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New York Times Crosswords - Nintendo DS

by Majesco
Nintendo DS
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews) 79 / 100

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  • Over 1,000 crossword puzzles -- use the Touch Screen & stylus to enter
  • Play Puzzle Me Quick for a fast word fix
  • Puzzle Week for extended play with progressive difficulty
  • Try Challenge Mode, with adjustable time and difficulty settings
  • Cooperative and competitive 2-player wireless

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  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000NDFFF4
  • Product Dimensions: 4.8 x 5.2 x 0.8 inches ; 3.2 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: May 22, 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,952 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

The New York Times Crosswords makes a perfect pairing: The intellectual challenge of the New York Times crossword puzzles & the stylus control of the Nintendo DS. Write your answers into each puzzle with the stylus or use a Touch Screen keyboard to enter letters. Various modes of play will challenge even the most savvy wordplay enthusiasts.

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47 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must-have for crossword fans June 2, 2007
By Mark P
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
It doesn't get much better than this. Not only do you get over 1000 New York Times crosswords, you also get a great interface and a variety of play modes.

For those who haven't tried Times crosswords before, there's a reason they're renowned-- fresh vocabulary and interesting clues. And don't be intimidated by their reputation. The difficulty varies depending on the day of the week and there are plenty of easier Monday and Tuesday puzzles for beginners as they work up to the later days of the week.

Besides a massive set of some of the best crosswords available, you get a great user interface too. The puzzles can be panned and zoomed, allowing you to fit either the entire grid or a small portion of it on the bottom screen. On the top screen, in large print, is the current clue and corresponding letter boxes. There are a number of ways to navigate around the puzzle using touch or button controls, making it easy to hop around. And best of all there's a small box on the touch screen for handwriting recognition (a pop-up keyboard is available too), allowing you to write in your answers with the stylus. The hand-writing recognition could be a little bit quicker, but other than that it functions beautifully.

There are plenty of play options too. You can pick out a crossword from any date among the several year span of puzzles in the game (roughly March 2004 to November 2006), you can play a Monday to Sunday week of randomly selected puzzles, and there are several wireless (not WFC internet) multiplayer options to play head-to-head or cooperatively with friends.

All in all this is a brilliantly executed and deep package of some of the best crossword puzzles on Earth. I consider it a must-have for any crossword fan.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quite simply a perfect game June 14, 2007
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The design of this game is perfect. It has the best handwriting recognition I have ever used. It is rare that I do not have a single recommendation on how to improve a game, but this is one such instance. I never thought doing a crossword electronically could be so intuitive. Even if you have only a passing interest in crosswords, this game is a must buy.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great game for crossword lovers August 29, 2007
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
This is a great addition to the DS collection of any crossword lover. True, if you don't enjoy crossword puzzles in the newspaper, you won't like them here either. And the New York Times crossword puzzles are quite a bit harder than what can be found in most newspapers, so be prepared for a challenge. That said, the simple, intuitive interface and easy navigation make this the best electronic crossword puzzle I've come across. Unfortunately, the lack of WiFi is fairly disappointing; it would be nice to work cooperatively with friends around the world in the same way you can work with friend in the same room. And while some people complain that there are only 1000 puzzles, I can't imagine finishing them all any time soon. 4/5 stars (would be 5/5 if it was WiFi capable).
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By The Pes
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I began playing crossword puzzles when I was interested in a girl at work. Mind you, I didn't play them because I liked them, but rather because she did. Well, as things of this nature go, she walked off with another guy while I was left standing with the puzzles.


It wasn't a total loss as I began to appreciate the complexities and the knowledge one has to possess to complete these crosswords.

In comes The New York Times Crosswords for the DS. This is a great representation of a traditional game that we all know and love. While to some this might seem like overkill of a pretty generic game, the DS handles this in a very bare bones manner--and this is just fine and welcomed in my opinion.

Lets face it, this is a crossword puzzle in digital form. We don't need flashy graphics. While this isn't a powerhouse game, the interface is very classy and easy to navigate; you wont confuse anyone with the menus or in-game controls, which is good because the target audience is probably in the older scale.

As far as controlling the game itself, it is as easy as jotting down a letter on the touch-pad. You can also use a virtual keyboard to fill in your answers, but overall, the easiest way is the touch-pad.

The game isn't for everyone and it isn't totally exciting, but what it lacks in action you gain in knowledge. What I like about crosswords, especially the tougher ones, is the drive to finishing them and in the process learning a few things here and there.

And while the in-game navigation and control are great, I wish they had place more emphasis on the save system. While you can save three different puzzles, you can't save three different ones in any one of the modes of play.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent idea and execution July 8, 2007
By P. Webb
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
The DS touch screen is put to great use in NYTIMES Crossword Puzzles, there aren't any really bad points to this game, other than the timing mode can be unforgiving and sometimes you can accidentaly hit the hint button because of its placement other than that though this game delivers on its promise, as others have said the handwriting recognition software adapts to your writing and improves as you play. Terrific skill level adaptability and the need to never erase or scratch out a pen mark make this a must own, I just wish I was faster at these puzzles!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars OK for crossword haters, can only imagine what a crossword lover would...
Do you like crossword puzzles? I don't. Despite that, I found the interface and experience of playing this game to be incredible. Do these games even work on the 3DS?
Published 5 months ago by ssteussy
5.0 out of 5 stars my favorite
the newspaper New York Times crossword puzzle is easiest on Monday and gets harder during the week.... Read more
Published on August 9, 2011 by francis guidry
5.0 out of 5 stars More challenging than Crosswords DS
Of all the Nintendo DS games I own this one ends up getting played the most. Mario Kart and Super Mario Bros and Brain Age are all good once in a while, but nothing beats a good... Read more
Published on December 7, 2010 by B. Wueste
5.0 out of 5 stars Nintendo DS New York Times Crossword - GREAT GAME!
I bought this game for my dad's 75th birthday, and he couldn't lay it down! It's really easy to play and has a large area to place your write in your letters. Read more
Published on October 2, 2010 by chicken little
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Game!
This game is great for the crossword junkie. The option to choose the level of difficulty is great! Very easily reads handwriting, even if extremely sloppy. Read more
Published on January 12, 2010 by Nicole L. Shay
5.0 out of 5 stars NYTC NINTENDO DS
Published on August 16, 2009 by D. Hayes
5.0 out of 5 stars Best crossword game yet
After picking up CrossworDS, I was mildly disappointed. Repetitive and unimaginative clues ('AAA, BBB, ..., DDD', so the answer is CCC, for example) made me lose interest quickly. Read more
Published on January 11, 2009 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game for crossword lovers!
I love the NY time crosswords. These are challenging and lots of fun. Very easy to maneuver around the grid (much better than Crossword DS). Read more
Published on January 10, 2009 by Mom-to-2
5.0 out of 5 stars NYT crosswords aren't easy!
I love this. The Sunday crosswords are of course the easiest. I can do Monday and Tuesday but I'm horrible after that. Read more
Published on September 6, 2008 by Pamela S
5.0 out of 5 stars Really Fun Word Play
I love words and playing New York Times Crosswords. It's really fun! It nearly always recognizes what I write in the box, which works well since the puzzles are timed. Read more
Published on August 22, 2008 by Sarah Vigil Swiger
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