Alasdair Steven’s obituary (26 November) of crossword compiler the Rev John Galbraith Graham (Araucaria) omits one salient point; the pseudonym “Cinephile” which Graham used in his Financial Times contributions.

As well as referring to his love of cinema, it is an anagram of Chile Pine, an alternative name for the monkey-puzzle tree, whose botanical name is Araucaria.

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Bryan Gould

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