Puzzles Give us Control Over the Outcome

It’s easy to see why any of the stores that were open during the Corona Virus Pandemic sold out of puzzles. Not only did we imagine the long stretches of free time that sat in front of us — but it was a way to pass the time, actively with those under the same roof. More importantly, putting a puzzle together gave us the satisfaction of being in control of the outcome.

A friend gave us this wild, wooden puzzle, designed by Liberty, which was so complex that it was driving her crazy. Would we please, take it off her hands?

The boys finished it in less than 24 hours. Would this be considered cheating? Is cheating even possible with a puzzle? Blowing up the image to see patterns and colors — or is it simply using the best tool avilable?

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