About my ratings

Perhaps because of my day job, I'm a tough rater. Everything 3/5 and above I consider worth the time and money.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Tails of Two Kitties

Wentworth, 250 pieces.  Very cute image and irregular edge for a little more fun in the assembly. 3/5




Megan McGuire, Need a Light?

Stave, 100 pieces.  Four-sword Teaser, and definitely qualifies!  The deep undersea fishes made for an entertaining assembly. I was too swept up to pause for a mid-assembly picture.  8/10


Maurice Denis, Pittsburgh Sunset

Artifact (Ecru), 290 pieces. I'll admit I don't see a huge distinction between Ecru and other Artifact puzzles, but then I like Artifacts just fine.  This one has no whimsies, just a lot of wild piece shapes.  4/5



Nutcracker Finale, Susan Greenleaf

Stave, 75 pieces. Sweet ballet theme. 6/10




Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Ceiling at Rushem Pasha Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Wentworth, 284 pieces. Yet another difficult cut, with some nice interactions with the circular arches and lamps of the picture. 4/5



Blue Mum

Stave, 90 pieces. A powerhouse of difficulty for its size, with interacting rabbit whimsies and very subtle colors.  6/10 (Also, the Twin Farms tidbit of the year, featuring bike racks.)







Tuesday, September 17, 2019

August Macke, Farbige Composition

Artifact, 79 pieces, double sided. The same picture on both sides, rotated 180 degrees, for extra difficulty.  Enjoyable, with relatively large pieces.  3/5