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: February 2018
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 ALPHABET Character set to remain wearing party hat (8) BE inside (ALP + HAT) 5 THESIS Academic work is presented after these in abridged form (6) IS after (THES)E 9 SENDS Head of security … 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 215 Overseas Help for The Stickler Weekly 215 Solution … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 SOLIDARITY Cover maintained in riot, say, affected team spirit (10) LID inside anagram of RIOT SAY 6 SPUR Propel jet short on time (4) SPURT minus T 10 ROAMS Sheep, taking in nothing, wanders … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 ARTIFICE Craft provided by one in dodgy crate (8) (IF + I) inside anagram of CRATE 5 BACHES Beach spoiled by small holiday units (6) Anagram of BEACH + S 9 RETRAIN Ready for … Continue reading