Talking to Hammy
Hammy is a man in his 30s. He is married. He has work related to computers.
NyanBazFirst of all, please tell me about how you encountered puzzles.
NyanBazYou have been making puzzles since very little then?
NyanBazIndeed, it does sound like you are nasty. (laughs) When did you get to know Nikoli?
NyanBazYes, they did get popular then. There were mazes made of trees then where people actually walked in the mazes. I did that too.
NyanBaz25 times! You were hooked.
NyanBazHuh. It was through the help of a huge maze that you got to know Nikoli. Was Kakuro interesting?
NyanBazDid you contribute to Nikoli from back then?
NyanBazWhat kind of problem did you make?
NyanBazAre you sure? I don't get that impression. You played an active part and helped out a lot afterwards, but there was a blank?
NyanBazWhy did you return to Nikoli?
NyanBazHuge mazes, high school classmates, badminton circle, and wedding ceremony, thank you for so many tales from the past. OK, let's hear about today. Where do you make your puzzles?
NyanBazPlease tell us about the kind of the puzzles you make. Do you make puzzles of all kinds? Or do you make only the kind puzzles you like?
NyanBazWow! 16x16 Sudoku! Just doing that kind of problem is something. Marvellous.
NyanBazWhen you make puzzles, what do you keep in mind? Do you still go after making hard problems?
NyanBazDo you solve the problems of other authors?
NyanBazThis may be a bit deep, but what is a puzzle for you?
NyanBazThank you for a pleasant talk today. A last question. What is your message to the solvers who have enjoyed your puzzles?
Interviewed Nov 2008 Published on Sep 15, 2010