As crossword maker in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, as well as Wordplay columnist with Spectrum, David Astle is a full-time word nerd.
He’s the author of the bestselling Puzzled, and Puzzles & Words. He also composed such diverse diversions as Wordwit and Omega for Fairfax. On the airwaves you can catch his weekly news clue for Radio National’s Sunday Extra, or chime in with a #daplay every month on 702 ABC Sydney with Adam Spencer.
If that’s not enough, he makes the AFL puzzle for the Footy Almanac, and the iconic Rubicon for Australian Style. You may also recall his face from the SBS cult show, Letters and Numbers, currently off-air.
To read more about his books, click the PUBLISHED option. On the same page you’ll also discover a sample of feature stories, from playground rhymes to senior bikies.
To glean a bit more about the man and his mania – or play a few word games – mouse around the DA domain. You’ll find such distractions as the weekly Birdbrain poser, the Word of the Week clue challenge, or a chance to revel in the many creative Brainstorms and other puzzles. You can also join his wordiness on Twitter.
If you wish to contact David directly, hit the EMAILDA option on the left, and he’ll do his best to get back to you. Otherwise enjoy your visit and play a few games. Maybe bump into a few new words and feel free to add to the hubbub.