In my case the late Alan Richardson, who composed a weekly cryptic for many years for the Montreal Gazette, referred me to Fraz.</p>
Source: npl-folk email from R/EDS.
R/EDS is simply a REBUS of my real name. The correct way to write it is:
this signifies R.ON D.IN.ES
Naturally the average editor is not too anxious to give me two full lines of type each time my nom appears, so the accepted version of R/EDS has become the norm. This (and various mutations) was suggested to me at my first convention in San Diego. I particulalrly remember the influence of Banterweight and Mr. Tex in the final version.