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 2016
Here’s a crossword that started life back when The Stickler appeared in The Daily Telegraph. Generally I used to work with a full list of appropriate words, including words I had already clued and those that I hadn’t. Due to … Continue reading
The internet provides a number of forums for those who’d like to write their own cryptic crosswords. Of course, you could always have a go and publish on your own website, but if you feel confident enough and are prepared … 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 118 Overseas Help for The Stickler Weekly 118 Solution … Continue reading
I’m usually scratching around looking for something to talk about each week, but this week’s cryptic comment is a no-brainer. Last week the owners of The Independent newspaper in the UK announced the demise of their printed version at the … 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 117 Overseas Help for The Stickler Weekly 117 Solution … Continue reading