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 BACKBITE Be on the edges of a creek and drop rubbish (8) BE outside (A + CK + BIT) 5 CABLED Hire car was first sent a message (6) CAB + LED 10 LINER … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 SHOP TALK Jump in to follow closely some conversation about work (4,4) HOP inside STALK 5 FILL UP Charge fellow, one backing attraction (4,2) F + I + (PULL reversed) 9 IDENTIFY Name, one … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 RASHIE Impulsive one beginning to experiment with surf gear (6) RASH + I + (E)xperiment 4 PROTRACT Extend authority connected to piece of land (8) PRO + TRACT 9 POLITE Refined Information Technology installed … Continue reading
Across Answers and Clues Explanations 1 RECIPE Cream pie cooked without a MasterChef’s initial instructions (6) Anagram of CREAM PIE minus [A + (M)asterchef] 4 PROCLAIM Officially announce large target after replanting of crop (8) (L + AIM) after anagram … Continue reading