By Mountford Line
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Welcome to the world of acrostics! An acrostic, also called a crostic or double crostic, is a cousin of crossword puzzles, with clues and answers whose letters are rearranged to form a quote from a famous (or not-so-famous) author. If you're familiar with acrostics, you will quickly see how convenient they are on the iPhone, because letters are automatically copied to the correct place as you type them in.
Crostix Free is a free version of our Crostix application, containing sample puzzles from our library. Try them out, and if you like them, get the full version, with 150 puzzles, from easy to fiendishly hard, or just buy more in Crostix Free using in-app purchase.
The program has all the features you'd expect:
- get hints for a single letter or an entire word,
- see your score, based on how many hints you needed,
- change the font size by pinching,
- rotate the device as you like, and
- get help on all program options.
If you're new to the world of acrostics, the application also includes a short description to get you started. More tutorials about acrostics are available on our Web site.
What's New in Version 3.2
Fixed bug which caused the puzzle not to be saved unless you left the puzzle screen before leaving the app.
My only problem with this app is that I ran out of puzzles months ago, and they only added more very recently. For some reason, I couldn't buy the new puzzles on my old downloaded version even though I updated it, so I had to download another copy. Since it's free, that's not a big problem. Anyway, I have loved doing crostics for many years, and was very pleased to find an app for them. It works fine on my rather old iPad.
Breaks Words Incorrectly
The game is pretty good, but it breaks the puzzle words onto two lines. For example, the word "THE" gets broken into "TH" on one line, and the "E" on the next line.
So you're trying to solve the phrase thinking it's a 2 letter word followed by a 1 letter word when it's not.
It does this to all kinds of words and makes it unnecessarily hard to solve.
I love this game!
I like games like this anyway to try to keep my "brain age" down, but this one is so much fun! Thanks!
- Category: Games
- Updated: Apr 09, 2015
- Version: 3.2
- Size: 17.2 MB
- Languages: English, Spanish
- Seller: Brian Mountford
- © 2009-2015 Brian Mountford
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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