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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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Crossword Cove Forum: Latest Posts

Here's the latest from Pogo members chatting in our Crossword Cove Forum where folks gather to make new friends, debate game tips, and share a joke or two. Register to join (it's free)!

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Crossword Cove • American crosswords

By Katz_House1 » January 17th, 2018, 1:04 am

I can't get used to the English/European style crosswords. I usually just get frustrated and I do crosswords for the challenge, not irritation. There is the "Daily Crossword" section but it is so "no frills" that it isn't a lot of fun either. In Crossword Cove it would be nice if we had the option of either style, European or American.

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Crossword Cove • Re: FAILING TO GIVE CREDIT FOR COMPLETED PUZZLES

By uuseruser » January 16th, 2018, 5:11 pm

Someone asked the question about the black checkmarks a while ago and the suggestion to remedy the situation was to click on a couple of the letters in the completed game before you check the "done" choice. It has worked for me--I have no explanation why. Good luck.

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Crossword Cove • Re: FAILING TO GIVE CREDIT FOR COMPLETED PUZZLES

By beingmagic » January 16th, 2018, 12:19 am

I have had that happen a few times. Generally if I go back in and open the puzzle and recheck the completed button that takes care of the problem.

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Crossword Cove • Re: FAILING TO GIVE CREDIT FOR COMPLETED PUZZLES

By livest0ck » January 15th, 2018, 2:27 pm

I just checked my calendar and noticed that as well.

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Crossword Cove • FAILING TO GIVE CREDIT FOR COMPLETED PUZZLES

By Petra1928 » January 13th, 2018, 4:44 pm

Why am finding black check marks on my calendar when I have completed each game everyday AND checked the scoreboard. It's just a game, but something is clearly amiss with Pogo's scoring.

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

By Qmaurine » January 12th, 2018, 4:56 am

Use "open with internet explorer" under the settings location.

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Crossword Cove • Re: Can't type in letters

By cajun0072000 » January 12th, 2018, 4:43 am

This worked! Thanks!

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

By AZMDGM31 » January 12th, 2018, 2:36 am

I have the same problem with my new Windows 10 computer. I downloaded Chrome and it works. Still won't work on Edge

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Crossword Cove • Re: Can't type in letters

By Qmaurine » January 12th, 2018, 2:06 am

If you are in windows 10, go up to the 3 dots in the top bar, click on it, choose "open in internet explorer". A new window will pop up. Sign in to POGO. You will be able to type in the letters. Hope this is clear--and good luck.

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Crossword Cove • Re: Can't type in letters

By kay1145 » January 11th, 2018, 11:50 pm

I am having this problem too. I also have Windows 10. I don't see why that should affect it. Too many glitches going on here.

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Crossword Cove • Re: Can't type in letters

By Geesebmps » January 11th, 2018, 11:36 pm

I have never had a problem typing in letters until I got a new computer with Windows 10. I cannot type in letters using Windows 10.

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Crossword Cove • Re: puzzles

By CAGal1950 » January 11th, 2018, 4:14 pm

dthurst2010 wrote:are you ever going back to real crossword puzzles?

When you post here you are only talking to other Pogo Members. NOT Pogo staff. If you are talking about Crossword Cove, Pogo Llama has said, in her recent Blog, that when there is something to report, she'll report it.

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Crossword Cove • puzzles

By dthurst2010 » January 11th, 2018, 3:55 pm

are you ever going back to real crossword puzzles?

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Crossword Cove • Re: Can't type in letters

By claudette37 » January 11th, 2018, 1:29 pm

I wish they would fix this game. This has been going on for MONTHS.

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Crossword Cove • Re: Not Loading

By Mod_Jada » January 9th, 2018, 8:10 am

Pelletiersr wrote:Pogo games are not loading!

What browser are you using?
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