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: April 2014
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 31 Overseas Help for The Stickler Weekly 31 Solution … Continue reading
I was recently interviewed by an excellent cryptic crossword blog called Crossword Unclued. You can find the interview here. We covered a whole range of topics, but the focus was on life as a professional full-time setter and how I’d … Continue reading
Back to normal this week. Certainly not as difficult as the last one. 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 … Continue reading
The humble double-definition clue in some ways defines what cryptic crosswords are all about (two distinct paths to the answer), but in other ways is nothing like a typical cryptic clue. Let me explain. It’s very tempting to cite double … Continue reading
The Stickler Weekly is a little different this week. It’s a puzzle that I was working when I found out about The Stickler’s demise, and has sat unfinished for 10 months or so. It has some unusual words that hopefully … Continue reading