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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Acrostic  \A*cros"tic\,  n.  [Gr.  ?;  ?  extreme  +  ?  order  line 
  verse.] 
  1.  A  composition,  usually  in  verse,  in  which  the  first  or  the 
  last  letters  of  the  lines,  or  certain  other  letters,  taken 
  in  order  form  a  name  word  phrase,  or  motto. 
 
  2.  A  Hebrew  poem  in  which  the  lines  or  stanzas  begin  with  the 
  letters  of  the  alphabet  in  regular  order  (as  Psalm  cxix.). 
  See  {Abecedarian}. 
 
  {Double  acrostic},  a  species  of  enigma 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Acrostic  \A*cros"tic\,  Acrostical  \A*cros"tic*al\,  n. 
  Pertaining  to  or  characterized  by  acrostics. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  acrostic 
  n  1:  a  puzzle  where  you  fill  a  square  grid  with  words  reading  the 
  same  down  as  across  [syn:  {word  square}] 
  2:  verse  in  which  certain  letters  such  as  the  first  in  each 
  line  form  a  word  or  message 




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