Message #3081

From: Melinda Green <>
Subject: Re: [MC4D] Scramble the stickers of a normal 3x3 Rubiks cube [2 Attachments]
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:08:20 -0700

I see. It’s sort of a combination of a jigsaw puzzle and a twisty
puzzle. I guess you could test it on people by peeling and rearranging
the stickers into nice patterns.

It reminds me of a puzzle in a newspaper I once solved. It looked like a
normal jigsaw puzzle that I had to cut out to solve, but once solved, it
turned out to be a picture of a jigsaw puzzle. So I taped all the pieces
together and then cut out the pieces of the new puzzle and solved *that*
one which turned out to be a picture of an electric jigsaw.


P.S. David Vanderschel helped me figure out the problem of display of
return addresses which turned out to be a settings change in my email
client (Thunderbird) that I think came with an update. (Thanks David!)
I found a view setting so I can now at least see the sender’s name. So
the problem was on my end, not Yahoo’s, and you don’t need to sign your
messages if you don’t want to. That seems like the new standard for
informal email, and I’m starting to use it.

On 3/20/2015 4:41 AM, ‘Eduard Baumann’ [4D_Cubing]
> [Attachment(s) <#TopText> from Eduard Baumann included below]
> Idea for a special puzzle.
> "Scramble the stickers of a normal 3x3 Rubiks cube".
> Then scramble the sticker-scrambled Rubiks and ask for solving
> a) without seeing the solved state
> b) with seeing the solved state
> There can be pretty sticker-scramblings like the one in the picture.
> This on has 6 uni-color vertices, 2 tri-color vertices, 6 uni-color
> edges and 6 bicolored edges.
> When you scramble the stickers at random you can ask for pretty patterns.
> Kind regards
> Ed