Tony Sever – RIP
Unless you had attended an S&B at the George in Southwark on a Times Crossword Championships Day, it is unlikely you would have heard of Tony who sadly died last Friday
Tony was a true gentleman, a great crossword enthusiast (he ran his own crossword-related website at https://tony-sever.livejournal.com) and was always delighted to meet friends old and new alike and to discuss not only how we had got on with the Finals Puzzles but also to discuss crosswords in general.
When I last saw him, at the 2019 Championships, he was looking forward to taking part in the 2020 finals, as he’d taken part in every single Championship since 1970, and indeed been the winner in 1981, but alas the pandemic put paid to his plans.
I am sure there will be a post on Times for the Times in due course, where we will be able to learn a lot more about Tony as he always solved the Times Crossword and was known to many people there. When there is, I will add a link to it on this post
RIP Tony – if there is a Crossword Championship this year, we will be sure to raise a glass in your memory.