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Zynga's Crossword with Friends

At a glance

• It is the latest of Zynga's several multiplayer games, such as Words With Friends, Draw Something, Chess With Friends and Gems With Friends. Each game lets you pair with a friend or stranger online in competitive play.

• The game offers players a new crossword every day for free, with each day getting its own theme. For example, the crossword for Wednesday will have a throwback theme, while Friday's theme is all about sports. Zynga has also partnered with People magazine to launch a People Sunday crossword in the game. In addition to the free crossword, the app will have a number of bonus puzzles to solve via in-app purchases.

• Players try to solve each crossword faster than their buddies, with online leaderboards to show which person figured out first the answer for the clue - sci-fi movie; eight letters. Crosswords with Friends can even be played alongside Words with Friends, as players can flip back and forth between the two word games.

VERDICT: It's a great way to kill time. Enhance vocabulary.

Price: Free with in-app purchases

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