400 pieces, Puzzlewood. Love the cutter, as always, but a little too much push-fit for my taste. Lovely complicated colors made especially challenging by the push-fit/color line cutting. 4/5
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405 pieces, MGC Puzzles. I think I might have triggered the cutter's professional pride when I finished my previous one of these, Colorful Lion, in one night. This one was not a one-night project, and it got only a little easier as it approached completion. It is probably more difficult than my previous record-setter, the colorless Granny Nanny puzzle with irregular edges, because MGC cuts are more similar and thus the differences between pieces are pretty subtle. 10/10 serious puzzlers only.
|A central chunk emerges|
|Now an outline emerges|
125 pieces. These beautiful Stave Treats continue to impress. Unlike the Teasers (which will probably stay my favorite) Treats progressively give more clues to slot the next piece in place, despite the prominent and sometimes-challenging dropouts. Featuring a guest appearance by a beloved fellow puzzler. 7/10