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.
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Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 TICKLER Puzzle perfectionist’s missing original letter (7) (s)TICKLER 5 SPOTTER Observer is first to see wizard, literally (7) (S)ee + POTTER 9 CITES Names and locations as recorded by auditor (5) Sounds like SITES … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 PUT ABOUT Thanks accepted by hotel on strike is made widely known (3,5) TA inside PUB + OUT 5 ASCENT Upward movement as recognised by Australian capital (6) AS + CENT 9 TIE LINE … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 ROUGH IT Live basically with dysfunctional group ignoring pressure to strike (5,2) Anagram of GROUP minus P + HIT 5 MUST-SEE Think about set repaired for essential viewing (4-3) MUSE outside anagram of SET … 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 270 Overseas Help for The Stickler Weekly 270 Solution … Continue reading