IXL

  • All The Finalists Of IXL 2014 With The Organisers

    Chennai pips Bengaluru in crossword contest

    BENGALURU: In this war of words, Chennai beat reigning champs Bengaluru on Sunday. The Tamil Nadu capital bagged the first two places at the second edition of the Indian Crossword League, which organizers claim is only growing in popularity. In the inaugural edition last year, Bengaluru was crowned the Crossword City after three of its […]

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    Global launch at Kolkata Tentative date Sept 27

    Bangalore hosted the grand finale of India’s premier crossword championship, Indian Crossword League 2014. The journey of the second edition of the Indian Crossword League came to a successful and a very exciting end on Sunday, the 21st of December 2014. The IXL has been the piece-de-resistance for the best of Indian crossword minds in […]

  • Girl sails into crossword final

    Shuchismita Upadhyay, a Bangalore resident with roots in Bihar, has made it to the top 10 of the second edition of Indian Crossword League IXL 2014, an online cryptic crossword competition. Extra C, a civil society organisation in Patna, holds the contest. The inaugural edition of the game was organised in 2013, the centenary year […]

  • Sebi chief UK Sinha launches Indian Crossword League

    A group of enthusiasts today launched the second edition of the Indian Crossword League or IXL 2014, which will involve a combination of online and offline puzzle- solving contests. The contest, which is open for Indians across the globe, will culminate on December 21, the 101st anniversary of the crossword, and will see 10 finalists […]

  • The perfect clue: Deepak Gopinath (left) and Mohsin Ahmed discuss a jumbo crossword. (Kashif Masood) The perfect clue: Deepak Gopinath (left) and Mohsin Ahmed discuss a jumbo crossword. (Kashif Masood)

    Life On The Grid

    – V Shoba For 61-year-old Deepak Gopinath, a retired army officer, there is no greater agony than a clue unsolved. Put a newspaper crossword in front of him and he summons up his four decades of experience in cracking devious codes. This is familiar territory. For much of his life, Colonel Gopinath has walked the […]