The Crossword Man brand was launched in January 2007 to market Ross Beresford's software when he became a resident of the USA (Ross's UK company, Bryson Limited, ceased trading at the end of 2006). Magdalen Braden helps run Crossword Man and focuses on customer service.
Ross developed TEA Crossword Helper as a DOS application in 1992 and then released it for Windows in 1996. Its large vocabulary and flexible search methods have been helping solvers ever since.
Sympathy Crossword Construction was launched in 1994 and has played a significant part in the recent development of cryptic crosswords, enabling compilers to create more ambitious and better-crafted puzzles.
Crossword Man also markets Wordplay Wizard (a subset of the flagship Sympathy product).