Solomon's Key for the NES was released in Japan on this day in 1986.

Crossword Puzzle games

Group Description

Games in which the player must fill in the words in a play grid according to the clues provided, which are either written clues or letters that have been filled in by guessing other words.

This group does not include Scrabble licensees or crossword-based variants of the game.

Trivia

Arthur Wynne, from Liverpool, England, created, what many consider, the first modern crossword puzzle. It was published in the New York World newspaper on December 21, 1913. It was called "Word-Cross". A few weeks later, due to a typesetting error, the name became "Cross-Word". [Source: Wikipedia]
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Selected Covers

Puzzler 1000 Crosswords Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Puzzler 1000 Crosswords
Cross & Word Games Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Cross & Word Games
Word Games Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Word Games
Crossword PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for Crossword
Crosswords & Word Games Windows 3.x Front Cover
Front cover for Crosswords & Word Games

Selected Screenshots

The start of the game. Using the three slider controls around the main window the player must navigate to the puzzle in order to start.
Screenshot from CyberSpace Crossword
This is the game's load screen. It disappears when the mouse button is clicked.
Screenshot from Puzzler 1000 Crosswords
Main menu
Screenshot from Coded X-Word
The title page/main menu/game launcher.
Screenshot from Cross & Word Games
The main menu
Screenshot from Word Games