Dell Magazines Crosswords is a collection of 1,200 crossword puzzles from Dell Magazine and released as part of Sierra's Hoyle series. There is support for two players to compete head-to-head or work collaboratively. For competitive two-player games a turn time limited can be set at 30, 45 or 60 seconds. When playing alone options include the user of a timer and solving any letter, word or the whole puzzle. Three backgrounds are available (grape satin, lime or newspaper) and there is optional music. The game keeps statistics and solved clues can be marked. Puzzles come with six difficulty settings. The puzzles can also be printed.