Double acrostic
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. [1913 Webster]

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}. [1913 Webster]

{Double acrostic}, a species of enigma (crossword puzzle), in which words are to be guessed whose initial and final letters form other words. [1913 Webster]


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