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.
Monthly Archives: February 2014
Only 3 weeks to go until the end of my 6 month commitment to provide a weekly Stickler. How time has flown. I’ve been slowly making improvements to the website and working on other (unpaid) crossword projects, but by far … Continue reading
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 23 Overseas Help for The Stickler Weekly 23 Solution … Continue reading
11-across in this puzzle – CORPORATION OF OLD, POSSIBLY? (4,3) – is a cryptic definition, not a clue type I use a lot. I’ve talked about these before: it’s rare for such a clue to be solved without some or … Continue reading
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 22 Overseas Help for The Stickler Weekly 22 Solution … Continue reading
I’ve been asked to write something about the use of linking words in clues, that is, words that either link sections of wordplay or, more typically, words that link wordplay and definition. I won’t be able to cover what could … Continue reading