This Crossword, by Brainiac, has been specially prepared to commemorate 400 games played at One Across. Brainiac puzzles are created by me, in collaboration with other members from our facebook group 1ACross. For this puzzle, the contributors include Aashwina Mouli, Arun Kumar, Debasmita Basu, Ganesh Nayak, Guruswamy Nataraj, Manish Misra, Mona Sogal, Narayan Mandyam, Supriya Mithal and Vivek Balaraman.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS – PLEASE NOTE
Although it appears normal, please note that there is an additional twist in this puzzle
The clue pointing to a solution is not in it’s correct place. The locations of clues in the puzzle have been changed. Further, pairs of clues have been mutually interchanged with one other. So, for example, if a clue in 6D actually refers to a solution in 8D, the vice versa is also true..
The Enumeration (Enum) for the word being clued also exactly matches that of the location in which it has been placed. So 6 letter words are swapped with other six letter words and so on..As part of the solving process, you would need to work out the correct solution as well as its correct location.
By and large, the Across clues and Down clues have NOT been mixed together. However, there are three across clues which have been swapped with down clues and these have been marked with an asterisk preceding the clue. There is no indication on which down clues are swapped with across clues, That’s for you to figure out.
In order to complete the submission successfully, please follow BOTH of these steps
(1) Complete the online interactive version and submit it along with the brief questionnaire that will be displayed on submission
(2) Email a Screenshot of the grid to firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for submissions is midnight ( IST) on
Sunday 20th Monday 21st November 2016. Results will be declared and annotations discussed at 1ACross on the 21st 22nd of November 2016.
The first all correct entry (including responses to the questionnaire) will be declared the winner. We are delighted to announce that the winner will receive an autographed copy of the immensely popular author Shatrujeet Nath’s latest thriller “The Conspiracy at Meru”“. Names of all who submit fully correct entries will go in to our Hall of fame. Our decision will be final and binding.
Please refrain from discussions on the puzzle until the submission deadline, as this would automatically disqualify you from the contest
Game, Set, Match…We are ready.. Are you ready to play “Mixed Doubles”?
You can solve the online interactive puzzle Here
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