The Stickler Alphabetical Jigsaw – David’s Revenge

The Stickler Weekly is taking a short break, but in the meantime I thought I’d introduce you to a little Stickler pre-history. I got my first break through being published in the Australian Crossword Club’s magazine, CrOzworld, where novices still can test the membership with their (mostly) cryptic creations. In May, 1992, (that’s 24 years ago), an alphabetical jigsaw of mine was published called “David’s Revenge”. I can’t remember why it was called that, except to say CrOzworld regularly contained difficult puzzles that took a long time solve and I must have felt the need for revenge.
An AJ doesn’t work with the online software I use, so it’s just PDF this time. It’s how it originally appeared and not many clues would get a guernsey in my world these days. That doesn’t matter, as this is about seeing how things have changed for me over a long time. Even if you don’t really enjoy the puzzle, at least you might enjoy my growth since that time.
It’s a difficult puzzle due to the odd jigsaw element and some unusual words – I hope it’s still worth doing.

There are no clue hints for this one – you’ll have to fly solo.

Download it here:

David’s Revenge


(Solution will appear next week)

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8 Responses to The Stickler Alphabetical Jigsaw – David’s Revenge

  1. Richard Sternes says:

    Thank you very much David …….. I think!!
    If I find my way out of the wilderness by next week I will let you know.

  2. Richard Sternes says:

    Oh Dear! Bridge to Far for me David, I fear.
    I’m a guy – can only do one thing at a time!!

  3. Mark Taylor says:

    Hi David,
    Think I’ve got it worked out EXCEPT for the M clue, even with all of the check letters!!
    I will keep working on it but am looking forward to seeing the solution next week.
    Regards, Mark.

  4. Greg Murray says:

    Hooray! I just cracked it, finishing with the M clue. But boy did Google get a workout for some words I had never heard before. Regards Greg.

  5. Mark Taylor says:

    Yipee!! Finally got the M clue. Like Greg, Google got a good workout as well. Regards, Mark.

  6. Cathy Saunders says:

    My friends and I are still struggling with this one but it is a welcome challenge all the same!

  7. Richard Sternes says:

    unmitigated failure – that’s me
    got a few words but didn’t even know where to begin

  8. Lyn Socha says:

    Hi David

    Thanks for your interesting crossword. My friends and I only missed getting a few of the answers. We have a query about the ‘O’ answer though. I thought it was an anagram but there was no such word. Could you enlightened me about this please.