Today on Puzzler’s Wednesday well welcome Ajeesh VM (AKA Rainmon). Tell us a little bit about yourself, Ajeesh?
I am a software engineer and live in Chennai, on the Bay of Bengal in eastern India .
When did you start solving and making puzzles?
Solving: 2009 or 2010
Setting: Thanks to CCS (Facebook group Cryptic Crossword Society), I started trying my hand at setting individual clues from 2012-13. So far I have set 3 grids for Sunday special in Retd Col Deepak Gopinath’s blog ‘The Hindu Crossword Corner’ with the pseudonym Rainmon.
Do you just concentrate on cryptics or do you solve/create other kinds of puzzles too?
I love to solve maths puzzles too
A cryptic clue that always stayed with you?
He has left the property (7)*
Buzzer from The Hindu
What do you like to do when you’re not doing puzzles?
Spending time with my T9 group J in Chennai
If you could have dinner with one famous person who would choose?
The Australian cricketer, Shane Watson – I am a big fan
If you had a superpower what would it be?
Lift Chelsea football club from bottom to top of the English Premier League to win the League this season.
What’s your personal motto?
Give respect, take respect
Would you like to share some puzzles with us here at Paws4Puzzles
ANSWER* TESTATE (The Guardian)