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Synonyms for acrostic

a puzzle where you fill a square grid with words reading the same down as across

verse in which certain letters such as the first in each line form a word or message

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In the August 1985 issue of Word Ways, the editor noted that the words in Act III, Scene I of "A Midsummer-Night's Dream" which Titania speaks, acrostically form the word T I T An I A which is her name.
In the very lines that the Duke is offering him sympathy, Shakespeare is acrostically describing Aegeon's greatest desire--he wants his long-lost baby son
There are the four letters that make up Hollander's first name, presented acrostically in the eighty-ninth tessera (of which there are 144 in toto).