Puzzle – Mum’s the word

Stats:  Our game post had  407  visits. We received a total of 21 submissions from the following people (in the order of submission).

Arvind Kannabiran
Narayan Mandyam
Chatur Vasi
Vasant Srinivasan*
Ashit Hegde
Ramki Krishnan*
Guruswamy Nataraj
Mona Sogal
Supriya Mithal*
Santha Ramachandran
Col. Deepak Gopinath*
Vinayak Ekbote*
Ashley Smith
Mukundala Balasubramanyam
Raju Umamaheswar*
Debasmita Basu*
SSv Avtaar
Aashwina Mouli*
Neelima Rai*

Of the above, only 11 people (identified by an “asterisk *” next to their names) managed to submit all correct answers..

9 of those who submitted also managed to correctly identify the AMBIGRAM. Although Narayan and Ashit missed full scores on the grid, they did spot the Ambigram. On the other hand, Supriya, Raju, Ajeesh and Aashwina got full scores on the grid but missed the Ambigram. Except two respondents, all the others spotted the theme words correctly.

Without further ado, we are happy to declare that the winner of this puzzle is “Vasant Srinivasan”, since he was the first person to submit an all correct entry and also get all the responses to the questions correctly.

Here are the names of the others who submitted correct entries (including responses to the questions asked at the end of the puzzle) and they get an entry into our Hall of Fame.

Hall of Fame entrants

Congrats Vasant and to all our  HoF entrants.

The puzzle received a “Good” rating from 10 solvers and a rating of “Excellent” from another 7. The clues that were picked most times as favorites were for “Amalgam”, “Impasse”, “Smother”, “Supermom” and “Hyde”.

This puzzle was  “The Oracle’s” tribute  to his mom as well as the moms at 1ACross. Thanks from all of us for such a lovely commemoration of Mother’s day.

Hope all of you also enjoyed it. Do comment / write to us with your feedback.

Mum’s the word – Hall of Fame

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3 thoughts on “Mum’s the word – Hall of Fame

  • 22/05/2017 at 11:41 am

    Congrats Vasant and all the other HoF entrants. Thanks Sowmya and Kishore for a wonderful puzzle.

  • 22/05/2017 at 12:26 pm

    Thanks to everyone who made this puzzle possible, though simple. it is all the more noteworthy to see two and three letter words. AMBIGRAM is a new word in the Cryptic world in terms of construction? Very innovative and inventive ! The compiler must have really struggled .

    When is the next one?

    Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers here.

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