Jigsaw jackpot

October 26, 2000

An unemployed mathematician today picked up a £1 million prize for completing the world’s most complex jigsaw puzzle.
Alex Selby, from Cambridge, completed the 209-piece jigsaw Eternity two years before its creator Christopher Monckton expected anyone to crack it. Mr Selby was helped by former colleague and Cambridge University researcher Oliver Riordan with whom he will share the prize money.


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