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 PennyPress Crostics, Lovatts Puzzles, Acrostics by Cyn, Acrostica, 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 4944 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 4.2.11

Fixes a problem showing completion statistics on older versions of iOS. Stops giving an error if opened in airplane mode.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
826 Ratings

826 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 2.2.1, 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 are the themed CynAcrostics, which I find comparable to the New York Times’ acrostics.
Actually, I now think her Volume 4, is best of all!

ya boi shartisha ,

If You Like Acrostics, This is the App to Get!

I used to look forward to the Charles Preston Quote-Acrostic in the newspaper every weekend until it was discontinued many years ago. This app is a great replacement! The challenge of the puzzles is the same and the functionality of the app is spot-on. And I don’t have to wait until Saturday for a new puzzle.

Great support! There was a display issue with Dark Mode in iOS13 so I contacted support. The developer, Michael, contacted me a day later to let me know the fix was available in the App Store.

billfalls ,

Great acrostic puzzles, now also in Spanish!

The app comes with 10 free puzzles from each of several publishers including one set in Spanish. Sets of 50 puzzles are available for roughly ten cents a puzzle. You end up revealing a (usually interesting) quote. If you like solving acrostics on paper you’ll love doing them at the keyboard.

I should add that Michael provides excellent user support.

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


Egghead Games LLC
79.8 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Spanish

Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
In-App Purchases
  1. Puzzle Baron Acrostics - v2 $3.99
  2. Puzzle Baron Volume 3 $3.99
  3. Puzzle Baron Volume 4 $3.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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