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Crossword Who's Who - A

A Cruciverbal Compendium

 

AARDVARK

The pseudonym of Mike Warburton for crosswords in the Financial Times.


ADAMANT

The pseudonym of Hazel Goldman for crosswords in the Financial Times.


AEDITES

The pseudonym of the Peter Covey-Crump for crosswords in The Listener.

Index of Aedites crosswords in The Listener


AELRED

Aelred is a former setter of crosswords in The Independent.


AFRIT

The pseudonym of Alistair Ferguson Ritchie (1890-1954) for crosswords in The Sketch and The Listener.

Index of Afrit crosswords in The Listener


Edmund AKENHEAD

Edmund Akenhead was crossword editor of The Times from 1965 to 1983. He also organised the first Times Crossword Championship in 1970.


ALBERICH

The pseudonym of Neil Shepherd for crosswords in the Financial Times.


ALBIPEDIUS

The pseudonym of the late Richard Whitelegg (1943-1995) for crosswords in The Listener and elsewhere.

Index of Albipedius crosswords in The Listener


ALCHEMI

Alchemi is the pseudonym used by Michael Holmans for cryptic crosswords in The Independent. His debut puzzle appeared in November 2012.

He has also been a guest puzzler on the Alberich Crosswords website and on Big Dave's Crossword Blog.


ALDHELM

Aldhelm is a setter of crosswords in the Financial Times.


ANARCHE

Anarche is the pseudonym of Sarah Hayes for crosswords in The Independent.


ANAX

The pseudonym of Dean Mayer for crosswords in The Independent.

He also sets crosswords in the Financial Times as Loroso and in The Times.


ANORAK

Anorak is one of the two crossword setters for The New Statesman (alternating with Otterden).


Duggie ANDERSON

Duggie Anderson is a setter of cryptic crosswords for several national newspapers. He lives in Northern Ireland and worked in computing and publishing for 35 years.

Since 2005, he has set the Daily Mail crossword every Monday to Friday.

He also sets crosswords for The Guardian (as Crucible) and for The Independent (as Radian). In January 2011 (as Redshank) he had his first crossword published in the Financial Times.


ANTARES

The pseudonym formerly used Richard Browne when he set puzzles for the Financial Times. Richard Browne is currently the crossword editor of The Times.


Simon ANTHONY

Simon Anthony is co-editor of The Magpie, for which he also sets crosswords, using the pseudonym Pieman.


ANTICO

A pseudonym used by Colin Gumbrell for crosswords in The Oldie.


APEX

The pseudonym of the late Eric Chalkley (1917-2006) for crosswords in The Listener and elsewhere.

Index of Apex crosswords in The Listener

Index of Apex crosswords in The Crossword Database


AQUILA

The pseudonym of the late Bert Danher for crosswords in The Independent.


ARACHNE

Arachne is the pseudonym of Sarah Hayes for crosswords in The Guardian, and in The Listener, the Enigmatic Variations and Inquisitor series.

Arachne crosswords in the Guardian archive

Index of Arachne crosswords in The Listener

Index of Arachne crosswords in The Crossword Database


ARAGON

The pseudonym of Richard Rogan for crosswords in The Listener and elsewhere.

Index of Aragon crosswords in The Listener

Index of Aragon crosswords in The Crossword Database


The Guardian Monkey Puzzles Vol 2

ARAUCARIA

The pseudonym of the late John Graham for crosswords in The Guardian and in 1 Across magazine.

The Guardian Monkey Puzzles

The Guardian Monkey Puzzles, Vol. 2

Araucaria crosswords in the Guardian archive



ARCTURUS

The pseudonym of Ross Beresford for crosswords for The Listener and The Magpie.

Index of Arcturus crosswords in The Listener

Index of Arcturus crosswords in The Crossword Database


ARMONIE

The pseudonym of John Dawson for crosswords in the Financial Times.


ARTEXLEN

ARTEXLEN is the pseudonym of Steve Bartlett for cryptic crosswords in the Financial Times.


Derek ARTHUR

The late Derek Arthur, a former Director of Mathematics Teaching at the University of Edinburgh, was a setter of crosswords for the Financial Times (as Viking). From 2005 until his death in October 2010 he was also a co-editor of The Listener crossword.


ASCOT

The pseudonym of Allan Scott for crosswords in The Spectator and The Listener.

Index of Ascot crosswords in The Listener

Index of Ascot crosswords in The Crossword Database


David ASTLE

David Astle, a Melbourne-based writer of non-fiction, fiction and plays, sets crosswords under the pseudonym DA in Australia's The Age and Sydney Morning Herald.

David Astle's website

Wikipedia article about David Astle

The DA Trippers - a blog for fans of David Astle's cryptic crosswords


James ATKINS

James Atkins, a professional singer and singing instructor, was twice winner of the Times Crossword Championship - in 1971 and in 1976.


AUCTOR

The pseudonym of Paul McKenna for crosswords in The Listener series, the Enigmatic Variations series in the Sunday Telegraph, etc.

Index of Auctor crosswords in The Listener

Index of Auctor crosswords in The Crossword Database


AUDREUS

The pseudonym of Audrey Young for crosswords in The Guardian.

Audreus crosswords in the Guardian archive


AUSTER

Pseudonym used by the late Shirley O'Brien for crosswords in The Guardian.

Auster crosswords in the Guardian archive


AZED

The pseudonym of Jonathan Crowther for barred crosswords in The Observer.

Azed No. 1 appeared appeared in The Observer in March 1972 and the series is still going strong today. The 2,000th Azed crossword to be set by Jonathan Crowther was published on 26 September 2010.

Azed: a giant among crosswords, an article in The Observer, Sunday 26 September 2010.


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