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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How did your Easter (egg) hunt go? Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 SELFISH Mercenary reduced value of trade in swimmers (7) (SEL)l + FISH 5 DEBASED Shamed bishop, as specified in legal document (7) (B + AS) inside DEED … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 DICTUM Something said about cut broadcast is obscure (6) DIM outside anagram of CUT 5 TERRORS Troublesome people may be last to commit mistakes (7) commi(T) + ERRORS 9 INSURMOUNTABLE Hopeless cover protecting new … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 GO INTO Examine refined tin sealed in sticky stuff (2,4) Anagram of TIN inside GOO 4 SPLINTER Small place to bury a chip off the old block? (8) S + PL + INTER 9 … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 GREAT APE Adjusted gear to record wild animal (5,3) Anagram of GEAR + TAPE 5 MALBEC Red cable repositioned behind back of modem (6) Anagram of CABLE after mode(M) 10 NETBALL Strike a fault … Continue reading