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On a scale of 1 - 10 . . . very difficult !


Unfortunate as it is, the 20-step photo directions that come with this puzzle -- as bought either at a retail outlet or on some online source -- are very tiny . . . and as such, are very hard to view, which follows that it would be that much harder to understand certain complex moves or orientation views.

Therefore, once again I rise to the occasion by helping the puzzler have an easier viewing capability with which to work in solving this 'enigma'.

My solution page here offers 52 good-sized pictures that detail certain trouble areas more fully.




You will find these puzzles in many different color combinations in retail stores around the country.   As you can view from the picture at left, the start position has different colored pieces than those in the solution pictures below.

Note the orientation of the pieces, and the way they intertwine with each other.   Correct re-assembly will bring you back to this exact position.

2-gap piece on top
1-gap piece in the middle
webbed piece on the bottom

Start heading the outer gap of the 2-gap piece towards the web of the webbed piece

   
working your way past the loop of the 1-gap piece                 finally reaching the beginning of the web       

   
    in the middle of its travel through the web                             finally reaching the end of the web       

   
                     off the web                                                     nestled within the webbed-piece's loop       

                                
bring up the tail end of the 1-gap piece . . . . . and extend it over both other pieces as far as it will travel                            

   
This is a closeup of the way the pieces should be              turn the entire assembly of 3 pieces around so that
                     oriented thus far                                                the large loop of the 2-gap piece will be up . . .
                                                                                            and bring the other two pieces up further
                                                                                            as to position themselves near the large loop

   
Push both the tail end of the webbed piece . . . and the loop of the 1-gap piece . . .
through the large loop of the 2-gap piece

   
Here are two views of the combo exiting out the other side of the 2-gap piece

   
Pass the inner gap of the 2-gap piece through the web

   
               When it has passed through . . . . .            it should look like this, separated from the 1-gap
                                                                                 piece . . . and hanging freely on the loop of the
                                                                                   webbed piece

   
Pass the gap of the 1-gap piece through the web

   
So that it now rests alongside the 2-gap piece, both hanging freely on the loop of the webbed piece

   
Here are two views of how the pieces are now oriented

                  
          Adjust the assembly to look like this           here the view shows the assembly from the side . . .
you will start turning the tail end of the 1-gap piece upwards and over . . . eventually turning a full 180

   
90 . . .                                                180

   
Pass the large loop of the 2-gap piece over the loop of the 1-gap piece

   
Rotate the tail end of the 1-gap piece back 180   . . . . .   and rotate the 2-gap piece so that its outer gap
                                                                                                 lines up with the web

   

   
A little past the halfway mark on the web, the tail end of the 1-gap piece becomes free

               
       Past the tail end of the webbed piece . . . . .                                you have now succeeded in reversing
                                                                                                 the loops of the 2-gap piece

   
Line up the outer gap of the 2-gap piece . . .                                  . . . and pass through the web                   

   
. . . . . almost through the web                                                   . . . and out of the assembly

   
Put tail end of 1-gap piece over to the other side of the tail end of the webbed piece

   
Line up the gap to the web . . .                                . . . and start to pass through the web

   
almost through . . .                                              . . . completely through

   
Lift the loop of the 1-gap piece up . . .                                . . . and move it away from the webbed piece