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 SIGHTERS They express disappointment about time shooting Tests (8) SIGHERS outside T 5 HEADER He turned red after a top shot (6) HE + [(RED reversed) after A] 9 ABREAST Level head of ranger … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 ACT OUT A piece that’s limiting to mime (3,3) (A + CUT) outside TO 5 KAKADU NZ parrot died heading to unspoilt part of Australia (6) KAKA + D + (U)nspoilt 9 GRANDIOSE Impressive … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 POLICEMAN Officer represented oil companies not using iso? (9) Anagram of OIL COMPANIES minus ISO 6 BORED Sick and tired or having a sleep? (5) OR inside BED 9 AROSE A beautiful flower sprang … Continue reading