|Photographed from the Staffordshire Sentinel 15th December 2016, the sentinel.co.uk|
Open the app and enter the known, letters T and I. Press and hold the 2 square on the keyboard, select T. Press and hold the 9 square and select I, like below
Lets try the longest word first, which has squares 9-7-11-14-20-2-9-14-21
Straightaway the app has found a unique single match from over 280,000 words! The app has found you the letters MPARL
Press the + to add the letters to the keyboard. Hold the backspace key to clear the query. You can look up word definitions by touching and holding a word:
Select from a list of web / app options to find the words meaning, below I chose the English Dictionary Offline app, which is free on Google Play:
You now have more than enough letters now to get started and crack the Codeword by yourself. The Codeword above was fairly easy since it contained a long word with several known letters. I don't recommend it, but the app will make mince meat of the rest of the clues:
Other code words are more tricky and you will have lots of possible words to choose from. The app can help here by spotting any common letters:
Here the app has spotted that A and Z are common and so gives you the option to add these letters.
If you are getting 100 matches (the maximum) try other clues, also take a guess at one or a few of the letters. The app is there to help you with the puzzle and not solve it for you, as where is the fun in that?
Crack those Codewords!