Lightroom CC 2015.5: Trying to recreate an old panorama, but only able to merge 2 of 3 photos after updating

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I recently updated to Lightroom CC 2015.5 and was excited to try out the new boundary warp feature on an old panorama merged from 3 photos last July (let's call them A B and C). Last year a panorama with A, B and C merged with no issues.



Today with all 3 selected, the result only merges the first two with no errors or warnings. I wanted to see if it was an issue with not enough matching areas in the photos (they overlap by around 30%), so I generated panoramas with photos AB and BC separately, which were both successful.

Any help much appreciated. On the plus side, boundary warp works great!
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If you want to supply the images others can test.  Use www.dropbox.com and post a public share link.

If you have performed editing on the photos then you might export DNGs from LR that will contain those edits.

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Thanks for the fast reply, here's a dropbox link - https://www.dropbox.com/s/4ffon8xxff8tewp/panorama.zip?dl=0
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My initial attempts with the Default settings weren't successful the same as yours; however, I was able to get it to stitch by enabling lens profile corrections, then dialing back the Distortion correction all the way, so the vignetting correction was the only profile correction in effect:

BTW, I'm using the Camera Raw plug-in to do the panorama instead of LR because there are less steps involved, but the underlying stitching engine should be identical.

This particular set of images has some parallax problems where the camera moved left-to-right as the shots were being taken, so the matching algorithm was already having issues, I expect, and something changed slightly and pushed things out of the current match tolerance.  One place I noticed the most movement from one shot to the next was the right "shoulder" of the foreground rock formation and that happened to be where the join happens. 

I may submit these to Adobe for further analysis.

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Your solution worked in Lightroom, thanks a lot! Hope the files are of some use.