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The Stickler Weekly 167

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 167   Overseas Help for The Stickler Weekly 167   Solution … Continue reading

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The Stickler Weekly 166 Solution

One of the things my old neighbour asked me about was what he called “order of operation”, that is the sequence a solver takes when processing a wordplay. His main question related to whether a clue that flowed left to … Continue reading

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The Stickler Weekly 166

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The Stickler Weekly 165 Solution

A couple of weeks back I have to admit a wry smile came across my face when I read a quick comment by Steve Ball: “1-ac had me stumped for ages (that “in”) as did 27-ac. Some slapping of the … Continue reading

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The Stickler Weekly 165

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The Stickler Weekly 164 Solution

I’m going to try and clear up a couple of things this week. There were some other things, and I’ll happily talk about those as part of this solution post. Just add a reply below. First, CUT = BURN from … Continue reading

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The Stickler Weekly 164

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 164   Overseas Help for The Stickler Weekly 164   Solution … Continue reading

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The Stickler Weekly 163 Solution

A regular poster around these parts is Arthur Maynard, a cryptic crossword junkie who spends a lot of time trying to pass on his cryptic knowledge to others. He mentioned a short time ago about his attempt to solve a … Continue reading

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The Stickler Weekly 163

**** Correction made to 28-across on 30/1/2016 **** 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 163   … Continue reading

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The Stickler Weekly 162 Solution

We talked recently about indirect references and the need for them to be obvious to allow solvers a reasonable chance of working out the association BEFORE finding the solution. I mentioned a couple of different types of indirect references, but … Continue reading

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