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Acrostics (Puzzles)


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    • Acrostic puzzles
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    • found: Wikipedia, July 24, 2014(Acrostic (puzzle). An acrostic is a type of word puzzle, related somewhat to crossword puzzles, that uses an acrostic form. It typically consists of two parts. The first part is a set of lettered clues, each of which has numbered blanks representing the letters of the answer. The second part is a long series of numbered blanks and spaces, representing a quotation or other text, into which the answers for the clues fit. In some forms of the puzzle, the first letters of each correct clue answer, read in order from clue A on down the list, will spell out the author of the quote and the title of the work it is taken from; this can be used as an additional solving aid.)
    • found: Genre terms : a thesaurus for use in rare book and special collections cataloging, via WWW, July 24, 2014(Acrostics. BT Puzzles)
    • found: WordWeb online, July 24, 2014(acrostic 1. A puzzle where you fill a square grid with words reading the same down as across - word square. 2. Verse in which certain letters such as the first in each line form a word or message)
    • found: Merriam-Webster online, July 24, 2014(acrostic. Originally, a short verse composition, constructed so that one or more sets of letters (such as the initial, middle, or final letters of the lines), taken consecutively, form words. An acrostic in which the initial letters form the alphabet is called an abecedarius. Ancient Greek and Latin writers, medieval monks, and Renaissance poets are among those who devised acrostics. Today the term is used for a type of word puzzle utilizing the acrostic principle. A popular form is double acrostics, puzzles constructed so that the middle or last, as well as initial, letters of lines may form words.)
    • found: The American heritage dictionary of the English language, ©2000(acrostic 1. A poem or series of lines in which certain letters, usually the first in each line, form a name, motto, or message when read in sequence. 2. See word square; word square (Games): A set of words arranged in a square such that they read the same horizontally and vertically. Also called acrostic)
    • found: LCSH(Acrostics. BT Literary recreations; Puzzles)
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