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IXL Finalists of IXL 2013

Col Deepak Gopinath (retd) lifts the winner's trophy of IXL 2013, the inaugural edition.

IXL Finalists of IXL 2014

Finalists of IXL 2014 have a photo-op. Winner Ramki Krishnan is 3rd from left in the sitting row.

IXL 2015

IXL 2015 winner makes it two on the trot_ receives the award from Mr Vivek Kumar Singh, IAS.

IXL 2016 trophy

Ramki Krishnan lifts IXL 2016 trophy, making it a hat-trick_ gets prize from Mr Vivek Kumar Singh, IAS.

IXL 2017 launch

Venkatraghavan S from Mumbai ends Ramki's winning streak_ lifts the IXL 2017 trophy

IXL 2018 Winner

Ramki is back to winning ways_ receives IXL 2018 winner's trophy from Ashwini Nachappa

IXL 2018 News

IXL 2019 Champion Trophy to Mohsin Ahmed,IIM Bangalore

IXL 2020

Ramki Krishnan receives IXL 2020 trophy from Mr Arvind Jadhav (3rd from L), IAS, ex-CMD, Air India.

Indian Crossword League, IXL in short, is a premier individual crossword solving championship of India.

Popularly IXL, this is yet another individual competitive platform for crosswords, unique in its concept, which is primarily meant for mature enthusiasts of the mind game across the globe. It is played in an online-offline format, where 10 online weekly rounds hosted on zero in on 30 top performers ranked on a cumulative Leaderboard who then go into an offline Grand Finale in Bengaluru. The winner lifts the National Crossword Champion trophy. In its effort to engage the bright diaspora, the contest has been to Toronto and New Jersey as well. Conducted since 2013, the year when the world was celebrating 100 years of crosswords, this annual contest witnesses some of the best crossword brains throwing their hats in the ring.

One of its kind, acknowledges Limca Book of Records

Toronto, New Jersey: That’s some leap! The third edition of the Indian Crossword League in 2015 marked some kind of a watershed. Having endeared itself to the best cruciverbalists in the country, IXL decided it was time it charmed the diaspora. The League saw its first North American round in Toronto where an IIT alumnus lifted the first prize. It was quickly followed by a US debut for the contest in New Jersey where again an IIT-IIM bred clinched the first prize.

    A not-for-profit-organisation, Extra-C came into existence on June 26, 2013 and since then has become a byword for quality in terms of providing a platform for quality extra-curricular pursuits. As its focus area, Extra-C’s mission is to promote crosswords among the youth and the adult alike.