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 POST-MORTEM PM’s office time measured in extra minutes (4-6) POST + T inside MORE + M 6 BAND Ring a group of musicians (4) Double Definition 9 EXALT Mixture of latex is put on … 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 222 Overseas Help for The Stickler Weekly 222 Solution … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 BRAISE Sprig of basil to enhance stew? (6) (B)ASIL + RAISE 4 PING-PONG Pressure in fast event on gamer’s first game (4-4) P + IN + GP + ON + (G)AMER 9 SLIVERS Small … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 ALTRUISM A trite statement about large charity (8) (A + TRUISM) outside L 5 FOSSIL Antiquated poles wrapped in thin metal plate (6) S+S inside FOIL 9 BUILDING SOCIETY Barrister’s first guilty decision ruined … Continue reading