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 Post subject: Wormhole cube IIIPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:40 pm

Joined: Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:48 pm
Dear puzzlers

the Wormhole 3 cube is an amazing puzzle. I can easily solve the 4x4 mixup plus and the wormhole 1 cube, but this beast is (when fully scrambled) a real challenge.
Actually it is just a single step in the solving process which makes big problems.
I could not find a way how to flatten the inner eges. (These kind of bits next to the centers which are sticking out sometimes). I have single bits and paired bits that are sticking out.
Every strategy I tried failed because of bandaging problems.
I didnt find any tutorial for this cube (except one in russian language which I dont understand).

So if you have any idea/strategy please let me know

Happy puzzling!

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 Post subject: Re: Wormhole cube IIIPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:24 am

Joined: Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:17 am
Location: Australia
Hi,

I loved the Wormhole 3.. great puzzle!

Itâ€™s been a long time since I solved it, but I will try to help.

Flipped inner edges work a little differently to the Mixup Plus 333 [Yellow or White as U].

Take out an edge and replace it inverted, and/or as needed and make split slice turns to pair up the little 1/2 inner edges, and then exchange with a wormhole centre (to allow doing R2 exchanges on the opposite side). The objective is.. to store a Wormhole edge in a `centre + inner edge` position, build a `centre + inner edge` block, and then replace the wormhole edge with it.

Single flipped edge parity fix.. flip a centre.. like E+ (R U' R' F' U2 F) E-

I just scrambled and solved it, to refresh my memory.

Hope that helps. If not, just include a photo of a troublesome situation .

Cheers,
Burgo.

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PB 3x3 55sec Jan 2011 (When I was a kid 1:30 was speedcubing so I'm stoked).
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 Post subject: Re: Wormhole cube IIIPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:51 am

Joined: Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:17 am
Location: Australia
I just found that I covered the Wormhole 2 & 3 in more detail in these 2 posts here:

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=23746&start=71

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1st 3x3 solve Oct 2010 (Even though I lived through the 80s).
PB 3x3 55sec Jan 2011 (When I was a kid 1:30 was speedcubing so I'm stoked).
1st 3x3 Earth (nemesis) solve Jan 2011 My You Tube (Now has ALLCrazy 3X3 Planets with Reduction)

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 Post subject: Re: Wormhole cube IIIPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:58 am

Joined: Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:48 pm
Dear Burgo

thank you very much.
The "single edge flip parity algorithm" made my day
Actually I found out how to fix the flipped inner edges by myself (took me very long).
But then I ran directly into that single edge flipped parity and whatever I tried it didnt work.
When I saw your algorithm it was like the scales fell from my eyes. I thought god it is so simple why I couldnt see it, hehe.
Anyhow thank you very much I learned a lot from you.

Solving that Wormhole cube is really heaps of fun. That puzzle requires so many different solving strategies. It is really amazing.

Happy puzzling

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 Post subject: Re: Wormhole cube IIIPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 6:13 pm

Joined: Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:17 am
Location: Australia
I'm really glad it helped, it's situations like that, where I'm never sure how much help I'll be. After work, getting late at night, I see a question like that, about a puzzle that I solved a year ago, I was really hoping someone else might answer it . Because for me, the solution exists as an idea in the back of my mind. But at least if I respond, you know that there will be follow up help if you need it.

The single flipped edge fix is hardly an algorithm is it You're right, sometimes the simple things are right in front of our noses all the time The vague notes I kept on solving it were more of a solving order, and right in the middle of it was "Edges only solve > parity check (single flipped edge) Fix: E+ R U' R' F' U2 F E- ". And I saw straight away the joke I had made at myself by putting it in a sequence, but also the trap I'd tripped over too .

Cheers,
Burgo.

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1st 3x3 solve Oct 2010 (Even though I lived through the 80s).
PB 3x3 55sec Jan 2011 (When I was a kid 1:30 was speedcubing so I'm stoked).
1st 3x3 Earth (nemesis) solve Jan 2011 My You Tube (Now has ALLCrazy 3X3 Planets with Reduction)

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