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Crossword Who's Who - S

A Cruciverbal Compendium

 

SALAMANCA

The pseudonym of Mick Freeman for barred crosswords in The Listener and Enigmatic Variations series, and formerly in the New Statesman.

Index of Salamanca crosswords in The Listener

Index of Salamanca crosswords in The Crossword Database


SAMUEL

Samuel is the pseudonym of Chris Lancaster, for crosswords in The Listener series in The Times, the Enigmatic Variations series, the Inquisitor series and for The Magpie.

Index of Samuel crosswords in The Listener

Index of Samuel crosswords in The Crossword Database


Adam SANITT

Adam Sanitt, a lawyer working in London sets crosswords for the Financial Times, using the pseudonym Phssthpok (the name of a character in Larry Niven's sci-fi novel Protector).


SATORI

The pseudonym of the late Albie Fiore for crosswords in the Financial Times - the pseudonym being derived from a Basque word for "mole".


SAYANG

The pseudonym of Y.F.Yap for crosswords in the Financial Times. Sayang is a Malay word meaning 'love'.


SCORPION

The pseudonym of Mike Warburton for crosswords in The Independent.


Allan SCOTT

Allan Scott has set the Everyman crossword in the Observer since 1994. He also sets crosswords for The Times, The Spectator and for The Listener (as Ascot), the Financial Times (as Falcon) and Toughie crosswords in The Daily Telegraph (as Campbell).


SETH MOULD

Seth Mould is a pseudonym used by Steve Mann for crosswords in The Listener series and puzzles for The Magpie.

Index of Seth Mould crosswords in The Listener

Index of Seth Mould crosswords in The Crossword Database


SETSQUARE

Setsquare was the pseudonym used by the late Raymond Dawson for barred crosswords in the New Statesman between 1952 and 2002.


Tony SEVER

Tony Sever, a computer systems designer and programmer, was winner of the Times Crossword Championship in 1981.

For solvers who enjoy the "Race the Clock" feature for the times2 puzzle online at the Times Crossword Club Tony has a blog called RTC3 - "Ruddy Times 2 Crossword, Recording Trials/Tribulations Contesting Race The Clock".


Shane SHABANKAREH

Using the pseudonym Tiburon, Shane Shabankareh is a setter of crosswords in The Listener series and puzzles for The Magpie.


SHACKLETON

Shackleton is a pseudonym used by John Guiver for crosswords in The Listener series and puzzles for The Magpie.

Index of Shackleton crosswords in The Listener

Index of Shackleton crosswords in The Crossword Database


SHAMUS

The pseudonym of Philip Marlow for Toughie crosswords in The Daily Telegraph.


SHED

The pseudonym of John Young for crosswords in The Guardian.

Shed crosswords in the Guardian archive


David SHENTON

As Highlander, David Shenton, a retired oil industry executive, has set crosswords in the Financial Times.


Neil SHEPHERD

Neil Shepherd lives in the Czech Republic. He is an ardent Wagnerite, hence his pseudonyms, Alberich, used for the crosswords he sets for the Financial Times, and Klingsor, used for the crosswords he sets for The Independent.

Neil Shepherd's website


SHUCHI

Crossword Unclued

Shuchi (Shuchismita Upadhyay, in full), a self-confessed IT geek in Bangalore, India runs the crossword blog Crossword Unclued, which offers many articles with solving tips, descriptions of clue types, analysis of clueing trends/patterns in publications and lots of crossword trivia.

She is also a regular blogger on the solving blog Fifteensquared.



SIRIUS

The pseudonym of Eric Westbrook, creator of 3D crosswords.


SLEUTH

The pseudonym of Philip Marlow for crosswords in the Financial Times.


SMEE

A pseudonym used by Colin Eaglestone for crosswords in the Independent Magazine in the mid-1990s.


Bob Smithies

Bob SMITHIES

Robert (Bob) Smithies (4 April 1934 - 31 July 2006) was a photographer, journalist and crossword compiler. He was born in Middleton, near Rochdale, Lancashire.

His first cryptic crossword was accepted by The Guardian in 1966, and thereafter Smithies was a regular compiler for the newspaper, under the pseudonym Bunthorne, the name taken from the leading character in the Gilbert and Sullivan light opera Patience.


Wikipedia entry for Bob Smithies

Guardian obituary for Bob Smithies

Bunthorne Crosswords - a book in the Guardian Cryptic Setters series



SMOKEY

The pseudonym used by David Crossland for crosswords in The Listener and in The Spectator.

Index of Smokey crosswords in The Listener

Index of Smokey crosswords in The Crossword Database


Stephen Sondheim Crossword Puzzles

Stephen SONDHEIM

The American composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim - renowned for works such as A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, A Little Night Music, etc - is an ardent crossword fan.

In 1968-1969 he compiled a series of cryptic crosswords for New York managazine. These puzzles were subsequently published in book form.

Stephen Sondheim's first crossword in New York magazine (PDF format)



SOUTHERN CROSS

The pseudonym of Shirley O'Brien for crosswords in The Courier-Mail, in Queensland, Australia, from 1985 to 2008.


SPURIUS

The pseudonym formerly used by Michael MacDonald-Cooper for crosswords in The Independent.


Roger Squires

Roger SQUIRES

Roger Squires (born 22 February 1932, in Tettenhall, Wolverhampton, England) is best known for being the world's most prolific crossword compiler.

In 1981 he joined The Guardian, the Times Educational Supplement and Financial Times and became the Birmingham Post crossword editor for 22 years. In 1986 he joined The Daily Telegraph and The Independent. He compiled for The Sun (1992-1998), The Times (1993-2005) and the Times Educational Supplement (1981-2006). He has set crosswords for virtually every British newspaper, under pseudonyms including Rufus, Dante, Icarus, Hodge and Bower.

Wikipedia entry for Roger Squires

Rufus Crosswords - a book in the Guardian Cryptic Setters series



Secrets of the Setters

Hugh STEPHENSON

Professor Hugh Stephenson, the crossword editor of The Guardian, has worked in newspaper, periodical and television journalism for over 30 years. He was the Head of the Department of Journalism at City University, London, from 1986 to 1997, and is now the Department's Emeritus Professor.

He writes a monthly Crossword Editor's Column on the Guardian Crosswords website.


He is the author of Secrets of the Setters: How to Solve the "Guardian" Crossword.


Andy STEWART

Andy Stewart sets thematic crosswords (as Dysart) in The Listener, Enigmatic Variations and Inquisitor series and puzzles for The Magpie.


David STICKLEY

The Stickler

David Stickley is a leading setter of cryptic crosswords in Australia. Since 1998 he has been compiling a cryptic crossword - The Stickler - six days a week for the Sydney Daily Telegraph. As Styx, he also sets crosswords for the Financial Times.

For 5 years he co-edited and set up puzzles for the Australian Crossword Club. Some of Australia's top crossword setters are members and contribute crosswords, quizzes and relevant articles to the monthly magazine, Crozworld, which is sent to all members.

Though specialising in cryptic crosswords, David is equally at home compiling themed, conventional or novelty puzzles.

David Stickley's website


Leslie STOKES

Leslie Stokes compiled crosswords for The Daily Telegraph from 1968 to 1990.


STYX

Styx is the pseudonym of David Stickley for crosswords in the Financial Times.


Alastair SUTHERLAND

Alastair Sutherland, a doctor, was winner of the Times Crossword Championship in 1998.


Wadham SUTTON

Wadham Sutton is a crossword setter for The Times.


John SYKES

John Bradbury Sykes (1929-1993), physicist, lexicographer, and crossword solver, was born in Folkestone, Kent. After a brilliant university career, he started out as a theoretical physicist, became a gifted translator and went on to become an expert lexicographer with Oxford University Press - and achieved national fame as consistently the most successful competitor in the Times Crossword Championship.

He holds the record of having won the championship on ten occasions, between 1972 and 1990. He could almost certainly have won even more often, but he had an informal agreement with the Crossword Editor to skip the championship several times in order to give other solvers a chance.

There is an entry for John Sykes in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (available to subscribers or holders of a library card).


SYMPHONIA

A pseudonym used by John Dawson.


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