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    UK Exclusive Puzzle Solutions by purplecatlover

    Version: UK | Updated: 11/11/08 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

    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.
    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
    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?
    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.
    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?
    	B:lighter than 100grams
    	C: exactly 100grams
    	D: heavier than 100 grams
    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.
    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
    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
    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?
    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?
    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?
    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.
    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
    A: I never lie.
    B: A is lying. I'm the one telling the truth.
    C: B is lying. I'm the honest one!
    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
    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?
    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?
    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
    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
    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?
    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?
    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.
    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?
    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?
    1. Before you get started on any calculations, read the explanation very
    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?
    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
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