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.
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
Three new books! Crostix Books 12 and 13, and a second book of Larry Katzman's Gaglines puzzles. Updated for iOS 10. Unfortunately, that also means you will need at least iOS 8 to run this new version. Our apologies to those using older devices.
But most importantly, we hope that this new version fixes the evil and long-standing bug which caused the app to be stuck in "Waiting for Data" mode for new books. Let us know if you still have problems with this; fixing it is our number one priority.
Ratings and Reviews
Challenging, but great layout!
I love that I can see the clues and the puzzle at the same time and the size is easy to read. The clues are challenging, but not impossible. I don’t consider it cheating to use the internet and a few hints!! Hours of enjoyment for the price.
Really Good Puzzles
Nice layout and nicely challenging. Welcome spread from easier to harder. Well worth the $.99. Only real disappointment is that the explanation of the source of the quote is often minimal, sometimes not even mentioning the book!
Clues are way too hard, even for easiest sample puzzles!! Bummer because I really like the app’s layout and design!
4 stars for everyone better than me!! I can’t even get it by doing the quote without using many hints!!
Recommend a super easy level. Developers are obviously wow smart ;-).
The developer, Mountford Line, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.
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- Brian Mountford
- 25.1 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2009-2016 Brian Mountford
- In-App Purchases
- Crostix Free Big Book $1.99
- Crostix Free Book Two $0.99
- Crostix Free Book Three $0.99
- Crostix Free Book Four $0.99
- Crostix Free Book Five $0.99
- Crostix, Book Six $0.99
- Crostix Free Guest Author: Gordon Frakes $0.99
- Crostix Free Book Seven $0.99
- Crostix Book Eight $0.99
- HeadLines $1.99