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: June 2018
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 TEASED Dinner parties given by senior journalist wound up (6) TEAS + ED 5 FIRST UP Trees put about initially (5,2) FIRS + (PUT reversed) 10 INCENTIVE SCHEME Even nice chemist maligned a rewards … 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 230 Overseas Help for The Stickler Weekly 230 Solution … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 PURSER Ship’s officer is not taken by surprise at sea (6) Anagram of SURPRISE minus IS 4 THUMBS-UP Bus involved in crash is OK (6-2) Anagram of BUS inside THUMP 10 PSALTER Note added … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 FALL IN Fellow beaten to adopt a military formation (4,2) F + ALL-IN 4 AIRSTRIP Beneficiary’s expedition announced a designated landing area (8) Sounds like HEIR’S TRIP 10 REGROUP Rally Roger organised in revolt … Continue reading