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 2023
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 CORRESPOND Run in hearts added to pool tally (10) R inside CORES + POND 6 CHIT Leading member of choir reached note (4) (C)hoir + HIT 10 RADICAL Basic form of carbon used in … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 POPEDOM Catholic leader’s office procedure Father knocked back (7) (MODE + POP) reversed 5 DEBATES Top performer turned around club’s formal discussions (7) SEED reversed outside BAT 9 ISLAM Religion is liturgy, primarily, and … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 ROCK-BOTTOM Low music, time and time again used in big sound (4-6) ROCK + (TT inside BOOM) 6 FANG Drive fast propeller connected to back of rig (4) FAN + ri(G) 9 SHAWL Wash … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 DISADVANTAGES Wrongly advised against giving up one’s weak points (13) Anagram of ADVISED AGAINST minus I 9 STARTED Prominent detective turned set off (7) STAR + (DET reversed) 10 ALL-TIME Outstanding lieutenant revealed in … Continue reading