Just returned from vacation where my brother and I had the same argument we do every year. When doing jigsaw puzzles, I like to look at the box and if, for example, I see pink and I know the bats are pink and located up in the right hand corner, I’ll assemble them there. I can often determine where specific pieces are located in reference to the borders and will place them there. My brother maintains that this is cheating and that you should hide the box (or at least not refer to it beyond an initial cursory glance).
This seems like a good doper poll. What are y’all’s rules? Do you look at the box top or not? Is scrutinizing the picture to determine exactly where a specific piece is located cheating?