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puzzle christmas   Off-Topic Chat

Started 1/29/19 by Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3); 5451 views.

If you would sit on the long side, you probably wouldn't have to get up to reach either the top or bottom of the puzzle.  Of course, you would probably not enjoy doing it that way, so just keep on doing it the hard way!  


From: judyinohio


But reading the images from sideways is harder because this puzzle has small "portraits" that need studying ... like telling the difference between the face of Pamela Anderson and other blondes. LOL  I tried working sideways and I got a real "crick" in my neck. 

Of course, my neck at my age is easily "crickable".  LOL

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


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From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)


one of the ladies I work with also loves puzzles, we've been talking about puzzles lately and decided we needed one at work to play with at lunch.  We have some empty cubes so put it in one where we also have extra paper & binder clips.  I'm enjoying watching random people stop by and put a piece or two in.  It's one of those puzzles where the pieces are larger on one side and gradually get smaller.   I did a "low-key" team building thing at Christmas where I put up a little tree and a sign asking folks to help decorate it - and it went over well.  So this is a low key stress relief - the sign in the upper right invites people to help with the puzzle.


From: bornblesse2


What a good team building stress realiever!

They always have a big puzzle in progress in the IT Department on the 2nd floor (as you know, we are on 15, where puzzles or anything else enjoyable are not that welcome).  They also have a big table with all sorts of sci-fi and fantasy action figures.  I think I belong with those people instead of the ones in my department.  haha  


From: latterberry


You're making good progress!  This midwest winter is getting tiresome.  We get a teaser day of 50 degrees then the next it is snowing or freezing rain and below freezing.  I'm ready for spring,

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)


Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said:

decided we needed one at work to play with at lunch. 

Great idea.  Glad you had room for it.  I'm not sure I could stop at a couple pieces.


From: judyinohio


Well, I'm very disappointed in the 998 piece puzzle I just finished. Did you notice that count of pieces?  The box said it is 1,000 piece puzzle but I wound up with two pieces missing ... in this case it was Fonzie's smile and Ed Bradley's ear.

What a lesson learned.  I will not ever buy a White Mountain puzzle again. I've been buying and solving jigsaw puzzles for decades and this is the first time I've had a puzzle brand new out of the box come up with pieces missing.

(And my puzzle solving system is very well organized so please don't tell me to look for pieces on the floor. Plus DH, aka Eagle Eye, is always on the lookout for anything on the floor that doesn't belong there.)



From: Mishii


This happened to us one time, was so frustrating and I was very annoyed at the puzzle maker.

Turns out, the missing piece was actually stuck to Pita's arm (the one laying on the table as he reached across) and carried into another part of the house where gravity finally did its thing.