Behind the Scenes: Paws4 Logic Debbie Manber Kupfer

  1. How would you describe yourself in one sentence?

Crazy writer, puzzle maker, cat lover, and tea drinker!

  1. How long have you been setting crosswords?

I’ve been setting all kinds of puzzles (not just crosswords) for around 18 years.

  1. Do you like to set/solve/do both

Definitely both. You can’t be a good writer without also being a wide reader and the same is true for puzzles, the more you solve, the better your puzzles and clues become.

  1. Who’s your favorite setter/publication

I have a fondness for Hex (Cox and Rathvon) and Patrick Berry.

  1. One cryptic clue that has always stayed with you

Mad passionate lovers (7)*

  1. Your favorite place

New York

  1. Your favorite movie

Blazing Saddles

  1. Your favorite person

The late and great Douglas Adams.

  1. Something you love other than crosswords

Books – particular fantasy and sci-fi

  1. Something you believe in / your motto

With enough tea and dark chocolate, you can accomplish anything!