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, the online library of acrostic puzzles, is now available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. It includes 150 puzzles, from easy to fiendishly hard, and you can buy more puzzles right in the application. For free sample puzzles, download the aptly-named Crostix Free.
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
My favorite Anacrostics in electronic form
I’ve always loved Anacrostics. I’ve been doing them with pencil and paper for years. This app works just like the printed ones, but once completely filled in, you get immediate feedback as to whether all entries are correct. They’re fun and challenging, especially at the higher difficulty levels.
Great app but no updates for several years!
I love this app, but there have been no new puzzles for several years. It's easy to use and most of the puzzles are information and fun to solve.
I like the more complicated puzzles, not the gag lines. However, the Sherlock Holmes puzzles are extremely difficult. I exhausted the Mumford puzzles quite a while ago, which makes the current version of the app worthless.
PLEASE add more puzzles soon!
I have spent many hours enjoying these puzzles and learning many things I did not know before. I hope that will continue to be additions to the Crostix library as I have completed most of them that are currently available.
The developer, Mountford Line, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.
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- Brian Mountford
- 24.7 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.
- Age Rating
- © 2009-2016 Brian Mountford
- In-App Purchases
- Crostix Book Four $0.99
- Crostix Book Five $0.99
- Guest Author: Gordon Frakes $0.99
- Crostix, Book Six $0.99
- Crostix Book Seven $0.99
- Crostix Book Eight $0.99
- Crostix Book Nine $0.99
- Crostix Book Ten $0.99
- Guest Author: Gordon Frakes 2 $0.99
- The Golden Treasury $0.99