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: Stickler Boxed Set 1
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
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
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
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