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: September 2017
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 CUT AND DRIED Drained duct, exposed to infection, is not flexible (3,3,5) Anagram of DRAINED DUCT 7 PUB Watering hole turned up close to scrub (3) UP reversed + SCRU(B) 9 ARISE Group, in … 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 194 Overseas Help for The Stickler Weekly 194 Solution … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 STRIPPED Cleared head of security set off (8) (S)ECURITY + TRIPPED 5 PASS UP Ignore small dog biting American’s backside (4,2) PUP outside ASS 9 REMAINED Wine produced around northern US state didn’t go … Continue reading
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Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 CALAMARI Seafood stuffed with a dry, mostly cooked serving of squid (8) (CLAM outside A) + (ARI)D 5 UNSAID Peacekeeper’s assistance is left to the imagination (6) UN’S AID 10 MINED Excavated material moved … Continue reading