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 DICES Throws away two of diamonds and spades? (5) D + ICE + S 4 CATHEDRAL Modified car lad kept outside the church (9) Anagram of CAR LAD outside THE 9 CONSOLIDATE Secure control … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 TERM DEPOSIT Investment permitted strangely with injection from overseas (4,7) Anagram of PERMITTED outside OS 9 RUSSIAN National vessel from America, one flanked by the Royal Australian Navy (7) (USS + I) inside RAN … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 TRAUMA Energy expended by amateur out of condition and suffering (6) Anagram of AMATEUR minus E 4 PASPALUM A source of water spotted in reddish-purple grass (8) (A + SPA) inside PLUM 9 TOURIST … Continue reading