This was sold as Ecru Mystery Puzzle #1, and as a mystery puzzle where one is supposed to not look at the image on the box lid; I would say this puzzle is next to impossible. I did try it first that way. First pick out the blue china pattern and try to make something with it. Not easy in this case, made worse by the hex piece shapes.
Then not to insult lemons or passion fruit but from a distance either often looks much like their siblings.
The good news is if one relaxes the no peeking rules this puzzle is no longer impossible. Maybe just “Really Hard”. If you or an acquaintance think much of your jigsaw puzzle skills this could a real test. Par for wooden jigsaw puzzle is about one piece per minute; so 232 pieces should require about four hours. Double that time allotment for not peeking at the box. I could bet someone lunch every day, gain weight and save money for weeks at a time, one sucker at a time. Six hours for a 1000 piece puzzle, this one is one-fourth that size; how bad could it be?
If anyone could make or improve on those benchmarks I would be real impressed. I have an expert friend who never looks at the box lid; this puzzle has her stumped for weeks.
She will never look at the box lid, not that she is stubborn. (eye roll)
I’d almost feel bad for her if she wasn’t enjoying her discomfort.