The answers to the questions first – most of you got them right, congrats.
The entries for #2 led to a situation that I had not foreseen. Some of you posted the answer right but the annotation wrong. Technically an answer with correct annotation is better than without, but since the question had not been specific about this, the entry was considered as long as the answer was LANCE.
Likewise, variations on Afrit's real name – Alistair Ferguson, Alistair Ferguson Ritchie or A F Ritchie - were all fine.
At the end of the sifting and counting, 55 entries went into the pool including double entries for verifiable retweets. The draw was done with random.org.
Watch the draw live in this video (email readers – please visit the blog for this):
We now have the name of the lucky one to bag the prize, the rare cult book Afrit's Armchair Crosswords.
Please join me in congratulating our winner - *drumroll* Balaji! The winning entry:
Balaji: Please write to me at shuchi [at] crosswordunclued [dot] com with your mailing address. The book will be on its way soon. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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