Acrostic Puzzles - Double Acrostics - Anacrostics
History of Acrostics - Mystical to Mind-boggling
Did you know that acrostics predate Christianity and a truly amazing acrostic was found during archaeological digs at Pompeii? This article examines the history of the acrostic from ancient Greece to the 16th century.
History of Acrostics - From Poetry to Parlor Games
In the middle of the nineteenth century, there was a flood of acrostic books published praising kings and conquerors. Since then, acrostic puzzles have evolved into double acrostics and triple acrostics. Find out more about the recent history of these fascinating word games.
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American Acrostics by Cynthia Morris
Acrostic Puzzle Maker
Version 3.0 of Bill Morgan's free acrostic constuction program is now available. (Thank you, Bill, for doing this.) Judging from the screen shots and specs, this looks like a very worthwhile addition to the puzzle maker's toolbox. Take it for a testdrive today!
Diabolical Acrostic Puzzles
Arthur Bloch, author of 'Murphy's Law', and 'Other Reasons Why Things Go Wrong', presents a selection of his delightfully, devious acrostics. Read the instructions carefully.
A free program for acrostic solvers. Comes with 11 sample puzzles and more puzzles are available onsite. Windows only. Acrostic maker is also available.
Edward McArdle's Acrostic Puzzle
Try your hand at solving this crostic courtesy of a puzzle fan from 'down-under'.
Larry Kaz, puzzle maker and cartoonist, says, "HeadLines are not just ordinary puzzles. They're great fun, and at the same time will build your vocabulary, brush you up on current events, American and world history, literature, cinema, sports and more.
These acrostic puzzles, involving song lyrics, are presented in PDF format and must be printed. (Adobe Acrobat reader is required to view these files.)
From Sheila Haak, a free printable acrostic puzzle with an invitation to buy more. Be prepared for slow page loading (300K). Print only.
Sue Gleason's Double Crostics
Interactive acrostic puzzles. Offers a daily acrostic puzzle contest and software for solving and creating puzzles. Past puzzles are archived with hints and solutions.