Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Stickler Weekly 9 Overseas Help

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The Stickler Weekly 8 Solution

Difficulty of a puzzle is determined by a multitude of factors. It starts before the setter even enters a word – with the grid. Regardless of what follows in terms of word selection and clue complexity, certain grids will always … Continue reading

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The Stickler Weekly 8

The Stickler for this week is now available. Please select your preferred solving format. The solution to this puzzle will appear next week.   Clue Hints for The Stickler Weekly 8   Overseas Help for The Stickler Weekly 8   Solution … Continue reading

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The Stickler Weekly 8 Clue Hints

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The Stickler Weekly 8 Overseas Help

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The Stickler Weekly 7 Solution

A solver noticed that 22-down wasn’t as good as it could be. The clue is sound, but the structure leaves the solver wondering which part is “upped” and which is the definition. Is it a word for CUT turned up … Continue reading

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Stickler Boxed Set 1, Puzzle 1, Clue Help

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Stickler Boxed Set 1, Puzzle 1 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 SOFTEN UP Work on superior hanging around time after time (6,2) SUP outside OFTEN 5 ABUSED A coach with education is mistreated (6) A + BUS + ED 10 BLUNTED Large sort of nut … Continue reading

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Stickler Boxed Set 1, Puzzle 2, Clue Help

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Stickler Boxed Set 1, Puzzle 2 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 ARDUOUS Tough couple in a rush finished early (7) DUO inside (A + RUS(h)) 5 PACIFIC A client’s initial condition, shown in picture, is mild (7) (A + C + IF) inside PIC 9 … Continue reading

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