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 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
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
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
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
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