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 SPIED Rushed along carrying one saw (5) SPED outside I 4 MISSPELT Fail to notice “teem” written incorrectly (8) MISS + PELT 10 MUSICAL DIRECTOR Conductor claimed court is corrupt, right? (7,8) Anagram of … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 KNEES-UP Lively party spot taken by punk going through withdrawal (5-2) SEE inside (PUNK reversed) 5 EXCUSE Let off partner once caught fronting operation (6) EX + C + USE 9 RADIO Brazilian hotspot … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 SORTER One who organises length of semesters or terms (6) semesterS OR TERms 4 NAUSEOUS One application in common sense is repulsive (8) (A + USE) inside NOUS 9 LASH OUT Fiercely criticise yobbo … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 SOPRANO Singer, for example, not included in remastered opera song (7) Anagram of OPERA SONG minus EG 5 BUSHIE Coach that is following hard outback worker (6) BUS + (IE after H) 9 ROBOT … 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