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David Astle

Words at play

Self described as a full time word nerd, David Astle is the crossword maker for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald as well as Wordplay Columnist with Spectrum. Gathering a large following in the SBS TV program Letters and Numbers, Astle continues to baffle devotees with his word games, crosswords and other puzzles.

David Astle has published a number of books on his passion for puzzles, including Riddledom: 101 riddles and their stories, Cluetopia: the story of 100 years of the crossword and Puzzles and Words 1 and 2. He is also the author of non-fiction, fiction and plays, of which his first novel Marzipan Plan was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award in 1986. In 2001 he won the James Joyce Suspended Sentence Award for his short stories.

Join this witty wordsmith for some inside tips on how to conquer those cryptic crossword clues.

Thursday 12 October
6.00pm arrival 6.30pm start
Maddies of Bolwarra

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