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Acrostics Crossword Puzzles

Posted by Egghead Games in Word | Sept. 6, 2016 | 71 Comments

Apk file size: 8.0 MB

Acrostics, also known as Crostics, Anacrostics, and Double-Crostics, are like crossword puzzles with a bonus prize. The app includes 40 quality puzzles from Puzzle Baron, Acrostics by Cyn, Penny Press, and Acrostica. 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 cup of coffee. Pick your favorite author 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!

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Whats new

    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 [email protected] We reply promptly!

Egghead Games part of our Word and have average installs from 1000 to 5000. Last Update Sept. 6, 2016. Google play rating is 86.5476. Current verison is 2.2.4. Actual size 8.0 MB.

Download acrostics-crossword-puzzles.apk 8.0 MB


R Meyer

A liitle pricey. I don't mind paying 2.99 for the first set but subsequent sets should be less. Also, would like option to play without timer. I play these games to relax. But one time I did beat the Expert score and only rated Average. What's up with that?

Ryan Thompson

Content good but interface needs work The puzzles I have tried so far are pretty good, but I can't tell much difference between the difficulty levels. I wish the puzzles were longer like the ones in the Penny mags. The interface is frustrating, it's hard to choose a particular square, it often takes several presses before it registers a touch. There should be an option to skip completed squares when entering letters. I will keep playing and hope for interface improvements from the author.

Anne Romanowski

Acrostics as addictive as ever Love this game! Very easy and customizable interface, free hints, ability to undo and even erase all errors in the puzzle. And the best thing is you can erase the records and start over to improve your score! I highly recommend this terrific game app.

cat smith

Game isn't too easy or too hard. Love the automatic fill in when u add to either the quote or the clues. Easier to change positions on tablet screen than on phone.

Jackie Beard

Enjoying these crostics. They are a little more challenging than I'm used to, but at least there's no penalty when I need to use a hint.

Lisa Hartmann

Great Puzzles These games are actually challenging (sorta on par with Dell puzzle mags), unlike most of the freebies so it's worth it for me, tho I agree with other reviewers that so much shouldn't be charged for subsequent vols. I also don't really care for the timer and the rating of "very slow" I am greeted with at the completion of every puzzle. I'm not in a race; I work them at my leisure.

Jasmine Elliott

Nice app I like the app but can't give it a 5 star rating because I can't review the puzzle once its complete and it contiually rates my speed as "very slow". Seriously, who are all these people who can do a puzzle in 10 minutes! Update: something is definitely messed up with the timing bell curve. I finished a puzzle 24 seconds longer than my husband, I used zero hints and he used 127 hints, he gets an average rating and I get very slow!

Judy Booth

I love acrostics! I really love acrostics...I just wish I didn't have to pay $2.99 every time I wanted to get more. I think if you pay $2.99 for the first 50 puzzles, it should be cheaper for the ones after that.

Kathy Wertman

Cool Always love my puzzle books and these are a fav. Very cool to do on my phone. Thanks!

Gari Offet

Crashes Its bad enough that they charge you for the app when its available to play on line for free but everytime I try to click on a link it crashes. I can't even go to the site to buy more puzzles (again its free to play online). So now that I have solved the 50 puzzles that it came with, the apps is completely useless to me and a royal waste of money.

Zachary Barneis

Uhg Lots of entertainment. Only problem I have with it is that the acrostics tend to be a bit easy.

Linda Clement

Great little app for acrostic lovers It's just like the books I used to order from Penny Press, with some added advantages including deleting all mistakes and hints. The puzzles have difficulty ratings so you can choose a quick one or spend some time working your brain. Fun!

Elaine Sadowski

FUN PUZZLES Enjoyed puzzles. Interface way better than competitor. More, please!


Great app for anyone that is a fan of word games

Myra Gates

A little on the difficult side but then I like a challenge. Good game.

Christine Dougherty

Mostly excellent Biggest flaw: having to repeatedly tap keys to keep going

Robert Mason

A great way for word nerds to pass the time. Especially good for trips.

jill hartsfield

Love it! Very addicting!

Chris Claro

Nicely done Great all with clean interface. Really like it.

Anica Landreneau

Not too hard, mostly unique I have completed 2 volumes, or 100 puzzles everything is 1-3 stars, I am assuming on a difficulty scale of 1-5. Some repeat clues show up and it's pretty lame to rely on Roman numerals for filler. But I downloaded volume 3 so it can't be all bad ;-)

melanie goldstein

Just what i was looking for I love doing these types of puzzles in the sunday paper. Now I can do it anytime. Great app!

Keath Patterson

Great app Puzzles are challenging, app works great.

Toni Alexander

It's pretty good

John Hall

Acrostics by puzzle baron This is a great app. Interesting solutions. Good clues. Good use of solving words. Down to earth. Not outlandish or silly. Good fun.

Jack Gresham

Positive rating Have thoroughly enjoyed these anachrostics and will continue to purchase as long as there are new puzzles available.

Ed Pegg

Great acrostics An acrostic starts with a quote, with the letters rearranged into a series of clued words. The clues and quotes are excellent, and 50 acrostics come with the starting set. More packs of 50 are available. Very well done.

Kim Carson

Excellent app - highly recommended! Fabulous work on the interface. This makes puzzling on paper obsolete! I love that you can buy more levels - I hope the developers continue to add more puzzles, as I will keep buying!

Angela Harper

Great I've been hoping a developer would produce an anacrostic app...and I'm so happy this Saturday morning to find one.

Jennifer Java

Fun Fun way to challenge your brain. Nicely done app. I would recommend it to any word puzzle geeks like myself.

Lindsey McKee

Fantastic Love this app!

Ann Borger

Enjoyable Well done, with hints and ability to erase errors... This app has spoiled me for paper acrostics.

MikkiJo Boston

Great puzzles Many nice features. Love the erase errors options. Just challenging enough to stay interesting. Well done! Have recommend to other puzzle lovers.

Tiffani Joslyn

Acrostics Very addicting, and fun to play whenever you have 5 minutes or 5 hours!

Pam Zeitlin

Sometimes have to hit the letters a few times, but otherwise fun.

Sebastian Iragui

Reliable puzzles Virtually no errors in the clues of the first couple hundred puzzles, and a decent level of literacy: some basic notions of foreign languages help, and there aren't too many sports surnames as clues. The texts excerpted range from Plato to self-help (more of the latter).

Dean Asplund

FANTASTIC!!!!!! Everything I expected without the pencil erasures. Great game, congrats!!!!!!

Rev. Peter Schiefelbein

I love acrostics and these have afforded me many hours of pleasure

Donna Martin

Would like it to sync between devices?

Kathy Hewitt

These are the absolutely best.

Tracy Steer

Great Mind Workout I love acrostics, they combine two other puzzle types I love: cryptograms and crosswords. These are challenging enough to not be boring, but not so impossible so as to be too frustrating to do. Totally worth the small cost - it's much cheaper than buying the same amount of puzzles in a book or magazine.

Tom Rivers

Very nice - I love acrostics and these are great. Tapping to enter letters can be frustrating, though

Roz Coss

Acrostics It can take a few taps to make entries but otherwise very fun

Michele Curtis

Was waiting for this one! There are certain word puzzles that I love and this is one of them. I have kept checking and finally this one popped up. I am throughly enjoying it and looking forward to many more hours of pleasure. Well done!

Eva Dee

One of my Favs! If you love acrostics you will enjoy this app. I spend hours at a time doing these!

Don May

Wonderful Puzzles are interesting, in fact, I read a new book because of one of them. The process works like clockwork. Terrific App!

Lorrie Crose

Anticrostic game It is really slow.

Chris Porter

I wish there was an option to keep words from wrapping from one line to the next. Other than that, great app.

Jennifer Melaragno

Hard puzzles! Not for beginners - though it's nice that they have hints

Teri Szlosek

Update! App works great! Challenging puzzles! After my first install the app didn't work properly on my samsung 10.1 notebook. I posted a disappointing review and was contacted by the app owner / developer quickly who worked with me to resolve the issues in a test mode. Everything works great now with the new upgrade! Love doing these acrostic puzzles. Very good app excellent customer service. Highly recommend Egghead Games

Paul Monlezun

I want to turn the native keyboard off I use a specialized one and it just doesn't work well. But I can't find a way.

Saul Caplan

New keyboard I may be in the minority, but I liked the old keyboard a LOT better.

kam Johnson

Game costs 84 dollars You get 50 free puzzles which are well done and worth the download for that reason, but while I understand the concept of paying for games, 84 dollars seems a bit much for the full version. That's quite an annoying main menu screen. We should at least have an option to remove the rest of this long list of 28 add-on 2.99 volumes if we buy one volume. Also there seems to be no way to do the early puzzles again to try and get higher star rankings without deleting progress on all 50 at once.

Teri Szlosek

Update! App works great! Challenging puzzles! After first install, app didn't work properly on my samsung 10.1 notebook. I posted a disappointing review and was contacted by the app owner/developer quickly who rapidly worked with me to resolve the issues in test mode. Everything works great now with the new upgrade! Love these acrostic puzzles. Excellent customer service!! Highly recommend Egghead Games. Best of all I get to do these electronically rather than purchasing individual puzzle magazines! Very convenient!

Julie Seippel

Ch-ch-changes I love this app. I can work Anacrostics wherever I go, and the developers keep rolling out improvements! Thanks for making me feel like my opinion is valid!

Kittykat Jennings-Watts

A bit awkward but still fun

Sherri Miller

Stopped Working! I had a blast with this game for a couple weeks but it stopped loading about a week ago. It won't load at all. Help?

Bill Falls

Well implemented A wide range of third-party acrostic puzzles in a framework that that works well, even on a small phone screen. The developers are very responsive to bug reports and user suggestions. No subscription puzzles but I'll be asking them to consider adding the NYT for those of us who subscribe.

Katharine Colgan

Senior Counsel (ret.) Handled complex agency appeals. Wrote the agency's published opinions and orders. This app appeals to my puzzle solving interests. It is fun, features interesting quotes, but could be more challenging.

Mike Eoff

G R E A T U p D A T E This app went from nearly unplayable on my tablet to my new favorite. Can't wait to see what is next.

Paul Monlezun

I wanted to be able to turn the native keyboard off... and they DID it The native keyboard was large and left very little room for the puzzle it also insisted on predicting words which was a pain. I could make it smaller and turn off features but that was a pain. We never needed a major keyboard so I'm glad they weren't back. Excellent responsiveness to custom suggestions.

Judy Dushoff

PASSIONATE about Excellence! No surprise that everyone rates 5 stars. Mike and Drew are *right on it* with the tiniest suggestion for improvement. They may answer your email at 2 in the morning! I've loved all these games in mags for decades, but they are SO much better electronically. No wasted time erasing or filling in squares. This is the ONLY dev the familiar mags like Penny Press/ Dell will license to present their puzzles as an app, because of their super high standards. More volumes are only $2.99, miniscule for HOURS of fun!

Kathy Wertman

Cool Always love my puzzle books and these are a fav. Very cool to do on my phone. Thanks!

Martin Burns

It's a wonderful way to get exercise for your brain. A challenge that goes deeper than crosswords... The interface is easy while the puzzles can be hard.

Evonne Johnson

I have always loved this game and I'm really glad I found it, the puzzles you offer are fun and not too difficult, I'm liking all the features you have, please add more games!!!

Tony Antonakas

Nice Please add a setting to skip already filled blocks. Would make it easier to fill both words in the grid and definitions.

Tracy Hendrickson

Great puzzles that make you think!

Paul Monlezun

Suggestions for new features It might add an additional level of enjoyment to have some game center style awards... for things like first puzzle no hints... Winning five trophies, completing a puzzle from each sample pack. Enhanced game statistics might also be popular, for example tracking average times within a puzzle pack and within all puzzles so you can compare.

Mickey Worch

Great Game! Challenging, but workable. Endless, free hints!

Nancy Gault

I really can't recommend Egghead Games enough. Acrostics are fun puzzles and this app is great. The app has lots of options but is very intuitive and well laid-out. You can control sounds within the app, select different puzzle layouts for difficulty/preference, and even change font sizes. Every app has a guide both for using the app and doing the puzzle. Egghead apps NEVER ask for phone permissions for things they don't need, such as location, speaker/mic/camera, or contacts access, you don't need a social media account to play, and you don't need to connect anything to get any perks. I wish more devs would follow their example but I'm overjoyed they do business this way. I found some errors in the Acrostica starter pack and let them know about it; customer service is impeccable. Mike M. took my input and made it right. Their apps are usually perfect and on the off chance something isn't, they fix it! Lots of fun for less than the price of a coffee, you'd think they'd charge more!

Jetske Goslinga

Love acrostics Didn't like the sample pack and found it a bit pricey to have to immediately pay again to get my favourite penny puzzles but great fun nonetheless!

Michelle Sandlin

I'm glad there's an app! I do crostics all the time on paper, now I can take them anywhere with me!

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