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 SIDING Special section of track is sent back with minor damage (6) IS reversed + DING 4 AT A PINCH 21 held in China relocated with great difficulty? (2,1,5) TAP inside anagram of CHINA … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 DISPATCHED Rear-end of Ford is roughly fixed and sent off (10) for(D) + IS + PATCHED 6 ATOM Elementary item found in first volume of a dictionary maybe? (4) A to M 10 DEVIATE … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 HOSPITAL Centre of operations has pilot relocated (8) Anagram of HAS PILOT 5 SCAM A number of musicians came with fiddle (4) musicianS CAMe 8 FARRAGO A good way to ridicule opening piece of … Continue reading