# Message #3082

From: Deadhead_DMT <Deadhead_DMT@hotmail.com>

Subject: Re: [MC4D] Scramble the stickers of a normal 3x3 Rubiks cube

Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2015 18:31:34 -0400

Melinda…

“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. “

Thank you for a wonderful idea to make as family gifts… I loved this idea!!!

TEACH PEACE!!! :D

David Michael Turner

Deadhead_DMT@hotmail.com

From: Melinda Green melinda@superliminal.com [4D_Cubing]

Sent: Friday, March 20, 2015 6:08 PM

To: 4D_Cubing@yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: [MC4D] Scramble the stickers of a normal 3x3 Rubiks cube

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.

-Melinda

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’ ed.baumann@bluewin.ch [4D_Cubing] wrote:

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