Recently a prominent artist D.L. "Rusty" Rust has
sent us one of his illusion paintings - The Lost Tiger. Can you see the
illusion in the image provided?
More of Rusty Rust's paintings can be found at his
Artist Pages. There you can find a whole
collection of astounding illusion paintings. If you are hungry
for high quality paintings and illusions hidden in them - two in one -
Rusty's collection is definitely higher on the list of places
where you can appease your hunger.
We would like to thank Rusty Rust for such a wonderful contribution!
Question: I'm not
sure if this can be called a puzzle but I have surf the net so much
looking for it and thought maybe you could help me.
You have a grid that has coordinates on it like the alphabet going across
and numbers going down similar to a map's coordinates. You then have
square little grids that have some of their little squares coloured in and
it tells you where to put this piece on the big grid by giving you its
coordinates eg. F2 or E3 etc. When you have filled in the whole grid then
you will have like a pixel picture.
Hope this all makes sense.
we can not figure this kind of puzzle at the moment right away. But maybe
you, our fellow puzzle friends, could help us with this request? We will
be very grateful for any your help in this.
From time to time we are receiving your
messages with seemingly simple requests which turn out to be hard puzzle
nuts even for us, though. In these cases our search was unsuccessful.
Nobody can know everything!
At the moment we have a pretty big collection of such
perplexing questions featured in the first part of
with... Help and in the second part
with... Help - Part 2. This is the third part of such messages that
we've collected for the several recent months.
It easily can be that somebody of you knows some answer to any of the
questions below, so any your tips or help will be greatly appreciated -
Question: I have a
puzzling puzzle: "You have 12 ice cream bars to divide between 12 people,
but one must remain in the box." What is the answer?
There are many variations of this classic puzzle. But the basic answer is
almost always the same. In this case the answer is that 11 people get 11
ice cream bars, and the 12th one gets the 12th ice cream bar with the box.
I recently brought a puzzle with a beautiful scenic image.
Unfortunately the image is panoramic and I've had no luck
finding a frame for it. The dimensions of the puzzle is
310 x 830 mm. Do you know of any sites or stores that
might have frames of a similar dimension?
Please, read the answer to the question below.
Question: To Whom
It may Concern, I am inquiring about a suggestions for a good place to
order puzzle frames from. I have a bunch of gorgeous 1500 piece completed
puzzles and wish to preserve them. measurements are 24 x 33" -ish....any
suggestions taken!!! Thank you for your time and consideration! Regards,
far we have found two possible websites selling the jigsaw puzzle frames
of the specified sizes (i.e. 24"x33"). Unfortunately, the rest puzzle
frames are mostly smaller in their sizes.
Thus, the two websites are:
Bits & Pieces - specifically
They have a range of Black Metal Channel Frames, including available sizes
Jigsaw Genie - specifically
They have whole kits of styrene plastic 1" wide frames. In order to figure
out which one to buy the height of the puzzle should be multiplied by its
width and the resulting product will define the kit. For the 1500 pc. kit
the range is between 676" and 900" - this is where the suggested puzzles
fall in, since the product of 24x33 is 792.
Question: I have
question regarding of the puzzles I was playing yesterday. When I went to
your sight today I could not find it. It was the puzzle that was featured
on the home page on Feb. 28, 2006. I have looked and could not find it and
I was wondering if I describe it to you that I could find out what the
name was. There was number 1-4 you had to move these numbers around until
you were able to turn all the numbers gray and has you would beat each
level the squares that were open to move too were less and less. If you
need more information just let me thank you.
the information provided we can conclude that the request is about a
puzzle from the
Nick Kouvaris' site. The puzzle is called
The puzzle was the daily feature on our home page for February 28. At the
same time it still can be found on our site - in the
Puzzle Links sector - specifically in the
Question: I have a
750 borderless puzzle called the Great Wall of China, put out by Lombard
Marketing under the name Bepuzzled. It is superimposed images of china
cups and plates. When you finish the jigsaw, you are supposed to see the
"Great Wall of China" as a hidden image within the jigsaw. This is the 4th
time I have done the jigsaw, but no matter how I look at it, I cannot pick
up this hidden image. Whether I look for a small or large image, I cannot
find anything that seems to be the answer, and there doesn't seem to be a
site to ask Lombard Marketing for help,
Unfortunately we are not affiliated with Lombard Marketing or Bepuzzled in
any way. What we could recommend in this case, is to contact Bepuzzled
directly - some their contacts can be found in PH Item
#118. We hope this information can help.
Question: Hi! I
need help solving this puzzle: my sister decided to torture me with an
iron colonial puzzle, 3 pieces linked together, has an "I", "U" and a
heart symbol-"I love you?" In any case, the object is to unlink them, and
there doesn't seem to be anyway possible to do it. Have you ever heard or
seen one like that, and please, PLEASE, send me the solution if you do!!
Do you know of any links to colonial puzzles? Oh well, any info would be
appreciated...it's driving me nuts! Thank you!
the detailed description above we assume it has to be a disentanglement
puzzle known as "Heart Breaker." The object is to remove the heart shape.
One of the highly recommended online resources with such puzzles and more
Master. Heart Breaker can be found
The site also provides
solutions to many of these puzzles. Specifically, the solution
to Heart Breaker can be found
In order to get it just fill in your name and email address in a form and
click the "Request Solution" button. The manufacturer will send you
instructions on how to download free solution.
Another good website providing solutions to such puzzles is
Puzzle Solver. The solution to Heart Breaker can be found on
this page. The same procedure with email is applied.
it can be seen from the rules on the sheet "Every row, column and
mini-grid [3x3] must contain the numbers 1 through 9." This is the main
rule for any Sudoku challenge. Unfortunately in the solution so far two
mini-grids contain duplicate numbers in them. These are the upper right
mini-grid and the lower left one. The former contains two 6's, while the
latter one - two 9's and two 4's. We guess it could be better to start
solving the challenge form the beginning again.
Question: I have
the box for a ceaco, inc. puzzle titled "on the ball" it was 500 pieces,
labelled no.5100-9 and dated 1991, 500 pieces...do you have this puzzle
for me to buy? thanks in advance for your attention to this query!
sheila w. r.
Unfortunately we've not found the puzzle you are asking about. There are
several other jigsaw puzzles from Ceaco, Inc. which have "ball" in their
names, but not "on the ball" and not of the same number of pieces as
indicated. For example, some list of Ceaco's puzzles can be found
here. It could happen they had such a puzzle produced in 1991
but don't produce it anymore now.
What we could recommend in this case is to contact the manufacturer
directly. Their site is www.ceaco.com or www.ceaco-inc.com. You can
contact them at:
124 Watertown St.
Watertown, MA 02472
This could be the most reliable way to get some more information on this
Would you know where I could find the above [Jigsaw Puzzle Carrier]?
Especially for larger puzzles when you can't finish them in 1 sitting - to
transport what you have alreadY done. THANKS!
One more recommended place to visit -
Puzzles Downunder. It sells:
- Several versions of the Jigsaw Puzzle Carrier plus some other Jigsaw
Puzzle Accessories - can be found
1000 piece Jigsaw Puzzle Roll (unfortunately posted only within
Australia due to it's size).
2000 piece Jigsaw Puzzle Roll (unfortunately posted only
within Australia due to it's size).
- A special complete jigsaw management system called
JIGSORT (500, 1000 and 1500 piece puzzles).
Sirs: My son introduced to me the a.m. hologram which he printed and glued
together to get the 3-D effect by closing one eye. I have searched
Internet for Binary Arts, "the smart toy people" which is printed on the
figure and found your address. Are you the same company? If so, could you
pls. tell me if there are other likely holograms available and how to get
them? Tks. in advance for your answer. Sincerely,
illusion was really produced by Binary Arts several years ago. Also Binary
Arts has changed its name to ThinkFun several years ago. Unfortunately
they don't produce such holograms at the moment. You can visit their site