I’m a crossword puzzle fanatic. I even dropped my New York Times subscription recently in favor of nytimes.com’s annual puzzle subscription, and solve (or try to solve) most of the puzzles on my Mac. So finding Stand Alone’s $9.99 Crosswords app among the first batch of iPhone software on the App Store makes me happy.
The software can wirelessly download free puzzles from CrosSynergy, the New York Sun, the Wall Street Journal, The Onion, the Village Voice, and elsewhere. It also supports user names and passwords for secure crossword puzzle providers (such as the New York Times’ aforementioned Premium Crosswords).
An iPhone may not be an ideal tool for solving crossword puzzles, however, so I’ll reserve final judgment until I’ve had time to try it for a week or so.