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 Post subject: New 12-tile magic version: Singa-Pura
PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:51 pm 
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Location: Greece, Australia, Thailand, India, Singapore.
With this puzzle I have completed the series with all three possible closed-loop types made
by using exactly 12-tiles AND which can actually lay flat.

The puzzle is named as Singa-Pura, which is the actual name for Singapore (in Malay)
and it means "Lion City". I did this puzzle because this city is one of my soft spots,
as I have way too many friends over there, and I visit them at least once a year.
Or maybe this is because it is strategically situated between my beloved countries
Greece and Australia. :)


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Here, the puzzle has a parallelogram form and it shows:
The Singapore Flyer, a Singapore Airllines plane, the Singapore Girl image,
the Cable Cars at Mt Faber, and on the bottom a fantastic city night view.



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This parallelogram form may scrambled too.



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This is where someone can see the connection of this puzzle with the Flexible Tetragon.
(It is essentially a natural extension of it!)


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This is the other solution, which has the shape of a heart.
Here the two Merlions cover the name, while I also present some football game photo,
coconut juice, traditional (yummy) food, the Sentosa sign, and the Singapore Sling drink.



Note that the three 12-tile puzzles which can lay flat (1) Rubik's Master Magic,
(2) Singa-Pura, and (3) Magic Auto, have a mechanism which is not related.
For example, the shapes of Singa-Pura can never be made by using the Master Magic or the
Magic Auto. According to my classification:

"The only cases where a magic can be completely flat, is when the puzzle belongs to the first Class
(i.e. planar magics), n=even, t2=0, and n is greater or equal than 4(t1+1)".

So the corresponding names according to this classification are:
(1) Rubik's Magic: M(12,0,0)
(2) Singa-Pura: M(12,1,0) (the Flexible Tetragon's name is M(8,1,0))
(3) Magic Auto: M(12,2,0)

I hope you like Singa-Pura as much as I do. And I may make another version, *only* with hearts.
(you can book one now for Valentine's Day LOL)

:)


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 Post subject: Re: New 12-tile magic version: Singa-Pura
PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:00 pm 
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may i be the first to say, wow

amazing, i love it

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 Post subject: Re: New 12-tile magic version: Singa-Pura
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Very nice!

If you add a 3-tile Magic you can fill the hole in both solutions... perhaps for the Valentine's Magic, one side could be a heart and the other side could be a lipstick print, and the extra 3-tile Magic could be used to complete the pattern!


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 Post subject: Re: New 12-tile magic version: Singa-Pura
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Wow, I especially like the heart shape.

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 Post subject: Re: New 12-tile magic version: Singa-Pura
PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 10:59 am 
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Jared wrote:
If you add a 3-tile Magic you can fill the hole in both solutions...


Excellent suggestion, but I have already thought of the V-Day theme! :)
(it is going to be full of hearts LOL)


And by the way, a video for the two 12-tile magics Singa-Pura and Magic Auto
(with their solutions) is here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecNfrobBUAE

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