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The Stickler Weekly 178 Solution

English can be a frustrating language, what with its multiple ways of expressing the same thing, many meanings and word forms for the same “word”, and countless variations of spelling and pronounciations. Of course, it’s most of these things that … Continue reading

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The Stickler Weekly 177 Solution

Recently a friend contacted me wishing to reconnect with cryptic crosswords. He’s in his 40s and has dabbled with cryptics for extensive periods during parts of his life, but a stint overseas took him away from those he used to … Continue reading

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The Stickler Weekly 176 Solution

Recently cryptic crossword setter John Halpern (aka Paul in The Guardian) ran the London marathon in a time of 5 hours 57 minutes, or about 13 minutes a mile. This was a marathon with a difference: at the start of … Continue reading

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The Stickler Weekly 175 Solution

First, thanks for all the chatter regarding the financial model going forward. I’ve been away for a week and will endeavour to digest all comments and suggestions and reply soon. Thanks. I’ve been a member of the Australian Crossword Club … Continue reading

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The Stickler Weekly 174 Solution

Please see separate post for this week’s cryptic comment. Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 SUSTAINING Work of a colourist outside America is holding up (10) STAINING outside US 6 AREA Art not fully funded by each territory (4) (AR)T … Continue reading

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The Stickler Weekly 173 Solution

On the odd occasion a solver may say that an answer is obscure. I realise that this is an opinion, unless it’s backed up specifically by a dictionary entry, however, I’d like to tell you little about what I think … Continue reading

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The Stickler Weekly 172 Solution

Those who enjoy watching Inspector Morse on TV may not realise that the character’s creator, Colin Dexter, was a huge cryptic crossword fan and gifted setter. His passing a few weeks ago sparked a number of tributes and stories, a … Continue reading

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The Stickler Weekly 171 Solution

Back in 2001 I was asked to adjudicate a competition where multiple people or groups supplied clues for a set grid, the resultant combined effort destined to be published in The Daily Telegraph. I received the go ahead from the … Continue reading

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The Stickler Weekly 170 Solution

It seems 15-down caused a few of you some issues. It’s no wonder, really, as the last thing you would expect is a complete reversal clue with a 15-letter answer. In all the time that I’ve written cryptics, I’ve never … Continue reading

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The Stickler Weekly 169 Solution

The Guardian in the UK has a reputation for publishing a good cryptic crossword. It was the crossword my teacher used back in the 1970s to teach us how to solve. Times have changed since then, and a misguided belief … Continue reading

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