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David Astle: Wordburger


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David Astle is a full-time word-nerd and riddle-wizard. A crossword compiler for the Age, a regular on RN’s Sunday Extra and the author of several books on words and puzzles, Astle is an anagram-scrambling, homophone-switching, spoonerism-generating machine.

 At this event for kids, David will whip up a storm of riddles, puzzles, quizzes and lateral-thinking games, all designed to start young minds whirring. He may even share some cryptic crossword-compiling tips, tricks and traps for young players.

Join David for a fun and challenging session that promises to get kids thinking, talking and laughing about language. Suitable for ages 8–13.




David Astle

David Astle is a full-time word nerd. You may know his loud shirts from SBS’s Letters and Numbers. Or his black-and-white boxes in Friday’s Age. He’s also the author of Wordburger (How to be a champion puzzler in 20 quick bites), plus Riddledom, Puzzled and Cluetopia. His favourite word is ‘... Read more


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