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So You Think You Know Words Pro

by The Smyth Group, Inc.
Rated: All Ages
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (329 customer reviews)

Price: $1.99
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.31
  • bugfix for rating app

Product Details

  • ASIN: B007EFG61Q
  • Release Date: February 27, 2012
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (329 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,403 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • 500 puzzles!
  • Shake to shuffle letters
  • Turn on hints if you get stuck
  • Post to Facebook to get help from your friends

Product Description

If you like word games, you’re gonna love So You Think You Know Words! It’s the great new word game that’s truly all about words. Puzzles made by a New York Times Crossword Puzzle builder.

Playing is simple: find three answers for each clue. Take all the time you need – there’s no timer, no scorecard, and no penalty for wrong guesses. Sounds easy, right? Think again! There are some real zingers in there! A little like crossword puzzles, but without those fussy grids.

400 puzzles included in SYTYKW PRO!

Technical Details

  • Size: 847.6KB
  • Version: 1.31
  • Developed By: The Smyth Group, Inc.
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Open network sockets
    • Access information about networks
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.2
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 10 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
16 of 23 people found the following review helpful
I have never seen so many fake 5 star reviews solicited by a dev in any other app. One of their plants was even stupid enough to state right in the review that she was asked by her friend who developed the app to rate it from her Kindle!! (over on the free version of this app, where you will also find other reviews by friends intended to pad the ratings). When a dev has to pad the ratings up hoping to fool customers, it means even they do not think the app can survive on its own merits.

As far as the game goes, it really is ridiculously difficult to figure out three words of varying lengths based on a loosely defined (at best) category. Maternal type foods are tomato and holllandaise?? Are they kidding?? And the arm category would not recognize ulna, but instead, wing. The answers are not hard or for the more intellectually blessed, trust me. Has nothing to do with being SMART or having a superior vocabulary. Sometimes I found more appropriate words for the first word, but was not accepted because the creator had three OTHER words in mind. And the words are SO TOTALLY "OFF" for what you would "think" the category even is! You are not even told THAT!! You have to guess what the category is by the annoying cutesy titles. So if THAT is not known, how do know what category the words even belong to?

Also, I got a 1st word correct, had to leave the app for a few minutes, then went back to the puzzle and the first word was MISSING and ther were only 7 letters left to complete the other 2 words that added up to 12 letters! The UI is a little screwy. No mute button for the music in the is just dev laziness, as is not making the app go to the external SD card by default.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works well on Kindle Fire July 29, 2012
By Rick
Verified Purchase
On bad boy chefs I knew one the other two I had to google. Of the two I knew one but not the spelling. The other guy I didn't know at all. Navigation worked well.

There is a hint key that provides one letter of the answer. There is also a facebook ask your friends.

All and all a very good word game. From some reviews this game is not for everyone. If you like crossword puzzles you surely will like this game.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What can I say. Its HARD. July 29, 2012
By gsmithx
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This application is very fun, but sometimes difficult, as the catagory clues sometimes are not really helpful. Also, some of the puzzles are dated. Not a nick-at-nite fan? Tou may have some research to do...
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not An Easy Game April 20, 2012
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This game is NOT easy. The title of each puzzle takes figuring out even before you can start the puzzle. Examples: Duran Duran's Hunger (wolves), Carries ingredients (cosmo). I have played many word games, and I do like a challenge, but this game is just oddly and incredibly difficult. The developers seemed to want to make it extremely hard to guess the answers, and offer no hints (free ones anyway).

I don't like how the letters are randomly scattered across the board and you have to shake your device to scramble them. This is not how letters are viewed in the real world, and it makes it more difficult to figure out the puzzles. Also, you can't access the answers, and if you are not on Facebook, you have only the "hints" button for help (in actuality, no much help). I tried for a while to play this game, but ultimately deleted. Such a shame since I actually paid for it and didn't get it as a FAOTD...
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good App; Getting Better August 6, 2012
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I was having the same problems with this app that others had, but instead of writing a review about it, I emailed the devs. I learned that the issues have been fixed in an update that Amazon had yet to push. Comparing the app's version numbers on the Play Store and Amazon App Store confirmed this to be true.

All of the negativity shown towards the devs is unwarranted. They're good guys who took the time to personally respond to my concerns on a Sunday. And not only did the devs respond, but also the owner of the company himself. They're just a small shop who really care about getting a good quality app out there and are working hard to do so.

I had uninstalled it, but I will try it again when Amazon posts the new version. I think the devs have earned at least that much from me. Companies who actually care are too few and far between these days.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars decent enough August 7, 2012
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An interesting twist on the usual crossword and word puzzle games. Each group of puzzles has an overall theme, and each puzzle has a crossword-like clue that corresponds to the three words in the puzzle. Some are easy, some are easy when it dawns on you what the clue means, and some are just hard even when you know what the clue means. The "hint" feature is so-so, as all it does it reveal one letter in each of the words in the puzzle. The "ask a friend" thing seems kinda dumb and it gets in the way more than anything since i'll never use it.

Perfect? No.

Decent enough time-killer? Yes.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars glad to know there are fake 5-star reviews July 29, 2012
By lakes
I downloaded this when it first became the FAOTD and wondered why there were so many 5-star reviews so early. After wasting more time than I care to admit trying to play this junky app I was relieved to learn that many of the 5-star reviews are fake. That explains a lot because this app is truly terrible. Other reviewers have described very well what's wrong with it. I just want to add my 1-star vote for disreputable developers who post a half-baked app and then pad the reviews so people are fooled into downloading it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Need more. Fun
Published 1 month ago by JoAnn Stowell
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fun game!
Published 3 months ago by Lab monkey mom
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun!
Fun and yet it gets the brain working! I like the different categories. I definitely like that I can go back to the ones that I haven't finished, so that I can complete them. Read more
Published 8 months ago by TaComma
1.0 out of 5 stars stupid is the only word
I am fairly intelligent and this app just plain ducks. even the hard puzzles give you some idea on how to figure out the words and this app does nothing for that. Read more
Published 9 months ago by B. LaBarre
4.0 out of 5 stars Addictive
This fun game is free but frustrating... the Pro version gives you hints to get you out of difficulties! Kinda like cheating, but sometimes worth it to get the game going again. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Marius Gabriel
5.0 out of 5 stars Strains the brain!
VERY difficult. You will need to think outside the box for many answers and WAY outside the box for another large portion. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Tina
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for a road trip
kept me busy for hours. It was more fun to have some of my kids helping me. Good for road trip.
Published 12 months ago by Mom of 4
4.0 out of 5 stars Great brain workoit
Very simple, easy to use app. Huge selection of puzzles amd categories. I only wish there was a way to vet more honts w/o having to connect with friends on FB or pay. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Michelle Gale
5.0 out of 5 stars Laughing at awful reviews
I am amused at some of these awful reviews. Clearly many people simply don't understand it. Part of the puzzle is solving how the title relates to the answers. Read more
Published 14 months ago by J. Rud
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth it
I like word games a lot and the lite version kept my interest. I was enjoying the app so I purchased the pro version. Big mistake. Read more
Published 14 months ago by K. Hardzog
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