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The 3x3x3 Example Solve Thread

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F2 L2 D B2 D' F2 U' L2 U F2 L2 R F' U' L' B2 F' D' U' R U
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L R' B' R' D R D |Cross
U2 L' U' L | Pair 1
U L U L' R' U2 R B' U2 B |Pair 2
d' R U2 R' U R U' R' | Pair 3
F U F' U F' L F L' | Pair 4 + EO
U R U2 R2 U' R2 U' R2 U2 R | OLL
U R U R' U' R' F R2 U' R' U' R U R' F' U | PLL (T-Perm)

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next: B' D' B2 U' R2 F2 R2 U F2 U' R2 D L D R2 D' B F2 L B
ROUX 29 STM
z x'
F2 D' U' F E //All Pairs (5/5)
R' B' D2 F' //NM Bloks (4/9)
U r U' r' U' r U' r' U' F' U2' F //NMCMLL+EO (12/21)E3 "Kian"
U2 M U2 M //LR (4/25)
U' M2 U2 r2 //4c+fix NM (4/29)

ROUX 25 STM (30 HTM) (changes after squares (8/8)) - cancelled 5 moves
z x'
F2 D' U' F E //Pairs (5/5)
R' B' u2 //[+U2 y R' F'] NM Bloks (5-2/8)
y U' R' U' S R U R' U' y' //[+r'] NMCMLL+EO (11-3/16)G1 4 flip
x' M2 U' M' U2 M' //LR (5/21)
U' R' F2 r' //4c+fix NM (4/25)

Next Scramble: B2 L F2 B U' R' L2 F R D2 R2 D2 L' F2 U2 D2 L B2 L'
 
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z2 F2 D L F U' B2 U2 R' F R' // 2x2x3 (found using Cube Explorer)
F U2 R U' R' U' F' L' U2 L // CE+E
U M' U M U' M' U M U M' U2 M // EODF
R U2 R' U F2 L' U' L U F2 // CLS
R U' R' U' R U R D R' U' R D' R' U2 R' U2 // Ra Perm


Hexagonal Francisco – 64 HTM, 58 STM
Here's another without any Cube Explorer or whatnot:
F D' B' R' L U' L' F U' R' D2 // 2x2x2
L' U' L U2 B' U' L' U F U F' // 2x2x3
y U R2 U' R' U R // CE+E
y U M' U M U2 M' U2 M // EODF
R U' R' U' R U' R' U2 R U R' // CLS
U2 R' U2 R U2 R' F R U R' U' R' F' R2 // Rb Perm

65 HTM, 61 STM
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z2 y’ R’ L’ B L // cross with flipped edge
R U’ R’ U R U’ R’ U R U’ R’ // P1
U’ R’ U2 R U R’ U’ R // P2
y2 U R U R’ U2 R U R’ // P3
y2 U2 L’ U L F’ L F L’ // P4
R U2 R’ U’ R U’ R2 U2 R U R’ U R // CMLL
y U M’ U M U M’ U’ M U2 M’ U2 M // EO
M’ U M2 U M2 U M’ U2 M2 // EPLL

Method- I was bored and came up with it
Inefficient, 73 STM

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x2 R U R' B2 U' L' D2 // 2x2x2
R2 L' U' R' U' R L // 2x2x3
U2 F' U' F2 U F' R U2 R' // CE+E
U2 M' U M U M' U M // EODF
U' R U' R' U2 R U R' U' R U' R' // CLS
U2 R2 u R' U R' U' R u' R2 y' R' U R // Ga Perm

Hexagonal Francisco – 60 HTM, 56 STM

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x2 R D' R2 U R' D' U F U' F' // 2x2x2
R2 U R2 U' R U B2 U2 B // 2x2x3
R2 U R' B U' B' // CE+E
U' L U' R U L' U' R' // CLS
U' x' R U' R' D R U R' D' R U R' D R U' R' D' // E Perm

Hexagonal Francisco – 50 HTM, 50 STM

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U2 B2 D' R2 F2 D' F2 R2 U' R2 U' L2 R' F' L U L' D U2 B U2
Hope I'm not interrupting anything... basic CFOP, 44 STM:
x y' L D' F2 U R D F //xcross
y' U2 R U' R2' U R //P2
d' L U' L' //P3
U2 F2 U' r' F r F2 //P4
U' R' F R U R' U' F' U R //OLL
U M2' U M2' U M' U2 M2' U2 M' //PLL

Next: F2 U2 F2 D R2 D L2 R2 D' F2 R F' D L2 F2 R2 B' L D
 
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Next: F2 U2 F2 D R2 D L2 R2 D' F2 R F' D L2 F2 R2 B' L D
ROUX, 26 STM
y
D F2 //FS
B R2 //SS
U' r' U r U' //SB
B R' //FB+EO+Pinkie Pie
y' R' U2 R F U' R' U' R U F' y //COLL
M2 //LR
U M' U2 M2 //EP

Next: B2 R2 U2 L2 F D2 F2 U2 B' D2 B R D' R2 U2 F2 D2 B' D2 R' F
 
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Ten move scrambles are very very rare. Optimal from less than 16 HTM only occurs less than 1% of the time
 
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B2 R2 U2 L2 F D2 F2 U2 B' D2 B R D' R2 U2 F2 D2 B' D2 R' F
I'll squeeze in some CFOP before bed - nothing too special:

x' R' u' R2 L F D' R' U' R' //xcross
U2 y L' U' L //P2
R2 U2 R' F' U2 F R2 //P3
d R' U2 R U R' U' R //P4
U' r U R' U R U //OLL
L D2 L' U L D2 L2 //PLL

Next: D' U2 F U2 F U2 F R2 D2 L2 F' U2 F L' U' L2 F L2 R' U B'
 
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Next: D' U2 F U2 F U2 F R2 D2 L2 F' U2 F L' U' L2 F L2 R' U B'
ROUX, 25 STM

x' y
B' U R D //FB (4/4)
r U R' U' R2 //SS (5/9)
U' R' U' M R U r' //SB+CMLL skip (7/16)
U2 M U M U2 M2 U' M U2 //LSE (9/25)

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Very linear Roux solve, nice

y’
D R D R2 D // Cross
L U’ L’ // 1st Pair
U’ y L’ U L // 2nd Pair
U2 y’ L’ U L2 F’ L’ F // 3rd Pair
y U R U2 R’ U R U R’ U R U’ R’ // Secret!
M’ U M2 U M2 U M’ U2 M2 U // EPLL
41 moves, a lil bit interesting solution

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ROUX, 29 STM

z2
r U' r2 D' //FS (right) (4/4)
F2 //NMSS (1/5)
M2 L U L //NMSB (4/9)
U r //FB (2/11)
F R2 D R' U R D' R2 U' F' //NMCMLL (10/21)E2
M2 U' M' U' //EOLRb (4/25)
D2 M' D2 //EP (4/28)
r //fix NM (1/29)

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y
M U’ // 2x2x2
R2 x U R’ F R’ // Cross
U’ L’ U L R U R2 U R // F2L-1
L’ U’ L // 123LS Phase 1
y’ R U’ R U R2 U R2 U2 R2 // 123LS Phase 2
F’ U’ F R2 u R’ U R U’ R u’ R2 U2 // PLL
41 moves, 80% RU

Next: B2 F2 R B2 L D2 L U2 F2 R' U2 L F L2 U' L' D2 B2 F' L'
 
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ROUX, 29 STM

x2 y'
B' L U2 b' //Line+Pairs (4/4)
R' E' //FB (2/6)
R2 U2 R //NMSS (3/9)
U2 M' U R' F R F' R U2 R' //NMSB+CMLL+EO (5 moves canceled) (10/19)C6
U M U2 M //BF (4/23)
U' M U2 M' U' R' //EP+fix NM (6/29)

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