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Borrowing from French acrostiche, from Ancient Greek ἀκροστιχίς(akrostikhís), late 16th c.

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acrostic ‎(plural acrostics)

  1. A poem or other text in which certain letters, often the first in each line, spell out a name or message.
  2. A particular kind of word puzzle: its solutions form an anagram of a quotation, and their initials often form its author.

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