I finally beat the two Darknuts. Went into the next room and met with the Great Fairy. I finally thought I had beaten this cave. I then went into the next room and needed to use the spinner. I thought I was home free only to be confronted by about 10 armos knight. By then, my weapons were fully exhausted.
Should I have just used the spinner and escaped.
Any comments would be helpful as I tried this Cave of Ordeals several times only to come so close to victory.