Author Archives: David Stickley

AFR Cryptic, Saturday 25/2/2017, Clue Hints

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AFR Cryptic (18/2/2017) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 BEAUTY Smasher wrecked a ute in close (6) Anagram of A UTE inside BY 4 OUTSTRIP Tourist organised soft top (8) Anagram of TOURIST + P 9 DECLAIM Broadcast medical lecture (7) Anagram of … Continue reading

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The Stickler Weekly 167

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 167   Overseas Help for The Stickler Weekly 167   Solution … Continue reading

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The Stickler Weekly 167 Clue Hints

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The Stickler Weekly 167 Overseas Help

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The Stickler Weekly 166 Solution

One of the things my old neighbour asked me about was what he called “order of operation”, that is the sequence a solver takes when processing a wordplay. His main question related to whether a clue that flowed left to … Continue reading

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AFR Cryptic, Saturday 18/2/2017, Clue Hints

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AFR Cryptic (11/2/2017) Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 ALLSPICE Slice of lemon grated into mixture of special food flavouring (8) (L)EMON inside anagram of SPECIAL 5 PASTEL Gum, large, is a light colour (6) PASTE + L 9 TIGERISH Bloodthirsty Irish get … Continue reading

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The Stickler Weekly 166

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 166   Overseas Help for The Stickler Weekly 166   Solution … Continue reading

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The Stickler Weekly 166 Clue Hints

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