Crostix.com is a library of acrostic puzzles
for your enjoyment.
Some puzzles are free, while others are organized into "books"
that you buy, just like you might buy a book of acrostic puzzles
in a book store.
The main Web page displays the books in the library. Each book
contains around 40 puzzles, organized by level of difficulty,
from easy to fiendishly hard. Double-click on a book (or click
on the expand icon) to see the puzzles in it.
The sample puzzles are free (to let you discover how much fun
they can be!). Double-click on a puzzle to bring up an puzzle
window that lets you work on the puzzle and check your
solution. Our online tutorial
has details on the rules of acrostic puzzles and how to solve them.
If your appetite has been whetted, sign up for an account. The
account is completely free, and has two benefits. First, when
you are signed in, you can save your work, in case you get
halfway through the puzzle and want to return later. Just click
on the Save button. When you sign in later and open the puzzle,
your work will be there for you.
Secondly, once you have an account, you can buy books of puzzles
using PayPal. When you buy the book, all the puzzles in
it become available to you on the Web. You have unlimited access to them
from any computer for three years. That should be plenty of time
to solve them, right?
Because you might want to do your acrostic puzzles on the sofa,
or on the beach, you can print the puzzles out to take with
you. And because you might want to introduce a friend to
acrostics, you can sign in to your account on two separate
computers at any given time.
Welcome to the world of acrostics!