# Professor Layton and the Curious Village

## UK Exclusive Puzzle Solutions by purplecatlover

**Version:** UK | **Updated:** 11/11/08 | **Printable Version**

PROFESSOR LAYTON AND THE CURIOUS VILLAGE ENGLISH/UK VERSION ------------------------------------------------------------- The English version of Professor Layton and the Curious Village has a 15 puzzles that are different to those in the American version. Also 9 of the puzzles have different names, but are essentially the same puzzle. Measurements and currency are in English units in the English version. Section one is a list of all 120 puzzles in the main game. The different puzzles with their hints are listed in section two, and answers in section 3. Puzzles are located in the same places as they are in the USA version. -------------------------- SECTION 1: PUZZLE LIST ------------------------- Below is a complete puzzle list for the English version. Puzzles with ** are different, with * are named differently but are the same. *1 Where's the Village 2. The Crank and Slot 3. Strange Hats 4. Where's my House? **5 Clock Hands 6. Light Weight 7. Wolves and Chicks 8.Farm Work 9. One Poor Pooch **10.Four Digits 11.Arc and Line 12 Make a Rectangle 13 Sinking Ship 14 Which Chair 15 How Many are Left? 16 Triangles and Ink 17 Five Card Shuffle 18 Of Dust and Dustpan *19 Car Park Gridlock *20 Unfriendly Commute 21 Pill Prescription 22 Pig Pen Partitions 23 Juice Pitchers 24 Milk Pitchers 25 Equilateral Triangle 26 Bottle Full of Germs 27 Bickering Brothers 28 Find The Dot 29 Five Suspects 30 One Line Puzzle 1 31 Racetrack Riddle *32 Sweet Jars 33 Light Which One? 34 How Many Sheets 35 Strange Dots 36 Too Many Mice 37 Brother and Sister 38 Island Hopping 39 1 Line Puzzle 2 *40 Fathers Age 41 Spare Change 42 The Camera and the Case 43 Three Umbrellas 44 Stamp Stumper **45 Lunar Weight **46 Star in the Night Sky 47 On the Run 48 Cats and Mice 49 1000 Times 50 Number Maze 51 The Town Barbers 52 Find a Star 53 Fish Thief 54 Monster 55 The Odd Sandwich 56 The Lazy Guard 57 Cut Which One 58 Get the Ball Out 1 59 The Longest Path 60 Weighing Cats 61 Pin Board Shapes **62 A Tricky Inheritance *63 Mothers Age 64 Odd Equations *65 Letters and Numbers 66 Five Borrowers **67 How Many Sweets 68 Find The Pentagons 69 Chocolate Puzzle 70 The Shattered Vase 71 Sausage Thief **72 Truth and Lies 73 How Many Squares 74 A Broken Window 75 The Wire Cube **76 Flower Garden 77 Which Job 78 Water Pitchers 79 Apples to Oranges 80 Too Many Queens 1 81 Too Many Queens 2 82 Too Many Queens 3 83 Too Many Queens 4 84 Which Boxes to Move **85 Train Speed 86 Squares and Circles 87 Ferris Wheel Riddle **88 Leaky Tank 89 Which Way? 90 Get the Ball Out 2 91 Pattern Matching 92 Wash up 93 Over the River 94 Get The Ball Out 4 **95 A Magic Square **96 On The Stairs *97 Maidens Escape 98 Card Order 99 33333! 100 Seven Squares 101 Splitting it up 102 Aces and Joker 103 Wood Cut-outs 104 A Sweet Treat 105 Rolling a Three 106 How Many Glasses *107 Worm in the Apple 108 Not Knots 109 Laziest Man on Earth 110 The Vanishing Cube **111 Making a Square 112 My Beloved **113 Pet Menagerie 114 Tetrahedron Trial 115 Odd Box Out 116 The Largest Total 117 Painting A Cube 118 Red and Black Cards 119 Red and Blue 1 120 Get the Ball Out 3 Laytons Challenges ------------------- 121 Diamond in teh Flag 122 The Next Die 123 Tons of Triangles **124 The Rope Ladder 125 Rolling the Die 126 Red and Blue 2 127 Perimeter Perplexer 128 Number Lock 129 Four Balls 130 Too Many Queens 5 131 Heavier or Lighter? *132 Princess's Escape 133 Finish The equation 134 Land Disputes *135 Queens Escape --------------------------------- SECTION TWO: PUZZLES AND HINTS ---------------------------------- 5 Clock Hands ---------------- An ordinary analogue clock has two hands, with he longer hand moving faster around the face of the clock.Assuming that this clock keeps perfect time, how many times will the long and short hands pass over each other between 12 noon and 12 midnight? Hints: 1.The hands pass over each other once and hour. so in 12 hours they will pass 12 times.....or will they? 2.The hands start off on top of each other at 12 noon, so that doesn't count as a pass. 3.One pass every hour. but the hands don't pass over each other on the hour. they will pass at around 5 minutes past 1 or 33 minutes past 6. So what time will it be the last time they pass? 10.Four Digits --------------- A, B,C and D are single digit numbers. The following equations can all be made with these numbers. A + C = D A x B = C C -B = B A x 4 = D Find the values of each digit and input your answer as a 4 digit number ABCD. Hints: 1. Two of the equations have D as their answer. Your starting point should be to compare these two equations. 2. A + C and A x 4 both equal D. Since A x 4 is the same as A + A +A + A, C must equal A x 3. 3. C - B = B. This means that C = 2 x B. You also know form the second hint that C = 3 x A. Only one single-digit is divisible by both 2 and 3. Find it and you've found the key to solving the puzzle. 45 Lunar Weight ---------------- The force of gravity on the moon is about one sixth of that of earth. this means that on the moon, an object weighs about one-sixth what it does on earth. If you bring a 600gram weight on the scale, which of the following weights will the scale indicate? A:0grams B:lighter than 100grams C: exactly 100grams D: heavier than 100 grams Hints: 1. To use a scale, you place the object to be weighed on top of the tray. Do you see? 2. If the gravity is one-sixth, then a 600g object should weigh 100g. But the question is, what weight is indicated on the scale? Think about what parts a scale is made up of. 3. When there's nothing on the tray, a scale will show 0g. But the tray itself also has a certain weight, you know. That weight will also be one-sixth on the moon. 46 Star in the Night Sky ------------------------ Look a giant star in the night sky! How many triangles can you find in the picture? Be sure to count overlapping triangles separately. Hints: 1. I'm sure you've already counted the little chimney and roof of the house. Haven't you? 2. There are some triangles hidden inside the giant star. 3. Five of the triangles inside the giant star are easy to find. But here are more... 50 Number Maze -------------- Try this number maze for size. Start from the center square and continue until you reach one of the goal squares a-d. Here are the rules: 1. You can move the number of squares written on the square you are currently on 2. You can move horizontally or vertically but only in one direction per move 3. You must land exactly on a goal square to finish Which goal square can you reach? Hints: 1.If you try out all the possible routes from the starting point, you'll eventually find the answer. But if you look at the problem a little differently, it won't take so long! 2.The rules are actually helpful hints. You have to land exactly on a goal square.... 3.Find the squares that you can move form to land exactly on a goal square. 62 A Tricky Inheritance ------------------------- A man made a rather odd stipulation in his will regarding which of his 3 sons would inherit his estate. To the one who can work out the area of this triangular section of my estate, I bestow the entire inheritance Now the man passed away and his sons are at a loss! Finding the area of his perfectly square estate is easy, but no one can find the area of the triangle. Can you find the answer? Hints: 1.Lets review the method for finding the area of a right-angled triangle. You simply multiply the lengths of the two sides that make the right angle, and divide by 2. You can use this to solve the puzzle. 2.The only lengths you know for the square shaped estate are 10m and 20m, so it should be easy to work things out. From the corner to the 10m point is half the length of a side of the square. by drawing extra lines from these points, you can easily find the answer 3.Its difficult to work out the area of the triangle directly, but its easier to find the areas of the 3 smaller triangles surrounding it. If you find those areas and subtract them form the are of the square, you'll have the area of the large triangle. Although there is an even better way. 66 Five Borrowers -------------------- Each of these 5 people has borrowed money from one of the others, and each has lent money to one of the others. You know that none of them has lent money to more than one person, and none of them has borrowed money from someone that they have lent money to. You also know these facts 1.B borrowed money from A. 2.E did not lend money to A. 3.C lent money to D. Who did A borrow money from? Hints: 1.Borrowing and lending can get quite complicated. To make things easier, you should think of each transaction only in terms of one person lending money to another. Doing this means you need to find five transactions. You already know two... 2.You know who A and C lent money to, but not who B, D and E did. However, since B borrowed money form A, and D borrowed money form C, you know that B, D and E must have lent money to one of A, C and E. 3.From hint 2, you know that E lent money to either A, C or E. Of course, you can't lend money to yourself, so that leaves A or C, and you can eliminate A based on the information in the puzzle. So E lent money to C. that leaves 2 more transactions to find....... 67 How Many Sweets ------------------- Three boys are talking about how many sweets they each have. A: B has the most. B: if C gave me one sweet, I'd have twice as many as A does. C: it'd be better if B gave me two sweets. Then we'd all have the same amount! How many sweets are there in total. Hints: 1.If B gave C 2 sweets, everyone would have the same number. This must mean that the difference between A and B is two sweets, and the difference between B and C is twice that, making four. 2.You know form hint 1 that the difference between A and B is two sweets. You also know that if B got one sweet from C, he would have twice as many sweets as A. put these two facts together and you should be able to work out how many sweets A has. 3.You can work out form hint 2 that A has three sweets. That makes it easy to work out how many B has, since you know he has two more 72 Truth and Lies --------------------- Here's a famous puzzle. One of these 3 is telling the truth, and the other two are lying. Based on their statements, can you determine who is telling the truth? A: I never lie. B: A is lying. I'm the one telling the truth. C: B is lying. I'm the honest one! Hints: 1.This is a logic puzzle. You know there is only one person telling the truth. First, pick someone and assume they are telling the truth. With that assumption does their statement lead to there being more than one person telling the truth? If it does, then you know they must be lying. 2.If you call a liar a liar, you are telling the truth. B and C are both calling someone a liar. What does that mean? 3.If A is telling the truth, then B must be a liar. If B is a liar, then C is also telling the truth. That makes two people telling the truth.... 76 Flower Garden ------------------- You decide to rent some space in a flower garden. Informing the owner of the garden that you need enough space for 12 plants, he tells you that there are four suitable allotments available, A-D. The rent for each allotment is calculated by area, but on top of the rent for the 12 plant-sized spaces, there is also a separate charge for the fence around the whole allotment. With this in mind, can you tell which allotment has the most expensive rent? Hints: 1.You can find the answer by adding up the length of fence around all the allotments, but there is another way... 2.At first glance, doesn't A look like it has the shortest length of fence? Yes it does! 3.Each individual square has four sides, so an allotment of 12 squares will have 48 sides in total, with some shared between squares. The number of sides being shared by neighbouring squares will differ greatly depending on the shape of the allotment. 85 Train Speed --------------- A train with a length of 100m takes 30 seconds to travel over a 400m bridge. Assuming that the trains speed is constant, how many kilometres per hour is it travelling at? Hints: 1.You're probably thinking that this is a really bothersome calculation problem. Actually there's a really easy way to work it out. Just make sure you get all the numbers right before you start. 2.A 100m train travelling over a 400m bridge in 30 seconds. So you have to divide 400 by 30 right? Well, the train starts travelling over the bridge the moment the front of the train is on the bridge, and it finishes once the end of the train has moved off the bridge. How far has the train travelled in this time? 3.Can you see that the train must travel 500m in order to travel completely over the bridge? If so, the rest is easy. 500M is 0.5km. 30 seconds is 0.5 minutes. 88 Leaky Tank -------------- A 2.5m deep water tank has water poured into it for 8 hours, starting at 9am. The water level rises by 60cm in this time. However, it seems that water is leaking out again at night, because by next morning the water level has dropped by 20cm. If the water level continues to rise by 40cm a day in this way, on what day will the tank first overflow? Hints: 1.The total rise in water level each day is 40cm, just as the puzzle says. But if you think about it, isn't there an important point missing? Yes you're on the right track now. 2.In 8 hours starting at 9am – in other words until 5pm – water enters the tank and the water level rises by 60cm. For the next 16 hours water leaks out of the tank, bringing the water level down by 20cm. 3.At 5pm on day 1, the water level is 60cm. At 9am on day 2, it's 40cm. At 5pm on day 2, 1m. At 9am on day 3, 80cm. At 5pm on day 3, 1.4m. At 9am on day 4, 1.2m. Notice anything? 96 On The Stairs ----------------- Jim, Mike Steve and Tom are standing on the stairs. You know the following about them: 1.Jim and Tom are not next to each other. 2.Steve and Mike are one step apart. 3.Tom is on a higher step than Steve. So which of A, B, C and D is Jim? Hints: 1.This puzzle is about conditions. Ask yourself: what if Jim were at A? What if he were at B? Start with a possible answer and see if it fits the condition of the question. 2.Steve and Mike are next to each other. In other words, the are one of the groups AB, BC or CD. 3.Combine the information in the second hint with the fact that Tom is above Steve. You can then add the information that Jim is not next to tom, so.... 111 Making a Square --------------------- 3 of the 4 parts A-D shown van be combined to form a square. Circle the one that isn't used. You are allowed to rotate the parts freely when combining them. Hints: 1.Each side of the square formed will be four smaller squares long. 2.With four on each side the large square will be made up of 16 smaller squares. B contains six squares, and the others contain five. So the unused part must be A, C or D. 3.You'll definitely need to use A. So, the answer must be C or D. 113 Pet Menagerie -------------------- This young man is boasting about the many and varied pets he keeps. I have 10 pets. not just canaries and dogs, but tortoises and even snakes! I can't tell you how many of each animal I have, but there are 6 wings, 3 shells and 26 legs between all of them! Can you work out how many snakes he has? Hints: 1.Birds have 2 wings and 2 legs. Since only the canaries have wings you know there must be 3 canaries to make a total of 6 wings. That means canaries account for 6 of the legs too. 2.Tortoises have 4 legs. With a total of 3 shells, there can only be 3 tortoises ,which makes a total of 12 legs. Added to the 6 canaries that's 18 legs accounted for. 3.The boy states he has 10 pets with a total of 26 legs. Canaries and tortoises together make up 6 pets with 18 legs so there are 4 pets and 8 legs left. Dogs as you know have 4 legs..... 124 The Rope Ladder -------------------- A rope ladder hangs from the side of a boat floating up to the ninth rung. The ocean is calm, with almost no waves. If the water rises by 40cm every hour, and the rungs of the ladder are 30cm apart, which rung will the water level be at in three hours? Hints: 1. Before you get started on any calculations, read the explanation very thouroughly. 2.The end of the rope ladder is under the surface of the ocean. Try to picture this. you'll see how easy this puzzle really is. 3.The boat is floating in the ocean! It's not going to sink when the water level rises, is it? -------------------- SECTION 3: ANSWERS -------------------- 5 Clock Hands Answer: 10 times. 10.Four Digits Answer: 2368 45 Lunar Weight Answer: B 46 Star in the Night Sky Answer: 12 50 Number Maze Answer: B 62 A Tricky Inheritance Answer: 150 66 Five Borrowers Answer: D 67 How Many Sweets Answer: 9 72 Truth and Lies Answer: B 76 Flower Garden Answer :D 85 Train Speed Answer = 60 88 Leaky Tank Answer: day 6 96 On The Stairs Answer: D 111 Making a Square Answer: D 113 Pet Menagerie Answer: 2 snakes 124 The Rope Ladder Answer: 9 Any errors or questions contact me by email lilweme@yahoo.ie If you want to copy this to anywhere else, please email me to tell me first and credit me.