Puzzle Lexicon Explained

Puzzle Lexicon Explained

Whimseys from Kashmiri Jamawar Shawl

Noun: whimsey. (whimsy)

In the “old days” of puzzling when wooden puzzles were cut by hand using a coping or jigsaw often the cutter would cut character pieces “on a whim.” These whimsey pieces would often reflect the puzzle image.

Noun: dissectologist.
A person who enjoys jigsaw puzzle assembly. Likely from the eighteenth century name for the grandfather of jigsaws, ‘dissected maps.’

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