Sunday's) and replayed it no problem. Now I have been able to play Wednesday and Thursday puzzles (got no credit as POGO said I had already completed them, but at least I was able to get them off the "SAVED" list and get 'er done!). Best of luck everyone! :roll:

PS - Fingers crossed I can play the crossword successfully tomorrow morning! :D

UPDATE: It worked again today!!! Yippee!!!

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

By jshsmmmy9 » September 13th, 2017, 1:33 pm

Cant get letters on board this has been going on for quite a while

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