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 SUCCESSION University cricket club, in one period of play, is taking over (10) (U + CC) inside SESSION 6 SEAL A marine creature’s skin is waterproof (4) Double Definition 8 REST AREA Street in … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 HARBOUR Protect hearts with bower (7) H + ARBOUR 5 DORMANT Inactive period broken by soldier following resistance (7) DOT outside (MAN after R) 9 PACIFIC ISLANDER African disciple converted Fijian, say (7,8) Anagram … 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
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 ROUGH IT Live basically with dysfunctional group ignoring pressure to strike (5,2) Anagram of GROUP minus P + HIT 5 MUST-SEE Think about set repaired for essential viewing (4-3) MUSE outside anagram of SET … 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 270 Overseas Help for The Stickler Weekly 270 Solution … Continue reading