Puzzles and all that we get from them. --- Yuichi Saito & POTS ---
NyanBazNikoli is a long acquaintance for you guys.
NobReally? What kind of point do you think about where you cannot engage?
NobAny other differences?
NyanBazThat's accurate enough, but that's a very simple difference.
NobYuichi don't make puzzles which he is weak at.
NobActually you don't come across as a coward at all.
NyanBazHe puts the line to connect the numbers first. Next he stands back, and stretches and bends them some more. It's difficult to explain in words.
NyanBazThey are the same for you. How were you influenced by Guten?
NobDo you want to show yourself by your problems?
NobYou solve all the problems on the mobile site.
NyanBaz36 is an author with nikoli.com, but he hasn't yet published very much. He played an active part in Puzzle Communication Nikoli from the old days. Where is it in his problems that you like?
NobDid you get stuck at work or something recently?
NyanBazDo you lean towards hard problems when you get stuck at work?
NobA hard puzzle is wonderful to escape into.
NobThen your life was happy and it was not necessary to escape from anything. (laughs)
NobWhen you are requested for some special book, does motivation go up?
NyanBazNikoli.com doesn't ask anybody to make specific problems till a particular date.
NobWe expect you make puzzles as a hobby, sort of, freely.
NobBecause authors make the puzzles freely, there are many problems that are too difficult and they cannot be used really.
NyanBazWhen you stop with something, don't you forget the aim of it when you come back to it?
NobI forget it right away. I can't really stop anything along the way.
NobIt is possible you can remember it because you don't have many puzzles to make, how about that?
NobThat is something you have in common.
NyanBazBecause you have strong opinions about what puzzles to contribute, I thought that was why you are picky about the puzzles you make.
NobKakuro is easy to make. The author can control Kakuro problems. Sudoku doesn't go so easily.
NyanBazPOTS, listen! Let's make a lot of puzzles!
NobWhat is a puzzle for you? Is it recreation? Is it your life?
NobWhat you yourself express as a problem is art, and it's the art that you feel in a problem of another author.
NyanBazHow do you think about that Yuichi?
NobIn an old interview you said you thought about everybody else. Your ideas have changed completely.
NyanBazIt's splendid that your thoughts went full circle. You thought about the solvers and then returned to where you started.
NobYou make a lot of problems that only you can make Yuichi.
NobDid you start to ignore what others think about your puzzles?
NobYou are some kind of a hermit.
NyanBazWhat kind of problems are fun to solve for you?
NobYuichi likes just that kind of thing.
NyanBazHow about you POTS? Do you like puzzles which are all muddy and unclear?
NobWhen I make a big sized puzzle, it's easy to lose focus and get it muddled. I don't want to put in just a trick. A trick is not enough in a big puzzle to have you enjoy it from the beginning till the end. That's how to make it unclear and opaque.
NobWe think of the puzzles as entertainment. But we also welcome puzzles where there is an author thinking that the puzzle is art, like POTS.
NobDifferent people feel it differently. Yuichi like this. POTS like that. It's good to vary things. These authors bring variety, and we have room for that. That makes Nikoli interesting.
NyanBazIn this discussion, I was able to feel the breath of the areas of our authors again. Thank you for today.
Discussion on Apr 2011 Published on Apr 18, 2014