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Excalibur New York Times Touch Screen Crossword Puzzle Deluxe

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3.5 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews

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  • * 1,000 crossword puzzles from the famous columns of The New York Times!
  • * Big, easy-to-read screen shows puzzle and clues at the same time!
  • * Touch-screen technology and lightweight stylus makes it easy to use anywhere! Screen glows so you can play in the dark!
  • * Stylish metal case protects the computer
  • * Includes puzzles edited by Will Shortz.
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Product Description

The ultimate for the sophisticated crossword puzzle lover! Give or get the greatest crosswords --- 1,000 puzzles, all from the world-famous New York Times collection---in this luxurious, high-tech computer from Excalibur Electronics! No pencil, papers or books for you to carry. Its touch-sensitive screen works with a stylus, just like expensive PDSs. Slip this handheld computer into your pocket, bag or briefcase---you'll never notice the space it takes! Lighted, big screen makes it easy to read, even in the dark! An ultra-light metal housing protects your computer. Three levels of difficulty, from beginner to advanced. Automatic power-off feature saves batteries. Automatically solve letter, word or a whole puzzle with a tap of the stylus! Even keeps track of your time to complete a puzzle so you can compete against yourself or others. Requires 2 AAA batteries, not included. Enjoy the game!

Product Details

  • ASIN: B0001XE0IO
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 3.8 x 0.8 inches ; 11 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,838 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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Customer Reviews

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By OutlawPoet TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 21, 2005
I've wanted this for a while, but thought the price a bit high. I recently found it on sale and purchased it and I have to say, even at regular price, this is a fun item. I wasn't disappointed.

Even the easy puzzles can be a little bit of a challenge (it is definitely the NY Times). The mediums ones are great brainteasers. I haven't tried the Difficult ones yet!

Two warnings:

First, the system itself is very small. Great for travel (fits nicely into a small purse), but I imagine this would be very hard on older eyes. My father had a little difficulty seeing it and he's just middle-aged. I can't imagine how difficult this might be for the elderly!

Second, it doesn't mark which puzzles you've already done (or if it does, I haven't figured out how to do it). Each time you choose a puzzle, you choose from a numbered list. Would be nice if it either marked the ones you've done or had a random generator. (With 1,000 puzzles to choose from, I think choosing from the numbered list will eventually be a chore.)

Other than those two things, it's a great little machine. I'm taking it with me on my next vacation!
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I especially like this product for traveling and sitting in waiting rooms. My only complaint is that you have to hold it just right to see the puzzle clearly on the screen. It has a contrast adjustment, but it not very helpful. It also has a lighted screen option which is not very good either. A great improvement would be a screen with greater contrast.
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A really fun pastime, well presented with all sorts of concessions for people who are excellent at this sort of thing and for people who need lots of help.
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By Pegann on January 15, 2007
If you love crosswords you will love this handheld.Buy the case for easier handling.The touchscreen option is a lot easier than the button type crosswords.
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This is a pretty nice little game. It can keep you busy and help to pass the time. There are a lot of different puzzles, so you never play the same one twice. I only draw back that I have found to date is that depending on lighting the screen can be a little hard to see. Overall this is a fantastic little game.
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