Update Aashwina – 30-Apr-2017 – We had a muted response for the contest and we received 27 entries . Anagrams and other type of clues along with changrams were the popular choice to clue this word .

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

Here are the results of our poll..

Setter Clue Votes
Viresh Daughter, easily exceptional, overcame unknown reading challenges (8) 12
Brian Dungate Renowned parfumier and former wife need outside help to get back together: it’s a communication problem (8 ) 10
Chatur Vasi Raeding and wirting problem? (8 ) 7
Bhavan Wizard at last, easily managed getting by with difficulty in learning spells (8) 7
Faten ismail Sexy lad sadly has one disability (8) 7
Ramki Krishnan Condition of English team – overwhelmed by spin, sadly (8) 6
Viveca Bhatkal In which the reader is troubled by willful,wayward characters?(8) 5
Neelima Rai Circulating daily has top story and last article about unknown disorder (8) 5
Mona In black and white, yet unclear ..could be a condition (8) 1

We had a three way tie for the third place between Chatur Vasi , Bhavan and Faten each polling 7 votes. Brian walks away with second spot using YSL , but Viresh’s exceptional daughter clue takes the gold . This clue is now in our 1ACCWC Hall of Fame. Congrats to Viresh  and the others on the podium.

Thanks to our host Vinit and all members who participated and voted with great enthusiasm.

Update by Aashwina – 27th April 2017

We have a shortlist from Vinit ( fast work !). Some really lovely clues for a tough word. Please cast your vote for your favourites using the form below.

Please use this link in case you are not able to access the form above

Update by Sowmya – 26th April 2017

Thanks to all of you who have participated and submitted entries. The word seems to have been quite challenging and we only received 25 entries in all from 18 setters. Only 7 setters used their full quota of 2 clues while the remaining participated with one clue each.

Chanagrams which combine anagrams with charades were the most popular clue type. There were 10 of these and another 5 were anagrams. Other clue types were few and far apart.

Click here to view the entries received in this contest.

The full list of clues has been sent to our game host Vinit for shortlisting. I have made a couple of changes in this edition of the contest.

Firstly, I have requested Vinit to allot scores for each clue across three dimensions viz, 1. Definition 2. Wordplay 3. Other aspects (incl. originality etc). For each aspect a score of 0 (Min.) to 5 (Max.) can be awarded. If this is successful, we could consider using this more objective method to arrive at the shortlists, in future contests as well.

Secondly, given the limit of two clues max. per setter, our earlier restriction of 10 unique setters in the shortlist is being relaxed.

Please feel free to let us know your views as well, so those can be incorporated in future editions of the contest, wherever practicable.

Congratulations to Vinit for winning 1ACCWC 132 !

His choice of the word to be clued today is DYSLEXIA (8)

Here are the rules

1. Limit of 2 clues per setter .
2. Please anno for everybody’s benefit.
3. The contest closes at 10 PM on the 26th of April , 2017.
4. Voting will be open till 29th of April, 2017.
5. Results will be announced on Sunday ,the 30th of April , 2017.

Please use the form below for your entries.


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1ACCWC -1ACross Clue Writing Contest no 133

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