Released: Crossword Cove

July 28, 2009 · 270 comments

Crossword Cove ThumbnailCrossword Cove is here! We suggest reading the How to Play in order to learn the controls (for example you can switch from horizontal to vertical clues by hitting the spacebar).

This is a daily game, and the answers going back all the way to May 1st will be here (share it with your friends!):

If you have any hints or tips on this game, or if you’d just like to talk about it, feel free to post a comment below!

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1 Melissa July 28, 2009 at 8:56 am

I noticed that when I went out and then back into a room that my stats were reset and I was back at rank 0, even though I had done 2 puzzles and had gotten to rank 1. Has anybody else had this problem?

2 Lura July 28, 2009 at 9:04 am

Melissa: common problem on day one of a game’s release. Most likely the game will catch up with your progress in another session, or in some rare cases your progress is just lost. :(

3 Kelli July 28, 2009 at 9:08 am

Melissa I too had the same thing happen to me. Besides the usual glitches associated with a new game release…my favorite games list is wiped out and I can’t even re-do it because their function to make that list is no working at all. And I am none too happy that my favorite badge which was the huge lizard oddly called the super secret space whomp badge is no longer that lizard. Pogo never ceases to amaze me on their glitches!

4 sexyspongebobc July 28, 2009 at 9:11 am

i have not went back but the room i was in there were people saying the same thing. i worked on 3 puzzles hope its working when i get back later.I did the puzzles on easy. i used hint then solve, for the ones i did not know, like the long ones and completed the rest that I could. also when i needed only one letter for the answer I just typed every letter until i found the right one. I started with May so hoping to get caught up by before August comes lol. good luck e1

5 Jan July 28, 2009 at 9:16 am

guess i need a puzzle dictionary, this game aint easy by all means

6 Carolyn July 28, 2009 at 9:19 am

I have sometimes also had issues with stats on a new game, and have found that if i go back into the original room I was in then I get my stats back to where they were. I’ve also lost my lizard badge, same as Kelli :(

7 shelly July 28, 2009 at 9:52 am

I don’t have any hints or tips on this game as I haven’t tried it yet (leaving it for a day or 2 for the glitches to be ironed out) but I just wanted to say a great big heartfelt thanks to everyone who is sending in their screenshots. I really appreciate all the help you give because without you I would be lost. The same goes for the answer givers for trivial pursuit……thanks!

8 Candecane July 28, 2009 at 9:55 am

I was very excited to try the new game. I’m no expert by any means, so I thought I would start out on the Easy level and see how that went. Okay, are the people at POGO expert crossword champs or something? I can usually do about 3/4 of an easy puzzle, but I was stumped after just getting 2 or 3 of the answers. I don’t know what POGO’s idea of Easy is, but it certainly isn’t mine. I was really rather disappointed with it and it’s only the first day. The game itself worked just fine, I didn’t seem to have any problems with the game play, just figuring out the answers. I also was running out of time to play the puzzle and was wondering if anyone knows if there is a way to save what you have done so far and come back to it later, I didn’t see where that was an option.

9 Lura July 28, 2009 at 9:58 am

Hi Candecane: I think it automatically saves whatever you’ve done. I tested it out and closed the game window mid-game and came back a few minutes later and everything I’d filled in was still there.

In other news! The archive is filling out! I still need contributions for all of June and May (and the UK versions too!), if you’re working on the hard mode puzzles from May 1st on, please consider taking a screenshot and sharing them with the community. My email address is in the main post above. Thanks.

10 booboo July 28, 2009 at 10:15 am

If you need help with answers until the archive is finished, you can go to It is a good site for crossword puzzles. On another note, I have heard too many bitchin about lost ranks so staying put for now. Also… I hear Uk puzzles are different but have not tried yet has anyone else?

11 tigger July 28, 2009 at 10:17 am

this game bites honestly, what r they thinkin, easy level lol, ya right..easy for them, hard for everyone else..will play it when daily answers are posted

12 Sandy July 28, 2009 at 10:26 am

I too lost my rank progress after going out for awhile. It also said that I had a puzzle in progress. I had completed this puzzle and submitted it but had to do it all over again.

I do love this game. Most of pogo’s games are too easy. This is a challenge even on the easy level.

13 Angela July 28, 2009 at 10:27 am

How do you take a screen shot? And thanks sooo much!!!!

14 Lura July 28, 2009 at 10:37 am

Angela: So far, the submissions I have been getting were taken as follows (Windows users):

Complete the puzzle and check your answers to make sure they’re right.
Use your keyboard and hold down Alt and Print Screen (Prt Scr) at the same time.
Click on Start Menu, Run… then type in mspaint
Use Control-V to paste
Save as anything you’d like and mail it to me.

There are more detailed instructions and alternatives for taking screenshots here:

15 shelly July 28, 2009 at 10:39 am

Please excuse my bad manners Lura. My thanks extend to you too for doing all you do on this site. I visit it everyday, several times a day….lol

I have a couple of questions… booboo questioned….are the puzzles different on the UK site and if so could we do both sites and rank up more quicly like we do in Trivial Pursuit?

Also is there a bonus for playing every day like there is in TP?

One more….lol….the answers you are posting, are they for the puzzles on the US site? Usually I log in through the UK site and if the answers are for the US site I will log in there first.


16 Lura July 28, 2009 at 10:42 am

shelly: yes, the puzzles are different but I have been too busy just getting the US solutions up right now to figure out if doing both sides is beneficial. I assume it is. As far as a daily bonus, someone else is going to have to answer that for you, I’m up to my neck in crosswords over here. And yes, US answers are being posted now, UK later if I can get some submissions or if I magically find some free time and motivation. :)

I gotta say thanks to rockingtigger05 who is totally ROCKING the archives right now and sending in solution screenshots at a record pace. Way to go!

17 Angela July 28, 2009 at 11:02 am

Lura, I’ve got the Uk for today. Not sure how to get just the crossword square though.

18 Maxine July 28, 2009 at 11:04 am

Hi all….after reading here about losing your rank progress I went back to check and I have lost mine too!! So thanks for the info on that. I love the game although it is very challanging even on easy. One trick that helps is to do the words with stars first…that will give you a power-up…click on the power-up star right away..dont save them and they fill in letters on the puzzle for you..makes it much easier to start. Also there are hints for all the words so use that tool also. 1 puzzle asked for an author of a certain book so I just goggled it and found the answer.
Hope this helps some of you and thanks Lura for a great site…I come here often.

19 Dawnie July 28, 2009 at 11:09 am

Updated list of what is being submitted? I also sent in the answers to a puzzle but I don’t want to do ones that have already been done.

20 Bea July 28, 2009 at 11:10 am

I’m having a problem with the star powerups it say click on the power up counter. to activate. And i never see any stars on my puzzles any help appreciated.

21 Eve July 28, 2009 at 11:11 am

Lura, I know you are up to your ears in puzzles right now, but I would like to know if there is a difference in playing the hard level as opposed to the easy level. I think I saw somewhere on your site, that you said to play on hard level. I
I have a black check in one of the ones I played and the rest have a green check. I can’t figure out what that is for.
Thanks again for all the hard work you do for us.

22 Dawnie July 28, 2009 at 11:12 am

Alright kids I’m working on the week of June 16th……

23 shelly July 28, 2009 at 11:12 am

Hi Lura. Thanks for replying, I appreciate it.
I thought I’d ask as I didn’t want to sign in through UK side and panic that my answers didn’t match…lol

24 laurie July 28, 2009 at 11:15 am

i just want to say thanks for all you do on this site. I am trying to get all the answer for crossword cove and only some are in blue that i can get the answer other dates are there but no answer is it because its the first day…. I know you must be busy doing other things in your life besides pogo….. Again if it was not for this site i would be lost thank you thank you

25 Lura July 28, 2009 at 11:17 am

Laurie: the answers are not “in blue” yet because they’re not linked and not done yet. Waiting on submissions and trying to do other dates in between emails and posting. Busy day… check back in a few hours or a day or …just later.

Dawnie: the answers are pretty much posted as soon I as receive them:

Anyone want to take a week in July (anything but the last few), June (besides the 16th, thanks Dawnie) or May (besides the first)?

Eve: I’m not sure there’s a benefit to playing on HARD other than more tokens. Anyone else want to chime in on that?

Angela: no need to send in the square only — a screenshot of your whole window is fine (and I’ll keep your Pogo screennames a mystery to the public unless you specifically ask me to post them). Thanks!

26 Brenda July 28, 2009 at 11:18 am

While playing in Firefox > to finish the first puzzle on Pogo today, 07/28, I also opened Internet Explorer & Googled key word/s in clue.
Finished without hints & don’t lose points that way.
You could also open new tab in FF or IE instead of using both browsers.

I & others in room could barely see the numbers in grid. Needs to be fixed for me to play any more.

27 Bootsie July 28, 2009 at 11:20 am

Wtg I should of figured that you all would have the answers lol
I am curious however, after struggling for 30 mins on the easy puzzle
why would you want just the HARD? level the answers for easy is just the same for the Hard wouldnt you like to have screen shots period? i mean to help you get caught up? Just was wondering. You all do a great job with this site thanks so much!

28 Angela July 28, 2009 at 11:21 am

Great, Lura! Thanks and glad to help. I am going to say to all though that the ones I have done and saved, I used hint and solve almost every answer except for maybe 2 lol and still got 2500 tokens.

29 Tonya July 28, 2009 at 11:25 am

well i was at rank 3 and i left the room and came back and i am now back at rank 0 errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

30 Herself July 28, 2009 at 11:32 am

Helloo PEOPLE!!!

Hope everyone is well…THANK YOU for getting the answers up el-pronto LURA & ROCKINGTIGGER05 ROCK ON!!! I will try n help kick in sum answers latenights4me work good!!!
Had same trouble w/stats issue4 CC…I have done 10 puzzles (5 were the same LOL) left & came back~my stats say ZERO LMAO BUT my calendar is correct, guess that’s all that matters LOL

Geee…I sure hope POGO fixes that quick…YA THINK!?! LOL

Lura: I LOVE the new CC button under MPP Thank YOU!!!

Hey BEA:Are you playing on HARD? Coz HARD don’t give you any power-ups…just EASY&MEDIUM do. Hope it helps ;)

I’m off like my prom dress, headin2 get those NEW Pogo Mini Awards thanks4the heads up on that note…Hope you all have a great day, touch base later gators ;)

31 Lura July 28, 2009 at 11:33 am

Bootsie: you’re right. I just took a moment from the pile of screenshots I’m posting to check and it looks like the puzzle solutions are the same, no matter what mode you play on. I’ll edit all mentions of difficulty out. :) Thanks!

Jenn: well, if that’s the case, getting the archives caught up should be no problem… thanks!

32 Sandra July 28, 2009 at 11:36 am

Well, I finished 4 puzzles using your fantastic answers, BUT, there are definately things need ironing out in pogo. For one, I wasn’t awarded the tokens, and second, I reached rank three, it showed on my states, I started a new puzzle, now rank 0 again. hmmmmmmmmmmmm

33 Gecko July 28, 2009 at 11:38 am

I was a little bummed with the release – Pogo really didn’t do much but copy the other online crossword puzzles and add badges. 5 years ago I was doing xwords on my lunch breaks on a newspaper’s site and CC is no different. The brown color scheme does make the numbers hard to read for me too.

I had to look up the spellings of a few things and after Ms Netty’s comments this week basically saying no help, I wonder if that is considered a “cheat” by Pogo as well? Any thoughts?

34 Stacy July 28, 2009 at 11:42 am

I also have lost my stats. I even tried leaving and entering multiple rooms to no avail. I think I’ll wait till Pogo straightens this out with our stats.

35 EdC July 28, 2009 at 11:46 am

Oh boy another game that makes me feel stupid.
Big thanks to the players submitting their screen shots and to Lura for posting them ;)

36 Angela July 28, 2009 at 11:52 am

Hint and solve repeatedly does count toward rank… tried it twice.

37 playerpokermama4 July 28, 2009 at 11:54 am

love the game. thank you for answers. wouldnt be able to do it without them. i have stayed in the same room, afraid of losing stat progress. i have realized i havent been receiving any tokens. i hope all issues are quickly resolved. thanks again for all the hard work you do Lura. GREAT job to you and all your helpers today.

38 robin July 28, 2009 at 12:06 pm

hi there i got a problem on crossword cove . i was on rank 1 this moring i came on now my state was rake 0 is anyone have that problem please help me

39 Angela July 28, 2009 at 12:13 pm

Robin, read up, many have had the problem and it’s pretty normal for a new game.

40 Pogogirl July 28, 2009 at 12:18 pm

Hi, all! Thanks so much for this site, Lura, and thank you to everyone who answers questions on here.

I have two:

1. Is there anywhere in the game window where you can see your rank?
2. What is a “Perfect Pen” puzzle? One of the non-rank badges is “Complete 100 Perfect Pen puzzles.”

Many thanks!

41 robin July 28, 2009 at 12:22 pm

okay angela tyvm i thought it was my computer first i hope pogo will fix it soon

42 Mary July 28, 2009 at 12:22 pm

I would like to start by saying Thank YOU!!!!! to those who are getting answers posted. I like crosswords but would take for ever getting special badges. Kudo’s to the solvers. May I also say Rockingtiger05 You Rock!!!! Great Job and TYTYTYTY.

All will get the special badges with this kind of help. Have fun all


43 Angela July 28, 2009 at 12:38 pm

Not sure what a perfect pen puzzle is but I it is listed in your stats… will say how many. I am guessing no mistakes, but could be wrong.

44 dee July 28, 2009 at 12:45 pm

ty ty ty all for answers big ty to you lure

45 Bea July 28, 2009 at 12:46 pm

thanks HERSELF that helped.

46 Helen July 28, 2009 at 12:48 pm

Any help i can get from you i would appricate….Thanks

47 simone July 28, 2009 at 12:59 pm

Well, I have been anxiously awaiting this game since I’m an avid (in ink) crossword puzzler. I’ve completed 2 puzzles on Normal without using hints or powerups, and I was very pleased with the difficulty level. I’ll be attempting the Hard level next. Some of the answers are a bit obscure, however if you do crosswords, you know that they always have some peculiar twists to them, and each author has their own way of tweaking a puzzle grid.

All in all, for crossword enthusiasts, I give the game a BIG thumbs up. Now instead of the New York Times or L A Times, I can look forward to solving a daily Pogo puzzlem and earning some decent tokies in the process.

48 Jenn M July 28, 2009 at 11:27 am

I’m not sure if there is a benefit other than tokens for playing on hard, since you earn the rank by number of correct letters submitted at the end of the puzzle.

I did try this: I played the May 1st puzzle and only used the “hint” then “solve” button to answer the clues – surprising when I had “solved” all the clues and submitted the puzzle it counted towards the rank. Though … I was on the easy setting.

49 Kelli July 28, 2009 at 1:34 pm

So are the posted solved puzzles for hard difficulty or what?

50 usvickid4 July 28, 2009 at 1:44 pm

I was up to rank 3 before taking a break and came back to rank 0. All the puzzles are still marked as being done so unless Pogo fixes my ranks I will always be behind everyone else in ranks even after I do all the puzzles.

51 Lura July 28, 2009 at 1:48 pm

Kelli: as I posted earlier, it doesn’t matter what mode you play on, the answers/solutions are the same.

52 Judi July 28, 2009 at 1:58 pm

I got an idea. I, too, lost my stats and Pogo’s moronic “help” answer solved nothing. I wonder, when the game is fixed (lol) and they don’t restore our stats, if you can reset your stats, just start over and redo the puzzles that are shown as complete, so we can get credit. (I only had 4 – luckily I noticed the glitch and stopped.)

53 Judi July 28, 2009 at 2:04 pm

I tried to post a comment and it did not work. Story of my life today.

I wonder if, when the game gets straightened out (lol), if Pogo doesn’t give us back the credit for the puzzles we did, if we could reset our stats and start over.

54 John July 28, 2009 at 2:27 pm

Resetting the stats does nothing, it is still marked as completed on the calender.

55 DilBriJake July 28, 2009 at 2:31 pm

I also just tried to post and it didnt work :(

Just wanted to say before I forget – Lura,the puzzle you have posted for July 10th is the puzzle for July 11th :)

Thank you bunches Lura – and everyone helping – for all you do here!This is my #1 stop for all pogo info!

Have a good day everyone and continue not doing housework,like me LOL :)

56 karen July 28, 2009 at 2:32 pm

Losing ranks the game though…however just like lottso express i play for 10 mins and i completly freeze :(
Any suggestions about the freezing?

57 Lura July 28, 2009 at 2:33 pm

DilBriJake: nice catch! I got a few emails and comments about this in the whopping 3 minutes it was up. I fixed it — it was an error, we don’t have the one for the 10th posted yet. :)

Everyone: the site is getting slammed because of the Crossword Cove answers. Just have patience, I’ve got a note into my tech support about the speed issues and it should either resolve itself over time, or we’ll get it fixed on our end.

58 Melissa July 28, 2009 at 2:36 pm

If you look under new releases, crossword cove hasn’t appear above boggle. If my memory serves me correct, Pogo doesn’t officially “release” new games until Wednesdays anyways.

59 rak July 28, 2009 at 2:57 pm

It is listed on the front page, you don’t have to enter through the favorites & it doesn’t have a sneak peak warning, so it looks released to me ;)

60 Kat F. July 28, 2009 at 2:59 pm

Hi Everyone!!

Been away for awhile and I’ve missed everyone very much!! Of course I’ve still come to read all the posts, just haven’t said anything myself…long story. :(

Anywho…stoopid question coming!!!! WHY DO THE PUZZLES GO SO FAR BACK IN TIME WHEN THE GAME JUST CAME OUT?? I know it was in Beta Testing, so does this mean it isn’t going to be like TP–no daily Bonus Tokies?? I don’t see how it could be. Seems like Pogo is going to use ALL the puzzles they had even in Beta Testing too, lol lol Ya think??

To that thought, I say—- YIKES!! How LONG is it gonna take to get caught up!! Would you rank out by the time you finished just what was available?? Is it possible?? There are ALOT of puzzles already!

Plus, I just REALLY, TRULY, ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY, HATE CROSSWORD PUZZLES!!! ROFL (They will show me how dumb I am from the first word!!)

Thank goodness you will have the answers IF I decide to try a few puzzles!! IF, I said (quivering in my socks). All of the comments have me shaking and wondering if I should even open the game window!!

Should I work up the courage, will let you know, lol lol Might not tell you my score, lol

Thanks AGAIN so much, Lura for all that you do to make our experience at Pogo much more fun and rewarding….and all the players who are helping out with answers, suggestions, tips and news.

Have a GREAT and peaceful day! :)

(((HUGS))) for all,

Kat F.

61 terri July 28, 2009 at 3:00 pm

do you get credit or spins if you use the answers from here? I did 3 puzzles and only got credit for the one I did myself..

62 Lura July 28, 2009 at 3:27 pm

terri: that’s a problem that Pogo always has on the day of release — sometimes progress doesn’t count. It has nothing to do with where you get your answers or if you figure it yourself.

63 Jennifer July 28, 2009 at 3:28 pm

Im just gonna take the time to give a BIG SHOUT OUT…..

Lura and to all the others that have provided the answers to ALL the puzzles so far….

Again “unconditional” comes to mind, because youre on here posting to our little hearts content as if we think you have nothing else to do….like enjoy the game yourself <:-)…


64 Lura July 28, 2009 at 3:33 pm

Jennifer: thanks, and I know everyone who’s been working hard to send in their screenshots today appreciates your thanks too.

All of July (at least on the US side) is done and I really need to walk away from the computer and relax for a few hours. If you’re currently working on sending in answers and are worried about duplicating someone else’s efforts, take a break now too (you deserve it!). Anything that’s sent in from now until later this evening won’t be posted until I return later. /falls over

In the meantime, get caught up on some of your puzzles:


65 bubba0409 July 28, 2009 at 3:42 pm

Hey everyone. I flipped through all the comments and didnt see anything about the timer. Is it better with timer or without. Not sure but I used timer on UK and it seemed I got less tokies. Hmmm. Anyone know?

66 kellie July 28, 2009 at 3:50 pm

i have notice that after i leave the room that i am in it gives me the tokens i won but while i am doing the puzzles it will not give them to me .gl e1 AND I DO HAVE TO SAY LURA YOU ARE DOING A GREAT JOB AND EVERYONE ELSE AND ANYONE ELSE THAT IS PUTTING UP ANSWERS lura hope you are relaxing on your break you need it !!!!!!

67 EvilQueen July 28, 2009 at 4:04 pm

Wanted to say thank you to all who are helping get the answers and Lura as well for all the work of getting those answers up for us. Thanks a million all of you!!!

68 Melissa July 28, 2009 at 4:08 pm

why can’t pogo just take the game down until the game is working? Now when I enter the words, I don’t get credit for them and I have to do the puzzle a second in order to get the words to get credit for solving them. Fix the damn game before you release it and make sure everything. I wish they would delay a game and make sure nothing is wrong with it before they release rather than a game that has plenty of glitches when it is first released. Its very annoying and very frustrating. I don’t recall lottso express having any of these sorts of problems when it came out a few months ago.

69 Deborah July 28, 2009 at 4:31 pm

This game is fun. But, I had nearly completed a crossword when the window closed. A box came up saying I couldn’t play this game!

I found Google and a dictionary site useful.

70 Melissa July 28, 2009 at 4:53 pm

i have played four puzzles and have only gotten credit for one! Why can’t pogo take the game down and fix it so nobody has problems?

71 Mary July 28, 2009 at 5:00 pm

I see the archives are moving right along, great job. Is any one aware it goes back to April? I could do some but I have not a clue as to how to send a screenshot. They usually take me about 15 to 20 mins to complete one. I wouldn’t mind helping out, but as I said, I can copy paste but dont know how to transfer screenshots. Gl to every one. Have fun all

72 Cleo July 28, 2009 at 5:00 pm

this is great for solving puzzles for now good luck with your games

73 tripsqkr July 28, 2009 at 5:06 pm

Just from what I noticed in doing the first couple of puzzles, you get an extra 200 tokies for doing the puzzle on the current day. It shows up in the total tokens breakdown after finishing the game. :o)

74 Tim July 28, 2009 at 5:10 pm

Ya I was excited about this game looking at the screens shots. Play wise it seems to be a bit of a dud. I dont think it helps the game when it appears to be made for crossword champions even on easy. A big turn off for me, I have seen a few others typing in chat about it being too hard and I agree with them. I like the good work your doing and keep it up. I only played one game so far and got about 8 words correct, the others I had it solve for me.

75 tripsqkr July 28, 2009 at 5:12 pm

To bubba0409, you get bonus tokens for using the timer, solving puzzle in less than 15 minutes. I think there is a badge for so many puzzles under 15 as well, I forget how many.

76 Lura July 28, 2009 at 5:12 pm

Mary: please tell me you’re kidding about the archives going back to April. Well, I guess you could mean that the archives are for May, June, and July which we’re working on, but April is greyed out right?

I’m back from my “break” — the sky opened up over here and it started pouring rain on me! I’ll be back-posting the archives again soon. Once I get caught up, I’ll make another post with an update of what dates we’re still missing. Thanks again to all of my helpers so far!

77 shelly July 28, 2009 at 5:23 pm

KatF….you asked **Would you rank out by the time you finished just what was available?? Is it possible??**

From what I have read elsewhere doing all the puzzles they have put up today will take you to rank 19.
No-one has posted yet whether or not doing both US and UK sites rank you up doubly fast like Trivial Pursuit does so I don’t know if doing both sites helps or not.
Also I have read that to get rank 50 you need to place 200,000 correct letters.


78 Melissa July 28, 2009 at 5:38 pm

does anybody have an idea if the problems that I have been experiencing have been fixed or if there is a way of contacting the people at pogo to get the issues that I am having addressed?

79 amie July 28, 2009 at 5:42 pm

you so so so ROCK i suck at crosswords and would have never been able to play this game…you are the first site i check every day before i go to pogo love how you stay on top of things…THIS SITE ROCKS AND I TELL ALL MY FRIENDS ABOUT YOU…………..

80 Genevieve July 28, 2009 at 5:55 pm

Good Afternoon, I just want to send my sincere appreciation to Lura and everyone that is helping with Crossword Cove, it means so much to me that all of you are extending yourselves this way. Thank You again from the bottom of my heart.

81 Lura July 28, 2009 at 5:55 pm

Melissa: you could probably try contacting Pogo support. Sometimes they have what I refer to as ‘moments of clarity’ and they are actually pretty adept at solving problems. It’s a crapshoot though, they may just tell you to upgrade Java or clear your Java cache no matter what problem you’re having. With that said, check their Help section first (there’s nothing there now, though), they always list current known issues on the main page there.

82 Sarah July 28, 2009 at 6:28 pm

I like the new Crossword Cove game (and once all the glitches are fixed it will be even better). Thank you very much to Lura and all those helping with the answers. It’s very much appreciated. It’s a busy day here today, but tomorrow if I have some free time I may be able to help with the archives if help is still needed.

83 just me July 28, 2009 at 6:48 pm

ss lura, i tryed to take a snap shot but i couldn’t figure it out, but ty all very much for all your answers, and i also lost 3 ranks, but now it seems to be ok and i didn’t get my ranks back either

84 plyrruffrider72 July 28, 2009 at 7:06 pm

Hi…noticed I’ve done today’s puzzle and a couple from the day before and haven’t gotten any tokens. I hit submit, got a jackpot spin and my total didn’t go up even with jackpot. All I seen was the summary of how many won, the time it took and jackpot spin total. Even noticed like others who e mailed, token total didn’t increase either. Hopefully, Pogo takes the game to work out the bugs so we gets proper amount of tokens earned. Otherwise, game is worth playing.

85 tigger July 28, 2009 at 7:23 pm

kudos to u lura and all that are gettin our answers up, u guys rock!and ty for a wonderful site!

86 Melissa July 28, 2009 at 7:29 pm

I have contacted pogo support and they won’t fix the game! I want it fixed now so I can play now! I am sorry for acting like a petulant child, but I have had nothing but problems with the game and I really want to play. I have tried everything people have suggested and nothing is working. I am really frustrated and I am feeling like Pogo support doesn’t care that I am having a lot of problems with the game.

I also don’t think that using an anagrammer site to help out games like word whop and qwerty and scrabble are cheats, despite what ms. netiquette may say. No matter how much I play those games without that sort of help, I will never rank up and therefore enjoy the games as much.

I am so tired of people saying that I need to leave the room and come back or that I need to do this or that and then trying to explain to them that the suggestions don’t work. I just want the damn game to work properly!!!!

87 Melissa July 28, 2009 at 7:30 pm

I am so frustrated I want to chuck my computer at the wall at the moment.

88 Jan July 28, 2009 at 7:54 pm

I just played a whole puzzle and it took me an hr to do it and went back in and i list the whole puzzle

89 Jenny July 28, 2009 at 8:23 pm

well i finished a months worth and received no badge guess there is aglitch.

90 Melissa July 28, 2009 at 8:28 pm

why is nobody acknowledging how frustrated I am? I have tried playing this game and pogo has done nothing!!!!!!!!!!! I want it fixed now! I don’t want to wait 12 hours. I want to play the game like a lot of people and not have any problems. I wish pogo would have shut down the site at around noon pacific to fix the problems. I don’t understand how they can’t understand what sort of problems people are having and then not fix them. I have done everything to make sure that the game works and then it doesn’t.

My policy is this: don’t release a game until everything is okay and there are no glitches whatsoever. I understand that sometimes glitches don’t show up until a large group of people play a game, but shouldn’t they figure out that there may be some sort of problems and try to correct them as soon as they crop up and not leave them alone?

I am sure there are people at Pogo who are trying to figure out what is going on and probably trying to figure out what the problems are, but couldn’t they just shut the game down until the problems are fixed? I realize that they don’t want to do this, especially in the middle of the day, but I think that if they do shut the game down once people are starting to complain about glitches in the game, they would probably not suffer a huge public relations disaster. And to think there was talk of minigolf madness being released today.

91 Jenny July 28, 2009 at 8:37 pm

how do you contact pogo

92 Lura July 28, 2009 at 8:44 pm

Jenny: click on Help in the upper right hand corner of the Pogo site. There is an Email Us link on the left sidebar of that page. Good luck!

93 Gnomes July 28, 2009 at 8:44 pm

well I use this site quite often and I appreciate all the work that goes into it. i would say pogo needs to fix it. I too have had my stats gone but i have played it today and get no tokens or rank now at all. i have gone out and back in. I would like to say a big THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK . I have recommended this site to quite a few friends.

94 Penny July 28, 2009 at 8:51 pm

Just want to thank you Lura and others whom are helping her out.What a god send you all are.
You get credit for both the US and UK puzzles…just goes to your rank.
And i finished all of July so far and am at rank 10 and got a badge.
I haven’t had any problems so far.
TY TY TY so much,

95 pogofan July 28, 2009 at 8:55 pm

I’ve played this, love it, I did hang in there until I had the word nerd badge — my stats did leave me went back into the same room they came right back – glta

96 Melissa July 28, 2009 at 9:05 pm

is anybody else having problems? I haven’t checked in a couple of hours (I am afraid I still am and am nervous about going back in) and am getting really frustrated about the fact that Pogo hasn’t fixed the problem.

97 Gnomes July 28, 2009 at 9:14 pm

i just talked with someone on pogo and i have to email all my stats with my screen names to get it fixed how rude

98 Lura July 28, 2009 at 9:15 pm

Melissa: is your problem just that the game isn’t counting your progress towards ranks and that it’s not awarding tokens? A few other people mentioned that issue too. The tokens seem to be awarded when you close the window and exit the session, I think. As far as the ranks go, all I can say is that it’s typical release-day behavior from Pogo’s newest game. All you can do is submit a help ticket and wait, unfortunately. I totally feel your frustration, but I can tell you that what you’re experiencing will probably be fixed within a few days.

99 Gnomes July 28, 2009 at 9:18 pm

this is what i have to email pogo lol hopefully they will have it fixed soon

Played: 2 Puzzles
Completed: 2 Puzzles
Biggest Win: 0
Highest Score: 0
Puzzles Completed: 0
Percentage Clues Solved without hints: 0%
Total Perfect Pen Puzzles: 0
Total Puzzles solved under 15 minutes: 0
Rank: Rank 0
Total Clues Solved: 152
Total Clues Solved without hints: 152
Fastest Time: 4:16
Total Tokens Won: 0

100 Gnomes July 28, 2009 at 9:19 pm

do we have to have the timer on for it to count? just a silly question i am sure

101 Ban July 28, 2009 at 9:21 pm

Melissa.. you should be used to it by now.. it’s Pogo after all.
And this games boring and easy is NOT easy. Will be using your answers, ty Lura :)

102 Lura July 28, 2009 at 9:25 pm

Gnomes: I don’t think you need to use the timer to make it count. I’ll admit here that I haven’t really checked — it just doesn’t seem logical — I’ve been completely focused on getting the archive up all day today.

Speaking of which…

The archive is done completely for the US answers from May to current. Now that it’s done, I am going to fall into bed and sleep in as late as humanly possible tomorrow. Thanks again to everyone who helped out today! :)


103 Gnomes July 28, 2009 at 9:27 pm


104 jaredph July 28, 2009 at 9:32 pm

It seems to add the tokens to the chat window (the list of players) on the right hand side, but not the amount under the word tokens at the top. However, I also noticed that this game is not paying out as many tokens as it should. For example, I completed a puzzle worth about 5,000 tokens but only recieved about 1,000 tokens!

105 Melissa July 28, 2009 at 9:37 pm


my problem is not only the rank issue, but also the fact that when I do use the answers from the answer key and plug them into the puzzle, it doesn’t acknowledge that they are correct. I had played three games before this started cropping up. The fourth time, I had to do the puzzle twice, and the fifth one isn’t even acknowledging it on the second time around. My other frustration is that nobody I know from some pogo forums I am a member of seems to have a problem and somebody even suggested that it might be the fact that I am on a Mac (of which I am doubtful, because I have had no problems with new releases until this particular game and also the fact that the computer has the latest update for Mac OSX and is up to date on my browser, all of which were working well on the other games on Pogo).

This is also getting me really anxious because I was really looking forward to this game when it was first announced and also by the fact that Pogo has done little to acknowledge that there are problems with the game and to fix them during the day today. And I am at the point where I am considering not renewing my Pogo membership come this fall.

106 sexyspongebobc July 28, 2009 at 9:44 pm

not going back:( lost my rank and my tokies, just plain mad like so many others. i with e1 else and all the problems :( thanks lura your great much love to you and all u have done today.

107 Faith July 28, 2009 at 10:07 pm

Yes, I tried 2 games myself and noticed the problems…besides reading the problems from many here. Take heart everyone…don’t give up on the game. Just wait about another week and try again and the problems should be fixed. The game is worth playing…at least when the glitches are fixed. :)

108 Suzanne July 28, 2009 at 10:13 pm

When I print out the solutions for the crossword game U have the words BADGEHUNRY across the page and its Hard to see the Letters that it covers, IS there any Way U can take off the Word… Thanks for any help U can give us… ag

109 Lura July 28, 2009 at 10:14 pm

Suzanne: that’s my watermark, and no I am not taking it off. You can see it fine without having to print out the answers.

110 Greg July 28, 2009 at 10:16 pm

Just thought I’d let you know that the UK solution you have for June 21 is actually the solution for JULY 21.

Thanks for all the hard work everyone’s put into this. :)

111 Lura July 28, 2009 at 8:23 pm

Whee! June and July US answers are all posted! Thanks to my special helpers today! With the answers still coming in, we should have all of May done really soon.

If you’re still wanting to help out, feel free to do the UK solutions for any day that doesn’t have them yet (some do, most do not) and mail your screenshots in (admin@…). Please make sure you mark them with the date and let me know it’s the UK version. Thanks!

112 Lura July 28, 2009 at 10:28 pm

Thanks Greg, I fixed it. Now I’m going to bed, for real this time! :P

113 granny43215678 July 28, 2009 at 10:56 pm

Lura and all the others that have helped with the puzzles…great work.
Have a good night’s rest Lura, you deserve it.
I’m fairly new to Badgehungry, but check it every day now…always something happening.

114 walla99362 July 28, 2009 at 11:09 pm

I too have lost rank, but figure pogo will get it fixed…going to quit catching up til it is fixed tho.
The black check marks on the calendar lets you know that your puzzle was not correct. I submitted without checking and when i went back and redid the puzzle, checked and corrected my mistakes i got the green check mark….

115 Melissa July 28, 2009 at 11:19 pm

I’m just going to wait until tomorrow morning until I try the game again.

116 KayentaJane July 29, 2009 at 12:16 am


I’ve seen your issue with having to do the puzzle two or three times mentioned by a few other people on some forums I wander by. I’m sorry that I don’t have a solution for you, but you’re not alone.

117 Ro July 29, 2009 at 12:17 am

Lura…I want to thank you for and acknowledge all of the work & effort you put into this day with this game. Fortunately, I haven’t had any problems with ranks or tokens so guess I am one of the lucky ones. Take a break gf…relax for a little.

118 Evelyn July 29, 2009 at 12:31 am

Laura – you and your website ROCK!!!!! THANKS

119 Rebecca July 29, 2009 at 12:31 am

Love the new game.. but i just have one prob I just answered a month of questions.. and didn’t get that special badge.. ughhh wonder why???

120 Wolfe July 29, 2009 at 2:07 am

No problems so far. What I have noted was the tokens to the side do NOT get added in appearance, but they are added. If you leave the room and return, they will show as added.

Also, remember to complete the solution to the game when all the boxes are gold (on easy). Otherwise, the game is not considered complete.


121 Wolfe July 29, 2009 at 2:08 am

On a side note, the Badge Hungry logo will and should not be removed because other websites are eager to copy and paste it as their own.

In case you’re wondering why Lura won’t remove it.


122 jules125 July 29, 2009 at 2:17 am

Thanks for all your hard work! Awsome and WTG! I played a few games this morning and got to rank 3 or 4 and came back tonight and started at rank 0. I don’t understand what is with the green check marks and the gray check marks on each day completed. I have done them correctly. Well anyway I am at rank 10 now, but curious when I go back in tomorrow morning what rank it will say I am at. Also it’s asking me if I want to finish a incomplete puzzle. I didn’t leave any puzzles incomplete. I think that is what the gray check marks are on each day. Thanks again for all your hard work.

123 just me July 29, 2009 at 2:22 am

ok i just noticed something in boggle bash, when did pogo go from needing words to next rank to percentage instead, i just played a game and i doubt i will go back. that just don’t make any sense to me, i only went up 4 percent in 2 rounds uggg!!!!!

124 walla99362 July 29, 2009 at 3:36 am

i got my stats back and finished rank 9 for my first game badge.
It is really important to check for accuracy before you submit you completed – at first i was submitting without checking and getting the black check mark on the calendar instead of the green…this could be alot of everyone’s “trouble” with not getting credits. Seems like the problems i was incurring were my own fault and not Pogo’s (lol).

Melissa – you might be having the same trouble I had – alot of typo’s if you have black check marks, you had a typo in your puzzle.

Kudos to Laura and all the hard workers who have submitted the completed crosswords.

125 catania1966 July 29, 2009 at 3:59 am

im just sending a great big thank you to Lura and all her team of helpers. i look up both trivial pursuit & crossword answers here,and let me tell you I DO APPRECIATE IT !! thanks again

126 Paula July 29, 2009 at 4:15 am

I love the way you are putting answers in here and i thank you very much but i do have a question can you please leave out the badgehungry written across the answer screen it covers someletters and are hard to figure out and would be easier on the eyes.
keep up the great work your all doing a wonderful job

127 shelly July 29, 2009 at 4:28 am

Well, this is the first game in a very very long time that I haven’t even attempted to play on the day it came out.
Usually I am straight in there once maintenance is over but I am holding off till either you guys (or players on another forum I use) start reporting that stats and tokens are being counted properly. Actually I’m not bothered too much aboout tokens, its stats and badges I want….lol
Reading all your problems it really isn’t worth playing yet even though I am absolutely itching to play because you have given us the answers.

Suzanne. Instead of printing off the grids save your ink and paper and just have 2 windows open. Minimise the grid and have it alongside your game window.

128 noreensam July 29, 2009 at 4:34 am

I noticed on the June 21 puzzle for the UK site doesn’t match the one that came up for me to do. Also when you get to all the answers for the UK
site will they be put on with the US sites.

129 Snowyjoke July 29, 2009 at 4:47 am

I think I will wait till the problem is solved. When I play and it will not count, that will be so frustrated, so I will wait.

Maby Lura you can lett us know when the problems is fixed and then we can all start playing this game without frustrations.

Thanks Lura and others for your hard work ;-)

130 David July 29, 2009 at 5:59 am

Thanks..Lura and everyone sending in answers.
The answers are a great help and I got to rank 10 last night using them and I’m a 2 finger typer. LOL
Just wanted to thank everyone so much…would never be able to do puzzles without your help.

131 Genevieve July 29, 2009 at 6:24 am

Good Morning, I wanted to thank Lura and everyone for all their efforts and help in providing the solutions for Crossword Cove. Also, I am alittle confused, when I finish the puzzles under15 minutes I don’t get credit and also I don’t get a jp spin all of the time. I feel bad asking someone to answer these questions because you have all been so busy but if someone can shed the light on my confusion it would be greatly appreciated. Good Luck today on the challenges and again thank you. Have a great day.

132 Janice July 29, 2009 at 6:36 am

i have a question concerning the crossword cove game: i played for a bit yesterday morning and then when i went back i had to start at rank 1 again but the calendar says that i should be rank 4 with all the puzzles that i did earlier in the day. so is this going to get fixed or do i have to redo the puzzles i already did i hope you can resolve this thanks Jan

133 pogofan July 29, 2009 at 7:09 am

Lura — I must say it takes alot to impress me but you have! You and your friends did an outstanding job, you all are very appreciated, thank you!

I can’t wrap my brain around how many e-mails Pogo have gotten about this game…I really feel they are trying — running a business I know when people want things fixed I’m busy trying to ‘fix’ the problem…maybe that’s what Pogo is doing — maybe if the problem is still there today just wait until they fix it?

Laura, again, thank you for your site and hard work — you rock!

134 Lura July 29, 2009 at 8:32 am

Morning everyone — glad everyone is enjoying and using the answers.

noreensam: I’ll fix that June 21 problem right now. It was giving me trouble last night but then I got so tired I gave up on trying to figure what date that puzzled belonged to. :)

Genevieve: As far as not getting credit and jackpot spins, I’m pretty sure that’s part of the problems that a lot of people are having, it wouldn’t hurt to report that to Pogo if you want to.

Wolfe: thanks for clarifying about my watermark. I was really too tired to be posting last night. :) Adding to what you said, I’ve had to have discussions with several other fan sites about their users and admins directly copying and pasting things from this site. I don’t mind sharing among the community — and I’m all for getting a link back when someone finds news here they’d like to share with others — but I have to draw the line when I find sites out there that contain numerous posts of mine copied directly with no comment as to the source and no prior agreement.

Snowyjoke: I probably won’t be the first one to know when the problem is fixed, I’m not at all a fan of the game and therefore haven’t even checked my stats, even though I’ve done 20-30 puzzles in putting together the archive. If you haven’t heard from me about it, I’m pretty sure you’ll be able to bring up the question at a future weekend open thread and there will be plenty of crossword fans to let you know the status.

135 just me 2 July 29, 2009 at 8:36 am

Justme, thanks for sounding the alarm on the percentage versus words needed till next rank on Boggle. I thought it was because of rank. I don’t like it and thought someplace it would say how many words til the next rank. Even if it does work out the same mathmatically, it is easier just to see how many words you need til next rank.

Lura, I just wanted to add my thanks for everything you do to make this site the best Pogo info site I’ve found especially since you go above and beyond the call of duty with the TP and Crossword Cove answers, but you let us talk to each other on the various threads. So, many, many thanks.

136 noreensam July 29, 2009 at 9:23 am

hate to bother you again but I also wanted to know that when you get the answers for the uk site will they be added to the us site for that day that they aren’t there yet. THANKS FOR DOING A REALLY GOOD JOB.

137 For July 29, 2009 at 9:27 am


WOW I’m impressed .. hate the game before realizing about your site I only was able to finish ONE crossword I was so frustrated even on easy level .. now I notice that Pogo has the month of APRIL omg omg and no one has put any “help” here in your site for that month? I sure hope someone is ambitious enough to help all of us out. Keep up the great work I’ll be checking often for “APRIL” lol

138 Lura July 29, 2009 at 9:41 am

noreensam: yes, I’m just exhausted and every time I look at a crossword puzzle, my eyes cross. My email is full of screenshots from folks and I’ll get them back-posted soon.

For: please tell me you’re kidding about April. :( /facepalm I guess we’ll get them back-posted soon, just have patience. Even though many (awesome and wonderful and fantastic) people may be submitting their screenshots, I’m still a one-woman bottleneck getting them all posted. :) Update: just looked at April and it’s greyed out and you can’t click on any of the dates….so no solutions for those. Phew!

139 tigger July 29, 2009 at 9:43 am

all i can say is dang gang, chill!!!game was just released and yall are goin insane acting like its the only game pogo has..beta testers do check for glitches, but they cant all b worked out right when game comes out and its part of for wanting to know when the glitches are outta game, ud have to check that urself..watermark, i think a great idea, its annoying, but oh well, we have the answers, at least be thankful for that, cause lura coulda decided to not put them up, but she has, and worked very very hard at it, so give her some credit where its due!

140 Genevieve July 29, 2009 at 9:53 am

Good Morning, Lura thank you for suggesting to email Pogo, I am sure they are swamped with emails, but before I do, are you suppose to get a jp spin after each puzzle and I have done about 30 puzzles but not counting all that I have done in under 15 minutes. This might sound confusing and I apologize I have read the “how to play” but nothing about requirements for puzzles under 15 minutes or jp spins. So when anyone has the time to explain to me before I email Pogo, thank you. Again, this is the best site and I cannot believe how much time and effort it has taken everyone to help us out. GREAT JOB!!!

141 Chelsie July 29, 2009 at 9:53 am

I think that you are doing a wonderful job getting them posted. I am just glad that you are doing it!! Way to go!!

142 Lura July 29, 2009 at 9:58 am

Genevieve: In my stats, I can see I’ve never completed a puzzle in OVER 15 minutes, and I have gotten lots of jackpot spins. My only guess — aside from a bug that Pogo needs to fix — is that you’re not correctly answering all of the clues, that there’s a wrong answer in there somewhere preventing you from getting a JP spin (I actually couldn’t tell you off-hand what the requirements for a JP spin are, just a guess). Are you checking the answers before submitting, even on easy mode?

143 laurie July 29, 2009 at 10:27 am


144 Genevieve July 29, 2009 at 11:17 am

Hi Lura, I am so sorry to keep bothering you, your plate is so full of people “needing” you. I play on Hard, I don’t play on Easy as the solution for the puzzles are for the Hard level, is that correct? Sorry again Lura.

145 Lura July 29, 2009 at 11:24 am

Genevieve: it doesn’t matter what level you play on — the solutions are the same for each one. The difference between modes is how the hints and correct answers are handled (and token payouts).

146 Chrissy July 29, 2009 at 11:35 am

dear Lura and the reast of you guy’s that help out lura ty sooooooooooooooooooo much for the answer’s too trivia prusite and now crossword cove it’s a really really big help ty just 1 question thos are you ppl gunna still keep up to date with trivia prusuite with crossword cove now out on boath side’s uk n usa for trivia prusuite

147 Lura July 29, 2009 at 11:36 am

Chrissy: of course I’ll keep up. I did the TP and CC this morning and it only took a few extra minutes with the addition of both UK and US Crossword Coves.

148 granny43215678 July 29, 2009 at 11:41 am

I have a question..hope I can make sense while I ask it…..
when I click on a puzzle, then decide not to do that one, the only way to get out …is to close the whole room. Is this how others see it? or am I not seeing a button I could click to go “back”?

And, the statement about not finishing, or having a typo…it is soooo true.
You have to go back and do the whole puzzle all over again…that is when the answers really come in handy.

Thanks again Lura…and I thought you were going to sleep in this morning?

149 Lura July 29, 2009 at 11:45 am

granny43215678: well, I said I planned to sleep in as long as humanly possible. Unfortunately, “humanly possible” for me was foiled by my husband getting up before his alarm went off and when it did go off he was in the shower, I had to cross the room to turn it off. :P I’m well-rested, though! As far as your question goes, there’s a “menu” button you can use.

150 walla99362 July 29, 2009 at 11:54 am

There is a timer that you can turn on and off…make sure your timer is on.

after you completed the puzzle and hit all done a box comes up, make sure you click “check answers – a box comes up and tells you how many boxes are wrong and they come up red in your puzzle….don’t submit the puzzle until the box comes up showing you have zero wrong boxes.

i am not worried about credit for tokens – pogo will get it right. I am a badge addict and it appears somewhere along the line pogo gave me the ranks back to where i have completed all of July and half of May and have gotten the rank 10 game badge.

I have nothing but kuddos for Laura and all her hard work and Pogo for giving us a a new game with badges and a few glitches that will be taken care of with time.

I agree with Tigger – chill out, kick back, look at the positive and
how blessed we are to have both Laura and Pogo!

151 Carolyn July 29, 2009 at 12:52 pm

Not sure if this was ever posted or no, so apologies if its a repeat, but someone had asked if you got a bonus for doing the puzzles daily. You get 200 tokens as a daily dose for doing the daily puzzle. Also seems that the tokens are being added right for me today compared to last night.

152 Chrissy July 29, 2009 at 12:53 pm


153 Chrissy July 29, 2009 at 12:55 pm


154 bobbi July 29, 2009 at 1:03 pm

try to solve the words with the starts first (power ups). then click on the powerups, that will fill the most common letters in, on the puzzle.

if you are stuck for a word, click on the space and just hit all vowels first, if its the wrong one it will change, if its the right one it locks in, no penalty for doing that. think vanna white and wheel of fortune, every word has to have a least one vowel. then start to use the common letters. m, n, p, d r,s,t

look for common letter combos, if it starts with u, next letter would be a good chance to be n if it starts with t, try r or h

155 Ro July 29, 2009 at 1:15 pm

Oh no….the calendar goes back to April – am afraid to look if there are actually puzzles there LOL. Thanks again Lura for the hard work.

156 Bunnie July 29, 2009 at 4:52 pm

Just thought I would say you do great work here and getting up the answers pretty fast… Only problem is, I got a puzzle done under 4 mins from typing in the answers so a few people in the room stated that I must be cheating using an auto program. I told them that i had done hubbys first and just left his name up to get my answers. They didn’t by that! I did about 10 puzzles and some more people complained when I had done some puzzles under 7 like an idiot I decided to reset my stats (had lost rank anyway). Now the check mark has stayed in all the games I played in May and even redoing them over they don’t count towards rank or jp spins or get tokens. I think if one resets their stats it should have restarted everything over!

157 plyrruffrider72 July 29, 2009 at 5:04 pm

Hi, just did todays puzzle and when finished to submit, got jackpot spin. Fine and dandy until I got hardly any tokens out of the final total I got. This totally bites like everyone says and hope they (Pogo) fix this glitch for final token total soon or they may lose players to other sites.

158 Stalota1 July 29, 2009 at 5:52 pm


Long time lurker here. I want to thank you so very much for your very hard work. Due to your site this past week I got my level 40 badge in Trivial Pursuit. Lol, before I found your site I was doing hubby’s first, writing down the answers and then doing mine. ;) I was so elated when I saw you were going to put up the answers to Crossword Cove. Thanks to you this badge hound got 5 badges from CC and I am level 21 already. I know that I missed a lot of tokens as it would say over 5000 but I would only be awarded 1400 but once I got started I just wanted to get done what you had up. Now I’m going to have to go back and fill in the spaces where ones weren’t done but it won’t be as many to have to do. My morning routine is to read my email and then get my cup of coffee and read what’s new on your site and then do TP and now CC. I thank you so very much for your time and devotion to this site and want to commend you on such a tremendous job. I was shocked to see you so on top of CC! Kudos to you and once again thanks for all your hard work! Lots of my tokens and badges are all due to you! :)

159 Angela July 29, 2009 at 6:23 pm

Suzanne, as long as you click to check your answers, you won’t even notice the watermark! It only takes a sec to do and it’s a good idea anyway cause you may have a typo apart from the watermark.

160 fish July 29, 2009 at 6:53 pm

the game today july 29 is not adding my tokens until i leave the room weird

161 tigger July 29, 2009 at 8:32 pm

plyrruffrider72 people will NOT go to another game site lol, trust me..i still hadnt gotten the itch to go back in and play, just an ugh game for me still

162 Janice July 29, 2009 at 9:06 pm

Lura: thank you so much for your hard work on crossword cove and tp but there is one small thing about cc and that is i am only getting 1/2 of the tokens that i should be getting but other than that i am enjoying it

163 Wolfe July 29, 2009 at 9:06 pm

Updates: All my badges and ranks remained. I did worry when I tried to switch themes, and it said I needed to be rank 10 at least. After I completed the newest game on the UK side, it updated. Also, the actual rank remained on my stats regardless.

Finally, you do not have to leave the room to update your tokens. If you refresh your main Pogo page, the token will add normally on the Crossword page when you win a new game.

Again, regardless, the game is working . . . albeit a little delayed.


164 OHenry July 29, 2009 at 9:56 pm

Thanks Lura for the wonderful website. For anyone who cares about tokens, I noticed that the longer it takes to submit a puzzle the more tokens you win. Now that I’m caught up, I”ll wait til bout 10-12 mins to submit a puzzle.

165 diamond July 29, 2009 at 10:17 pm

i came here to get the answers to the cross word cove puzzle but badge hungry is blocking letters i cant see i hope you take it off im a 74 years old lady who cant see that good im sure there are a lot of older people that come here to for answers it sure would be a big help to people like me who cant see good if you took of the badge hungry from answers

166 maw July 29, 2009 at 10:17 pm

I love your site! Thanks for the help you give us all. Is there a way you can lighten your logo just a tad bit across the crossword cove answers. On some it is hard to read under it.


167 Dallie July 29, 2009 at 10:33 pm

{{{Applause}}} to everyone for all the work put into the site yesterday. I was amazed to see how fast everything came together in a day’s time!

Luckily my ranks seemed to advance without problems last night, however I stopped playing after a while because the token payout glitch got irritating. I saw a grey checkmark on my last game, after checking my answers, so decided to stop there. Maybe we’ll all have better luck over the weekend and pogo will have it smoothed out by then. I do like the game though =)

*Thanks to all for the updates*

168 sweetlove July 29, 2009 at 10:36 pm

thank you lura and the helpers on the cc.i see that it goes back to april are those going to be filled in just wondering I know you have soo much on your plate I was just wondering.

169 nightcop14 July 29, 2009 at 10:50 pm

Thank you so very much for all of the hard work you have done putting this together. We stumbled across your site a few months ago. It is super nice site. People are so very friendly. Just today while playing crossword cove we asked other players about if they were getting their complete tokens and so many didn’t answer. I notice here people are very cordial and helpful. Again thanks.
The Night Cop

Thank you so very much for the hint for getting the complete compliment of tokens. We tried it, and it did works. What ever it takes to make it work is fine with us.

170 Melissa July 29, 2009 at 11:38 pm

My puzzles aren’t going gold with the answers. In fact when I go to start a new puzzle, they ask me if I want to start a new puzzle instead of the “saved one” that I completed earlier.

Is anybody else having this problem?

171 HRH2M July 30, 2009 at 1:24 am

Thank you Lura for the work you do to with this website. Also, a big thank you for everyone for your part with gathering the back dates for Crossword Cove. – Suz

172 sweetlove July 30, 2009 at 3:21 am

oh sorry about that post i see it only goes back too may sorry.

173 shelly July 30, 2009 at 3:57 am

I’m sorry you had that experience with other players but I thank you for posting about it. It has made my mind up to hide my profile when playing this game. I haven’t bothered hiding my profile at all since the ability came in to do so but since some players get so fixated on others stats in some games I think I might just start.

174 Mary July 30, 2009 at 7:49 am

Not sure if it was asked/answered here, but if we do the UK puzzles as well, do they count towards rank?

175 Lois July 30, 2009 at 7:51 am

First of all, I really love your site. I come here everyday. But 1 small problem. Your answers on the new crossword cove help very much, but I can’t see some of the answers because of the Badgehungry printed across it. Is there someway you could move that? Thank you in advance.

176 Chrissy July 30, 2009 at 8:14 am

LURA i have some trouble read the letter / answer’s 2 the crossword cove when u put that your badge hungry name over the crossword puzzle is there anyway you can remove that thank’s n put it some were else

177 booboo July 30, 2009 at 8:52 am

“tigger 07.29.09 at 8:32 pm
plyrruffrider72 people will NOT go to another game site lol, trust me..i still hadnt gotten the itch to go back in and play, just an ugh game for me still”

Don’t be too sure about that. I know several people that are sick of the F ups on Pogo that have been long time members since day one of club and all have chose not to renew this year because they can play other sites for free and figure if it’s a problem, you get what you pay for. I am leaning towards that same path. Everyone acts like Crosswords are new on Pogo. This Crossword Cove is the same thing that was on there before (minus all the glitches) just jazzed up and ranks and badges now. If you didn’t like crosswords before, you’re not going to like them now even for badges. I personally don’t care for the game and don’t see a need for dropping 40 a year to do them when they are all over the web for free. Just my humble opinion though. I’m caught up and on rank 22 but it will take Eons to get to the last badge and will be very anti climatic when I do. At least with Trivial Pursuit I will be done rank 50 in a few more months, this one I see no end.

178 Helen July 30, 2009 at 9:12 am

Does anyone know when and if the us puzzles for april are going to be ready…thanks

179 Cameron Barry July 30, 2009 at 9:25 am

I am in love with cc i alsohad that problem with the rank progress i am almost at rank 10

180 Gnomes July 30, 2009 at 9:42 am

Well pogo still hasn’t resolved my issue with this game but. I have figured it out myself. I have lost 3 days or so, i play on normal mode and now it works, for some reason pogo wont let me play them on hard. I am so happy right now lol.

Thank you Lura for all the work you have done putting this all up for us fans

181 tigger July 30, 2009 at 9:52 am

booboo- crossword cove isnt for everyone, so dont do it if u dont like it, no need to go to another site if u like the other games..i mean duh, u pay for all the other games NOT this one lol..just cause i do not like this game or some others, dont mean i aint gonna stop payin, that would be ridiculous!i love alot of their games..if u just lookin for crosswords, then go somewhere that does and still play on pogo, whats the big deal…am gonna try it yet again in a few..

182 pogoaddict July 30, 2009 at 10:07 am

i was wondering if you will be posting the answers to future puzzles or just past ones?

183 mouseatwork_ July 30, 2009 at 10:17 am

I have solved the puzzles and do not get credited the tokens it says I earned. Think I will wait till the gliches are fixed.

184 Flip July 30, 2009 at 10:18 am

This is a great site and I want to say thank you to whomever does the puzzles and screenshots them. I did noticed that the US for today Isn’t the US but a screenshot of UK though LOL. Does anyone know if there is a way to see the answers without the watermark though, some of the letters/answers can be a pain to see with it? Thanks again guys

185 Lura July 30, 2009 at 10:35 am

pogoaddict: of course. They’ll be posted each morning.

Mary: yes, it appears that doing both the UK puzzles and US puzzles advances your rank progress faster.

To everyone else: I don’t put my foot down often, but my watermark is something I’m not budging on. I’m not going to approve repetitive comments about how one or two letters are hard to see, and I’m not going to remove the watermark (see my comment here for a more detailed explanation on why it’s unfortunately necessary). I have lightened it a little bit for future screenshots (because I can see how on some monitors it may obscure some of the letters), but I’m not redoing the two solid days of work I’ve already done for past puzzles. You should be able to see the letters through the watermark just fine, but if you can’t, use your noggin and figure out the word using the clue the puzzle gives you and the surrounding letters. Thanks for your understanding, and end of subject.

186 Candi July 30, 2009 at 10:36 am

I’ve put up with the issues mentioned in most of everyone’s postings, but here’s a new one. I have completed all the puzzles, submitted then, have green checks in the calendar. When I come back, it claims I have an unfinished puzzle which turns out to be the last puzzle I did before I left the game. So, I do it again and resubmit it. I’m willing to deal with a little imperfection while they get a new game going. Now, today, my stats claim I missed a game so I have a 93% completion rate. But all the checks are green. Now what’s up with that? That’s not imperfection – that’s an insult!

187 Yvonne July 30, 2009 at 11:06 am

I am not being given credit for all my tokens. For example, when it says I earned 4244, I only receive 2000. As much as I enjoy crosswords, I won’t continue playing this game unless Pogo fixes it.

I am also experiencing the same problem as Candi.

188 travlinunicorn July 30, 2009 at 11:11 am

Thanks for a great website! If it wasnt for this site I would never of been able to do Trivia or Crossword Cove. On Crossword cove I just letting you know that I been doing the puzzles and then I watch the timer and after 8 to 10 min I click on submit. But my fast time kept showing up as a little after 3 min. I finally left the room got a puzzle done clear down to the last answer left it blank waited for the timer to get up there then I answered the last one. My time in stats then showed correctly. So pogo is actually going by the time you typed in the last answer not by when you hit submit. I pass the time by reading up here in badgehungry! TY Lura for lightening up your logo a little, makes it much easier for us with bad eyesight to see.

189 cherie July 30, 2009 at 11:15 am

Lura, I had to laugh when you told people to use their noggin! All it takes is a look at both the across and down clues to see what the letter should be under the watermark.

Thanks to everyone who helped Lura get all the puzzles completed for those of us that would never do it on our own. Kudos to all of you!

190 granny43215678 July 30, 2009 at 11:18 am

good grief…regarding the watermark….even if it does obscure the odd letter….surely we can do SOME of the puzzle on our own!!!

eek did I just say that? maybe I got up on the wrong side of my lazyboy…but Lura has done a great job, and the watermark issue is not worth her worrying over

191 Jennifer July 30, 2009 at 12:09 pm

I dont mind EEK DID I JUST SAY THAT….and here goes …yet I know Lura doesnt like any bandwagoning going on….but the good grief was to polite in response to the watermark……heres why….

There are WAY to many people that have gotten spoiled with the daily postings that are provided on here for TP and CC…”myself included”…. but I myself would use something with these puzzles because, again there are way to many people taking advantage of someone else’s site and their hard work, then taking credit for it……
Im sure in your daily professions, you wouldnt sit there all day, submit all your hard work to someone, forget to put your name on it and let John or Jane Doe take the credit for it …..

So with the watermark ENOUGH SAID……realize youre still “smart” enough to figure out 2 or 3 letters on your own and be grateful it isnt the whole **** puzzle…

Sorry Lura, but all this wanting something for nothing, then *****ing about it is more annoying than sitting in a EWB passing room and watching someone intentionally BO for the hell of it….

JOB WELL DONE ON ALL THE CC PUZZLES…..and nice watermark btw <:-)

192 sandy z July 30, 2009 at 12:32 pm

the watermark is totally necessary to prevent those copy and paste thieves from just stealing everything!
like the new game well enough but the wrong payout on tokens really peeves me …. happens in quite a few games and wish pogo would get it right. It’s so bad in seaball and i emailed them so often about it to no avail. Hope this one is different and they actually fix it. If it says i won 5000 tokens I WANT 5000 tokens lolol!!!
thanks for your hard work and the answers …. some are really hard. I try to do the puzzle myself and then just use the answers that I cannot get.

193 Jennifer July 30, 2009 at 12:33 pm

oops…sorry Lura I didnt see the end of subject you put about the watermark ….so my bad only fitting you get the last word…

So if you wanna type “END OF SUBJECT” one more time, I will graciously accept that….

ps….I hope youre smiling….kudos again missy!!!!

194 Kay July 30, 2009 at 12:33 pm

Thank you so much for the answers you give us on both trival and the new crossword cove couldn’t play either one without the answers you give.but i do have one question about the crossword cove answers why do you put “Badgehungry “right in the midle of the puzzle can’t read the answers ? i have missed few but still won more than i have lost.

195 Lura July 30, 2009 at 12:39 pm

So I totally spaced out this morning. I posted the answers for Crossword Cove about 3 hours ago and then completely forgot to link them to the archive page. Oops. It’s all linked up now, in case you were jonesing for today’s solutions. *sheepish grin*

sandy z: I don’t even mind the “copy and paste thieves” so much, I just wish they’d credit their source. :(

Jennifer: no problem, you’re fine. I wouldn’t have approved your comment if I wasn’t okay with it. I probably approve 99% of all non-spam comments that come through. There are a few things I won’t usually approve: foul and/or threatening language, asking a question that’s completely off-subject to the original post, and comments directly calling someone out in a non-diplomatic way. There may be other things I won’t approve, but it’s obviously on a comment-by-comment basis and as I said, mostly every comment gets approved.

Kay: …

196 Flip July 30, 2009 at 1:02 pm

Lura and all others: In my earlier post I wasn’t trying to act like Most of us couldn’t figure out the answers, Heck I have helped out another “rival” site get the answers we posted and our people love us for it. I think you folks are doing an awesome job. The other site is working on the UK answers, so I figured I would come here until they are caught up LOL. Thank you again for all your hard work. And with that I will end my comment.

197 Jan July 30, 2009 at 1:24 pm

I was also wondering why “saved puzzle” shows up when I start Crossword Cove. I know I’ve completed the puzzle and seen the check mark on the calender.
The token discrepancy is something I was hoping Pogo would have sorted out for Wednesday badges. I t would be nice if the tokens came out correctly but, I’m more concerned with the puzzles and badges being credited correctly.

Lura, many, many thanks along with a large showfof appreciation for getting this games answers current so quickly along with Trivial Pursuit, and just running a great site.

198 noreensam July 30, 2009 at 1:26 pm

I just did the UK site puzzle for today and I noticed it didn’t count towards your rank. On the Score Summary it says score 1944
jackpot spin o
total tokens o
Has anybody else noticed this with todays puzzle?
I also noticed that on the UK site May looks like it hasn’t been loaded.

199 plyrruffrider72 July 30, 2009 at 1:33 pm

Hi…glad to see someone agrees that if people aren’t happy with something, they WILL leave! It’s common knowledge (even in this day and age) that people CAN and DO leave one site to play another. Might not be glitzy and glamourous and have a wide of variety of games, but usually majority rules when there are glitches.

Oh, and by the way, many, many thanks for getting the TP 20 and Crossword answers for us! Greatly appreciated!!!!!

200 cathy July 30, 2009 at 1:40 pm

crossword cove is not giving the correct amount of tokens and it doesn’t include the jackpot tokens either. I had a totl token score of 5200 and that didn’t included the 100 for jackpot spin. the game gave me credit for 2650 yet it posted 5200 as a high score???? I think i’m going to wait for pogo to work out all of it’s many bugs before i’ll play again if ever. Almost finished the month of May before i noticed it wasn’t crediting the correct amount LOL

201 Chrissy July 30, 2009 at 1:42 pm

lura did u get my blog / post about the crossword cove thank you are you gunna fix that or no

202 Lura July 30, 2009 at 1:46 pm

Chrissy: please read the previous comments.

cathy: I recommend that you (and everyone having a problem with the token rewards/jackpot spins) contact Pogo via the help link in the upper right hand corner of their web site. Explain to them your problem and include screenshots if you feel it’s necessary. The more people that report the problem, the more likely it is that Pogo will get it fixed in a timely manner.

203 Jan July 30, 2009 at 1:48 pm

The answers for USA July 8th are not there

204 Lura July 30, 2009 at 1:49 pm

Jan: yes they are:

Can you tell me where you were having a problem finding them? There shouldn’t be any broken links on this site.

205 Sharon July 30, 2009 at 2:09 pm

Hi Lura,

Just wanted to add my heart-felt thanks for all that you do for us Pogo nuts. It truly is appreciated.
I too am not getting credited with all my tokies in “The Cove” so, other than the daily puzzles I will hold off playing for awhile until this glitch is addressed. My experience with Pogo help is such that I hesitate pointing out any problems to them, to say that they have been extremely unhelpful to put it mildly, the fault always seems to lie with my computer, never their site! This excuse in spite of the fact that several other people are having the identical problem, lol.
Once again many thanks for everything that you do.

206 Phyllis July 30, 2009 at 2:17 pm

Lura don’t know if this is Jan problem but if you try and play a saved game instead of a new game the puzzle doesn’t match with the answer listed on here

btw Thank you for such a wonderful site and to all the ppl that help ypu keep info current :0)

207 Amy July 30, 2009 at 3:47 pm

Laura- I do have a question for you, as well as the players that come to this site to share: Like someone has already stated ^ , I was in a room yesterday, ( and I type fast ) my puzzles were getting done pretty quickly, and I didnt realize it shows on the bottom of the game” so and so is rank whatever” OMG. Lets just say the room was fired up! I was called a cheater, and was probably even reported because of it. My question is, are we all going to be banned from pogo because we use the answers?? Dont get my wrong folks, I could not do it without them, this crossword is really tough. BUT… There are badges you can earn for finishing 100 perfect puzzles in under 15 min each. I try to go in rooms with nobody in them to avoid people like this, but WOW!! I have never in my 4 years of being with pogo been ‘victimized’ like that before!

208 Rebecca July 30, 2009 at 5:15 pm

I have wrote to pogo and told them my prob with Crossword Cove.. I have completed 2 months worth and still no special month badge for that game. and i STILL haven’t heard from them. but still waiting.. Thanks for the wonderful site here… it’s the BOMB and thanks 2 all the ppl that is helpin out for the Crossword Cove .. you all “ROCK” hope you all have a good day….

209 Lura July 30, 2009 at 5:35 pm

Amy: Let me reassure you, you’re safe. Nobody can prove that you’re “cheating” just because you are solving puzzles quickly. After all, you are still typing in the answers which takes the same amount of time (or slightly more) as being a 105wpm-typing “genius” and answering every clue correctly and quickly at first glance. When it comes down to getting reported for suspected cheating, I have never once heard of someone getting banned or losing their account because someone (rightly or wrongly) reported them for so-called cheating. Of course, admitting in chat that you’re using answers for TP or CC is probably going to fire up a chatstorm in the room, and Pogo support would then know that you admitted to it, but them taking action is still unlikely.

(I believe Pogo has ways to tell if you’ve installed an auto on your system, but I don’t know how that works. I do know they cannot tell if you’re tabbing between windows to consult an online dictionary, this web site, kitty porn, or any site that provides help, tips, or even answers to any game. Even if they could, they don’t have time to care. I recently had a help ticket submitted for almost a month before I got a response, not even a “we’re working on it”!)

Pogo doesn’t seem to want people to report “cheaters” anyway: on their help site the only suggestion they give for dealing with someone you suspect is cheating is to ignore them and play at your own pace. (I’m actually answering your questions from the assumption that using the answers posted here is in fact “cheating”, even though I am not completely convinced either direction.) We could talk for hours about whether or not using TP and CC answers here is cheating or if it’s the same offense as people using autos, either way I’m not sure Pogo would even care.

I’m sorry you got harassed Amy, that’s disappointing. Your account won’t be banned for solving puzzles too quickly, in any case… if you do see repercussions from today’s events, I’d be very, very surprised.

210 beetlejuus July 30, 2009 at 6:25 pm

This is my first time here. I want to give a HUGE thank you to Lura for all her hard work and for making Trivial and Crossword so much easier to do. So, about Crossword Cove. I have done all available puzzles. I am currently on rank 21 and have received 5 badges so far. Please dont take this as bragging, I have read most of the posts and have seen the troubles people are having with ranks and badges, this is why I am telling all of you what I have done so far. I am not even showing April puzzles at all on the US site and Mays puzzles on the UK site are inaccessible to me. I also want you to know that the only way the answers work for me is if I play on Normal level and only that level. When I have tried to work on Hard level, the answers arent accepted, and when I go back to Normal level I have to redo the puzzle and I get no rank credit or jackpot spin for it.

211 Flip July 30, 2009 at 7:16 pm

Amy: I was in a room and had someone try to accuse me of using a bot. Then I set them straight real quick and told them I have a junk account and got my answers from that, and if you dont like it then oh well. That shut them up real quick.

212 Bill July 30, 2009 at 8:31 pm

@Lura: Complete speculation on how they may be able to tell auto programs, but from my play on some major poker sites, the poker sites are able to take a look at what is running in your services, and even the title bar of any browser you may be running.

I don’t know if Pogo can or not, since the games are played in the browser instead of a separate executable, but it’s possible.

213 travlinunicorn July 30, 2009 at 9:43 pm

Just letting you all know the timer goes by when you typed in the last answer to the puzzle not when you hit submit. My suggestion if you dont want harrassed about fast times is to do all but the last answer then wait till you think enough time has passed before entering the last answer and hitting submit.

214 EdC July 30, 2009 at 9:53 pm

I’m surprised pogo hasn’t addressed the problems with this game on their site. I’ve solved 3 and only got credit for 1 so guess I’ll wait and see what happens and not play this for the time being :(
For people having token issues, remember that pogo has token caps on some games. My advice would be not to play too many games in a row as that seems to be a factor.
As far as the cheating issue..Netty’s column last week had a letter regarding anagram sites. All I can say is,’ it is what it is’. If they ever get this game working properly I’ll continue to get my answers here without much worry.

215 Pat, s/n: mamanana4a July 30, 2009 at 10:16 pm

Need help with CC, had 87 towards 100 badges under 15 minutes, worked for quite some time, got 13 more toward this badge. Also, had started with 46 toward perfect badge, accumulated 13 more (sub-total of 59). didnt get credit for any of these, along with tokens, and jp spins. But, what really urned me was that i went to pogo help to ask about this, and the page loads, then, most of it disapears on the eamil entry page..all i can fill in is the top two lines of categories, etc. it has been 4 hours, i have hit refresh, cant get my badge, credit toward badge, tokens from games, jp spins, or EVEN register my complaint..whassup????

216 Jan July 30, 2009 at 10:18 pm

you do a terrific job posting the trivia and crossword cove daily answers
i was wondering if the answer for the month of may covering the
UK will be posted.

217 Lura July 30, 2009 at 10:22 pm

Jan: there are no UK puzzles for May, unless it changed since yesterday. The calendar is greyed out and you can’t click on any dates, right?

218 Jan July 30, 2009 at 10:50 pm

I guess we will have to differentiate Jans, lol!
I had finished a number of puzzles on the US site and wanted to try the UK site to see if the crosswords puzzles could be solved the night before as in TP. This does appear to work for both games, just check your time zone differences when using the UK portal if you are registered with Pogo in US.

May does appear in the calender on the UK site with numbers. However, I had just started July puzzles on the UK site and my calendar progress was as far as the US site. I hope that is just the “glitch of the day”. Up til now it seemed like the crosswords were counting like TP does, now I’m not so sure.

219 tripsqkr July 30, 2009 at 11:45 pm

Lura, you & your helpers are AWESOME with providing us with answers to TP & CC. Not wanting to offend anyone, but I see absolutely NO need to complain about the answers for CC being a little hard to see due to the watermark protection you put on there. If we actually have to figure out a couple of letters on our own, oh well, we should all consider ourselves blessed that you provide the answers to us to begin with. We should all just be patient & let Pogo work out the bugs first, then catch up on the back puzzles. So many people just want to “rank out” as soon as a game is released, geez people get a grip. Enjoy your pogo time & RELAX ! ! !

220 Faith July 31, 2009 at 12:00 am

Hi all. I was having problems with CC, as mentioned here, and decided to wait about a week hoping they would fix the problems. I had tried the puzzles on EASY and HARD at the time….but today I decided to try it on NORMAL and I didn’t have any problems. I am getting my ranks, badges, and correct tokens now since doing the puzzles on normal. I do wait to fill in the last blank until 10 minutes passes because someone here said that helped get the correct token count. It has worked so far. I am now on rank 12, and have 2 badges (rank 10 and filled month). Try it on NORMAL and see if it works for you. gl

221 Toni July 31, 2009 at 12:20 am

I’m afraid to go any further than rank 10 in crossword because people are telling me they’re reporting me for cheating and I’ll loose my account and tokens. I do admit I’m a badge junkie but also lots of others are too, but they don’t say a word about trivial pursuit. The only problem I have with crossword cove answers is the badge hungry words across the puzzles which makes some words hard to read. I know you are doing us a great service and I hate to complain….Wonderful site you have here!!!

222 Tambrit99 July 31, 2009 at 2:15 am

I was wondering if you do both the USA and the UK puzzles if you will go up in ranks faster?? (Like in Trival Pursuit)
Thanks, Tambrit

223 Flip July 31, 2009 at 8:14 am

Toni: Go ahead and let them “report” you. Pogo is too busy with other thing to care about someone who doesl the US and UK answers to ban them. You could ask people to explain why they think you are cheating, and then set them straight about how you got the extra ranks.

Tambrit: Yes they do both count toward your progress. One thing I noticed was that in the US puzzles letters count double (200 letters = 400 letters toward total) and the UK only counts part of the letters as double (the ones that both words share).

224 planogalintx July 31, 2009 at 10:50 am

Tokens are not being awarded at the total amount stated on your total tokens won screen at end of game. Out of 4444 total tokens, I actually had 1135 added to my total. Now if this continues for 10 games say, you are out 33,090 tokens. Not counting the UK side, which does the same. I refuse to play till Pogo gets there crap in line, we pay for these tokens anyway in our yearly subscription ! If the game doesn’t work don’t relese it till the bugs are worked out of it because Pogo doesn’t go back and adjust your score any for lost tokens. I am beginning to hate Pogo !!!!!!

t release it

225 Toni July 31, 2009 at 3:14 pm

Thanks flip! But how can you explain it when it’s a lie? Getting the answers here is cheating, but I can’t stop, lol, I’m hooked!!!

226 Lura July 31, 2009 at 3:18 pm

Toni: why bother explaining yourself? Anyone who calls you out in a chat room is just trying to puff themselves up and make you look bad, whether or not you’re “cheating” (according to your definition or theirs). Why even bother interacting with that kind of negativity? In the end, it doesn’t matter if you’re a brilliant rocket scientist and can do a crossword in 2 minutes without outside help, or if you have to look up the answers in a crossword dictionary, or if you happen to have the answers right in front of you — it’s your business, not anyone else’s.

227 Vicki Healy July 31, 2009 at 3:57 pm

Not being able to tab between clues was really frustrating me. Seems POGO chose to make the “enter” key the tab function and not use the obvious “tab” key. Who would have guessed? Anyway, thought I’d share in case any one else was getting frustrated having to mouse over to each clue. And for those who are new to the game, the spacebar alternates between horizontal and vertical clues. Happy weekend all. I’m going to wait for POGO to fix the problems with tokens, saved games, etc. before I spend any more time playing this one.

228 Toni July 31, 2009 at 4:09 pm

Thanks Lura, now I’m having problems with the game. After I’ve done a puzzle and go back and check it, it has a gray check, not a green one, so since I didn’t know what it meant, I went back and redid the puzzle with no points, so I guess I oughta just let them get the bugs out first, huh? And I guess they aren’t giving out the month badge. I finished a month and no badge. Okay, I’m done complaining, sorry! Thanks to everyone who’s helped. Great site, Lura

229 Shirley July 31, 2009 at 8:20 pm

I have also been having problems, I am not receiving the right amount of tokens for each puzzle that I finish, I think Pogo should have gotten all of the glitches ironed out before releasing Crossword Cove, I think those who are playing and ranked up should be awared the tokens some how that we lost and so forth, I have been a Pogo Member 6yrs now, my husband and I enjoy Pogo, so hopefully Pogo will fix these problems that ppl are having. Thank You…

230 bobbi August 1, 2009 at 9:28 am

I had to contact pogo last night. I got to rank 10, no badge. Finished a whole month no badge. Finished 100 puzzles in less than 15 mins, no badge. I took screen shots and attached them to the pogo mail that I sent. I got a shot reply right away. This morning I got a nice letter from pogo in my regular email. Yes there are some kinks to be worked out. Yes they are awhere of the problems. Yes they will try to the best of their abbility to reinstate ranks and badges.

I do suggest just in case to hit print screen and save your ranks and badge completions in crossword cove. Just in case.

We had the same problems with scrabble and monopoly when both games came out and pogo made good.

take care all and remember to do print screen and save just in case.


231 Sioban August 1, 2009 at 10:03 am

I just noticed that may 1st is now blacked out, not sure if this is a glitch or because pogo are removing past dates as we move throught the year.

I have had no problems so far with badges and have earned and received rank 10 and 20 badges and also perfect pen and time limit badges (thanks to having the answers here).

Also, wanted to say a big thank you for all the hard work put into getting all the answers up, it is very much appreciated! :-)

232 Snowyjoke August 1, 2009 at 10:03 am

Hi Lura, can you tell me when you have the answers of the month May in UK version?

I have finished the others and received 5 badges and I am on rank 22 to now. Ofcourse I make an screenshot just in case I will need it, but I only had problems twice when I submit an puzzle it was grey instead of green, I did the two again, dont get the tokens for it, but I dont care. I received more then 412.000 tokens so it sounds good isnt it?

I hope I hear from you soon when the month may of UK is there, because I’m from the Netherlands and without answers I can’t make the Crossword Gove, but I like to play it for the badges ;-)

233 bobbi August 1, 2009 at 10:07 am

Just want to let everyone know.
When I signed on to pogo this morning my badges were awarded in my album and many, many more tokens are in my account then when I signed off last night. pogo made good for me.

234 Snowyjoke August 1, 2009 at 10:34 am

Oh I’m sorry I ask for the May UK solutions, I now see that they aren’t there, oh stupid me lol, but thanks for all your great work and having this site, because otherwise I couldnt fix it.

235 Lura August 1, 2009 at 4:03 pm

Cross-posted from my twitter feed:

pogo is only keeping 2 months of crossword cove puzzles to play. start working on may while you still can!

(I should have said 3 months instead of two, but whatever. The May puzzles are disappearing. More info.)

236 gladys August 1, 2009 at 7:09 pm

Hi all, was just wondering if the answers will be posted for the month of MAY on the UK site. I hear alot of people in the rooms talking about how hard pogo has made this game, so the answers are surely wonderful to have. Thanks

237 debbie August 2, 2009 at 2:34 am

could you please tell me if you are going to have the answers for may on th uk site? thanks

238 Gnomes August 2, 2009 at 3:08 am

Pogo wont let u play past dates as of the moment 1st and 2nd of may you now cant do if you havent done them

239 shelly August 2, 2009 at 12:10 pm

Sioban. Thanks for reporting Pogo had blacked out May 1st on US side. I was going to wait till next week to start this game but I went and done May last night after reading your post.
Dont want to jinx myself but just logged into Pogo and the stats I earnt last night are still there.
Whilst playing I (like many others) wasnt getting the correct tokies added but to be honest it wouldnt bother me if the game gave out no tokies at all, all I want is rank and badges :0)
Though it did make me smile when I got a 5000 spin but my total tokens at end of game was shown as something like 4244. Should have been more like 9244…

Gladys Debbie.
If you try to click on the dates in May on UK side you will see you cant click on them to play them so we dont need the answers.

240 Jan August 2, 2009 at 12:41 pm

Thanks for verifying disappearing May CC puzzles for me. I had completed all the May puzzles US site and last night the puzzles for both May 1 and 2 were grayed out like I never completed them.

I am not all that concerned about the token malfunction in the game as long as I get the badges. I got to rank 22 by completing both US and UK sites but it would seem like a long haul to get much further.

When you have a game that has decent token payouts you can go to the mini mall more, shame on Pogo for not crediting us the tokens to shop *laughs*.

Really, I just dont understand the inconsistencies in the US and UK sides and taking away the puzzles in the first couple of days while Pogo is still working out bugs. Its not like we could rank out of the game.

241 sexyspongebobc August 2, 2009 at 1:26 pm

well i finally received a response from pogo. they working on it. hmmmmmmmmmmmm anyhoo i have 4 games and no tokens and no correct stats so i will sit tight. finish boggle bash and stop acting like i have no pogo at all. lol :) ughhh

242 lilbitgrumpy2 August 3, 2009 at 11:20 am

Is anyone else having problems with CC? This is the third time I have gone in to start a new puzzle and after reading thru the clues, I realize it is the last puzzle I had completed, yet it shows under saved puzzle… then once I complete it AGAIN, it doesn’t give me a jackpot spin.

243 Kat F. August 3, 2009 at 11:51 am

Hi All,

Lura, this may sound like a really “stoopid” question but what is the impetus to finish the May puzzles for Crossword Cove when we aren’t receiving tokens or gaining ranks?? I’m not anyway. I know there are still alot of problems with this game but what are we to do?

Sit back and wait while time is running out to finish May?? Or play and receive nothing?? Will we eventually get credit?? I didn’t for the game I played just recently, Aug. 1. It said I should have received 4320 tokens, got 1000. What to do?? What to do? The puzzle is marked unsolved!! I had just played it!! Felt like a dream, lol I’m confused enough as it is, don’t need that!! ha!

Plus, I’ve been waiting to play in hopes that some of the bugs would be gone…..This game is STILL just too messed up for me to fool with! When I play a game I expect to get tokies!! That’s ALL there is to it!! (stomps feet)

If they don’t get it fixed soon—I’m not gonna play it!! waaahhh! lol lol Sound like a brat don’t I? LOL

I’m not sure what to do….any advice? Anyone??

HELP ME….if I can be helped!! ROFL

Thanks a bunch for any tips or suggestions. :)

Have a great day!

(((HUGS to all)))

Kat F.

244 Lura August 3, 2009 at 11:57 am

Kat: it depends. If you feel like dealing with the hassles and bugs, you may want to clear out May’s puzzles to the best of your ability to get a head start on ranking up. It’s really up to you. I had a few games not give me credit, but most of them gave me credit towards my ranks. As far as tokens, meh… I’m not in a rush to add to the millions of tokens I’ll never use anyway. It’s not an issue for me.

I did just update the latest post on CC — one of Pogo’s tech support reps said they didn’t intend to remove the May puzzles, but my experience has been that Pogo’s reps are not really talking to their developers (probably not even in the same country) and they’re often wrong when it comes to the latest news and developments. The puzzles are probably gone forever.

245 Jennifer August 3, 2009 at 1:07 pm

I dont get the deal about tokens in a new game that they are saying have glitches in them at the moment, when I can come right to this page and get like 50,000 for free without even playing the game…

Hits forehead and goes now what am I gonna do with all the freebies….watch out mini mall here I come?

246 Kelly August 3, 2009 at 3:45 pm

I was wondering if anyone knows if you receive more rank progress if you play on hard compared to easy skill level? The reason I am asking is because I know you receive power ups on easy which places several letters on the crossword automatically (which these are the letters I don’t know if they count toward our rank or not) where as on hard you don’t receive any power ups. If anyone knows the answer I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you, Kelly

247 Kelly August 3, 2009 at 3:54 pm

Okay… now I have a really stupid question LOL. How do I get to the UK answers for crossword and trivial? I can only see the US answers on here (do I have to click somewhere else on the site?) Thank you so much, Kelly

248 Lura August 3, 2009 at 3:59 pm

Kelly, I don’t have an answer to your first question (though I think the only difference hard mode makes is more tokens), but to your second about how to find the UK puzzles… Just go to

and click on any date. Note there are no UK puzzles for May, but every other date has them listed.

249 Kelly August 3, 2009 at 4:13 pm

Lura! Holy cow that was fast! Thank you so much for the information! And please let me thank you for this great web site! It’s awesome! Thank you so much, Kelly

250 Dan13 August 3, 2009 at 6:12 pm

Looking like the progression is still not working like it should.

After finishing the US side today I needed 1800ish to next rank but after I finished the UK side I needed over 2000 to next rank. No clue if it is cahet glitch, some random error, or if the game is still buggy (my money is on still bugged).

Oh and of course it’s still not paying out usless point counters (tokens).

Recommend catching up at least a few days so ya don’t completely loose out if you are holding off for bug fixes. 1st few days of May on the US side are greyed out now … looks like they are only keeping 3 months in their archive for now, hope that changes.

Have a good week!!

251 blondeNsexy_ August 3, 2009 at 10:20 pm

To answer Kelly’s question on how to get to the UK site to play Crossword Cove. You can go one of two ways….

1) Click on any free tokens links for a UK page and then go from there, or
2) Go to Pogo’s sign-in page and up at the top you have the choice of which site to go to by clicking on the appropriate flag.

Hope this helps!

252 Melissa August 3, 2009 at 10:54 pm

Whoever suggested playing on normal, I want to thank you :) I set my game to “normal” it was working much better than it was.

253 rosetta August 4, 2009 at 1:52 am

Ok a question dont you find it unfair that they give more available days for the usa side then the uk and isnt it GARBAGE that they posted the month of april but never let us play it?

254 Sparky August 4, 2009 at 5:26 am

Lura-this is my first visit to this website (b.h.)–read ALL the notes on Crossword Coves and your replies-dear lady-you should be nominated to be Saint Lura of Pogo Answers-hugs from the Mississippi Gulf Coast

255 sexyspongebobc August 4, 2009 at 8:29 am

well here is an update. a week latter and with 6 puzzles done i’am finally getting tokens and I’am rank one.I guess this is pogos fix. hmmmm iIsee nothing right about it but whatever, at least I can play now. And let me just say idc about tokies i want ranking for badges:( ok no more on this poof gl e1 and hope e1 else has been fixed.

256 Claudia August 4, 2009 at 10:11 am

Why is it that we never get the right amount of tokens. Again this morning i completed the puzzle and it indicated that I won 4835 tokens but it only gave me 1,291.

257 ELLVIRRAA August 4, 2009 at 10:37 am

Lura love your site and a big Thank You from me and all my friends who use it. The answers to trivia and cc are greatly appreciated. I too am having trouble when I go back into CC and having to redo entire last puzzle. Now when I am ready to quit I just leave the last three words in the puzzle I am doing unfinished then when I come back in I just have to put in those three instead of redoing the whole thing. Not sure if they fixed that yet as I keep doing this lol. Hope this helps anyone having that trouble. Make sure you write down date of puzzle before you leave. Thanks again for a great site.

258 kath August 4, 2009 at 12:19 pm

yes i agree im not getting the right amount of tokens i feel cheated on the tokens tho which irritates me please get this fixed so we get the full amount of tokens

259 Jennifer August 4, 2009 at 12:41 pm


How many other people would sit and take the time to post the answers to TP and CC, everyday, then constantly come back and answer the same questions for people that obviously dont read a few post prior because 10 out of 10 times LURA not LAURA has made sure the answer was covered by someone else, or she will answer it herself…

I am personally spoiled by all she offers on this site…..

So I 2nd that nomination, and welcome you to BH, look forward to seeing more of your post <:-)

260 Joan August 4, 2009 at 1:17 pm

I’ve read through all the glitches in Crossword Cove but none are like mine. I can play in the English mode but when I come into the American mode I get the error page that says Connection to Server had been lost. I had 3 of my friends try to get into my name in America and they got the same error page. My name can’t get into the American mode. I’ve written to Pogo 4 times about this and I’ve gotten the exact verbatim garbage from supposedly 5 different pogonames. One of them thanked me for telling them of this bug, but said since it is a new game that there will be glitches until all are worked out. Well May is leaving in a hurry and I will be behind everyone because my name is the only one that can’t get into America!! If you have any way to help, please let me know. The auto responses from pogo “techs” are nothing. They can’t even have a real person reading them.

261 tigger August 4, 2009 at 3:05 pm

if you look in the who’s here list beside your name after u finish a puzzle, it updates there

262 jaredph September 8, 2009 at 1:45 pm

Hi everyone!

I think they have finally fixed crossword cove!

Today, when I played it, when I clicked the all done button, it automatically ended the puzzle instead of telling me how many letters were wrong (Im guessing this is b/c I had all of them right). I started to suspect they had finally fixed this game, so I played it again, except I submitted the puzzle immediately after I finished it (instead of waiting 15 minutes to get all my tokens). As it turns out, I got all my tokens! Just to make sure, I completed another puzzle, and the same thing happened. I think the token issue on Crossword Cove has finally been fixed! :)

263 Indy September 8, 2009 at 3:37 pm

jaredph – I totally agree. For me also, the issue with the token counts seem to be resolved. Today I played both the US and UK puzzles, clicked Submit when I finished without waiting for the minutes to pass, and the token counts were correct on both sides of the pond.

264 shelly September 8, 2009 at 4:23 pm

Jaredph you beat me to it!

I was catching up on the UK side today and it was awarding all my tokens and I was submitting my answers at between 2 3 minutes. I even wrote the figures down for a few games to dbl check! :0)
I too noticed that after clicking all done it went straight to spin rather than tell me I had 0 answers wrong.
(I can only confirm the correct tokens being awarded on the UK site so far, havent tried US side yet)

265 shelly September 8, 2009 at 4:24 pm

Indy also beat me to it and confirmed both US and UK working properly!

266 Kathy September 8, 2009 at 5:07 pm

I also can confirm its working. I completed all squares on the US puzzle, hit all done and it went right to the spin. I completed all but one on the UK puzzle and it let me know I needed to correct 1 letter. I did receive correct tokens on both. FINALLY!!
Thanks Lura.

267 JoAnn September 8, 2009 at 6:18 pm

I just got through playing both the US & UK crossword puzzles. It gave me the tokens won for the game where my names is but not but not up on top where it shows your tokens till you leave the game. It also only give you the tokens for the game but not for your jackpot spin and that’s in both the US & UK games. So it’s not working great for everyone. Just an FYI….

268 Lura September 8, 2009 at 6:24 pm

JoAnn: I didn’t experience that problem today, but it seems to me that not getting your tokens until you leave the game isn’t quite the same problem as not getting them at all. At least we’re getting all of the tokens the game ‘owes’ us (eventually), unlike before when we would get shorted by several thousand sometimes.

269 Fier666 September 8, 2009 at 7:07 pm

there was a post over the weekend that said you have to wait till 14:50 to submit your puzzle im wondering if someone can clarify this for me also I havnt had any problem the past few days with getting tokens from CC and personally I think Lura needs to be made President of Pogo she is awesome thanks for all that you do for us

270 Lura September 8, 2009 at 7:46 pm

Fier666: that problem has been fixed as of today. I just made a ‘formal’ post about it here:

With that said, I’m closing out the comments on this thread.

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