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Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 14:45:54 +0000
From: "Collins, Lindon"
Subject: Middle layer last?
To: "'Cube Lovers'"
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Sorry if I'm retreading old ground but I'm new to this.
1.
I remember reading somewhere an article that advocated solving
the middle layer of the cube last. I have got some fairly short moves
to place cubes from the middle layer onto the bottom layer, but when it
comes to solving the middle layer, I seem to be trusting to luck that I
have reached a favourable position. I cannot see how I am going to
reduce my average number of moves to solve the cube using this method.
I think there are two possibilities:-
1. There are some cool moves for solving the middle layer last
that I have missed.
2. I should forget about solving the middle layer last, and
stick to my usual method
(ie. top,middle,bottom)
2.
A more general question is: What is the shortest (practical)
method for solving the cube that anyone knows of? (keyword: "practical"
- don't say 22 moves)
Thanks,
Lindon Collins
Swindon, UK