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 TERM DEPOSIT Investment permitted strangely with injection from overseas (4,7) Anagram of PERMITTED outside OS 9 RUSSIAN National vessel from America, one flanked by the Royal Australian Navy (7) (USS + I) inside RAN … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 TRAUMA Energy expended by amateur out of condition and suffering (6) Anagram of AMATEUR minus E 4 PASPALUM A source of water spotted in reddish-purple grass (8) (A + SPA) inside PLUM 9 TOURIST … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 CUT LOOSE Free toilets situated in nice setting (3,5) LOOS inside CUTE 5 SPARED Container of hot water, red, is saved (6) SPA + RED 9 MASTERLY It’s needed to sail early without a … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 MUSIC STOOL Collapsed scrum is lacking right, and also left, player’s support (5,5) (Anagram of SCRUM IS minus R) + TOO + L 6 A T MS Distributors of cash at malls not catering … 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