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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Thanks for your clues for PARTISAN. The last cluing challenge generated a big response, but not so this time. Hard to clue? It looks like people would be happy for me to turn off the comments for a short time … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 SABOTAGE Expert, checking boat, repaired malicious damage (8) SAGE outside anagram of BOAT 5 PRIMUS Particular American gas cooker (6) PRIM + US 9 AGREE TO Accept a welcome by head of organisation (5,2) … Continue reading
The Stickler for this week is now available. Please select your preferred solving format. The solution to this puzzle will appear next week. Clue Hints for The Stickler Weekly 266 Overseas Help for The Stickler Weekly 266 Solution … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 COME FORWARD Coward engaging me in place of volunteer (4,7) COWARD outside (ME + FOR) 9 PLASTIC Picture printed on both sides of most recent credit card (7) PIC outside LAST 10 SUCROSE Sugar, … Continue reading