A tough game again with great participation in both clueing and voting. We received 35 entries from 25 setters in all ( maybe the best participation in the last 6 months ) .The quality and variety of the clues was so good that a number of clues that didn’t make the shortlist received votes too.

Anagrams were the most popular choice followed by container clues. Charades , CDs , DDs , acrostics and telescopic clues added to the variety . Special mention goes here to Hari’s HP clue ( the only one in this game )!

We received 36 votes ( again a record !! ). Thanks for the great participation!

Here is the summary of the votes received

Setter Clue Votes
Sridhar Vedantham Fine player receives frantic SOS (8) 19
SSV Avtaar Light and delicate orgasms – essentially feels fantastic (8) 10
Ramki Krishan Attempt to lift weight with hesitation – “It’s very light!” (8) 15
Balachandra Pasupathy Liquid, solid, gas – more coming to light? 6
Faten Ismail Thread created by web designer? 19
Ashley Smith Fine is ultimately increasing to ludicrous levels, and making everyone reprehend leaders (8) /td>

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Brian Dungate Mary’s yarn? Pretty lightweight! 6
Chaturvasi Flimsy, loose woman has recall of service (8) 6
Hari Mannnarsamy Filmy stuff found in web! 10
Aakash Sridhar Fine woman lacking restraint had crowd flipping over (8) 14

Honorable mentions – Aakash Sridhar’s fine woman clue with 14 votes.

The bronze goes to Ramki’s weightlifting clue ! We have a tie for the first place between Sridhar’s charade and Faten’s CD . Sowmya broke the tie and chose the CD ( it wins by a whisker – her exact words ) . Sridhar gets second place and Faten first place!

Congratulations to Ramki , Sridhar , Faten and all the others who made the shortlist. This clue is now in our 1AC Hall of Fame.

Thanks to our host Sowmya, who actively participated in the game and kept the momentum going, as well as all members who participated and voted with great enthusiasm.

Here is the list of clues received for this game

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Update by Aashwina on the 30th of July .This contest is now closed. Results will be published soon.
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Update by Aashwina on the 27th of July .

We finished with 35 clues and a wide variety of them too. Anagrams dominated this game.Sowmya’s quick turnaround on the clues means we are now ready to vote !

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Update by Aashwina on the 26th of July . We are now closing the clue collection piece of the contest. The list of entries received will be published tomorrow.
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Congratulations to Sowmya Ramkumar for winning 1ACCWC 138 !

Her choice of the word to be clued today is GOSSAMER (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 July,2017
4. Voting will be open till the 29th of July , 2017.
5. Results will be announced on Sunday ,the 30th of July, 2017.

1ACCWC- 1Across Clue writing contest No 139

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