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 MURRAY COD Mixture of dirt and water providing refuge for wild cray or fish (6,3) MUD outside anagram of CRAY OR 6 DEPOT Storage facility’s roadtrain finally leaving Top End heading west (5) [TOP … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 PATHFINDER Endless apathy shown by friend upset scout? (10) a)PATH(y + anagram of FRIEND 6 SPAT Scrap series, not showing final instalment (4) (SPAT)e 9 RURAL Country isn’t excluded from trials run at sea … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 DETRACTORS Critics tried broadcast without one cast’s members (10) Anagram of TRIED minus I + ACTORS 6 FILM Aria not included in remake of familiar movie (4) Anagram of FAMILIAR minus ARIA 10 SWARM … Continue reading
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