# Professor Layton and the Curious Village

## Puzzle FAQ/Translation by scottxx81

**Version:** 0.62 | **Updated:** 03/18/07 | **Printable Version** | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Professor Layton and the Mysterious Village A Guide through the Puzzles Purpose: I aim to help out those braves souls that have imported a copy of this great game and are struggling with the Japanese instructions for the puzzles. I am not going to include any breakdown of the story or dialog, strictly puzzles here. Format: The puzzles are laid out in the numerical order that they are in the game. I've made an attempt at re-titling each one in English. First, I give the translation of the introduction or initial instructions of all of the puzzles. Then, there is a small break before I move on to the translations of the three hints for each puzzle in order. Finally, I provide the answers in the last section. Unless it is necessary I have avoided describing the solution method. Again, this is only a translation of the puzzles as they exist in their Japanese form, so don't hold me responsible for some of the more useless or obvious hints. Guide to find what you're looking for: P-??? : Replace ?'s with the number of the puzzle to search for it, i.e. "P-072". This will take you to the introduction/instructions for the puzzle. H-??? : Same as above, but this is for the hints for that puzzle. A-??? : Same as usual, but this is for the answer. Be careful as nearby puzzle answers will also be visible. Version Info: 2/22/07 : 0.12 Finished the Puzzle, Hint, and Answers for the first 20 questions. 3/3/07 : 0.2 Finished up to puzzle 25. 3/6/07 : 0.33 Up to puzzle 40. 3/9/07 : 0.58 Up to puzzle 70. 3/18/07 : 0.62 Up to puzzle 75. I've been too busy the last week to make much progress, but hopefully I will finish this guide by the end of this week. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX PUZZLES XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX P-001 Where is my village? Points: 10 --------------------------------------------- INTRO: My village is not connected to any other village by road. Please come to my village. Draw a circle around the correct village and press the red button. P-002 The handle and the hole Points: 15 ---------------------------------------------- INTRO: We can't cross the bridge without the handle. Select the hole which matches the protruding part of the handle. Tap the image of the handle to view different angles of it. P-003 The mysterious hat Points: 10 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: There are four hats. They are all the same height, but the length of each brim is different. In other words, they are all the same height, but have different widths. Which hat has a height equal to it's width? P-004 Where is my home? Points: 20 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: Can you find my home? If you leave my home and turn left, then turn right at the next intersection, and right again at the next intersection you will see the rising sun. So which is my house? P-005 The digital clock Points: 45 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: How many times a day will three numbers be displayed in a row on a digital clock like the one shown below? A note: this clock displays on a 12 hour cycle, so all variations will be shown twice. P-006 Which is lighter? Points: 40 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: There are eight identically shaped weights. One of these eight weighs slightly less than the others. Using the scales only two times, you can discover which weight is the light one. (Push the button in the middle of the scale to weigh. Put the light weight in the box in the lower left and press the button below it to answer the question.) P-007 Wolves and Birds Points: 50 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: Take all 3 wolves and all three birds to the other side of the river. The following rules apply: Only two animals may be carried at once. The raft can't move without at least one animal on it. If, on either shore, the number of wolves is greater than the number of birds, the birds will be eaten and you lose. There is no limit to the number of trips you take, but the lowest possible is 11. P-008 Planting pay Points: 20 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: Haja and Noro were hired at a plantation to spread flower seeds. They are each responsible for half of the 10 are (1 are = 100 sq. m.). Haja will start from the east side and Noro will start from the west side. Haja was able to work at a pace of 1 are every 20 minutes. Noro took 40 minutes. However, when it comes to spreading seeds Noro can work three times faster than Haja. If the two split the 100 dollar pay according to how much work each did, how much money does Noro get? P-009 Tragedy of the matchstick dog Points: 35 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: Here is an image of a dog made with matchsticks. He is walking along when suddenly, from behind, he is run over and killed by a car. Moving only two matchsticks, show what happened to him. P-010 Odd one out kanji Points: 30 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: One of the kanji shown below doesn't belong, which one is it? P-011 Arcs and straight lines Points: 20 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: In the image below is a quarter-circle with an inscribed rectangle. If point B is the center of the circle how many centimeters is the length of line AC? P-012 Combination squares Points: 40 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: If we were to cut a piece from the image number 1 in order to make a rectangle, than the piece shown in image 2 would be the best way to do that. However, this time we are going to flip the cut off piece. What piece should we cut off of image 1 this time so that if we turn it over it will still make a rectangle? P-013 Sinking ship puzzle Points: 30 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: There are 15 people stranded on a tourist boat which will sink in 20 minutes. Using the one lifeboat, which can carry a maximum of 5 people, move the people to the nearby island. The surrounding sea is full of man-eating sharks, so swimming is out of the question. If it the round trip from the ship to the island and back takes 9 minutes, how many passengers can be saved? P-014 Playing with chairs Points: 30 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: It has been decided to build a hall that can be used for various activities from parties to indoor sports. When applications were taken for the chair design to be used they received the following five designs. However, only one of them can be used, which of A-E is it? P-015 Leftover? Points: 10 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: 10 candles were burning. The wind was blowing and 2 of the candles were blown out. When you looked again later, another had blown out. Then to keep the keep down you closed the window. After that, not another candle was extinguished. In the end, how many candles were remaining? P-016 Pen and triangle Points: 40 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: By combining smaller triangles we've made two larger images of a triangle, one large and one small. Using an ink-tipped pen with one dip you can draw the small 4-piece triangle in the top left corner. So, in order to draw the large 36-piece triangle image, how many times would you need to dip the pen in the ink-bottle? P-017 Odd one out 1 Points: 30 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: On the board are spread cards with words written on them that seem to have some kind of meaning. One of these cards doesn't belong, which is it? P-018 Dustpan and garbage Points: 10 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: A dustpan has been made with matchsticks. Move only two matches so that the piece of garbage is now in the center of the dustpan. P-019 Crowded garage Points: 30 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: You want to get the red car out of the crowded parking lot. The cars can only go forward or backward from the position they are currently in. Use the touch screen to move the cars around and get your car out. P-020 Commuting enemies Points: 50 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: Make a course in the map below that connects each block "a", "b", "c", and "d" to the other block of the same letter. However, each path cannot touch another path. Touch a block a drag to draw the path. P-021 One pill a day Points: 30 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: You have 10 capsules. From today you need to take one capsule each day, but each pill is different and must be taken on a specific day. They are all the same size and color and cannot be distinguished between so you have decided to write numbers on them to help you remember. How many numbers will you need to write? P-022 Dividing pigs Points: 30 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: 7 pigs are playing. To keep them from fighting use three pieces of rope to separate them from each other. Run the ropes from post to post. P-023 Wine jugs Points: 40 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: There is an 8 liter container full of wine, and two empty containers of 5 and 3 liters each. Without using any other tools, divide the wine into 4 liter portions in the 8 liter and 5 liter containers. P-024 Milk jugs Points: 50 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: There is a 10 liter jug of milk, and two empty jugs of 7 liters and 3 liters each. Without using any other tools, divide the milk into 5 liter portions in the 10 liter and 7 liter jugs. P-025 Coin triangle Points: 25 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: 10 coins are arranged to make an equilateral triangle. Moving just three coins make the triangle point in the opposite direction. It's pointing up now, so make it point down. P-026 In the Jar Points: 20 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: There is one bacterium in the jar. After one minute it will divide itself into two separate bacteria. After another minute, each of these two will then divide themselves again. This will result in 4 bacteria in the jar. If they keep doing this, from the starting position of one single bacterium, it will take one hour to fill the jar. How many minutes will it take to fill the jar, if there are two bacteria at the initial point? P-027 Next seat Points: 40 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: There are 6 brothers who were named 1-6 in order of their age, oldest to youngest. Each brother does not get along with the brother immediately older and younger than him and cannot sit next to each other. Also, brother 3 and 5 are fighting and also cannot sit next to each other. Brother 1 has already sat down at this round table to eat, try to place the other brothers in the appropriate seats according to the rules above. P-028 Where is the mark? Points: 30 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: There is an 8-pointed cardboard shape with a red dot on it, which can be seen in image A. If you hold it like in the image and blow on it, so that it turns around there is a black mark on the back. If you hold the same cardboard image like is shown in image B, and blow on it, where will the black mark be now? Circle the white dot where the black dot will be in the image in the bottom right. P-029 5 suspects Points: 20 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: The following are the 5 suspects' testimonies: A: 1 of us 5 people is lying. B: 2 of us are lying. C: 3 of us are lying. D: 4 of us are lying. E: All of us are lying. We want to release only people who are telling the truth. How many people will be released? P-030 Written in one stroke? Points: 30 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: Do you know about drawing without lifting your pen? Below four sample images drawn this way are arranged. But, one of them is a fake. You have to lift your pen up to actually draw it. Which on is it? P-031 Horse-racing puzzle Points: 30 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: There is a horse racecourse of a length such that in one minute: Horse A can run two laps, Horse B can run 3 laps, and Horse C can run 4 laps. Now, all three horses are lined up at the start line together, and take off in the same direction at the same time. After how many minutes will they again all be at the start line at the same time? P-032 Splitting candy Points: 30 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: There are 10 jars each with 50 pieces of candy in them. These have been divided randomly into half, just by eyeball estimation, and then placed in separate bags. This made 20 bags. What is the probability that the average number of candies in one bag is 25? P-033 Light it up Points: 20 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: There is only one match left in the box. The lamp will light the room, the fire will warm it, and the water will heat up for a bath. In order to do anything of these things, which should you light first? P-034 Strange letter Points: 40 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: A puzzle maker sent a letter about his current trip abroad to some friends in a social club. It seems that the names of the countries he has visited are hidden in the letter. How many are there? P-035 Strange dots Points: 20 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: At first glance, this is a meaningless set of images. However, there is a meaning. A is 0. B is 9. C is 6. So how much is D? P-036 Multiplying like mice Points: 30 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: Like the saying "multiplying like mice" goes, mice reproduce extremely quickly. They can give birth once a month, and at that time they have 12 babies. These mice can begin to reproduce after two months. You have just started to raise a mouse that has just been born. After 10 months how many mice will you have? P-037 Brother and sister Points: 40 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: A younger brother and older sister are talking with each other. "If I gave two years of my age to you, sister, you'd be twice my age." And the sister said, "If you will give me one more, then I'll be 3 times your age. How old is the brother? How old is the sister? P-038 On an airplane Points: 20 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: You are enjoying a plane flight when a beautiful cabin attendant comes around and hands you something. She tells you, "we may experience some turbulence, but even if you flip this over it won't be a problem." Of the three items shown below, what has the playful stewardess give you? P-039 Written in one stroke 2 Points: 30 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: Below are samples of drawing without lifting your pen. However, one of the images is an imposter. Which one cannot be drawn without lifting your pen? P-040 How old is dad? Points: 30 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: A father and son are talking. The son says, "I'm 22, but how old are you dad?" "My age? Well, my age is equal to half of my age plus your age." So how old is the dad? P-041 Cheapest Points: 10 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: You've received a flyer from an electronics store. Things look cheap, but you need to do a little math. If you wanted to buy the cheapest item available, which would you buy? P-042 Camera and a case Points: 50 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: You're in a shop while on vacation. A camera is being sold with a case included for 310 dollars. The camera alone costs 300 dollars more than the case. When you buy just the case, you give the clerk a 100 dollar bill. How much is your change? P-043 3 umbrellas Points: 20 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: There are three umbrellas in an umbrella stand. Each umbrella's owner's name is written in a place we can't see which means in a glance you can't tell whose umbrella is whose. So, without checking the names on the umbrellas, what is the percentage chance that only two people will get the correct umbrella? P-044 Stamp puzzle Points: 50 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: You've bought a sheet of 800 yen worth of stamps that is made up of randomly placed stamps with values ranging from 10-100 yen. First, you took off one 100 yen stamp. You want to separate them into 100 yen groups. Please break them up in 7 groups that are all different shapes. P-045 Alien puzzle Points: 30 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: Some aliens have come to stealthily come to spy on the state of humans. They see something and murmur to each other, "It makes holes in paper. And, at the same time, to make the hole easier to see, it marks a line around the hole. What an odd tool." What did they see? P-046 Big star Points: 20 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: Long ago people would stare at the night sky and drew various creatures or epic dramas in the images of the stars. When you go outside you see a grand night sky. Connect the 5 largest star shapes to make one large star. The lines should be straight and should not hit any other stars. P-047 Thief's escape route Points: 40 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: A thief has run into an area of streets like the image below at the point of the arrow. This thief cannot make U-turns or backtrack, and when he comes to an intersection he must turn either right or left. So, of the exit points A-G, which can the thief not exit through? P-048 Cats and mice Points: 25 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: 5 cats can catch 5 mice in 5 minutes. If they work at the same pace, how many cats are needed to catch 100 mice in 100 minutes? P-049 1000 times puzzle Points: 20 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: What is this code? On this paper is written "_ is _ _ 's 1000 times." If you put just one letter of the alphabet in all of the boxes this phrase has meaning. What is the letter? They are all the same letter. P-050 OTTF? Points: 20 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: Letters of the alphabet are written on the cards arranged below. What letter should be on the blank card? P-051 A haircut Points: 10 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: There are two barbers in this town. The next town is far away, so everyone in town gets their hair cut by these barbers. Looking at the picture below, which barber would you want to cut your hair? P-052 Find the star Points: 30 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: There is a star of the same size and same shape as the star on the right hand side hidden in the picture. Find that star and trace it's image. P-053 Who ate it? Points: 35 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: There was a fish dinner placed on the table, but someone went and ate the whole thing. The three brothers, when asked, replied: A-Me? I ate it. B-I saw A eat it. C-B and I didn't eat it. One of the three is lying. Who is it? P-054 Monster! Points: 20 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: Oh no! The town is in danger! Stab the giant monster that is about to attack the town right in the eye!! P-055 Cutting bread Points: 20 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: You've used the left over bread from breakfast to make a strangely shaped sandwich. In order to make it fit nicely into the lunch box, what is the least number of cuts you can make to the sandwich? P-056 How many turns? Points: 30 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: 9 rooms are arranged like shown in the image. Point A is the entrance and B is the exit. What are the least number of turns required to traverse from the entrance to the exit, while passing through all the rooms? Try to find the minimum number of turns. The example path shown below requires 6 turns. P-057 Which cut? Points: 30 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: There are 6 rings that are connected to each other. The interconnected state looks complicated, but if one particular ring were cut off then the rest of the rings would be connected in a straight link. Which ring do you need to cut off to achieve this? Push button A-F. P-058 Ball and blocks 1 Points: 30 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: Can you get the red ball to the exit? Carefully move the blocks in the way to form a path. It can be done in just twelve moves. P-059 The longest path? Points: 50 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: Some children are racing each other on the streets of the village. The competition is to see who can take the longest path, in the village shown below, from point A to B. However, once you have been on a path you cannot travel it again. Which course is the longest? Draw the path below that would win. P-060 Cat scales Points: 30 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: There are some red, white, and black cat dolls. Each doll has a different weight based on its color, so that when they are put on the scales they result in the situation shown in image 1 and 2. Now, you will try weighing the image shown at the top. Which side will go down (left or right button? Or will they be equal (middle button)? P-061 Cross-shaped puzzle Points: 40 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: The cross shown below has 9 pins inside its border, and 16 pins outside of its border. In order to make a cross with 17 pins inside and 16 outside, how should you connect the pins? You can change the size of the cross. P-062 The note Points: 40 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: A detective investigating a large case was murdered. A note he had written just before he died was found at the scene of the crime. There must be clue about who the murderer is hidden in this message of numbers. There are three suspects. They are "Shigeo", "Takeshi", and "Masashi". Who is the real criminal? P-063 Couple crisis Points: 20 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: Oh no! When he was starting to change out of his clothes out of his pockets fell: a matchbook from a cabaret, a losing horse- racing betting slip, and a photo of an old girlfriend! All right in front of his wife! In order to get out of this okay, he needs to cover a different item with each of his hands. Move his hands over what he should cover to hide everything well. P-064 Strange math Points: 30 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: Someone has drawn some kind of joke on the blackboard. It looks like incorrect math, but, under a certain set of rules, this may be correct. Subtract 6 from 8 and you get 2. But, add 8 and 6 get 2? So, if you add 7 and 6 by these rules what number should be in the place of the question mark? P-065 DogBirdTeaTeig Points: 50 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: In a certain computer code: "inu" is "DOG, "tori" is "BIRD", "cha" is "TEA", and "chou" (butterfly) is "TEIG". If the computer output reads "EDBI" what does it mean? The answer will be two katakana characters. P-066 Birthday Points: 60 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: You've asked a young woman about her birthday, and she answers like this: "The day after tomorrow I will turn 22. But, last year on New Year's Day I was still a teenager." With just this information you can determine what day her birthday falls on. When is it? P-067 Chocolate code Points: 40 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: Your girlfriend has given you some chocolate, but it looks like someone has already eaten some of it. She laughs and says, "It's a message from me." What message is hidden in this chocolate bar? It is 4 hiragana characters. P-068 Pentagon puzzle Points: 40 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: How many pentagons can you find in this image? Count all of them. P-069 Chocolate 1 Points: 30 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: You have one bar of chocolate that is 5 pieces tall and 6 pieces across, for a total of 30 pieces. If you try to break it apart it will break the enter length of the bar at the point where you snap. Also, you cannot stack the bar at snap two pieces at once. What is the least number of breaks required to break all 30 pieces apart? P-070 Flower vase puzzle Points: 10 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: You've dropped a vase and it has shattered. Put the pieces back together to fix the vase. However, there is one extra piece that you don't need. P-071 Who ate it? 2 Points: 40 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: Who is the person that sneakily ate it? A: "B ate it." B: "D ate it." C: "I didn't eat it." D: "B is lying." P-072 Bookworm Points: 40 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: Shown in the image below is a collection of books of Japanese literature. If a bookworm that is currently at the first page of the first volume eats its way to the last page of the second volume, how great of a distance will it have traveled? The thickness of the cover of each book is 3 millimeters and the thickness of the written pages of each book is 3 centimeters. Please giver your answer in millimeters. P-073 How many can you draw? Points: 40 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: There are 12 points arranged as shown below. I want you to draw squares by connection these dots. You may use the same points multiple times, and the squares can be arranged diagonally. What is the maximum number you can draw? P-074 Broken glass Points: 30 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: Who broke the window? A: "I didn't break it." B: "I broke it." C: "A didn't break it." D: "B didn't break it." One of these four is the person responsible and they are lying. But, others, who didn't break the window, might also be lying. Who broke it? P-075 Solid lines Points: 40 -------------------------------------------- INTRO: Using the least possible pieces of wire you want to make a cube-shaped frame like that shown below. Each piece of wire can be bent as many times as you like, but you can't have two wires in the same place ever. You plan to solder the joints. So, how many pieces of wire will you need? XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX HINTS XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX H-001 Where is my village? --------------------------------------------- HINT #1: The touch pen can be used for more than just making circles. You can also use it to trace the path of the roads. Try tracing the path of several roads until you find one that doesn't connect to another village. Try as many times as you like until you are confident in your answer. HINT #2: Tracing backwards from each village up the respective roads you should very quickly discover which village you are searching for. HINT #3: If you can connect a village with another, then you can probably eliminate both villages from your search. Looking at the map you should quickly discover the correct answer. H-002 The handle and the hole ---------------------------------------------- HINT #1: Look very carefully at the handle. What shape is it? What shapes come off of it? Are they squares or triangles? Next, pay attention to where they protrude from. You'll see the answer soon enough. HINT #2: It's important to not only keep the shape in mind, but also that the whole is the reversed image of that shape. HINT #3: The main part of the protrusion is a pentagon. From this then protrude two squares and a triangle. Look carefully and you'll see that one of the squares actually is on one of the corners of the pentagon. H-003 The mysterious hat -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: You can't trust your eyes this time. If that was the solution then this wouldn't be much of a puzzle. Height and width appear differently to the human eye. HINT #2: It isn't B. HINT #3: It isn't D. H-004 Where is my home? -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: The sun rises in the east, of course. The map of town displays north as up, so which way is east? HINT #2: The sun rises in the east and on this map that is the right side of the map. HINT #3: According to the man's story, your last move will be to turn right and then you can see the sun. You could follow the instructions from each house, but that would be a hassle. It would be easier to work backwards and find the house. Start on the right side, then go the left and you will turn left, and left again, and then ... H-005 The digital clock -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: The first thing to be careful of is that each set of numbers is displayed twice in a day on this clock. So remember to count each set twice. HINT #2: Times like 01:11 and 02:22 are easy to find. But, had you noticed 10:00 yet? HINT #3: 12:22 and 11:12 are also easy to miss. H-006 Which is lighter? -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: First, why don't you put four weights on each side of the scale? If you do that you will only have one chance to use the scale again, and you won't be able to determine which of the four weights on the lighter side the weight you want is. So you know this method won't work. HINT #2: If we try a different way, we will want to weigh three weights. And one of them is the light one. To find the light one we can weigh any two of the weights. If one of them weighs lighter, then that is your answer. If they are the same weight, then we know the remaining weight is your answer. HINT #3: I want you to think about hint #2. You can determine the correct weight from three weights with just one use of the scale. So how will the first use of the scale limit your choices to three weights or less? H-007 Wolves and Birds -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: Once you move the raft a number of times, eventually you will end back in the same state you started. Be careful to take note of what you are doing to end up like this. Then, make sure to use a different method of movement and you should be close to the solution. HINT #2: You don't have to always take two creatures and return with one every time. You could return with two animals, too. First, try to get all three wolves across, then try to mix the birds in carefully. HINT #3: Think about the second hint. So you've moved all 3 wolves across, now you need to trade the birds and the wolves. When the number of birds will be smaller on the shore it would be good to return a wolf with the birds. H-008 Planting pay -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: So they will get 100 dollars for their work and will split it based on how much work each person does. Read the description once more and think carefully about how much work each does. Is the work load based on tossing seeds in how much of the field? HINT #2: The work load is settled based on how much field they work. So, it is irrelevant how much time it takes. HINT #3: "They were each responsible for half of the 10 are field". So their total workload was... H-009 Tragedy of the matchstick dog -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: The original image is a walking dog. Think about what the image might be if it is run over by a car. HINT #2: A dog walks with four legs. This dog has stopped walking, so the position of its legs should have changed. HINT #3: Probably, the poor dog has been squashed onto the road. If you were to move two matches to show a dog smashed on the road, those would be... Of the four legs, you'd move the inner two legs up to... H-010 Odd one out kanji -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: The meaning of the kanji doesn't matter. Look at the shapes carefully. HINT #2: Maybe many people used this method of visualizing kanji when they were learning. Therefore, this puzzle might be easier for children to solve. HINT #3: Do you understand "karo", "eka", "ihi"? Which kanji doesn't obey this rule? H-011 Arcs and straight lines -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: When people look at triangle ABC, most will recognize it is not an equilateral triangle. This is true, but there is an easier way to find the answer. HINT #2: You don't need to use Pythagoras' theorem. Where is there a length equal to line AC? HINT #3: The line AC is equal to the other diagonal of the rectangle, line BD. Have you noticed that line BD is equal to another length in this image? H-012 Combination squares -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: The example cut that is shown won't be any help for the solution. Think about cutting in a completely different place. HINT #2: There are 15 blocks in the image. so to make a rectangle it will be either 3 by 5 or 5 by 3. HINT #3: Let's try to find a way to make the rectangle 5 blocks tall. If we do, then there is a limited number of shapes we could cut. H-013 Sinking ship puzzle -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: There are 20 minutes left. A round trip takes 9 minutes. So you make two round trips. Where is the lifeboat when it has finished two round trips? HINT #2: After making two round trips, the lifeboat is back at the ship, which hasn't completely sunk yet. So you can carry one more load of people to the island. In other words, the lifeboat can carry three trips of passengers. HINT #3: Three trips in a lifeboat that holds five people? It seems like the answer is easy to see. But, be careful to not overlook a very important thing. You cannot save everyone. H-014 Playing with chairs -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: It is a hall that will be used for various purposes. Keep in mind that the number of necessary chairs will change depending on the function being held. HINT #2: For homes or offices the important factors are comfort and appealing visual design. However, in this case the important point is about when you aren't using them. HINT #3: When there are a lot of people you will need to prepare a lot of chairs. However, you will rarely need all the chairs. So, storage would be a big problem. Which chair is the easiest to put away? H-015 Leftover -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: This looks like a simple puzzle, but there is a trap, of course. Double check the explanation of the puzzle. The answer is how many candles were remaining. HINT #2: First, two candles were blown out, then, later, one more. How many candles had their flame extinguished? The other candles continued to burn. If they are left like that what will happen? HINT #3: What does it mean to be remaining until the end? Of course it means to continue to exist. So, if the flame stays lit on a candle what happens... H-016 Pen and triangle -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: You can draw the outside image of three small triangles with one pen dip. Try it, and see how this works on the big triangle image. Did you notice that by drawing the outside of three triangles you draw an image of four triangles, like the small image on the left? HINT #2: The explanation says that you can draw four triangles like the image on the left. However, this could also be taken to mean that you can draw three upward pointing triangles. Think about this in regards to the large image. How many small triangles will it take? HINT #3: If you just count the upward pointing triangles in the large image there are 21. By dipping the pen once you can draw three at a time, so the answer is... H-017 Odd one out 1 -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: This looks like a "has"/"has not" kind of question. But, it's a little different. Each of these can have other words attached to them. What are they? HINT #2: Hints for the hard words: [カポネ] is a person's name. A gangster. [ロビ] is a place name. The capital of Kenya. [スミドル] is a beautiful middle-aged person. [ジェリア] is a country name. HINT #3: Have you found the meaning for each of these words? If you know the rule then this may be easy. Yes, you can break them into two groups, but one of them doesn't fit. Which one doesn't belong with the others? H-018 Dustpan and garbage -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: In the initial image the part of the dustpan that holds trash is facing upward. You should move matches so that they go around the garbage. Think about a way to move the matches so that they cover three sides of the piece of garbage. HINT #2: If you don't move the match on the garbage's right side, then you should move a match to cover the top side of the garbage. Now, think about which match you should move last. HINT #3: The matches you should move are the furthest match up to the top right, and the match just above the garbage. How will you encircle the garbage? H-019 Crowded garage -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: The car in the way right in front can be moved somehow, but you'll end up in a stalemate. Where should you begin when plotting how to clear a path to the exit? HINT #2: Actually, you won't just move forward to the exit, you will sometimes move things back in order to move forward. Paying attention to where all the cars can move, try moving some of them around. HINT #3: First, you want to move the two cars across your path in front of you. To do this you'll need to move the car running parallel with you above those cars. In moving the red car forward you will move around the cars behind it, and then think about what do to next. H-020 Commuting enemies -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: At first glance it may appear impossible. But, it can be done. First, try to connect any block to its partner. If you do, you probably will make it impossible for another pair of block to be connected. If you try more routes you should be able to find the right one. HINT #2: "b" and "b" are connected straight to each other. Try to connect the others while working around that line. HINT #3: The "d" path goes up and over the "b" path. Can you solve it now? H-021 A pill a day -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: If you just wrote one number from 1 to 10 on each capsule that would work. However, the absolutely necessary number is less than 10. Think about the situation. HINT #2: To tell the difference between two things you don't have to make a mark on each item. Instead you could make a mark on one of them and tell them apart that way. You don't need to make marks on all the pills. HINT #3: Note that you will start taking the pills today. Which means you will take one of the pills sitting in front of you right now. So do you need to write a number on that pill? H-022 Dividing pigs -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: Separating 7 pigs with 3 pieces of rope means you will need to cross them. First, try just putting down three lengths of rope and try a few different patterns. HINT #2: Look at the layout of the 7 pigs closely. There is one pig in the center. To separate him from the other pigs you will have to completely surround him with ropes. So, try to lay the ropes out such that they make a shape with a hole in the middle for that center pig. HINT #3: Try making a shape which forms a triangle in the center around the center pig. The number of patterns you can lay out while still separating the top three pigs and the bottom three pigs are limited. Keep trying and you'll find the answer. H-023 Wine Jugs -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: It looks easy, but once you try it you'll soon find yourself back at the starting point. The important point is "difference", the difference between 5 liters and 4 liters is one liter. HINT #2: If you pour from the 5l container into the 3l, you are left with 2 liters still. It would be best if you could get rid of one liter only from the 5l container when you pour it. To pour off one liter you should try to make one of the containers so that it has one liter of empty space in it. HINT #3: When you poured the 5l into the 3l you had 2 liters left over. Empty the 3l cup and pour the 2 liters in to it. So now how much more could you pour into this 3l container? H-024 Milk jugs -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: This is the same style as the 8 liters of wine puzzle. You can't get 5 liters from directly pouring between the 10l, 7l and 3l jugs. Pay attention to how much is left in the small jug. HINT #2: If you pour from the 10l to the 7l, and then the 7l to the 3l, there are 4 liters left in the 7l jug. Then empty the 3l back into the 10l and pour the 7l into the 3l, and there is 1 liter remaining in the 7l jug. Next... HINT #3: If you have 1 l left in the 7l jug, then empty the 3l jug and pour the 1 l into the 3l jug. The 10l now has 9 liters in it. Pour this into the 7l jug. Now if you pour this into the 3l jug, where there is already 1 liter... H-025 Coin triangle -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: It would be good if you could switch the coins in the base with the coins at the top. However, to do that would require moving 6 coins altogether. Try to think of a way to change the position of the base. HINT #2: Is this impossible? It is an equilateral triangle, which means depending on how you look at it has three top corners. HINT #3: The triangle is pointing up now, so one point is on top, and there are two more on the bottom at the sides. In order to flip the triangle could you change these around? H-026 In the Jar -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: One becomes two, two become 4. They are multiplying by the minute. In the first minute they go from one to two... HINT #2: It takes an hour to fill the jar when you start with one bacterium. After one minute how many bacteria are there? Reread the puzzle's description. HINT #3: Think calmly about this. When you start from one, it takes a minute to reach two bacteria. You want to answer how long it takes when you start with 2 bacteria. If it takes a minute to go from one to two..., you do that math after that. H-027 Next seat -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: It might be faster to just try putting people in their seats, rather than thinking too hard about this. Brother 2 cannot sit next to brother 1, so there are three seats left where he can sit. Pick one and put brother 2 there. Now brother 3 cannot be next to him, so find a seat for him, and so on. HINT #2: If brother 3 and 5 were not fighting this would be much easier, but they are troublesome brothers. Brother 3 will be sitting next to brother 1. HINT #3: 3 is next to 1. 4 is opposite 1. Think about the rest on your own. H-028 Where is the mark? -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: If the image on the left is flipped, you see the image on the right. Think about where the black dot is on the back side of the cardboard image. In B, the red dot's position has moved, so will the black dot's. HINT #2: When A is turned, the black dot is in the middle on the left. Think about where that is when it is turned around. HINT #3: If you imposed the black dot onto the same side as the red dot, you would see that the black dot is two points, clockwise, after the red. So now you know where the black dot's relative position is right? H-029 5 suspects -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: At first glance, this looks like a complicated puzzle, but it really isn't. For example, if we assume that Suspect E is telling the truth, that everyone is lying, then he must be lying too. So we know that what he says has to be a lie because it cannot be true. HINT #2: If Suspect A is telling the truth, then three other people should be saying the same thing as A. So we know A is lying. The same with B, there would have to be two other suspects with the same testimony. So we know B is lying. HINT #3: So A, B, and E are lying. Think about the possibilities with the last two suspects. If three people are lying, then two people should say the same thing. But, everyone's testimony is different. So, if 4 people are lying... H-030 Written in one stroke? -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: You can draw on the screen. Start from the end point of a line and start drawing from there. While you are puzzling you will find the answer. HINT #2: At intersections there will often be cases where you need to think about which way you enter and which way you leave the points. When a line enters an intersection point there must be a path it can leave on. HINT #3: The fake is an image of something that looks like a meaningful shape of a real thing. Really complicated images are the ones that can be finished without too much problem. H-031 Horse-racing puzzle -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: Some of you may think, "Ah, this is a lowest common multiple puzzle!" You're wrong. Read the puzzle again, and think about it carefully. HINT #2: Each horse, A, B, C, run at different speeds. The baseline is how many laps in one minute. Luckily, none of the horses run at a pace like 2 and one half laps, or similar, less than full lap paces. HINT #3: Horses that can run 2, 3, or 4 laps in one minute will be where after one minute? H-032 Splitting candy -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: 10 jars with 50 candies means that there are 500 pieces of candy. These have been divided into 20 bags. Up until this the math is easy. Now read the puzzle carefully. HINT #2: The trick to this puzzle is what is being asked? Yes, the probability of an average of 25 pieces. Not the probability of having 25 pieces. HINT #3: This will almost give away the answer but, let's do some math. 10 jars with 50 pieces are 500 total candies. These have been divided into 20 bags. When you divide them you get 25. What is...? H-033 Light it up -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: Of course, thinking about the order is important. Think about which you must light first. HINT #2: If you light this first, then you can make the next move. If you don't light this first, then you can't do anything next. HINT #3: This is a mean-spirited puzzle. Use common-sense. H-034 Strange letter -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: The unnatural sounding parts of the letter might have something hidden in them. Some names are spread between two words making them hard to find. If you try to read it by just listening to the sounds only you may have an easier time finding them. HINT #2: The countries are in North America, Central America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. It's certainly an around the world trip. HINT #3: Let's think about the countries that are really hard to find. Where are Italy, Uganda, and India hidden? Did you find Mexico? H-035 Strange dots -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: Look at the images carefully. Now, think of things around you that are related to numbers. This is something that everyone sees everyday. HINT #2: In the first hint I told you it was something you see everyday, but recently it also comes in a completely shape, but still serves the same function. In that case, it is unrelated to this puzzle. HINT #3: These images represent something in your surroundings. For example, this thing might be hung on walls, or found on your wrist... H-036 Multiplying like mice -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: This puzzle looks like you will have to do a lot of math, but it can be answered much more easily. Read the puzzle carefully again. HINT #2: Pay attention to how many mice you have at the beginning. From that beginning how quickly will the mice increase? HINT #3: I'll be clear; in order to give birth, the mouse must be pregnant. In order to get pregnant, what is necessary? H-037 Brother and sister -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: If you read the puzzle closely: If you remove two years from the younger brother's age, and add two to the older sister's, their age difference will be double. If you remove three years from the younger brother's age, and add three to the older sister's, the age difference will be three times. HINT #2: You could solve this with mathematic formulas, but think about moving years and the age difference first. If you move two years then the gap increases by 4. If you move three years then the gap increases by 6. These make the age difference double and triple. HINT #3: The truth is they are twins. H-038 On an airplane -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: If you think about this seriously an answer won't come up. "Onomimono" (drink) "Oshokuji" (food) "Okashi" (snack). There is a trick to these words. The stewardess is playful. HINT #2: Try to change you viewpoint. For example, write it in hiragana. "Onomimono", "Oshokuji", "Okashi". Even if you flip it there won't be a problem? HINT #3: If you flipped the real thing over you might have a problem, but we're playing with words. Which word, when flipped, is still the same? Of course, it's a pushover. H-039 Written in one stroke 2 -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: You can draw on the screen. Start at an endpoint and try to draw the image while following the lines. You'll find the answer while you are puzzling. HINT #2: At intersections there will often be cases where you need to think about which way you enter and which way you leave the points. When a line enters an intersection point there must be a path it can leave on. HINT #3: If you read hints 1 and 2, and tried to draw each image, then the answer is easy to find. You can start from a point where multiple lines meet. H-040 How old is dad? -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: This problem looks hard, but think calmly. "My age? Well, my age is equal to half of my age plus your age." If you take half of the dad's age, it will be equal to the son's age. The son is 22. HINT #2: If you add the son's age and half the father's you get the dad's age. In other word's, half the father's age and the son's age are identical. HINT #3: The son's age and half the father's are the same, so the father is double the son's age. H-041 Cheapest -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: Think simply. You only need to choose the cheapest item. HINT #2: You don't need to think about the percent of savings. You only need to choose the cheapest item. HINT #3: I'll be clear: This question is a trap. Just choose the item with the lowest price. H-042 Camera and a case -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: The math isn't that difficult. But, there is a small catch. The camera and the case together equal 310 dollars. The difference between the camera and the case is 300 dollars. HINT #2: If the case is x dollars, then the camera is x + 300 dollars. HINT #3: The case and the camera are 310, the camera is 300 more than the case. If the camera were 300 dollars, and the case were 10 dollars then the difference is 290 dollars. Have you got it yet? H-043 3 umbrellas -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: Think clearly about the situation. It isn't asking you to determine the odds that you will grab your umbrella. HINT #2: If 2 people grab their own umbrellas, who gets the last one? HINT #3: Only two people grab the right umbrella. Is that possible? H-044 Stamp puzzle -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: There isn't really any trick to this one. It's easiest to start making groups from the larger 90 and 80 yen stamps. It's is important to make sure that you cut them all in different shapes. HINT #2: Even if you can break them up into 100 yen groups, if the same shape occurs twice it isn't correct. I'll give you just one answer. The 4 stamps in the top left corner are one grouping. HINT #3: The 90 yen stamp is grouped with the 10 yen on it's right. The three central 30 yen stamps are in a group with the 10 yen stamp in between them. H-045 Alien puzzle -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: This tool looks odd to people who see it all the time and people who have never seen it before. What kind of tool puts a hole in paper? It seems to have a needle attached. HINT #2: It has a needle to put a hole in paper. Then it also encircles a line around the hole. It draws a line, so is there some kind of pencil attached? HINT #3: After people leave school most don't use this tool anymore. However, most students have this tool. It's necessary for math classes. H-046 Big star -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: A star is shaped like " ". It's easy to make a star by connecting 5 stars, but try to find the largest, and best shaped star. Try to draw the "largest star." HINT #2: In this answer the star shape will be upside down from the usual star image, with the top point pointing down. HINT #3: The earth we are all standing on is a star! H-047 Thief's escape route -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: There doesn't seem to be a trick to this puzzle, but try tracing a few paths. Just follow some paths and try making your way to each exit. HINT #2: What you need to find is an exit where you can't turn at the last corner before the exit. Search for that kind of place. HINT #3: If you try to leave the exits near the entrance, namely A, G, F, and E, you should quickly determine if you can exit them or not. Which of the last 3 is the answer then? H-048 Cats and mice -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: 5 cats catch 5 mice in 5 minutes. If there were 10 mice, how long would it take 5 cats the catch them? HINT #2: The question is not how many minutes it takes to catch 100 mice. Read the puzzle again carefully, there may be a trap. HINT #3: Think about it from the beginning. 5 cats, 5 mice, 5 minutes. In 10 minutes, they would catch 10 mice. In 20 minutes, they would catch 20 mice. How many cats? H-049 1000 times puzzle -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: There are only 26 letters in the alphabet. Try them out in order and you'll eventually find the answer. HINT #2: It says "1000 times" so it must be related to size. HINT #3: This is a unit, or denomination, problem. What is the letter used for units of length? H-050 OTTF? -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: Of course there is rule for the way they are arranged. Think about what that rule might be. HINT #2: How many cards are there? 10. This is a big hint. Of these cards the fifth card is blank. The letter you should write is a letter of the alphabet. This is also a hint. HINT #3: Unfortunately, in order to solve this puzzle requires some basic level English ability. However, don't be distraught. You probably learned this in your very first English lessons. H-051 A haircut -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: You can't cut your own hair. HINT #2: Everyone in town gets there hair cut by these barbers. There is no exception. HINT #3: Since you can't cut your own hair, then the reason you have a bad haircut is the person who cut it for you. H-052 Find the star -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: This is a puzzle where all you can do is look carefully. Look for the exact same shape as the example. A slightly changed shape won't do. HINT #2: Look on the left side of the image. HINT #3: Look in the upper left area of the image. H-053 Who ate it? -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: Only one person is lying. Look again at each brother's statement. If A is lying, then he didn't eat it. But, then does that make someone else's statement a lie? Think about things this way. HINT #2: If B is lying, then what A said can't be a lie. Also, not necessarily did only one person eat the fish dinner. HINT #3: I'll give you a big hint. Two brothers ate the fish. Think about which brothers that was. So, the person who is lying about that situation is your answer. H-054 Monster! -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: There are a lot of places in this image that look like eyes, but there is only one monster that is about to attack the town. HINT #2: The monster is huge. It is a monster big enough to cover the entire town. HINT #3: Do you know where the monster is attacking from? From above! H-055 Cutting bread -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: "You can't make a vertical thing horizontal," is often said by lazy people. But, you might be thinking that way. HINT #2: If you keep thinking the way the image is shown, you won't find the answer. Think about ways involving rotating the sandwich 90 degrees. HINT #3: The answer is really simple. Rotate the sandwich and cut it. You want to make a concave and a convex piece. H-056 How many turns? -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: Don't pay attention to the example path. One more hint: it doesn't say that you can only enter each room once. It's okay to pass through the same room multiple times. HINT #2: Based on the layout and the sample path you aren't thinking about making 90 degree turns, are you? The problem asks for number of turns, so of course you will move in straight lines, but the angle of each turn is up to you. HINT #3: Also, you don't have to go straight ahead to the right from the entrance. Think about entering on a diagonal path. Don't forget you can pass through the same room twice. H-057 Which cut? -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: If you think about the chain's state, then this isn't too hard to figure out. To make a straight link the end rings will be attached to only one other ring, and the middle rings will be attached to 2 rings. If one ring is attached to 3 or more rings, then it won't form a straight link. HINT #2: There are two ends to a straight link. Which rings are those two? They are attached to only one other ring. HINT #3: If you start with F, it is only attached to E. The other end is A. So which ring do you need to cut off? H-058 Ball and blocks 1 -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: If you just try moving the ball and blocks around, you'll eventually make it to the exit. In order to use the least amount of moves you need to be careful that when moving one block you don't make it impossible for another block to move. HINT #2: At first you can only move the horizontal blue blocks. Move this block up, and then move the small purple blocks horizontally next to each other in that space. Then move the lower yellow block to the right. Now you can move the blocks on the left side freely. HINT #3: Move the blocks according to hint #2 and you'll see the answer. In order to move the yellow block below the ball you want to move the green block on the left side. To move this you want to move the blue block below out of the way. You should be able to do this. H-059 The longest path? -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: This is a puzzle that looks easy, but really it's very simple to make a mistake. Think about this puzzle with the objective of having the least number of untraveled paths. HINT #2: The village is full of right angles, so there is one right path to follow. Using corners as your reference, you will need to use both long and short straight paths. Try drawing some paths and compare how much untraveled road you leave each time. HINT #3: From point A go straight to the left until the last corner, then start heading down. If you make an "S" shape in the center of town then your onto the right answer. H-060 Cat scales -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: You can replace things based on the information in images 1 and 2. The key is where you should focus. HINT #2: The result of image 2 tells us that 3 red cats are equal to 2 blacks and 1 white. Think about switching those in place of the 3 red cats on the left side of the puzzle's scale. HINT #3: The results of image 1 show us that 4 white cats are equal to 5 black cats. If you change the white cats on the right side of the scale into black cats, then the right side is now made up of 6 black cats. Think about this combined with the help from hint #2. H-061 Cross-shaped puzzle -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: In the cross already shown, there are 24 pins under the border lines of the cross. There are 49 total pins on the board. If you do the math of subtracting the 17 and 16 pins requested in the puzzle you will find that the correct number of connected pins will be 16. HINT #2: There is a limit to the number of cross shapes you can make. When you see a possible position that doesn't seem to meet the requirements, try changing your outlook. Orientation and... HINT #3: It's diagonal. After that it's just about how big to make the cross. Count the pins without making mistakes. H-062 The note -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: I'll give you a basic hint. A detective doesn't look at things from just one perspective, but from various perspectives. HINT #2: There are cases where you need to conceptualize from a flipped perspective. For example, try flipping over the note. HINT #3: Try flipping the note around and looking at it upside down. These aren't just numbers. Don't they look a little like letters of the alphabet. H-063 Couple crisis -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: 3 items have been dropped. But, he can only cover two things with his hands. What should he cover? HINT #2: He can hide two things, but, really, he just doesn't want to show these things to his wife. HINT #3: In this case it would be nice if the wife would close her eyes. Right! To make it so she can't see anything... H-064 Strange math -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: At first glance, this math looks quite strange, but everyone does this usually. You probably do this kind of math every day also. HINT #2: 8 minus 6 equals 2, is easy to understand. Think about how 8 plus 6 equals 2. There is an item often around us that we look at when we do this kind of math. HINT #3: In this kind of math you can only add up to 12. At least, in the way we often think about this in daily life. However, there is also a method which could allow it to go to 24. H-065 DogBirdTeaTeig -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: Dog, bird, tea have been output in their English meanings. But, butterfly was changed into the seemingly meaningless "TEIG". That is the key. This is a code puzzle. Can dog, bird, and tead be written in a different way? HINT #2: For example, "dog" can be written as "inu" in either hiragana or katakana. "Dog" is English, but focus on the way Japanese is written using the English alphabet. HINT #3: Let's write each Japanese word in English letters, "inu", "tori", "cha", "chou". So what are the two katakana characters that are related to the computer's output of "EDBI"? H-066 Birthday -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: So, the point to focus on is when her birthday occurs. If she turns 22 the day after tomorrow, then we know she is 21 today. Think about those two points. HINT #2: The day after tomorrow. That one day. The last year covers a large span of time. A whole year. A birthday is on a specific day, so pay attention to that difference above. HINT #3: You've asked this question in the year end period. Her birthday is the day after tomorrow, so it must straddle the new year. Right, the day after tomorrow must be next year. H-067 Chocolate code -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: The missing portions are a hint. What is the layout of characters? HINT #2: Think of all the hiragana characters. The 51 characters without the characters with " marks. How are they arranged? HINT #3: Arrange the hiragana in syllabary order, and then read in the direction of the missing pieces. If you don't figure it out she may get angry at you. H-068 Pentagon puzzle -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: There aren't any equilateral pentagons in the image. Find and count any five-sided shapes. HINT #2: Let's find all the shapes with five corners. You can rotate the image 90 degrees and see the same shapes. So when you find one five-sided shape you could count it four times. HINT #3: If you include the inscribed square you can find several five-sided shapes. It's easy to miss the shapes that result when you think about cutting off one corner of the exterior square. H-069 Chocolate 1 -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: The question asks for the lowest number of breaks needed, but no matter which you go about breaking it apart you get the same answer. HINT #2: If you break apart one chocolate bar once, you get two pieces. If you break one of those two pieces, you know have three pieces. Once more break any piece and after a total of 3 breaks you have 4 piece of chocolate. There seems to be a rule here. HINT #3: You can't break two pieces stacked on each other. Therefore, size doesn't matter. If you break any one piece of chocolate one time, you will get two pieces. Think about it this way and the answer will come to you. H-070 Flower vase puzzle -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: This is a puzzle where it's probably faster to just try it out rather than reading the hints. Try starting with the outline pieces. HINT #2: You should be able to put together the edge pieces easily. In other words, the unnecessary piece is one of the pieces that do not go along the edge. HINT #3: When you finish the outline there are only two pieces left. Try placing them to see which one completes the puzzle. H-071 Who ate it? 2 -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: This is a puzzle about finding the person who ate it, not who is lying. The trick to this kind of puzzle is to go through each suspect and assume they are the culprit. Then go through each testimony and see if anything contradicts this. Give it a try. HINT #2: In this situation, regardless of who the culprit is, three of the people are lying. So in a certain case, if it seems that two people must be telling the truth, then that suspect can't be the actual culprit. Only one person ate. It wasn't two people. HINT #3: If you've looked this far in the hints then I guess I'll have to almost go so far as to tell you the answer. A and B are lying. Think about it now. H-072 Bookworm -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: It's important to look closely at the image, but there is a system to figuring this out. Pay close attention to the arrangement of the books. (Book 1 is to the right, then book 2, then 3, and 4). HINT #2: Think about why the puzzle's description specifically mentioned that this is a collection of Japanese literature. Books and magazines are written in both horizontal and vertical script. How does the construction of each change based on this layout? HINT #3: Japanese literature is written vertically. This means it will be read from right to left. Modern horizontal writing is read from left to right. Right and left, the way you read through the books is different, so, too, the way you open the books is flipped. H-073 How many can you draw? -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: "You can use the same points multiple times" and "the squares can be arranged diagonally". This means you will probably have to do both of these things. HINT #2: You can draw squares of three different sizes. You can probably see the smallest size right away. There are five. HINT #3: Find the squares that are angled 45 degrees. There are 4. If you can find the largest size squares then you can answer the question. H-074 Broken glass -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: This puzzle is a little mean. The actual culprit is definitely lying, but it is also possible that other people who didn't break it are lying. Be careful. HINT #2: The real criminal is definitely lying. So, if referring to themselves they have to say, "I didn't break it." In other words, B didn't break the window. Therefore, D must be telling the truth. So D can't be the real criminal either. HINT #3: If A is telling the truth, then C must be telling the truth too. Which means that no one broke the window? So, it must be that A or C broke the window. H-075 Solid lines -------------------------------------------- HINT #1: Think about how many lines will meet at each corner point. HINT #2: Let's focus on the fact that 3 lines will meet at each corner. When the piece of wire enters a corner and then leaves it, this will be two of the lines. Now, one more line needs to end at this corner point. HINT #3: There are a total of 8 corners. From hint #2 we know that each of these needs a line to end at it. One piece of wire has two ends. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX PUZZLES XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX A-001 Where is my village? --------------------------------------------- ANSWER: Northwestern village A-002 The handle and the hole ---------------------------------------------- ANSWER: #1 A-003 The mysterious hat -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: A A-004 Where is my home? -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: The house in the center with a blue roof. A-005 The digital clock -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: 34 A-006 Which is lighter? -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: The answer changes. Put three weights (for example: #1, #2, #3) on one side of the scale. Then put three more (#4, #5, #6) on the other side. Then press the button to weight them. If they are the same: then remove all these weights (#1-#6) and place the remaining two (#7, #8) on the scale, weigh them and the lighter (i.e. higher) is the answer. If one side is lighter in the initial weighing: remove all the weights from the heavier side, place one of the three remaining weights on the other side of the scale, and take one other off the scale, and weigh again, if one side is lighter that is your answer, if they are the same then the weight you took off is the answer. A-007 Wolves and Birds -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: First, take two wolves across then bring one wolf back. Next, again take two wolves, and bring one back. Next, send two birds across, and bring a bird and a wolf back. Next, send two birds across and send one wolf back. Next, take two wolves across, and send one back. Finally, bring the last two wolves across. A-008 Planting pay -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: 50 A-009 Tragedy of the matchstick dog -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: Imagine the dog smashed flat on his belly. What used to be his back is now his right side. Just move the inner pair of legs up and attach them to his right shoulder and hip. You don't need to change their current angle. It will look something like this: \ / <| |- / \ A-010 Odd one out kanji -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: 知 (The other kanji are all formed from shapes that when split left and right can be read as katakana) A-011 Arcs and straight lines -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: 10 A-012 Combination squares -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: Cut so that the top piece of the image will be divided such that the first row is five blocks across, and the second row consists of only the middle block. OOOOO --O OO| O OO OO A-013 Sinking ship puzzle -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: 13 A-014 Playing with chairs -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: E A-015 Leftover -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: 3 A-016 Pen and triangle -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: 7 A-017 Odd one out 1 -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: ジェリア (This is the card which is directly above and between the two cards at the bottom of the screen. A-018 Grabbers and garbage -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: Move the central horizontal stick half a length to the left. Then move the upper right vertical stick to below the left end of the horizontal match making the claw part of the image down-facing over the piece of garbage. A-019 Crowded garage -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: (Note: I'll refer to the cars as vert.(ical) and hor.(izontal) to denote the direction they are facing) : Move the hor. car above the red car to the right. : Move the two vert. cars in front of the red car up. : Move the red car to the right. : Move the vert. car in the bottom left corner up. : Move the two hor. cars in the bottom left to the left. : Move the vert. car in the top center(the left one)to the bottom. : Move the red car to the left. : Move the vert. car in the center to the bottom. : Move the two cars in the top right corner to the left. : Move the vert. car in front of the red car and the vert. car in front of the exit to the top. : Move the red car out the exit to the right. A-020 Commuting enemies -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: Starting clockwise from A - Person A goes: down, right, down, down, left, left, down, down, right to the end, and up. Person B goes: down, down, down. Person C goes: right, down, down, down, left, left, down, left to the other C. Person D goes: up, left, up, up, left to the end, down, down, down, and right. A-021 A pill a day -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: 8 A-022 -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: Start one rope at the top left post and run it to the left of the center pig and to the right of the middle pig on the bottom. Run another rop from the top right post along the right side of the center pig and to the left of the middle pig on the bottom. Finally run a rope between the two posts that are just below and to the outside of the top pigs on the left and right, it should make a line above the center pig. A-023 -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: -Pour the 8l into the 5l. -Pour the 5l into the 3l. -Pour the 3l back into the 8l. -Pour the 5l into the 3l. -Pour the 8l into the 5l. -Pour the 5l into the 3l. -Pour the 3l into the 8l. A-024 -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: -Pour the 10l into the 7l. -Pour the 7l into the 3l. -Pour the 3l back into the 10l. -Pour the 7l into the 3l. -Pour the 3l back into the 10l. -Pour the 7l into the 3l. -Pour the 10l into the 7l. -Pour the 7l into the 3l. -Pour the 3l into the 10l. A-025 Coin triangle -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: Move the top coin to the right of the coin right side of the coin immediately below on the right. Move the coin at the bottom right corner below and between the center pair of coins on the bottom row. Move the bottom left corner coin up to form the top left corner of the down-pointing triangle. A-026 In the jar -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: 59 A-027 Next seat -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: Clockwise from the top: 1, 3, 6, 4, 2, 5. A-028 Where is the mark? -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: The correct dot is in the same place as where the red dot is now in the left image of image B. A-029 5 suspects -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: 1 A-030 Written in one stroke? -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: The house looking image is the answer. A-031 Horse-racing puzzle -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: 1 A-032 Splitting candy -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: 100 A-033 Light it up -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: Circle the match. A-034 Strange letter -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: 12 カナダ、イタリア、イラク、ウガンダ、イラン、ヨルダン、オーストリー、 トルコ、コンゴ、インド、メキシコ、タイ A-035 Strange dots -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: 3 A-036 Multiplying like mice -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: 1 A-037 Brother and sister -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: 6 and 6 A-038 On an airplane -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: Onomimono, (circle the drink) A-039 Written in one stroke 2 -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: The hat cannot be drawn. A-040 How old is dad? -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: 44 A-041 Cheapest -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: D A-042 Camera and a case -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: 95 A-043 3 umbrellas -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: 0 A-044 Stamp puzzle -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: -Top left 4 stamps in a square shape. -Top right 10 and 60 with the immediately below 20 and the 10 to the right. -The three central 30 and the 10 between them. -On the left edge, the straight line of the 10, 80, and 10. -On the bottom, next to the above shape, the 20, 70, and 10. -Below the central 30's and 10 group, the 90 and the 10 in a horizontal group. -On the right side, in a left-bending L-shape, from the top, 20, 40, 10, and 30. A-045 Alien puzzle -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: コンパス A-046 Big star -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: Connect the four largest stars in the sky with the top of the tree in the center of the screen. Each point of the star will have two lines coming from it and running to the two points opposite it. A-047 Thief's escape route -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: B A-048 Cats and mice -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: 5 A-049 1000 times puzzle -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: m A-050 OTTF? -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: F A-051 A haircut -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: A A-052 Find the star -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: The star is in the upper left hand side, but separated from the edge of the image. The "T" of "Touch" runs alongside the bottom-right leg of the star. The top-left leg of the star goes from the point: gray, white, gray. The top leg goes from the point: white, black, white. A-053 Who ate it? -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: C A-054 Monster! -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: Place the knife over the image that looks like moon in the upper left side. A-055 Cutting bread -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: 1 A-056 How many turns? -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: 2 A-057 Which cut? -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: D A-058 Ball and blocks 1 -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: -Move the blue block in the top right up. -Move the two purple blocks into the space below it. -Move the bottom yellow block to the right. -Move the bottom blue block down and to the right. -Bring the green block down to the bottom. -Move the top yellow block to the left. -Move the red ball down as far as possible. -Move the tope yellow block back to the right. -Move the green block back up. -Move the bottom blue block to the left. -Take the ball to the exit hole. A-059 The longest path? -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: Go straight from the start to the left until the end. Then go down to the second intersection. Go to the right until the second intersection and go up one block. Then go left one block, up one block, and right to end. Now go down to the bottom of the map, and then turn and go all the way to the left to point B. A-060 Cat scales -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: The left side. A-061 Cross-shaped puzzle -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: Turn the cross diagonally. The ends of the protruding legs will span from one corner of the example cross to the next corner. The inner corners of the legs will form a V-shape at the end of the legs of the example cross. A-062 The note -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: Circle the man on the left side. A-063 Couple crisis -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: Move the hands to cover the wife's eyes. A-064 Strange math -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: 1 A-065 DogBirdTeaTeig -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: ヒト (hito, person) A-066 Birthday -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: 1 / 2 A-067 Chocolate code -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: だいすき (daisuki) A-068 Pentagon puzzle -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: 12 A-069 Chocolate 1 -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: 29 A-070 Flower vase puzzle -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: The piece at 1 o'clock is the unnecessary piece. The piece at 10 o'clock goes in the center of the vase. A-071 Who ate it? 2 -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: C. A-072 Bookworm -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: 4. A-073 How many can you draw? -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: 11 A-074 Broken glass -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: A A-075 Broken glass -------------------------------------------- ANSWER: 4. Copyright 2007 Scott I I've posted this to GameFAQs, I can't imagine any other site wanting to use it, but if you do just post a message in the Layton kyouju to fushigi na machi message board and I'll get back to you. I'm not opposed to other sites using this, I'd just like to know where it's going. Also, if you have any notes, comments, or questions just post them in the message board area and make clear in the subject line that you are referring to this FAQ.