How Quickly Can You Solve This Cute Puzzle?

Posted by Susan M. Brackney

Maybe you made a New Year’s resolution to have a healthier work-life balance. Or maybe you can’t resist a good contest. Either way, we’ve got you covered.




See how quickly you can finish the online jigsaw puzzle (pictured above), take a screenshot of your solve time, and email it to us at, and you just might win our prize.

Better hurry though—this contest closes on January 31, 2015 at midnight.

Update: this contest is now closed. (Congrats Mark J. of Richland Library in Columbia, South Carolina!)

Before you get going, check out the tips below.

Ready? Get Set. . .

The puzzle’s timer doesn’t start until you move the first piece. Simply click and drag individual pieces to move them around. (If you have your sound turned on, you’ll hear a satisfying CLICK! when the correct connections are made.)

If you don’t have time to complete the puzzle in one sitting, there is a pause button you can hit to stop the timer. When you are ready to play again, just hit the large play arrow, and you’re back in business.

150 Pieces

As is, the puzzle has 150 pieces in all, but, by clicking on the “Play As” link in the top right corner of the puzzle, It is possible to change the number of pieces to make things harder or easier. (To be eligible for this contest, though, you’ll need to keep the number of pieces set to 150.)


Optional Stuff You Might Want to Know About


Along the bottom left edge of the puzzle you’ll see four icons. Click the one on the far left, if you want to use a small image of the completed puzzle as a reference.

Click on the ghost’s head (second icon from the left), if you’d like to see a large, ghosted picture of the completed puzzle for reference. You can plop pieces directly onto the ghosted image, if you like. Clicking this icon a second time will hide the ghosted image.

The third icon from the left enables you to neatly arrange or jumble up the puzzle pieces.

The last icon in the row controls the puzzle settings. From here you can start the puzzle and timer over again, you can change the color of the background showing behind the puzzle pieces, you can go to the “Help” section, and you can access a “Settings” menu that enables you to change the opacity of your ghosted reference image.

Enjoy and good luck!

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