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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Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 GRINGO Foreigner’s call made during work (6) RING inside GO 4 PARTISAN Prejudiced public hanging is taking place aboard vessel? (8) (ART + IS) inside PAN 9 DISTINCTION Special honour isn’t misinterpreted in speech … 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 268 Overseas Help for The Stickler Weekly 268 Solution … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 BILE DUCT “Tube connected to the duodenum” is clued badly in part (4,4) Anagram of CLUED inside BIT 5 TABLET Medicinal substance is effective time after time (6) (ABLE + T) after T 9 … Continue reading
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