Acrostic Crossword Puzzles 12+

Brain Game Fun, Easy to Hard

Egghead Games LLC

    • $3.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Acrostics are crosswords with a twist: find the hidden quote. This combination of crossword and cryptogram provides an entertaining brain 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. Once the quote is partially filled in, you can also do this process in reverse – each letter you add to the quote will fill in the corresponding letter in the clue answers. By working back-and-forth, eventually the entire quote and all clue answers will be revealed.

The app includes 60 free quality puzzles with no ads, ever. They range from beginner to expert from renowned publishers like Acrostica, Acrostics by Cyn, Lovatts Puzzles, PennyPress Crostics, Puzzle Baron and Spanish language puzzles from Tav Ripo. Additional puzzle packs containing 48 to 50 puzzles are available for a small fee; the full library is over 6350 puzzles!

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.

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 4.9.11

New volumes from Lovatts and CynAcrostics Volume 8. More expert times. Various puzzle errata. Fixes a crash when scrolling to the bottom of the Congratulations page after solving a puzzle. Email with any questions or comments. We love to hear from you! Cheers, Michael

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Neuroagility ,

Best Acrostic Puzzle App Ever

I love acrostic puzzles because the best of them set my brain on fire. This app, especially with v 4.8.9, lets me be fully immersed as I bounce seamlessly from clues to grid and back. I can see what’s important at each stage and enter or erase flawlessly. Egghead Games’ Acrostics is the best acrostic app I’ve ever used, and the range of puzzles goes from easy right up to the acrostaholic pinnacle. My favorite puzzles usually are the themed CynAcrostics, which I find comparable to the New York Times’ acrostics. (Later.) But right now I’m having a wonderful time on her American Acrostic Volume 10, “Puzzling American Music”. I literally can’t put it down as one puzzle feeds into the next!

ptt50 ,

Loved this app until recently

This is by far the best acrostic format I have played. I have made more than 75 in app purchases for additional puzzles. Lately, it seems the “new” purchases are repeats of old puzzles. I don’t know if I should purchase any more add-ons. I don’t want to buy the same puzzles I have already completed. Can you tell me if this trend of repeating old puzzles continues?

Update: I have updated this review to 5 stars. Michael with customer support worked diligently to correct the problem of repeated puzzles. Resolved the issue and kept me informed all along the way. Would highly recommend!

Developer Response ,

Hi there. Thanks for all those purchases! There certainly aren’t any intentional repeats, so I’m troubled to hear this. If you can provide any details at all, I’ll take a thorough look for duplicates as there shouldn’t even be one! Even if you can narrow down the publisher, that would help. Please email and we’ll get on it. Cheers, Michael

rfabs ,

Great Puzzle App

This is one of my favorite apps. I’ve enjoyed acrostics since I was a kid, but doing them on paper required lots of transferring letters from one part of the puzzle to another (it reminded me of double-entry bookkeeping). With this app, both halves of the puzzle are kept in synch, so it’s easier to guess words and see if they fit. The puzzles themselves are well-constructed, with a mix of tricky and easy clues. And the add-on packs let you keep refreshing new puzzles at a reasonable cost. Many thanks to the developers!

In-App Purchases

Crostics by PennyPress Vol 1
50 varied Crostic puzzles from Penny Press
American Authors – v8
Stories about some of the best-known authors
CynAcrostics Vol 5
My Word! Part 2- 50 new puzzles
Acrostica I - 48 puzzles
Logophile Challenges by Michael H Dickman
Explorers and Adventurers - v7
With fun historical facts and clever clues!
Puzzle Baron Acrostics - v2
50 puzzles for hours of brain-challenging fun

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