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Unolingo: Crosswords Without Clues
 
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Unolingo: Crosswords Without Clues

by Equazi Enterprises LLC
Platform: Android Rated: All Ages
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (554 customer reviews)

Price: $4.99
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.8.1
  • Minor bug fix update to go along with the release of Unolingo: Series 8.
  • Preparation for upcoming Game Center integration.

Product Details

  • ASIN: B006OOHVVC
  • Original Release Date: December 9, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (554 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,594 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Simple, original word puzzle for your Kindle Fire or Android device
  • Series 1 Puzzles: 160 puzzles offering hours of enjoyment
  • Unique hint and audit functions to help you solve the most difficult puzzles
  • Bonus puzzles accessible by inviting others to try Unolingo
  • Flexible design supports casual play, collaboration with friends, or time-based competition
  • Extensive performance statistics to monitor your progress and compare with others

Product Description
Unolingo
Unolingo
How quickly can you solve a Unolingo puzzle?

If you like crosswords, Sudoku, or word games like Scrabble, you'll love Unolingo. This word puzzle is fun for the daily commuter, the casual puzzler, or the serious word buff, and it's great for your Android device or Kindle Fire.

Word Up!

Every Unolingo puzzle is a 10 x 10 crossword without clues, with 26 empty squares that require the precise placement of each letter in the alphabet. Select from your choice of four difficulty levels, and use your word knowledge, reasoning, and deduction skills to complete the puzzle.

This release includes our original 20 introductory puzzles, plus 160 word puzzles guaranteed to keep you challenged and entertained for hours. Unolingo puzzles can generally be completed in five to 15 minutes--perfect for when you're on the go.

Features
  • Series 1 Puzzles: 160 puzzles offering hours of enjoyment
  • Unique hint and audit functions to help you solve the most difficult puzzles
  • Bonus puzzles accessible by sharing your scores and achievements on Facebook
  • Flexible design supports casual play, collaboration with friends, or time-based competition
  • Extensive performance statistics to monitor your progress and compare with others

Technical Details

  • Size: 2.4MB
  • Version: 1.8.1
  • Developed By: Equazi Enterprises LLC
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Open network sockets
    • Access information about networks
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.3
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 30 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
75 of 89 people found the following review helpful
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[NOTE: This replaced the AOL "Play" music player as Amazon's FAotD, which met a premature-yet-deserved demise.]

This is an interesting hybrid puzzle game, and at least isn't trying to take money directly inside the game.

The game is something akin to what you'd find if Sudoku and Scrabble had a baby. It is a nice time-killer and brain exerciser.

Now for the bad news:

* You don't get the full game unless you allow it to access your Facebook account AND you post your scores to FB. Obviously, if you don't use Facebook / don't have an account, then you can't get the additional levels.

* Do you REALLY want external apps to have access to your Facebook account?

* Network Access. Yes, I understand that parts of the game are enhanced by internet access. I want this app to ASK FIRST before accessing the network. Personally, I have no interest in those features.

* This is NOT a $5 application. Sorry, maybe $2.99, but that's as far as I'd ever go for this app, and that's with ALL the levels. Just my humble opinion.

[EDIT: corrected name of AOL's music player. I had incorrectly identified it as AOL Radio.]
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36 of 41 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars This is the same as CODEWORD July 16, 2013
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First off, the game description is that this is a new kind of crossword style of game. But, let me be clear, this is the game of CODEWORDS, which has been around for a very long time. I get 10-15 variety word puzzle games that can be found in just about every checkout around the world (popular publishers are PennyPress and Dell). So, I think it is safe to say that I have played this enough to know this isn't any kind of "new" game these devs have come up with on their own. Basically you are given what would look like a completed crossword puzzle, but any shared letters of words are deleted and you need to figure out what those are. you are not given any clues. let me also tell you that there are two different types of Codeword. one being that you use each letter once, and only once (so there are only 26 blank squares to fill in). another version is, obviously, each letter can be used in more than one location (in this version each letter corresponds with a number which is placed in the square so you can more easily figure out what letter to use where). This game if the first of those two versions.

Now, on to the review of the game. it starts out by letting you pick between 4 difficulty modes, ranging from 30-60 games in each mode. after playing the first game you are asked if you want to unlock a "free bonus puzzle" by posting your score to facebook. you have the option of clicking yes or no and also include with your answer to not be asked this again (which I certainly chose, because seriously who wants to spam all your friends with a stupid word puzzle score). you can change the settings by clicking on your devices menu/options icon (I'm using the kindle fire hd, so for me I had to click on the middle icon that is commonly described as the "notebook paper" icon).
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47 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun game difficult July 26, 2012
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Fun and difficult game. Get rid of the facebook nagging and you get a 5. I hate posting crap to facebook, this bugs me. Fix it.

Found out you can disable facebook. This should be default behavior, or ask me.
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26 of 31 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars why am I getting ads July 27, 2012
Verified Purchase
it seems like this game is sending ads to my notification menu... if I want an item I'll find it on Google.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
By TKO
Verified Purchase
Edit: Since this has come up as a free app of the day, I'm inspired to do an update.

The facebook integration I complained about did indeed get fixed, so now I can just enjoy the game without aggravation. And I've definitely been enjoying it! I'm still periodically working my way through the last few puzzles and replaying old ones I've forgotten, and I'm still enjoying the game. It's one of few game apps that's stayed on my phone for a full year. Even Angry Birds went by the wayside before this one did. So between that unexpected longevity and the improvements made since my first review, I'm upping my review to 5 stars.

Original review below:

I got this expecting something more like a crossword puzzle, but in this game you don't get clues other than a set of pre-placed letters. You fill in a set of A-Z letters to make a valid crossword with valid words. It's pretty fun, although it may be even more challenging for crossword afficionados since here knowing a bunch of obscure words just makes it harder (I am forever reminding myself that I need to choose the obvious words for each puzzle!).

The one thing I don't like about this is the facebook integration. It pops up a message asking me to post a score every time I complete a puzzle, but even when I decided I liked the game enough to say yes and let it post once in exchange for a puzzle, the darned thing timed out and wouldn't work. Frustrating! I've tried a few times since but it just doesn't work.

I'm not sure it's really worth $5 when I've had comparably fun games for $2.99 or even $.99, but it's definitely fun and worth a shot if you can get a better price somehow.
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32 of 40 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Requires Facebook for full access July 16, 2013
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Why a developer insists that we all join FB for full access is beyond me. The game would be pretty good if it did not have the strong FB ties. Join the Winklevie and get Scrabble...
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE THIS GAME!!
Fun and challenging!! Definitely worth it. It is a really good exercise for the brain..caution, it may be addictive to some!
Published 6 days ago by W. Maldonado
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun!
I've always loved word games like this.. this one reminds me of the paperback game of word fill games. This is always my go to game when I want something quick and entertaining.
Published 19 days ago by LazyRepoGirl
5.0 out of 5 stars My new favorite game
I love doing puzzles and these are great! If you like sudoku, crosswords, and other puzzles, this is for you.
Published 24 days ago by Jennifer Martin
3.0 out of 5 stars It's okay
There can be some challenges but most were pretty easy. I do read a lot and maybe that helped, but it wasn't real difficult for me.
Published 1 month ago by StillWater
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best
This game has to be one of my favorites. Use each letter once to complete the puzzle. Can be very challenging. Hints are available, but at a cost. Don't use them too much!
Published 1 month ago by D Nash
3.0 out of 5 stars expensive
Really enjoyed the level 4 puzzles and would gladly buy more if I could just buy the level pack that I play instead of 160 puzzles of which I would only get 30 of the kind I' m... Read more
Published 1 month ago by P. Mandell
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Game!
This is a fun game but also challenging. Love it!! It helps pass the time and keeps your brain working.
Published 2 months ago by Mizzycat
4.0 out of 5 stars Word Puzzles
This game is fun to play. It makes you think and gives me something to do at times. It's nice that it gives you hints when you make an error, before it tells you the answers.
Published 2 months ago by Lollipop
5.0 out of 5 stars Stimulating for the brain cells!
Great puzzles and keeps the brain engaged! Have fun and love the timing feature! This is my second in the series and I intend to enjoy all of them.
Published 2 months ago by Tootsie
4.0 out of 5 stars Unolingo
A crossword without clues? I was curious for sure and not disappointed! This game really makes you think and tests your vocabulary. Read more
Published 4 months ago by mercylullaby
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