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The Stickler Weekly 258 Overseas Help

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The Stickler Weekly 257 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 ESCAPIST Dreamer is consumed by distortion of space and time (8) IS inside (anagram of SPACE + T) 5 STITCH Sit disheartened with irritation and pain from running? (6) S(i)T + ITCH 10 PARKA … Continue reading

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The Stickler Weekly 257

Thanks for the feedback on my NYT cryptic submission. The process of publishing it on the website made me think that I hadn’t actually met Will Shortz basic requirements, which is why he wasn’t more positive about it. Your respsonses … Continue reading

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The Stickler Weekly 257 Clue Hints

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The Stickler Weekly 256 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 DANDRUFF Back of head and collar showing signs of skin problem (8) HEAD(D) + AND + RUFF 5 USES UP Goes through items stored in house supposedly (4,2) hoUSE SUPposedly 9 CATALAN Group of … Continue reading

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The Stickler Weekly 256 (US style)

Here is this week’s Stickler – with a difference. In 2001, I had my first cryptic crossword published in The New York Times (NYT). I was the first Australian to achieve this feat. The editor, Will Shortz, demands nothing but … Continue reading

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The Stickler Weekly 256 Clue Hints

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The Stickler Weekly 256 Overseas Help

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The Stickler Weekly 255 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 CARROT Rust found in a vehicle could be an attractive thing (6) CAR-ROT 5 PUTTERS Green activists, say, posted in supplementary information? (7) UTTER inside PS 9 CONTEMPORARIES Reformed prisoner came to like people … Continue reading

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