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: May 2018
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 HOCUS-POCUS Hot pepper originally thrown into couscous cooked with deceptive skill (5-5) H + (P)EPPER inside anagram of COUSCOUS 6 AMEN Change abridged statement of affirmation (4) (AMEN)D 10 GRAFT Work hard to join … 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 227 Overseas Help for The Stickler Weekly 227 Solution … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 PROP UP Brace for a small boxer perhaps (4,2) PRO + PUP 5 VACATE Leave a pet locked in empty vehicle? (6) (A + CAT) inside V(ehicl)E 8 MULTIPLICATION Leader of massive political unit … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 LIMIT Check quantity of local imitations (5) locaL IMITations 4 BACKBENCH Politicians check ban amended after introduction of bill (9) Anagram of CHECK BAN after (B)ILL 9 CIRCULATION Blood-flow is not crucial with treatment … Continue reading