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 BRASSICA Swede’s one term for money ICAC looked at briefly (8) BRASS + (ICA)c 5 SPOT-ON Start of transmission, carried by feeder, is precisely what is required (4-2) (T)ransmission inside SPOON 10 FLOUR A … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 RICOCHETS Company retained by wealthy set somehow bounces back (9) CO inside RICH + anagram of SET 6 CHEAP Initial offering from church mass is paltry (5) (C)hurch + HEAP 9 PSALM Composition of … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 STRATEGIST Street value is checked by great planner (10) ST + RATE + (IS inside GT) 6 STEM Water level not needing a check (4) STEAM minus A 10 BELIEVE Busy person, possessed by … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 WRITE OFF Forget about enemy held back by court order and fine (5,3) FOE reversed inside (WRIT + F) 5 TASSIE State competition entered by clown (6) TIE outside ASS 10 ROCKET SCIENTIST Clever … 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