Jigsaw Puzzles, again, postscript!

Aha!  the puzzle is finished!  And believe it or not—-all the pieces are there!
I can’t believe it!

To finish the puzzle I had to bring up my most draconian method, my most rigorous method!  I have seen my granddaughter and son-in-law use this method, too–I guess when the pieces just look too much alike to make much headway.

In a nutshell, all the unused pieces must be arranged by type—4 knobs all around, or 4 holes all around, or knob at one end and 3 holes, or slanty wiggily end on one side, or nondescript.  These are put into ranks and files (and lines) and then when it looks like you might have the slightest clue of a missing piece—hopefully at least 3 sides of it, then you can go to that column to hunt for the piece.

That’s the way I finally broke through on the Blue Moon puzzle.  Big sigh of relief when last piece settled in with a “thunk”.

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2 Responses to Jigsaw Puzzles, again, postscript!

  1. Scott says:

    Nicely done!

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