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Image Weekly Jigsaw Puzzle
By Nancy Polanski on May 9, 2021

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Imagecritterologist
May 14, 2021 11:19 AM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD
I've recently gone up to the 252 piece puzzle... with both the first and second, I had to resort to highlighting the shapes to find pieces. That's a good trick; just use your mouse as if choosing multiple pieces to move, and the color & pattern are no longer distracting. Still, that means it was extra tricky or I was extra dim. Lovely painting, Nancy!
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Imagenap
May 15, 2021 4:36 AM CST
Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
Great hint! I have done that also. My first step in putting these puzzles together is to do the border. And sometimes I just can't find that last piece to complete the border. So I have highlighted about a third of my screen at a time. Like you said, the pieces are all red so I'm not distracted by the colors. That border piece I'm missing stands out by being the only flat-bottomed piece highlighted. I'm glad you mentioned this, Jill!

Congratulations on moving to the next level! That's the one I prefer. Unless I'm using my desktop, which has a bigger screen. Then I can handle the 350 size puzzle.

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ImageCalif_Sue
May 15, 2021 10:17 AM CST

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA.
Zone 9a
I have been sticking to least smallest number pieces, too busy for more! Hilarious!
I do the same, find all the borders first and assemble them, or try to, yes, always that one missing piece until you get more assembled! I then group the type of pieces together, so with an indentation (innie belly button!) at the top, those all go to the upper section on one side, and all those with the outie all gathered together along the bottom side area. That way when I am looking for a certain shape, I can focus on one type for a quicker find.
That's my newbie input! Big Grin
Imagecritterologist
May 15, 2021 12:23 PM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD
Sometimes I sort by shape, sometimes by color & pattern... with the lovely painting " I love blue" that Nancy shared, I did both!
Circles of Support for Breast Cancer
I'm learning to dance in the rain! Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
Imagenap
May 16, 2021 1:07 AM CST
Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
Thanks, Jill.

I have to admit, I never tried sorting by color. I guess I should do that one of these days. Smiling
Imagecritterologist
May 16, 2021 2:24 PM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD
It was a successful technique for the beautiful Olive Trees puzzle... worked that one yesterday.
Circles of Support for Breast Cancer
I'm learning to dance in the rain! Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.

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