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: October 2021
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 STRAIGHT OUT Tough artist treated frankly (8,3) Anagram of TOUGH ARTIST 9 REPLIED Salesman said the wrong thing and came back (7) REP + LIED 10 LATROBE Plunder found stashed in former university in … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 SPIED Rushed along carrying one saw (5) SPED outside I 4 MISSPELT Fail to notice “teem” written incorrectly (8) MISS + PELT 10 MUSICAL DIRECTOR Conductor claimed court is corrupt, right? (7,8) Anagram of … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 KNEES-UP Lively party spot taken by punk going through withdrawal (5-2) SEE inside (PUNK reversed) 5 EXCUSE Let off partner once caught fronting operation (6) EX + C + USE 9 RADIO Brazilian hotspot … Continue reading