Questions tagged [jigsaw-puzzle]

A jigsaw puzzle is a tiling puzzle that requires the assembly of (often oddly shaped) interlocking and tessellating pieces.

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Pulling Apart a Jigsaw Puzzle

Assume you have a jigsaw puzzle that is also a tessellation. This means every piece has an identical shape and can be assembled into a 2D pattern that fills the plane with no gaps. Such a jigsaw ...
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Gladys spins the wheel

This puzzle is part 5 of Gladys' journey across the globe. Each part can be solved independently. Nevertheless, if you are new to the series, feel free to start at the beginning: Introducing Gladys. ...
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Max 4x1 pattern fit within 11x11 area

Rimworld is a tile-based videogame. There is a constructible called a sun lamp, which provides light for indoor farming: . As you can see, the area covered by the lamp is 11 * 11, minus 1 for the ...
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1 dimensional jigsaw

Can you piece these jigsaw pieces back together again? X...X......X....X..X X.X.....X.....X....X XX.X...X...X X.....X.X...X.....X X.X.X.X..X.. The solution consists of 25 X's in a row. Where ...
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Counter-Red Spiders

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #35: Restricted Title 1. Title based on this xkcd.This puzzle contains hints for 220 black squares (but that's not the point) but is a standalone puzzle. ...
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What is the biggest known jigsaw puzzle size by pieces as of 2018? [closed]

Biggest I've observed so far are 18000 pieces, right?
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Masyu jigsaw puzzle

Here's a masyu puzzle for you. The rules are as follows Draw a single closed loop which does not cross or touch itself. The sections of the loop run horizontally or vertically between the ...
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Jigsaw Logic: ?s galore

I am working on a 256 piece jigsaw puzzle, but I am having a lot of trouble. Instead of the picture being a landscape or painting, the final image is just a sixteen by sixteen grid of identical ...
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Help I'm puzzled

My dad was fixing the driveway and later asked me to see if I could get some help with this I'd appreciate your help MIKEY G
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The Piece in the Corner of my Jigsaw Puzzle

Don't know about you, but I personally enjoy relaxing at home, listening to good music and solving puzzles. Yesterday I was trying to finish one of my numerous jigsaws, when ended up with three corner ...
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The Hyper-Modern Kidnapper: Crime Scene #3

The Story: This was quickly getting old. They'd solved the kidnapper's (killer's?) puzzle again and it was another creepy song lyric. No, that's not fair. They're only creepy when they're from a ...
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Build your own™ Dominosa!

Fictional story: As everybody knows I'm not good at making puzzles so I ordered a Build-your-own™ Dominosa kit! This should be good for my Dominosa building skills, I thought to myself. And today, ...
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Raikarting Mosaic

My brother me invited me Karting this weekend, and we had a grand time, although we were way slower than the top time on the leaderboard, initialed KR. The owner told us that this was his cousin, and ...
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Grandma's Rebuses

DISCLAIMER: This story is fictional My dear grandmother passed away two years ago, with her husband, Ed, sitting solemnly by the side of her hospital bed. She was always kind, friendly, but also very ...
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Dance a Jigsaw - Clue Fifteen

<<---First clue <---Previous clue Now that you had your clue, you have a feeling that it might be time to get out. You look around for a door, and... don't see one. However, you do see ...
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A firm farewell - Rest in piece

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Ten suspicious coasters

Last Friday I've been out with nine friends and we went to a new bar in town, called "Take it Easy" bar or something. We had a great time as a group. Well, I think most of the group had. I wasn't ...
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A friendly jigsaw

This puzzle belongs to the puzzle series: hyper-modern art The two friends in the gallery of hyper-modern art move into a room which is painted completely in black and white. Strange, wavy lines ...
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Day and night of the two timers

            Make a non - 24 - hour day /  night cycle       &...
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Jigsaw Logic: Opheodrys Vernalis

Challenge: Given unlimited copies of each of the above type of puzzle piece, create a $9\times 9$ square which features a picture of snake. Rules: There must be only one snake, with a head at one ...
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Jigsaw puzzle: edge and middle pieces

My young daughter and I love doing jigsaw puzzles together. The other day, we had a quite difficult one: 7 by 7 pieces! We started as usual by splitting the pieces into 2 stacks: the edge pieces on ...
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Smashing Seven Segments

The Setup Consider a 5-by-5 grid of 7-segment displays, "smashed together" so that the peripheral segments of neighbouring displays overlap (see below).             ...
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The unsolvable puzzle (a colorful and challenging jigsaw 2.0)

There once was a famous work of modern art that everyone in the world loved. One particularly nasty person however hated it so much that decided to use a time machine to go back in time to when the ...
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Physical puzzle in four parts

This is simple and has a glaringly clear solution. Instructions: Print Cut Assemble To make it a proper puzzle and avoid half-solutions: The solution I'm looking for has all pieces ...
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What kind of glues are not conducive to long-term puzzle preservation?

If one has a very large puzzle of an image that one desires to mount and frame; what kind of glues would damage the puzzle piece over time? I have heard of 'puzzle glues', but question if this is ...
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Of these five approaches to starting a jigsaw puzzle, which one is fastest?

Of the following 5 strategies for getting started assembling a jigsaw puzzle: Assembling the border and connecting other pieces to it Working your way out from one corner Trying to assemble faces ...