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 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
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 SAFETY MATCH Most of feta listed in report by rival is light (6,5) (FET(a) inside SAY) + MATCH 9 AMINE Excavation taking place behind a basic compound (5) MINE behind A 10 RANDOMISE Administered … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 DRESS REHEARSAL Her lasses are beaten up behind doctor’s practice (5,9) Anagram of HER LASSES ARE behind DR 10 HOUSING Inside of shop making use of enclosure (7) s(HO)p + USING 11 ROTUNDA Large … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 BRAINBOX Clever person’s packaged ladies underwear? (8) BRA IN BOX 5 DRAPES Drive copies screens in Windows (6) DR + APES 10 ALLOW Permit a system for hanging people without any limitations (5) g)ALLOW(s … Continue reading