Puzzler’s Wednesday – Sanket Shrivastava (AKA Bombadil)

According to WordPress my interview with Sanket was my most popular post this year – so here it is again for your puzzling pleasure.

Paws 4 Puzzles


  1. Tell us a little bit about yourself?

I like to think I am creative, humorous, passionate, and god-loving. I learn things quickly. I am pluralistic in faith, and the only thing I don’t tolerate is intolerance. I was born under the star sign Aries.

I have quit smoking many times. I don’t drink alcohol; instead, I read poetry and scripture.

I was married briefly once; I am currently single.

  1. When did you start solving and making puzzles?

Sometime in the year 2012 I think. Tony Sebastian (who used to publish under the name Cryptonyte in the national daily “The Hindu”) introduced me to Cryptic Crosswords when I was one year his junior at Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode. Since then, I haven’t looked back. However, I was into solving other types of puzzles since my early childhood. Some members of my family have a great memory for oral riddles, like…

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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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