From what I can tell, people who love cryptic crosswords have certain things in common. They're clever. They're cerebral. They relish word play (I'd wager they've rarely heard a pun they didn't appreciate). But perhaps the most important thing about cryptic crossword solvers is this:
They are not satisfied with a right answer alone.
Perhaps this is why I'm so drawn to travel: I want to see for myself what it's like to be in distant places. Given the opportunity to see something new, I'll virtually always say "yes!" even if it means a long uncomfortable journey, or sacrificing sleep.
If you're reading this, you must like cryptics. So tell me: how does the need to figure out the right answer translate to other aspects of your life? Are you a researcher? A coder? A chef? Do you stay up late figuring out new crochet patterns or solving math equations? And when you do finally figure it out, do you have the same rush as when you decode a particularly clever cryptic clue?