Crossword Who's Who - T
A Cruciverbal Compendium
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.
Ann Tait, a retired teacher of classics at Cheltenham Ladies College, has compiled cryptic crosswords for The Daily Telegraph since 1986.
The pseudonym of David McLean for literary-themed cryptic crosswords in The Times Literary Supplement.
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.
Jane is also an accomplished photographer, and her photographs published on the Web, have recorded many crossword-related get-togethers.
Ray Terrell lives in Paris, where he teaches English to French journalists and broadcasters. He sets crosswords for The Daily Telegraph (usually published on Thursdays) and - as Beam - he sets Toughie crosswords in the same newspaper.
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.
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.
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.
The pseudonym of Edward Powys Mathers (1892-1939) for crosswords in The Observer between 1926 and 1939.
Troll has set Quiptic crosswords on The Guardian website.
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.)
He also sets advanced cryptics, using the pseudonym Lato.
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