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 2020
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 AUTHENTIC Trustworthy relative embracing the one heading to court (9) (AUNT outside THE) + I + (C)ourt 6 PACKS Groups of animals, standing apart, returned from paddocks (5) PADDOCKS minus (ODD reversed) 9 ICED … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 PRETTY MUCH Right claimed by minor affected chum to some degree (6,4) R inside PETTY + anagram of CHUM 6 PLAN One not part of ordinary design (4) PL(i)AN 10 NUCLEAR-FREE ZONE UN backed … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 MUSICAL CHAIRS One involved in crucial smash spoilt children’s game (7,6) I inside anagram of CRUCIAL SMASH 9 STIFLED I ran off beyond street and stopped (7) (I + FLED) after ST 10 METHANE … Continue reading