Stats -24 people managed to submit the completed grid for this puzzle. Of those who submitted, 10 managed to get  the full score of 35. The following is the list of people who had full scores, in alphabetical order..

1. Akshay Bhandarkar
2. Col. Deepak Gopinath
3. Ganesh Nayak
4. Mona Sogal
5. Narayan Mandyam
6. Raju Umamaheswar
7. SSv Avtaar
8. Supriya Mithal
9. Venkatraghavan S.
10. Vinayak Ekbote

Congrats to all of you.

Here’s the Solution grid

Questions asked at the end of the puzzle included Annotations for Clues 10A, 1D and the message in the Title.

The message in the title derived by stringing together the answers to clues 7, 21, 27, 29, 1 , was “One Across Third Anniversary Celebraion”

Here are the Annotations..

Across:

1. Party amends cabinet role (11) CABINET ROLE*
7. 8 minus 10 (3) 8d=eleven=11-10=1
9. Produce electron volt at absolute zero energy (5) EV(electron volt)+OK(0 Kelvin=absolute zero)+E(energy)
10. Linesman gives pass to player’s point (9) (COL){E}(RIDGE)
11. Scantiest dresses makes one being tight-lipped (9) scantiest*
12. Saw girl with company (5) ADA+GE
13. Energetic six take healthy food on time (7) VI+BRAN+T
15. Fielder’s lapse (4) DD
18. PM’s invited Aashwina Mouli (4) T (aashwiNA MOuli)
20. No harm taking popular assembly of work unit (3-4) (NO HARM U)*
23. Noise made by family at middle of night (5) CLAN+G
24. This grid feature may be tied (3,6) D&CD
26. Wear something above mini, say (9) OVER+SKIRT
27. Second after dirt flies around capital of Himachal (5) H in DIRT*
28. It’s papa’s resort (3) T (it’S PApa)
29. Nany arrives drunk for birthday,say (11) (NANY+ARRIVES)*

Down:

1. Full of ideas for regular career to bring up musical (8) CaReEr+EVITA<
2. Potential pride of their parents (8) CD
3. Swell change of heart makes one cry (5) BL(-o+E)AT
4. Very old like 10’s mariner (7) DD
5. Sullies badly-treats badly (7) SULLIES*
6. Hurried up to get allowance account (9) NAR<+RATION
7. Strange fellow who is out by flipping coins ? (3-3) ODD+MAN(reference to Odd man out)
8. Two setters’s team (6) II=two setters=eleven
14. Painstaking medication? (9) CD
16. Perhaps 18 to sail away to see La Gioconda (8) Namo*+sail*
17. Warm fish lined up inside (8) FR(IENDL)*Y
19. Cheer new design without bar (7) (-inn)OVATION
20. Demo lot over some explosive cocktail (8) T
21. Ax? Over (6) A+X=Cross
22. Shooting device’s chamber (6) DD
25. Line in Delhi for Al jazeera headquarters (5) DD

1ACGridfest – Grid 11 – “7, 21, 27, 29, 1” – Solutions, Annotations & Stats

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