Cross combing happens. That's about all I can say about that. Sometimes the bees get it and sometimes they don't. Here is what you can do to begin fixing it, however it won't be completely fixed until the end of next spring.
Compress the brood nest you have if you can be removing the end combs from the brood nest if you can. If you have to trim a little bit of comb off so you can shrink the brood nest some.
Then take two good combs from your other hive and put them at the back of the brood nest so that all new combs much be built behind these. Once they have built another straight comb, you can spread them out accordian style and they might either build brood comb or honey comb depending on what they want. If they build honey comb, move the honey comb to the back and you are done broodnest tweaking until next spring. Then in the spring hopefully before they get a chance to really dig into brooding, pull out as much of the unused twisted broodcomb. Just get as much out as you can. What you leave in the hive, push to the front of the hive and the few good brood combs at the end. Let them brood up one or two cycles, then spread the combs out again accordian style as many times as the bees will let you before they start honey combing again.
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