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1. Twisty Puzzles

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2. Not Really Puzzles

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3. Ordered

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4. Lost puzzles

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5. Wish List

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6. My steps for solving the 3x3x3 cube

By no means is this optimal, but it works!

  1. first layer's edges (intuition)
  2. first layer's corners (intuition)
  3. second layer's edges This tutorial
  4. final layer cross here F R U Ri Ui Fi
  5. Cross shuffle (swaps TL, TR, TB cubies) R U R' U R U U R'
  6. final layer corner shuffle:
    • put correct corners on top left, (if none, do this twice instead)
    • 3x( R U Ri Ui )
    • rotate so that R is now F
    • 3x( Li Ui' L U )
  7. twist corners in place:
    • put twisted corner in bottom right
    • R U Ri Ui until corner is back down in the right orientation
    • twist B to move next twisted corner to bottom right
    • repeat until done
  8. get edges swapped
    • align corners.
    • to move RT to BT, R U Ri Ui, Li Ui L U, 5x( R U Ri Ui), 5x( Li Ui L U )
  9. (picture cube only) rotate the top 90 - 5x( R U Ri U )

Currently though, I do 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, then solve like a 3x3x2

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7. Solve Status