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Monday, 12 July 2021

CRYPTIC CROSSWORD CONTEST 9.0 (CCC 2021)

The annual national inter-school CCCC Cryptic Crossword Contest, which is popular as CCCC, is geared up to have its current year’s edition. Keeping in mind the pandemic situation still prevailing across the country, we have to tread with caution. We, therefore, are going into the game with a hybrid plan.
The current edition, CCCC 9.0, is envisaged to have an online-offline format. While the initial stage will be conducted in an online mode, there will be a window for an offline climax if the situation becomes conducive for it.

The outline of the contest plan, to be carried between July-end and November-December 2021 and split into two phases, is as under:
In Phase I, CCCC 9.0 will comprise two competitive Online Rounds preceded by an Online Practice Round
The competitive Online Rounds will be held on 31st July 2021 and 1st August 2021. The Practice Round will be held on 25th July 2021

The registration will be free of cost and can be done on www.crypticsingh.com. The same will remain open till the start of Round 2 (1400 Hours of 1st August 2021)

PRIZES and CERTIFICATES
All teams which have participated in any of the rounds in Phase I will receive certificates. City
winners and runners up will receive prizes besides the certificates.
The national winners (team) will receive a cash prize of Rs 21,000 and the National Inter-school Crossword Champion trophy
The runner-up team will receive a cash prize of Rs 15,000 and a trophy
The 2nd runner-up team will receive a cash prize of Rs 11,000 and a trophy

The contest is open to students from Std VII to XII.




CCCC 8.0 GAME DETAILS
HOW TO PLAY CCCC 9.0

1. Like any crossword puzzle, type the letters in the appropriate box in the puzzle grid posted.
2. The players may pause their game, if they so wish to, by clicking on the ‘SAVE’ button and can re-start according to their own convenience.
3. Once the teams have finished with their solutions, they can submit their solutions by clicking on the ‘SUBMIT’ button. Before clicking the ‘SUBMIT’ button, both the teammates must consult each other and finalize the grid entries for submission.
4. Remember, once the team clicks on the ‘SUBMIT’ button, its solutions would be registered as their final submission and the same cannot be retrieved or changed.

PROCEDURE & RULES FOR CCCC 9.0

1. To participate in CCCC 9.0, you must first register yourself for the championship at  ww.crypticsingh.com. Once the registration is done your CCCC 9.0 username and password will be sent to you via email/SMS. Use the\ log-in credentials sent to you for all the online rounds
2. CCCC 9.0 will comprise 2 competitive Online Rounds preceded by a Practice Round
3. The competitive Online Rounds will be held on 31st July 2021 and 1st August 2021. The Practice Round will be held on 25th July 2021
4. The rounds will involve solving the crossword puzzle which will be posted at 1400 Hours IST on www.crypticsingh.com under the head ‘CCCC 9.0–Practice Round/Round I/Round II’
5. You will be required to submit your solutions by 1700 Hours IST on the same day
6. The team with the fastest and all correct solutions will be awarded 100 points. The scores will move in a descending order based on the time taken and correctness of the solutions
7. A Leaderboard of the leading teams will be created for every Round. Leaderboard for every Round shall be posted on www.crypticsingh.com 
8. A cumulative total score of all the teams for the two Online Rounds will be used for the Final Leaderboard after the Online Rounds
9. Shortlisted teams (selected on the basis of overall scores and city/state/national rankings) from the Final Leaderboard will qualify for the next Face-to-Face Rounds, after which teams will be selected for the Grand Finale. The shortlisting for the Face-to-Face Rounds and Grand Finale will be done by the organisers in consultation with arbiters and will take into account overall points and city/state/national rankings. It will be final and binding upon all participants. The organisers may also permit Wild Card entries for the Grand Finale and Face-to-Face Rounds, using their discretion

10. The Grand Finale is tentatively scheduled to be held in November/December 2021 at New Delhi. It would be subject to the conditions prevailing in view of the corona virus pandemic


Practice Round will begin on July 25, 2021 at 2 pm (1400 Hours)


  




Interactive Crossword on The Hindu (A very good resource)


For further information and registration visit www.crypticsingh.com



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