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.
Category Archives: AFR Cryptic
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 ALPHABET Character set to remain wearing party hat (8) BE inside (ALP + HAT) 5 THESIS Academic work is presented after these in abridged form (6) IS after (THES)E 9 SENDS Head of security … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 ARTIFICE Craft provided by one in dodgy crate (8) (IF + I) inside anagram of CRATE 5 BACHES Beach spoiled by small holiday units (6) Anagram of BEACH + S 9 RETRAIN Ready for … Continue reading