Wednesday, April 27, 2005

CWC 14 at last

All the confusion about the winner of CWC 13 was solved and in the end it was decided that I would moderate CWC 14 as earlier.

Here's my say on the clues...

There were some last minute entries which spiced up the contest. I almost missed Govi's entry. Some have not clearly identified their official and bonus entries. I request everybody to do so in the coming editions of the CWC.

Find the clues and my remarks below.


From behind,looks like 4 aliens share a two seat sofa.(4-1-4) - TETE-A-TETE
4 Aliens = 4 ET = ET ET ET ET
share a = ET ET (A) ET ET
From behind = TETE-A-TETE
Tete-a-tete = A sofa for two, especially an S-shaped one allowing the occupants to face each other.

great clue, good surface reading - a top contender

early bird
1 Always the first to catch the worm (5,4) - official

Nice clue but lacks an interesting theme

Uttandaraman Pugalumperumal

Spurs tear apart nutrine nuggets? (5,4)

Answer - Super star

Description - Spurs tear is anagram
(Nutrine had this chocolate brand called 'Super star' that I used to love. Not sure if they still have that though!)

P.S. Thought of this clue as the spurs are playing the nuggets in the playoffs.

Well constructed clue with a nice theme. - top contender

One down, Afridi is going bonkers, with many surrounding - he's the right-hand man (3,6)

Direct definition = RIGHT-HAND MAN
One down Afridi = AFRIDI - I = AFRID
"is going bonkers" is the anagram indicator for AFRID = FRIDA
FRIDA with MANY surrounding => MANY surrounding FRIDA = MAN (FRIDA)Y

nice theme but could have been crisper


Rice, Wheat and Dal made cheap by the police (3,6) Low-Priced

R,,W and D made by police = R+W+D+POLICE - Anagram
Cheap = Low-priced

I miss a theme here. police doesn't go well with the cereals mentioned.


Pointless novice in Troy made to see defeat (2,7)
Pointless novice = novice -e = novic + Troy
made to = anagram indicator.
novic troy made to see defeat = no victory.

Nice clue, gives good reading.

Bonus Clues


1) Gadget to call the hell peon? (4,5)- CELL PHONE
2) Searching a quarter in the feet for one hour(9) - ONE FOURTH

Nice clues. I am considering his entries as bonus clues, since he hadn't identified his official entry.

Geysers put him in a spot - hot waters
Stop by here for a refill - water hole
Spring meet - water hole
Low hooter in the east - where animals meet - water hole
Jesus died on it askew id say - cross eyed
Pearls' opus - good earth
Go hot! Dear, Buck wrote - good earth
On an island, he is everything to Robinson - Man Friday
Between Thursday and Saturday, it is not a woman who cares - Man Friday
The sands of Marina and Miami - sea shores
As she ores - summer vacation spots - sea shores
Running with the rabbits and hunting with the hounds - two timing
Stabs your back with a smiling face - two timing
Shows distances along the way for the car trip - Road atlas
Book of maps for a drive to the resort - Road atlas
Seven little men for company - snow white

The donor exposed viral germs, right away (4-5) ALMS-GIVER

"right away" suggests removal of R from VIRAL GERMS
"exposed" is the anagram indicator for VIRAL + GERMS - R

Govi: I liked the theme in the axe effect clues, but does 'cause' mean 'effect' as mentioned in one of the clues.

Twice moved north to Tokyo ond HongKong for the cheap nightclubs (5-4)n + n + tokyo + hk = honky-tonk

In a savaged rily beard, never a late comer(5,4)
rily + beard = early bird

Terminate and cause males to attract females (3,6)
terminate - axe
cause - effect
cause males 2 attra.... = axe effect

Empty coffeehouse madly imposes tax and fee causes males to besexually attractive (3,6)coffeehouse - cafe.. empty - cfecfe + tax + fee = axe effect

"doesn't matter", it is of no consequnce (5,4) - never mind

Triviality Kobain's way (5,4) - never mind
Curt Kobain - nirvana... one of the famous albums...

Mend the right vein, need not regard it (5,4) - never mind
mend + r + vein = never mind

Congeal jewish god head in a pod giving candy (5,4) -jelly bean
congeal = jell
lewish god - yehovah head so.. ypod = bean

novices have trouble changing gods :neophytes(neo+phytes, etymologically same meaning from old latin);this one i made really simple will try and make it a little more shrouded!

In my view, the winner of this edition of CWC is Uttandaraman Pugalumperumal.

Congrats raman.

CWC 15 is all yours now. I hope you come up with an exiting contest.


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