Talking to nyoroppyi
Nyoroppyi is a 21-year-old man. He is studying the theory related to international affairs in the law department of a university. He is a young author who only recently came to contribute problems to nikoli.com and the mobile site.
NyanBazDid you play with puzzles when you were little?
NyanBazYou solved puzzles from you were 5! You are really surprising me. What were you interested in with puzzles?
NyanBazWhen did you get to know about Nikoli?
NyanBazWhen did you start contributing to Nikoli?
NyanBaz"Nanro" is putting numbers in a room-divided board. It was a maniac puzzle, it has a lot of complex rules. I read it at the time. I liked it and contributed several times myself. But it did not receive general acceptance. Well, well, so you made an original puzzle from the beginning. Great!
NyanBazYou started a puzzle club at the university?
NyanBazLet's talk about puzzles. Tell me your favorite puzzle.
NyanBazI agree. You said it. Making Hitori, you have to keep the people who are solving it carefully in mind. If you don't it doesn't become a good problem. Besides Hitori, do you have another favorite puzzle?
NyanBazNumberlink is a puzzle to solve by intuition. Therefore, it's all right even if you make it very hard.
NyanBazAre there puzzles you are weak at?
NyanBazI get the impression that your problems are mostly hard. Do you feel you really want to make hard problems?
NyanBazWhat changed when you began to make easy problems?
NyanBazIndeed. Do you have hobbies other than puzzles?
NyanBazWhy did you choose the cello?
NyanBazCan a beginner play the cello?
NyanBazAnd do you play it well now?
NyanBazI'd love to hear you play sometime.
NyanBazDo you have any dreams for what to achieve as a puzzle author?
NyanBazYou are shooting to become the Hide of the puzzle world! Cool.
NyanBazThat sounds wonderful. You think deeply about things, you can be relied on to do it right. Thank you for interesting stories today. Now the last question, anything that you want to tell people solving your puzzles?
Interviewed May 2009 Published on May 23, 2011