# Lin

 Lin Method Information about the method Proposer(s): Tse-Kan Lin Proposed: 2010 Alt Names: TKL Variants: No. Steps: 5 No. Algs: 3-14 Avg Moves: Purpose(s):

The Lin method is a speedsolving/novelty method for the Square-1 puzzle.

## The steps

• 1. Turn the puzzle into a cubic shape.
• 2. Build the first two blocks.
• 2a. Build a 1x1x3 block on the bottom layer of the puzzle, either the left or the right side.
• 2b. Build a second block in the bottom layer, opposite the first one.
• 3. CP + DF (Corner permutation + DF edge)
• 3a. Insert one of the two remaining D edges.
• 3b. Insert the last one in DF (from UL) while simultaneously permuting the top layer corners. This step requires 6 algs, specified below. A two step approach, first inserting the edge and then permuting the corners, is possible. This approach requires around 2 algs, which are basic Vandenbergh algs.
• 4. EPLL (excluding corners)

## CP + DF algs

 OppositeCorners 1,0 / -4,-3 / -3,0 / -3,-3 / -3,0 / -2,-3 /
 LeftCorners 1,0 / 3,0 / 3,-3 / -1,2 / 1,-2 / 3,0 /
 RightCorners 1,0 / 2,-1 / 0,-3 / 3,0 / -3,0 / -2,4 /
 FrontCorners 0,-1 / 4,-2 / -3,0 / 0,-3 / 0,3 / -1,2 /
 BackCorners 4,-3 / -3,0 / -1,2 / 1,-2 / -3,3 / -3,0 /