From: Mark Pilloff
Subject: Re: Identify this puzzle please!
I have one of these things-- got it many years ago and it's not the magic
dodecahedron. As I recall, you can solve the six square sides like an
ordinary Rubik's cube and the other 8 triangles will automatically fall into
place so it's no harder or more interesting than the regular cube.
Mark
At 05:59 PM 12/5/96 -0600, Scottie wrote:
>I recently acquired a puzzle through the mail and am not sure what it is
>called. I'll give a shot at describing it: It has 14 sides - 8
>triangles, and 6 squares. The squares are rotated 45 degrees and each
>touch 4 other squares at the corners, while their sides match up with 4
>triangles each. You could achieve the shape of this puzzle by taking a
>cube and shaving off the corners to create an equilateral triangle.
>There are no markings or words on it. If anybody knows, please let me
>know, as I am curious if this is the Magic Dodecahedron I've been
>reading about.
>
>Thanks,
>Scottie
>
>
>
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Date: Thu, 05 Dec 1996 19:06:40 -0600