Jigsaw Jamboree

Artist Janet Cleland drew this interpretation of the National jigsaw puzzle contest in Athens, Ohio. When the whistle blows, the puzzle boxes are turned over and emptied. The first team to yell “jigsaw” are crowned as the world’s fastest puzzlers! This Springbok dates back to 1983, 1000 pieces and complete.

When I was a kid, I was convinced that puzzling would one day be an Olympic event. So I trained. I timed myself, completed puzzles upside down, etc.

Here is a close up of puzzle mayhem.