Relative Something

*this* John W. Hays’ take on things and experiences

Challenge Met

with 4 comments

DSCN2768eIf you have been following Relative Something for a while, you may recall that in December I posted a picture of a puzzle that my niece, Tricia, gave me. It stymied me for days, and then weeks, until I set it aside and forgot about it. Often that is just the trick for solving problems, isn’t it?

I have to credit my son, Julian, for renewing my interest. He visited on Sunday and picked up the puzzle, appearing to make a bit of progress with it. That was all the inspiration I needed. Yesterday I started messing with it again and quickly reversed what little headway Julian had achieved.

Not long after that, something happened that led to some noticeable progress. Then, I have no idea how, the pieces came apart. Success! I think. If you can call it that.

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Written by johnwhays

January 27, 2015 at 7:00 am

Posted in Chronicle

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  1. Fantastic!

    …Can you reproduce the success? Or, for that matter, can you re-tangle it to the original puzzle configuration?

    I want to know the solution… but don’t tell me!

    jwh

    January 28, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    • I found it almost just as hard to re-tangle it. I left them separated to savor the success, until you commented. I think I now have them back to the way they were. I’ll let it set for a while, but I think I know the steps that happen to solve it, just not sure in what order they need to happen.

      johnwhays

      January 28, 2015 at 6:58 pm

  2. Well done you!

    Jane

    January 27, 2015 at 8:10 am

    • Thank you! I’m floating on the puzzle-solved-endorphins today. 🙂

      johnwhays

      January 27, 2015 at 9:31 am


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