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This seems to have been taken near Cleveland, Ohio.
It is not seawater, but lake water.
It is near the Coast Guard Station.

I wish I knew how this puzzle was shared around the world so much that the puzzle site became so widely used.

Jan. 19, 2011 - posted
Jan.19, 2012 - 836,474 - Pat Squire predicted it would never reach 1,000,000.
Jan.19, 2013 - 1,144,429
Jan,19, 2014 - 1,341,823
Jan. 9 (not 19), 2015 - 1,456,250
Jan. 19, 2016 - 1,540,519
Jan. 19, 2017 - 1,604,785
Jan. 19, 2018 - 1,650,928

January 19, 2019
35 pieces
1746 comments
1,707,822 solves
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What a long, strange trip it's been......... 8 years!

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Today Jan. 23,2019 7:52 p.m. U.S.A It says: 1708586

irisriver

The keeping track was a challenge. I used the calculator program quite a bit. ☺

jyl

Well done, irisriver!! Not just for the 1,000,000 pieces but also for keeping track of them. :-))

irisriver

Today this puzzle was one of the last 2 puzzles that led me to a million pieces put together. I needed 135 pieces. This provided the 35 and brightspark provided the 100.☺

pasta

+5☺

CJ45

1708450

ringleader

You're welcome, Joan. I come by and add a solve every once in a while. Ank's puzzle reminded me of the date.

joan454

Thanks to @ringleader for providing me the stats.

I was too cold to play on Jigidi on the 19th!

pasta

+5☺

CJ45

1708139

jyl

Just sayin': one year ago today we had 1,651,025 solves.

jals

+5

irisriver

1708104

pasta

+10☺

tanhse37

1,708,000

ringleader

Joan, I meant to come back here before shutting down last night but from comments there were at least 1,707,822 solves by around 7 p.m. on the 19th. 8 years now. That would be 1746 comments as of yesterday (the 19th)

kayboblee

Thanks, Cj45, for the well wishes. Hope you are able to stop by for some of the bubbly Ank has so kindly brought to the party. ;-)

CJ45

Happy Birthday kayboblee.

kayboblee

Thanks, Ank, for sharing the link to the famous puzzle. 1,707,918. Interesting formation. joan454 is smart to repost it every year. Happy anniversary to all the solvers and joan and Ank, maybe the photographer, too--Ashu Chaturvedi.

Themat

1707919

cj45a

1707917

robf

1707817. Happy 8th anniversary! And thanks 1.7 million for the link to Ank's card, @okieclem!

CJ45

1707777 looks NICE NUMBER.

CJ45

1707773

sue1

Hi Joan, back again to add another one. Happy 8th anniversary, dear friend. Ank/puzzeljac posted a fabulous anniversary puzzle for you today.

Kossamu

Happy 8 year anniversary!
170771

miztarefet

1,707,763

okieclem

Hey, seawater puzzle solving gang -- check out what Ank posted today: https://www.jigidi.com/jigsaw-puzzle/LBBRX1Y5/8th-anniversary-of-the-posting-of-the-Frozen-Seawater-puzzle

♥☺♥☺♥

pkin38

1707715

CJ45

17077712

Dilubreuer

...1707695

Jumble

Happy Anniversary Posted 8 years today!!!

irisriver

1707655

1707640 :-)))

jyl

1707530

tanhse37

292,479 to go

tanhse37

393, 94, 95, 96, 98, 99, 400

SunnyBarb25

1707387

puzzeljac

LOL Pat. ☺☺☺

CJ45

1707290

CJ45

Thee Hee Pat that is radical thinking.

patsquire

To help the economy, the U.S. Government plans to announce next month that the Immigration Department will start deporting senior citizens instead of illegals in order to lower Social Security and Medicare costs.  Older people are easier to catch and will not remember how to get back home.

irisriver

1707241

patsquire

I was in a sports bar one Sunday almost 20 years ago watching the Packers game on TV. As Brett Favre scrambled desperately during one play the guy at the table next to me said fervently, "C'mon, use the Schwartz!"

patsquire

Ah, the Force. I haven't been taking the Force into account, have I? Overcome all the cosmic forces, psychic forces, economic forces and comic forces, it will.

randlindsly

@patsquire ......The Force is what gives a Jigidi his power. It's an energy field created by all puzzling things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the puzzle together. You must learn the ways of the Force if you're to become a Jig-di master.

patsquire

Clive and I both plan on being here, however long it takes for the BIG EVENT *** if ***
it happens, but I still say all the cosmic forces, psychic forces, economic forces and comic forces in the universe will combine to STOP US!

irisriver

1707113

Bubble

Thank you sir. :-)))

irisriver

1707053

Bubble

Aahh, you noticed Clive, its a very small face, as I couldn't make it bigger, but it rings the changes :-00

robf

1706950

Bubble

I like to be a bit competitive, Pat, so do try and get on the lb - but I don't really have time to do puzzles over and over, my hands would not thank me.
If I sit and look at the small pce shapes for a few seconds, I usually get a pretty quick time ….you're no slouch, friend ! (:-)))

patsquire

Bubble, you said, "I wonder if some of the quick ones are repeated several times until they get the time right down." "Several times" doesn't even begin to describe it! Some of us have solved this puzzle THOUSANDS OF TIMES! I like to think of myself as being in the hundreds but I honestly don't know, I might be over a thousand (no, no, no!).

P.S. I've given up on racing. My best time of 1:04 is it for me. Now it's just for nostalgia.

Bubble

Thanks, Clive - I'd already bm some of Joan's roseate spoonbills - they are beautiful.

Bubble

Ha ha, I know you're not a lady, Clive, but it could have been a nom de plume, couldn't it ? lol

Bubble

Clive, are you joan454 or are you teasing me ? (:-000

Bubble

Wowser, @randlindsly, thanks for the tag. This has got to be the longest comments and most often completed puzzle. I thought I was pretty quick but it still took me much longer than lb. I wonder if some of the quick ones are repeated several times until they get the time right down.
Thanks for sharing and, btw, its a great puzzle. (*---*).

Congrats @joan454 for a great achievement !!

randlindsly

Honestly, when you said it, I just remembered the joke from when I saw the show originally. After that it was just google. :-)

patsquire

Hey! I just noticed we're coming up on our ***8th ANNIVERSAY this SATURDAY!***

patsquire

Astounding! How on earth did you find that??? And to make it more astounding still, about an hour ago I watched a long youtube compilation of Batman clips in which Batman and Robin are climbing up the wall and a series of celebrities open a window and talk to them, from Sammy Davis, Jr. to Dick Clark to Jose Jimenez and even Edward G. Robinson! The last time I watched a Batman clip was tooooo long ago to remember! You're amazing rand!

randlindsly

@patsquire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CznhMGD0hwc

patsquire

There are three men in a boat with four cigarettes, but no matches. How do they manage to smoke?




They throw one cigarette overboard and make the boat a cigarette lighter!

randlindsly

@Bubble

pasta

+5☺

irisriver

1706506

jals

robf,
I like that explanation. Frostbite. lol

robf

6395
Maybe our slow solve times are due to our minds & hands absorbing a vibration of "frozen seawater"... ;))

irisriver

1706393

jals

I seriously can't understand how people do this as fast as they do.

jals

+3 and my time got slower each time I did it. lol

irisriver

1706335

irisriver

1706194

robf

6092

irisriver

1706057

Kw3sta

I added about 30 tonight.
1706055

SunnyBarb25

1706016

irisriver

1706014

irisriver

1705985

Sissel

1705910 :-)))

CJ45

1705903 but best time 1:42.

Dilubreuer

1705873 still at :51

jals

1705865

CJ45

1705861

RandomWorship

Sorry Ank! I meant to say thanks for the vote of confidence in my intuition! (❛ᴗ❛)

RandomWorship

Oooh. You big tease, @poolcue !! If you are the old friend I think you are, and a supporter during some tricky times, I say welcome back - and you were missed. I hope is well in your world. ❤

irisriver

1705834

irisriver

1705826

:)

puzzeljac

Okay. Hugs ♥♥♥

Speculate all you want but don't say who. :)

randlindsly

....and if you're looking for puzzles that have a high solve rate, this one has over 150,000
https://www.jigidi.com/jigsaw-puzzle/U9HCKLSZ/Faster-faster-you-fool

puzzeljac

@RandomWorship ☺☺☺ Kirsten, I'm sure you are right. ☺☺☺

RandomWorship

@poolcue ?? Are you who I think you are? *excited face* !!! (❛ᴗ❛)

Around the time it hit 1 million Magnus increased it to 15.

firstdawn

I noticed that there are 15 names on the leader board. Does the number increase according to the number of solves?

irisriver

Thank you pasta! It is exciting. I grin ear to ear every time I think about this puzzle being back!☺

irisriver

1:20 best score ever by 3 seconds! 1705672

Fowly

Thank you Sissel and CJ45 for your replies, have fun and good luck. Fay.

CJ45

@Fowly
It was fun to get to 1 million Fay I was there as was Pat Squire, Pat said we would not get to a million but we did then he said we would not get to 2 million hope we do Just fun. There is another puzzle by Lunie. I will find it for you and let you know more fun.

Sissel

596 :-) Just kind of fun Fay

Fowly

It is a great picture, but why this 7 year quest? Who decided 2million was to be aimed for. No criticism here, just genuine interest. I’m glad Magnus made it possible for you to continue, and wish you good luck. Fay

cj45a

1705513

Themat

1705511

Sissel

1705498

irisriver

1705492

irisriver

1705475

irisriver

1705337

irisriver

1705306

robf

1705285

irisriver

1705223

irisriver

1705132

Kw3sta

Added about 30.
1705111

irisriver

1705043

Sissel

Thank you so much CJ45 :-)))))

morris186

Word from Lori would be nice!!

wjl1015

No, not yet. But that would be such great news!! :))

irisriver

1704907

Brie1648

back to the quiz writing...

Brie1648

Happy birthday Sissel! May your year ahead be full of happiness and good health!

Jumble

Fingers crossed Lori answers. ♥

wjl1015

It's sparsely populated outside the cities and I'm guessing the cost to cover the state with internet & cell towers would be prohibitive. I don't think she's moved there since the cards I've sent haven't been returned. Maggie is going to try calling her tonight. I'll let you know if I hear any news....

wjl1015

We can only hope Clive!! And I never lose hope!! :))

puzzeljac

I added a few again. 1704860

Joan_2

@Fowly
Thanks for helping us toward our goal.
We have a lot of catching up to do because there was the copyright issue earlier this year.

firstdawn

Did you hear me singing along with you? James Taylor is one of my all time favorites. He taught me syncopation.

Sissel

Thank you Joe and Firstdawn. Raaike and Neville put out cards too so more greetings. I will keep these youtubes in favorits :-))))

wjl1015

I know the song well Dawn, I even recorded it for my friend Lori.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5ewgo0Mqyk

firstdawn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEkIou3WFnM

I like this one Joe.

wjl1015

It's always good to have friends.......I really do cherish mine!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17u9mxdvQEo

Sissel

I know Joe (blushing and a tear) :-))) Hugs

wjl1015

You're Friends are everywhere Sissel!! Birthday Hugs my friend! :))

Sissel

Sorry - I am over welmed by my birthday card from Ank/puzzeljac. So many gorgius friends. I see them here to. Let's go ………… :-)))))))

Sissel

735 Thanks for Jigidi :-)))))))))))))))))))))))))

Sissel

1704712 :-)))))))

Fowly

Happy New Year to all Frozen Seawater fanatics, (meant in a friendly fashion)’ I wish you full speed ahead and hope you reach your goal. Fay,

jyl

1704678

robf

@patsquire, thank you! A throwback clip that totally made my day!

irisriver

1704590

CJ45

@monicapocincnet
A bit bigger Monica but just take your time like I do enjoy. Clive.

SunnyBarb25

1704555

robf

1704533, Happy New Year, clean slate, 2 million in our sights for "some day soon"!

irisriver

1704439

Brie1648

happy New Year everyone - let's roll at speed into 2019!

Beekay

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year. May you reach that 2 million goal in 2019◝(⁰▿⁰)◜

jasonchung2

Happy New Year, everyone :-))

Jumble

It's now midnight here in the UK. HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!

randlindsly

*°*”˜˜”*°•.¸☆ ★ ☆¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•.¸☆
╔╗╔╦══╦═╦═╦╗╔╗ ★ ★ ★
║╚╝║══║═║═║╚╝║ ☆¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•.¸☆
║╔╗║╔╗║╔╣╔╩╗╔╝ ★ NEW YEAR ☆
╚╝╚╩╝╚╩╝╚╝═╚╝ ♥¥☆★☆★☆¥♥ ★☆❤♫❤♫❤
.•*¨`*•..¸☼ ¸.•*¨`*•.♫❤♫❤♫❤

irisriver

☺☼ 2019 ☼☺ Happy New Year1704420 I wonder how far along we will be by the end of 2019.

patsquire

Happy New Year!

Here's a short clip for everybody to enjoy, under 3 minutes. It's from a 1970s TV show called The Gong Show, which featured lots of zany comedy by the host and panelists, and brief appearances by contestants who did all kinds of things. This is a great one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-M5uVyfO7Y

SunnyBarb25

1704393

marcelteun

Happy New Year to all of you!

CJ45

@tanhse37
Have you tried the puzzle by Lunie?
https://www.jigidi.com/jigsaw-puzzle/Q62BW78T/Pretty-Dahlia

irisriver

1704207

Sissel

1704130

Sissel

4060

irisriver

1704003

irisriver

1703973

SunnyBarb25

1703914

Sissel

906

treker

795

Sissel

792 Good morning and have a nice day :-))))

irisriver

1703754

SunnyBarb25

1703749

Sissel

1703611

puzzeljac

1703540

SunnyBarb25

1703537

puzzeljac

1703533, made my worst time ever. ☻

irisriver

1703532

irisriver

1703423

Zetas2

Merry Christmas and a happy new year

irisriver

Happy Christmas everyone! We are so lucky to have our meeting place back! !!☺❄。*。¨¯`*✲

puzzeljac

@SlimakDagmar1

firstdawn

Merry Christmas @joan454. Thankyou for this puzzle. Dawn

wjl1015

Merry Christmas to you all!!! :))

patsquire

Same to you Irene!

Jumble

Merry Christmas Pat and Rand, I hope you have a wonderful day.

patsquire

Many thanks to you both, and best wishes for a Merry Christmas!

Sissel

Merry Christmas Rand :-)))))

randlindsly

Clock turned over here on the left coast.....Happy official Merry Christmas to all my Jigidi cohorts. :-)

Sissel

Merry Christmas Pat :-)))))

patsquire

I'll tell you, I've tasted (?) the ultimate rum cake. It was exactly 50 years ago (wow), Christmas time 1968. I had an infantry platoon in Vietnam and folks back home were not allowed to send us liquor. So one of my men's father sent him a rum cake and it got past the inspectors. It was in a box, wrapped in both plastic wrap and aluminum foil, and when he unwrapped it it was dripping rum! I don't know how high rum goes in "proof" but this stuff was so strong that when I LICKED my sliver of cake my tongue went numb! Actually I didn't taste anything for about an hour! I gave it back and he wolfed it down. So MERRY CHRISTMAS everybody!

robf

:)))) The cake's almost as treacherous as those unmarked brandy chocolates, isn't it!

monicapocincnet

That's alright patsquire, all's forgiven! LOL Monica :-))

patsquire

Careful! Best not probe their possible ignorance too deeply on the first visit! ☺

Oops! Sorry Monica, I must have missed replying because of TOO MUCH RUM CAKE! ☺

robf

Merry Christmas!!
Love your tunes, Pat! ♫ ♩♬ ♪ ♫
The family of my son's current girlfriend has invited us for Christmas supper tomorrow, about 15 miles away. It's the first time I've ever been invited to a meal with the family of any girlfriend of his, so am hoping for the best, and staying away from controversy. Will see if I can mention "frozen seawater" over supper, to gauge their reaction.

jals

3047

patsquire

Hi Bev! Thank you! I got home last night from my daughter's house where we celebrated Christmas starting Thursday and all weekend. I had Thanksgiving at my other daughter's house, so I'm all set for a peaceful Christmas Day and New Year's!

@patsquire
Hey Pat Happy to see you. Have a great Christmas and Happy New Year. Bev. 12-24-18..4:30p..m.

monicapocincnet

Merry Christmas to you too patsquire!!! Hope Santa brings you everything you desire! :-)) Monica

patsquire

♫ ♩♬ ♪ ♫ M E R R Y ♪ C H R I S T M A S ♪ E V E R Y B O D Y ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♬

puzzeljac

I added a few again, 1703025

Sissel

2910

irisriver

Yay pasta! 1702896

firstdawn

@laurajane here's a big number of solves.

monicapocincnet

1702774

monicapocincnet

WOW! That is totally incredible, plus the amount of people that have put this puzzle together and so many comments about it too. Good job, great job!!!!! Monica :-)) You weren't kidding firstdawn! HUGE!!!!! UNBELIEVABLE!!!

firstdawn

@monicapocincnet Here's a big solve number.

Jumble

50+ done tonight.

irisriver

1702605

racoonstar

2590

robf

2584. New low time, 1:20 - less than a minute above #1 marcelteun! (I'm pathetic at this puzzle!)

Dilubreuer

+4 more 1702476.

Dilubreuer

471/472 becoming slower at :51

Dilubreuer

.....470. am having a problem with this puzzle, can't open in my Ipad app.

irisriver

1702457

Jumble

I've solved this well over 50 times tonight, and can't get anywhere near my old time of .55, still practise makes perfect.

racoonstar

387

irisriver

1702351

irisriver

1702215

robf

2 212

racoonstar

203 204

Brie1648

Only 297800 to go!

SunnyBarb25

1702170

PLG1958

Wow! STILL going! Amazing!

irisriver

1702151

randlindsly

Yep....worked for a minute, but it looks like someone stripped the HTML and now it doesn't work. My guess is by tagging @Magnus he saw what was happening and stomped on it. Maybe he turned on markup for this puzzle for his post and forgot to turn it off until I highlighted it. bummer.

randlindsly

Cool! Looks like traditional html markup works!!! :-)

randlindsly

OK....in @Magnus post....he included a hyperlink to another page. Didn't know that was possible, or it may be an admin thing. But going to try it here to see if I can make it work!
Google
[url=http://www.google.com]Google[/url]

racoonstar

143

jojosmom417

1702133

jeribar8

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Thank you Magnus and Happy Holidays..!!

puzzeljac

@sue1, I did my best. ☺

@Magnus
The best of everything for you and family. Merry Christmas and a joyful, peaceful New Year.
Beverly 12-20-18 U.S.A.

irisriver

Happy Christmas Grins!!☺☺♥♥♥♥♥.¸•★`.¸•★`.¸ 1702107 Oh so good to be back here!

Fowly

Thank you Magnus, well done everyone. I wish you all Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy,puzzling New Year. Fay.

okieclem

*SO* glad the legal issues were worked out on this puzzle and that we have it back. ☺ Thanks, Magnus!

irisriver

1702042

sue1

YIPPEE for Magnus. I am so very happy that it is back. We need to let everyone know. That is just wonderful. @puzzeljac Ank, maybe you could let people know the frozen water puzzle is back for solving.

jals

Three Cheers for Magnus and the rest of the Jigidi team!

gogogo

1701939

gogogo

Merry Christmas wishes to you and the team, Magnus!
Thanks for giving us the link to view Ashu's other work - it's definitely worth a look! :-)))

gogogo

What a delight to find this puzzle back!
Thanks to you and the team, Magnus, for making the effort to arrange and achieve this. ☺︎

Joan_2

@Magnus
I hope it didn't cause financial issues.
I appreciate that people own their property.

irisriver

1701881

pasta

Thanks Magnus, and team. Merry Christmas!!!☺☺

wjl1015

Well thank you and Merry Christmas to you and the team!! :))

Magnus

Thank you all! We're are very happy to see it back as well. I cannot take credit for it, though. It's a team effort really, as all the work on Jigidi is.

You should also check out some of Ashu's other work - it’s quite something! Happy puzzling and a Merry Christmas to you all!

Kw3sta

So good to see it back! Thank you!
Now we need to make up for 2 months of lost time!

wjl1015

Thank you Magnus!! Great Christmas gift for us all!!

1701760
1649

RandomWorship

Woo hoo! It's back!
1701754
1648

Dilubreuer

Couldn't believe my eyes! Nice to see this back...Thanks Magnus and Merry Christmas!

SandiT

Thank you so much, Magnus!! This is a wonderful gift to us! We appreciate you.

CJ45

Hi, Ashu Chaturvedi who ever you are. Thank you for letting us enjoy your puzzle posted by Joan.
@joan454

SunnyBarb25

1701707
How nice is to have it back! Thanks, Magnus :)

Wow!! happy to see this back again. We did lose it for a bit... Thank you to whomever. 12-18-18
3:10pm

Fishes

This is thrilling!
Thanks!

irisriver

1701692 Thank you Magnus!

patsquire

Ah - ah - ah - achoo!

irisriver

Yay!!!!!!!!!

marcelteun

WoW!!!! It's back!! Well done Magnus!! Thank you very much!! Great work!

ringleader

THANK YOU, MAGNUS.

jyl

Thanks, Magnus: we deeply appreciate your work on our behalf!!

puzzeljac

Magnus, sorry, I was so excited that I forgot to thank you. Thanks ♥♥♥

linda1802

This is great news. Now that the photographer / rightholder is named and acknowledged, it's all above board.
Thank you Magnus. ♥

puzzeljac

Yippee ☺☺☺☺☺

randlindsly

It's a Christmas Miracle! :-)

Max_Tooney

Congrats! It's never over until it's over...

Jumble

THANK YOU SO SO MUCH FOR BRINGING IT BACK TO US FOR CHRISTMAS!!!!
NOW THE WORK BEGINS ON GETTING IT TO THAT 2 MILLION!!!

Kw3sta

1701617
comment 2145, so the listed number of comments is declining as comments are being deleted.

marcelteun

Good idea to delete the comments! This is why it crashes in the app (I need to load it in the app in an alternative way)

jyl

Mine are gone for this year; I'll go back farther later. :o))

racoonstar

I did a bunch of deletes, too.

Boy, was I ever a "chatty kathy" :x

youngone

Thanks, PD. If everyone gets rid of some it will certainly help.

youngone

patsquire, I did it individually but it took awhile. Will call @Sweetums to try to get an answer for you.

PutterDutt

Youngone, I just went through and delted mine up to about a month ago. Hope it helps. :o)

pasta

1590. 14 solves for the day. Night.☺

patsquire

I tried a couple of things Sweetums, but got nothing useful. My skills are very rudimentary, though, so I don't really understand what you said.

Sweetums

Use the find or search function for "Remove" to easily locate your comments. :)

patsquire

This is a good thought indeed. As I have at least 6 years' worth, is there any faster way to do it besides just scrolling down and clicking on "Remove" on each one?

Rand, I thought it was a rather humorous discussion, not a big fight, but maybe I missed something.

randlindsly

down to 12 or so from 47 ish

youngone

Think it is a good idea, as Jumble said, to clean out your old comments. I just did and have maybe 5 left since this started. pasta you still have comments from earlier than today - saw them as I deleted mine. CJ45, irisriver, jals, patsquire, StarBrie1648, Brie1648, jyl, Wjl1015, randlinsly, etc. all have numerous comments that now make no sense as others have deleted their comments. Since it is getting harder and harder to load this puzzle, it seems time to do some clean up. :)

randlindsly

Didn't we just have a big fight about deleting comments? :-)

irisriver

1701581

Jumble

My computer is getting slow at displaying this puzzle, I think it's because there are so many comments, so I am going to delete all my trivial comments, and jumblestar's, which will lower the comments number, and some of your comments will be wrong, sorry. Then I will return in the morning and delete this one. Sorry All.

irisriver

1701482

irisriver

1701344

patsquire

I could stop! I could! When we get to 2,000,000 solves (oops, I mean IF we get there) I could stop. It's easy. I've already stopped solving this puzzle DOZENS of times.

Sissel

I guess it will come piece by piece Joan :-)))

Joan_2

So.
Who among us believes that we will stop solving this puzzle when it hits 2 million solves?

Sissel

1701323 - 2742

irisriver

1701261

irisriver

1701257

irisriver

1701187

irisriver

I managed a 127 this morning.

irisriver

1701160 I was stuck on 1:33 all 3 solves.

racoonstar

1701150 at 59 seconds, 1 second slower than my best time. :D

Fishes

1141

BarbaraL

37 seconds a new best score.

racoonstar

1701042

irisriver

1701036

racoonstar

1701027

jals

@Sweetums Ha ha
I usually tried to get a seat in the back also, but I didn't have a slide rule.

Kw3sta

After doing more than 40 solves today, I have broken my personal best by 8 seconds and the 1 minute barrier. Never thought I would, but 59 seconds !!!
# 1700892 comment 2701

patsquire

Actually Fay, I don't know of any grumpy solvers, and my comment was just a little added silliness to my comment. Indeed, I myself sometimes don't return to this one for a week or two. I admit, though, that I usually don't skip more than a day or two. ☺ ☺ ☺

patsquire

Of course it's silly. You didn't think I was actually trying to be straight, did you? ☺ ☺ ☺

randlindsly

OK...all this math stuff is silly.....I just graphed it out. We would actually have to pick up the pace to hit 2M by 2022......here's the graph:
https://www.jigidi.com/jigsaw-puzzle/1TFZN1BO/Lake-Ice-Puzzle-Extrapolation-to-2M

irisriver

1700824 Good Night!

PutterDutt

1700802 and 2700! We'll get there yet! :o)

irisriver

1700784 Happy solving pasta. I have to go now but will be back on this puzzle later tonight. Sure is fun isn't it.

irisriver

1700777 tied my best score of 1:23

jals

0757
My third attempt of the day.

Joan_2

@Sweetums
Whew. I am exhausted reading your math.....

Jumble

Thank you for the information Sweetums and trying to keep us on track for the 2million

irisriver

1700737

patsquire

The goal is 2,000,000??? OK. I just solved it once and when I finished the count had jumped 5 solves. At that rate, if we take the square root of the 35 pieces of this puzzle, and multiply it by the cosine of pi (on our slide rules, of course) we should get an estimate which, minus grumpy people who go away and don't come back for a week or so, is in the ballpark of never. There, I said it again!

Sweetums

@jals, Hiding in the back with my slide rule.

jals

Sweetums,
Where were you when I needed help with my Math homework?
I could have used your help!!

@Sweetums
You are too cool and thank you. You are the calculator!!!

Sweetums

FYI: Using January 19, the puzzle anniversary, as our starting date, we have 49,680 solves so far in 2018.
On October 6, 2018, the 2017 total of 46,143 was surpassed. (1,697,067 total solves)
The 2016 total of 64,266 should be surpassed in late November. (14,586 solves needed to reach 1,715,195)
The 2015 total of 84,269 may be reached by late January, 2019. (34,589 solves needed to reach 1,735,197)
The 2,000,000 mark still appears over 2 years away.

irisriver

1700605

marcelteun

Welcome, frauhugs

marcelteun

Good work, PutterDutt

PutterDutt

Wooo hooo! :o)

Kw3sta

1700500

Kw3sta

Congrats!

PutterDutt

HEY! I finally shaved 6 seconds off my prior best time! (Third time today I've done the puzzle.)

1700492 and 2668

irisriver

1700491

sue1

473 & 474

racoonstar

466

Fishes

462.

irisriver

1700440

racoonstar

1700430

irisriver

1700425

racoonstar

1700421

patsquire

There were reruns here in the U.S., which is how I got to know his whacky humor years ago. What a guy.

I loved Benny Hill Pat
After his death there were never anymore reruns. I wonder if his will had something to do with it.
@patsquire

irisriver

1700319

frauhugs

OMG!!!! i just discovered this.
i have it bookmarked. how cool!

Kw3sta

@ Fowly
Jan 19th will be the 8th anniversary of the puzzle's posting.

Fowly

Rather naughty was Mr Benny, but a good man, and he did make us laugh.

patsquire

Pianos? "Girls are like pianos. When they're not upright, they're grand." - Benny Hill

Kw3sta

1700071

irisriver

If we keep going like we have today we will!

irisriver

1700060

Fishes

42

irisriver

1700028 We are making some good progress today!☺

@Jumble
Sweet Dreams Irene. :)) Bev. 10-13-18...4:08pm

irisriver

1700020

racoonstar

1700015 and 1700018

My first time was Jan. 19,2018...3:31
second time was Oct. 08,2018 ..2:05
third time was Oct.13,2018..2:05 and it said 1700 002 at 3:21 P.M. :))

It says 1 700 002....October 13,2018....3:21pm

youngone

It showed 1700000 for me.

puzzeljac

I would love to know the secret, but.... Irene, I stop now. I go to bed and hope to read tomorrow morning that you did it. ☺ Hugs ♥♥♥♥

puzzeljac

No Irene, I do not. ♥

puzzeljac

I rather see that you do that Irene. I think you solved it so much more often than I did. Now I go on. ☺☺☺

puzzeljac

I will help but I stop if 1.7M comes close. ☺

Fishes

Incredible time!
Wow!
26 seconds!
Amazing!

marcelteun

Thanks!!

linda1802

Oh wow, Marcelteun, you're amazing! Fantastic time, well done!

marcelteun

OMG. Never ever in my wildest dreams would I have imagined this time.. I think I'll never be able to beat that one.

irisriver

1699731

marcelteun

1699666.. @ 9:22 Sweden

irisriver

1699576

irisriver

1699570

marcelteun

How? I don't know.. Fast, I guess.. ;)
I just published a puzzle (25 pieces) with a picture where I solved it in 28 seconds (from last weekend). Hopefully more people will help..

marcelteun

Managed 28 seconds again (7 th time now in total). I'm still hoping to improve my best time with one second.. Close to 1.7 M now!! :)

Kw3sta

1699333

Kw3sta

1699200

irisriver

1699160

irisriver

1699152

PutterDutt

So glad you're back, YO.

Now it's 1698847 and 2551

irisriver

Sweet dreams pasta!♥

irisriver

1698786

puzzeljac

Thanks Rand, I learned something new. ☺

randlindsly

Oh god....for those of you scrolling around for a date/time.....don't. The simple thing to do is type CTRL F ("control f" that jumps you into a "find" capability).....then just type something like: Dec 2016 and it will jump all the way down to december of that year.

Kw3sta

I don't generally know how many times I do it during a given day, but this is my 3rd today so far.
#1698539 comment 2527 10/1012018 9:19 a.m. PDT

marcelteun

Well done, pasta!

wjl1015

1698355 10/9/18

patsquire

☺ ☺ ☺ And if you could scroll down a couple thousand comments, Fay, you'd see that it was all in jest!!! I had four or five "reasons" why we'd never get to 1,000,000 ranging from Albert Einstein's theory of Relativity to a once-famous political gadfly named Jesse Jackson. Boy, that was a long time ago!

patsquire

No need to bookmark it, Joe, it just keeps popping to the surface!

wjl1015

I have it bookmarked and work it when it comes up. :))

wjl1015

I have no clue how many times I've done this puzzle, 100+ is my guess....

racoonstar

I have kept a record of my attempts. It reads like this:

1, 2, 3, many...

irisriver

1698339

patsquire

Barbara I think if you check your totals after each time your solve this, you'll find two things. One, your "Puzzles solved" total remains the same. Two, your "Pieces joined" total increases. You do get credit for assembling the pieces.

Kw3sta

Numerous solves today, ending with #1698150.
Onward and upward.

patsquire

Thanks, Joe ☺!

wjl1015

Lucky 7s!! :))

patsquire

For yet another minor milestone, which I only yesterday noticed was coming up (barely in time to make it happen) click on my name and gaze in wonder ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺!

irisriver

1698045

1698042 ---------------------------------------------------Oct.08,2018

What ever happened to Snooker...Biscotto and a few others I haven't seen in a long while? 10-8-18

My first time 3:31 this time 2:05.... today10-8-18
my first was Jan. 19,2018

RitaTen

You all have incredible endurance!

racoonstar

1698031 and 1698033 and still haven't broke my best time of 58 seconds. :(

marcelteun

Thanks for the links, Ralph! A new challenge, and quite a challenge it is. The one with 54 pieces has quite a sharp time. 54 is a bit too many for the iPad mini I have, but I started solving that one. And at least I'm second at the moment..

PutterDutt

1697818 and 2486

Ralph_Mouth

I too have been unsuccessful in getting a good result.
Try these out in the meantime.
https://www.jigidi.com/jigsaw-puzzle/XLMGYLFN/9-pieces
https://www.jigidi.com/jigsaw-puzzle/6JTEQG14/symmetree
They both have some great numbers.

PutterDutt

Cheer up, Joe. I haven't been able to get below 2:02.

Congrats to Pat!

wjl1015

#1697742 and my time keeps getting slower!! LOL :))

marcelteun

Great work,Pat and Kw3sta!

Kw3sta

New Personal best! 1:07
Solve #1697356, Comment 2482

patsquire

Actually I'm feeling great - - I had my very last tooth pulled yesterday afternoon, and I'm on some strong painkillers right now. That probably helped me solve a little quicker, smoother, not so jerky. So yes, thanks, I'm feeling better in several ways!!!

patsquire

☺ ☺ ☺ Holy mackerel!!! I just took 1 precious second off my best time PURELY BY ACCIDENT! I was seeing the pieces well and going smooth but NOT actually hurrying. What a nice surprise! ☺ ☺ ☺

marcelteun

I'll call it a day. Completed the puzzle many times. Got to 28 seconds again (third time now) but didn't get a message about being the fastest, which scared me for a moment.. ;) Took a picture of it (of the puzzle with 28 secs, not of my scary face ;). Might make a puzzle of that picture. Good night everyone!

marcelteun

Well done, pasta!

Kw3sta

5 solves, ending with 1696925.
comment 2471.

irisriver

1696565 ends with 65 65 pattern

patsquire

I hope so Clive!

jeribar8

I think it's time they extended the leaderboard again.
~❤️~

PutterDutt

1696285 and 2458

irisriver

1696258

puzzeljac

1695045
I did my best again.

Joan_2

I don't know @marcelteun
5202 more to go!

marcelteun

Looks like we can pass the 1.7 M the coming weekend!!

kshastings

can't resist being a part of "history"!!!

CJ45

1694032

irisriver

1694004 We will get there Brie!☺

jals

Nope, I just checked. It was a tie for my fastest time. huh....

jals

1693050 and probably my slowest time yet.
I need more caffeine.

klocowolf

1691229 and still can't better my time. 2438

irisriver

Wow that would be rough to have a whole back out of commission over one little sneeze. Sweet dreams to you too dear tanhse! Getting ready to sign off now.

irisriver

1691218 added 3 more solves. Good to see you neighbor tanhse37. I am feeling much better than when you saw me this evening. The neck muscles went back in place. Major relief. Crazy what one hard sneeze can do.

PutterDutt

Racoon......quit tailgating Irene!! :o)

irisriver

1690982

irisriver

So neat how we have created a community within a community. For such a frozen subject we sure have some heartwarming moments. We record the adventure in all the high and low points and the fun patterns that the numbers weave. Onwards!!!!☺1690626

puzzeljac

Thanks friends. ♥

marcelteun

Way to go!!!!

puzzeljac

Yes, I improved my time with 3 seconds, I made it in 1:08 now. ☺

Solved 16 times today.
1690515
September 22, 2018

marcelteun

@irisriver at least you had improvement... I got 32, 33, 34, 36, 37..

irisriver

1690221 Three solves 1:39 1:38 1:37 Slow times but I thought the order the times fell in was funny.

marcelteun

Time to pull out, good night! Nice to pass the milestone. Now 10,000 more

Lotsa luck! :0

@randlindsly , you just leave portage alone now. LOL

klocowolf

1690039 nothing new

patsquire

Wow, what a data scoop, what a surprise! Unfortunately it has a pretty classic curve to the solves. At the current rate, if we keep it up, we're still about 2½ years away from 2,000,000. One the one hand the curve should logically continue to flatten out, making 2,000,000 farther away. But on the other hand we keep attracting new solvers to this old puzzle, so there may be hope of continuing or even increasing the rate of climb!

SEE!!! ALL THE EXCITING ACTION!!! STAY TUNED!!! DON'T CHANGE THAT DIAL!!!

Sweetums

FYI:
https://www.jigidi.com/jigsaw-puzzle/0JJ08IFT/Frozen-Seawater-Update

Max_Tooney

@racoonstar, at least you didn't take the easy (soprano) way out like Kenny Gee. Then you could be on everyone's elevator music.

Max_Tooney

@racoonstar - Aha! But you don't deny your Anglo-Tenor Saxon heritage!

Sissel

I follow this - thank you for the fun :-))))))

JumbleStar

Another Palindrome 1689861 Comment 2400

irisriver

1689812 got my second best time of 1:24

marcelteun

Off to bed too, good night.

patsquire

No worries Irene. It happens all the time. Last night I solved at XXXXX99 so I could get the 00 and when I completed the puzzle and looked it was at XXXXX03! I got jumped by three people! Mystery solvers, I'm sure! ☺ ☺ ☺

puzzeljac

I did my best again but couldn't improve my time. ☺

Max_Tooney

racoonstar, you can't mention sax and violins and not expect to be banned from this site. :-)

PutterDutt

......and a clarinet! WTG, Pat!

wjl1015

Makes me want to sing "76 Trombones"!! Well done Pat! :))

patsquire

Another minor milestone in my "Pieces joined" total.............I just happened to notice that it was coming and jumped to it in a single 391-piece puzzle!

irisriver

1688850

marcelteun

Thank you, good night, Linda!

marcelteun

I use an old iPad mini (touch screen, finger i.e. no pen). I have the app installed (and payed some money to get the adds removed) but I cannot find the app in the store anymore. I guess Apple constantly changes their interface and it's probably too much work to maintain. With the app I'm definitely faster than the browser.

linda1802

Marcelteun, you're amazing. 28 seconds! Wow, congratulations! I do hope that your rival Juanca2810 will take up your challenge. That would be fun!
Sleep tight! ♥

puzzeljac

Wow marcelteun. 28 seconds!!! Congratulations. ♥

marcelteun

Spent quite some time, many solves and one second improvement. Got the feeling it was possible after I made it in 29 twice. Time to take a shower. Keep up the good work!

PutterDutt

1688585 and 2371.

irisriver

1688569 Added 5 solves tonight. Sleepy after a village soup and ice cream social in park along our river.

PutterDutt

Sounds like a solid plan, racoon.

patsquire

1-foot steel circles, painted flat white. No scoring rings. As with a real head shot, any hit was decisive.

marcelteun

Haha. Cool. Who were the volunteers in the field ;)

patsquire

Those were the days. A typical event: 5 head shots, at different heights and distances, starting with the pistol in the holster. You hear the beep which starts the timer. You draw, disengage the safety, start firing and hit all five in...............less than 3 seconds. Faster than Clint Eastwood in a spaghetti western!

patsquire

Oh yes! It sure is. Thank you. ☺

marcelteun

Ha ha, you're right, Pat. But it's still fun to become the world champion! (Well done btw)

patsquire

That's another thing not to worry about. Just like the legendary "fastest gun in the west" there is ALWAYS somebody faster. So what? Even when I was the World Champion combat pistol speed shooter - fast AND accurate - I knew there were guys faster than me. That's one of the things that makes the world such an interesting place! ☺ ☺ ☺

marcelteun

Thank you all. But I know there is one person who might be able to beat me. I have great respect for her and she forced me to get faster and faster. On a puzzle with 36 pieces she beat me with two seconds last week. It's is therefore with some fear ;) that I invite @Juanca2810 here (I finally found the courage).

linda1802

Marcelteun - congratulations on your 29 seconds. Astonishing!

patsquire

Sheeesh! Relax. We are who we are. In the words of a fictional football immortal, Obert "Dreamer" Tatum of the dogass Jets, "Whatever could have happened, did happen."

blueeyedblond

When THAT DAY comes, I think it will be a full-time job for each of us to deal with the consequences of our own decisions.

wjl1015

I do that anyway, maybe I should try harder??? :))

blueeyedblond

Yes, it does provide incentive to consider your priorities very carefully, doesn't it? >|< Beb.

wjl1015

Now THAT'S a scary thought!

blueeyedblond

I recently read that Hell is when, on your last day on Earth, the person you HAVE become meets the person you COULD HAVE become. It has been haunting me ever since. Beb.

irisriver

I am slower tonight. 1:37 was best I could do. A good night to everyone.1688195

Fishes

Awesome, marcelteum!
I’m still in never, neverland!

wjl1015

WTG marcelteun! 29 seconds??? My best is still 1:14 ....... I'm embarrassed to say...

Kw3sta

Congrats marcelteun!

morris186

How the ......... can it be done in 29 SECONDS????? Marcelteun, you are my HERO!!!!
WELL DONE!!!!!!

SunnyBarb25

1688171

marcelteun

OMG *blush* didn't expect this.. What a day..

irisriver

1688133

BarbaraL

I see you are in the south of England, I am too, in Surrey.

BarbaraL

57 seconds is the best I have done today.

BarbaraL

It's me, I cant get 43 seconds again.

puzzeljac

Wow marcelteun, you did it again. Congrats. ♥

Jumble

There is another game I dislike, cricket, what is it, with men and their balls? I really don't understand it!

patsquire

Of course you'll make 29. Sometimes the pieces just line up and practically throw themselves together.

marcelteun

:D I was wondering when anyone would notice, or whether you are only looking at some other number. It was bound to happen now that I'm helping you.. Got 32 seconds four times today.. Actually I think 30 should be possible too, but that might take a few weeks.. As long as I keep practicing. Don't think I'll make 29 though.

patsquire

Well, it takes a good deal of knowledge of the game to really appreciate it (like cricket!) but at the newcomer level it's still a rolicking bang-up good time. No, or very few, temper tantrums. Lots of padding and helmets. And with a season that's only 16 games long every game is important so they go all-out.

patsquire

Do you ever watch American football Irene? The NFL's been playing games in England for some years now. There are fan clubs and everything. Years ago some prince of a European royal family was visiting here and his hosts took him to see his first NFL pro football game. Afterward the press asked him what he thought of it. He said, "If it's a war, it's not enough. If it's a game it's too much."

patsquire

You know, I just made the same decision about the cost of TV, not to mention the amount of time I've wasted watching junk all my life. So last week I cut my service completely. Now I'm just watching the occasional movie on VHS or DVD. I can always go eat in a sports bar if there's a game I want to see. Life without TV takes some getting used to, but it's a good thing.

linda1802

Marcelteun, I've just spotted it! 31 seconds. Wow! Congratulations! That's amazingly fast ...

patsquire

And thank you too, because I couldn't think of the phrase "large animal" to describe most of his practice. His stories are filled with descriptions of marvelous farms, big and small, and the farm families who worked them, as well as the animals which were his patients.

patsquire

Oops. Sorry, I amended my comment and reposted after you had replied.

patsquire

Yes they would, with themselves in charge! They are the new Napoleons, waging a war of conquest with suits and ties, briefcases and bureaucracies.

patsquire

I don't take long vacation trips so I've only been to Europe on business, which has not brought me to England. I've been in Germany, Hungary and Greece on your side of the Atlantic.

There was an American TV quiz show a few years ago which had a pretty blond contestant in her 20s. A typical American who got along on her good looks and never bothered to learn much. They asked her, "What is the capitol of the European country of Hungary?" She flew into a state of total confusion. "I thought Europe WAS a country! Hungry? There's a country called Hungry???"

patsquire

No, but we used to a long time ago.

patsquire

That's cool Bren. I always knew his stories were set in "the north" of England (or maybe Scotland) but now I know where, and I know his neighbor! ☺

patsquire

Four wonderful, heartwarming books by James Herriott bear those lines as their titles.

All things bright and beautiful
All creatures great and small
All things wise and wonderful
The Lord God made them all

He was a British veterinarian whose practice included farm livestock and working animals as well as pampered pets. He was also a gifted story teller. Anybody would love any (or all) of these books.

blueeyedblond

@Brie1648
"All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small,
all things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all."

The chorus of a hymn I used to sing as a kid. One day the minister cracked us all up by confessing that when he was a kid he used to think it was "All thin brides are beautiful..."

I have also copied and filed the poem. I know several people who will really enjoy it.

Beb.

marcelteun

Some more again.

marcelteun

Added a few solves again. Didn't improve but got 32 secs again. That gives hope that I can improve on my time. Now I'm off to do some more important stuff. Have a good day everyone. Keep up the good work and keep save of all the storms all over the world.

Kw3sta

Solve # 1687550 at 12:01 a.m. PDT Comment #2265

You have all been very busy today.

wjl1015

Good night DIL!! Have a great weekend and enjoy your morning coffee!! :))

randlindsly

Oh...you like word play? In the realm of computer voice recognition software, they have a great test/problem for their systems. Read this line:
"It's hard to wreck a nice beach"
Ironically, it's a perfect problem for voice recognition.....because phonetically it also says:
"It's hard to recognize speech"

wjl1015

I'll work on it DIL!! :))

wjl1015

OMG That video was sooooo funny!! Took me three times to get all of it, but I got it!! Thanks!!

blueeyedblond

Well I'm not getting any faster, but 1687217

blueeyedblond

Oh so much to catch up on!

Brie, a pen would certainly be easier and quicker than a mouse. Wish I had one!
Not dark until 11:00pm - you must live a long way north?

Anyone familiar with the hymn "All thin brides are beautiful"?

A "garden" has to be well tended and have flowers growing in it. Otherwise, it's just a "yard".
And yes, yards do need mowing.

Pat, I LOVE your response to the hitch-hiker - such nimble presence of mind to turn the situation around like that.

Fork Handles, I'm a rock climber. My ambition is to put up a first ascent, drink a bottle of champagne at the top of it, and call it "Grape Hour". Then when I'm old, I want to put up another first ascent close by and call it "Grey Power." Then watch the confusion in the guide books!

Beb.

No, I do NOT want four candles!

patsquire

I got it! (On the second try.)

With a nod to the Merry Macs:
Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey,
A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?

patsquire

zackly!

irisriver

1687063 I think I saw something about the Proms on TV a few years ago when it was a Doctor Who theme.

patsquire

Only two of the places I've lived are west of the Mississippi: Colorado and Washington. Yes, I really love Tennessee. I was surprised, after a lifetime of seeing this wonderful country, to find that eastern Tennessee (I live SW of Knoxville) is easily the most beautiful place I've ever found, at least in my opinion.

The state I can't count in the "states I have visited" is Idaho. I think I stopped there once on an airliner, to discharge and pick up passengers, but 25 years ago I realized I couldn't remember for sure, and my memory hasn't gotten any better in the last 25 years!

patsquire

Tennessee. It's funny, I've been all over Texas (and that really means something in Texas - it's bigger than France, five times bigger than England) and my daughter lived there for years, but I've never lived there, nor even been stationed there while I was in the army.

I have been in 49 of our 50 states and, counting my army postings, lived in 15 of them.

patsquire

What rattlesnake in my basement? Oh, that one! Yes, I think I remember the only time I ever shot a rattlesnake in my basement!!! It was an old house with innumerable places that d*mn rattler could have gotten in. It was a pygmy rattler, common in the southern U.S. They're no bigger than your finger, up to about 2 feet long, with that wicked triangular head and the same strength venom as all rattlers. Nasty little buggers. It was only three or four years ago.

Actually it was my second close encounter with a pygmy rattler. Without realizing it was there I sat on one during Ranger School in the army in 1968, in a huge swamp in the panhandle of Florida. That little bugger tried to crawl up my left pants leg! I ended up stomping him to death. So it's ME: 2 vs. Pygmy Rattlers: 0.

linda1802

Cristiana from near Bologna, Italy, (Jigidi name: TIME4ME), currently in third place on the Leaderboard:
Your time (35 seconds) on this puzzle is viewed with astonishment by many, many slower solvers (including me). But it has been bettered, so perhaps it's now time for you to come back and challenge the current leaders, marcelteun and Brie.
You'd be adding to the fun that this puzzle represents for so many people around the world. Please give it another try.
@TIME4ME

wjl1015

A very wise man Pat!! :))

wjl1015

Wow!! 32 seconds? My best is still 1:14!! WTG!!

Fishes

Awesome! 32!
I’m down to 6 hrs, lol

marcelteun

Thank you, thank you. Really happy. I think I might actually be able to improve this with one maybe two seconds, so I will continue to help you with the two million, I might make a better time.

puzzeljac

Wow Marcelteun, you are great. ☺

linda1802

Oh wow, marcelteun, that's truly amazing. Congratulations on your latest fantastic achievement!

Over to you Bren ...

You two are providing us with some excellent entertainment and yet another reason to love this website and all those who contribute to it by posting or commenting. Long may the fun last ...

marcelteun

Wahoo!!!! :)

irisriver

For sure!

wjl1015

And each other!! :))

irisriver

There will always be some people trouble no matter where we go. Best thing is just ignore them and enjoy the good stuff. ♥

irisriver

Mine got cut day before yesterday. I love how you call them gardens! It sure is fun being able to share our cultures here on Jigidi.

irisriver

1686810 We are making progress here. A great day to everyone. Just came in from doing a bit of yard work.

pasta

811☺

wjl1015

Actually I'm doing pretty well today DIL, hardly any pain!! Planning on getting a few things done around here, but won't overdo it!!
It's 12:45 pm here, so I was thinking by the end of my day. :))

wjl1015

Maybe even by the end of the day! Who knows? :))

randlindsly

2163
comments
1686743
solves

blueeyedblond

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WOW! That's impressive! And a brand new puzzle-with-a -difference into the bargain... which now has at least three solves already. Interestinger and interestinger... Beb.

blueeyedblond

Yep! All good advice! Thanks Randlindsly.

I have also found that if there is, say, a person in a red garment in the middle of a puzzle that is predominantly another colour, it helps to quickly pull out all the bits with red on them and assemble the person somewhere away from the rest of the puzzle. Then just let that block sit until its position within the puzzle becomes obvious. If there are a few such obvious blocks within the same puzzle, solving time is reduced significantly.

Progressively removing the pieces for these blocks from the rest of the jumble of pieces reduces the congestion and gives a clearer picture of what-fits-with-what amongst the pieces that are left.

But so far I haven't been able to apply any of that to the current puzzle. :(

Beb.

randlindsly

@blueeyedblond

Not sure my last suggestion made sense about doing the disconnected puzzle.....so I made an example for you.....check this out:

https://www.jigidi.com/jigsaw-puzzle/3HN6HR1E/Frozen-Seawater-Exploded

randlindsly

No mouse speed suggestions, but one good technique to speed you up to the next level......is don't start moving any pieces until you formulate a plan. Study the unconnected pieces carefully and figure out what your first 7 pieces to connect from left to right are....find them....figure out which are closer to which and what order you need to go to assemble it quickly. Then attack those first, and start connecting to the completed strip. Then build off of that strip. Until you know the pieces better, it's easiest to start with the blue strip at top. However, a center strip built first gives you the advantage to connect above and below it at any given moment. Another trick to figure out the pieces and what they look like and where they go.....is to NOT assemble the puzzle.....but lay the pieces out in their proper location NOT CONNECTED to their partner. That way you can see what each piece looks like by itself, and study where it's location is in the larger puzzle.

blueeyedblond

Well, with all that coaching from Pat and Brie, I'll just have to try again! But there is a limit to how fast my fist and fingers can work the mouse. Does anyone have any wisdom to share about that?

Beb.

wjl1015

Good night DIL!! I'll work it a few more times tonight. :))

patsquire

@blueeyedblond

Beb, there are little clues on the pieces that you can learn to improve your time. Makes it more fun.
For instance, on the bottom row there's the left corner piece. Right next to it is a piece that doesn't look like anything in particular when you're seeing the whole picture. But when the pieces are separate that piece looks like there's an eye looking right at you! Very striking. So you know the piece with the eye connects to the bottom left corner.

There are other little hints like that in other places. It's fun finding them.

pasta

6410☺

blueeyedblond

Well, I came back for another go at 1686407. Time 2:12 was a nine second improvement on my previous attempts, but still nowhere near the pace. Maybe I'll come back and try again. Beb.

Kw3sta

Thank you, Brie. Goodnight.

irisriver

1686404

Kw3sta

1:12 !!! That beats my old best by 2 seconds.

Solve #1686372, comment # 2145

marcelteun

Here you are people, some more solves today. Best time was 35 today. Good luck

blueeyedblond

So, not in the basement?

PutterDutt

As I recall the story, he did, BEB.

blueeyedblond

Golly! If I was confronted by a rattler I'd try to shoot it in the head!

PutterDutt

Careful about mentioning guns around Patsquire, BEB. He's a crack shot! (Said with respect and deference.) :o) He's the only person I know who shot a rattler in his basement.

blueeyedblond

Alright - two shots at it. (I'm a single shot , not a machine gun). At 2:21 I'm way off the pace, but there's my contribution to the score - 1686104. Beb.

blueeyedblond

Bren-gun 1648, I love you! Thanks for giving me such a warm and fuzzy welcome. Okay, off to make my first attempt at this nutters-united frozen seawater freshwater puzzle. I got waylaid by someone else's puzzle on my first attempt, so let's see if I actually get to it this time. Beb.

blueeyedblond

A schizophrenic's paradise, you might say.

With reference to "Jan.19, 2012 - 836,474 - Pat Squire predicted it would never reach 1,000,000", have you really been hanging around this site for six years? Is it a collaborative community working together to hit that magic 2 million, or a competitive society of nutters determined to remain on top of the pecking order - or both?

I'm going to have one go at it - maybe two. Then I'll leave it to the community - of collaborators or competitors.

BTW guys, you're welcome to invade any of my pictures any time you like! :D Beb.

blueeyedblond

Okay, I believe you...
but I might NOT be exactly what I seem. As you can see, I haven't put up a picture of myself - yet. The name was a spur of the moment decision when I was informed during the registration process that my first preference was already in use by someone else. I had to think of SOMETHING that no-one else was likely to have used. That's what came out. But I have to admit, the more I use it, the more I like it, myself. It's a refreshing change of self-image. :D Beb.

blueeyedblond

Well, your picture is of a pretty handsome dude too. Romance brewing? ;D Beb.

blueeyedblond

Fair comment, and you make me feel MUCH better, and less insignificant and anonymous. :D Beb.

blueeyedblond

Well, shortly there will be one more solve to the score. (How insignificant and anonymous - suddenly I'm just ONE of more than 1.6 million people! That's more people than there are in my whole city!) Beb.

marcelteun

Hi Brie, thanks, but it wouldn't surprise me if you will make 33 one day. Keep up the good work!

marcelteun

Good work! I might help then.. a bit. Good night. Time to go to bed.

wjl1015

Night Izzy!! :))

marcelteun

Thanks, I don't understand either.. I thought I would need a few weeks.. Perhaps I should continue to work on this puzzle, otherwise I think Brie1648 will beat me in the end.

wjl1015

Bren is going to have to step it up!! lol

Fishes

Congratulations, marcelteum!
I’m very far down the list, but it’s fun.

marcelteun

Yes! I got one second improvement. :)

wjl1015

I still solve it, though I still can't do better than 1:14!! :))

wjl1015

I solve this a couple times a day, I think the last one I did earlier was 801.

linda1802

Marcelteun, thanks for your explanation. This sounds very complicated. I think Jigidi should - and tries to - offer a "level playing field," a fair and equal chance for all. If the number of comments is causing a problem for you that denies you that level playing field, I think that the managers of Jigidi should be asked to find a solution.

marcelteun

Linda, I can play the puzzle in the app. Then I need to log in the browser, hope that I don't loose the login and open this puzzle. Then I can choose to solve out in the app. Solving it works, but not loading the page with the overview, i.e. the times and the comments.

I'm actually thinking of starting to improve my time of this puzzle, ignoring the fact that I'll lose my first place if I get the same time..

irisriver

1685519

linda1802

Marcelteun, thanks for your interesting information. I'm absolutely amazed at all this. On the other hand, I've seen the puzzles you've posted of your fantastic geometrical creations and clearly see that you have an understanding of mathematics that goes way beyond mine. Wow, most impressive!
It's a pity that this puzzle no longer functions on your app. Maybe you should contact Magnus (founder of Jigidi) and ask if he can help. ☼☼☼

marcelteun

I did some of the old puzzles of six pieces in 0 seconds.

marcelteun

Thanks, Pat, I did remember, and therefore I'll wait and standby.

BTW, they also filter out the time of zero seconds. You can never be number one with zero seconds. Zero seconds is invalid.

randlindsly

Or....put another way if you want to think of it programmatically....the system defines the leaderboard by:

1) Retrieving all times to solve the puzzle
2) Sort times from quickest to longest
3) Remove multiple completions by a single player saving their quickest
4) If the quickest time by a single player is achieved more than once, save the most recent
5) If multiple players have the same time, sort by earliest completion date
6) Truncate list saving top 10 (or 15 in this case for some bizarre reason)

(yea yea yea.....a good DB person can optimize this logic much better to work with a shorter list by doing the truncation earlier...or set up the table space and foreign keys and what not to make this easy.....but the generic logic is sound)

marcelteun

I see that Brie1648 also got 34 secs. Great job!!! Unfortunately this puzzle doesn't open in the app anymore. It crashes the app. Guess there are too many comments. In the browser I am being logged out after a few minutes or so. I guess I will be on second place soon...I will wait and see (or not). Good luck anyway!

Impie

Congratulations, Bren.....a shared first place......my best time is 1:14 ....all my other attempts just keep adding seconds! ☺ the worst was this week.... 1:52....!!!! I sometimes feel my computer is trying to slow me down....pieces won't 'hold on' or won't shift properly...but I won't give up in trying to help and reach the 2000000!

Joan_2

To those in the USA:
Happy National Lighthouse Day
September 5, 2018

irisriver

1684103

PutterDutt

1684022 and 2056

Way to go, Irene!!!

morris186

As soon as I figure out how to transport myself digitally!!

irisriver

1683773 A good evening to everyone.

morris186

Doing OK. We did have a great day!!!

And I am liking' Izzy(not to be confused with Ozzy) for Irene!!

patsquire

True indeed. It turned out she had had an amazing life filled with adventures which she'd never told any of her bridge club friends about, and which she spilled to me with great joy over the years. She had been married to a former Luftwaffe fighter ace and lived in Germany for some time after the war, where he was greatly respected and, presumably, had never been a Nazi. She was also a Registered Nurse and she had parlayed that into a years-long adventure as a forerunner to the '60s-era jet-set stewardesses. She worked for the pre-war railroads as a staff nurse on the New York-to-Miami east coast lines, traveling up and down the eastern seaboard, and staying in lavish apartments at both ends of the line. All those wealthy businessmen and playboys! (This was before the airlines took over long distance travel.) What a life! What a friend!

morris186

When I met Bren a few years back, I happened to mention that she looks more like a Brie than a Bren. Bren's response,"why, because I am round and creamy"? So, now you are the round and creamy one!!!!

patsquire

Ha! Irene, you've just reminded me of a time when I met a lady at my bridge club for the first time. She was an older lady, well dressed, very distinguished looking, her hair as totally white as I've ever seen and she remained seated while I stood, as was proper. Our mutual friend said her name was Barbara, and then walked away. We exchanged pleasantries and eventually I asked, "Do they call you Barb?" She frowned a little and in a low, quiet voice said, "No." So I said, "Well, do they call you Barbie?" She frowned more and in the same voice said, "Nooo." So I said, "Well, do they call you Babs?" She frowned even more and said, "Noooo." So I smiled and said, "Well, do they call you Babsaroonio?" And she burst out laughing and said, "OK, you can call me Babsaroonio!" It was the beginning of a long, good friendship. We played bridge together, went to dinner often and to the movies, and even went to the circus one time.

wjl1015

Izzy it is then!! Or maybe "hey you"?? :))

wjl1015

So should we call you Izzy from now on? :))

wjl1015

And I like being FIL!! :))

wjl1015

I call her DIL. Long story! :))

tanhse37

1683663

irisriver

1683463

marcelteun

About the amount of pieces, I always assumed that it just counted the amount of pieces, but it doesn't.. Only for puzzles you complete.. Of well, whatever.

marcelteun

Good job, Pat!

irisriver

1683303

patsquire

I'm afraid you've lost me Clive. Do Lesley and carthill have a connection to pasta? I have a terrible memory for names and even worse for connections, so I'm a bit at sea. And I'm USUALLY confused! We used to have a TV character many years ago, a high school boy who would say, "I'm SO-O-O-O CONFUUUUUSED!"

patsquire

Clive, OK, OK, I stopped when I confessed! Never again! :-)

In bugosiland, the world of Bonga Bonga, the host was lelabugosi, which is a Spoonerism of Bela Lugosi the famous horror movie star. So I became known as Koris Barloff, a Spoonerism of the MOST FAMOUS horror movie star Boris Karloff and one-upped him.

gemstone

patsquire...or psquirt as he was known in the lands of Bonga Bonga...was one of the Barloff clan...the distaff side of lelabugosi's family, the ruling class in Bonga Bonga. For further confusion, visit lelabugosi

tanhse37

Ok, what is a barloff?

patsquire

HA! There's a name I haven't been called for a L O O O N N N G G G while!

Sissel

I will make number 2000 :-))) Thanks for the fun

gemstone

Just like a Barloff!

patsquire

☺ ☺ ☺ A few hours ago I read Clive's comment (CJ45), "1682920.......1993 ....Now only 7 more comments to 2,000." but when I looked at the comment counter it only said 1990. And I thought **AHA!** I can mess with everybody! So I went back a little ways and clicked "Remove" on several of my less meaningful comments, lowering the comments count. AND IT WORKED! (Evil chuckle...................) ☺ ☺ ☺

This is the 19th comment since Clive's comment and we're only 4 higher on the comment counter. So somebody else -- or several somebodies -- have been sneaking back and messing with the count too! Oh, the mystery! Oh, the intrigue! Oh, how little it takes to amuse us puzzle addicts!

jyl

1683158 - Sorry Bren, didn't realize I was "trespassing on your turf"! Your numbers will be all messed up because I didn't realize we were both solving together for a while. Did get on a little roll, tho: got my best time down from 1:21 down to 108. Didn't really expect to do that, but I won't complain.

irisriver

1683106

Joan_2

The harder I try to solve quickly, the longer my time to completion seems to be!

puzzeljac

And again one is removed.

puzzeljac

Irene and I crossed, now it's 1993

puzzeljac

Now it's going up again. 1991

puzzeljac

It's counting down. I think someone removed his/her comments.

patsquire

Did I ever tell you about my neighbors? Ugly! My goodness. The whole family is so ugly, in their photo album they only keep the negatives!

Watchman

1682928

Kermit_TheFrog

oh, dear, not again.

Gonzo_the_great

May I present to you, "Chickens on ice"!!

Animal_drummer

Snow-cones!?!?

Fozzie_Bear

We could make you an ice sculpture?
Or cool a very large drink!

Miss_Piggie

Gee, that looks cold.

Kw3sta

1682850 No improvement in time
comment #1983

irisriver

1682838

jeribar8

2630
1:29

irisriver

1682625

irisriver

1682415

irisriver

1682211

irisriver

1682151 Thanks for the encouragement.

Kw3sta

Congrats, Iris! That's a good sized improvment

irisriver

Yay for first time in ages I bettered my time! 1:23 instead of 1:32 1682039

irisriver

Sweet dreams!♥

irisriver

Good to see you Brie! The numbers sure took a nice little climb today.☺

irisriver

1682021

patsquire

Hey-hey-hey! I got it! 1681861 - - - - - - - it's MINE! ALL MINE! (Evil chuckle.........)

gemstone

Just did 3.

puzzeljac

Right Pat, I intend to make you another 26 birthday cards. ☺

patsquire

What's that expression, it's the life in the years, not the years in the life? Something like that. I used to have a friend who, in his 70s, sometimes spoke of the things he expected to accomplish in the next 20 years.

puzzeljac

I added about 20 solves today, my best time was 1:11 my worst 1:38. I just can't do it faster. But I keep on trying, one day there will be 2 million.
1681720

Fishes

Took forever, LOL

6toedcats

1681659 - but I'm not getting any faster. :(

irisriver

1681377 I repeated my best score at 1:32.

If I Give My heart to you/ Doris Day....Great song and great singer. She is in her 90's.

wjl1015

1681245 / 1900 :))

patsquire

The science graduate asks, "Why does it work?"
The engineering graduate asks, "How does it work?"
The accounting graduate asks, "How much will it cost?"
The liberal arts graduate asks, "Do you want fries with that?”

irisriver

1681231

patsquire

♫ ♩♬ If I give ♫ ♫ ♪
♬ ♪ ♫ My heart to you ♪ ♫ ♬
♪ ♫ ♪ Then I'll have none ♫ ♩♬
♬♬ ♪ And you'll have two! ♫ ♪ ♫

Joan_2

@StarBrie1648
@Brie1648
Wowie.......

randlindsly

trimmed another second.....55 second barrier broken.....sitting at 54

1858
comments
1680684
solves

irisriver

Thanks for the encouragement Brie! Amazing how this adventure keeps calling to us!

irisriver

1680642 at second best time of 1:36 best time 1:32. It has taken months to get out of the 1:40s. Slow as a tortoise but having fun.

CJ45

too late for me just got in from work now going to bed. LOL!!!

irisriver

1680575 The Ancestry.com DNA kit is fun. Mom and I both tried it. My heritage is predominantly Ireland, Scotland, England and Germany with lots of extra trace amounts countries. Had no idea we were part Scandinavian. We are both really into family history research

patsquire

Micheal Crichton, who was a legitimate observer and thinker on modern life, wrote about exactly those kinds of societal problems arising from the explosion of technology in what I think was his last book. People showing up at your door claiming paternity benefits based on DNA tracing from sperm donations made years ago, etc. Some of his ideas have made it into TV and movies, but it was a rather shocking book to read. It excoriated Wikipedia, too!

Yes, it was titled Next and it was published in 2006. Three more were published after his death in 2008, and I think one is in the works now. I recommend Next.

randlindsly

Pat.....not sure about the crowning fantasy of ***GOVERNMENT CONSPIRACIES*** being the real father thing.....but DNA tests are being shown to be a legitimate problem. Insurance companies ask you your medical background when doing health and life insurance, and if you hide information you know from them....like something you got from a dna test....that could be used to invalidate your insurance. Ultimately, they will get direct access once they get in cahoots with 23nMe through some business relationship. So, I say this to say there is minimal upside to getting a dna test, and some real near term downsides.

marcelteun

Well done, JumbleStar!!! Congratulations!

patsquire

Aha! Another second shaved off the time! Take a break, you've earned it.

patsquire

Now that I'm 72 it's funny, I don't remember being absent-minded.

Funny, I don't remember being absent-minded.

patsquire

☺ ☺ ☺

patsquire

In the realm of ***GOVERNMENT CONSPIRACIES*** the crowning fantasy for us peons to worry ourselves sick about is this: the Government knows who all our REAL fathers are!

patsquire

Yes, we had some family members who started that project years ago. I participated but after a while it just sort of fizzled out. I guess the Squire clan are not that interesting.

patsquire

Thanks for telling me about it. My mother's middle name was Irene, so I think it's a nice name. Her first name was Grazia, pronounced GRAY-zha. She always said it was Welsh, but I don't know about that. I learned from my older sister a few years ago that, while she always told me we were Irish/Welsh, she always told my sister we were German/Hungarian! ?????

patsquire

I had an uncle like that, Irene. Everyone called him Bunny (the bank even accepted checks made out to Bunny Squire) but we all knew his real name was Herbert. Then when he was about 70 and I was 32 he told me his real name wasn't Herbert either! He was named Alex when he was born. But he never liked Alex so when he went to school for 1st grade (this was before WWI) he told the teacher his name was Herb, she wrote down Herbert, and that became his new name! So what happened to you when your father started calling you Irene at 6-months old? This sounds interesting! ☺

patsquire

How remarkable. It's a wonderful song, so it makes sense. I wasn't sure she'd recognize it, though.☺

patsquire

♫ ♩♬ ♪ ♫ ♪ Good niiiiight, Irene, good niiiiight, Irene. ♫ ♩♬ ♪ ♫ ♪

irisriver

1680252

patsquire

Joan, you and I are tied on our best times!

puzzeljac

1680228, I added 4 again. ☺

Joan_2

My best time was 1:05.
This time was 1:21

StarBrie1648

1680000 AWESOME!!!! Thanks Irene :o)))

Only 320000 to go!!

StarBrie1648

The Garden Grand Hotel!

StarBrie1648

Did anyone see Khatia Buniatishvili playing the Grieg piano concerto at the Proms the other night? OMG - I have never heard or seen such a brilliant performance. If you missed it and can get BBC iPlayer you have to - it is an experience not to be missed.

StarBrie1648

I am! I have been out to feed the hedgehogs - 6 different venues, 3 waterfowls - hedgehog Michelin stars here!

StarBrie1648

What a lot of happiness is here tonight - who would ever think a puzzle could give such joy!
Rand, Impie and Jumble - apart from sounding like a firm of solicitors - you must feel so chuffed!

Jumble

Thank you so much Rand. ☺

puzzeljac

1679878, 79 and 80.
1793

irisriver

1679844

Impie

Yay!.....watch out.... I'm getting closer too now ...after solving it I don't know how many times I finally knocked off 3 seconds of my best time again...my time is now 1:14

1679841 seems my 'lucky' number today!!!

patsquire

❤ ❤ Congratulations IRENE!!! Breaking the 1 minute mark! What an achievement! ❤ ❤

ElenkaLen

1679787
the first time I see so many assemblies :)

gemstone

But what about the cane, and the walker, and the Depends?

patsquire

I am a happy 72 today, thank you! My avatar was supplied for me by our old friend octomom, and as far as I'm concerned this is as real as I get, gemmmeeee!

irisriver

1679469 A good Saturday for everyone. For me it is 9:15 AM. I know it is late day for many of you!

gemstone

Now let's SEE the "real you", psquirt. 'DDD

My gosh, I thought I never commented, but I did on Feb. 6, 2018 and this puzzle began Feb.28,2011.
I did not get onto jigida until 2014...…..Joan published Jan. 19,2011....It's been kicked about a very long time.
How old are you now Pat?
8-17-18....7:41P.M. :))------------------------Bev.

randlindsly

OMG! Great Job!

Puzzles solved: 15000 puzzles (5.7 daily)
Pieces joined: 750000 pieces (283.5 daily)

patsquire

Thanks for your nice birthday wishes, Irene. I do feel healthy but I'll admit I never expected to see 72! I'm amazed every day, and I enjoy life every day. And toward that end I've been having fun on Jigidi for the last couple of months coaxing my patsquire persona (which is my real name) to this OUTSTANDING!, STUPENDOUS!!, AMAZING!!! RESULT!!!!

BEHOLD:

https://www.jigidi.com/user/patsquire

Kw3sta

Congrats Racoonstar! I'm still working on that.

Jumble

Then may I be the first to wish you "HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAT" it's 11.20pm here so there's only 40 mins to go. I hope puzzeljac (Ank) knows about this, you could have a lovely card waiting tomorrow. Anyway in 6 years time you will only be 78, that is still young these days, I bet you still have plenty of life in you now, your mind is as bright as it's always been. I love to hear your stories,
I could sit and listen to you for hours. As long as you look after yourself, I can see you hitting that 100 mark, probably before we reach the 2,000,000 mark here.

irisriver

1679377

patsquire

I hear you, kiddo. I was dismayed at my 6 1/2 year projection because tomorrow I'm celebrating my 72nd birthday and who knows if I'll be here so long from now! Who knows if Jigidi itself will even survive that long? One of the reasons we've slowed down on this puzzle is that Jigidi's base of users is shrinking. I think, as with any modern phenomenon, Jigidi went through a period of fast growth to a high peak, and now the bubble is shrinking. A classic case. But who knows, it may survive for the long run. I certainly hope so. (TPTB were just a couple of engineer types, not businessmen or managers, and I suspect they have now gotten themselves some professional help. That bodes well for the future of Jigidi.)

Jumble

Thanks Pat, I appreciate what you're saying, but no I don't feel any pressure to better my time, I just solve in my own time. During that time, I have gradually knocked 14 secs off my time without even trying, that has surprised me. The yearly amount of solves has slowed down over the years, but I would love to see 2 million in my lifetime. When we get nearer to our target, then I will speed up, that's if I'm not too old to try. ☺☺☺

patsquire

Irene my friend, I think you can ease off a little if you're feeling any pressure. I was shocked when I recalculated my time projection a little while ago, but it seems to be our present situation. 2,000,000 may be just too far away to require real urgency. My own plan is to relax and have fun, keep advancing our total and once in a while put on a burst of speed to see if I can lower my time. I'll bet I'll surprise myself and shave off a second every now and then! ☺ ☺ ☺

patsquire

Well, I'm glad you're still enjoying Jigidi, regardless of how you sign in! ☺ ☺ ☺

Joan_2

Folks,

I rarely get on as joan454 because my home computer set up is no longer very comfortable.
I used to have a very nice set up.
That computer crashed and was replaced.
I moved/downsized and it is on a different desk.
All in all, I just work from my office and I am logged in as Joan_2.

patsquire

Hmmmmm.....................I just noticed Joan's notation above the line of asterisks which says that on January 19, 2018 we stood at 1,650,928 solves. Calculating from then to now we're progressing at an average of a little over 4,000 solves per month. At that rate it would take us six and a half years to get to 2,000,000! Hmmmmm....................

patsquire

No, no, no, Joan!!! I was just going along with Gemstone's (whom I call gemmmeeee, as we've been Jigidi friends since days of old) wistful suggestion 28 comments below! No, for goodness sake, I wouldn't want to do anything to interfere with our timeless quest for internet supremacy, or is it immortality, in the jigsaw puzzle universe.

Don't forget, I'm the one who keeps saying somebody ought to alert the Guinness World Records people about this amazing puzzle.

gemstone

No, no, no, Joan!!! We're just complaining how our "times" are getting worse rather than better...and that we'll NEVER make the leaderboard...unless something drastic should happen to that dang leaderboard! LOL ;DDD

Joan_2

@patsquire
Are you asking me to repost this puzzle, brand new?
Because if I did that, the solving number would begin all over again.

Impie

1679204 .....1722

and my times are getting worse and worse!

puzzeljac

1679289, 90 and 91. .......1721

gardening205

Very fun to do.....what a gorgeous puzzle.....thanks very much for sharing this beauty...hugsxx Erikaxx Number 1679210

patsquire

Gemmmmeeeeee, your idea about erasing the leaderboard got me to wondering. I just checked everybody on it and at least 6 of them are no longer around. One's been gone for 4 ½ years! So the board certainly would look different if we started it anew. It would also have more room for other faithful solvers if people who are up there with more than one identity would limit themselves to a single screen name on this puzzle.

patsquire

Is it about midnight where you are? It's about 7:00 pm here.

patsquire

I've been adding solves and trying to race a little, but lately even when I think things are zooming along and falling right into place, I'm still running about 10 seconds slower than my personal best. That hasn't improved since my surprise last week when I suddenly got a 1:05.

patsquire

I don't think you can. At least, I've never heard of a way.

okieclem

1700

gemstone

I vote for erasing all the names off the leaderboard...and starting a new leaderboard just as I'm completing the puzzle. That's the only way I'll ever get on it! ;D

patsquire

Ah yes, another creative way to enjoy Jigidi. It takes some doing but it's fun.

Like the time (January, 2017) I solved my 12345th puzzle to assemble 543210 pieces:

https://www.jigidi.com/jigsaw-puzzle/X0P1YLD4/Patsquire-profile-Take-a-look-at-the-number-sequences

randlindsly

Thanks for all the comments on my palindrome. One thing....it's not something I "caught"....actually planned it! Had to make the right number of comments at the same time I was doing several solves on the puzzle to hit those numbers! Now, with that said, there was a second landmark with the puzzle I just solved to hit. I just hit 1678910! Not a palindrome this time.....sequential. Documented it here:
https://www.jigidi.com/jigsaw-puzzle/8MMWECY5/Frozen-Seawater-Landmark-2

irisriver

1678853

Joan_2

@randlindsly
What a catch! Thanks.

tanhse37

1,678,844

Max_Tooney

It's a palindromic number! (Both, actually.)

patsquire

There's a pattern to both those numbers....................do you see it?

randlindsly

OK kids.....I've been looking at this for a few days now.....but I think I snagged it. Take a look at this landmark event.....hope you see it! :-)

https://www.jigidi.com/jigsaw-puzzle/3SD36VTN/Frozen-Seawater-Landmark-Event

Kw3sta

Good night, all.

pasta

8709, and 7 sec. off my time.☺☺

irisriver

1678616

patsquire

How many "cakes" did you sell, by which I mean cakes, pies, cookies, brownies, you name it? Was it all baked goods and food, or was there also a jumble sale going on at the same time? I remember Miss Marple (Margaret Rutherford) collecting for the charity jumble sale in one of those wonderful early '60s movies. She used it as the perfect excuse to snoop, of course!

gemstone

Just joking, Irene. ;DDD

Yippee!
I have added my ONE and ONLY ONE solve to the tally with a time of 0:49 seconds.

gemstone

So, reading the description, Mazy...the title is "frozen SEAwater". Underneath it says it is LAKE water. Does that mean TPTB will claim it's fraudulent, erase it, and make us start all over again? LOL ;D

Max_Tooney

I can't comment. Don't want to run the count...damn!

Mazy

YOu've got to read the puzzle description, Max, that will explain it to you.

Max_Tooney

Didn't I read that there are only 300,000 Jigideers? Thus--it looks like you aren't the only multi-solver, racoonstar. (Looks like everybody on the site has solved it a minimum of five times.)

puzzeljac

1678005

redina1

Word for the day: marcelteun. I was even slower this solve!

Max_Tooney

Here, I'll up the ante to extend your lead.

Mazy

I done did.

Max_Tooney

There should be a special award for 'marcelteun'. First place with this many solves is somewhat like winning the lottery.

(Double oops!)

Mazy

I saw that! oops.

Max_Tooney

Pointless comment to add to your total. You're welcome! (i.e., the equivalent of 'bidding against yourself'.)

irisriver

1677892

irisriver

1677820

Kw3sta

I took 2 seconds off personal best, down to 1:12 !!! 4th try today, # 1677811. comment # 1612

That was the last time... I did about 15 times...

patsquire

I had a pet snail once. I was training him to be a racing snail. I thought he might go faster if I removed his shell, but it just made him...........sluggish.

gemstone

Great job, Fishes! I'd be happy with 2 seconds!

Kw3sta

177510, but no improvement for me tonight :-(

patsquire

It was time for her annual review at work. Her boss asked her, "What do you see yourself doing in two years?" She said, "Jeez, I don't know. Do you think I have 2020 vision?"

Fishes

Absolutely!

patsquire

Now *that's* progress!

Fishes

I shaved off 2 hours on my time! LOL

patsquire

Inspiration, imitation, call it what you will, but I ALSO have taken a great leap forward, cutting three seconds off my all time best, standing now at 1:05! Thanks for the tip about the "eyeball" piece* rand. I'm now learning the bottom row, which was always random before and left me confused.

*Viewing the puzzle as a whole it doesn't look like anything special, but standing alone the 2nd piece from the left, bottom row, often looks like an eye. Knowing that it connects to the bottom left corner piece helps you get a start on the bottom row.

gemstone

Perhaps we need to drink what randlindsly is drinking! ;DDD

pasta

Two more times, score never gets better.☺☺

youngone

Good night!

irmachac

Hi Bren ☺

youngone

There's the 400.

irmachac

1677396..

Mazy

well kids there is a reason I didn't make the leaderboard that is for sure.

gemstone

My times get worser and worser! ;)

redina1

Clive pointed it out to me six days 2,040 solves ago, Mazy. My mind is still boggled! :)

Mazy

Can't believe I've never seen this one :)

Will bookmark it and publish it on social media.

167242 / 1582

Lovely frozen fresh water...1677203

irisriver

1677200

Impie

1677199 :-))

Kw3sta

Congrats, randlindsly! Many tries today and my times are creeping upward, time to sleep.

167164 th

patsquire

⚛ DOUBLE ALERT!!! First, ladies and gentlemen, I give unto ye.....RANDLINDSLY!

Huzzah, huzzah, huzzah, for breaking the sound barrier, um, I mean, the 4 minute mile, um, no, I mean, um......the ONE MINUTE MARK!!!! Congratulations, my friend!

⚛ DOUBLE ALERT!!! And second, according to my split-to-the-second lightning calculations, having observed with considerable awe the astounding, blistering pace of solving we achieved this afternoon, IF WE COULD KEEP IT UP (which I predict we can't)
we would - - - TA-DAAAAA! - - - hit 2,000,000 on Thursday, March 21, 2019!

Sissel

:-)))))

randlindsly

One is drawn to set goals in life, fight strenuously under the guidon to achieve glory and fame, and gracefully drift into the end times with the thoughts of conquest and stardom dancing gracefully through your memories. Today I lay down my weapons, cross my arms across my chest, and declare victory against a stalwart, but weaker opponent. Yes....today I traversed the daunting, and some say mythical boundary between glory and mediocrity. Today, I become a man. Today I crushed the 1:00 minute barrier. Sleep will follow. (documentation: https://www.jigidi.com/jigsaw-puzzle/BO56O8D7/ )

eaglefeather

Good luck guys!

SunnyBarb25

Just added the 1676901 to the countdown....good luck, guys :)

wjl1015

1676779 on 8/9/2018

Done August 9, 2018 ... Sherry :)))

Watchman

1676767 ;-)

irisriver

1676762 and 1557

Kw3sta

26 attempts so far today. Latest was 1676716 in 1:36, I will probably never get below 1:00.
this is comment 1552

puzzeljac

Sweetums it will take some time, but we will make it. ☺☺☺

puzzeljac

Wow after about 15 solves I took 3 seconds of my time, now I have 1:11.
1676695
1551
Aug, 9.

jals

1676660

patsquire

Yep, I see it now. It's small and only apparent as that part of the single piece. It disappears after you put the pieces together. Good hint! Thanks.

patsquire

OK, you've got me curious rand. We each see things in our own way, but I don't see anything that I would interpret as an eyeball. What, where, huh?

irisriver

1676562 and 1543

Kw3sta

1676365 in 1:24

irisriver

1676335 and 1528

patsquire

It wasn't a very powerful BB gun, but it was still impressive. They had me completely outclassed. I never hit a single bat!

patsquire

There was a railroad not far from our house when I was a kid, and the bats would fly back and forth along the roadbed in the late evenings. I had a BB gun, and I took it down to the tracks and tried my luck with these bats. What a surprise! Their radar is so good they could sense the BB flying up and dodge it! They'd be flying right along, I'd shoot a BB, and I would watch them veer around it and continue on their original course. Nature is both amazing and fun!!!

irisriver

1675513 and 1483

klocowolf

Or maybe, they just got tired of going around in circles.

youngone

If you look back at the comments at the 1,000,000 mark, both spammenot and snooker had the screen show 1,000,000 for them.

redina1

Hang around, wjl, -- the 2 million mark will be here soon. It's already picked up 25 more in about an hour. Gotta say again, Holy Cow!!

wjl1015

I know I've worked this at least 30 times.....I wasn't here for the one million mark though.

1675224

redina1

Just looking through the loooong list of comments. I think we have a contest within a contest here. A lot of people worked this several times -- I wonder who worked it the most and how many times did he/she work it??

redina1

And still going... 1,675,211 I'm keeping an eye on this one to see if it ever stops!

redina1

Oh, Clive, thank you for the tag. This is so incredible! I just keep thinking "HOLY COW!!" Over a million and a half and still going for seven years. Joan, congratulations on this amazing feat! 1,675,209. Holy Cow!!

patsquire

Are you grouchy, out of sorts, cranky when you get up in the morning? Here's a thought to improve your mood all day:

You're not fat, you're just easy to see.

irmachac

I wish you beautiful dreams, dear Bren. I'm looking forward to seeing you again. I also have cold water with lemon to cool ☺ Hi

irmachac

Yes, it's always a big tragedy. Those people who do this should be treated.

irmachac

Yes, I also saw it on TV ... I think a normal person will not do it ... it must have a disorder. Mostly nature and innocent people will take it

irmachac

Yes flowers love rainwater. I hope that we will soon find it ... When there is a great drought then it is then the ban to make fire in the wild and water ... just the necessary

irmachac

In our country it's dry and I have to flood the flowers with potable water ... on Sunday it is stormy, so maybe some showers will be ☺

irmachac

Thank you ... last time we have a hot summer, but when you have to be in the room ... it's not pleasant. I'd rather be with you on the beach ♥

irmachac

Irene, I like to see you and wish you sweet dreams and a nice weekend ☺

irmachac

Hello Bren .. we have a temperature around 37 degrees in the shade, more and more. Terrible heat. I'd also go to the sea. Enjoy the summer. Nice weekend, dear Bren ☺

irmachac

I am 1406 comment ... today pleasant cooling in this picture for otherwise very hot Europe ... Greetings to all Irena..1675000

gemstone

Just did it three times...but none to match my best time! ;)

irisriver

1674912 and 1389

jals

Loved it!

patsquire

On a lighter note here's one for a laugh. I'm going to take a nap. I'm a bachelor, the housework can wait.

The global banking crisis has hit Japan hard:

The Origami Bank has folded.
The Bonsai Bank is cutting back branches.
The Karaoke Bank is going for a song.
The Sumo Bank has gone belly up.
The Karate Bank is chopping staff.
And the Sushi Bank is starting to smell fishy.

patsquire

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Never.

patsquire

Well what do you know! I'm getting pretty good at the bottom row and it paid off. I just took 3 seconds off my time, and now I'm at 1:08, which I really never thought I'd do. ☺ ☺

jals

Don't we all??? lol
I'm sure my husband wishes I could get paid for this too. I'm trying to spend less time on here and more time getting things done, but it is a struggle. Especially when I need to sit down and rest for a bit, but then get sucked into sitting far longer than I had planned. oops! Have a good day!

patsquire

Well I have to admit, now that I'm actually paying attention to it, there are enough little clues down there so it can be learned. I'll keep trying and, who knows, maybe I'll make some progress. I wish I was getting PAID to do this!

patsquire

I am ! ! ! ☺

jals

Irene,
40 solves in one day?
I don't even manage one a day. I've got too many other things I need to be doing, but good for you!
And Pat, 100? You must learn that bottom row! Practice!! lol

patsquire

OK, I confess I must be way over 100 solves! I just didn't want to admit it to myself. ☺ And as soon as I posted my comment to Ank I did it again and everything started falling together and, as you say Irene, without even trying I got a 1:12, one second off my all-time best. So you never know. The funny thing is, I have NEVER learned the bottom row! I just blindly try them and they mostly don't fit together so I try again, etc. If I would (or could) learn exactly where each piece in the bottom row goes, I could probably improve my time. Ah yes, the scientific approach!

jals

Ank and Pat,
Mine is 1:26. So you are both faster than me. :-))

puzzeljac

Thanks for the encouragement Pat. I think I've done it about 500 times now. I will keep on trying. ☺☺☺

patsquire

Don't worry Ank. I've probably done this over 100 times (I'm sure) and my best time is only 3 seconds faster than yours, and that was only because a couple of pieces happened to snap together by surprise.

puzzeljac

Tried another 4 times again, but still can't make my best time anymore. Best time ever was 1:14, today 1:16.
1674762
1366
August, 3. 2018

wjl1015

Good night DIL!! :))

1674701 :))

randlindsly

Thank you! Now, if the carpal tunnel doesn't get me first.....

irisriver

1674626 and 1356

puzzeljac

WOW Bren, 36, you came from 45. Congratulations. ♥♥♥

irisriver

1674050 and 1352

pasta

Wow, Brie your getting very close. Good job.☺☺

Kw3sta

1:14 ! ! !
That's 3 seconds off my personal best :-)


1673859, comment 1345

wjl1015

Good night DIL!! :))

jals

My fastest time yet, though still very slow comparably. 1:26.
1673419
1673420

jasonchung2

Impressive :-)))

irisriver

1673415 and 1330

SandiT

1673400.

ringleader

1673333 on the 11.5 year anniversary of Jigidi.

puzzeljac

1673321 + 22 + 23
1326 on Jigidi Appreciation Day 2018 7/27

irisriver

1673309 and 1325 on Jigidi Appreciation Day 2018 7/27

sue1

1,673,302 My best time is still only 1:24. Oh well, another solve added. Hugs to you, Joan. I was thinking about how this puzzle brought so much attention to Jigidi all those years ago. You sure had a hand in making the site grow, IMHO. Hope all is well with you and yours. I had posted this before Ellen and when I read hers, I realized I had transposed a couple of numbers. DUH, so reposted it.

sue1

Gosh, I didn't realize there were over 1,300 comments as well. Lordy.

puzzeljac

1673114

irisriver

1672681 and 1312

puzzeljac

I added three again
1672678

irisriver

1672330 and 1304☺♥☺

puzzeljac

1672321 ☺

tanhse37

1672320...1303

irmachac

1672166...1302..:-)) Nice day

irisriver

1672103 and 1299

irisriver

1671806 and 1296

irisriver

It sure was good visiting dear neighbor tanhse37! For those who don't know we are truly neighbors and very close friends, even sort of related to each other. She was at my house a couple hours ago.

tanhse37

1671805 .....1294

Impie

Good for you, Jumble....I'm glad you can take it and did not delete....if you did, my lame joke wouldn't have made sense anymore and I probably would've deleted my comment then too.....but I'm happy to add one more ......to..... 1292

14/07/2018

patsquire

Irene, I'm on your side. I think there's nothing at all wrong with a little time travel now and then. (Get it?)

wjl1015

Is Irene contacting us from the future?? LOL

Impie

Wow Jumble, you're amazing....we won't ever top you.....you're 90 years ahead of us....LOLOL

(Sorry, that's just me making a lame joke)

irisriver

1671607

irisriver

1671524

Impie

You should ask Joan.....in the meantime you've just added 3 comments to it...LOL

puzzeljac

1671461 and my worst time ever. ☺

irisriver

1671416

CJ45

1671403.....1269.

Impie

LOL....Bren, I believe every word you're saying, but I guess you wouldn't mind seeing your name on top of the leaderboard when the 2000000 will be reached!

Whilst I'm typing this only 328617 more to go......!!!☺

Impie

Keep up the good work, Bren....only thee more steps up on the ladder....!☺☺

My times only get worse with each new attempt...☺☺☺

irisriver

1671365

Themat

1671092

ladywil2

1671026 - 1258

irisriver

1671019 Closer for sure!

SandiT

1670900 on 7-9-18

irisriver

1670871

Impie

1670740....and a lousy time! :)))

irisriver

1670626

irmachac

1670581, 1238...7.7.2018

okieclem

My times just keep getting worse & worse -- lol!

pasta

0569 7-7-18

puzzeljac

1670550, I gave it a few more tries. ☺ July 7th

irisriver

1670543

Fishes

502. Took 6 hrs LOL

irisriver

1670485

Impie

Patsquire....I don't think I'll get another 6 seconds off again and equal your time. So far all my other efforts had only been increasing my time! ......Some even with 20 seconds...☺☺

Hi Bren!

It's half past midnight overhere .... I'm off to bed now. Night all!

Impie

Yaaaaay, my time is now 1:17.....

Impie

1670404....I've improved my time by 6 seconds....but there's no way I'll ever get on the leaderboard! LOL

irisriver

1670233 My towns fireworks was last night. We are a very tiny down but folks show up from all around the area. Yay for July 4th!☺

Happy Fourth to all!!! to many bombs going off. Gets to be annoying. It will go on for the rest of the week and maybe the month.

patsquire

You couldn't forget the 4th if you were here Clive. This whole nation, from north to south and east to west, is celebrating today. I'm watching BASEBALL, the all-American game on television, and in a couple of hours I'll be going to a grand, gala fireworks event in Knoxville, Tennessee!

patsquire

HAPPY 4th of JULY 2018 EVERYBODY!!!!!

irisriver

1670196

How to Make a Honey Bee Box
Two Parts:Understanding the PartsBuilding Your BoxCommunity Q&A
Hi Clive, I checked it out and it is interesting. You really do this? Bev 7-4-18...2pm

Kw3sta

I have been solving this puzzle off and on for sometime, but don't usually post. noticed there was a lot of activity today and found we were counting down to a turn over. There were 3 left to go when I started today.

puzzeljac

1670009

puzzeljac

Okay, how long will it take to get 1671000? Let's go. ☺

Kw3sta

Now it says comment 1189?! We have broken the counter.

Kw3sta

1670001 th
In 1:36 :-(
comment 1187

youngone

I got it! 1670000!

Themat

1669987 = 1189. I will leave it there and let some else have the glory of 1,670,000. Enjoy.

gemstone

43...

JumbleStar

Well done Ank. ☺

puzzeljac

1669924 + 25

puzzeljac

One less Irene. ☺

jals

I agree Ellen, if I ever try to hurry, I end up with my worst time.

jals

Look at you Iris, sneaking in at 9700! ha ha

irisriver

We will get there!!!!♥

irisriver

1669700

jals

Thanks StarBrie,
I could see advantages to that, but I love my laptop for everything else. :-)
Good job on your time as well!
Judy

puzzeljac

I know. ☺ And being naughty is fun. Bedtime for me. Enjoy. ♥

jals

Hi Ank,
That's all we can do. I am teasing Clive, because he is usually very naughty and teases me. :-))

puzzeljac

1669600
I do my best. ☺

jals

Clive,
I feel like you could be trying just a little harder. ;-))

okieclem

Now 437 ;-)

Joan_2

only 439 more solves to get to 1,670,000

jals

1669558 time 1:27

jals

I would think a stylus would make me faster. Using a mouse seems very slow.

irisriver

1669500

irisriver

1669049

irisriver

1667545 We are getting there!!

ladywil2

1667501 - 1127 bad time

puzzeljac

Congratulations Bren, you won 4 seconds. ☺

puzzeljac

No idea how often I solved it, but I think I just made my worst time.

1666806, 1117, 1:47 min

Kw3sta

1666801

We won't even talk about my times today.

1666750.

Wow! I have not a hope in hell getting on the leader like the time that was just achieved 1:09 for my first effort and will not be going to waste my time ever again trying over and over to better the result. It was hard.

jeribar8

Well..POOP ! I missed it too.
What's the next numbers we can watch for..?

ladywil2

1666690 - 1108 horrible time

jals

And now it's at 682. We missed 666.

irisriver

1666621

jals

Diablo.

jeribar8

I'm going to check back later.... WHO will be (1) 666666..???

jals

I'm slower too, Bobbie and Ellen!

SandiT

1666334 solves on June 7. I solve this several times every day. Best time 1:18, although now I don't even come close to that time anymore. Thanks, Joan.

Kw3sta

1,666,204

That makes 250 in approximately 24 hours (PutterDutt's post which just switched to 1 day ago)
But only 21 in the previous 24 hours (also PutterDutt's post)

ladywil2

1665953 - 1073

patsquire

Clive! What a question!!! Yes, I'm sure that given this new trend of everybody posting the number of their latest solve, as if it mattered, we'll someday get to 2,000 comments.

The last few hundred comments, though, will be to LAMENT THE FACT THAT WE'LL NEVER GET TO 2,000,000 SOLVES!!!!! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Joan_2

@PutterDutt I just looked up your dogs and they are a beautiful breed.

Joan_2

@PutterDutt did you count?

I have a best time of 1:05 but have never gotten that quick again. My usual time is 1:16 to 1:26

ladywil2

1665877

puzzeljac

Poor Suzy. ☺☺☺
Bur don't worry, we still love you. Hugs ♥♥♥♥♥

pumpkinhead

1:45
Pitiful!!! LOL

pumpkinhead

Well Faye. This is what happens. I look at my current time (1;23). I take a deep breath. I hit "restart" and I am OFF like a flash!!! I get about 4 edge pieces together lickity split. Then it all melts and falls apart. 1:23 is starting to look darned GOOD to me! LOL

gemstone

Tell me about it! LOL

pumpkinhead

1665854, 1:23
It just doesn't seem to get easier!!! LOL

gemstone

Hey, we're tied, Ank! But I can't seem to get any lower...maybe I'll have to have a marathon try. ;)

puzzeljac

I could shorten my time today, after solving three times I won 4 seconds, now I have 1:14 ☺ 1665841 1665842 and 1665843

SunnyBarb25

1665835

puzzeljac

Wow, did I make a bad time. ☻
1665689

irisriver

1665667

Joan_2

@Charlotte :
Okay. It seems that it is now a "thing" to comment what solve number you are!
Now if we could only see what number "comment" you are making!

irisriver

1665613

potatomum66

I can't solve for time - too much tremor in my hands now. But I can add one more solve and one more comment! I haven't a clue when I did this last!

ladywil2

1665562

Fishes

1655552! Pathetic time

jeribar8

My best is 1:38.

jals

My best is 1:29.

irisriver

1665492 I cant do any better than 1:32

Kw3sta

1,665,257

It is really moving fast this week end.

jyl

No idea why, Brie. I just do "self talk" about the pieces and what goes where.
1,665, 223 -- 28 May 18

irisriver

1665188

Impie

Good Morning....-5154 ......(11:25 am 28/05/2018) ;-)

ladywil2

5076 and worse time ever.

mackabroin

gee thanks clive.......I think I have been here before????.......so looooong ago........thanks for the tag.....and I hope you get your eels "soon"......you can have them all....I don't like fish of any kind....lol

irisriver

1665062

unicorn3

Oh my goodness, that is amazing and actually quite beautiful..............Wendy

irisriver

We just need to keep up the good work here ♥♥♥1665017

PutterDutt

Well, I just did my part, but got a stinko time. This puzzle is now up to 1665012 solves and 1015 comments! Whoopee!

Pat, I miss you! Comr back, please.

patsquire

Yes, Bev has the honor of posting the 1000th comment, to-wit:

*************************************************************************

bevpuzzler8 2 hours ago

Why is it?? The faster I go the behinder I get???? Bev. 5-26-18..3:02PM----:))

*************************************************************************

gemstone

I knew you were English, Clive, from your comments back and forth with Andie. We have driven throughout the UK quite a bit...lucky compared to many. My grandmother came from Bollington near Macclsefield, and my grandfather came from London. Most of my cousins live on the outskirts of London but one does live near The South Downs...right across the street from a pub that smugglers used to process illegal tobacco...complete with underground tunnel! Faye :)

Dilubreuer

Hi Willy! The older i become the slower i am...no better than my previous :51. Will try again.

CJ45

bevpuzzler8 oh my dearest friend Biscotto her real name is Patricia had been friends for so many years should have gone to London when I was invited to meet her and her young man but there we go a missed opportunity her Mum was very ill and in hospital at a Christmas time and she took her home to nurse her not heard from her since or her young man who was also ill at the time. I so miss my Italian friend it grieves me.

ladywil2

@unicorn3
@PutterDutt
@pkin38
@Param
@Annetta
@AnneM57
@BarbaraL
@Dilubreuer
@irisriver
@Lia
@nette10

@CJ45
Clive …..check out the question to you from gemstone....scroll about five down. Bev.

gemstone

I was hoping Clive was going to answer, "Here I am!" for #1,000 LOL

Snooker left when TPTB eliminated the stars. :(

winner winner chicken dinner. ?)) Thank you Ank… 5-26-18..3:12pm

there are some folks on here that have not been seen in a long time
Snooker ---Biscotto....???

puzzeljac

Bev you did it, you are # 1000
☺☺☺

Why is it?? The faster I go the behinder I get???? Bev. 5-26-18..3:02PM----:))

gemstone

Where are you, Clive?

gemstone

Now just four.

puzzeljac

☺☺☺ 6 more to go. ☺☺☺

Kw3sta

1,664,956

I have no idea how many of those were mine.

ladywil2

1664946

okieclem

1664941

irisriver

1664935

puzzeljac

Iris, I vote for that. ☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺

irisriver

1664903 I have noticed that quite a few solves are from non member solvers. I have had puzzles be in 30s or 40s range early on and only a couple spaces occupied on leader board. Lets keep on smiling for Jigidi and have all fingers crossed that Jigidi stays put!!!☺

pumpkinhead

You are right, Pasta!!!

puzzeljac

1664784

Come on friends, we need a few more. ☺

jals

Funny story, Pat!
Joan, you are still young!! Now Clive is a different story... lol
(jk-just kidding)

patsquire

No picture in my attic, gemmeee, just bats in my belfry.

Clive you've reminded me of a great story Peter O'Toole and Richard Harris used to tell (in slightly different versions). One of them won a big honor, a BAFTA or a Golden Globe I think and the London newspaper's headline was "*** WON BY BRITISH ACTOR!" That night the two went on a pub crawl to celebrate, which resulted in them getting arrested. The next day's headline was "IRISH ACTOR ARRESTED!" (You probably know the details better than I do.)

Joan_2

LOL.

I am not vain about my age.
I am 64 at the moment.

gemstone

I'm just wondering if psquirt has a picture in the attic like Dorian Grey...

patsquire

Wow, only mad dogs and Englishmen ask a lady her age!!!

patsquire

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! IT'LL NEVER HAPPEN. 2,000,000 IS JUST TOO MANY. WE'LL NEVER GET THERE! Same as 1,000,000. ;-)

MiniAlma

Beautiful! I've never seen a puzzle with more than about 300 solves before!!!! I think mine are doing well if they hit 100! lol

Joan_2

@ringleader
Thanks Ardy.

ringleader

I've been so focused on the 2 million that I hadn't stopped to realize this puzzle has had over 13,000 solves since January 19. There is not another puzzle on Jigidi that even comes close. 1664085. You picked a real winner here, Joan. ☺

SandiT

1,664,082.

patsquire

Starlord lives in Belgium. Sorry I couldn't remember exactly 3 days ago.

ladywil2

Too bad, Pat about DYR. Maybe somebody else will do it.

patsquire

I don't have much trouble Irene. My daughter, an MIT engineer, explained that all my computer saves is the link to each puzzle, not the puzzles themselves. Being an iMac, that much data is a drop in the ocean.

On the subject of restarting DYR, I was always in awe of Lady Charnley and Starlord. It took lots of research and attention every single day to get the puzzles ready, and they did it for years. I wouldn't dream of diving into a project that time consuming and stressful. I did have a discreet DYR file with lots of those puzzles in it, but some months after DYR ended I purged all of that. So thank you for the thought, but no I won't be the one who cranks up DYR again! ☺

ladywil2

Pat, I think you should start that again. You have all these files and it will be easy for you, I think.

patsquire

Irene, you're making me blush............and you also inspired me to take a count for the first time ever. As of right this minute I have 2,349 puzzles bookmarked in my computer. They are stored in 14 files by categories such as People, Art, Christmas, etc. Luckily my iMac computer displays the number of items in each file, so I just added them up. If I'd had to COUNT them all I'd never have done it!

jeribar8

Thank You, Linda. THAT"S THE ONE...!!! I have it saved now.

patsquire

LadyC sometimes posted under different monikers. That's her as StarringDYR with her avatar as the fabulous Diana Rigg.

patsquire

Sorry Irene, I can't find it. If I saved it I must have misfiled it because it's not in either my Cartoons file or my Art file. I'm pretty sure I didn't save it.

DYR stood for Do You Remember and it was a daily (nightly in the US, 3:00 am eastern time) 12 or 15 piece puzzle showing a person or group from the music world or movies, and we had to guess who it was. Sometimes also what the connection was to another puzzle. It was run by Lady Charnley who lives in England, and it was an IMMENSE amount of work for her. In fact, she took over from a European named Starlord who just couldn't keep up with it any longer. Finally Lady C also had to give it up and it passed into history on September 3, 2016. It was fun because sometimes it was a TOTAL MYSTERY and other times it was easy, but you had to BE THERE the minute it appeared because we raced to be FIRST to figure out who it was. It was a blast. Here's the last one:

https://www.jigidi.com/jigsaw-puzzle/BHYHDVF0/Singing-In-The-Rain

DYR was lots of fun. Furious competition to ID the puzzle AND to post the fastest time. Lots of smart, funny people participated.

linda1802

Jeribar, I think this is what you're looking for.

https://www.jigidi.com/jigsaw-puzzle/J6YRF6R2/Snow-Village-WOW-1-180-solves

I'm still #1 on the leaderboard on that puzzle! Can't better my fastest time on Frozen Seawater though, I'm stuck at 1:09. ☺

jeribar8

Pat, or anyone...Do you have the link to that puzzle that Patricia/"Almond"/"Biscotto"
posted that had over 1000 solves?

ladywil2

What was DYR? And if it was great, can't we do it again??

patsquire

If it was a cartoon I remember it but I'll have to look to see if I have it. They were having the time of their lives, right?

patsquire

I have a very large "People" file and luckily I had bookmarked this under the title Avengers. So it was easy to find. You're welcome! I'm glad it was the right one. Speaking of things we used to do on Jigidi, DYR was great wasn't it?

patsquire

We aims to pleeeze!

https://www.jigidi.com/jigsaw-puzzle/DBVCBMU6/Avengers-TV-Series-01

ladywil2

I also had no idea that Jigidi was on the way down. I still like all the puzzles. I did notice that some puzzles had few solves.

patsquire

You're welcome Linda. We'll just have to hope for the best.

When I was a boy, gemmeee, I had a great-great uncle who was in his 80s. He lived with his wife in a rural house he'd built with his own hands in the Great White North. One of his sons took it into his lame-brain head to get them a pair of husky puppies one summer. By Christmas they were still pups, but almost full grown. My uncle Samuelson took THEM for a walk in the snow on Christmas morning. Of course, it was THEM who took HIM for a walk - - - all day long, romping in the snow, exploring the woods, etc. He was too stubborn to let go of them, of course, and everybody was in a panic, of course, until the dogs brought him back as it was starting to get dark!

Ah the Great White North. A wonderful place with a million stories like that one. ☺ ☺ ☺

linda1802

Thanks, Pat, for your explanation. I can see your point. ☺

gemstone

As a resident of the Great White North I represent that remark!!! ;)

patsquire

You may very well be right, but that's not the only reason. People get bored, they move on to something new that's all the rage, they die, they get kidnapped and smuggled to Morocco, they join the Army or the Peace Corps, they get lost in the jungle or in the Great White North and are never heard from again. Lots of reasons!!! ☺

youngone

The decline started when the stars disappeared.

patsquire

I think I must have Dick Clark genes. ☺ Oh, if you don't get that reference you can Google him. He looked like a young man practically until the day he died at 82.

I think Jigidi is in a decline for sure. The number of puzzles posted is lower, the number of solves is lower. Sometimes late at night things are really slow around here. I've seen small puzzles with attractive pictures, say 35 pieces or 24 pieces, and after they've been up for several hours they have only 6 solves! It used to be that any such puzzle quickly piled up dozens of solves. And look at this very puzzle. My numbers below are not a figment of my imagination. In fact if you scroll down several hundred comments (in other words go back a few years) and click on a few user names you'll see profile pages of people who just don't log on any more.

And of course, it is to be expected. A hot new thing appears on the internet, and Jigidi certainly was that. It booms and enjoys rapid growth for a few years, then people get bored and start not coming back as much. And in Jigidi's case the management has been poor and many solvers have left in disgust. I love Jigidi and hope it never ends, but at the same time I hope they have a plan for maintaining the system in the long run if things don't go well.

linda1802

Pat, you wrote in a comment four posts down from here that Jigidi is shrinking. Is it really, or is that merely your perception? I'm a great fan of this community and don't want it to shrink. It still seems huge to me.
No inquisition intended, your comment surprised me, that's all.
By the way, you're still looking as handsome as ever. Amazing, I'd love to know your secret. ☺☺☺

patsquire

Thank you, thank you, I'll be here all week, shows at 8:00 and 11:00. Thank you.

okieclem

And just where can we catch your next stand-up routine, Pat? ;-)

patsquire

As long as I'm on a roll, don't forget that America's biggest horse race is coming up one week from today, The Kentucky Derby! They call it "the fastest two minutes is sports" but they've never seen me begin, then quit, a mile run.
BA-DA-BOOM!
Speaking of horse races, I bet on a great horse. It took seven horses to beat him!
BA-DA-BOOM!

patsquire

Aha! I found it in the comments way down below, and I quote:

Magnus 6. Jun 2012
Solve number 1.000.000:
2012-06-06 18:01:19 (UTC)

by an unregistered user :-/

Now it seems to me that it took less than a year-and-a-half to reach 1,000,000, but it has been almost 6 years since then and we're still a long way from 2,000,000. With Jigidi shrinking like it is, maybe my second prediction (that we'll never get to 2,000,000) is coming true! I HOPE NOT!!!!!

patsquire

You know Clive, I was just thinking about that. Does anybody remember the date on which we made it to 1,000,000?

irisriver

1662580

patsquire

Attention "frozen seawater" solvers. I've just uncovered an interesting incident from the days of the space race. On July 20, 1969 Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. On July 21, 1969 the Russians announced that they were going to go one better: they were sending a man to the sun! When American space scientists warned them that if they did that, the poor cosmonaut would burn up, the Russians replied, "Do you think we're stupid? We're going to send him at night!"

Impie

I hadn't noticed the 15 solvers on the leaderboard, Joan, but now I do, thank you for pointing it to me! ♥....I might give it another try or two but that would be more to help you to get closer to 2 million solvers rather than trying to get on the leaderboard...I don't think I'll ever manage...LOL

...just imagine being the fastest solver of out of 1,6+ million solvers!!!! He or she must be very proud!!! ;-)

RitaTen

I do not know what you are talking about, I have a sleeping time, at 2:50 at night! All the best for the future!

megabelle2000

good luck with the 2,000,000 goal.

firstdawn

Since my solving skills are comparable to a slow boat to China I decline to make a 2nd attempt! LOL

Joan_2

@Impie did you notice that the leader board has 15 solvers?
I believe that this is the only puzzle that has more than 10.

gemstone

No, megabelle...we're trying to reach 2 million solves...but some of our times keep getting worse instead of better! ;)

Impie

Lol.... megabelle this was my first and only solve .....I don't stand a chance to get on the leaderboard with those fast solvers! ☺☺☺

megabelle2000

lol...no wonder there are so many “solves”...folks are doing it multiple times to get to be the fastest on record....to each his own......

irisriver

1662485

Impie

1662470---27 April 2018----my time: 1:23☺☺

firstdawn

I have always wondered about some of the first place times.

irisriver

1662329

jals

My best time was 1:29. I've heard there are ways to cheat the clock, but I don't care that much about time. If you're cheating, then where's the fun?

patsquire

You know, I've wondered for a long time if there is some kind of automatic program to assist solvers, because some of these times on huge puzzles are just impossible. How can anybody assemble 500 multicolor pieces in 45 minutes? But even if there is, where would the fun be in doing that? Not for me, nor you either gemmeee.

gemstone

From previous comments it sounds like there is a "sorter" app out there somewhere, psquirt...I may have to resort to trying to figure out how to get me one! LOL ;)))

gemstone

My best time is 1:14...today I did 1:36...arrrrrgh!

sue1

I gave it another shot, still can't beat my previous time of 1:24. Oh well. Hugs.

valt46

1662318 26 April 2018

SandiT

1,662,300 on April 25, 2018.

ladywil2

1662288

eaglefeather

Love it!

gemstone

1,662,275...but a terrible time! ;)

klocowolf

1662272

Fishes

Enjoy your birthday, Joan! 1662265

jals

1662253

puzzeljac

Ha, I just won 3 seconds, my best time is 1:18 now. ☺ 1662251

ebkrueg

Happy birthday, Joan. I equaled my best time (1:21) but didn't better it. :((( #1662250.

irisriver

1662245 Happy Birthday Joan!☺♥☺♫

ringleader

Happy Birthday, Joan. For your birthday I gave the puzzle another solve - 1662234. 8:43 a.m. April 25. Would love to see it reach 2 million in my lifetime.

ruby18

1662215

irisriver

1660015

SandiT

1,660,000 on April 2, 2018

ladywil2

1659633

irisriver

1659627

puzzeljac

1659624

jals

1659593

SandiT

You are on to something here, patsquire. I did the same thing and it was faster than when I hurry, plus it was lots more fun. 1:20. Thanks for the tip.

irisriver

1659583

SandiT

1,659,562

SandiT

1,658,941

marcelteun

Thank you, @Beekay

jals

1658843

SandiT

1,658,816

irisriver

1658273

ladywil2

1658223

irisriver

1658219

jeribar8

# 1658209
1:40 this time... guess I'll keep the 1:38
03/16/18

megabelle2000

and still going strong @jeribar8

irisriver

1658183

Joan_2

Only 341,833 to go!

jals

1658117

Fishes

1658116

irisriver

1658115

tanhse37

1,658,107

ladywil2

1657848

irisriver

1657923

mackabroin

joan ....I think with all these "hits" the person would be very impressed that we all loved his picture enough to share it with all of our friends??.....just a thought

My first time here, my first time solving this. 1:28

puzzeljac

1657850 March 13, 2018.

irisriver

1657792

SandiT

1,657,788 on March 13, 2018.

Beekay

Congratulations Marcelteun. That is an amazing time!

klocowolf

Still can't better my time - 1655143

firstdawn

@parrotman33 Care to add the total solves?

ladywil2

5131

megabelle2000

LOL.... @jeribar8 we have two rescue cats too...brought them home in December....I have posts lots of pictures of them! They have been here long enough to have forgotten all the manners they came with....they now have us trained and everything is under their control....I love them....So much fun!!

ladywil2

@wammetje. @prudentia, @ikook, @Annetta, @AnneM57, @Lia, @madpol
Hebben jullie deze puzzel gezien. We proberen aan 2 miljoen te komen.

jeribar8

@megabelle2000
1:38 but I've worked it a few times.
And I have 2 cats that do the same thing. And they walk all over me too.

megabelle2000

@jeribar8 never seen this one....didn’t make good time at all....but a cat did walk across my keyboard and into my at lat the time....so..maybe 1:54 is not too bad...lol...thanks for the link to this one...I wouldn’t want to miss this one and love being one of the 1, 654,890 who have done it now~!!!❣️

jeribar8

@megabelle2000
Have you seen this puzzle?
Over a million solves!!

puzzeljac

No need to do it today, but try it. ☺ You're great. ♥

marcelteun

Thank you, youngone, thank you Jumble! And thank you, puzzeljac! Actually it feels as if I could improve the time a bit more, but I don't know whether I have the energy to try

ladywil2

Made 4830, terrible time

puzzeljac

Wow. 34 seconds. ☺ Perfect marcelteun. ♥

marcelteun

Thanks, Ardy! :)

ringleader

Wow. Congrats. marcelteun. Top of the board.

marcelteun

YEEEESSSS!!!! :)

wjl1015

Not old Clive, just older. :))

ladywil2

4193

marcelteun

One second improvement.. :)

ladywil2

4005

puzzeljac

1654000 and 1653999 too. ☺ And yes, I took a few seconds off, I have 1:18 now. ☺☺☺

gemstone

Down to 1:14 :)

tanhse37

1653936

ladywil2

879, the worst time

jals

874
and I'm slower than ever. lol

gemstone

1653800

CJ45

So we will get to 2 million Willie. LO!!!

ladywil2

I added another one.

okieclem

1653773

puzzeljac

1653764

Joan_2

only 346,254 more solves to go to the 2 million mark!

irisriver

1653690

klocowolf

1,653,681

SandiT

1,653,680

irisriver

1653630

jals

Oh man, we go down some rabbit holes sometimes. I love it. lol

@patsquire
You are a trip------:))

irisriver

1653507 best time is 1:32. I was much slower this time.

jals

I believe he meant Daughter in Law, or as some say, Daughter in Love.
LOL at Diggity Iggity Lass.

marcelteun

@CJ45 I'm on an old iPad, one of the first generations. I think it's an iPad mini. Anyways I'm not using a mouse.

@patsquire :')

marcelteun

I see now that there is a top 15 in the browser. In that case I might have kicked you off a few days ago... I apologize.. Though I'm not sorry.. ;)

marcelteun

Not in the app I'm using. It shows only the first 10. Do you see more?

Robbos

I was on the board with 49 seconds some years ago and some 750,000 odd solves ago and just can not improve my time.

marcelteun

I think I kicked off Marunka(277?) From the list with 46 seconds. That was a few days ago.

linda1802

Youngone, no - someone knocked you off the board a couple of days ago, but I couldn’t work out who it was.
But I think you’re still on the board under another name.
Any time under one minute is amazingly fast - my personal best is 1.09 but I’ll keep trying from time to time.

marcelteun

Thanks!! :D

Fishes

I wish they had a thousand leaderboard so that I might be on it.⭐️

ladywil2

1653484 - 1:24

puzzeljac

Wow Marcelteun, great, congratulations. Youngone now you have to work hard. ☺

linda1802

Congratulations marcelteun! Wow!

marcelteun

Yes! 37! Feels like I could do it faster, since I just noticed this puzzle last week.

gemstone

Riiiiight, psquirt! ;DDD

Joan_2

My fastest time is 1:05
I never can get that time ever again, either, @RiverCity7 .
@bevpuzzler8 , yes, duplicate solves count toward the total solves.
I am also Joan_2

gemstone

My fastest is 1:17...perhaps if I spent and entire day practising I might get it down...probably to something like 1:15! LOL

puzzeljac

1653347
My best time was 1:21. Somehow I can't make that anymore. ☺

Kw3sta

New personal best: 1:17, 1653315

irisriver

1653296

jals

Robbos,
I'm like a minute slower than you. lol

And Fishes, you made me laugh!!

Fishes

222
Took me 4 days, 3 hours and 15 seconds! I’m getting much better!

Robbos

My original time years ago was 49 seconds and I can not improve no matter how hard I try, drats.

jals

220 I shaved 4 seconds off my horrible time. lol

jals

219 for me. lol Kathleen.

How funny, Judy. You worked the puzzle while I was composing!

Each time I do this puzzle I'm slower at it. I will never be on the Leaderboard because I can't get under 1 minute! Still, it's fun to add to the number of solves: 1653217.

jals

1653218.

jals

That's what happens to me too, Bev. Not to mention the mouse gets a little wonky on my laptop.

I tried again and the faster I try the behinder I get. :))

klocowolf

What a great way to make a seasonal skating rink.

RitaTen

An interesting page has a person "8ball_and_9ball" and a great time 0:48!

TX94

1653208
2-5-18

puzzeljac

1653196

ladywil2

I did 1653145

@joan454
Do dups. count?

pumpkinhead

1653143

irmachac

1653131... Irena

DixieGal

1,653,124 2/5/18

RitaTen

Only a small addition!

@klocowolf

irisriver

1653058 2/5/18

SandiT

1,653,050 on 2/5/18.

@okieclem
Hi Carolee, I agree with Pat. What a grand Idea. Bev. 1-20-18....4:26pm

patsquire

Good idea Carolee!

okieclem

I think that Ank should put this puzzle in her January birthday listings. ☺ It's definitely worth an annual celebration!

patsquire

In America's old Wild West those would be called "fightin' words" Ank! ☺ ☺ ☺

puzzeljac

☺☺☺ Then this will be your first Pat. ♥

RitaTen

This is an incredible story! Good luck birthday 7-year-old!

patsquire

I was wrong. (But I'm NEVER wrong twice in a row!)

And that one aspect was?

patsquire

Hi Irene! I have paraphrased my argument of 5 years and 1 day ago, which was COMPLETELY RIGHT in every aspect but 1.

Jumble

Pat, you said it wouldn't reach 1,000,000 in Jan.2012, now you are repeating yourself. Only another 348911 to go.

patsquire

OK, I'm in - - - IT'LL NEVER REACH 2,000,000 ! ! ! ! !

By Einstein's Theory of Relativity the closer you get to the speed of light the more massive you become, until you can't accelerate any further or go any faster, so you can never reach the speed of light.

By the Law of Half every time you get half-way from where you are to 2,000,000, you still have half-way to go, and since there are infinite half-ways to go, you can never get there.

By the Economic Law of Diminishing Returns, the closer we get to 2,000,000 the fewer people will participate and the less frequently it will be solved.

AND FINALLY by the law of Democrats And Jesse Jackson you can win the early primaries by landslides and start piling up delegates for the presidential nomination, but as you actually start to become a possible nominee, Democrats vote for you less and less, until you come to a screeching halt.

So I say..............we'll never make it to 2,000,000!

smllpkg101

Let's start a pool on when it'll reach 2,00,000!

irisriver

1651025 1/20/2018

RandomWorship

I couldn't resist being solve number 1,651,000. (❛ᴗ❛)

Shian2

Incredible picture...and incredible number of solves....my solve was No1650989.

@puzzeljac
below :)

@puzzlejac
Hi Ank
I came back to this because of your question on another puzzle. I have been here and did this puzzle, my time shows 3:31 but I must Not have made a comment and I'm sorry I didn't because I usually date my puzzle...This is on going and ....I often wonder about Snooker she has been last seen Dec. 2015 another is Biscotto and @Magnus- he is on jigidi but haven't seen a recent puzzle (Have you) there are a few other names that I haven't seen in a while. 1-19-18..5:26pm

SandiT

1,650,966. Happy Birthday!!! Still a great solve.

patsquire

I've never done this for a puzzle before, but this is a very special puzzle so -

♫ ♪ ♫ Haaaaappppy birthdaaaaaay to yooooouuuuu! ♪ ♫ ♬

Fishes

1650929 1-19-2018

pumpkinhead

1650890

irisriver

1650889

irisriver

1650842

pumpkinhead

1650839 8:21 PM Jan. 18

Dilubreuer

:05 short to the LB. 1,650,822th.

puzzeljac

I'm getting slower too, maybe I need to solve it more often. ☺☺☺ 1,650,430

January 15, 2018

PuzzleG

1,650,338

pumpkinhead

1,650,314

Fishes

1,650,312

TX94

#1650300!!! ; )))
1-14-18...

firstdawn

WOW!

puzzeljac

@jyl

This one has a few more. ☺

Joan_2

@Jumble I also find I am slowing down.
My original time was 1:05 and I can't do better than 1:20 lately.

irisriver

1645561

Fishes

1645559

niccolino59

1645556 1:51 12.15am 07/12/17. Amazingly the same time to solve as last time!

irisriver

1645481 7:53 AM 12/6/2017

irisriver

1645436 12/5/17

Joan_2

Okay. Woops.

Joan_2

only 35,500 to go to the next million!

SandiT

1,645,200 on 12/4/17

AnneM57

1643038 on 11/15/17

irisriver

1642982 11/15/17

SandiT

1,642,980 on 11/1/17

ikook

1 642 900
Improved my best time twice, each with 2 seconds! Now at 1:02.

irisriver

1642882 11/14/17

SandiT

1,642,870

pumpkinhead

1642803

irisriver

1642798 3:00 PM

tanhse37

1642756, 11/13/2017

irmachac

1.642615 ....12.11. 2017..Irena

SandiT

1,642,610

Fishes

1642090

irisriver

1642050

SandiT

1,642,044 on November 7, 2017.

jals

1640059

irmachac

1640058...19.10.2017

ringleader

Joan, I'm glad to have helped reawaken the interest in this one. I'd love to see it make 2 million in my lifetime.

Joan_2

Thanks, Ardy.
@ringleader

manicpuzzler

1639999 13:38 BST

irisriver

1639996 at 8:34 A.M.

ringleader

1,629,995 8:29 a.m. EDT - USA Oct. 19, 2017

linda1802

Getting close again! 1,639,990 at 14:12 CET

SandiT

1,639,978 on October 19, 2017

patsquire

No you won't. ☺ I just said WE'LL NEVER GET THERE!!!

jals

I'm thinking it's more of a matter of when, not if, Pat. :-)

jals

1638519

patsquire

Nah, I now predict we'll REALLY never reach 2,000,000! ☺ ☺ ☺

Are we all in this together?

Fishes

1638508 10-5-17

irisriver

1638452 10/5/17

SandiT

1638332. 10/4/17.

irisriver

1638317 at 8:30 AM

tere_a1

1638294 :))
1:18

irisriver

I'm adding a solve. This is amazing! Grins!☺

LibR1

1638274

LibR1

163824

jals

I did too and can still get caught up in it sometimes. I liked to play the largest screen they had.

patsquire

Minesweeper was my very first computer game! Very logical, I totally loved it.

jals

1638217
1:38
At least you bested me, Pat!
I was the same way with the Minesweeper game on the computer years ago. I would play that game by the hour trying to best my own time.

patsquire

Hi gemmeee. Times change, people change, we move on. Jigidi's changing too, not nearly as many users as there used to be. You'd be most welcome to join the daily merriment at the funny little puzzles of PutterDutt. Same at those of manicpuzzler.

Joan_2

you mean 1,638,212 don't you @CJ45

gemstone

Cheat??? LOL ;)))

Good to see you, psquirt...miss the "old times"...

gemstone

I NEVER make the leader board on small puzzles! LOL Good to see snooker's name still up there! Hi, laurajane and Brie! :)

okieclem

LOL!!! Looks like I solved this puzzle before. At least I bested my original time (1:43 vs. 2:07 previously ;-)

Count me in! My Time was 1:37. My # was 1638145

Dilubreuer

....985

Kw3sta

1 Oct 2017 5pm
#1637981
New personal best, 1:26

jeribar8

#1637913
1:45 Oct. 1, 2017

manicpuzzler

1637878 :))

jals

Thanks Jeri!!

teamac

Wow...that is a lot of solves ☺ Adding one more

Fishes

Thanks Jeri. That was an easy one.