Printable Acrostic Puzzles

Acrostic puzzles (also known as Anacrostics or Crostics) are sort of like a mix between a cryptogram and a traditional crossword puzzle. Solve the crossword clues to gradually fill in letters in the hidden quote. As the quote begins to emerge, it will provide you with letter clues for the words you've not yet found. Work the puzzle back and forth between the clues and the quote until you've revealed the solution! (Remember: the first letter of every answer will spell out the author and/or source of the hidden quote.)

Update: We've completely revamped our printable acrostic puzzle library! Each puzzle now spells out the author and/or source of the quote in the first letter of every answer, and we now offer two-page acrostic puzzles with longer quotes and many more clues. These new puzzles contain more than a quarter of a million brand new clues and more than 20,000 new quotes never before published on this site.

Two new printable acrostic puzzles will be made available every day, directly from this page.

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One-Page Acrostic Puzzles

If you're new to acrostics, or just looking for a relatively easy puzzle to solve, give these a try first. These puzzles have fewer clues and smaller grids, and they fit entirely on one page.

  2017-09-20    Acrostic Puzzle #N456TZ
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  2017-09-19    Acrostic Puzzle #F422TO
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  2017-09-18    Acrostic Puzzle #F945UE
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  2017-09-17    Acrostic Puzzle #B490GD
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Two-Page Acrostic Puzzles

Seasoned solvers and those looking for a greater challenge will want to try these two-page puzzles, which contain larger grids, many more clues, and require a lot more time to solve.

  2017-09-20    Acrostic Puzzle #W147FO
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  2017-09-19    Acrostic Puzzle #R704XN
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  2017-09-18    Acrostic Puzzle #W471FP
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  2017-09-17    Acrostic Puzzle #V928RK
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Hints & Solutions for Acrostic Puzzles

Stuck on a puzzle and need a hint? Or do you just want to check your solution to make sure it's correct? Either way, we've got you covered! Just find the unique puzzle id for the puzzle you're working on (ex: K901BF) and enter it below to find the information you need.

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