Message #1953

From: Andrey <>
Subject: Re: Another {7,3} puzzle
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 12:18:17 -0000

I’ve just finished solving of {7,3} FEVT. It took about 6 hours, and I used only one macro (3-cycle of radial 1C). Puzzle is easy enough. What is unusual - you can’t move large set of pieces by FT rotation, so you have to build long sequence of twists for setups.

6779 twists. Could be less with different solving strategy.

Roice, thank you for the puzzle!


— In, Roice Nelson <roice3@…> wrote:
> I added a fun version of the {7,3} which has all three types of twisting.
> The cuts are shallow, so the puzzle is relatively easy. The
> vertex-centered and face-centered circles are all tangent to each other.
> If the puzzle only had these two types of twists, there would only be
> trivial tips to solve, and face turning twists would scramble nothing.
> Adding edge-centered twisting makes things much more interesting.
> With all the tangencies and mutual intersections, the pattern of cuts is
> quite nice. A picture is
> here<>
> .
> Cheers,
> Roice