Acrostics, also called Crostics, Anacrostics, & Double-Crostics, are crossword puzzles with a bonus prize. Includes 50 quality puzzles from Puzzle Baron, Acrostics by Cyn, Penny Press, Acrostica and Lovatts Puzzles. Reveal a hidden quote in a grid by correctly answering crossword-style clues. This combination of crossword and cryptogram will stretch your brain with an entertaining workout. Each letter in the quote is linked to a letter in one of the clue answers. As you fill in more and more answers, more letters will begin to fill the quote grid, until eventually the entire quote is revealed. You can also do this in reverse. As words of the quote become clear, they will fill in the clue answers!

Designed for fast and easy play, Acrostics lets you concentrate on solving the clues without all the erasing of pencil and paper solving. The result is pure puzzle solving fun with no ads or distractions!

Advanced play features include automatic grid updating and indexing, see related cells, multi-level undo, remove errors, and hints. A wide range of difficulty levels will challenge beginners and seasoned players alike.

Acrostics includes more than 50 additional puzzle packs available for purchase, each for about the price of a cup of coffee. Pick your favorite author or try something different. These will provide HOURS and HOURS of fun!

If you like word games, crosswords or cryptograms, acrostics are a fun way to exercise your brain!

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What’s New

Version 2.2.5

American Acrostics Volume 7, "Puzzling Explorers and Adventurers", is now available. The app has also been updated for the latest Apple devices, with more improvements coming soon.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
217 Ratings
217 Ratings
D147258369 ,

Good; could be great

Good puzzles and interface. However, unlike nearly every other word puzzle, this one lacks the option to skip already filled spaces. Especially at the end, when filling in the last spots scattered through the quote, it's tedious to have to either re-type or to select each box individually. Please include this option and I'll buy puzzle packs and I'll give you five stars.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for this thoughtful review. Skipping filled in letters is high on the list. We're a little distracted with a big upgrade to our Logic Puzzles apps, but once that is out of the way, we'll bring a lot of the lessons learned to Acrostics, as well as feature improvements like this. Thanks! Mike @ Egghead Games

AshleyZM ,

Love it

But, it would be helpful to state the level of additional puzzle packs. And how about some easier ones? The answers are often very long words...

Highly recommend. I swear I’ve written a review before. It was a long one about loving this game.

How about syncing to my iPad?

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the review Ashley! We've thought about various options for showing progress over the years, but it's such a delicate balance between helping and what some would call cheating, that we've erred towards doing it as we do now. Fwiw, we find that if we do have some indicator of "correct" at a granular level, then the nature of the game changes. E.g. instead of treating the puzzle as a whole, and trying "but if I do that over there, will that help me over here", it causes a singular focus on a particular clue: "Hmm, that clue didn't show correct, but what about trying this other word". And so we ended up with the erase errors feature that is there if you want the reassurance, but doesn't change the game. Note, we're also thinking about changing it from "Erase errors" to something that first gives an indication of how many errors and gives you the option to erase or not. Right now, it's a bit "all or nothing". I wonder what you think of that? I'd love to hear at (About -> Contact Support in the app), if you have a moment. Thanks! Mike

BubbleBrainBooBoo ,

Finally! Great Crostics!

Absolutely wonderful, free crostics! Not too hard, not too easy, good features like "Hints" and "Erase Errors", works smoothly, easily, and without bugs, very large variety of quality puzzles, no hokey, kluged-together, forced word clues. Highly enjoyable!


Egghead Games LLC
54.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
© Egghead Games LLC
In-App Purchases
  1. Acrostics Volume 2 $3.99
  2. Acrostics Volume 3 $3.99
  3. Acrostics Volume 4 $3.99


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