About the SetterDavid Stickley has been writing crosswords professionally since 1995. His cryptic puzzle, The Stickler, reached number 4786 before being axed in July 2013 due to cutbacks. David has been published in the NYT and the UK's FT.
Monthly Archives: December 2013
The Stickler Weekly is having a one week break. The solution to Stickler Weekly 15 will appear next week. I hope you are all enjoying the holiday season and are gearing up for a big year in 2014. Thanks to … Continue reading
To complete the media trifecta (eBook, printed and app), I’m pleased to announce the release of the Stickler Boxed Set 1 as a bundle available through a major crossword app. Stand Alone’s Crosswords is a free app for iPad and … Continue reading
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 15 Overseas Help for The Stickler Weekly 15 Solution … Continue reading
Occasionally people delight in challenging my cryptic philosophy by making naive claims that there’s no need for rules in cryptic crosswords. Usually they are trying to justify either their own lack of cluing ability or that of their favourite setter. … Continue reading
Here are three puzzles from the crossword archives. (Click on a puzzle image to try it) 1. The first ever crossword by Arthur Wynne, published in the New York World, December 21, 1913 2. Word Test (Lottery Puzzle), competition puzzle, … Continue reading
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 14 Overseas Help for The Stickler Weekly 14 Solution … Continue reading