Patrick Berry has been creating and editing puzzles for nearly twenty years. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Harper’s, The New Yorker, U.S. News & World Report, and numerous other publications.
The Asterisk Anthology: Volume 2
1. What was your least-favorite food as a child? As an adult? What didn’t you like about it?
At any age, the answer is broccoli, specifically the top parts. Food should not be fuzzy.
2. Look around you: what nearby object do you think would be a good cursed thing, and why?
A cursed pair of eyeglasses might be interesting. I imagine them making objects appear slightly closer or farther away than they actually are—the top step of a tall flight of stairs, for instance…
3. You randomly come across a Tarot deck of uncertain origin: what do you do with it?
Check to see if they spelled it “Judgment” or “Judgement.” (What can I say, I’m obsessed with words.)