The crossword became part of their booklet to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the group which comprised 21 puzzles submitted by various compilers from acros the world but primarily India. So, starting in early August 1ACross began publishing one of these puzzles each days as an interactive competition puzzle, calling it the Gridfest and Eclogue's contribution appeared on the 20th August 2019 as Grid No. 11.
The puzzle's preamble read:In every clue, the definitions are to the entry, but a thematic letter is ignored in the wordplay wherever it occurs.
|1ACross Fifth Anniversary Puzzle solution grid|
Thus the solution grid's postamble stated:
Every entry begins with (and occasionally contains) a “V” being the Roman Numeral for Five, to celebrate the fifth anniversary of 1ACross.
Some feedback was received from the first solver which stated "My compliments to today’s setter. Fab grid, no small feat of construction. Beautiful clues, all kosher. Spoilt for choice picking top 3. But for the theme letter device (became obvious quickly) would have been more difficult. Could not anno VANESSA".
This puzzle was voted into second spot amongst the solvers' favourites being pipped to the top spot by Sowmya's own puzzle.
It must also be noted that Keith Williams secured joint first place as best solver, returning 21 perfect grids.
After the Gridfest the puzzles were collated in a book and published by Sowmya via Amazon as both a Kindle book and also in paperback.