to Poins’ Crosswords.
My puzzles were first published by Neil
Shepherd on his popular site ‘Free Crosswords Online’ where he
was kind enough to describe me as a ‘talented setter’ whose
clues are ‘fair, concise and elegant and which make for good
Since then my work has appeared on the website
of the Northern Echo and in the Morning Star.
In 2010 a couple of thematic puzzles were
published in the prestigious 1 Across magazine and in November
of that year I made my debut in the the
Two years later I joined the Financial Times
team as Peto and from January
2015 I have been setting a bilingual cryptic crossword
Connexion, a newspaper for English speakers living in