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सभी बीईपी छात्रों के लिए ऑनलाइन पंजीकरण www.crypticsingh.com पर किया जाना है रोजाना एक क्लू दोपहर 03.40 बजे www.crypticsingh.com पर पोस्ट किया जाएगा समाधान अगले दिन दोपहर 3.00 बजे तक जमा करना होता है प्रत्येक clue में अलग-अलग अंक आवंटन के साथ 3 श्रेणियां होंगी.


NICE-23 is the inaugural national-level inter-college crossword contest for students of higher education institutes. With a hybrid format, it has two preliminary stages comprising an online institution/student round and five offline zonal finals before culminating in an offline national Grand Finale at New Delhi in the final stage. It is being held in association with UGC and AICTE.

ACAD Junior

As Extra-C capped 2013, the 'Year of the Crossword', with two unique initiatives in honour of Arthur Wynne, who creted the first published corsword in 1913, with CCCC and IXL, it decided to take the game to schoolchildren in India who could play it every day. Thus began, a year later, the daily online cryptic crosswrod challenge A-Clue-A-Day, which is hosted on this website round the year.

ACAD Senior

ACAD Senior has been introduced from 2021 as an addition to Extra-C's daily online challenges ACAD and ACAD+ from the current year. It is meant for crossword aficionados who are 60 years of age and above and are raring to crack the clues every day. It will have the same platform, format, prizes and the grading system as ACAD and ACAD+. The competetive phase starts from 1st Feb and ends on 31st Oct every Year.

Understanding Cryptic Crosswords - (UCC)

UCC -- A Step by Step Guide is a unique book to learn and play the game. It is designed to serve as a primer, an enabler and a reference book, all in one. Available on Amazon and in shops. A simplified version of the book in Hindi, another by Alka Singh is also available for beginners. School students may practice using the First Book of Acad Clues, brought our by Mahia Features.

Cryptic Crossword Contest - (CCCC 10.0)

CCCC is an annual, inter-school, national-level crossword solving contest which Extra-C has been organising since 2013. The contest is open to students of Class IX-XII studying in schools affiliated to any of the recognised boards in the country. The contest brings the brightest students form across the country on one competitive platform. It has been acknowledged as the largest contest of its kind in the country.

Indian Crossword League - (IXL)

The Indian Crossword League (IXL) is an annual global contest of 10 online weekly rounds and an offline Bengaluru Grand Finale towards the year-end. The winner lifts the National Crossword Champion trophy. It is a unique global forum where the young and the old can test their crossword skills and compete against the best in the world. It converts a hitherto individual challenge to a competitive pursuit enhancing the excitement of crosswords.


CW@LBS is a contest exclusively for the staff and the Officer Trainees of the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie. It saw its inaugural edition between January 23 and March 6, 2022.

BSEB Cryptic Crossword Contest-(B3C)

B3C stands for BSEB Cryptic Crossword Contest and is an effort to engage students of schools affiliated to Bihar School Examination Board to enhance their English language skills and critical thinking abilities

    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.