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Acrostics, also known as Crostics, Anacrostics, and Double-Crostics, are like crossword puzzles with a bonus prize. The app includes 50 quality puzzles from Puzzle Baron, Acrostics by Cyn, Penny Press, Acrostica and Lovatts Puzzles. Your goal is to reveal a hidden quote in a grid by correctly answering crossword-style clues. This combination of crossword and cryptogram will stretch your brain with an entertaining 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. You can also do this in reverse. As words of the quote become clear, they will fill in the clue answers!

Designed for fast and easy play, Acrostics lets you concentrate on solving the clues without all the erasing of pencil and paper solving. The result is pure puzzle solving fun with no ads or distractions!

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.

Acrostics includes more than 50 additional puzzle packs available for purchase, each for about the price of a mocha java caramel swirl Frappuccino. Pick your favorite publisher or try something different. These will provide HOURS and HOURS of fun!

If you like word games, crosswords or cryptograms, acrostics are a fun way to exercise your brain!

Quality Software by Egghead Games. Contact us at support@eggheadgames.com or www.eggheadgames.com. We stand by our products and will happily refund your purchase if you’re not completely happy.

This app contains puzzles licensed from: www.acrostica.com, www.acrosticsbycyn.com, www.pennydellpuzzles.com, www.puzzlebaron.com and lovattspuzzles.com.

Google Play Store Category:

Primary: Games

Secondary: Brain Games

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Total Ratings

380
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4
72
3
26
2
11
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Version History

Launched Nov 09, 2013 (about 7 years ago).

Releasing new versions every about 2 months, on average.

Jul 03
2020
(Current)
Version 2.6.3

A new volume! American Acrostics Volume 8 from Acrostics by Cyn has arrived πŸŽ‰πŸ™ŒπŸš€. Adds backup support, so solved puzzles are remembered if you delete and re-install the app (or switch to a new device).

Jun 09
2020
Version 2.6.2

New volumes! Acrostica Volume VI is new, along with Penny Dell volumes 23 through 28.

Jan 09
2020
Version 2.6.0

CynaAcrostics "My Word! Part 2" (volume 5) is new! Various minor puzzle fixes. The app has been updated to the latest Google releases.

May 17
2019
Version 2.5.0

8 new volumes πŸŽ‰ - 6 PennyPress, CynAcrostics Vol 4 & Acrostica Volume V. Happy puzzling!

Also tweaked some puzzle clues and fixed a scrambled puzzle.

Feb 19
2019
Version 2.4.7

Eleven new volumes from Puzzle Baron (51-61). Happy puzzling!

Jan 26
2019
Version 2.4.6

Acrostica Volume IV is now available. This is great news for Michael H. Dickman puzzle fans, and logophiles in general. Enjoy!

Dec 13
2018
Version 2.4.5

American Acrostics v7, "Puzzling Explorers and Adventurers", is now available. Happy puzzling!

May 31
2018
Version 2.4.4

A quick re-release to fix a crashing bug in the previous version. Recently added: American Acrostics Volume 6 πŸŽ‰ β€” another great volume from Acrostics by Cyn! Four new volumes of Penny Dell Crostics! "Erase Errors" now highlights which letters were removed.

Problems or suggestions? Tap Help - Contact Support, or email support@eggheadgames.com. We truly love to hear from you!

May 28
2018
Version 2.4.3

Added American Acrostics Volume 6 πŸŽ‰ β€” another great volume from Acrostics by Cyn! "Erase Errors" now highlights which letters were removed. Restored Puzzle Baron puzzle timings accidentally deleted last week ... oops 😬.

Problems or suggestions? Tap Help - Contact Support, or email support@eggheadgames.com. We truly love to hear from you!

May 22
2018
Version 2.4.2

Four more puzzle volumes from Penny Dell πŸŽ‰

The app now works in landscape on all tablets, and other updates allowed us to shrink the app size by 20%.

We also fixed errors in the following puzzles: Penny Dell Vol 10, Puzzle 8 & Acrostics by Cyn, American Acrostics Vol 4 Puzzle 32.

Feb 27
2018
Version 2.4.1

Six new Penny Dell Crostics volumes πŸŽ‰. Binge on!

We also fixed some small errors reported with the recently released American Acrostics Volume 5 and a typo in Acrostica Volume 1.

Dec 10
2017
Version 2.4.0

New puzzles πŸŽ‰ πŸ™Œ Just in time for the holidays comes American Acrostics' "Puzzling Holidays and Celebrations" (vol 5). But that's not all. There are ten (yes TEN!) new volumes from Puzzle Baron (vols 41-50).
Behind the scenes, I had my tin foil (privacy) hat on, and we removed all internet access from the app and updated the privacy policy to match. Facebook and Google now sell over 60% of online ads, and I'm determined that Egghead Games' customers will not be part of the data collected.

Jul 15
2017
Version 2.3.4

Two new Penny Press volumes, 5 & 6, are now available! πŸ™Œ πŸŽ‰
The recently added CynAcrostics Volume 3 also had some small updates that some keen eyed puzzle solvers reported. Thanks!

Jul 03
2017
Version 2.3.3

We have a new volume 3 in the wonderful CynAcrostics series πŸŽ‰πŸ™Œ.
Volume 3, You Don't Say?, offers 50 quirky quotations from authors in the news, in the arts and sciences, and in the public eye. Quotation sources include Carrie Fisher, Jane Fonda, Samantha Bee, Charles Duhigg, Ellen DeGeneres, Carl Sagan, Shonda Rhimes, E.O. Wilson, Cheryl Strayed, and Nora Ephron.
As always, contact us at support@eggheadgames.com, or from within the app. We love to hear from you, and we respond quickly!

May 08
2017
Version 2.3.2

New feature: Now you can see the title of the puzzle you're playing. Acrostics by Cyn & the new Lovatts puzzles benefit from this. And, the app is a little faster!
We fixed a rare hanging bug after the last update & another with numbers in Lovatts puzzles. We also did some cleanup on the Lovatts titles, especially changing UGLY UPPER CASE to Nice Mixed Case.
Special thanks to a customer who reached out with the hanging bug & then tested with us until we found the right fix. πŸ‘πŸ™ŒπŸŽ‰

May 02
2017
Version 2.3.0

10 free puzzles from premier Australian πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί puzzle maker Lovatts Puzzles πŸŽ‰πŸ‘. These are a great introduction to acrostics for first timers, and the occasional "British πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§English" spelling adds to the fun. We also added four volumes of 50 puzzles for sale, so if you like these new sample puzzles, you can keep going!
We also:
* removed Google Analytics & Crashlytics as part of our ongoing privacy & no advertising policy
* corrected 2 puzzle clues (Guat*e*mala πŸ‡¬πŸ‡Ή, 😳)
* love your emails!

Feb 09
2017
Version 2.2.11

A quick update to our newly added About page. It provides more information and makes it easier to share with a friend, see our other apps, leave a review or reach us Facebook, along with other housekeeping odds and ends.
As always, tap the βœ‰οΈ envelope in the app to contact us, or email support@eggheadgames.com. We love to hear your suggestions or help with any problems.
Love the app? Please share with a friend or leave a review from the new About menu, thanks!

Feb 08
2017
Version 2.2.10

We added an About page to provide more information and to make it easier to share with a friend, see our other apps, leave a review or reach us Facebook, along with other housekeeping odds and ends.
As always, tap the βœ‰οΈ envelope in the app to contact us, or email to support@eggheadgames.com. We love to hear your suggestions or help with any problems.
Love the app? Please share with a friend or leave a review. Thanks!

Jan 21
2017
Version 2.2.9

Happy New Year! πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ†πŸŽ‡ Our first release of the year has minor puzzle corrections and fixes some rare crashes that our automated tools detected. As always, tap the βœ‰οΈ envelope in the app to contact us, or email to support@eggheadgames.com. We love to hear your suggestions or help with any problems.
Love the app? Please tell a friend or leave a review!

Dec 01
2016
Version 2.2.8

We added Volume 4 of the American πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Acrostics series. These 51 puzzles feature all US states & DC. Cyn does an amazing job with these themed volumes. Highly recommended!
Other tweaks: Play order is now remembered, and the volume up/down buttons now work as expected (instead of ring volume 😲).
Tap the βœ‰οΈ envelope in the app to contact us, or email to support@eggheadgames.com. We love to hear your suggestions or help with any problems.
Love the app? Please tell a friend or leave a review!

Oct 16
2016
Version 2.2.7

Added two new PennyPress Crostic volumes: 3 and 4. What fun!!
Fixed a rare "black screen on startup" that affected a few older devices.
As always, tap the email icon in the app to contact us, or email us directly at support@eggheadgames.com. We love to hear your suggestions or help with any problems!

Oct 11
2016
Version 2.2.6

Acrostics by Cyn puzzles now show their (clever!) names. Just tap the ">" to get the full list. Warning, they can be quite punny!
We also fixed a few rare crashes and one puzzle quote (the apostrophe police corrected "Thirty Years' War", to "Thirty Years War", phew!).
As always, tap the email icon in the app to contact us, or email us directly at support@eggheadgames.com. We love to hear your suggestions or help with any problems!

Oct 02
2016
Version 2.2.5

We fixed a small bug where tapping near a clue answer cell would go to the first cell in the clue (now it goes to the closest), updated to the latest Google Android libraries, corrected some puzzle errata, and fixed some rare crashes that you likely never noticed.
Note, we will be increasing the price of the app and puzzle volumes in mid-October, so feel free to stock up.
Suggestions or questions? Email support@eggheadgames.com. We reply promptly!

Sep 06
2016
Version 2.2.4

We tweaked some puzzle clues (because we're just fanatical about accuracy!). We also made a small volume display adjustment just because it's nice when things are nice, don't you agree?
Suggestions or questions? Email support@eggheadgames.com. We reply promptly!

Aug 25
2016
Version 2.2.3

One joy of all this electronic puzzling is that when we find even trivial errors in the puzzles, we can quickly update them! In this release, we improved some Acrostica puzzle clues at the author's behest.
Suggestions or questions? Email support@eggheadgames.com. We reply promptly.

Jul 29
2016
Version 2.2.2

A little mid-summer update that makes keyword answers a better size and fixes a couple of typos in Acrostica puzzle clues.
Other fine tuning includes: improved pinch / zoom responsiveness for clue text sizing, improved the zoom popup control, regained some space when the keyboard is hiding, fixed some star truncation, and, as usual, fixed a couple of rare crashes.
Suggestions or questions? Email support@eggheadgames.com. We reply promptly!

Jul 13
2016
Version 2.2.1

This release focuses on phones. We've made the grid letters larger, carefully trimmed some white space, and made icons smaller to save space on tiny screens. Large screens get some benefits from this too.
Other fine tuning includes: clue boxes are now all the same size, fixed a sound on/off bug, fixed a couple of rare crashes.
Suggestions or questions? Email support@eggheadgames.com. We reply promptly!

Jul 05
2016
Version 2.2.0

Customers often ask "What do those little symbols mean?", so we removed the symbols from the home page and now use "plain old text" instead. We also made the text a little larger. This complies better with Android Accessibility and Design Guidelines and we think it looks better too. We hope you agree (tap the envelope icon to email us if not!)
Suggestions or questions? Email support@eggheadgames.com. We reply promptly.
Happy puzzling!

Jun 25
2016
Version 2.1.204

We fixed a problem with some AmericanAcrostics puzzles that contained numbers - those themed volumes are great! And while we were there we included some minor design tweaks and squashed another rare bug.
Email support@eggheadgames.com with any questions or concerns. We reply promptly. Happy puzzling!

Jun 23
2016
Version 2.1.203

Jun 16
2016
Version 2.1.202

Jun 16
2016
Version 2.1.201

Jun 12
2016
Version 2.1.200

Jun 09
2016
Version 2.0.205

Jun 02
2016
Version 2.0.204

Mar 14
2016
Version 1.4.204

Mar 01
2016
Version 1.4.203

Feb 25
2016
Version 1.4.201

Feb 24
2016
Version 1.4.200

Feb 17
2016
Version 1.3.200

Dec 27
2015
Version 1.2.200

Aug 15
2015
Version 1.1.203

Acrostics, Crostics, or Double Crostics (Dell), combine crosswords with fill in the quote. Another β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… word game by Puzzle Baron. Also called anacrostics, the puzzles are based on anagrams and crosswords. Your goal is to reveal a hidden quote in a grid by correctly answering crossword-style clues. 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. You can also do this in reverse. As words of the quote become clear, they will fill in the clue answers!

Fifty ranked and timed puzzles. Every puzzle has a difficulty level and time. When you finish the puzzle, you'll see a graph showing how your time compares to expert puzzlers and the number of hints taken if any. All puzzles have been solved and timed by thousands of players at the popular Puzzle Baron Acrostics web site.


Designed from scratch for fast Android play, this app allows you to concentrate on solving the puzzle and makes solving much easier than with paper and pencil. The result is pure puzzle solving fun with no ads or distractions!


Advanced play features include automatic grid updating and indexing, see related cells, multi-level undo, remove errors and hints. Three difficulty levels will challenge beginners and seasoned players alike. Share the results with your puzzling friends with a single tap via email, Facebook or Twitter.


Seven more puzzle packs, each with 50 puzzles with a mix of difficulties are available for purchase inside the app. These will provide HOURS and HOURS of fun!


If you like word games, crosswords or cryptograms, acrostics are a fun way to exercise your brain!


All the puzzles have validated difficulty levels and times aggregated from the popular Puzzle Baron websites. His family of web sites have served millions and millions of puzzle enthusiasts since 2006.


Quality Software by Egghead Games. Contact us at support@eggheadgames.com or www.eggheadgames.com.

Nov 09
2013
Version 1.0.216

Acrostics, Crostics, or Double Crostics (Dell), combine crosswords with fill in the quote. Another β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… word game by Puzzle Baron. Also called anacrostics, the puzzles are based on anagrams and crosswords. Your goal is to reveal a hidden quote in a grid by correctly answering crossword-style clues. 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. You can also do this in reverse. As words of the quote become clear, they will fill in the clue answers!

Fifty ranked and timed puzzles. Every puzzle has a difficulty level and time. When you finish the puzzle, you'll see a graph showing how your time compares to expert puzzlers and the number of hints taken if any. All puzzles have been solved and timed by thousands of players at the popular Puzzle Baron Acrostics web site.


Designed from scratch for fast Android play, this app allows you to concentrate on solving the puzzle and makes solving much easier than with paper and pencil. The result is pure puzzle solving fun with no ads or distractions!


Advanced play features include automatic grid updating and indexing, see related cells, multi-level undo, remove errors and hints. Three difficulty levels will challenge beginners and seasoned players alike. Share the results with your puzzling friends with a single tap via email, Facebook or Twitter.


Seven more puzzle packs, each with 50 puzzles with a mix of difficulties are available for purchase inside the app. These will provide HOURS and HOURS of fun!


If you like word games, crosswords or cryptograms, acrostics are a fun way to exercise your brain!


All the puzzles have validated difficulty levels and times aggregated from the popular Puzzle Baron websites. His family of web sites have served millions and millions of puzzle enthusiasts since 2006.


Quality Software by Egghead Games. Contact us at support@eggheadgames.com or www.eggheadgames.com.

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