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Crossword Who's Who - J

A Cruciverbal Compendium

 

JAC

The pseudonym of J A Caesar who originated the current series of themed cryptic crosswords in The Spectator. Between 1971 and 1981 he was the sole setter of the Spectator crossword and produced 520 puzzles.


Alex JAGGER

Alex Jagger has set crosswords for the Financial Times (as Moodim). She lives and works in Cumbria.


JAGO

Jago is the pseudonym used by Jim Coulson for crosswords in The Listener series, Enigmatic Variations puzzles in the Sunday Telegraph, and puzzles for The Crossword Club.

Index of Jago crosswords in The Listener

Index of Jago crosswords in The Crossword Database


JAMBAZI

The pseudonym of Neil Walker for crosswords in The Independent. He made his debut in The Independent in July 2012.


Eddie JAMES

Eddie James sets crosswords for Private Eye (as Cyclops), The Guardian (as Brummie) and various other publications.

Eddie, who lives in Birmingham, started setting crosswords in the 1970s. He turned 'professional' after early retirement from BT in 1995.

The bulk of Eddie's crosswords are published in specialist magazines. With his wife, Jo, he contributes to, among others, Artists & Illustrators, BBC History magazine, BBC Countryfile, BBC Gardens Illustrated, Countryman, Geographical and What Investment. He also has puzzles on the Web, on the Chambers site and Music Room (classic alternating with pop).

Eddie James's website


Frank Blakesley - Janus

JANUS

The pseudonym of the late Frank Blakesley for crosswords in The Guardian from 1968 to 2006.

Janus crosswords in the Guardian archive



JASON

The pseudonym of Paul McKenna for crosswords in the Financial Times.


JED

The pseudonym of Brian Greer for Toughie crosswords in The Daily Telegraph.


JETDOC

The pseudonym of Jane Teather as a crossword blogger at Fifteensquared).


Derek and Elizabeth JEWELL

Derek Jewell and his wife Elizabeth edited nine books of Sunday Times crosswords published by Penguin in the 1970s and 1980s.

Derek Jewell was better known as the music critic of The Sunday Times and as the presenter of Sounds Interesting on BBC Radio 3. He was also the author of several books about popular music.

Wikipedia page for Derek Jewell


Tom JOHNSON

Tom Johnson, a retired teacher, has compiled crosswords for The Spectator under the pseudonym Doc since July 1981 and has edited The Spectator crossword since January 1999. He has also edited Araucaria's 1 Across magazine since early 2000.

Tom compiles puzzles as Didymus in Prospect magazine, Gozo in the Financial Times and Busman in the Toughie series in The Daily Telegraph.

He also sets cricket-themed puzzles for Wisden Cricket Monthly. Over the years has compiled puzzles for about a dozen puzzle magazines, and has compiled puzzles for every issue of the Puzzler magazine, reaching his 2000th puzzle in the January 2009 issue.

Tom is also interested in public transport and is the author of Malta Bus Handbook: Buses of Malta and Gozo


Melville JONES

Melville Jones was a classics master at St Paul's school. He started compiling crosswords for The Daily Telegraph in the late 1920s and continued until the mid-1950s.


Sylvia JORDAN

As Warbler, Sylvia Jordan sets Toughie crosswords in The Daily Telegraph.


JUDE

A pseudonym of the late Mike Laws for crosswords in The Listener series.

Index of Jude crosswords in The Listener

Index of Jude crosswords in The Crossword Database


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