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Date: Thu, 2 Sep 1999 12:57:37 -0700 (PDT)
From: Tim Browne <>
To: Noel Dillabough <>
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Subject: Re: Square One Parity fix
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On Fri, 20 Aug 1999, Noel Dillabough wrote:

> I have just finished modelling the Square One puzzle in Puzzler and in
> testing found a flaw in my solution.  In order to correct a parity problem
> (where you have to swap only 2 pieces rather than 4) I do the following
> move:
> (in Arensburger notation:)
> R,t3,b3,R,t1,b2,R,t2,b2,R,t6,R,b-2,t-2,R,b-2,t-1,R,b-3,t-3,R
> This scrambles the cube up a bit but makes it solvable using standard moves.
> There must be a better move than this!  If anyone knows a better way to swap
> two pieces, let me know.

For starters, you'd be amazed what a B6 added to the beginning or end of
this pattern will do. :-) Alternatively, you could skip over that and
simply add two dual edge swaps by appending something like
to the beginning or end of your pattern. L8r.

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From  Tue Sep 21 22:01:15 1999