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 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 over 6000 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 4.6.9

Adds Zen mode to hide badge information. Updates and adds Expert times to more puzzles. Renamed "Play" to "Acrostics" in various places.

** Version 4.6.5 **

It is now simpler to clear puzzles to play them again, or review recently solved puzzles. The new "Solved Puzzles" button near the bottom of the main screen replaces the separate library tab. The bottom tabs have been removed completely and Help is moved to the top of the screen above the badges. This frees up space on the screen and overall simplifies the app (and hopefully I won't get emails asking me how to re-play puzzles anymore!). The User Guide has been updated with information about expert ratings and clearing puzzles.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

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.

PJ Craigg ,

Good puzzles; bad main screen remodels

I love this app bc it makes my favorite kind of puzzles so much more accessible. However, I would really like to be able to delete or at least hide puzzles I do not wish to complete. Also, when I opened the app just now, the “library” was gone, and it looks like I have to do puzzles in the random order the app assigns instead of going in the order of the publishers I choose to do. I give three stars because this is now two updates where the interface has gotten less user friendly and more rigid. Please give an option to hide or delete unwanted puzzles, and/or let the user go by just the publishers and numerical order they want. Thank you

Developer Response ,

Thanks SO much for this detailed review. Apologies for the hiccups with these intended-to-be improvements. Note that you can already choose to do the puzzles by publisher (as well as by difficulty). On the main screen, scroll down and tap the publisher. Then all the puzzles by that publisher are listed in volume order, after the started puzzles at the top.That said, I've received other feedback like yours that suggests that adding some way to hide puzzles could be a good addition. In the meantime, can you please give the "play in publisher order" a go and let me know how it goes? You can reach me anytime via email to Thanks, Michael

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!

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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