**Scramble:** B2 F2 D2 L2 D B2 U R2 B2 U L2 B’ L D’ L2 D R’ U R’ F’

**Solution:** D R2 D2 L U2 L’ U’ L D L’ U2 R2 D B D’ B’ F R’ D’ R’ D R F’ R2 (24 HTM)

**Explanation:**

*2x2x3:* D R2 D2 L U2 D L’ U *(8)*

*Preserve pair and make Block:* R2 D B D’ *(12)*

*F2L and leave 3 corners:* B U’ B’ U R U R’ U’ B’ R2 *(22)*

*Skeleton:* D R2 D2 L U2 * D L’ U R2 D B D’ B U’ B’ U R U R’ U’ B’ R2

*Insert* L’ U’ L D L’ U L D’ *at * to cancel 5 moves, giving the following 25 move solution:*

D R2 D2 L U2 L’ U’ L D L’ U2 R2 D B D’ B U’ B’ U R U R’ U’ B’ R2

*Then, I noticed that the last part of the solution is actually a block comm (with a couple of setup moves and some cancellation), so I used the skeleton*

D R2 D2 L U2 L’ U’ L D L’ U2 R2 D B D’ B’ * R2, *which leaves a block comm*

* Insert* F R’ D’ R’ D R F’ R *at * to cancel 1 move and gives the 24 move solution*