Talking to cherry
Here is the corner that asks questions from and talks to nikoli.com puzzle authors. Our guest this time is cherry. His age is a secret. He is a man of riddles. But he is a company employee.
NyanBazWhat kind of child were you when you were small?
NyanBazWhen did you start puzzles?
NyanBazDid you have somebody solve the problems that you made?
NyanBazThat would seem to make it hard to find the solution.
NyanBazWhen did you encounter pencil puzzles?
NyanBazA digression here. Now that magazine has Nikoli puzzles.
NyanBazWhat was your first impression of Nikoli?
NyanBazIt's a calculating reason.
NyanBazYou're fast. What issue of Nikoli was that?
NyanBazI remember I solved your work that time. I felt that there were many very difficult problems. There were many problems that were too difficult, that's why they weren't used.
NyanBazDid you continue making puzzles when you had your entrance examination?
NyanBazIt's a rare thing that puzzles become useful for examinations. Did you make puzzles as a college student?
NyanBazAt college, there would be other interesting things too.
NyanBazLet's talk about what it is in puzzles. What are your favorite puzzles, which puzzles don't you like?
NyanBazI understand that really well. There is uneasiness in that, but it's attractive too. You make a lot Hashi and Hitori in nikoli.com. Do you like those especially?
NyanBazWhen you make puzzles, are there things which you refuse to compromise about?
NyanBazDon't you run out of ideas?
NyanBazWhy do you want to continue making puzzles?
NyanBazEnough of making puzzles, let's talk about solving. Are you solving many problems of other authors?
NyanBazWhat hobbies do you have other than puzzles?
NyanBazWhat is it that attracts you to programming?
NyanBazI feel sorry for your PC. (laughs) Don't you watch television or movies? Don't you listen to music?
NyanBazDo you travel around?
NyanBazYou pretty much love just puzzles and programming. What are your dreams for the future?
NyanBazDo you want to keep doing just puzzles and programming?
NyanBazWhat is your ideal puzzle?
NyanBazIt is a bit like with programming isn't it. Do you want to become like God or like a god?
NyanBazThen the last question. For you, what is it making a puzzle?
Interviewed Jun 2011 Published on Mar 13, 2012