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 CATAPULT Sling a listening device secured by religious group (8) (A + TAP) inside CULT 5 POSTS Structural supports are removed from damaged seaports (5) Anagram of SEAPORTS minus ARE 9 MANAGER Feeding unit … 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 258 Overseas Help for The Stickler Weekly 258 Solution … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 ESCAPIST Dreamer is consumed by distortion of space and time (8) IS inside (anagram of SPACE + T) 5 STITCH Sit disheartened with irritation and pain from running? (6) S(i)T + ITCH 10 PARKA … Continue reading
Thanks for the feedback on my NYT cryptic submission. The process of publishing it on the website made me think that I hadn’t actually met Will Shortz basic requirements, which is why he wasn’t more positive about it. Your respsonses … Continue reading