Update by Sowmya -28th January 2017 – We had a fantastic response for the contest. Not only did we have a new record of  87 clues  set by 36 setters, we also managed to get 50 members to vote in the contest – our highest response thus far.

Thanks to all of you who participated and submitted entries. You can view the entries received in this contest here.

10 of these were shortlisted by our host Ajeesh, who was very involved and hands on all through the contest. While the identity of setters were not revealed to him, he provided us with 10 additional clues, but we needed to replace only one clue (by SSv Avtaar), so that the final shortlist had only one clue per each setter.

Here are the results of our poll..

Setter Clue Votes
Col Deepak Gopinath Firstly form all cadet trainees into one new group 16
Mona Sogal Fanatical activity creating tumult in one’s nation primarily leads to sedition 4
SSv Avtaar Antic of comic group 21
Heidi Schroeder Inaccurate info about Labour Party 16
Kaustav Datta Group sex’s difficult in a cot 25
Akshay Bhandarkar France regularly breaking into conflict 24
Lakshmi Vaidyanathan Strong fight for division 11
Viresh Ratnakar Loud business party 7
Guruswamy Nataraj A small proportion has no right to form a group 15
Ramki Krishnan Party starting to file lawsuit 11

SSv’s comic antic garnered a very creditable 21 votes and took the Bronze. It was a very close competition between Akshay’s conflicting France and Kaustav’s naughty clue in a cot and ultimately, Kaustav inched forward and took the Gold with a whopping 25 votes.

Congrats Kaustav. Your clue is now in our 1ACCWC Hall of Fame, your second time already. Congrats to the runners-up Akshay and Ssv. Also a special shout out to SSv for coming up with 10 brilliant clues for this contest.

Thanks to Ajeesh for making this a really fun contest which garnered the best participation in recent times. Also a big thank you to all members who participated and voted.

Update by Sowmya – 12:30PM IST 26th January 2017

Thanks to Ajeesh who gave us his shortlist in record time, late last night itself. We are now ready for voting.

Voting is now closed.




Update by Sowmya – 12:20AM IST 26th January 2017

Thanks to all of you who have participated and submitted entries. We had a wonderful response for the contest, in fact, the best ever since we started running this in the blog. We received 87 entries in all from 36 setters. The Top 3 setters were SSv Avtaar with 10 clues, Chatur Vasi with 8 and Lakshmi with 5 clues.

We managed to get quite a variety of clue types, though there was an overwhelming 55 charades, followed by 12 Chanagrams, 10 Anagrams, 4 Acrostics, 3 Telescopics, 2 &lits and 1 CD.

The most popular wordplay ideas were FRACTION-R, used in 18 clues and some combination of F with Action, used in 16 clues. The most popular definition was “Group” that featured in 19 clues, followed by “Party” in 9 clues.

Click here to view the entries received in this contest.

Of these, the top 10 will be shortlisted by the Game host Ajeesh and will be put up for voting shortly. Do watch this space and come back to vote to select your favorite clue.

Update by Sowmya – 10:30 PM IST 25th January 2017

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

Congratulations to Ajeesh for winning 1ACCWC 126 !

His choice of the word to be clued this week is FACTION

Here are the rules

1. Any number of clues per setter
2. Please anno for everybody’s benefit.
3. The contest closes at 10 PM on the 25th of January , 2017.
4. Voting will be open till the 28th of January, 2017.
5. Results will be announced on Sunday , the 29th of January 2017.HERE to visit the link

1ACCWC -1ACross Clue Writing Contest no 127

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2 thoughts on “1ACCWC -1ACross Clue Writing Contest no 127

  • 26/01/2017 at 1:49 am

    In my experience I have found that in any crossword of mine – for that matter in any crossword of anyone – there will be more charades than any other clue type.

  • 26/01/2017 at 2:04 am

    The second most frequent will be – you guessed it right – anagrams. The least will be telescopic, acrostic, homophone, etc. Even in a situation like this where so many clue-writers are working together but working apart,, these clue types will be fewer for the reason that variety in wordplay. Will be limited.

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