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.
Category Archives: AFR Cryptic
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 SATELLITE DISH Receiver located outside a state is close to beach (9,4) SITED outside (A + TELL) + IS + beac(H) 9 OIL LAMP Ring sick politician nursing a shiner (3,4) (O + ILL … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 FIENDISH Monstrous barracuda, say, possessing one purpose (8) FISH outside (I + END) 5 CLOCHE Cover and sheet cut from prepared cheesecloth (6) Anagram of CHEESECLOTH minus SHEET 10 ALTER Transform division of communal … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 SEARCHED Top athlete, taking bow, looked around (8) SEED outside ARCH 5 STYLUS Introduction of letter written in pen by American writer (6) (L)etter inside (STY + US) 10 RUSTS Carbon removed from outer … Continue reading