We had a muted response to this contest. 24 entries were received in all . Anagrams and panagrams proved to be the most popular choice for our setters.

The complete list of clues received for this contest can be viewed here

30 people voted from our shortlist and here are the results.

Setter Clue Votes
Heidi Schroder Lied to us about single status ( 8 ) 24
Sowmya Ramkumar Very drunk perhaps due to loneliness( 8) 19
Heidi Schroder Worked tediously, interminably, in retirement (8) 12
SSV Avtaar Detachment possibly dilutes love (8) 8
Ramki Krishnan Extremely drunk guy heading off for seclusion(8) 7
Chatur Vasi Left outside rotting in loneliness (8) 7
Ashit Hegde Silence Mr Sorabjee , duet is being played (8) 6
Ashley Smith Put in charge out of concern for privacy(8) 5
Ganesh Nayak Oneness in Spanish sun , one playing duet(8) 2
Mona Sogal Silence extremely drunk bloke in New York , losing head (8) 0

Lots of firsts in this game ! Extra time for setting and voting ! 3 Admins in the Top 5 and one setter with 2 clues in the top 3. Sowmya gets the silver with Heidi walking away with the first and third place clues.Her clue on working in retirement seems to have touched many voters but her lovely take on someone lying about their single status was a runaway winner and her clue on working in retirement too seemed to have touched many voters. This clue is now in our 1ACCWC Hall of Fame.

Congratulations to all those who made the shortlist and Heidi and Sowmya for making the podium.

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

Update by Aashwina Monday 15th May 2017. The contest is now closed. Results will be up shortly.

Congratulations to Viresh Ratnakar for winning 1ACCWC 133 !

His choice of the word to be clued today is SOLITUDE (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 10th of May , 2017.
4. Voting will be open till the 13th of May, 2017.
5. Results will be announced on Sunday ,the 14th of May , 2017.

1ACCWC -1ACross Clue Writing Contest no 134

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