Games: New Jag in Jigsaws

Traditionally the jigsaw puzzle depicted placid pastoral scenes. By comparing picture with puzzle, puzzlers could assemble pieces by color or line, put the whole thing together in jig time. Easier to win at than solitaire and less demanding than a novel, it was a relaxing remedy for rainy afternoons and hospital confinements. But that was before Springbok Editions sprung its pasteboard version of Jackson Pollock's "Convergence."

An orgy of thin red lines, blue smudges and black and white blobs, the abstraction lived up to its billing as the "world's hardest jigsaw puzzle."...

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