## Skewb Solution 1: (This is based on the Crazy Tetrahedron Method I learned from rline.)

### Centers: First 4 Corners

Get two opposite corners on one face. This takes at most two twists. Get the two skew corners on the opposite face. This takes at most two twists.

### Edges: 6 Center Squares

Use EPS making sure you twist the centers solved in the Centers section, and not the Corners that will be solved last. In the Crazy Tetrahedron and the Jing's Pyraminx, it is easy to tell centers from corners, since centers look like centers and corners look like corners, but that is what makes the Skewb challenging. The centers and corners all look like corners and all are centers of rotation.

### Corners: Last 4 Corners

Hold the puzzle with a Center forward on the bottom, and 2 corners on bottom with one on the right and one on the left. Another center is on the upper left, and one on the upper right. Call the one on the left L, and the one on the right R. ( L'RLR' ) x 3 will swap the two corners on the bottom with each other, and the two on the top with each other. The colors on the corners on the front faces on the bottom will move to the bottom after the swap, so it is preferable they are the same as the edge on the bottom. The colors on the top of the front top corner and back top corner will stay on top.
Case 1: All are in the right place but at least two are twisted. Hold two twisted corners on top, and do ( L'RLR' ) x 3. Go to Case 2.
Case 2: Double Swap needed.
Holding the two bottom corners and top front corner still, twist the back half of the puzzle so the edge on top matches the color of the top corner that is in front.
( L'RLR' ) x 3 If necessary, go to Case 1.
Case 3: One is in the correct place, and may or may not be twisted.
Twist the Half which will place all 4 corners in their correct spots. They may or may not be twisted. Use setup moves and EPS to re-solve the edges. Go to Case 2.

## Solution 2 (This is the solution I came up with on my own originally.)

Notation: Hold the Skewb so one face is facing you, and so there is a corner pointing right, one pointing left, one pointing up, and one pointing down. We will name these corners Rf, Lf, Uf, and Df, respectively. The corners behind these corners are in the back so we will name them Rb, Lb, Ub, and Db. Twists are defined by the corner that is the center of rotation for the twist. Centers can be named Ru, Rd, Lu, Ld, F, and B.

### First 4 Corners

• Get two opposite corners on one face. This takes at most two twists. Get the two skew corners on the opposite face. This takes at most two twists.

### Place the Last 4 Corners

• Rb Lb Rb' Lb' swaps Rf with Lf and Db with Ub, and twists Lf, Ub, and Db counterclockwise.

### Twist the Last 4 Corners

• ( Rb Lb Rb' Lb' ) x 2 twists Rf and Lf anti, and Db and Ub clockwise.
• ( Rb Ub' Rb' ) Df ( Rb Ub Rb' ) Df' twists Rf anti and Lf clockwise. This is a very easy to see what is happening algorithm. Move Rf up; Twist it; Move it down; Replace it with Lf; Move Lf up; Twist it; Move it down; Move it back.

### Place the Centers

• [ ( Rb Ub' Rb' ) Db ( Rb Ub Rb' ) Db' ] x 2 moves Lu > Ld > Rd. I hold my left thumb on F throughout. I go for 3 centers in a row, rather than 3 adjacent centers, but if I end up with 3 adjacent I can use a setup move when placing the last 3.
• ( Rf' Lf Rf Lf' ) x 2 Df ( Lf Rf' Lf' Rf ) x 2 Df' moves F > Ld > Lu. That is, it moves 3 centers around a corner without scrambling anything else.