CluedUp: Flex Crossword application built for the Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph have just launched a new Crosswords and Sudoko site called CluedUp – I built the Flex Crosswords Application. Behind the scenes it’s one of my best structured projects to date and uses the following technologies/approaches:

This is just phase 1 of the project. Future releases will include Sudoko, Codewords, possibly the ability to download an Adobe AIR desktop version of the system, Multiplayer – how cool would it be to be able to complete a crossword puzzle with your friend via a multiplayer version of the game?!

I think you have to register a trial account to play the game so here are a few screengrabs…

When the user initially selects a crossword the board/clues are blurred until they begin

When the user initially selects a crossword the board/clues are blurred until they begin

The custom crossword board component subclasses the Flex DataGrid component

The custom crossword board component subclasses the Flex DataGrid component

When you exit a crossword the application checks whether you've got unsaved changes

When you exit a crossword the application checks whether you have unsaved changes