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 STEEP Overpriced drench (5) Double Definition 4 ADVANCES A group of five gate-crashing social events moves on (8) A + (V inside DANCES) 10 RETURNED SOLDIER Veteran ruler ended riots abroad (8,7) Anagram of … Continue reading
Thanks for your clues for PARTISAN. The last cluing challenge generated a big response, but not so this time. Hard to clue? It looks like people would be happy for me to turn off the comments for a short time … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 SABOTAGE Expert, checking boat, repaired malicious damage (8) SAGE outside anagram of BOAT 5 PRIMUS Particular American gas cooker (6) PRIM + US 9 AGREE TO Accept a welcome by head of organisation (5,2) … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 CREMATE Burn mark noticed in form (7) M(ark) inside CREATE 5 SUBWAY Australian state involved in reconstruction of busy transport system (6) WA inside anagram of BUSY 9 SEDGE Small border plant that likes … Continue reading