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 CONTRADICTION Denial made by cheat caught in customs (13) CON + (C inside TRADITION) 9 TERRAIN Land turtle giving up quietly (7) TERRAPIN minus P 10 BREAKER White horse runs in Cup (7) R … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 DAMES People entitled to block “Investor’s Centre” (5) DAM + inv(ES)tor 4 SPEARMAN Small orchardist’s sticker? (8) S + PEARMAN 10 SIGNATORY One who endorses an American soldier recalled in report (9) (AN + … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 DELIBERATE Measured food store blast (10) DELI + BERATE 6 SPIN European country quelling a revolution (4) SPAIN minus A 9 BASEL Settlement established by large part of Switzerland (5) BASE + L 10 … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 EVICT A number of these Victorians may be put out (5) thesE VICTorians 4 DUST COVER Damaged ducts closed with protective jacket (4,5) Anagram of DUCTS + OVER 9 GODOWNS Influential person has possession … Continue reading
The Stickler Weekly will take an indefinite break while I sort out some ongoing shoulder, back and neck issues that restrict my time working in front of a computer. These issues have been plaguing me on and off since my … Continue reading