Welcome to Acrostica! Here you’ll find challenging acrostic (also called double-crostic, quote-acrostic, etc.) word puzzles. Updated occasionally.
Acrostica is now in print! Here’s the link to volume one, second edition, on Amazon: Acrostica I, 2nd edition
Note that the first edition had a minor error — one of the answer keys was for a different puzzle. The correct answer key is posted on the pocamug.com website.
And here’s a link to volume 2 on Amazon: Acrostica II
The books are a big 8.5 x 11 inches, each with fifty puzzles from past postings. As a result many of the older puzzles have been retired. I’ll continue to post new ones, though!
Speaking of new books, Cynthia Morris, who has the AmericanAcrostics.com website, has recently published a book with acrostic puzzles written especially for the younger set. It’s called “Kids’ Krostics” and it’s perfect for the children on your gift list. Don’t let the kids know how much they’re learning when they solve these — let them think they’re just having fun!
For Internet Explorer version 8 and 9 users: please make sure “compatibility view” is on. That’s the icon with the squiggly line, to the right of the URL at the top of the browser window.
You can use the space key or backslash key “\” to delete letters, instead of the backspace key. Browsers may intercept the backspace key and take you to the previous page, before the Acrostica software can do anything. To be sure you can use the backspace key, right-click (or option-click) on the link to the puzzle to open in a new window. That way, there won’t be any previous page. Links to puzzles are in the Puzzle Vault (click on the puzzle titles). The link below should automatically open a new window.
This puzzle posted January 7, 2015.
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