Big Dave is a retired IT Consultant who lives in the beautiful Worcestershire village of Hanley Swan.

Educated at Rutlish School (Merton), passing 8 ‘O’ levels, and 4 ‘A’ levels, he graduated from Bristol University in 1965 with an Honours Degree in Mathematics.

He worked for more than forty years in IT, over thirty of which were spent as an Independent Consultant.   Most of his experience has been in project management, application design, program specification, programming, problem determination, standards, system support and training on IBM mainframes.

His passions are Crosswords, Rock’n’Roll from the period 1955 – 1965 and Blues music.

He started a blog for the Daily Telegraph Toughie crossword, as  a complete novice, at the end of January 2009.  The following month he took on the main Cryptic crossword as well.

He has been lucky in securing the services of several other excellent bloggers, and you can read all about them here.

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