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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 feature writer and consumer columnist at The Washington Post for 22 years, Don Oldenburg is the Director of Publications and Editor of the National Italian American Foundation, in Washington, D.C. He regularly reviews books for USA Today and is the coauthor of "The Washington DC-Baltimore Dog Lovers Companion" (Avalon Travel). The proud father of three sons, he lives with his journalist-author wife, Ann Oldenburg, in McLean, VA.

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