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New 5x5 method Idea

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I am trying to learn 5x5 and while doing so, it seemed that the corners, centers, and middle edge pieces stayed in 3x3 solvable position. If so, could one create 2x2x2 corners and 1x2x2 edge pieces and solve without parity?
 
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Okay, I figured there was a reason people didn't do that, but I was just checking. I hope more Indy cubers respond. Maybe we could all meet on a Sunday in Fall!
 

xyzzy

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I am trying to learn 5x5 and while doing so, it seemed that the corners, centers, and middle edge pieces stayed in 3x3 solvable position. If so, could one create 2x2x2 corners and 1x2x2 edge pieces and solve without parity?
Try it and see where you get stuck. (This is actually how I first solved a gigaminx, without having looked up any tutorials.)

As you finish up the 2×2×2 corner blocks, it's still possible to end up in a scenario where you need to swap two of the wing pieces. (example) You're not "solving without parity"; you're shifting the parity resolution to a different part of the solve.
 
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