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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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 155 Overseas Help for The Stickler Weekly 155 Solution … Continue reading
Some cryptic crossword blogs ask readers to come up a clues for a given word. This is a good thing, giving readers to opportunity to channel their inner setter. Most crossword blogs are attached to a particular crossword or group … Continue reading
Problems out of my control with WordPress, the software I use to create this blog, and Optus, my service provider, have caused just one day delay in the publishing of The Stickler Weekly 155 and the solution to 154. Please … 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 154 Overseas Help for The Stickler Weekly 154 Solution … Continue reading
I’m heading off on a tangent this week. The Oxford English dictionary announced its word of the year recently. It came from a shortlist of a “wide range of words which have had an impact on 2016, for better or … Continue reading