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 SOPRANO Singer, for example, not included in remastered opera song (7) Anagram of OPERA SONG minus EG 5 BUSHIE Coach that is following hard outback worker (6) BUS + (IE after H) 9 ROBOT … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 BESTOWAL Leading person with a solemn character read about a presentation (8) (BEST + OWL) outside A 5 TRIBAL Blood group found in test related to people of common descent (6) B inside TRIAL … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 CONFIT Rip off prepared meat cooked in its own fat (6) CON + FIT 5 FAST Don’t eat in a hurry (4) Double Defnition 9 APACE Manager’s helper engaged by expert quickly (5) PA … Continue reading