Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Contest: Participate and Win A Goodie!

crossword-unclued-contest-win Diwali is round the corner, so I thought of doing a giveaway for my readers as a little firework to celebrate.

Enter a simple contest, and you could win a copy of one of the best books I've read this year: Afrit's Armchair Crosswords, a vintage collection of crosswords set by Afrit. [Read my review of the book.]

The contest is open worldwide. Yes, even the mystery visitor from Bermuda on Colonel Gopinath's blog can participate.

The prize is kindly sponsored by The Crossword Centre and Rendezvous Press.

The Contest

Answer these two questions:

  1. What was Afrit's real name?

  2. Solve this clue by Afrit:
    Pretty long weapon, but for a knight it should be a lot longer (5) L___E


How To Participate

  1. Post your answers in a comment on this post.
  2. Mention your name in the comment. Anonymous entries will not be considered.
  3. Only one comment per person. Each comment will be counted as one entry.
  4. Tweet about this contest to get a double entry into the lucky draw. To qualify for double entry, mention the direct link to your tweet in the comment on this post. [Tweet now].

Entries close on Friday 15th October 2010 midnight IST. Comments will remain unpublished till the contest is over.

The winner will be picked by a computerised draw. The result will be announced in the following week.

Post your answers in the comments section and do spread the word about the contest. Remember to share this post on twitter and double your chances of winning Afrit's book.

Best of luck to you!

Update: Please mention the exact link to your tweet in the comment along with your answers.
e.g. http://twitter.com/amrith10/statuses/26528054806 is the link to @amrith10's tweet.

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49 comments

Albatross said...

Q.1. What was Afrit's real name?
A.1. Alistair Ferguson Ritchie

Q.2. Pretty long weapon, but for a knight it should be a lot longer (5)
A.2. LANCE

Tweet Link: http://bit.ly/db8Tc2

-Abhay Prasanna

Vinod Raman said...

Alistair Ferguson Ritchie
Lance (Lancelot - lot)
http://twitter.com/ShuchiU/status/26526322226

Anand said...

1.Alistair Ferguson Ritchie
2.Lance

https://twitter.com/anandnat/status/26527819130

Surdeep said...

1. Alistair Ferguson Ritchie

2. LANCE


@surdeep

Sriram said...

Afrit's real name - Alistair Ferguson Ritchie

Answer to the clue - Lance

I shall tweet and reap the rewards (hopefully?)

C. G. Rishikesh said...

1. A. F. Ritchie

2. LANCE

Answers by
C. G. Rishikesh, Chennai
cgrishi@hotmail.com

Owen Tuz said...

His name was Alistair Ferguson Ritchie, and the answer is LANCE :)

Thanks as always!
Owen
http://twitter.com/#!/owentuz/status/26528544663

Shyam said...

1) Alistair Ferguson Ritchie

2) LANCE {-LOT} :)

http://twitter.com/shyam_m/status/26527441865

Thank you :)

Amrith said...

1) Arfit - Alistair Ferguson Ritchie
2) Lance.

Tweet link: http://twitter.com/amrith10/statuses/26528054806

M Krishna said...

A1: Alistair Ferguson Ritchie was the real name
A2: lANCe

Tweet link: http://twitter.com/#!/m_krishna/status/26529078241

MY real name: Krishna Meenakshisundaram

Will try to be more witty, but oh wait, this is a computerised draw.

Sriram said...

Duly tweeted (thanks to @UnnamedEntity)

http://twitter.com/srikvlteswaran/statuses/26528507296

Raju Umamaheswar said...

Answers for the Contest;

Real name of Afrit:

ALISTAIR FERGUSON RITCHIE

2.Pretty long weapon, but for a knight it should be a lot longer:

LANCE

Posted by Raju Umamaheswar

Mayur Mama said...

1.Alistair Ferguson Ritchie
2. Lance?

Mayur Srinivasan( srinivasan.mayur@gmail.com)

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Sreedhar said...

1. Alistair Ferguson Ritchie
2. lance

friend41 said...

1. A F Ritchie

2. L A N C E

>>>> suhas friend41@gmail.com

raghunath said...

1. Alistair Ferguson Ritchie

2. LANCE. Should be longer = a LOT long.

Krishnan said...

1. Afrit's real name was Alistair Ferguson Ritchie.
2. Lance.

- S.Krishnan

hatia said...

1. Alistair Ferguson Ritchie (A F Rit)


2. Lance (lance+lot=knight)



Mohan

KISHORE said...

1. Alistair Ferguson Ritchie (or AFRit) not to be confused with Afrits in J Stroud's Bartemious series.

2. LANCE (-lot). The guy from Came-lot

veer said...

Afrit's real name: Alistair Ferguson Ritchie(a quick wiki search..)
Solution: LANCE (-lot) : nice clue..

Not sure what the twitter link update meant but here it is : http://twitter.com/ShuchiU/status/26526322226

Veer

C.G. BHARGAV said...

(1) ALISTAIR FERGUSON
(2) l a n c e

C.G. BHARGAV

pavalamani pragasam said...

My answers to the contest questions:
1.Alistair Ferguson Ritchie
2.lance
Pavalamani Pragasam

Narayanan said...

"Contest:Participate and Win a Goodie!"

Answers:

1) Alistair Ferguson Ritchie

2) Lance.


My name : A.R.Narayanan

SandhyaP said...

Answers:

1. Alistair Ferguson Ritchie

2. LANCE(-lot)

Sumitra said...

1.Afrit's real name:ALISTAIR FERGUSON RITCHIE
2.Pretty long weapon, but for a knight it should be a lot longer(5): LANCE(-lot)
Sumitra

Col_Gopinath said...

What was Afrit's real name? - ALISTAIR FERGUSON RITCHIE

Pretty long weapon, but for a knight it should be a lot longer (5) LANCE

Balaji said...

What was Afrit's real name?
Alistair Ferguson Ritchie

Solve this clue by Afrit:
Pretty long weapon, but for a knight it should be a lot longer (5) LANCE

Thanks for keeping it simple :)

Balaji

Milind said...

1. A F Ritchie
2. Lance (?)

Milind Rao

Steve Ball said...

What was Afrit's real name? Derek Harrison
Pretty long weapon, but for a knight it should be a lot longer (5) = LANCE. If you make it a "lot" longer, i.e LANCELOT, you get a knight.

Steve Ball

N.Karthik said...

1. Alistair Ferguson Ritchie
2. Lance

- N.Karthik

Ajith said...

1. Alistair Ferguson Ritchie
2. Lance

Ajith (ajith27@gmail.com)
Twitter: ajith27

Anonymous said...

A F Ritchie

Lance

Gaurav Rastogi

rajesh said...

A.F.Ritchie

LANCE

K P Yogendran said...

A F Ritchie it is. And the answer to your clue is Lance.

Happy Diwali.

Richard said...

Hi Shuchi

I guess Afrit was the pseudonym of Alistair Ferguson Ritchie (1890-1954).

My answer to the second question is a wild guess.

{LA{N}CE}, but for the knight (deletion of N) - LACE, which could be a long train of cloth, like that of a bride.

If the answer is incorrect, please enjoy the joke.

D said...

Hi, My name is Dharmendra. Here is the exact twitter status.

http://twitter.com/#!/dhammonia/status/26838737246

1. AF Ritchie
2. LANCE

Sudhir said...

Alistair Ferguson Ritchie

Lance

Nirupama S said...

His real name is Alistair Ferguson Ritchie.

The answer to the clue is LANCE.

- Nirupama Sivaraman
(nirupama.siva@gmail.com)

And here's the link to my twitter page - http://twitter.com/nirupama_siva

Roland said...

1) AF Ritchie
2) Lance

Roland Rance

SASTRY said...

1.Alistair Ferguson Ritchie
2.Lance

Partha Roy said...

Alistair Ferguson Ritchie
LANCE

Partha Roy

aravind said...

Answers
1. Alistair Ferguson Ritchie
2. Lance

My email:aravind.nits@gmail.com

S T Sahasrabudhe said...

My answers are as under:
1. Alister Ferguson Ritchie
2. LANCE


S T Sahasrabudhe,

Lewin said...

1) I do not know Afrit's real name.
May be reversing it, you get Tirfa?

2) The answer is LANCE.

If we add LOT to LANCE we get LANCELOT, who is one of the Knight's of the King Arthur's round table.

Mark N. said...

CONTEST
Answer1= ALISTAIR FERGUSON RITCHIE
Answer2= LANCE

Raodyboy said...

Alistair Ferguson Ritchie
Lance

Shuchi said...

Thank you for your overwhelming participation! Further entries are closed.

I'll be collating the participant names and running them through the randomizer next. The winner's name will be announced early next week. Good luck to you!

Shuchi said...

A change of plan. I realized that I can't take the suspense that long, so am putting everything else aside and working on the contest results. The announcement will be up in a new post, within a couple of hours.

Shuchi said...

All done, the contest result announcement is up now: link.