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From: roger.broadie@iclweb.com (Roger Broadie)
To: "Cube-Lovers" <Cube-Lovers@ai.mit.edu>
Cc: "Joe Johnson" <jgjohnso@pressenter.com>
Subject: Re: 5X5X5 challenge
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1999 23:16:36 +0100

Joe Johnson wrote (4 September 1999)


>I recently bought my first 5X5X5 Rubik's Cube (from  Meffert's) and when
>I received it, the first thing I noticed was that the stickers had
>little grooves in them and all of them on each face were lined up in the
>same direction.

Yes, the grooving effect shows up quite strikingly against the light
as two distinct shades and allows some nice pretty patterns.  Since
there are only two apparent alternatives, whereas there are four
possible orientations, some possibilities look a little surprising, to
my eyes at least.  Thus a three-cycle of centre pieces shows up as a
change to just two pieces.

Roger

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