# Message #1731

From: Roice Nelson <roice3@gmail.com>

Subject: puzzle avalanche continues

Date: Sat, 21 May 2011 14:55:16 -0500

I have yet to solve any, as I’m still getting distracted with finding new

puzzles and colorings :) If any of the following sound fun, grab the

latest here<http://www.gravitation3d.com/magictile/downloads/MagicTile_v2_Preview.zip>

.

- Two new {5,4} Petals, a non-orientable 6 color and an orientable 12

color (the relationship between the two is reminiscent of that between the

Megaminx and hemi-Megaminx). The first is like an easier version of the

{5,5} Petal, because there are no 1C pieces. Although these puzzles feel

pretty simple and only have 2C edge pieces, both are as deepcut as can be,

since the twisting circles are tangent to their identified counterparts.

Also, I’m liking the hyperbolic tilings with square vertex figures because

you get beautiful ultra-parallel lines running everywhere. - A 5 Color {4,5} with a neat slicing, but I bet it will be pretty

difficult to solve. This one is also as deepcut as can be, but in this case

that’s deeper than with the {5,4}s above. - A Pretty {3,6} with 8 Colors. This torus puzzle should be a fun one.
- {4,4} Edge Turning, 9 Colors.
- Yet another {8,3}, with 8 Colors this time. There are so many possible

coloring combinations, and wild how some end up fitting together! I should

figure out how to calculate the genus of all these guys.

Cheers,

Roice