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The Stickler Weekly 260

The Stickler for this week is now available. Please select your preferred solving format. *** Note: 7-down revised 21/2/2019 *** The solution to this puzzle will appear next week.   Clue Hints for The Stickler Weekly 260   Overseas Help … Continue reading

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The Stickler Weekly 259 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 COMES Appears to criticise one abandoning businesses (5) COMPANIES minus (PAN + I) 4 CATATONIC Unresponsive pet needing a shot in the arm (9) CAT + A + TONIC 9 MONTAGE Artistic work on … Continue reading

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The Stickler Weekly 259

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The Stickler Weekly 258 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 CATAPULT Sling a listening device secured by religious group (8) (A + TAP) inside CULT 5 POSTS Structural supports are removed from damaged seaports (5) Anagram of SEAPORTS minus ARE 9 MANAGER Feeding unit … Continue reading

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The Stickler Weekly 258

The Stickler for this week is now available. Please select your preferred solving format. The solution to this puzzle will appear next week.   Clue Hints for The Stickler Weekly 258   Overseas Help for The Stickler Weekly 258   Solution … Continue reading

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The Stickler Weekly 257 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 ESCAPIST Dreamer is consumed by distortion of space and time (8) IS inside (anagram of SPACE + T) 5 STITCH Sit disheartened with irritation and pain from running? (6) S(i)T + ITCH 10 PARKA … Continue reading

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The Stickler Weekly 257

Thanks for the feedback on my NYT cryptic submission. The process of publishing it on the website made me think that I hadn’t actually met Will Shortz basic requirements, which is why he wasn’t more positive about it. Your respsonses … Continue reading

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The Stickler Weekly 256 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 DANDRUFF Back of head and collar showing signs of skin problem (8) HEAD(D) + AND + RUFF 5 USES UP Goes through items stored in house supposedly (4,2) hoUSE SUPposedly 9 CATALAN Group of … Continue reading

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The Stickler Weekly 256 (US style)

Here is this week’s Stickler – with a difference. In 2001, I had my first cryptic crossword published in The New York Times (NYT). I was the first Australian to achieve this feat. The editor, Will Shortz, demands nothing but … Continue reading

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The Stickler Weekly 255 Solution

Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 CARROT Rust found in a vehicle could be an attractive thing (6) CAR-ROT 5 PUTTERS Green activists, say, posted in supplementary information? (7) UTTER inside PS 9 CONTEMPORARIES Reformed prisoner came to like people … Continue reading

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