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Unfortunately, this is wishfull thinking.

This antipode is 15 qtw from Home, an odd distance.

All edges flipped is an even distance from Home in the qtw metric.Looking at Jerry Bryan's pictures, I see 5 two edge swaps.

*6* *6* 6*6 3*4 *6* *1* *2* *5* 2*2 3*4 *2* *2* *3**1**4* *1**1**1* 3*31*14*4 5*23*42*5 *3**1**4* *6**6**6* *5* *2* 5*5 3*4 *5* *5*Start Antipodal

The antipodal position is an interesting one. If you take the antipodal

position, and flip all the edges, you get:

*5* 5*5 *5* *1* 1*1 *1* *3**2**4* 3*32*24*4 *3**2**4* *6* 6*6 *6*

Antipodal with edges flipped.

This looks like a rotation of the solved state at first glance, since

all the faces on a given side of the cube are the same color. But

look again! This is not the solved state of the original cube, but

of the mirror image cube. If you added in the centers or the corners,

there would be no way to add them to make this a solved state.

Andy Latto

andyl@harlequin.com