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Strangers

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puzzlejan

Thank you Wendy, I appreciate your opinion, and the constructive way you give suggestions.

Wendy_13

The 'elegant' framing was actually a sliver of your gradient that I 'cut' out and pasted (directly from your gradient). I liked the fact that you did something different. It was only that one could see the edges of the kaleidoscope 'paper' that needed to be fixed. Like I said, I made the same mistake early on.
But I won't be giving you any more helpful hints because there are three people on Jigidi who watch me like a hawk, and anything I say can and will be used against me.

puzzlejan

Yes Wendy, I see your point. Your version is very nice with such an elegant framing. I honestly thought that people were tired of mere kaleidos and that there was a need for some additional ?stash?.
PJ

Wendy13

That was smart, PJ. In the end, your hand will thank you for it.
Your kaleidoscope is BEAUTIFUL. But what I would have done is to not stick it on top of so much gradient...although people love it anyway (all the solves indicate that). I took a screenshot so the clarity is awful, but I would have done something more like this....

http://www.jigidi.com/puzzle.php?id=PAZ894FW

Keep in mind though, that everyone has different taste and you probably got more solves than I would have gotten with my version if I had made it.

puzzlejan

Yes Wendy. I understand. Noticed some of the same frenzy earlier when I was working to climb the boards - but decided on solving at an enjoyable speed instead.
I've just posted my creation for today. If you have time, what do you think? What could I improve?
PJ

Wendy13

PJ, it's not the time that stops me from solving puzzles. I was very addicted to solving them but my hand got so damaged that I had to stop. With creating puzzles I can rest my hand all the time...but when I solved, I wanted to be at the top so I'd forge on...which eventually left me with a hand that hurt too much.
It still always hurts but not nearly as much as it did solving.

puzzlejan

Thank you Wendy, glad you stopped by. Even I have noticed that there is less time for solving than three weeks ago.

Wendy_13

PJ, this makes for a wonderful puzzle! You know I don't solve anymore but I still like to look at the pieces to puzzles and the pieces look like they'd be great fun to put together. :-)

puzzlejan

Thanks for stopping by. I know, many of us get hooked by the creativeness and the friendy / hilarious comments. Glad you liked this puzzle.
PJ

MaryNolan

I shouldn't have snuck away to get in a couple of puzzles. 8:08 So bad! LOL Great puzzle. Thanks, PJ!

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