Microsoft Ultimate Word Games (Win 10) achievements

Microsoft Ultimate Word Games (Win 10)

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There are 38 Microsoft Ultimate Word Games (Win 10) achievements worth 2,379 (1,000)

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Expert Solver in Microsoft Ultimate Word Games (Win 10)

Expert Solver213 (45)

Obtain the Expert title for Crosswords.

  • Unlocked by 304 tracked gamers (4% - TA Ratio = 4.73) 6,790  

Achievement Guide for Expert Solver

129,514 (71,075)
Achievement won on 29 Mar 18
TA Score for this game: 2,379
Posted on 29 March 18 at 04:46, Edited on 01 May 18 at 14:20
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This will not be a fun or rewarding way to get this achievement, but honestly, who cares? These puzzles stop being fun or rewarding long before you hit level 80.

Make sure the following game options are set:
Cursor skips over filled squares - Disabled
Jump back to first blank when you reach the end of the word - Disabled
Automatically jump to the next clue when last letter is entered - Enabled

Using this method, the small crosswords from the first half of the adventure maps take 2-3 minutes, the medium puzzles from the latter half of the map take 4-5, and the large puzzles from Bonus Level 3 and the Sunday Map Pack puzzles take 6-7.

With the options set in the way outlined above, hold down the A key until the entire crossword is filled with A's. Check the entire puzzle. Now do the same for B. So on and so forth through the rest of the alphabet. My personal approach was to do all the letters in order up through V but skipping J and Q. By that point, I was usually down to only 5 or 6 boxes that hadn't been solved correctly, and with only 6 letters to choose from, it was much quicker to choose the boxes individually and just enter the correct letter. If there were still more than 10 boxes, I continued the process with W and Y, and that got me down to a single digit number 100% of the time.

It's not fun, and it's even more of a grind than it already was, but you WILL be done with it faster.

Edit: I guess I forgot to mention, this is the only way to get Crossword experience outside of daily challenges. Continue doing full maps until you finally hit level 80. Make sure you get 3 stars on all puzzles, as this is how you will get access to all of the bonus levels, which are worth more experience than regular puzzles, and therefore make your use of time more efficient by giving you additional XP for the same amount of effort.
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