Update by Sowmya -1st January 2017 – We had a decent response for the contest. A total of 67 clues were set by 25 setters, which was substantially higher than the previous contest. 

Here is the list of clues received for this game

10 of these were shortlisted by our host Kaustav Datta. While the identity of setters were not revealed to him, he provided us with a waitlist of ten clues, so that we could substitute readily incase the shortlist had more than one clue by any setter – and this, we did.

The clues that made to the final shortlist were

Setter Clue
Ajeesh Detailed approach to Quantum Mechanics
Chatur Vasi A theatrical performance
Ramki Krishnan Essentially, aerobic exercise helping in running
Sowmya Ramkumar Alternative bottles are recycled for use
Ganesh Nayak Egg protein synthesis involving a process
Heidi Schroeder Daughter retired from drug supply business
Manish Misra Talk about exercise and running
Vinod Raman Working a rope into knots
SSv Avtaar Musical show converted into a business
Venkatraghavan S. Blue Star, for example, open to air conditioning

Only 25 respondents cast votes for this contest, still a low number and only slightly better than 23 for the previous contest.  11 clues that did not make it to the shortlist, received at least one vote each from the respondents. Here are the results of our poll..

Chatur Vasi’s theatrical performance, Sowmya’s recycled bottles, Heidi’s retired daughter and Manish’s talk about exercise were all tied for the second place with 9 votes each.

However it was Vinod’s clever knots that worked itself to the first place with 17 votes, making it a clear winner.

Congrats Vinod. Your clue is now in our WCWC Hall of Fame. This is Vinod’s tenth clue to enter our Hall of fame!

A big thanks to Kaustav for taking on the tough job of host with a neat word as well as all those who participated and voted.

Update by Aashwina – 8:00 PM IST , 30 December 2016.
Great competition ! 67 entries in all and a few maiden ones !! Kaustav has come back with this shortlist and its now time to vote.

Please vote for the best 3 from the shortlist and one from those that didn’t make it using the form below. (voting is now closed)

Update by Sowmya – Midnight IST 29th December 2016

The contest is now closed. It will be up for voting shortly..


1ACCWC 125 is on (albeit a bit late as Sowmya and I are travelling ) and Kaustav has provided the word for this game .

The word to be clued this week is OPERATION

Here are the rules

1. Any number of clues per setter
2. Please anno for everybody’s benefit.
3. The contest closes at Midnight IST December 29, 2016
4. Voting will be open on the 30th and 31st of December ,2016.
5. Results will be announced on Sunday , the 1st of January 2017.

Please use the form below for entering your clues (the contest is now closed – refer to the update above)

1ACCWC -1ACross Clue Writing Contest no 125

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2 thoughts on “1ACCWC -1ACross Clue Writing Contest no 125

  • 30/12/2016 at 5:48 pm

    Nice clues, Not an easy choice

  • 01/01/2017 at 12:55 am

    Nice word to clue. But that also meant there were too many options that one didn’t feel satisfied with one clue and had to keep on trying to outdo that.

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