Interlocking - Saturn

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Designer:Stewart Coffin
Craftsman:Stewart Coffin
Material:Andiroba (1st)
Honduras Mahogany (2nd)

Identical in appearance with the Jupiter puzzle, the Saturn is composed of six pairs of dissimilar, non-symmetrical pieces. The Saturn was an unsuccessful attempt to make a scrambled Jupiter in much the same way that the Scrambled Scorpius puzzle was derived from Scorpius. It was originally thought to have a unique solution, but others were found. Stewart made 60 from 1978 to 1983. Number 24 in his numbering system. In 200, Stewart finally made the puzzle that Saturn was supposed to be an called it Sphinx.
More information in The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections