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John TABRAHAM

As Qaos, John Tabraham sets crosswords in The Guardian. He has been setting cryptic crosswords since 2007, and has also had puzzles published by 1 Across, Calendar Puzzles, The Church Times, The Magpie and The Crossword Centre.

Most of his puzzles have a theme or twist of some description.

Cryptic Crosswords by Qaos - John Tabraham's website


Ann TAIT

Ann Tait, a retired teacher of classics at Cheltenham Ladies College, has compiled cryptic crosswords for The Daily Telegraph since 1986.


TAUPI

The pseudonym of the late Albie Fiore for crosswords in The Guardian. Taupi was a nickname he was given as a student working on a French farm - it translates as "Moley".

Taupi crosswords in the Guardian archive


Dorothy TAYLOR

Dorothy Taylor, who died in 2009, aged 98, was for 30 years compiler of the Everyman crossword in the Observer, a task that she shared with her friend and colleague Alec Robins.

She had been a regular solver (and often winner) of the Observer's Ximenes crossword competition for many years when in 1963 she was asked by Ximenes (Derrick Macnutt) to take on the job of compiling Everyman after he gave up the role.

Guardian obituary for Dorothy Taylor


Jane TEATHER

Jane Teather

Using the pseudonym Jetdoc, Jane Teather is a regular crossword blogger at Fifteensquared). She is married to crossword setter John Henderson.

Jane is also an accomplished photographer, and her photographs published on the Web, have recorded many crossword-related get-togethers.


TEES

The pseudonym of Paul Bringloe for crosswords in The Independent.


Ray TERRELL

Ray Terrell lives in Paris, where he teaches English to French journalists and broadcasters. He sets Tuesday crosswords for The Daily Telegraph and - as Beam - Toughie crosswords in the same newspaper.


TESREMOS

The pseudonym of Derrick Somerset Macnutt for crosswords in The Listener.

Index of Tesremos crosswords in The Listener


TIBURON

Tiburon is the pseudonym used by Shane Shabankareh for crosswords in The Listener series, and puzzles for The Magpie.

Index of Tiburon crosswords in The Listener

Index of Tiburon crosswords in The Crossword Database


Dave TILLEY

Using the pseudonym Tilsit, Dave Tilley has had puzzles published in the Independent Magazine, The Magpie and online. As Zaphod He also sets crosswords jointly with Huston Gilmore.

As Harbinger, he sets General Knowledge Jumbo crosswords for the Independent.

He is also a regular contributor to Big Dave's Crossword Blog.

Dave has appeared on Mastermind, answering questions on The History of Crosswords as his specialist subject.

Dave Tilley's website: Puzzles, Quizzes and Other Things


TILSIT

Tilsit is the pseudonym used by Dave Tilley for crosswords in the Independent Magazine and puzzles for The Magpie.

Index of Tilsit crosswords in The Crossword Database


TIRESIAS

The pseudonym used by Tom Driberg (1905-1976) for crosswords in Private Eye in the early 1970s - crosswords that were notable for profanity and sexual innuendo.


Jim TOAL

As Tyrus, Jim Toal sets crosswords for The Independent.

Using the pseudonym Lato, he is a setter of crosswords in The Listener series, the Enigmatic Variations series in the Sunday Telegraph, and the Inquisitor series in The Independent.


Ifor TORBE

As Obiter, the late Isaac (Ifor) Torbe (died 2007) was a setter of crosswords in The Listener series and in the Enigmatic Variations series in the Sunday Telegraph.

He was also a regular setter of weekend crosswords in the Communist newspaper The Morning Star.

He joined the Communist Party in 1937 and remained loyal to the Communist cause for the rest of his life. He was active in CND, Scientists Against Nuclear Arms, the Chile Solidarity Campaign and the Anti-Apartheid Movement.

A lecturer on structural theory and design in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the University of Southampton, Dr Torbe was also the author of The Nature of Nature: The Dialectics of Reality.

Morning Star obituary for Ifor Torbe


TORQUEMADA

The pseudonym of Edward Powys Mathers (1892-1939) for crosswords in The Observer between 1926 and 1939.


TRAMP

The pseudonym of Neil Walker, for crosswords in The Guardian. His first puzzle was the Genius crossword for January 2011 on the Guardian website.

Tramp crosswords in the Guardian archive


TROLL

Troll has set Quiptic crosswords on The Guardian website.

Troll crosswords in the Guardian archive


William TUNSTALL-PEDOE

William Tunstall-Pedoe is an Artificial Intelligence entrepreneur, based in Cambridge.

He developed a program - Crossword Maestro - that can not only solve a significant majority of commercially published crossword clues but also explains how the clues work in plain English.

He is also the developer of the Anagram Genius software. This applies artificial intelligence techniques to the task of finding relevent, amusing anagrams of any subject. (Dan Brown used this software to create the anagrams in the Da Vinci Code book and movie.)

William Tunstall-Pedoe's personal website


TYRUS

Tyrus is the pseudonym of Jim Toal for crosswords in The Independent.

He also sets advanced cryptics, using the pseudonym Lato.


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