Simon & Schuster's 365 Crosswords Application Now Available on the Apple App Store

    NEW YORK, Feb. 23 /CNW/ -- Simon & Schuster today announced its 365
Crosswords puzzle application for iPhone and iPod touch is available
exclusively on the Apple App Store. 365 Crosswords bundles crossword software
and a year's worth of puzzles in one simple download, allowing users to play
anytime, anywhere without a subscription or the need for a daily download -
unlike some other current crossword applications for which users must download
new content from external sources every time they want a new puzzle.  365
Crosswords is filled with exclusive and challenging puzzles created by the
best contemporary constructors of the genre, and edited by top puzzle master
John M. Samson, creator of the Simon & Schuster Mega Crossword Puzzle Book

    In 1924, Simon & Schuster published its first title, The Cross Word
Puzzle Book. Not only was it the publisher's first release, it was the first
collection of crossword puzzles ever published in book form, and became a huge
bestselling phenomenon.  Now, Simon & Schuster is pleased to bring its
illustrious crossword puzzle program to new audiences in a digital format.

    "365 Crosswords gives iPhone and iPod touch crossword fans an easy-to-use
application that will provide many hours of entertainment," said Ellie
Hirschhorn, executive vice president, chief digital officer of Simon &
Schuster, Inc.  "It's fitting that we are now bringing an important legacy
from Simon & Schuster's publishing history to a mobile audience by making this
best-in-class application and content available on the iPhone and iPod touch."

    The application includes a variety of user-friendly features, including
the capability to choose puzzles of varying levels of difficulty, and sort
puzzles by author, title, or degree of completion. Users can solve puzzles in
"pen" or "pencil" mode, and check or reveal answers by letter, word, or entire
grid segments.  Simon & Schuster plans to regularly update 365 Crosswords with
seasonal and themed bonus puzzles.

    The 365 Crosswords application is available for $4.99 from Apple's App
Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at

    Jpegs of 365 Crosswords and a Simon & Schuster historical crossword photo
are available upon request.

    365 Crosswords
    Edited by John M. Samson

    Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the
field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in
fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed,
electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult
Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio,
Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada,
and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit our website at

For further information:

For further information: Adam Rothberg, Vice President, Corporate
Communications, Simon & Schuster, +1-212-698-1132, Web Site:

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