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 HOME BASE Plate moulded beam soaked in water (4,4) Anagram of BEAM inside HOSE 5 CHURNS Contents of church urn slowly boils (6) churCH URN Slowly boils 9 COSMETIC SURGEON Sudden increase in irregular … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 PLASTICS Synthetic materials remain fresh in pictures (8) LAST inside PICS 5 DECALS Agreements covering one hundred transfers (6) 10 PAROO Pressure applied to a local Australian animal and outback flower (5) P + … Continue reading