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Handmark Crossword 365

Handmark Crossword 365

Fall 2002 Software
Ages: 8 & Up
Manufacturer: Handmark, Inc.
Price: $14.99
Download Price: $14.99
Platform: Palm 05
Owners of Palm-compatible handhelds who are also crossword puzzle addicts are going to [four-letter word for "amour" that starts with "l"] this new release from the leading publisher of [seven-letter word for "traditional and popular" that starts and ends in a "c"] games and puzzles on those tiny portable computer screens. Every day you hotsync your handheld on your desktop, it automatically downloads a new crossword puzzle--up to 365 of them--and each remains in your handheld until its finished or deleted.

Enter letters and words via the graffiti screen or using the zoom feature. Need help? Get clues for a word by tapping on a square or dragging the stylus down the line. Tap the bottom of the screen the get a letter or two, or even a whole word if you're stumped.

Don Oldenburg   ©2002 Parents' Choice
A former writer and consumer columnist at The Washington Post for 22 years, Don Oldenburg is a freelance writer, editorial consultant and coauthor of "The Washington DC-Baltimore Dog Lovers Companion" (Avalon Travel). The father of three sons, he lives with them and wife, Ann, a writer at USA Today, in McLean, VA.

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