Sondheim is a lover of games, and collects antique ones (many were destroyed in a fire that swept through the lower floors of the house in 1995). He has a passion for murder mysteries, puzzles (he once spent 18 months devising cryptic crosswords for New York magazine), word play and anagrams. His own name, he points out, provides two particularly delicious ones, ‘demonish’ and ‘hedonism’.
Brown, Mick. “Still Cutting it at 80: Stephen Sondhiem interview”, Telegraph, 27 September 2010. Click here to view article.