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 BASE HOSPITAL Worthless pilot has worked for country medical facility (4,8) BASE + anagram of PILOT HAS 9 MULGA A gum twisted around large acacia (5) Anagram of A GUM outside L 10 OPERATIVE … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 ROCK OYSTER Drunken ockers try eating ocean’s primary seafood (4,6) Anagram of OCKERS TRY outside (O)cean 6 ATOP Head of Police going after government department at the highest level (4) (P)olice after ATO 10 … Continue reading