puzzlesaurus

[puhz-uhl-sawr-uhs]

  1. a dictionary, encyclopedia, or other comprehensive reference work describing the terminology used in assembling jigsaw puzzles
  2. an elderly person, like myself and possibly born in the Mesozoic Era, who enjoys assembling jigsaw puzzles

Introduction

Each of these terms came to mind in the process of assembling a puzzle. Most are common terms, given new meanings.

For example, when working on a puzzle from both the bottom up and top down, the pieces didn't meet in the middle. I had to adjust the puzzle a bit, and in doing so coined the term Chiropractic Adjustment.

Enjoy, and please share some of your own terminology!

Peter Christensen
Vancouver, WA
Peter@PuzzleSaurus.com

Jigsaw Puzzle Terminology

Parade Grounds

Layout and Assembly


Scanning


Amelia Earhart

Irregularities


Mind Games


Marrying

Exciting Times


Difficult Times


Curtain Call

Enough is Enough


Technology