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    Senior Member IshbelRobertson's Avatar
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    A Christmas tradition in my family, since my maternal grandparents time is to buy a very large jigsaw and start it on Christmas Eve. It is laid out on small, expanding table and anyone passing adds pieces. The object is to have it completed by the end of New Year's Day! It is thendonated to a charity shop.

    Funnily enough, we never do puzzles at any other time of year.

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    LOL Jane........speaking of kinks in the neck......I have one from doing puzzles! I also have a few other pains here and there that I'm thinking are from leaning over at the puzzle table.
    I like crosswords too. I'm afraid I stick to the easier ones though........and it makes me feel smart. haha

    I don't know how many I'll keep doing, after I've done all the nature ones by Robert Bateman. I plan on gluing them all and framing them. I figure it's cheaper than his limited reproductions......of which I have 5. I think I'll send him a pic of the finished puzzles and see if he will give me a freebie print. (yeah, right). Like I've said.....I'm sure he painted these in less time than the puzzles are taking me. haha

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    Speaking of crosswords, I was on a cryptic crossword jag a few years ago. I should pick that habit up again, because they provide quite a workout for the brain. Each clue is a puzzle in and of itself, and there are certain rules to how the clues are set up. Devilishly challenging. Once you get the basics, they're a lot of fun:
    http://lovattspuzzles.com/online-puz...ptic-crossword

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    Thanks for that link Jane......I'll check it out!

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    I love puzzles. I have a table set up in the living room just for puzzles. Unfortunately, I don't seem to have the time anymore to complete one. (It's really hard to dust a table full of puzzle pieces)

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    Peggy....you could use your leaf blower! Or do what I do, and just blow.

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    I am a puzzler too. I started working on them a few months ago and keep one in progress on my coffee table. I like to work on the puzzles while listening to the TV. With lots of debates going on these days, I'm doing lots of puzzles.

    I have purchased some new ones, but have a nice stack of ones that I liked and will work on again. The ones I don't like go to Goodwill. I have found the ones with flimsy pieces are not my favorites.

    Thanks for the links for the online puzzles, I had no idea there were online jigsaw puzzles.

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    I should probably add puzzles of some sort to my homemade brain rehab plan, I like word puzzles. I am so bad at cross word puzzles now, I don't even do the one in the back of the gossip magazine, lol.

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    I love jigsaw puzzles. I like to keep one out in the living room to work on and have guests join me when they are in the mood.

    500-piece is my favorite because they go quickly and I get that "Did it!" feeling sooner.

    I've done some 1,000 piece ones. One was a Hieronymous Bosch painting. Very cool.

    Puzzles that depict museum paintings are my favorites, esp Impressionists. I get them from online museum gift stores.

    My ex-boss got me a 3D one of Notre Dame in Paris. Hated it. Took so long to get that satisfaction feeling.

    I love dogs. I found a puzzle in the shape of a dog bone with pictures of dozens of dog breeds.

    I'll be undertaking a long distance move soon so I donated all my puzzles to the Senior Center. It will be fun to get new puzzles once I'm settled.

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    My local library has lots of puzzles anyone can borrow.

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