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David 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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## Stickler Boxed Set 1, Puzzle 1 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 SOFTEN UP Work on superior hanging around time after time (6,2) SUP outside OFTEN 5 ABUSED A coach with education is mistreated (6) A + BUS + ED 10 BLUNTED Large sort of nut … Continue reading

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## Stickler Boxed Set 1, Puzzle 2 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 ARDUOUS Tough couple in a rush finished early (7) DUO inside (A + RUS(h)) 5 PACIFIC A client’s initial condition, shown in picture, is mild (7) (A + C + IF) inside PIC 9 … Continue reading

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## Stickler Boxed Set 1, Puzzle 3 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 TRAMPER Scheduled transport for a New Zealand bushwalker (7) TRAM + PER 5 MODERN Contemporary way of working, right, inside study? (6) MO + (R inside DEN) 8 See 3-down 9 IRONSIDES Oliver Cromwell … Continue reading

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## Stickler Boxed Set 1, Puzzle 4 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 MOTIF Little time to adapt rejected design of some significance (5) MO + FIT reversed 4 WRAPPING Covering material and announcement of musical work (8) Sounds like RAPPING 8 BLANDEST Property secured by principal … Continue reading

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## Stickler Boxed Set 1, Puzzle 5 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 BLASTS Capital of Belgium survives explosions (6) B + LASTS 4 EMBRACER One willing to accept a person who attempts to influence a jury (8) Double Definition 9 SPAMMED Distributed junk email went quickly … Continue reading

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## Stickler Boxed Set 1, Puzzle 6 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 RED CARPET King raced around leading special VIP treatment (3,6) R + anagram of RACED + PET 6 BLURB Obscure brochure’s opening advertisement (5) BLUR + B 9 ALLOT Assign a pair of learner … Continue reading

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## Stickler Boxed Set 1, Puzzle 7 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 SHOUTER The woman nearly exposed a loudmouth (7) SH(e) + OUTER 5 REPAST Meal break cut by boss’s offsider (6) REST outside PA 9 EAT UP Entirely devour each sheep (3,2) EA + TUP … Continue reading

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## Stickler Boxed Set 1, Puzzle 8 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 SUPERMAN Strong heater swept over hairdo prepared by a great guy (8) SUN outside (PERM + A) 5 SHADOW Reflected image had formed in plant (6) HAD inside SOW 9 PLUTO Put ring around … Continue reading

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## Stickler Boxed Set 1, Puzzle 9 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 SCHOOL A number of swimmers joined a training centre (6) Double definition 4 CORRECTS Disciplines leader of certain rectors getting out of line (8) C + anagram of RECTORS 10 MILITARY ATTACHE At my … Continue reading

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## Stickler Boxed Set 1, Puzzle 10 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 RUBBER Match material with some flexibility (6) Double Definition 5 ENORMITY Hatred fuelled by our heartless act of wickedness? (8) ENMITY outside O(u)R 9 AFTERBIRTH Most of tribe, held back by father, resolved issue … Continue reading

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