# The 3x3x3 Example Solve Thread

#### carcass

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D L2 B L2 B' D2 F' U2 B L2 F2 U2 D F' L F2 L D2 R2 B'
CFOP, 42 STM
y' z' L' D2 M' x' D' R'//cross
R' U R U2 R' U' R//first pair
L U2 L' U f' L' f//second pair
U2 R U R'//third pair
L' U2 L d' L U L'//fourth pair
y2 R U2 R2 U' R2 U R2 U2 R S R2 S'//ZBLL

NEXT SCRAMBLE: D2 B2 R B2 L' F2 U2 L B2 D F L' D2 F' L B' L D2 L

#### AlgoCuber

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NEXT SCRAMBLE: D2 B2 R B2 L' F2 U2 L B2 D F L' D2 F' L B' L D2 L
ZZ, 40 STM

y z // Inspection
L D F B R' D U R' // EOcross
U R U R' // 1st Pair
U' L' U L U R' U' R // 2nd Pair
L2 U L2 U' L' U2 L' // 3rd + 4th Pair
U L' U R U' L U' R' U' R U' R' // ZBLL
U' // AUF

Next: L2 R2 B' R2 F2 U2 B' R2 B2 D2 L2 F' L B2 F2 D' L' F' D U F

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#### carcass

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D2 B2 R B2 L' F2 U2 L B2 D F L' D2 F' L B' L D2 L
unintentional CFOP Mehta hybrid, 42 STM
z2 D2 R2 F' L D R'//pseudo cross
u R' U2 R U' //first pseudo pair
L U L'//second pseudo pair
d F U R U' R' F'//EO
D R' U R D' R' U' R//TDR
F U R U' R' S U R U' R' f' u2 U//ZBLL
L2 R2 B' R2 F2 U2 B' R2 B2 D2 L2 F' L B2 F2 D' L' F' D U F

#### AlgoCuber

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unintentional CFOP Mehta hybrid, 42 STM
Nice. I also improved my solve to 40 STM

#### tsmosher

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Scramble: L2 R2 B' R2 F2 U2 B' R2 B2 D2 L2 F' L B2 F2 D' L' F' D U F

Mehta-TDR: 46 STM
y //inspection
L U2 L' U' R' u' r2 //FB
U u2 R' U u2 R //3QB
u' U' f' U S U F //EOLE
R2 U' R2 U R2 U2 R2 U S' U2 S //TDR
U2 R U2 R' U2 R' F R' B' R2 F' R B R'//ZBLL
E' //AES

Next: R D2 R2 D L2 U' B2 R2 D L2 R2 B2 U' R B R2 U2 F' U2 B

// 42
// FB: 9, XSS: 10, XCLL: 11, L7E: 14
(U' D) L U L' D' R2 r U2 S' // FB (9)
U' R U' R' U' R' U r' U' r // Transformed SS (10/19)
U // AUF for recognition (1/20)
F R' F' R U R U' R' // XCLL (8/28)
M2 U' R // solve BRE, un-transform (3/31)
M2 U' M U' M' // EODB (5/36)
U2 M U M2 U2 M2 U M' // L5EP (8/44)
U // AUF (1/45)

// just Roux with terrible L7E
// FB: 9, pSB: 10, CLL: 9, L7E: 19
(U' D) L U L' D' R2 r U2 S' // FB (9)
U' R U' R' U' R' U r' U' r2 // SS + DBR (10/19)
U L' U' L U L F' L' F // CLL (9/28)
R' U M' U' R // insert BRE (5/33)
U M U' M' U' M2 // EODF (6/39)
U M U2 M' U M U2 M' // L5EP (8/47)
U' // AUF (1/48)

NEXT: L' D' L' B L2 F2 B' R' U2 F L2 U2 R2 F' D2 B' R2 D2 F2 R'

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#### FB Cubing

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NEXT: L' D' L' B L2 F2 B' R' U2 F L2 U2 R2 F' D2 B' R2 D2 F2 R'
x2 // Inspection
L F' L' D2 F D2 // Cross
y U' R' U' R2 U' R' U R U R' // First 2 right pairs
U' L' U L U2 L U' L' // Third pair
U L' U' L // Last pair
F R U R' U' F' U2 R U R' U R U' R' U' R' F R F' // 2-look OLL
R U' R' U' R U R D R' U' R D' R' U2 R' U2 // PLL

Total moves: 64

Next: F2 U2 L2 U R2 U B2 D2 L2 U2 R' B' U' L2 R' B' F2 L U'

#### carcass

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F2 U2 L2 U R2 U B2 D2 L2 U2 R' B' U' L2 R' B' F2 L U'
This scramble has 2 3-move crosses, and they happen to be white and yellow. Maybe there's even more haha

CFOP, 37 STM
y R' D' F//yellow cross
R' U' R2 U R'//first pair
u2 F U2 F' D2//second pair
F' U' F2 U2 F'//third pair
R U' R'//fourth pair
r' D' r U r' D r U2 R' D' r U r' D R U2//1LLL

CFOP, 46 STM
z2 D' R' F'//white cross
R' U' R U2 f' L' f//first pair
R' U' M F r//second pair
u U2 R U' R' D'//third pair
d R' U2 R U' l U' l' B//fourth pair
F R U' R' U' F U R U' R' F' R U R' F' U2//1LLL

NEXT SCRAMBLE: F' R' L' B2 D2 F' D2 R' D' R2 L' B2 U2 L' D2 R2 U2 L D2 R

#### tsmosher

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This scramble has 2 3-move crosses, and they happen to be white and yellow. Maybe there's even more haha

CFOP, 37 STM
y R' D' F//yellow cross
R' U' R2 U R'//first pair
u2 F U2 F' D2//second pair
F' U' F2 U2 F'//third pair
R U' R'//fourth pair
r' D' r U r' D r U2 R' D' r U r' D R U2//1LLL

CFOP, 46 STM
z2 D' R' F'//white cross
R' U' R U2 f' L' f//first pair
R' U' M F r//second pair
u U2 R U' R' D'//third pair
d R' U2 R U' l U' l' B//fourth pair
F R U' R' U' F U R U' R' F' R U R' F' U2//1LLL

NEXT SCRAMBLE: F' R' L' B2 D2 F' D2 R' D' R2 L' B2 U2 L' D2 R2 U2 L D2 R
y' // Mehta-CDRLL
f' U F' r U' M' U' r // Dl (8)
R u2 R2 E' // 3QB (4/12)
r U' r' U r U r' // EOLE (7/19)
U' R2 U2 R2 U R2 U' R2 // UCAL (8/27)
U' r' F' r U' r' F2 r // CDRLL (8/35)
U' S R2 S' // L5EP (4/39)

NEXT:
R2 B2 R2 F' U' L' F' R2 U F2 R2 F2 R2 D F2 R2 B2 R2 L' F'

#### carcass

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R2 B2 R2 F' U' L' F' R2 U F2 R2 F2 R2 D F2 R2 B2 R2 L' F'
CFOP, 50 STM
y' x U R F R'///cross
U' F U F2 U2 F//first pair
U2 L' U' L2 U2 L'//second pair
F R' U R U2 R U2 R2 F' U F R F'//third pair
d' R U' R' F' U F//fourth pair
R U R' U R' U2 R2 U R2 U R2 U' R' U'//ZBLL

NEXT SCRAMBLE: F U2 F D2 R2 B R2 F' L2 D2 F' D L F' U B' D' R F2 D R2

#### BenChristman1

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NEXT SCRAMBLE: F U2 F D2 R2 B R2 F' L2 D2 F' D L F' U B' D' R F2 D R2
CFOP, 50 STM
R2 U F L R' D2 // Cross
U' R' U2 R U R' U' R // F2L 1
D' L' U' L D // F2L 2
y' R U' R' U R U' R' // F2L 3
L' U L U' F U F' // F2L 4
U2 R U' L' U R' U' L // Force good PLL
r U' L D2 L' U L D2 L2 // PLL
ACN

Next: F' R F2 D B2 D' R2 B2 D' U2 B2 U' L2 B L' U' R' F' D' U L'

#### TheCubingCuber347

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Next: F' R F2 D B2 D' R2 B2 D' U2 B2 U' L2 B L' U' R' F' D' U L'
ZZ:
z // Inspection
R' L' D F U2 D' F' L2 F' // EOline [9/9]
M F r U' L2 U' R' U' R2 L' U2 R // Block on right [12/21]
L U L' U2 L' U' L2 U2 L U' L' U L // Block on left [13/34]
U' R U R' U R U2 R' // COLL [8/42]
M2 U M U2 M' U M2 U2 // EPLL [8/50]
50 STM

ZZ:
z // Inspection
R' L' D F U2 D' F' L2 F' // EOline [9/9]
M F r U' L2 U' R' U' R2 L' U2 R // Block on right [12/21]
L U L' U2 L' U' L2 U2 L U' L' U L // Block on left [13/34]
U2 S' r' U2 R U R' U r U2 S U // Swag ZBLL [12/46]
46 STM

Let's keep up the 50 STM streak!

Next: B2 D' L2 U2 L2 F2 L2 D' B2 R2 D U2 L' D2 B' L2 F' D' F' D2 U2 R'

#### The10yearoldcuber

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Cross: D R' D L' U R2 D2
Slot 1: F R' F' R
Slot 2:U' L' U' L U L' U' L U F' L F L'
Slot 3: U' L U L' U' B U B'
Slot 4: U2 L U' L' U B' U B
OLL: F U R U' R' F' l' U' L U R U' L' U (r')
PLL: U2 R' F R' B2 R F' R' B2 R2 U2

Total: 67

Next scramble: D U2 R2 F2 U2 L2 F D B F' R F R U2 L R U2 R' B F' D2 L' D F2 D2
damn bruh whats your average i am sub-20 haven't even been cubing for a year

#### tsmosher

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Let's keep up the 50 STM streak!

Next: B2 D' L2 U2 L2 F2 L2 D' B2 R2 D U2 L' D2 B' L2 F' D' F' D2 U2 R'

y' x' // 51 technically 50 STM if you don't count the rotation
F' U' F' u' F U' S2 // CP line (7)
M U' u2 R u' // lE (5/12)
U' M' R' U R U2 S' U S U2 r U2 r' // EOdM (13/25)
z' S' L2 S L2 // insert DLS (5/30)
R' E2 R U2 R' E2 R // insert BLE (7/37)
U R U2 R' U' R U' R2 U2 R U R' U R // 2GLL (14/51)

next:
U2 B F2 U2 F2 D2 F' R2 U2 L2 D2 L' D L R2 D L2 U R F'

#### TheCubingCuber347

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y' x' // 51 technically 50 STM if you don't count the rotation
F' U' F' u' F U' S2 // CP line (7)
M U' u2 R u' // lE (5/12)
U' M' R' U R U2 S' U S U2 r U2 r' // EOdM (13/25)
z' S' L2 S L2 // insert DLS (5/30)
R' E2 R U2 R' E2 R // insert BLE (7/37)
U R U2 R' U' R U' R2 U2 R U R' U R // 2GLL (14/51)

next:
U2 B F2 U2 F2 D2 F' R2 U2 L2 D2 L' D L R2 D L2 U R F'

STM doesn't count rotations as moves so it's still 50.

#### tsmosher

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STM doesn't count rotations as moves so it's still 50.
I use a mix of turn metrics I just realized.

I use the counting of rotations from ETM, but I still count U2 as one move.

I also use the combining of U'+D (and similar moves) from axial turn metric. Because these should be executed simultaneously if you can see them.

I stop short of Snyders metric where R+L count as one move; that's not one move. Not without regripping or some awkward handling/finger tricks.

1.5HTM is kinda interesting to address the fact that double turns take longer than quarter turns but less time than two quarter turns. I just count U2s/R2s as a single move though.

#### OtterCuber

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U2 B F2 U2 F2 D2 F' R2 U2 L2 D2 L' D L R2 D L2 U R F'

CFOP 62 STM
z2 // inspection (sorry not a very efficient solve, beginner here)
B' D' B' U F' D' // cross
U' R U' R' // 1st f2l
U2 y R' U' R U2' R' U' R U R' U' R // 2nd f2l
d' L' U' L // 3rd f2l
y U R' F R F' R U R' // 4th f2l
U2 R' F2 R2 U2 R' F' R U2 R2 F2 R // OLL 4
x' (R U' R' D) (R U R' D') (R U R' D) (R U' R' D') x // E perm

Next:
L D B2 U2 R2 D L2 U' R2 L' U R D2 L2 F' D' L' F'

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#### tsmosher

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CFOP 62 STM
z2 // inspection (sorry not a very efficient solve, beginner here)
B' D' B' U F' D' // cross
U' R U' R' // 1st f2l
U2 y R' U' R U2' R' U' R U R' U' R // 2nd f2l
d' L' U' L // 3rd f2l
y U R' F R F' R U R' // 4th f2l
U2 R' F2 R2 U2 R' F' R U2 R2 F2 R // OLL 4
x' (R U' R' D) (R U R' D') (R U R' D) (R U' R' D') x // E perm

Next:
L D B2 U2 R2 D L2 U' R2 L' U R D2 L2 F' D' L' F'

x // 42 in exactly 42 moves
R F r U R' U M2 U R u2 // p223 (10)
R' U' R U' R' U' R' U2 // dfR (8/18)
R D' r U2 r' D R2 // CCOLL (7/25)
U2 R' S' R U' R' S // EOBR (7/32)
r U M2 U M2 U M' u2 M2 // EPLL (9/41)
U' // AUF (1/42)

NEXT:
D' R2 B2 D R2 D' B2 U2 B2 R2 U' B R2 F' L R B' R2 B2 R2

#### BenChristman1

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NEXT:
D' R2 B2 D R2 D' B2 U2 B2 R2 U' B R2 F' L R B' R2 B2 R2
Roux, 35 STM
x2 y' // Inspection
F' U F L' U' L // FB
R U2 R' U R' U R U' R' f R f' // SB
U2 F R' F' R U2 R U2 R' // CMLL
M' U M' U' M U' M U' // L6E
ACN

ZZ-OP, 54 STM
x2 // Inspection
L' F U2 F' L U2 F2 S' U S // EO and some stuff
U' L M' U2 M L U' L' U2 L' U2 L U L' U S' U2 S // EO F2L
U2 F' r U R' U' r' F R // OCLL
U' R U R' F' R U2 R' U2 R' F R U R U2 R' U // PLL
ACN

ZZ-a, 44 STM
x2 // Inspection
L' F U2 F' L U2 F2 S' U S // EO and some stuff
U' L M' U2 M L U' L' U2 L' U2 L U L' U S' U2 S // EO F2L
U' R2 U R' U R' U' R U' R' U' R U R U' R2 // ZBLL
ACN

Next: B2 R2 F2 L2 U' F2 L2 R2 D' F2 L' F2 R' F D2 F U2 B

#### tsmosher

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Roux, 35 STM
x2 y' // Inspection
F' U F L' U' L // FB
R U2 R' U R' U R U' R' f R f' // SB
U2 F R' F' R U2 R U2 R' // CMLL
M' U M' U' M U' M U' // L6E
ACN

ZZ-OP, 54 STM
x2 // Inspection
L' F U2 F' L U2 F2 S' U S // EO and some stuff
U' L M' U2 M L U' L' U2 L' U2 L U L' U S' U2 S // EO F2L
U2 F' r U R' U' r' F R // OCLL
U' R U R' F' R U2 R' U2 R' F R U R U2 R' U // PLL
ACN

ZZ-a, 44 STM
x2 // Inspection
L' F U2 F' L U2 F2 S' U S // EO and some stuff
U' L M' U2 M L U' L' U2 L' U2 L U L' U S' U2 S // EO F2L
U' R2 U R' U R' U' R U' R' U' R U R U' R2 // ZBLL
ACN

Next: B2 R2 F2 L2 U' F2 L2 R2 D' F2 L' F2 R' F D2 F U2 B

z2
B' L2 S2 L' B2 // FB (5)
R U' r' U R // SS (5/10)
U' R // xform (2/12)
U' R U2 R' U' R U' r' // CCOLL + FRE (8/20)
U r' // un-xform (2/22)
M' U M' U' M U' M // EOLR (7/29)
U' M2 U M' U2 M U2 M2 // M2 + 4c (8/37)
U2 // AUF (1/38)

NEXT:
R2 U2 L2 R2 U' B2 R2 D L2 D L2 D R F R' B R B2 U' R U'

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