**Scramble:** L D2 L’ U2 B2 L’ F2 D2 L2 F2 U2 F’ D U L D2 U2 B R2 F2 R

**Solution:** D B’ D2 B2 L’ B’ L’ R2 F’ L B’ D’ L’ B F’ D R U R’ U2 D2 L U’ F U2 F2 (26 HTM)

**Eplanation:**

D B’ D2 B2 L’ B’ L’ R2 F’ L *//Corners -2 moves, and 4 edges (10/10)*

B’ D’ L’ B F’ D R* //4 more edges, B U2 F2 to solve corners (7/17)*

U R’ U2 D2 L U’* //Last 4 edges + centres (6/23)*

F U2 F2 *//Solve everything (3/26)*

**Comment:**

*First I have found a short corners solution:*

U L’ B2 U’* //First layer corners (4/4)*

U L2 U’ L’ U L’ U’ L2 *//CLL, 2 moves cancel (6/10)*

*Then I went back and modified that solution adding inner layer moves to preserve/solve some edges; I found 2 possible solutions that solved 4 edges together with the corners wit only 2 more moves:*

*1.* D F’ R2 B2 D’ B’ D’ U2 F’ D U2 B2

*2.* D B’ D2 B2 L’ B’ L’ R2 F’ L R2 B2

*Disregarding centres, the second one left a double edge swap and a 4-cycle, so it seemed more promising. Leaving the last two moves undone for better continuation, I have found the solution.* *2nd and 3rd step are both setup moves + inner layer move + anti-setup; the 4-cycle needs a single quarter slice move, the double swap a half slice move.*

I have tried this approach different times, but this is my first sub-30.

Maybe the scramble is lucky, but I’m happy with this result.