Talking to OX
OX has over ten years of experience as a puzzle author, and he is still just a young 25 year old. Now he is also studying in law school to pass the National Bar Examination, he is single and lives alone. His favorite cooking is sauteed dishes he told us.
NobHow do you want people to read your pen-name?
NobReally? How unusual! How did you decide on a pen-name like this?
NobNow I know. You have been a puzzle author for a long time. When did you run into Nikoli?
NobJust a second grader, did you solve the puzzles?
NobDo you still have that issue today?
NobThen when did you start to make puzzles?
NobWhen do you make your puzzles?
NobWhy did you keep making puzzles?
NobWhat do you pay attention to in your puzzle?
NobNow my good OX, what makes a puzzle a good puzzle for you?
NobDo you care how people think about your puzzles?
NobI can agree with that. And it really isn't always easy when you don't compromise and keep trying to make what you are happy with yourself. But, are you going to keep making puzzles even when you pass the National Bar Examination?
NobIs there a message for your solvers?
NobFor the last question, what is the puzzle to you?
Interviewed Aug 2007 Published on Jun 23, 2008