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picture puzzle

jigsaw puzzle (def 1).
Origin of picture puzzle
First recorded in 1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Westy wanted to try to fit them together like a picture puzzle.

    Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • I'm beginning to enjoy this; it's more fun than a picture puzzle.

    The Window at the White Cat Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Here, too, is a picture puzzle which looks as if it might keep you busy for some time.

    The Story of Porcelain

    Sara Ware Bassett
  • He could only stare as Tom pointed here and there and fitted things together like a picture puzzle.

    Tom Slade at Temple Camp Percy K. Fitzhugh
  • Like the last remnant of a picture puzzle fitting together, something clicked in Thompson's mind.

    Thompson's Cat Robert Moore Williams
  • Every crime, I tell you, expresses itself in the terms of the picture puzzle that you feed to your six-year-old.

    Murder in Any Degree Owen Johnson
  • All his beliefs and acts sprang from a few simple principles and fitted together like a picture puzzle.

    Cyrus Hall McCormick

    Herbert Newton Casson
  • I have two pieces of this picture puzzle on the table, and I am waiting for more.

    Rayton: A Backwoods Mystery Theodore Goodridge Roberts
  • The clean, shiny mess plate and the phrase out of that letter seemed to fit together like the sections of a picture puzzle.

    Tom Slade on a Transport Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • But when he had finished and she took up the two pieces, they fitted together like parts of a picture puzzle.

    Rosemary Josephine Lawrence

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