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Welcome to Acrostics.org, the world's largest web site devoted to acrostic puzzles! We've got more than 25,000 unique acrostic puzzles available for play, both online and the old fashioned way - with pencil and paper. Feel free to solve online just for fun, or, for an added challenge, register a free account and compete against thousands of other solvers to make it into our Acrostic Hall of Fame!

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What is an Acrostic Puzzle?


(A sample acrostic puzzle, showing the quote grid at the top, and clues at the bottom.)

An acrostic puzzle is sort of a hybrid between a cryptogram and a crossword puzzle. Your goal is to reveal a hidden quote in the grid at the top by correctly answering the crossword-style clues near the bottom of the puzzle. 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. What's more, the author and/or source of the quote will be spelled out when you read the first letter of each answer.

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