Puzzler’s Wednesday – Heidi Schroeder


1. How would you describe yourself in one sentence
I am peace-loving, more than a bit self-indulgent, and an eternal optimist.
2. How long have you been setting crosswords?
I created a handful of puzzles back in the late 1990s. My interest has been rekindled via the CCS and 1ACross groups!
3. Do you like to set / solve /do both?
I like both, but I most love the challenge of crafting a good clue.
4. Who’s your favorite setter/publication?
My gold standard would be the American-style cryptics by Hex (Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon), who have published in major US publications over the years.
5. One clue that has always stayed with you
Sorry to say, my long-term memory fails me. This fairly recent clue by Martin DeMello pleased me immensely: Imaginary childhood? (7) *
6. Your favorite place
The Hawaiian Islands, my birthplace and true home.
7. Your favorite movie
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
8. Your favorite person
I am a big fan of my generous and tolerant husband, Fred.
9. Something you love other than crosswords
I have been studying traditional hula for about ten years. It brings me great joy!
10. Something you believe in / your motto
I believe in looking outward, forward, and upward. Truly, there is magic out there!

Heidi is an admin in both the Cryptic Crossword Society and 1 Across on Facebook. She lives in Hawaii with her husband, Fred, and her kitty, Hoagy.


Want to solve a puzzle by Heidi?

Click here to solve the cryptic crossword she created for the first anniversary of the Facebook group, 1 Across.


About paws4puzzles

I'm a writer and puzzle maker. I am the author of a YA fantasy series, P.A.W.S. and my puzzles have been published in many magazines from Dell and Penny Press and on the walls of the Eltana cafe in Seattle. My most recent release is a book of logic problems, Paws4Logic which I wrote together with my son, Joey.
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3 Responses to Puzzler’s Wednesday – Heidi Schroeder

  1. paws4puzzles says:

    Reblogged this on Paws4Thought and commented:

    Puzzler’s Wednesday – meet my good friend and fellow puzzler, Heidi Schroeder.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Heidi Schroeder says:

    Thank you for featuring my puzzle, Debbie! šŸ™‚

    Liked by 2 people

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