|How do I buy a subscription to the Crossword Club ?||You can buy a Crossword Club subscription here. A subscription to the Crossword Club is also included as part of our Digital and Print+Digital bundled subscriptions.|
|Is access to the Crossword Club included in the subscription packages?||A subscription to the Crossword Club is also included as part of our Digital and Print+Digital bundled subscriptions.|
|How do I access the crossword after subscribing?||You can access the Crossword Club here .|
|Can I upgrade my crossword subscription to an Irish Times bundled subscription?||Yes, if you wish to upgrade to a Digital or Print+Digital bundled subscription, please contact our Customer Care Team .|
|Will my crossword sign in work for my digital subscription?||Yes, if you have bought a Digital or Print+Digital bundled subscription.|
|Can I do the crossword on my smartphone?||The crossword is optimised for PC and iPad tablet. Please note, the interactive crossword is not currently accessible on Android devices.|
|Can I do the crossword on my tablet?||You can do the crossword on an iPad. Choose version 2.0 after you sign in to make the most of your iPad crossword experience. Please note, the interactive crossword is not currently accessible on Android devices.|
|Can I access the crossword on multiple devices?||You can access the crossword on up to five devices simultaneously.|
|Can I access previously published crosswords?||Membership of the Crossword Club gives you access to crosswords dating back 10 years.|
|How do I get the answers to the crossword?||To reveal all answers on the crossword puzzle, select the ‘reveal all’ button.|
|What interactive features are available for crosswords?||You can check solutions, race the clock, save and print partially completed crosswords. We have a leaderboard page and the Crossword Club homepage displays the top 10 scores each day.|
|What is the difference between Version 1 and Version 2 of the crossword?||
|Why can I not view Version 2 of the crossword on my computer?||Older browsers and in particular Internet Explorer 8 are not compatible with Version 2 of the crossword. Please use Version 1 or update your browser.|
|What are the keyboard shortcuts for Version 2 of the crossword?||
Tab - Moves to the next clue in current direction. When you are at the last clue in the current direction, you will be taken to the first clue in the opposite direction.
Spacebar – Changes the direction of your clue selection.
Delete – Erases the letters from the currently selected square, square selection does not change.
Backspace - Erases the letters from the currently selected square, square selection moves to the preceding square.
Arrow keys – Moves the square selection in the arrow direction.
|Why do I need a screen name?||You will be asked to create a screen name after completing subscription. This is so your email address will not be posted, if you qualify for the leaderboard.|
|How does the leaderboard work?||The Crossword Club leaderboard displays the usernames and completion speeds of the 10 fastest Club members each day. Completions on Sundays are entered into Saturday's leaderboard.|
|What are the leaderboard rules?||
The following rules apply to the Crossword Club leaderboard:
|What if I don't want to appear on the leaderboard?||
If you do not wish to appear in the leaderboard, please use one of the following methods to be automatically excluded:
Use the 'Reveal' button. Please note, using the 'Reveal' button will display the solution of the clue selected. You can choose to reveal a clue that you have previously solved.
Use the 'Reveal All' button. Please note, using the 'Reveal All' button will display the complete solution.
Pause the game more than three times.
Save the game at any stage and reload it from your saved game slot.
|How can I check my solutions?||You can check your solutions online by selecting on the 'Check' button once you have entered a solution. Please note, using the 'Reveal' and 'Reveal All' buttons will display the solution(s). Use of either of these buttons will exclude you from the leaderboard.|
|What is the fair play rule?||Members will carry out crossword completions fairly and honestly. If it is deemed that a crossword completion time is unachievable within the rules of the leaderboard, the score may be removed from the leaderboard.|