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Professor Layton and the Unwound Future Puzzle Hints Guide Created by: Andy Richter/AndyLovesCirno [sirandyrichter@gmail(dot)com] Copyright 2010 Joshua McCloud ======================================================== 1. Introduction 2. Legal Stuff 3. Updates 4. Puzzles/Hints 5. Closing ======================================================== 1. Introduction ======================================================== Hello, and welcome to a guide I've created for the third game in the Professor Layton series, Professor Layton and the Unwound Future. Basically, the reason this guide exists is because I know I'm probably not the only person out there who just wanted to get hints for a specific puzzle or whatnot, maybe not having enough Hint Coins or not wanting to waste them. Maybe you just wanted a bit more help, without spoiling the entire answer of the puzzle. I do believe there is currently no place on the Internet that has all 672 hints for the game's 168 main puzzles in plain text. I aim to change that, right now. #Feel free to CTRL-F the number of the puzzle giving you trouble, and you'll be taken to its hints. Annnnd no, I didn't actually ace every puzzle. I just included the max number of Picarats for, ...I don't know, niceness's sake? ======================================================== 2. Legal Stuff ======================================================== This FAQ cannot be reproduced in any way shape, or form with my consent. It cannot be used in any sort of commercial transaction, it cannot be given away as some sort of bonus, gift, etc., As this creates incentive to buy and is therefore prohibited. All game content is copyright to their respectful owners. Stealing is bad, 'kay? Well, I suppose you can print it if you want. ======================================================== 3. Updates ======================================================== Monday, September 27th, 2010 I started the FAQ. I also ended the FAQ. I mean, as I write this, I haven't started at all. But as you read this, it's fully complete. I don't think there'll be any more updates, either. Maybe typo fixes. I was also trying to figure out a way I might turn the FAQ into a script dump for the puzzles, as well. You know, with the failtext and wintext included. Ultimately, it's been scrapped for right now specifically because I wanted to avoid spoiling people, and the wintext of a majority of puzzles spoil the answer. Someday. I guarantee, someday. Maybe when guides gain spoiler tag support... Then again, a majority of the Super Hints spoil the puzzle too, but not usually directly, so it's okay. I think. Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 Happy birthday, mom. I dedicate this guide to you. Of course, I realize that you rarely play video games, and have probably never heard of Professor Layton, but still, I think it's the thought that counts, right? A thousand apologies for the three "symbol" puzzles. I am, of course, unable to put symbols in plaintext, and everything I tried looked wrong. I provided screenshots, at the very least. I could have used ASCII art, but I'm not skilled in it, and no human being would waste his or her time creating some for this guide, so the screenshots will have to do. Sorry. So yeah. This thing was far harder to document than I thought it would be. It obviously didn't take the one day I thought it would, more like almost a week, counting the fact that all of my free time during that period was dedicated to this guide alone. I'm going to guess this might be because I'm 20 now and way too old to be typing on a keyboard. Blah. In the end, I don't regret it, though. It's finished now, and now I can rest and look upon it happily. It's time for a long sleep. Later. ======================================================== 4. Puzzles/Hints ======================================================== Well, here we go. There's not much to say. There are 153 puzzles in the "story mode" of Professor Layton and the Unwound Future, along with 15 bonus "Layton's Challenges" puzzles after you've done those, for a total of 168 puzzles total in the game clocking in at 672 total hints. Of course, there are also weekly Wi-Fi puzzles, but I will not be covering those because they don't have any hints. Plus, I don't know if I have it in me to keep up updating this thing every week for a year. Ed: I just checked, and apparently the Wi-Fi puzzles DO have hints? At the very least, the first puzzle has a sole Hint now. Nothing for the second. Are the hints for the Wi-Fi puzzles only unlocked when the new one comes out? I'm confused, but let me know, I'll include the Wi-Fi puzzles if they all indeed get hints. Well whatever, the hints await. Enjoy. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.001: "Party Crasher" 10/10 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ There's an uninvited guest at the event, but the guard has received a few clues as to his whereabouts. "His table is next to one with a red flower. His tablecloth is a different color than any next to it. Oh, and his table isn't decorated with a yellow flower." "Next to" means tables connected by dotted lines. Take the guard to the intruder's table. ======================================================== Hint 1: The clues mention the colors of the flowers and the tablecloths. Use the Memo function to mark the clues on the seating plan. It may help you visualize the situation more clearly. Hint 2: Though one of the clues is that "his table is next to one with a red flower," it doesn't mean that the table in question doesn't have a red flower as well. Hint 3: Pay attention to the tablecloths. If you find some tables that are a different color from their neighbors... Super Hint: Look for a table with a red flower and a red tablecloth. There's only one table that fits the bill. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.002: "The Clock Shop" 15/15 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Below is the map to the clock shop that accompanied the letter from future Luke. Using the times on the side of the map as clues, find the shop. Draw a circle around the letter of the correct building and then tap Submit. ======================================================== Hint 1: To figure out the route, you need to know where to turn and in which direction to go, right? Hint 2: Picture the times listed on an analog clock. The minute hand is always pointing straight up, but the hour hand points in various directions... Hint 3: People who are having trouble might be thinking only about the direction in which to go. Try facing the map as you might look at a clock on a wall. Then use the Memo function to draw the direction of the hour hand directly on the map. Super Hint: For each time listed, move in the direction the hour hand would point on an analog clock. #At the first intersection you come to, the time is 12:00, so you have to keep going north. The next time is 3:00, so you've got to head east at the second intersection you come to. You can work out the rest from here. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.003: "Bus Scheduling" 10/10 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ It takes you one hour to get to the office by bus. Your work takes two hours to complete, after which you catch the bus back home. Based on the departure time listed below, which bus, A, B, C, D, or E, should you take to work in order to minimize the wait for a ride home? Note: The depart times for the buses home are listed to the right. ======================================================== Hint 1: It doesn't matter what time you get to work, so you can take any of the buses and be fine. But once you get there, you're stuck taking whatever bus leaves the soonest after you finish working. Start your thinking from there. Hint 2: For example, suppose there was a bus you could take to the office at 12:30 p.m. In this case, you would arrive at 1:30 p.m. It takes two hours to finish your work, so by the time you were done, it would be 3:30 p.m. That's the soonest you could catch a bus home. #So for each of the buses going to the office, figure out what time you'd be done working and ready for a ride home. Hint 3: You're not overlooking any choices because they seem too late, are you? As long as you get your work done, you can show up at the office at whatever time works best for you. Super Hint: Go to work late, head home first thing in the morning: this schedule is the most time effective, so which bus is it? ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.004: "Moving Day" 15/15 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Two men are moving boxes from the first floor to the third. The larger man can carry two boxes at a time, and it takes him one minute to get to the third floor. The smaller man can carry only one box at a time, but it takes him just 30 seconds to make it to the third floor. For both men, the return trip to the first floor is the same as the trip up. If there were seven boxes total, how many minutes would it take the men to get all the boxes to the third floor? ======================================================== Hint 1: You can get the answer by calculating everything out, but it's a lot easier to visualize if you use the Memo function. After one minute has passed, how many boxes have been moved? And where are the locations of the two men at that time? Hint 2: After a minute is up, the larger man has carried two boxes up and the smaller man has carried one. The larger man is still upstairs, though, while the little guy has made it back down to the first floor. If this is the case, what's their progress after two minutes?# Hint 3: At the end of two minutes, the larger fellow has made it down to the first floor again and is ready to bring up some more boxes. The little guy has brought another box upstairs, for a total of four boxes on the third floor. That means there are just three boxes left to move. Super Hint: In the earlier hints, you have learned that after two minutes have passed, four boxes had been brought upstairs and both men were back down on the first floor. If it takes 30 seconds for the little guy to get upstairs with one box, and the larger fellow can make it upstairs with two boxes in a minute... ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.005: "The Timepiece" 20/20 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ You've arrived at the clock shop, but there doesn't seem to be a way to open the door. While you're looking for the doorknob, a voice from inside calls out. "Press the panel with the timepiece." What panel do you press? Remember, you can only press one. ======================================================== Hint 1: Look for a panel with a "timepiece." However, keep in mind that there are many different kinds of timepieces. Since the instructions tell you to "press the panel with the timepiece," you know that the entire timepiece should fit on one panel... Hint 2: You're not looking for an ordinary analog or digital clock. There are other types of timepieces besides those with a lot of moving parts. Try to think of some examples. Hint 3: Even though you're looking for a timepiece, that doesn't mean it will necessarily help you tell the time. Instead, the timepiece you're looking for shows you how much time has passed. These days, you'd probably just use a stopwatch to do the same thing, but what you're looking for is more of a classic type of timepiece. Super Hint: You're looking for an hourglass. You probably saw it without even realizing it was there. Go ahead and try to find it now. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.006: "Needling Needles" 15/15 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ "It's so dark in the shop that I'm having trouble seeing these tiny needles and thread. Can you help me out of this Jam, dearie?" There are two threads, A and B. How many needles' eyes does thread A pass through? ======================================================== Hint 1: The secret to solving this one is just patience and careful counting. This is more a piece of advice than a hint, but try using the Memo function to mark the needles that thread A passes through. It'll make things much easier. Hint 2: Use the Memo function to trace the path of thread A. Then with a different color, mark the needles that thread A passes through. You can even draw a thicker line so that it's easier to see. Hint 3: You still haven't got it? Well, let's just say it's a double-digit number. Super Hint: The answer is the sum of the numbers one through four. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.007: "What's the Time?" 15/15 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ This analog clock fell off the wall and hit the floor so hard that all of the numbers popped off! What a mess... The clock also stopped working when it hit the ground, but even without the numbers, you can still tell exactly what time it fell. What time is the clock showing? Don't worry about a.m. and p.m. ======================================================== Hint 1: Pay close attention to where the hour and minute hands are pointing. If you have an analog clock handy, you could figure out the answer by playing around with it. But if you just think about how the hands move as the time changes, you should be able to figure it out. Hint 2: Have you noticed exactly where the hour and minute hands are pointing? What time is it on an analog clock when the hour and minute hands are in a straight line? Hint 3: The hour and minute hands are each pointing straight at one of the hour marks around the clock, so the time must be right on an hour. The hour and minute hands are also in a straight line, so what time must it be? Super Hint: Even if you don't own an analog clock, you can get the answer right away if you visualize the clock hands moving around as the hours go by. First, picture the hour and minute hands pointing straight up and overlapping at 12:00. Now, as the hands move hour by hour, when is the one time when they end up pointing in a straight line? ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.008: "The Odd Clock" 15/15 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Here is a numberless clock that some prankster has rotated an unknown amount. The clock is still running normally, though, and each colored circle on its face represents an hour. Even without the numbers, you can still tell what time it is. Write down the exact hour. It doesn't matter whether it's a.m. or p.m. but your answer should be in the form of XX o'clock. ======================================================== Hint 1: The hour hand and the minute hand are overlapping each other, aren't they? Hint 2: The hour and minute hands are overlapping, and they're also pointing at one of the hours. Hint 3: The hour and minute hands are overlapping, and they're also pointing at one of the hours. There's only one hour that it could be. Super Hint: Imagine the two hands pointing straight up. That should give you the answer. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.009: "Cogged Down" 25/25 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Your task is to make the top and bottom cogs turn clockwise, as shown by the red arrows in the diagram. In order to do this, which extra cog should be inserted, A, B, or C? Tap the letter in the center of the correct cog to submit your answer. ======================================================== Hint 1: To find out how to make both the top and bottom cogs turn in the direction indicated by their respective arrows, try following the cogs from one end to the other, checking each one's direction. You realize that two adjacent cogs always turn in opposite directions, don't you? Hint 2: You can find the answer by thinking out the direction of rotation for A, B, and C. But there's an easier way to find the answer. Try reading Hint One again. Hint 3: As you know, neighboring cogs move in opposite directions. If three cogs were lined up, the second cog would move in the opposite direction from the first, but the third cog would move in the same direction as the first. Thinking along those lines, if there's an odd number of cogs between two others, those two cogs will move in the same direction. If the number of cogs between two others is even, those two cogs will move in different directions. Super Hint: If you insert cog A, there will be four cogs between the top and bottom cogs. If you insert B, there will be five cogs between the two main cogs. Finally, inserting cog C would yield four cogs between the two main cogs, which is the same value as cog A. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.010: "What Day Is It? 1" 15/15 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Even though we're constantly passing through time, sometimes it can be difficult to think about the way time flows. If yesterday's day after tomorrow is Sunday, what day is tomorrow's day before yesterday? Tap your answer, and then tap submit. ======================================================== Hint 1: Try using the Memo function to chart it out. It's a lot easier to think about if you use a visual reference. Hint 2: Yesterday's day after tomorrow is Sunday, so what day is yesterday? Friday! Hint 3: Tomorrow's day before yesterday is...? Yesterday! See how that works? Super Hint: Hints Two and Three almost give the answer away. Since yesterday's day after tomorrow is Sunday, yesterday is Friday. Tomorrow's day before yesterday is yesterday. Do you remember what day yesterday is? You should be able to figure out the answer just fine now. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.011: "The Professor's Hat" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Below are five blocks. Can you fit them into the shape of Professor Layton's top hat without overlapping the pieces or leaving any spaces empty? You can rotate or flip the blocks. ======================================================== Hint 1: These hints will give you a method of completing the puzzle by flipping as few pieces as possible. Following this method, the only piece that should be flipped is *symbol*. Of course, you could solve the puzzle without flipping *symbol*, but to do that, you'll need to flip everything else instead. http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/xx17/AndyLovesCirno/layton-11-1.png Hint 2: If you flip *symbol*, don't flip or rotate *symbol*. Just place it in the top-left corner as is. http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/xx17/AndyLovesCirno/layton-11-2.png Hint 3: Flip *symbol*, then rotate it so the long side is laying flat. Then slide it into the bottom-left corner to form part of the hat's brim. Now rotate 90 degrees clockwise. Slide it next to *symbol* to form the rest of the brim. http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/xx17/AndyLovesCirno/layton-11-3-1.png Super Hint: If you followed all of the hints, the only pieces left to place are *symbol* and *symbol*. If you rotate *symbol* 180 degrees... http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/xx17/AndyLovesCirno/layton-11-4.png ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.012: "Follow the Arrows" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ This puzzle is super easy. All you have to do is place each of the seven cards (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, +, and =) into the square that its arrow is pointing to. Oh, and one more thing: the equation created by the cards has to be valid. ======================================================== Hint 1: First, put each of the cards into the square that its arrow is pointing to. Make sure to get the order correct. Hint 2: Did you put each card where its arrow is pointing? If you did, you probably noticed that the equation is invalid. What's going on here? Well, if you make a slight change to one of the cards, the equation will work just fine. Hint 3: One of the cards that looks like a number can be changed into something else. You noticed that the cards can be rotated, didn't you? Super Hint: To get the equation to equal 5, change one of the cards from a number to a mathematical symbol by rotating it. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.013: "Pick the Pen" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Only one of the four pens shown below actually works. Here are some clues to help you identify it: *All four pens currently have the wrong-colored caps. *When assembled correctly, all four pens have one white section. *The working pen is to the left of the one that should have the green cap. Choose the working pen, A, B, C, or D. ======================================================== Hint 1: For starters, remember that "the working pen is to the left of the one that should have the green cap." There are three possible arrangements for which this condition can be true: ? Green ? ?, ? ? Green ?, or ? ? ? Green. Hint 2: Next, remember that "when assembled correctly, all four pens have one white section." The only pen without a white section currently is C, so you know that the white cap definitely belongs to pen C. Hint 3: From Hints One and Two, you know that the correct order of caps can be either Blue, Green, White, Blue or Blue, Blue, White, Green. You can now figure out the correct order from the puzzle's first clue. Super Hint: Blue, Green, White, Blue can't be the correct order of caps, because Pen D would have the same color cap that it started with. This would violate the puzzle's first clue. Therefore, the correct order of caps must be Blue, Blue, White, Green. That should give you the answer! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.014: "Find the Station!" 20/20 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ A woman is looking for a subway station, but the map she has is missing the station's location. However, the map does have one hint written on the back. "To get from the flower shop to the subway station, mimic the path that students take from school to the library." The smaller squares are buildings (the pencil icon denotes the school while the book icon denotes the library). Circle the location of the subway station. ======================================================== Hint 1: Use the Memo function to draw the students' path to the library. That's what you want to imitate. Hint 2: Think about what you tell someone when giving them directions. "Go out the door and turn left. At the first intersection, turn right." Something like that, right? Hint 3: Here are the directions from the school to the library: "Exit the school and turn left. At the second intersection, turn left, then pass two intersections after that. The library will be on your right." Super Hint: From the flower shop, follow these directions: "Exit the flower shop and turn left. At the second intersection, turn left, then pass two intersections after that. The subway station will be on your right." It's the same route the students take from the school to the library, just rotated 90 degrees clockwise. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.015: "Boxes of Matches" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ The two people shown below are talking about how many boxes of matches there are. The person on top (A) is looking down from above, and the person below (B) is looking at them from one side. At most, how many boxes are there? ======================================================== Hint 1: Suppose B is looking at A's top-down image from the right. From B's side view, the most boxes would be, from left to right: 2 high x 2 stacks = 4 boxes 3 high x 3 stacks = 9 boxes 1 high x 3 stacks = 3 boxes 2 high x 2 stacks = 4 boxes That's 20 boxes total. Is that the most? Hint 2: Suppose B is looking at A's top-down image from the bottom. From B's side view, the most boxes would be, from left to right: 2 high x 3 stacks = 6 boxes 3 high x 1 stacks = 3 boxes 1 high x 2 stacks = 2 boxes 2 high x 4 stacks = 8 boxes That's 19 boxes total. Is that the most? Hint 3: Suppose B is looking at A's top-down image from the left. From B's side view, the most boxes would be, from left to right: 2 high x 2 stacks = 4 boxes 3 high x 3 stacks = 9 boxes 1 high x 3 stacks = 3 boxes 2 high x 2 stacks = 4 boxes That's 20 boxes total. Is that the most? Super Hint: Suppose B is looking at A's top-down image from the top. If you count them up as in the previous hints and there are more than 20, that's your answer. Now all you need to do is count! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.016: "What Day Is It? 2" 20/20 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ If seven days after 70 days ago was a Sunday, seven days before 70 days from today is what day of the week? Tap your answer, and then tap Submit. ======================================================== Hint 1: Don't get confused by the big numbers. Try to break it down into a familiar quantity. For example, if seven days after 14 days ago is Wednesday, what day is today? Hint 2: Seven days after 70 days ago is the same day as nine weeks ago. If that day was a Sunday, what day is today? Hint 3: Seven days before 70 days from now is the same day of the week as seven days after 70 days ago. If today is Sunday, all this puzzle is asking you is what day of the week it will be nine weeks from today. Pretty simple, eh? Super Hint: If you know what day of the week it is, you'll always know what day is X weeks before or X weeks after because it will always be the same day! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.017: "The Messy Note" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ It seems you need to enter a number to open the door. The only clue you have is a hastily written note from a woman known for her poor handwriting. So, what's the number? ======================================================== Hint 1: It looks like RHB, you say? Nope, that's not the right track at all. Try looking at things a different way. Hint 2: The answer is a number, so could these chicken scratches also be numbers? The mark on the end looks a bit like an equal sign (=), doesn't it? Hint 3: In this note, there are two sets of three digits that form an equation. Take a good look! Super Hint: "121 - 113 = " is what's written on the paper. If you can find the answer to that, you have the answer to the puzzle. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.018: "Slippery Trip 1" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Make your way from the start to the goal, but be wary of banana peels. Whenever you step on one, you'll slide without stopping until you hit a wall! Can you find a way through these slippery streets? Tap the red arrows to move. ======================================================== Hint 1: Try out all the different paths. Just to let you know, you have to walk for a while to reach the end. Hint 2: At the first intersection, head downward. You'll immediately slide all the way to the bottom wall. Hint 3: After Hint Two, walk back up to right below the peel you just slid on and hang a left. Super Hint: After Hint Three, slide on the peel below you. Once you hit the bottom wall again, you can walk all the way to the goal. And be careful not to slip on any more peels along the way. If you do, it might be better to just start again. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.019: "Checkerboard Bridge" 35/35 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ The bridge below has been painted in a black-and-white checkerboard pattern. Starting at the bottom-left arrow, you need to cross the bridge and finish at the upper-right arrow. You can move one square at a time, either up, down, left, or right. You can't move diagonally. Now here's the tricky part: how many different routes across are there that touch exactly four black squares and three white squares? ======================================================== Hint 1: Your task is to find all the routes that meet the conditions. Touching four black squares and three white ones means you have to cross the bridge in seven moves, so you can't afford to backtrack. Hint 2: Once you've figured out the types of routes that will work, just go ahead and count them up one by one. As Hint One mentioned, backtracking won't work. If you keep the other conditions in mind, you should be find. Hint 3: One route is to go straight all the way to the top row and turn right. Another is to go straight to the second row from the top, turn right, and then turn left again at the right column. These are just two of several different possibilities. Count each one! Super Hint: There are more than 10 routes, but less than 20. Keep on counting! Or...start guessing! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.020: "Making the Rounds" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ A doctor needs to visit nine different hospital rooms. After studying the room numbers, she notices that she can visit all the rooms in one round. In order to do so, she must go into a room that has at least one shared digit with the room she's currently in. Using this method, which room will she visit fifth? Circle the correct number. ======================================================== Hint 1: Try listing all the digits used in all of the room numbers (there are 18 in total). How often can each digit be used? Hint 2: There are some digits that can only be used once. This means that if you're in a room with a number that contains one of these digits, the only room numbers you can proceed to are those that contain the other digit. Hint 3: Of the nine digits used in the room numbers, the two that can only be used once in the doctor's unique round are two and seven. The rooms that contain these digits are 29 and 71. So the doctor must visit one of these rooms first and the other one last. Super Hint: If the doctor starts from room 29, the order of her round will go 29, 49, 54... If she starts from 71, the order will be 71, 18, 38... Since rooms 29 and 71 have to come at either the start or the finish of her round, the fifth room visited will always be the same. #So...which room is it? ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.021: "Medicine Time" 25/25 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Dr. Schrader needs to drink 1/5 of this bottle of medicine per day over a period of five days. Unfortunately, the bottle isn't marked, so there's no way of telling the dosage from it. Now it's time to take the second dose. The medicine in the bottle has been reduced as shown in the diagram. Where should he stop drinking today? Draw a line on the bottle to mark the stopping point. ======================================================== Hint 1: It might be easiest to divide the liquid into five doses by looking at the bottle from the bottom. If each square portion is one dose, then on the first day you would drink one square, and on the next day, you'd need to drink one more. Hint 2: No matter how you tilt the bottle, there's no good way to get an even "square's worth" of medicine. So, how could you get that amount by dividing things up another way? For example, you could try putting two squares side by side, making a rectangle, and then drawing a line down the middle from corner to corner. The resulting triangle would equal the amount in one of the original squares. Hint 3: Try finding the potential rectangles talked about Hint Two. You can create two horizontal rectangles using the center square and the square to its left or right. Super Hint: You've got to draw a line through one of the two rectangles talked about in Hint Three. Try to figure out which direction to draw the line in. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.022: "X-ray Vision" 25/25 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ "When the doctor showed me my X-ray, he said that he found the scissors they lost last week during my operation! Look! See that shape? Can you believe that?!" "I wouldn't worry about those scissors. This is what you really should be concerned about!" What was Professor Layton referring to when he said this? Circle the answer and then tap Submit. ======================================================== Hint 1: Not just scissors, but tweezers, a needle and thread, and even a mouse! And an arrow symbol? Hmm... These all seem like they would be cause for concern, but Professor Layton only pointed at one thing. Hint 2: What color are solid objects in an X-ray? Take another look, and see if you can figure it out. #Hint 3: The bones on the X-ray show up white. And you know those are real, so... Super Hint: Hmm... If things that are really in the patient's body, like bones, appear white, then the dark objects must be somebody's idea of a joke! But there is one white thing in there that looks suspicious... ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.023: "The Secret Number" 35/35 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ You've been given two keys to the Laytonmobile, but there's no keyhole in which to insert them. Instead, the door is opened by entering a secret number. The secret number is hidden somewhere in the keys. What is it? ======================================================== Hint 1: The secret number is hidden somewhere in the two keys. Hint 2: You won't find the secret number using just one of the keys. Move them around a bit and think it out. Hint 3: When you align the keys just so, the secret number will appear. Super Hint: Keep the blue key on top, and rotate the yellow key 180 degrees. Touch the teeth of the keys together and... ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.024: "No-Go Arrows" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Chart a path from the starting square in the top-left corner to the ending square in the bottom-right corner. You can move horizontally or vertically, but you can't move in the direction that the arrows on each square are pointing. Also, you can't use the same square twice. Can you make it to the green flag? Touch each square to chart your path! ======================================================== Hint 1: It's puzzles like this that make the Memo function so useful. Mark the directions you can move to from each square. Once you've marked it down, you'll probably notice that squares with two or more arrows on them really restrict your movement options, especially since you can't go back to your original square. Hint 2: OK, here's how to get to the fifth step in the correct path: From the starting square, go down, right, right, down, down. Hint 3: The only square that leads to the finishing square is the one right above it. The only square leading to that one is the one to the left of it. Since you can't get to that square from above or below it, you have to get there from the square to its left. If you think about it like this, you should have the correct path plotted out in no time! Super Hint: Here's how to get to the halfway point: From the starting square, Hint Two said to go down, right, right, down, down. From there, go left, left, down, down. You should now find yourself in the bottom-left square. It shouldn't be difficult to reach the goal from here. Interestingly, this puzzle doesn't use the upper-right squares at all. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.025: "Back and Forth" 20/20 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ The travelers shown below are an hour away from their destination. Twelve people are divided into two cars (that each seat six people), but one of the cars just broke down, leaving only one vehicle for the rest of the trip. Using just the one car to drive back and forth, how many hours will it take to get everyone to the destination? ======================================================== Hint 1: The car seats six people, so after one hour the first six people arrive at the destination. Once five are dropped off, however, somebody has to drive the car back to pick up everyone else. Hint 2: It takes two hours to drop off the first five people and drive back to get another load of passengers. There are six people still waiting, so the driver will load up as many as possible before heading back... Hint 3: When picking up the second round of passengers, can you load up all six people who are waiting? Don't forget about the driver... Super Hint: After dropping off the second load of five people, it's taken three hours and somebody still needs to drive back and get the last person waiting. It takes one hour each way, so you should be able to figure out the final answer by now. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.026: "Upon Reflection" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ All three shapes here were created by rotating and shifting the same capital letter in front of a mirror. So, what letter is it? ======================================================== Hint 1: Remember that each shape consists of the same capital letter and its reflection. Hint 2: Cover either the right or left half of the shape, and try to draw in the other part of the letter. It might shed some light on the situation. Hint 3: The letter seems to consist of one curving line and one straight one... Super Hint: It's not 0, and it's not Q either. Maybe it's something between those two? ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.027: "A Game of Cards" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ This is a photograph of two gentlemen playing a game of cards. Everybody who sees this photograph points to the same thing and says something like, "Someone has no idea what he's doing!" Circle the part of the photograph these people are referring to. ======================================================== Hint 1: Imagine yourself sitting at the table. Notice anything unusual? Hint 2: Look closely at the two gentlemen playing cards. If people think that one has no idea what he's doing, he's probably doing something strange. Hint 3: Take a close look at the cards being held by the player wearing the blue shirt. The location of the numbers on the cards is a clue. Super Hint: Where are the numbers printed on playing cards? They're not on the top-right or bottom-left corners... Think about where the numbers are located, and look at how each player is holding his cards. One of them is doing something you probably wouldn't do if you'd ever played any game of cards. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.028: "Slot Machine Gun!" 40/40 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Build a machine gun from the parts of this disassembled slot machine and help future Luke and Layton fight back! Rotate the parts and fit them into the checkerboard shape below. You must use all of the pieces without any of them overlapping. Now, hurry! ======================================================== Hint 1: It's a complicated shape, isn't it? The part that fires the coins points to the left. Now, get to it! Hint 2: The long, tubelike part is the barrel, and it goes all the way to the left with the red part pointing left. The funnel-shaped part of the big red piece faces up. Hint 3: The long lever-looking part goes on the right side with the ball-shaped handle at the top. The red part with the cog goes next to the barrel with the cog on top. Super Hint: If you've done Hints Two and Three correctly, the rest is pretty easy. The big red part goes at the very top with the funnel-shaped part facing up. The part with the heart-shaped screw goes in the bottom-right space with the gold part facing up. Just one piece left now. Hurry! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.029: "Our Dream House" 40/40 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ The empty lot below is lined with wooden stakes forming a grid of squares. Your job is to stretch ropes between the stakes so that a four-person family that is planning to build a house here can have four identically shaped rooms. You must complete this puzzle using the entire lot and five ropes or less. A rope that traverses multiple stakes in a straight line counts as one rope if you draw it with a single stroke. ======================================================== Hint 1: The lot is shaped like a square with two of the corners cut off. Keep this in mind as you think about what shaped you can make four versions of. Hint 2: Four rooms of the same shape will solve this puzzle. However, they don't all have to be the same size! Did you perhaps make four trapezoids and wonder why you failed? Remember, to truly be considered the same shape, the proportions of the rooms need to be equivalent. Hint 3: The solution involves two large rooms of the same size and two small rooms of the same size. They're all equal shapes in terms of proportions. Super Hint: Can you picture what a diamond gemstone looks like from the side after it's been cut? The four rooms are all that same shape. If that's still confusing, count two stakes left from the top-right corner and stretch a rope two stakes down from there. Then count two stakes down from the top-right corner, and stretch a rope two stakes left from there. See the shape you made? That's it! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.030: "Cookie Conundrum" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ There are 15 cookies to share amongst a large group. The first person eats one cookie then passes two equal portions of the leftover cookie to two other people. They both eat a cookie then each pass two equal portions of their remaining cookies to two other people, and so on until all of the cookies are gone. It takes one minute to eat a cookie. Ignoring the time it takes to pass them, what's the shortest amount of time it could take for all of the cookies to be eaten? ======================================================== Hint 1: Visualizing exactly what the puzzle is describing as a scene in your mind might be all you need to figure this one out. Hint 2: Try and break the problem down into numbers. If one out of 15 cookies is eaten, that means 14 are left. If you divide those 14 in half and pass them to two people, they each get seven. That's taken one minute so far. If you think about the problem in concrete mathematical terms like this, you should be able to figure it out. Hint 3: The two people who get seven cookies each eat one cookie, which takes one minute. They both have six cookies left and each divide those in half, then pass three cookies to two people each. That's two minutes so far. Super Hint: The people who receive three cookies each eat one of them, so they each have two remaining. That's three minutes elapsed to this point. If you divide these two cookies in half and pass one cookie to each of the next people in line, how many more minutes will it take to finish the cookies? ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.031: "False Memory" 20/20 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Three people played Memory with 20 total cards of 10 pairs. Person A said: "I matched 10 pairs in a row from the start." Person B said: "I matched nine pairs in a row from the start." Person C said: "I matches eight pairs in a row from the start." One person is a liar. Which one? ======================================================== Hint 1: If someone is telling the truth, what that person is saying must be possible. If someone is lying, however... Hint 2: Someone is saying something that couldn't possibly happen in the game of Memory. Hint 3: If nine pairs are flipped over out of 20 total cards, how many cards remain? Super Hint: If you get nine out of 10 pairs right, you should be able to get the last one, right? ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.032: "Broken Lance" 20/20 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ There are four knights with lances in the photo. One of the lances was broken and then repaired with string right before the picture was taken. Which lance is it? Of course, all the lances were originally straight. ======================================================== Hint 1: Compare all of the lances carefully. The repair above the photo is a hint. Hint 2: The handle and the tip of the lance aren't quite aligned. Hint 3: Look at the photo from many different angles. Now you've got it, right? Super Hint: Knight A's and knight B's lances appear to be straight. Compare knight C's and D's lances carefully. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.033: "Brothers 'n' Sisters" 35/35 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Below are three siblings: A, B, and C. A: "I have one older brother and three younger sisters." B: "I have two older brothers and two younger sisters." C: "I have three older brothers and one younger sister." For all of their statements to be true, what's the smallest possible number of siblings there can be in the family? ======================================================== Hint 1: Think about A, B, and C. Who's the oldest? Who's the youngest? Hint 2: You know that A is the oldest, followed by B and then C. A also has an older brother. #C also has a younger sister. Hint 3: Try making a chart laying out the conditions of Hint Two, and mark the genders of each known sibling. You should make an important realization. Also, just so you're clear, A is a male and B is a female. Super Hint: There are more than five siblings. If A has three younger sisters and C has three older brothers, then there must be at least three female siblings and three male siblings. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.034: "The Mysterious Memo" 25/25 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ When you returned to your apartment, you discovered a strange piece of paper next to your calculator. Your roommate must have been trying to tell you something before he left. The note says: " 101 x 5." What could this mysterious memo mean? ======================================================== Hint 1: Remember, the memo was left directly next to the calculator... Hint 2: The memo is a math problem. Try entering it into a calculator. Hint 3: 101 x 5 = 505 Calculators can't display letters, so... Super Hint: The answer to the equation is 505. Have you noticed that the five looks like an S and the zero looks like an 0... ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.035: "Twisted Tunnels" 40/40 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ You dug a bunch of tunnels, but they turned out as convoluted as an ant farm. You have to connect A to A', B to B', and C to C', and you can't use the same path twice. However, the only way to do this is to make one connection go above the ground. Is this connection A, B, or C? ======================================================== Hint 1: Starting from A, head toward the right side of the screen at the first intersection you encounter. Starting from B, head toward the left side of the screen at the first intersection you encounter. Hint 2: Starting from C, head towards the left of the screen at the first intersection you encounter. Starting from A', head towards the right of the screen at the first intersection you encounter. Hint 3: Starting from B', head up at the first intersection you encounter. Starting from C', head straight at the first intersection you encounter. Super Hint: Based on the instructions in the first three hints, line A won't go above the ground. Also, line A should be completely connected by now, so connect the remaining lines. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.036: "Hide-and-Goon-Seek" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ I got a feeling the Family's goons might be lurking around here. I didn't want any trouble, so I've hidden in a spot where I can spy on them without being seen. Do me a favor, will you, and tell me how many goons there are? ======================================================== Hint 1: There's the leader! He's up on the balcony, toward the top right! That's one. Hint 2: Those goons hide in the darnedest places! See that barrel at the bottom right shaking around? Sneaky... Hint 3: Unbelievable! It looks like there's one up on the roof of the top left! Or is that just a hat? You'd better take a look. Super Hint: I'm sure there aren't more than 10. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.037: "Cat Romance" 25/25 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ This tomcat is trying to meet up with his sweetheart. However, the dogs on the squares with Xs can smell a cat up to three squares away and chase him off. They can't, however, smell a cat through a wall. Which entrance--A, B, C, or D--should the tomcat take to be reunited with his lady friend? ======================================================== Hint 1: It's tough to find a path from each entrance. Start by thinking about where the dogs are. Hint 2: Where is the tomcat in danger of being noticed by the dogs? Using the Memo function to fill in the dangerous areas might prove helpful. Hint 3: Did you try filling in the dangerous squares? If you did that, wouldn't it reveal a safe path? Super Hint: You'll know a path is dangerous if you've run into a dog before turning around three corners. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.038: "Cluttered Bag" 40/40 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ A red garnet has fallen to the bottom of a downright-cluttered bag. Can you slide around the other items in the bag to move the gem to the top? ======================================================== Hint 1: All that clutter got you confused? Well, here's a hint. You can't just move the garnet straight up. Looks like you'll have to bring it up from the right. Hint 2: Move the following pieces up: the corner- shaped piece above the gem, the T in the upper right, and the piece below it that looks like an L on its side. Then you can move the gem up to the middle row and then all the way over to the right. Hint 3: When you've completed Hint Two, put the garnet in the cavity of the U-shaped piece in the lower right. Then you can move the pieces above it to the left out of the way. From there, move the garnet all the way to the upper-right corner. Super Hint: If you've made it all the way to Hint Three, the rest should be simple. At this point, the gem should be in the upper-right corner. If you move the three pieces that are below the bag's opening, a path out will appear. The key is to not move any items besides the initial three already moved. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.039: "Coat Confusion" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ The four children below were playing in a park when they suddenly realized they needed to go home. In their haste, however, they mixed up their coats! A: "I forgot my coat..." B: "Hey! A's name is written in this coat!" C: "Wait a minute. I didn't even bring my coat today, but I'm wearing one now!" D: "This definitely isn't my coat." So, who's wearing D's coat? ========================================================# Hint 1: If you think rationally about whose coat each child is wearing, you should figure out the answer in no time. For example, you know B is wearing A's coat, right? Hint 2: A isn't wearing a coat. B is wearing A's coat. C is wearing a coat, even though he didn't bring one...but it's not A's. It's a little convoluted, but the answer's in there somewhere. Hint 3: Since C didn't bring a coat, there are only three present: A's, B's, and D's. B is wearing A's coat, and D isn't wearing his own coat... Got it now? Super Hint: The only coats you need to worry about are B's and D's. If you read all of the statements again, you should figure it out. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.040: "Missing Tiles" 40/40 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ To open the door, place four numbered tiles on the blank spaces so that all the conditions set forth by the equations are fulfilled. ======================================================== Hint 1: It's difficult to choose only four numbers. Just try plugging in different numbers. Hint 2: Think of two sets of the two numbers that produce the same value when the numbers in one set are multiplied and the numbers in the other set are added together, and vice-versa. Hint 3: The two numbers on each side of the equation should produce the same result when they are multiplied as when they are added together, so large numbers won't work. Super Hint: When the solution to the top equation is six, the solution to the lower equation is five. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.041: "Carrying Glasses" 20/20 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Rubbing his back, the waiter sighed wearily and said, "I always use the same box to carry as many glasses as i can at a time, but there's one type of glass that I hate carrying." Of the four glass types pictured here, which one is the waiter talking about? Keep in mind that they all weigh the same. ======================================================== Hint 1: The waiter said he hates carrying the box when it's filled with one type of glass. What kind of things are unpleasant to carry. Hint 2: The waiter is struggling with the weight of the box when he carries the glasses. Hint 3: The more glasses there are in a box, the heavier the box becomes. The type of glass that the waiter doesn't like is the one that you can fit a lot of into a box. Super Hint: If a glass is stackable, you could fit more of them into the same-sized box. Which of these glasses can you stack? ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.042: "Create the Key" 40/40 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ To complete the key, fit the five blocks that form Professor Layton's top hat into the outline below without overlapping the pieces or leaving any spaces empty. #You can rotate or flip the blocks. ======================================================== Hint 1: Start by rotating *symbol* 90 degrees and placing it at the tip of the key. http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/xx17/AndyLovesCirno/layton-42-1.png Hint 2: Flip *symbol* and rotate it 180 degrees to complete the tooth section of the key. You can complete the key with or without flipping *symbol*, but its position will change. http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/xx17/AndyLovesCirno/layton-42-2.png Hint 3: Don't flip or rotate *symbol*. You got it now? http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/xx17/AndyLovesCirno/layton-42-3.png Super Hint: *Symbol* is the base of the key stem. Fit *symbol* and *symbol* together correctly and you'll be all set. http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/xx17/AndyLovesCirno/layton-42-4.png ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.043: "Making the Cut" 20/20 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ The piece of wood below is an odd shape that's difficult to work with. Your task is to cut it into two pieces that, when combined, form a square. Because of the grain of the wood, however, the two pieces can't be flipped or rotated after being cut. Draw lines that show where to make this cut, then tap Submit. ======================================================== Hint 1: Compare the shape of the strange piece of wood to the square version in the upper-right corner. Keep the number of squares on ach side in mind. That should give you a good place to start. Hint 2: Each side of the square you're trying to make is five squares across. If you keep that in mind, you should be able to figure out where to make your cut. Hint 3: You may have noticed that you could simply cut a straight line two rows in from the right side and then flip and rotate that piece to make it fit. However, that's against the rules because it would mess up the grain. The cut you need to make is a step pattern... Super Hint: From the left edge of the empty square in the bottom-right corner, cut up one square, over to the left one square, then up one more square. That's it! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.044: "Find the Clock Tower" 25/25 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ To find the clock tower in the village below, just follow these directions: Go straight and take the first left. Take the next right and then the next left, and it will be right in front of you. At which spot, A through H, is the clock tower located? ======================================================== Hint 1: "Go straight and take the first left." You can start from several of the spots and follow this direction. The key is the next part, "Take the next right." Which starting point will allow you to take a left and then a right? Hint 2: The starting point for the directions provided is spot A, C, D, or G. Following the directions mentioned in Hint One gives you the following routes starting from spots A and C: A to D to E to G. C to B to E to D. What are the routes if you start from spots D or G? Hint 3: If you start from spots D or G and follow the directions mentioned in Hint One, you get these routes: D to E to B to C. G to E to D to A. Super Hint: The final direction: take "the next left, and it will be right in front of you." Try taking a left from each of the final spots listed in Hints Two and Three. As long as you remember which way you were facing, you'll figure out the clock tower's location in no time. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.045: "How Many People?" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ "I was riding a double-decker bus, and the tour guide on the upper level told me that, including myself, there were 25 tourists in the lower level and 40% as many tourists in the upper level." How many people total were in the bus? ======================================================== Hint 1: Even if you think you got the answer from a quick calculation, you might have completely overlooked something. Hint 2: Don't forget that it was the tour guide who gave you all this information. Hint 3: The upper level has 40% as many tourists as the bottom level. In other words, two-fifths of 25 tourists, or 10 tourists. So that's 35 total tourists. Is that everyone, though? Super Hint: Hint Two reminded you that, besides the tourists, there's also a tour guide riding the bus. Moreover, a bus can't run without a bus driver! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.046: "A Heartfelt Heart" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ "In my younger days, I was considered quite the catch! This is a picture of me back then, along with three of my handsome suitors. A few moments after this photo was taken, one of these gents confessed his love by presenting me with a heart. Can you guess which one?" ======================================================== Hint 1: Each gentleman is holding something unique. Pay attention to those items. Hint 2: The heart she's talking about isn't drawn on anything that the gentlemen are holding. She must be referring to something to something shaped like a heart. Hmm... How could you make a heart shape? Hint 3: One of the three gentlemen is holding something that could easily be turned into a heart shape. Take another look. Super Hint: It wasn't a beautiful bouquet or a violin's song that charmed her. It was a loving gesture! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.047: "The Shady Trio" 40/40 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Each member of a shady trio was dressed in red, white, and green. However, none of their outfits were the same. Here's what witnesses had to say about them: "The men wore the same color jackets." "Two of them had white pants on." "The larger man wore a white hat." "The woman's jacket was green." Tap the trio's clothes and change the colors to match the eyewitness report. ======================================================== Hint 1: You know for sure that the large man has a white hat and the woman has a green jacket. Start from here. You also know that the men have the same color jackets. So what color must their jackets be? Hint 2: The large man has a white hat. This means the men's jackets cannot be white. Two of the three scoundrels are wearing white pants. The large guy isn't wearing white pants. #Now that you know which two have white pants on, see if you can figure out the rest. Hint 3: The woman's jacket is green and her pants are white. Therefore, her hat must be red. #Remember, they are all wearing the same three colors, but none of them are wearing the same combination. Keep this in mind, and give it another try. Super Hint: You know that the man in the middle has white pants. So, in order to avoid the same combination as the woman, his hat must be green and his jacket must be red. If you fill in all these colors, you should solve this puzzle in no time! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.048: "1/1000" 25/25 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Here are some matchsticks that spell out "100M." Move one of the matches into the garbage to display a length that is 1/1000 of that size. ======================================================== Hint 1: 100M. We're talking about length, so "M" stands for "meters." Hint 2: Is it "00M"? Nope. The answer is exactly 1/1000 of the original value Hint 3: No matter how much you play with the number, you can't get the 1/1000 of the original value. Why don't you try changing the unit of measurement? Super Hint: 1/1000 of 1km is 1 m. One one-thousandth of 100 m is 0.1 m. In other words, 10 cm. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.049: "The Missing Block" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ A hidden message is revealed when one of the blocks (A, B, C, or D) replaces the box marked ?. Tap the letter that corresponds to the correct block. ======================================================== Hint 1: It's understandable that you're confused by the blocks' complicated shapes. Here's a hint: each of the blocks represents something. Hint 2: The upper blocks are letters. Try to figure out what letters the blocks represent. Hint 3: As we all know, the main character of this game is Professor Layton. Think on that... Super Hint: As Hint Three alluded to, the blocks spell "LAYTON." What missing letter would complete the word? ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.050: "A Dangerous Place" 20/20 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ In recent years, this city has been suffering from an increase in accidents and crime. According to a survey, there's one place in the city where there is a higher average of injured people and deaths throughout the year. #Where could it be? Circle the name of the place. ======================================================== Hint 1: The key point is that it's the average for the year. Hint 2: Just because there are a lot of injured people and death somewhere doesn't necessarily mean that it's a dangerous place. Hint 3: The original description could apply to a place where a lot of crime and accidents occur. However, it could also apply to a place where injured and sick people gather. Super Hint: There's only one facility where sick and injured people are carried off to. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.051: "Park the Car" 15/15 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ You need to get your car into the parking spot marked by the flag in the middle of the grid below. As you can see, you can only enter the spot from one side. #When you encounter an X, you must turn left or right. When you encounter an 0, you must continue going straight. Also, your car is a bit of a clunker and can't go in reverse. Draw a line from your car into the parking spot. ======================================================== Hint 1: The first space after the start is an X, so you have to turn either left or right. Turn left. Hint 2: At some point, you'll need to go all the way from the left to the right along the second row from the top. #Now just figure out how to get there. Hint 3: Eventually, you'll need to change direction by going through all four squares in the top-right corner and then again in the bottom-right corner. Super Hint: To get your car into the parking spot, you'll end up approaching from the right side along the row below it and taking a right turn in. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.052: "The Checkerboard" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ There are three sheets of transparent plastic with different patterns painted on them. If you layer them correctly, a checkerboard pattern appears. The order in which you layer them is important, and you can't flip or rotate the sheets. Which sheet goes on the very bottom-- A, B, or C? ======================================================== Hint 1: You're not trying to build the entire checkerboard in your head at once, are you? That will only confuse you. Try focusing on just one part of the board first. Hint 2: Any sheet that doesn't already have a rough checkerboard pattern on it can be excluded as the top sheet. Hint 3: A sheet that contains adjacent squares of the same color can't go on top. Super Hint: Sheets A and B have adjacent squares of the same color. If you put either of these sheets on top, you won't have a checkerboard. In other words, you know that C goes on top. Now that you know this, think about what colors need to fit into the blank squares of sheet C. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.053: "Making Another Cut" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ The piece of wood below is oddly shaped and difficult to work with effectively. The best solution is to cut it into two pieces that, when combined, form a square. Because of the grain of the wood, however, the two pieces can't be flipped or rotated after being cut. Draw lines that show where to make this cut, then tap Submit. ======================================================== Hint 1: You don't need to make any cuts on the left side of the board. Hint 2: The gap is three squares long. In order to fill it, you need to find a place to cut an equally shaped piece from. #Find a shape you can cut out that will both fill this three-square gap and utilize the three-square L shape protruding from the right side. Hint 3: You actually need to make two separate cuts to form the right piece: a short, one-square line and a longer, four-square line that turns twice. Once you've made the correct cuts, shift your piece one square up and two squares to the left, and it will fit right in and make a square! Super Hint: The top square of the L-shaped piece protruding from the right side of the board is one square of the shape you need to cut out. From there, draw two lines to the left so that your shape includes the two squares to the left of it. Now combine those three squares with the other two of the protruding L shape, and you've got your five-square piece! If you finish cutting out this shape, you've got it! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.054: "Lunchtime!" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Can you make this exact sandwich? *The ham goes above the potato salad. *The only ingredient between the ham and the tomato is the lettuce. *The cheese touches the bun. *Neither the ham nor the lettuce is the very middle layer. Drag the ingredients to swap their orders. ======================================================== Hint 1: Are you trying to stack the ingredients exactly as the rules dictate and finding that either the ham or the lettuce ends up in the middle? The trick is to work out where the ham goes. Hint 2: The ham goes either at the very top or very bottom. Hint 3: The cheese goes on the very bottom. Super Hint: If you put the ham at the very top, the cheese has to go on the bottom to be next to the bread. Since the lettuce has to go between the ham and tomato, the order from the top down is ham, lettuce, then tomato. With the cheese at the very bottom, the sandwich is basically done. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.055: "Picky Moviegoers" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Six moviegoers need to be seated at the theater, and it's your job to find an arrangement that will satisfy all of their requirements: A: "I refuse to sit next to, behind, or in front of C." B: "I can't stand the front row." C: "I don't like the left or right seats." D: "I hate the back row and the left side." E: "I prefer being on the right side." F: "Anything but the front or left seats." So...where should each person sit? ======================================================== Hint 1: Try using the Memo function to write down the possibilities for each seat. A depends on C, so keep those two on hold while you figure out the rest. Hint 2: After writing down the possibilities for each seat, it should become clear that there's just one decision you have to make. Only one person doesn't mind the back-left seat. Who is it? Hint 3: B is fine sitting in the back-left seat. Since there's no one else who wants to sit in the remaining left-side seat, put A in there. Now you should know where to put C. Super Hint: C gets the middle seat in the back row. The only spot left for F, then, is the back-right seat. If you keep putting the moviegoers in their seats one by one like this, you'll have this puzzle solved in no time! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.056: "Five Stamps" 20/20 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ The five numerical stamps shown below are designed to fill in the four blank squares and complete the equation. Only one digit can be used in each square. Your task is to make a valid equation using the fewest number of stamps to fill all four blank squares. Pick the stamps you'll use by checking the boxes below them, and then tap Submit. ======================================================== Hint 1: You need to add up three single-digit numbers to equal a single-digit number. Think of all the possible equations you can create with the five stamps. Hint 2: It might sound simple, but when trying to figure out how to use the fewest number of stamps, don't forget that if you use the same stamp multiple times, it still only counts as one stamp. Hint 3: Three, four, five, six, seven... This puzzle can't be completed using just these five numbers. Remember, though, that you're not writing the numbers--you're stamping them. So be sure to consider all of the different ways you can use each stamp. Super Hint: There's no up, down, left, or right to the stamps, despite what you may think. There's only one stamp, however, that can be rotated 180 degrees to create a different number. If you use that stamp as the answer to the equation, you should solve this puzzle in no time! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.057: "Mispainted Plates" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ The numbered plates you ordered have finally arrived! But, wait a second... Oh, misfortune! The manufacturer painted all the numbers on backward by mistake! You'd like to use them as soon as possible, but it will take quite a while to fix each and every plate. To save time, the manufacturer would like you to make do with the plates that you can use as is and only second back the one that must be fixed. #Check off only the plates you can't use. ======================================================== Hint 1: The zero and one can be used as is. Hint 2: You can also use the eight as is. Hmm... The two and five look really similar too. Hint 3: The four will work just fine if you rotate it 90 degrees. Super Hint: Look closely at the seven too. It will also work if you rotate it. #Wow. Quite a few will work just fine as is. But there are some that simply must be fixed, no matter how usable they might look at first glance. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.058: "Gravity Maze" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Move the red and blue blocks to their respective spaces. Tap the arrow buttons at the bottom to rotate the playing field by 90 degrees. Blocks fall downward when there's nothing under them. Give it a try! ======================================================== Hint 1: If you rotate the playing field enough times, you're sure to get it! Hint 2: First, think of how the blue block should move. After that, everything should fall into place for you. Hint 3: If you're having trouble, you might be tempted to keep restarting the puzzle. Keep on turning the playing field! Super Hint: Turn the playing field five times in a certain direction. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.059: "Leapfrogs" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Four frogs are sitting atop logs in a bog. Leap them around so that each frog's color matches the ribbon tied to its post. Here are three rules you'll need to follow: 1. You can hop to any empty, adjacent log. 2. If there's an empty log one frog over, you can leap over one frog to get there. 3. You can't leap over two frogs at a time. Now, tap those frogs and hop to it! ======================================================== Hint 1: If you keep hopping those frogs around, eventually you'll figure it out. Hint 2: It can be done in as little as eight moves. Give it another try! Hint 3: Here's a hint to solving this puzzle in the fewest number of moves: Red, green, blue, red... Super Hint: Continuing on from Hint Three: Yellow, green, blue... Now give it a try! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.060: "The Inheritance" 40/40 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Four siblings inherited a large plot of land. They each built a house in their favorite spot without thinking about how best to divide up the rest. They've decided that the fairest solution is to split the land into four equally shaped six-square portions that include each house. Also, each portion must touch, but not include, the well in the center. Based on their decision, which sibling's property will include the *? Circle house A, B, C, or D, and then tap Submit. ======================================================== Hint 1: Use the Memo function to try out different ways of dividing up the land to meet the siblings' requirements. Remember, all four portions need to have the same six-square shape. Hint 2: Even though the four portion all need to be the same shape, the houses can be located anywhere within each sibling's property. Hint 3: Each portion is kind of shaped like a T. Super Hint: It's not B or C. Only two choices left. Which is it? ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.061: "A Tunnel Out" 40/40 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Arrange all the tunnel segments to create a tunnel that leads from the entrance to the exit. Tap a segment to switch between a straight and a curved piece. Grab the edge of a segment and slide it in a circle to rotate it. #The green segments are already finished, so you can't change them. You will need to use every segment to complete the tunnel. Good luck! ======================================================== Hint 1: This tunnel has no intersections, which means you can draw a line from the entrance to the exit without lifting your stylus. Hint 2: There are no other ways out of the tunnel besides the entrance and exit. As you can see, the piece in the bottom-right corner has to be a bend, and it's clear which way it has to turn. The top-left corner needs to be a bent piece to connect it to the fixed piece on its right. These are the types of hints you should use to figure out the puzzle bit by bit. Hint 3: Thanks Hint Two, you now know what the first two pieces of the tunnel are. Moving on from there, you should be able to determine the third, fourth, and fifth pieces from the entrance. Try and integrate the nearby fixed piece into the sequence and it's clear what the next two pieces are. Super Hint: The piece beneath the exit is straight, and the piece below that connects to the fixed piece to its left. #You can figure out the rest. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.062: "Lunar Leapfrogs" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Six frogs are sitting atop logs in a bog. Leap them around so that each frog's color matches the ribbon tied to its post. Here are three rules you'll need to follow: 1. You can hop to any empty, adjacent log. 2. If there's an empty log one frog over, you can leap over one frog to get there. 3. You can't leap over two frogs at a time. Now, tap those frogs and hop to it! ======================================================== Hint 1: Don't overthink it. This puzzle isn't too tricky if you just relax and keep on hopping those frogs around. It's fun, right? Boing boing! Don't even worry about the other hints. Just keep leaping! Hint 2: This puzzle can be solved in as few as 15 moves. Here are the first four: Red, yellow, white, red... Hint 3: Continuing on from Hint Two, here are the next six moves: Black, green, yellow, white, red, black... Look at that! The right side is all done! Super Hint: Continuing on from Hint Three, here are the next three moves: Green, yellow, blue... #Just two moves left now. You can do it! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.063: "Which Finger?" 20/20 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ When counting on his fingers, this eccentric man counts in the order you see in the picture below. When he counts from one to five, he returns to his thumb and continues counting in the same order, starting with six. If he continues counting in this way, which finger would he land on when he gets to 763? Circle the correct fingertip. ======================================================== Hint 1: You're not thinking too hard, are you? Try using your own fingers to count. Hint 2: No matter how big the number, it will always be counted according to the same rule. #Don't think too hard! Hint 3: Count to 20 and see where that takes you. If you still don't get the hint, try counting to 30. You can do it! Super Hint: You're using your fingers to count the last digit (the digit in the ones column). So, if you count to 763... ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.064: "Who Broke It?" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ One of these people broke the window. When asked about it, they gave the following statements in order, starting with A. A: "I didn't do it." B: "A is telling the truth." C: "D is lying." D: "I swear it wasn't me." The person whose story sounds fishy is the culprit. Who is it? ======================================================== Hint 1: Read the statements in order, and pay close attention to what each person is saying. Hint 2: Read the statements again in order from A to D. One of them is quite suspicious... Hint 3: The culprit is the person who spoke a little too quickly. If the statements were given in the reverse order from D to A, the culprit might have gotten away with it. Super Hint: By blaming D so hastily, the culprit ended up incriminating himself! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.065: "Strange Shapes" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Five shaped are drawn on the chalkboard below. One of them isn't quite right. Circle the shape that doesn't belong. ======================================================== Hint 1: Try using the Memo function to draw some of these shapes yourself. Doing so might give you a hint about how they're constructed. Hint 2: Have you noticed yet that all the shaped are made out of numbers? Now think about the relationship between each shape and the number used to create it. Hint 3: The shape in the top-left corner is made up of three threes... The one in the bottom-right corner is made up of four fours... That's it! Each shape is made from an amount of numbers equal to the number used to create it. Super Hint: One of the shapes is made from a number that can be two different numbers depending on which end is facing up. However, if you count how many of this number are used to create the shape, it's wrong either way. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.066: "Faces on Vases" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ At an antique store, a wealthy gentleman is looking at three flower vases, each with a different portrait painted on it. "Well, would you look at that! This one looks just like me! I'll take it." Which vase did the man choose? ========================================================# Hint 1: The gentleman isn't referring to the faces painted on the vases. Try taking a look from farther away. Hint 2: Try rotating the vases and looking at them from a few different angles. That might help you find what the gentleman is talking about. Hint 3: There's one vase that matches the gentleman's profile perfectly if you look at its contour. Super Hint: Look at each vase upside down. See that silhouette by the empty space along the contour? One of the vases matches the gentleman's profile exactly. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.067: "Noodling Around" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Bowls of plain noodles and pork noodles are lined up in a row on the counter. Arrange the food so that bowls of plain noodles and pork noodles alternate, but make sure they all remain evenly spaced on the counter. #What is the fewest number of moves it will take to accomplish this task? Also, in this puzzle, simply switching the places of two bowls counts as two moves. ======================================================== Hint 1: You can move the bowls with your stylus, so go ahead and try rearranging them. Hint 2: There's something a bit...tricky going on here. Look at the way the bowls are arranged to begin with. You might notice something useful. Hint 3: Have you noticed that there's room for one bowl on the right side of the counter? Super Hint: All you need to do is move a bowl of plain noodles from one end to the other! The order will then alternate plain and pork, and the bowls will remain evenly spaced. Pretty easy, huh? ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.068: "Paper Cuts" 40/40 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Two squares of paper, A and B, are shown below. Following the arrows from left to right, each piece is folded in half and then folded in half again. The red dotted lines on the far-right image of paper A show where a cut will be made. Your job is to cut paper B so that when you unfold it, the cutout shape in the middle matches the shape in the middle of paper A when it's unfolded. Draw the cut you need to make onto the rightmost image of paper B. ======================================================== Hint 1: Imagine what paper A will look like after it's been cut and unfolded. Figure that out first, and work from there. ##Hint 2: When unfolded, paper A will have a square cut out of its center that is rotated 45 degrees from the square outline of the paper. When trying to match this shape, be careful to match the size as well. Hint 3: You need to draw only one line. Super Hint: If you cut paper B in a diagonal line from the left edge to the bottom edge, you'll cut out the same shape as the one in paper A. You need to make sure your cut is the right length, however. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.069: "Which One's White?" 50/50 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ A shop owner points to each of her exotic cats and says something strange: "Red is next to Blue." "Black is not white." "Green is not green." "Blue is three over from Black." "Red is on the end." So, then, which cat is White? ======================================================== Hint 1: Just to be unique, the shop owner has named each cat a different color than it actually is. Isn't that just dandy... Hint 2: "Red is next to Blue" and "Red is on the end," so Blue is either B or D. If "Blue is three over from Black," we just determined that Blue is either B or D, so Black must be A or E. However, "Black is not white," so Black must be A! Hint 3: If A is Black, then D must be Blue. What's next to Blue? The last part should be pretty simple now. Super Hint: "Red is next to Blue," and "Red is on the end," so E must Red. A is Black. D is Blue. E is Red. Now consider the conditions you haven't accounted for, and you'll figure it out! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.070: "The Third Youngest" 25/25 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ "There are 10 siblings living together. Luke, let's say you're the eighth child. The oldest daughter is the second son's younger sister and the third son's older sister. The fourth son is the second daughter's older brother and the oldest daughter's little brother. There are no boys in between the third and fourth daughters. Got all that?" Is the third-youngest child a boy or girl? ======================================================== Hint 1: You weren't confounded by that circumlocutory explanation, were you? Read the puzzle again from the very beginning. Hint 2: Is trying to comprehend all of those conditions too much of a pain? If you're thinking that way, here's a word to the wise: this is actually a very simple puzzle... Hint 3: Out of the 10 siblings, Luke is the eighth child... How many siblings are younger than Luke? Super Hint: Out of the 10 siblings, the third-youngest child is the same as the eighth! And Luke certainly isn't a girl, so... ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.071: "Peculiar Paint Job" 25/25 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ This old brick wall has been painted in a strange aesthetic. There are five unique shapes on a white background. Artsy... Which color paint was used the most? Touch the correct can, then tap Submit. ======================================================== Hint 1: It wouldn't be incorrect to calculate the area of each color. But...there's got to be an easier way. Hint 2: You're not wasting time counting the bricks in each colored shape, are you? Even so, as long as you aren't missing something, you should figure it out. Hint 3: The colors used to paint this wall were blue, red, green, yellow, and black... Is that all? Super Hint: No matter how big each shape is painted, none can be bigger than the background! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.072: "Tricolor Template" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ It's your job to paint a pyramid built from 21 circular pieces of wood. You've been given three colors to work with: red, blue, and yellow. Before you get too creative, however, there's one important rule you need to follow: no two pieces of wood next to each other can be the same color. One piece has already been painted red. If you follow the rule and finish painting the entire pyramid, what color will piece A be? Circle the correctly colored paint can. ======================================================== Hint 1: There's more than one way to paint the pyramid, but the color of piece A will end up the same no matter how you do it. Hint 2: Don't forget about the handy-dandy Memo function. It happens to have all the colors used in this puzzle! Hint 3: There are two possible ways to follow the rule and paint the entire pyramid. The order of blue and yellow around the red piece can be switched around. Super Hint: You learned in Hint Three that the order of blue and yellow pieces can be switched around, which means that one color's position is fixed... ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.073: "Tricky Tilework" 40/40 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ You've been hired to adorn a wall with decorative colored tiles. There are three each of the red, yellow, green, and orange tiles, and four blue ones. The first of each color tile has already been placed for you. All you need to do is decide where to put the rest. Oh, and one more thing: no two tiles of the same color can be in the same row horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. Nothing to it, right? Good luck! ======================================================== Hint 1: There's only one layout that will work. In fact, it does have a certain pattern. #Hint 2: The top-right tile is green. The one to the left of it is orange. Hint 3: The bottom-left tile is red. The one above it is blue. Super Hint: One of the remaining blue tiles goes one square to the right of the top-left corner. The other leftover blue tile goes one square to the left of the bottom-right corner. With all the blue tiles out of the way, the rest shouldn't be too difficult. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.074: "Slippery Trip 2" 40/40 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Make your way from the start to the goal, but be wary of banana peels. Whenever you step on one, you'll slide without stopping until you hit a wall! Can you find a way through these slippery streets? Tap the red arrows to move. ======================================================== Hint 1: If you slide off the screen, you'll just start over at the beginning. So, be careful out there! Hint 2: The first move is to simply go straight until you step on a peel and slide into the left-hand wall. Hint 3: Once you've hit the left-hand wall, go back to the right a little way and turn right at the first intersection. You'll step on another peel and slide again, but that's part of the plan. Super Hint: Once you've hit the bottom wall, relax for a moment and look around. You can walk to the goal from here! Just don't slip on any more peels! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.075: "Create the Chick" 40/40 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ To complete the chick, fit the five blocks that form Professor Layton's top hat into the outline below without overlapping the pieces or leaving any spaces empty. You can rotate or flip the blocks. ======================================================== Hint 1: You can fit most of the pieces without reversing them. The feet are piece *symbol*. http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/xx17/AndyLovesCirno/layton-75-1.png Hint 2: Rotate *symbol* 90 degrees, then place it in the upper left to form the chick's forehead. http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/xx17/AndyLovesCirno/layton-75-2.png Hint 3: Part of *symbol* forms the tail. http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/xx17/AndyLovesCirno/layton-75-3.png Super Hint: The chest is *symbol*. You'll need to flip it, however. You should be able to finish the rest in no time! http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/xx17/AndyLovesCirno/layton-75-4.png ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.076: "Around the Table" 40/40 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ One day, King Arthur invited a number of honored guests to dine at his table of tables. Everyone took their seats at evenly spaced intervals from one another. #After sitting down, two lovely women in attendance, Guinevere and Nimue, were amused to find that neither of them saw a woman sitting left, right, or directly across the table. What's the minimum number of people that could be sitting at the Round Table? ======================================================== Hint 1: This puzzle isn't too difficult if you use the Memo function to draw a picture of the table and the people around it. Hint 2: Neither Guinevere nor Nimue has a woman sitting left, right, or directly across the table from her. Of course, this doesn't mean there's a man in all of these locations, either. Hint 3: First, picture a man sitting across from a woman. There are at least two women, so imagine another man and woman sitting across the table. That's four diners. Now place another man between the two women and someone across from him. This arrangement fulfills the conditions! Draw this image using the Memo function to see for yourself. But, wait! Is this really the minimum number that will work? There must be a way to do it with less... Super Hint: There's no reason any of the diners need to have someone sitting directly across from them. The answer is an odd number. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.077: "Timely Arrivals" 40/40 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ "I think my watch is five minutes slow, but it's actually five minutes fast. My friend thinks his watch is five minutes fast, but it's actually five minutes slow! If we try to show up at our meeting point at the same time following only the time on our watches, how many minutes earlier than my friend will I arrive? Also, if I happen to arrive later than my friend, put a minus sign (-) in front of your answer." ======================================================== Hint 1: If you're confused, try looking at an analog clock while thinking about the conditions of this puzzle. Hint 2: What's the difference between the actual time of our meeting and the time when I will arrive? If you can figure this out, you'll know when my friend will arrive if you think about him as the exact opposite. Hint 3: I think my watch is five minutes slow, so when I want to arrive on time, I show up five minutes earlier than the time shown on my watch. However, my watch is five minutes fast, so I'll actually end up arriving 10 minutes early. Super Hint: I'll arrive at our meeting point 10 minutes early. Since th conditions for my friend are the exact opposite of mine, he will arrive 10 minutes late. So then, what's the difference between our two arrivals? That's your answer! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.078: "Rabbit Hops" 20/20 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ This peculiar rabbit has a unique method of getting around. He travels 70 centimeters with each hop, but when he lands, he immediately hops 30 centimeters toward the direction his tail is pointing. On a straight line, what is the minimum number of hops it will take this rabbit to reach a spot 10 meters away? ======================================================== Hint 1: At first glance, you might think the best this bunny can do is travel 70 centimeters forward and then 30 centimeters back, for a gain of 40 centimeters every two hops. Can you think of a more efficient way for the bunny to move forward? Hint 2: During the first 70-centimeters hop, there's something the rabbit can do to maximize his next jump. Remember, when he lands, he "hops 30 centimeters toward the direction his tail is pointing." Don't take anything for granted. Hint 3: Imagine the rabbit doing a 180-degree turn in midair during each hop. #This maneuver would allow him to move toward the target spot with each hop! Super Hint: If during his first hop the rabbit does a 180-degree turn in midair, his tail will point toward the target spot when he lands, meaning his next hop will take him even closer to the target. As long as the rabbit does a 180-degree turn in midair during each hop, he will cover one meter every two hops! Pretty nifty, but it can make you dizzy just thinking about it... ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.079: "Five Swimmers" 40/40 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ "The second-fastest swimmer is standing next to the biggest person." "I may not have the biggest body, but I'm certainly not the fastest swimmer." "I've got the sweetest swimsuit, but I'm no match for big B..." "I'm the smallest, but I'll finish fourth!" "I'll beat the person beside me to win!" Who is the fastest swimmer? ======================================================== Hint 1: Let's narrow down the choices. The smallest person says "I'll finish fourth." Take a close look at the swimmers. Swimmer A is the smallest, so he will finish in fourth place. Hint 2: "The second-fastest swimmer is standing next to the biggest person." Ok, well, B is clearly the biggest of the swimmers. So A or C fits the above statement. However, you already know that A will come in fourth, so C must come in second. Hint 3: "I may have the biggest body, but I'm certainly not the fastest swimmer." This must be B's statement. Since we've already figured out second and fourth place, that just leaves first, third, and fifth. B clearly states that he's not the fastest, so he must be third or fifth. Now there are just two places left to figure out! Super Hint: "I've got the sweetest swimsuit, but I'm no match for Big B..." It's a matter of opinion, of course, but the only one really wearing a flashy swimsuit is E. You learned that B must finish third or fifth. Based on E's statement, you can now say that B is third and E is fifth. Just one left, now. Who is it? ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.080: "Making a Scene" 40/40 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ One male is standing in front of a child. Two males are standing behind a female. One male and one female are standing behind a male. A female is standing behind a child. What's the minimum number of people present in the scene described? ======================================================== Hint 1: It's easy to figure out if you draw a picture of the scene. #But there's something you need to be mindful of... Hint 2: You know, the puzzle never specified that everybody was standing in the same direction... Hint 3: Which gender is the child? Super Hint: The child is a male! Did you figure that out yet? It sure makes things a lot easier, doesn't it? With that in mind, a male child standing behind an adult male, both of whom have their backs to an adult female, fulfills all of the conditions. That's it! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.081: "Diced Dates" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ You've decided to make a special pair of dice that can display each day of the month numerically on the desk, as shown by the 12 at the top of the screen below. Each day must use both dice, however, which means single-digit days like the first and second of the month will display as 01 and 02, respectively. You thought you had the design figured out, but the layouts below won't display all of the dates. Draw a circle around the one number that needs to be changed. ======================================================== Hint 1: Think about how you can make each date, starting with the first of the month. Hint 2: The way things look at the moment, the seventh, eighth, and ninth of the month cannot be displayed. For example, it's impossible to display "07" for the seventh day of the month because there's no zero to pair with the seven. Hint 3: Have you considered flipping any of the numbers upside down to help you create all of the days? Super Hint: To display 07, you need to change one of the numbers on the right-hand die's layout to a zero. You need most of those numbers, but there's one you can spare if you flip the nine on the left-hand die upside down. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.082: "Wheat Stash" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ To stockpile some wheat in case of a future shortage, you've decided to mill some of your grain into flour and stash it away somewhere safe and dry. You've rustled up three different boxes suitable for storage. Which of these containers will store the most flour? ======================================================== Hint 1: You'll be storing flour, which is basically a powder, so you need a box that's both big and deep. Which one best fits this description? Hint 2: If you compare boxes A and C, they're about the same size. However, their lids are quite different. Box B looks too small to even consider choosing. Hint 3: If two of the boxes are the same size, it seems like the one with the bigger lid would be less useful, right? Unless there's another way of looking at it...? Super Hint: Imagine all of the boxes upside down. Now which box could hold the most? ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.083: "Shelve the Books" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Arrange the five books below into the green bookshelf following these rules: *No books can go left of the brown book. *Only the blue book can touch the brown book. *The yellow book goes to the left of the white book. *The blue book must touch the purple book. *The white book needs to be sandwiched between the yellow and purple books and not touch any others. *An empty space big enough for one book must be left next to the yellow book. ======================================================== Hint 1: "No books can go left of the brown book." So this means it must touch the far-left side. Hint 2: The third and fifth rules tell you how to arrange the yellow, white, and purple books. From left to right, put them in exactly that order. Hint 3: The second and fourth rules should give you a good idea about where to place the blue book. However, if all of the books are placed vertically, you'll never solve this puzzle. If you keep this in mind, you'll find there's only one place you can put the blue book... Super Hint: Follow the rules and put all of the books into the bookcase except for the blue one. Now see that space along the top? Turn the blue book sideways, and it will fit right in! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.084: "Crossing the River" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Four police officers are attempting to chase a criminal across a river. However, their boat can hold only two people at a time. The first trip across takes one minute, but since the rower gets tired, the second crossing takes two minutes if the same person rows, the third takes three, and so on, getting slower and slower each time the same person rows. In minutes, what's the shortest amount of time it will take the four police officers to get across the river? ======================================================== Hint 1: Think of the first two as A and B. One of them rows the other to the opposite shore. Whoever does the rowing gets tired, so make a note of that. Hint 2: After the first trip across, have the officer who didn't do the work row back. Using this method, the first two who came across will each have rowed only once. When the one who rows back picks up the third officer, have the new person do the rowing. Hint 3: After the action in Hint Two in complete, there will be three officers across the river who have each rowed once. One of them needs to go back and get the last person, but it doesn't matter who. They will each take two minutes because it will be their second time rowing. Super Hint: After the action described in Hint Three, you have one minute across, one minute back, one minute across, and two minutes back. So it takes five minutes for the fourth officer to be picked up. There's just one trip across left. If you have the right person row, you should be able to figure out the answer, no problem. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.085: "More Noodling Around" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Bowls of plain noodles and pork noodles are lined up in a row on the counter. Switch the food around so that bowls of plain noodles and pork noodles alternate, but make sure they all remain evenly spaced on the counter. What is the fewest number of moves it will take to accomplish this task? Also, in this puzzle, simply switching the places of two bowls counts as two moves. ======================================================== Hint 1: Isn't this the same as the last puzzle? Well, no, actually. It's a little different. Don't be afraid to try out different things. Hint 2: Bowls of regular noodles and pork noodles... Think about how exactly these two dishes are different. #Poke around a bit with your stylus, and see what you can find... Hint 3: Whoa! You can just move the pork?! Super Hint: Counting from left to right, move the pork slices from the fourth bowl to the fifth bowl. And...you're done! How many moves was that? ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.086: "The Impassable Gate" 60/60 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ "No one has ever solved the Impassable Gate! Give it a try, if you dare. If you make it to the top, I'll let you pass." Slide Professor Layton and Luke into the top square to solve this puzzle! ======================================================== Hint 1: That green piece is always going to get in your way. You need to find some way of moving it. First, move Professor Layton and Luke over to the left. Then move the red piece down into the bottom-right corner. No move the blue piece over into the space opened up against the right wall. What's next? Hint 2: Continuing on from Hint One, move the orange piece down against the blue piece so that it fits nice and snug. Now you can move that pesky green piece off to the left. Next, move the orange piece up into the space vacated by the green piece. The green piece is now free! Hint 3: Continuing on from Hint Two, move the green piece down above the yellow piece so that you can move the orange piece up into the square at the top. This is a key move. Now raise the green piece... Super Hint: Continuing on from Hint Three, move the yellow piece up above Professor Layton and Luke so that you can move them left one square and up two squares. Then move the red piece over and beneath Professor Layton and Luke, and stash the blue, yellow, and green pieces in the bottom-right corner.# #Now the only piece left in the way is the orange one at the top... ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.087: "Sam's Allowance" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Three boys are admiring a toy car on sale for 12 pounds. Jeff: "If Pete and I pooled our allowances, we could buy this car together in two weeks!" Sam: "Well, Pete and I could buy it in three weeks..." Pete: "It would take you guys six weeks to save up enough." All allowances are received weekly. How many pounds is Sam's weekly allowance? ======================================================== Hint 1: Don't overthink it. Try plugging in some different variables, and see what you come up with. Hint 2: Jeff's allowance is two pounds a week. Hint 3: Pete's allowance is four pounds a week. Super Hint: Jeff gets two pounds a week and Pete gets four pounds a week. Together, that's six pounds a week. They'll have enough for the toy car in two weeks. How much was that car again? And if it will take Sam and Jeff six weeks, hmm... ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.088: "The Discount" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ This shop only sells three different items for one, two, or three pounds. If you buy two of the same item, you can buy a third of that item at half price. You bought six items and paid 9.5 pounds. How many of each one-, two-, or three- pound item did you buy? You bought at least one of each, and there's no tax. ======================================================== Hint 1: In the total amount that you paid, there's a fraction. Start your line of thinking from there. Hint 2: The half-price items that result in a fraction are the one-pound and three- pound items. Remember the conditions for getting the half-off discount. Hint 3: If you buy three of the three-pound items, you'll exceed 9.5 pounds if you try to buy a total of six items. The item that gives you the 0.5 is the one-pound item. Super Hint: Your shopping total is 9.5 pounds. If you don't buy at least three of the same item, you won't get that 0.5 pound. If you buy three of the one-pound item, you get a total of 2.5 pounds. You still need to buy seven pounds' worth of items, so think hard. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.089: "Photo Finish" 40/40 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ This finish-line photo of a race has been cut into strips, which were then mixed up. The runners finished the race in the order in the photo. Who came in third? Circle the answer. ======================================================== Hint 1: #If you look closely at how the pieces fit together, you'll get it. Base your observations on things that are easy to spot, like the birds or a person with a distinctive look. Hint 2: For example, the white bird head by J tells you that their strip goes before (i.e, to the left of) the strip with D. Hint 3: A's face appears in the strip with D. In other words, the strip with A goes behind the strip with D. Where is the head of the white bird by person I? Super Hint: The head of the white bird in Hint Three is missing from the photo. From left to right, the strips follow this order: the strip with H, the strip with F, the strip with J, the strip with D, and the strip with A. Now find the person in third place. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.090: "Eye of the Dragon" 50/50 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ This dragon's eyes aren't spheres but dodecahedrons. This means that each eye is a 3-D object constructed from 12 pentagons. Though one of the eyes is already made, the other one still needs to be assembled. Which option, A, B, or C, will create the exact same eye when folded together? ======================================================== Hint 1: There are three options. Look for the differences between them. That's where you'll find your answer. Hint 2: You could make your own dodecahedron with paper and scissors...but it's not exactly easy. It'll be faster to find where the model fits together. #Hint 3: One pentagon is the center of the eye. Concentrate on the areas cut from around it. Use the Memo function to draw lines between the corresponding areas. Super Hint: Take the center of the eye in C. If you connect the center to the pentagons around it, it creates a pattern different from the assembled eye. You can tell right away because the pentagons close to the eye's center are missing something. The answer is A or B. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.091: "Strange Glasses" 40/40 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ These two circular images show what you're seeing through your right and left eye. The images were originally the same, but one of them has now been flipped right-left and spun around an unknown amount. The shapes are the same as in the original image with the exception of one, which has been changed slightly. Circle the shape that's different. ======================================================== Hint 1: Compare the shapes one by one. If you're careful about how they look when they're flipped, it's not difficult. Hint 2: If you eliminate the shapes that don't change even when flipped, you can narrow it down. Hint 3: Do some shapes that appear to be flipped only look that way because they've been rotated? Don't be fooled by the rotation. Super Hint: It's a round shape. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.092: "Cave Cover-Up" 40/40 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ A couple of rapscallions have hidden some stolen goods in a cave. To protect their stash, they're planning to seal off the entrance with some wood. To do so, they need to cut the board shown below into two equal pieces. Where should the thieves make their cut? Draw the answer with your stylus. ======================================================== Hint 1: Try counting the squares on the board. For two pieces to be equal, they have to have the same number of squares. Hint 2: The board is composed of 14 squares, so each of your two pieces will have seven squares. And you need to make two equal shapes, so you can't stray too far from the middle when making your cut. Try to visualize what the two shapes will look like. That should help. Hint 3: First off, look for two rectangles containing six squares each. There are only two ways of cutting out two separate six-square rectangles from the board. The important point is figuring out how to integrate the remaining squares. Super Hint: If you make a one-square cut between the bottom-right square and the one above it, you'll be close to solving this puzzle. Look for two bootlike shapes. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.093: "The Mirror Maze" 50/50 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Sixteen circular rooms are arranged in a square below. A beam of light shines in a straight line from each of the four letters, A, B, C, and D, and exits through each of the four yellow arrows. Two-sided mirrors in four of the rooms reflect the beams. Each beam passes through the number of rooms listed below its letter. Identify which four rooms contain mirrors and the direction each mirror faces by tapping the rooms. ======================================================== Hint 1: It's possible to make the beams pass through the correct number of rooms using five mirrors, so remember to use only four mirrors in your solution. Hint 2: Light beam C exits without reflecting off a single mirror. Hint 3: Light beam A reflects only once. Super Hint: Light beam B reflects only once. Light beam D reflects three times and exits at the top-right arrow. That should do the trick! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.094: "The Dragon Bridge" 60/60 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ The bridge is out! If you don't find a way across this room, you'll be unable to continue on. Can you figure out how to put the four pieces of the Dragon Bridge back together? You can't walk through the spiked ball, so you'll need to deal with that too. ======================================================== Hint 1: The upside-down L goes at the top and the L-shaped piece at the bottom. Try to visualize the finished bridge before you start moving the pieces. Hint 2: You need to deal with the spiked ball by moving it off to the left and then sliding it over against the right wall. To clear the way, move the sideways-T piece to the right, then slide the S-shaped piece down to the left of it. Now you can move the spiked ball down and to the left, and if you move the L-shaped piece to the left and up, you can slide the spiked ball all the way against the wall to the right. #Hint 3: Slide the sideways-T piece above the S-shaped piece and flush with the left wall. Move the upside-down L and the spiked ball to the bottom center. You can now move the L-shaped piece to the bottom right. Move the spiked ball against the right wall, then move the sideways-T piece to the top center and the S-shaped block beneath it and to the left. Super Hint: Move the upside-down L to the bottom-left corner to open up the middle. Slide the L-shaped piece down into the bottom-center space, then move the S-shaped piece down on top of the L-shaped piece. #You're nearly done! Figure out the last few moves, and the Dragon Bridge will take shape before your eyes! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.095: "Looking Up" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ A pile of blocks has been carefully stacked. The image below is a view from the side. The perspective is also rotated in an unknown direction. Gravity is acting on the blocks, so any block not touching the ground or a block below it will fall. When you're looking at the blocks from the correct angle, which direction, A, B, C or D, is up? ======================================================== Hint 1: When you examine the stack of blocks from each direction, can you find any unstable blocks? Look carefully. Hint 2: Try turning the image and looking with each letter as the top. Keep an eye out for blocks with blank spaces beneath them. Hint 3: If you look at the stack with B as the top, the small green square beneath the big red square would fall, so B isn't the answer. If you keep looking at the image like this, you'll find the answer! Super Hint: Look at the image with C as the top. Two of the small green squares would fall, so C is also not the answer. #The answer is either A or D. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.096: "The Right Button" 40/40 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ This cell door will open if you simply press the right button. Here's how to find it: Think of the buttons as squares on a grid. From wherever you start, move from one square to another in the direction dictated by each symbol. A star means go left, a moon means go right, a sun means go down, and a drop of water means go up. There's only one button you can start from and reach all of the others by following the rules listed above. Push that button, and then tap Submit! ======================================================== Hint 1: The Memo function comes in quite handy in puzzles like this. Directions can be hard to follow when thinking of them as words. Try drawing arrows to help make things easier. #Hint 2: Just pick a random square to start from and follow the directions from there. If you draw arrows on the grid using the Memo function, it should be a piece of cake! Hint 3: So you've followed Hint Two exactly, but you seem to be going in circles... Are you starting from one of the top-left buttons? One of those is the end point. #Super Hint: What you learned in Hint Three is all you really need to know. If you know which square is the end point, you can work backward from there to find the start! The button you're looking for is one of the five with a star symbol. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.097: "A Blind Escape" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ In the dark maze of tunnels below, you can't turn unless you hit a wall. Following this rule, you need to reach the goal without taking the same path twice or running into any dead ends. #Which route should you take? Draw a line to plan your escape! ======================================================== Hint 1: From the start, you can head off in three directions. Try out each one, and see where you end up. And watch out for dead ends! Hint 2: It might look confusing at first because there are so many intersections, but if you eliminate all of the routes with dead ends, you should soon find your answer. Hint 3: From the start, the correct route is not the one that goes up. Super Hint: From the start, the route to the right isn't the correct one, either. Head down to make your escape! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.098: "Slippery Trip 3" 50/50 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Make your way from the start to the goal, but be wary of banana peels. Whenever you step on one, you'll slide without stopping until you hit a wall! Can you find a way through these slippery streets? Tap the red arrows to move. ======================================================== Hint 1: It might seem obvious, but you can't go straight at the first intersection. Hint 2: Go down at the first intersection, and take a left at the next one. Now go for a slide! Hint 3: Continuing on from Hint Two, once you've slid into the far-left wall, go down and slide into the bottom wall. Then take a right and walk until you slide again! Super Hint: Continuing on from Hint Three, at the bottom-right corner, walk back to the left until just before you run into a peel. Now go up and slide to the top. The slippery part of your trip is over. It's just a short walk to the Goal! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.099: "An Odd Invitation" 20/20 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ A friend sent you an invitation to come and visit. The wording of his letter, however, is a bit odd... "First, knock on a certain door then knock on the door below and the door below that. Now knock on the door to the right of that one. Finally knock on the next door to the right. That's my place!" Open your friend's door by tapping it. Be careful not to leave any other doors open when submitting your answer. ======================================================== Hint 1: Try to figure out which "certain door" your friend is referring to, and start from there. Hint 2: If you can figure out which door to knock on first, you should have no trouble finding your friend. There's only one door from which you can follow your friend's instructions exactly... Hint 3: Your friend's room is two doors down and two doors to the right of the first door you're supposed to knock on. Since there are only three doors in a row both horizontally and vertically... Super Hint: Start from the upper-left door, and follow your friend's instructions to find his door.# Remember not to leave any doors open except for your friend's when submitting your answer. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.100: "The Lost Number" 50/50 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Through the course of his research, Dad discovered a very important number and marked it on a slip of paper. Unfortunately, somebody mistook the note for a piece of trash and tore it into pieces! Now Dad's hopping mad, and Mom's beside herself... Perhaps you can figure out the number by piecing the note back together? ======================================================== Hint 1: Did you put the pieces back together carefully? If you do it right, the answer should reveal itself. Hint 2: The number isn't written down. Did you notice there are some edges that fit together perfectly and some that don't? Hint 3: If you line up all the edges that fit together perfectly, the gaps in the middle will reveal a number. Super Hint: Did you notice the number that's formed by the gaps between the pieces? That's your answer. It's two digits. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.101: "Shy Guys and Gals" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Four shy couples are depicted below by red and blue symbols. They would all like to meet up with their respective partners for a date without running into anybody else in town. #Draw lines between couples A-a, B-b, C-c, and D-d without crossing any of their paths. ======================================================== Hint 1: Think carefully about the detours the couples need to take to avoid crossing paths. They can't all just take the shortest route to each other. Hint 2: Couple D-d's path to each other takes only one turn. Hint 3: Couples B-b's and C-c's paths to each other take four turns. Couple A-a's path takes three turns. Super Hint: Couple D-d's path to each other follows the right edge and bottom edge. A walks straight down until just before d, then takes a left. B and C both start out by going one block to their right. Couple B-b's path wraps around beneath couple C-c's. Couple A-a's path is below B-b's. Give it another shot with all that in mind! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.102: "Balance Your Books" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ You recently bought several rare books at a used-book store. The total you paid, before tax, was 99 pounds. The image below shows the shelf you purchased your books from. Below each book is a tag listing its price, also before tax. Which books did you buy? Mark all the books you bought before submitting your answer. ======================================================== Hint 1: The last digit of 99 is nine, so figure out which book prices add up to a number starting with nine. Hint 2: Once you've figured out some combinations that add up to a number starting with nine, focus on finding a combination that results in a number ending in nine. Hint 3: You bought four books. If your solution is more or fewer than four books, check your math and try again. Super Hint: If you choose only those books that are priced as multiples of three, you'll have the right answer. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.103: "Pool Problem" 25/25 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ You want to fill up your pool, but all of the valves between the tank and the nozzle are rusted shut. You only have three extra valves to work with. Tap the three valves you will replace to get the water flowing. ======================================================== Hint 1: You need to replace one of the three valves that stop the water when it first leaves the tank. The one you're looking for is either the middle valve or the bottom one. Hint 2: The next valve you need to replace is the one closest to the correct option from Hint One. Hint 3: After you've replaced the valves in Hints One and Two, finding the last one should be easy. Find the path to the nozzle with the least amount of valves in the way. Super Hint: If you replaced the correct valves from Hints One and Two, the last valve is the one at the bottom left. That's three valves now. You're done! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.104: "The Cake Gobbler" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Hey! Somebody ate my piece of cake! I was saving that for later!" A: "I didn't eat it!" B: "Neither A nor D ate it" C: "I didn't eat it, either!" D: "C is telling the truth." Somebody isn't telling the truth. That person is the cake gobbler. Who is it?! Circle the answer, then tap Submit. ======================================================== Hint 1: Compare all the statements carefully. Did you notice that if A is lying, then B would also be lying? Hint 2: If D is lying, then C would be lying. If C is lying, then D would be lying. Also, you'll soon realize that if B is lying, there is more than one cake eater and therefore more than one liar. Are they all liars?! No. Only one person involved in this puzzle is lying. Hint 3: Out of A, B, C, and D, maybe nobody is lying... But somebody ate the cake! Super Hint: A, B, C, and D are all telling the truth. But somebody is definitely lying. Who else is there? ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.105: "The Fingerprint" 15/15 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ A fingerprint was recently discovered at the scene of an unsolved crime! Four prime suspects have been rounded up and brought into the station. Compare the fingers of suspects A, B, C, and D to the fingerprint shown beneath the magnifying glass, and identify the guilty culprit. ======================================================== Hint 1: Don't jump to conclusions. Consider all of the options carefully. Hint 2: C looks completely wrong. Hint 3: A fingerprint left on a wall is actually a mirror image of the finger itself. Super Hint: C and D are clearly wrong. Either A or B is a match. Remember Hint Three? ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.106: "Four Stamps" 20/20 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ The four numerical stamps shown below are designed to fill in the three blank squares and complete the equation. Only one digit can be used in each square. Your task is to make a valid equation using the fewest number of stamps to fill all three blank squares. Pick the stamps you'll use by checking the boxes below them, and then tap Submit. ======================================================== Hint 1: Think of all the equations with a one-digit answer that you can make from the four stamps provided. There aren't that many combinations, so you should be able to figure out the results in no time. Hint 2: Using only one, three, five, and seven won't allow you to create a valid equation. This calls for a shift in your thinking. Pay close attention to the shape of each stamp... Hint 3: The key to this puzzle is that you're using stamps. One of the stamps can be used twice in the same square to create a single digit. Picture how you might rotate the stamps, and see if you can figure it out. Super Hint: If you use the three stamp twice in a single blank square, you can make a different number and it only counts as one stamp. Use that number as the answer to the equation. Now just figure out what else you need to use and you'll be done. But don't forget that you're trying to use the fewest number of stamps possible. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.107: "Chicken Race" 60/60 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Somebody's been racing chickens! Looks like it was a photo finish, but the photo's been torn to pieces... I need to know which chicken came in seventh place. Think you can figure it out? Circle the correct answer. ======================================================== Hint 1: Starting with the finish line, examine carefully how the pieces fit together. Also, the pieces don't rotate. Hint 2: Because the pieces don't rotate, the finish line marks the left edge of the photo. This means the piece with chicken 6 and the piece in the far-left middle go together to form the left side of the picture. Hint 3: If you think about Hint Two, you can find the pieces that make up the right edge of the photo. That's right, the pieces with chicken K and chicken C. Now find the pieces that connect to those ones. Super Hint: Here's the finishing order through sixth place: G, D, H, L, I, and M. With the candidates narrowed down, the answer should be a bawk in the park! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.108: "Dogs and Cars" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 0 + 1 = dog 0 + 2 = cat 6 + 3 = dog 6 + 7 = dog dog 7 + 9 = dog cat 11 + 12 = cat dog 11 + 17 = cat cat If the above is true, then what is the smallest value for ? that will make the following equation true: 1 + ? = dog dog dog ======================================================== Hint 1: Since you're dealing with equations here, the dogs and cats undoubtedly have something to do with numbers. Hint 2: Try adding up the left side of each equation and looking at the results. Are you starting to see what the cats and dogs represent? Hint 3: A dog stands for an odd number, and a cat stands for an even number... Super Hint: Dog means an odd number. Cat means an even number. If you need a three-digit number made up of three odd numbers, what's the smallest value possible for each digit? ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.109: "Three Blocks" 40/40 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Maneuver the three colored blocks into the matching goal squares on the board. All three blocks must be in place at the end of this puzzle to complete it. To move the blocks, rotate the board 90 degrees left or right by tapping the arrow buttons below. ======================================================== Hint 1: There are three blocks this time?! It might seem complicated, but it's nothing to freak out about. Just stay calm, and you'll get the hang of it. Hint 2: Are the red and yellow blocks ending up in the opposite spots from where you want them to be? If you take a close look, you'll see that you easily switch them around. #Hint 3: Here's the first seven moves: Press the right button five times, the left button once, and then the right button one more time. Watch the movement of the blocks carefully, however. The next step is a tricky one. Super Hint: Continuing on from Hint Three, press the right button once and then the left button once. From here, you should be able to figure out the rest without too much trouble. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.110: "A Zero-Sum Game" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ For each of the four squares below, there is a way to display the numbers zero to nine. Tapping each of the four buttons, A, B, C, and D, will change the numbers according to a hidden set of rules. Figure out the hidden rules, and set all the numbers to zero. ======================================================== Hint 1: Notice that when a number reaches nine, it flips back to zero. In other words, the numbers are on a loop. So, push the buttons as many times as you like. It won't mess up anything. If you restart the puzzle several times and pay close attention to what each button does, the rules should become clear. Hint 2: The colored rectangle connected to each button shows which two squares it affects. When a button is tapped, the two numbers within its colored rectangle increase according to a hidden rule. Study the numbers one button at a time. Hint 3: Button A adds five. Button B adds three. The rules for buttons C and D shouldn't be hard to figure out now. But, even knowing the rules, how do you turn all the numbers to zero? Super Hint: Don't get too frustrated if you're still stuck. This puzzle is tricky. To solve it, don't tap the A button at all at first. Tap buttons C and D until the numbers in A's rectangle both read five. After that, you'll be able to solve it in no time. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.111: "Follow the Code" 40/40 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ One of the four corner squares below, A, B, C, or D, will ublock this door when pressed. Start from the red square in the center and follow the order code shown at the top--red, blue yellow--to find it. Also, you can't use the same square twice. What square will unlock the door? Tap the correct letter to solve the puzzle. ======================================================== Hint 1: Red, blue, yellow. Red, blue, yellow... Starting from the red square in the center, going from square to square in this exact order will lead you to the answer. Hint 2: Red, blue, yellow. Be sure to follow this color order each time you move to a new square. From the start, here are the first seven moves: Right, up, left, left, up, left, up. Hint 3: Follow the steps listed in Hint Two, and continue going red, blue, yellow toward the right. If you don't make any mistakes along the way, you'll end up at the right square before too long. Super Hint: The correct square is not the top-right or bottom-right corner. It's one of the two corner squares on the left! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.112: "Beams and Ladders" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ To inspect this odd construction site, start at the orange arrow and pass through points A, B, C, and D in order. Be sure to cross every beam and use every ladder, but your path can't cross except to pass over or under a ladder. In what order will you use the white ladders? Place the ladders numbered 1, 2, and 3 in the correct locations to solve this puzzle. ======================================================== Hint 1: The construction site certainly looks complicated to traverse, but it can be done. Don't overthink it. Hint 2: There are several routes you can take, but the order in which you'll end up using the three ladders is always the same. Hint 3: From the start, head straight down the white ladder to reach Point A. That's ladder number one. Super Hint: Once again, to get from the start to point A, use the white ladder directly below the orange arrow. That's ladder number one. To get from point A to point B, don't use any of the white ladders. You should be able to figure out where to place the second and third ladders from here. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.113: "One Step at a Time" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Make your way from the green square to the red square one step at a time. What's the catch? Well, you can only move to numbers that differ by one from your current number. If you reach the goal following this rule, the door will open. Each number you touch will light up. Make sure all the numbers on your path are lit up before submitting your answer. ======================================================== Hint 1: There may seem like many paths at first, but there is only one correct one. Choose your steps carefully. Hint 2: Don't let the numbers get too large. If you reach a seven, you've made a mistake. When you reach a six, your next step should be to a five. Think you can solve it now? Hint 3: If you're stuck, try going from the red square to the green one. There's only one initial path from that direction. Super Hint: The correct path: 1 2 3 4 3 2 3 4 5 6 5 4 3 2 1 ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.114: "Roped In" 60/60 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Those goons are standing right below that wooden crate! All you need to do is cut the rope, but it's all messed up... Rearrange the tiles so that the rope connects from Luke's scissors to the crate above the goons. Keep in mind that you need to use all the tiles. Now, hurry! ======================================================== Hint 1: The final section of rope that connects to the crate is simply one horizontal length. Put that piece in place first. The section that goes right above Luke's scissors has two pulleys. Hint 2: The two sections that go at the very bottom have one pulley each. If you think about the direction the rope needs to go, you should be able to find these two sections right away. Hint 3: The top-right section has one pulley. The rope comes in and out of this pulley from the left side. #The section to the left of the top-right section has one pulley, and the rope enters from the section below. This section also has a piece of rope running horizontally along the top. Super Hint: Here's the path of rope starting from the section next to the crate: Right, down, right, left, up, right, right, left, down, right, down, down, up, left, down, left, up, down, down, right, up, right, and down to Luke. Got all that? Great! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.115: "Hidden in Plain Sight" 50/50 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ The orange plus sign shown in the top-left corner below is hidden somewhere in the green grid. It's the exact same size and shape. Can you find it? Draw lines around it with your stylus and then tap Submit. ======================================================== Hint 1: The shape is hidden in plain sight. It can be hard to find because of the contrasting patterns, but it's definitely there. Look very closely. Hint 2: The lines can be very distracting and help to hide the shape you're looking for. Try using the Memo function to draw several plus signs here and there, and see if it helps reveal anything. Hint 3: Pay close attention to the upper section. The shape is hiding in there somewhere. Super Hint: The plus sign is hidden in the upper-right corner. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.116: "Which Way Is Up?" 50/50 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Below is a chart with a cardinal direction written in each square. The top of the chart, however, isn't necessarily north. When looking at the chart from the proper orientation, you can start at a certain square and, moving in the direction written in each square, pass over all of the squares on the chart. Which side--A, B, C, or D--is north? ======================================================== Hint 1: It's a pretty simple chart, but it gets tricky when you don't know which way you're supposed to be looking at it. Try looking at it from each direction one at a time. Hint 2: No matter which side is north, north-south and east-west will always be opposite directions. Hint 3: There are three easts in a row, which means the last square you touch will be one of these, since you can't change direction once you enter this row. Super Hint: The three easts in a row also indicate left or right, because north-south is always opposite east-west. This means sides B and D can't possibly be north. This means the answer must be side A or C! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.117: "Where's the Arrow?" 60/60 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ There's a treasure hidden below one of the tiles in this room. The only clue is a handwritten note: "Follow the arrow to find it." Which tile should you lift to find the treasure? Draw a circle around it with your stylus. ======================================================== Hint 1: Nothing very sneaky is going on. There's actually an arrow somewhere. Hint 2: Rather than focusing too intently on the room, try blurring your vision and having a look. Hint 3: The arrow is somewhere left of center. Super Hint: Look closely at the paintings in the room. There's an arrow hidden in one... ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.118: "Scrutinized Screws" 40/40 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Only one of the six screws shown below, A, B, C, D, E, or F, will fit properly into the threaded hole. The width of the hole matches the thickness of all the screws, so don't worry about that. Your only tool is a flathead screwdriver. Now, hurry! You don't have much time. Circle the correct screw, and tap Submit. ======================================================== Hint 1: Pay attention to the direction of the threads on the screws and on the hole. Hint 2: Screw C won't go anywhere no matter how much you turn it! So, cross that one off the list of possible answers. Hint 3: Screw B can't be turned with any tool, and Screw F can't be turned with a flathead screwdriver. So cross those two options off the list as well. Super Hint: Screw A is threaded in the opposite direction of the hole, so it can't be the answer. That leaves only two possible choices. Take one last look, and you should have this in the bag. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.119: "Swap to Unlock" 60/60 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ The door below is sealed shut with a mysterious lock utilizing six dials that can be swapped and rotated. To open the door, arrange the dials so that gems bordering each other both horizontally and vertically are the same color. Tap and hold the center of the dials to move them, and tap and hold the edges to rotate them in either direction. Good luck! ======================================================== Hint 1: Dial A goes in the bottom-right slot. Hint 2: Dial F goes in the upper-left slot. Hint 3: Dial D goes in the bottom-left slot. The real key, though, is that all the gems on the inside--both the right edge of the left column and the left edge of the right column--are yellow! Super Hint: Dial E goes in the upper-right slot. If you've followed all the hints correctly so far, the rest should be a snap! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.120: "A Cryptic Combo" 50/50 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ To open the door, you'll need to press the numerical buttons according to cryptic instructions: "Open with a two, but leave the four." Pressing just the two button and leaving the four button untouched doesn't work. So how, exactly, are you supposed to open this door? ======================================================== Hint 1: The door will open if you interpret the instructions correctly. There's nothing tricky going on here. You just need to approach the problem with a different mind-set. Hint 2: Think more broadly about the phrase "open with a two." Don't get hung up on the numbers on each individual button. Hint 3: "Open with a two" refers to pushing the buttons that together form the shape of a number two when lit. Super Hint: Press one, two, three, six, nine, eight, seven... You should start to see the shape of a certain number emerge. That's right! The trick is to press the buttons that together form a number- two shape when lit up. Pretty neat, huh? Also, see how there are four buttons left untouched? That's what the other part of the instructions refers to. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.121: "Arrow Flow" 40/40 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ How to Open "Start from a button, and follow the arrows from one button to the next. Find the one button that will lead you through all the other buttons on the panel!" Can you figure out which button leads to all the rest? Tap to mark it! ======================================================== Hint 1: Instead of looking for the starting button, try looking for the end button and working backward. Keep in mind that the arrow on the end button won't point to any other button. Hint 2: The end button doesn't point to any other button, so it must be a button on the outer edge that points outward. Once you've found the end point, you can work your way backward to find the start! Hint 3: The end point is the button in the upper-right corner. Work backward from there to find the start! Super Hint: The starting button isn't pointed to by any button. Can you find it? That's your answer! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.122: "Password Pieces" 60/60 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ "To figure out the password, all you need to do is fit together the 10 pieces below. You can move and rotate each piece with your stylus. Now, get to it!" ======================================================== Hint 1: Start by fitting the pieces into the ends or the really unusual spaces. Hint 2: You can rotate each of the pieces, so they can each fit in lots of different places. However, there's only one arrangement in which all of the pieces will fit perfectly together. Keep at it! Hint 3: The first digit of the password is zero, and the last one is seven. There's a one in there somewhere too. Is it starting to come together now? Super Hint: There are actually two ones in the password. There's also a two to the right of the ones. You should know five of the six digits now. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.123: "Cat's-Eye View" 50/50 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Place cat's-eye stones in the round spots below. The only rule is that no four stones can form a square or rectangle either horizontally or vertically. Tap the icon in the upper-left corner to view examples of how to arrange your stones. #There are 16 spots in this puzzle. What is the maximum number of stones you can place while following the above rule? Submit that number as your answer. ======================================================== Hint 1: At first, just try placing stones while following the rule until you can't place any more. If you repeat this process over and over, the answer should start to reveal itself. Hint 2: It's probably obvious, but the answer isn't 16. What about 15 and 14? Nope. You can cross those off your list too. #Hint 3: The answer is a multiple of three. #Super Hint: The answer is not a two-digit number. You're so close now. You can do it! ======================================================== ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.124: "The Final Tile" 70/70 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ The floor below is made up of 24 tiles. It's specially designed so that the tiles will fall away one at a time until they're all gone. Once the first tile falls, neighboring tiles (not diagonal) will fall away one by one in the following order of suits: hearts, spades, diamonds, and clubs. The first tile set to fall, however, is not necessarily a heart. If you can find the last tile set to fall, you can stop this floor from disappearing! Tap the last tile and then touch submit. ======================================================== Hint 1: First, try picking a random tile at the start and see how far you can go. You have to find a path that will allow all of the tiles to fall away. Hint 2: Pick any tile as a starting point, and follow the order of suits to see where you end up. If your progress is stopped before you clear all of the tiles, you'll need to either start over at a different tile or try going in another direction. Hint 3: The first tile set to fall is a diamond. The last tile set to fall is a spade. Super Hint: One of the two spade tiles in the second column over from the left is the last panel set to fall. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.125: "Connect the Bots" 50/50 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ This is a map of the floor housing the generator room. The locations of two camera-equipped security bots are identified by the red and green arrows. To prevent its detection by Professor Layton, Clive has ensured that the patrol routes followed by these security bots do not pass by the generator room. The bots will always turn at the rounded yellow corners. Which room do the bots avoid? That's the generator room! ======================================================== Hint 1: There are some intersections with rounded corners that face each other, but the bots will always turn at the corner closest to them. Hint 2: There are only two security bots, but together they're able to monitor nearly all of the rooms. Their paths may cross, but if they ever overlap, you're doing something wrong. Hint 3: Each bot's route completes a loop. Once you've identified both of their routes, you just need to find the one room that neither bot passes. Super Hint: If you break up the map into four quadrants, the generator room is in the lower-right one. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.126: "Ten-Step Solution" 50/50 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ To crack this security lock, you'll need to swap blocks A and B in 10 moves or fewer. You can move any piece anywhere in any direction as long as it will fit. #Now, get started! ======================================================== Hint 1: It wouldn't be a tough puzzle if all you had to do was simply swap them. First just try moving things around, then when you can't move any more, think about how many more steps would have been required. #Hint 2: You'll definitely run out of moves if you keep switching between moving A and B. At some point, you're going to need to swap A and B in one fell swoop. #Hint 3: It doesn't matter if you start with A or B, but here are instructions for A: slide the second block from the top over to the left, and move A down to the right of the third block. Then move the second block all the way to the right, and slide the third block up and to the left of it. The rest is up to you! Super Hint: Continuing on from Hint Three, move B to the left side of the row that A is in. You can now move A into its target slot. All that's left is to use the last four moves to get B into its target slot. You can do it! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.127: "A Real Heart Swapper" 70/70 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ There are two long wires connecting a monitoring device to the prime minister's heart sensor! Can you swap the wires connected to the pocket watch with the wires connected to the monitoring device in a single move? Swap only two blocks to connect the wires from the monitoring device at the top of the screen below to the pocket watch at the bottom right. Give it your best shot! ======================================================== Hint 1: You need to move a pair of blocks in one single swap. First, take a look at how all of the wires are connected. Find the wires connecting the monitoring device (upper right) to the prime minister's heart sensor (lower left). Hint 2: Take note that the two wires leading from the pocket watch in the lower-right corner connect in the middle. Pay close attention to this path. Hint 3: Have you noticed that only certain blocks can be swapped with each other and still connect? Keep an eye out for blocks that have matching wire entry and exit points. Super Hint: The two blocks are both in the third row. Look carefully. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.128: "Reverse Rotation" 80/80 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ A system of gears is shown below. Gear A turns in the direction of its red arrow, which currently causes gear B t turn in the direction of its red arrow. One group of gears connecting gears A and B is labeled a. This group can be moved and rotated with your stylus, along with groups b and c below it. Utilize these groups to alter the system so that gear B turns in the direction of its green arrow. You don't necessarily need to use all of the groups, however. ======================================================== Hint 1: The gears can't function properly if they're overlapping, so don't bother trying to stack any of them. Hint 2: If you link an odd number of gears between two main gears, the two main gears will rotate in the same direction. Conversely, an even number of gears linked between two main gears will cause the two main gears to rotate in the opposite direction. #There are a lot of gears to count in this puzzle, but try adding them up! Hint 3: You don't need to use gear group a. Try working groups b and c into the system. Super Hint: Place gear group c into group a's original slot. Then rotate group b 180 degrees, and place it...somewhere. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.129: "Block Blockade" 70/70 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Your escape route is blocked...by blocks! Luckily, you have five bombs at your disposal. Each bomb will completely destroy the block it's placed on. Remaining blocks will fall into empty spaces created below them by destroyed blocks, but they won't change shape. Place your five bombs on the five blocks that, when destroyed, will leave behind a flat surface you can drive across. Then push that button! ======================================================== Hint 1: There are five specific blocks you need to destroy. Don't worry about making a mistake, though. You can try again as many times as you want, so just have fun blowing stuff up! You're bound to figure it out eventually. Hint 2: If you look closely, you'll notice that the blocks are made up of evenly sized squares. Also, the pit is five squares deep. Start your thinking from here. #Hint 3: There are three blocks on the bottom row. You need to destroy the one on the left and the one on the right. Leave the middle block intact. Super Hint: Do not destroy the square block in the upper right of the stack. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.130: "The Final Puzzle" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Look! I made myself a wax stamp! It's like the one you use to seal your important envelopes and documents, except it looks like my hat and the L stands for Luke! I've already used it once. See? Isn't the blue wax neat? It matches my hat! #Anyway here's my puzzle: of the four examples, A, B, C, and D, which one is my actual stamp? Circle your answer." ======================================================== Hint 1: Keep in mind that a stamp will print a mirror image of its actual design. #Hint 2: The stamps are all circular, so pay close attention to what's inside: the outline of a hat and an L. First off, take a look at the direction that L is facing... Hint 3: Stamp B is the only one that doesn't have the L correctly reversed, so you can eliminate that option. #Now look closely at the hat shapes of stamps A, C, and D. Super Hint: The top part of the hart shape in stamp A is touching the outer circle, so you can safely eliminate that option. It's just between stamps C and D now! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.131: "A Pricey Pen" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ "I bought this beautiful, one-of-a-king fountain pen from a luxury boutique for 10% off the original price of only $3,000! When I showed it to my friend, she took one look and just had to have it! She offered to pay me 10% more than what I'd paid. I love the pen, but I couldn't say no! Overall, how much did I gain or lose by selling the pen to my friend?" Be sure to put a minus sign (-) in front of your answer in the case of a loss. ======================================================== Hint 1: There are often traps in puzzles that use a lot of text to describe a fairly simple problem. This is one of those. None of the information given is wrong, but there are some details meant to confuse you. Hint 2: How much did the woman originally buy the fountain pen for? If you focus on that, you'll be on the right track. Hint 3: The woman bought the fountain pen from the boutique for 10% off the original price. This has no bearing on whether or not she made a profit by selling it to her friend. Her friend offered her 10% more than what she paid for the pen, so she's definitely going to make a profit. Super Hint: The woman bought the pen from the boutique for $2,700 and sold it to her friend for $2,970. Now just figure out how much of a profit she made. Don't worry at all about the original discount. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.132: "Calendar Collage" 40/40 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ In the middle of the wall below is the last page of a 12-month calendar. The previous 11 pages were once pasted on this same wall, as you can see by the tattered remains still stuck everywhere. Why is it such a mess? Well, when each new month arrived, somebody ripped off the old month's page and pasted the new one on top of it without bothering to line up the edges at all. Sloppy work, huh? Which month's page is the arrow pointing at? Answer with a number, for example January = 1, February = 2, and so on. ======================================================== Hint 1: You'll figure out the right answer if you look very carefully at how the remains overlap each other. The earlier the month, the closer to the bottom its page was pasted. Hint 2: The complete calendar page on top, of course, is December, the twelfth month of the year. Try and figure out where in the stack the page that the arrow is pointing at was pasted. It looks like it was quite a while ago... Hint 3: Track the order of the pages that are pasted on top of the one directly on top of the one that the arrow is pointing to. If you follow along closely, you should find an answer you're confident of. Super Hint: The answer is both the farthest month from December and the closest, depending on how you think about it. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.133: "The Two Necklaces" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Below are two necklaces, a gold one on the left and a silver one on the right. By sliding the blocks around, can you get them to switch sides? ======================================================== Hint 1: You need to switch the silver necklace over to the left side and the gold necklace over to the right. #Did you notice there are two empty slots to work with? This should make things fairly easy. If you keep moving those blocks around, you'll see! Hint 2: Unlike most of the slide puzzles you've probably seen, this one has two empty slots. If you take advantage of them both, switching the necklaces is actually pretty simple. Hint 3: The key is to not worry about the position of the individual pieces but rather to simply switch all the blocks of each necklace to the opposite side. #After you've done that, you can deal with reassembling each necklace. Give it another try. You can do it! Even if you decide to use the Super Hint, we won't tell you exactly how to solve it... Super Hint: You couldn't resist, could you? OK, then. Switching the necklaces around is easy if you utilize both of the open spaces. If you keep the two open spaces above, below, or to the side of the two blocks you want to reposition, you should have no problem maneuvering them around one another. Give it a try! You'll see. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.134: "A Question of Taste" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Professor Layton and Luke are chatting in a clothing store: "You know, Luke...there's something here that really appeals to me. I think I might just try and negotiate a purchase!" What has caught Professor Layton's eye? ======================================================== Hint 1: Well, for starters, Professor Layton isn't really into clothes... Hint 2: Something Professor Layton likes is hidden among the clothes... Hint 3: Well, we all know how much Professor Layton loves puzzles. So, look around for something puzzlelike... Super Hint: Professor Layton loves his puzzles. A symbol for puzzles is hidden somewhere. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.135: "Four Jams" 25/25 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Four types of jam are combined into pairs and placed in the four boxes below. Use the scale to determine the relative weights of each type of jam, and label them from lightest to heaviest, 1 to 4. ======================================================== Hint 1: Identify the boxes that share a jam with each other. By weighing these boxes together, you can compare the weight of the two jams that aren't the same. Hint 2: Try comparing the red/blue box with the red/green box. You should be able to identify whether the blue jam is heavier than the green jam or vice versa. Hint 3: Continuing on from Hint Two, try to figure out the weight of the red jam. To do so, compare the red/green box with the blue/green box. You should find that blue > green > red. Super Hint: Thinking of red, green, and blue as 1, 2, and 3 temporarily (lightest to heaviest), you'll find that the yellow/yellow box and the blue/green box are equal in weight. This means that the two yellow jams equal 3 + 2 (the relative weights of the blue and green jams). In other words, one yellow jam has a weight of 2.5. If you fit that into what you know about the rest, you're done! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.136: "Destination Station" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ "See the line of trains heading down? I bet I can guess exactly which station that complete stranger is going to get off the train at." Which train is this stranger riding? Circle your answer, A, B, C, or, D, and then tap Submit. ======================================================== Hint 1: You're not overthinking it, are you? If you were riding the same train as the young lad, you would know the answer. Hint 2: If there's only one possible station for everybody left on a certain train to get off at, well, it would be pretty easy to guess somebody's stop, right? Hint 3: Out of the four trains, which one might stop at only one station? Super Hint: If a train is coming up to the last station on the line, you know for sure that all the passengers will get off at the next stop. Yes, it's that simple! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.137: "Pieces of Chocolate" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ A 5 x 10 centimeter chocolate bar has a 5 x 1 centimeter piece broken off the right side, as shown in the image below. How many more 5 x 1 centimeter pieces can you break off the remaining chocolate bar? Also, there's a 5-millimeter hole in the bar 1 centimeter in from the left side and 2.5 centimeters up from the bottom. Any piece that has even a tiny bit of this hole in it can't be included in your answer. ======================================================== Hint 1: Break up the remaining chocolate bar into equal pieces. If you make each piece identical to the first piece, you'll end up with nine more pieces. Hint 2: If you break the remaining chocolate bar into nine equal pieces in the same vertical manner as the first piece, you'll end up with two pieces on the left side with pieces of the hole in them. So that's 9 - 2 = 7, right? Nope. You can do better. Try looking at it from a different angle. Hint 3: You don't have to break off all of the remaining pieces in the same way as the first one. Try breaking the pieces off horizontally from the left side of the chocolate bar. Super Hint: You can get rid of the entire hole in just one piece. If you do that, how many are left? That's your answer. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.138: "Quirky Clockwork" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ This fancy analog watch features a small window at the bottom that displays the day of the month, as seen in the three examples below. Out of the three numbers, shown in examples A, B, and C, which would be impossible to ever actually see on this watch? ======================================================== Hint 1: All the days of the month are listed in order on a round dial inside the watch. When the date changes over, however, a date that doesn't exist could appear... Hint 2: Two of the three examples show the date just as it's changing over from one day to the next. Think about how two of these numbers are possible, and see if you can figure out why one of them isn't. Hint 3: keep in mind that each day of the month is listed in order on a rotating dial inside the watch. So at midnight, when the 19th switches over to the 20th, you would see the number 92 displayed for a few moments. Super Hint: The number 93 in example B shows the date as the 29th switching over to the 30th at midnight. By the way, there's no 40th of the month... ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.139: "Bricks 'n' Bullion" 50/50 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ A rowdy band of thieves was apprehended just before they could execute their boss's orders: "These here 10 bars o' gold will fit right into that there brick wall. Nobody'll be the wiser! We'll stash 'em here 'til the heat dies down. Oh, I almost done forgot the important part: don't go puttin' no bigger bars on toppa any littler ones. Sound like a plan, boys? Now git to it!" Are these orders even possible? Place the gold bars in the wall and find out! ======================================================== Hint 1: Stacking gold bars of the same size on top of each other is perfectly fine. Hint 2: The biggest gold bar goes on the very bottom all the way to the right. Hint 3: Three of the smallest bars go side by side along the very top. Super Hint: See the two bricks that form the base of the top-left-corner space? Place a gold bar equal in length to those two bricks on top of them. The rest should come together pretty easily now. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.140: "Ripple Effect" 25/25 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ The image below is a photograph of the surface of a pond a few moments after somebody threw in a handful of pebbles. Assuming no pebbles landed in the exact same spot, how many pebbles were thrown? All of the ripples captured in the photo came from pebbles. ======================================================== Hint 1: Ripples that have the same center all came from the same pebbles, no matter what size they are. Hint 2: Here's another way to think about Hint One: the number of pebbles thrown into the pond is equal to the number of center points. Hint 3: If you think that only four pebbles were thrown in, take a closer look. Have you noticed the largest ripple, for example? Super Hint: The largest ripple runs from top to bottom through the middle of the photo. It's easy to mistake it for a ripple coming from the pebble that landed in the lower-left corner, but in fact it has a different center. Now, are there any more? ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.141: "A Roll of the Die" 35/35 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ A special die has been made according to the layout shown at the top-right corner. This die will roll one side at a time along the path of white squares, leaving behind a stamp of each image that touches down. Starting off as shown below, the die will roll onto the first square and stamp it with an upside-down heart. Which image will the die stamp on the final square marked with a question mark? Slide one of the three shapes onto the ?. Rotate a shape by grabbing its corner and sliding it in a circle. ======================================================== Hint 1: Take another look at the die's layout at the top-right corner. Did you notice there are red hearts on opposite sides? Hint 2: The green circle and the blue diamond look the same no matter which direction they're facing. It's the direction of the red heart that you need to pay close attention to. Hint 3: The second roll of the die will stamp a blue diamond, and the front and back of the die will show two hearts, facing in opposite directions. As the die then moves along the path to the right, the diamond and circle will alternate on the bottom, and the heart will rotate as the die rolls. Picture this in your mind, and see if you can figure out what happens next. Super Hint: The correct shape is the red heart. But that's not all there is to it. Think about which direction it will face. It won't be right-side up. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.142: "The Marked Cup" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ As seen in the upper-left image below, you placed three identical paper cups on the table and secretly marked the middle one, as shown by the small blue arrow. You then closed your eyes and told a friend, "Hide a coin under one of the cups and switch the places of the other two." When you opened your eyes, the cups were rearranged as seen below. Which one, A, B, or C, has the coin hidden beneath it? ======================================================== Hint 1: Which cup didn't move? Hint 2: The marked cup moved. Hint 3: The marked cup moved from the middle position over to the right. Super Hint: The marked cup started in the middle position and switched places with the one on the right. #So then, where is the coin? ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.143: "The Marked Cup" 40/40 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ The board below can be cut into two identically shaped pieces that also look like the shape of a number. You can only make one continuous cut along the dotted lines. And of course, you need to use every part of the board in your answer. How should the board be cut? ======================================================== Hint 1: If there weren't those two squares sticking out, you could cut the board in half vertically and make two wide ones. But that's not what you're looking for. Hint 2: You're not looking for twos or fives, either. The key is to figure out how to incorporate each of the two squares sticking out into the shape of a number. Hint 3: You're not looking for sixes or nines, either. To make a number with a hole in it, you'd have to use a lot more squares than you have here. Super Hint: One shape you're looking for is the number right-side up. The other one is the number upside down. It's not two threes... ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.144: "Mr. 8:20" 20/20 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ One of the five people shown below has a very unique nickname: "Mr. 8:20." Pretty weird, huh? Well, apparently everybody who sees this person and hears the nickname thinks it's just perfect! Well then, who is "Mr. 8:20"? Circle your answer, then tap Submit. ======================================================== Hint 1: "Mr. 8:20" refers to something about the person's apperance. Hint 2: Don't worry about what the people are wearing, because they can always change their clothes. No matter what time you see this person, it's 8:20... Hint 3: It's so simple, you might have missed it: if this person's nickname is "mister," well, it must be... A man! Super Hint: Pay close attention to each face. Somebody looks like 8:20. Well, 8:20 on an analog clock, that is... ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.145: "Time Cards" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ The four cards below, zero, one, two, and six, can be used to display different times of the day, as seen in the example 02:16. If using a 24-hour clock, how many different actual times can be created by rearranging the four cards? You must use all four cards to display each time. The cards can't be overlapped. ======================================================== Hint 1: Just to be clear, in terms of times of day as displayed in this puzzle: *There are up to 23 hours. *There are up to 59 minutes. Hint 2: There's one card that can actually display two different numbers. Hint 3: #The six card can be flipped and used as a nine! Better count those times again. Super Hint: The earliest time you can display is 01:26. The latest is 21:09. Be careful not to overlook any combinations. Also, be wary of times that don't actually exist. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.146: "Birds on a Wire" 15/15 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Hey there! I'm trying to shoo the birds away from these power lines. Each time I clap my hands, half of them fly away, but one comes back! This pattern never fails. Even if I stand here clapping my hands all day, the number of birds always ends up right back where it started!" So, how many birds were there on the power lines to start with? ======================================================== Hint 1: This puzzle is actually quite simple. Hint 2: The woman is explaining something quite simple in an overly complicated way... Hint 3: Half the birds fly away, and one comes back. Then half the birds fly away again, and one comes back again. And so forth, and so forth. But the number of birds always ends up the same as it started. The answer is so simple, you don't even need to calculate anything. Super Hint: The phrase "half of them fly away" is the tricky part. In this puzzle, "half" is actually referring to only one bird! Get it now? ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.147: "Paving the Garden" 20/20 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ you want to lay one of the five types of paving stones below around your garden without their overlapping each other or any of the four white flower bushes. You can rotate the stones, but they can't be flipped. Which one should you use, A, B, C, D, or E? Tap your answer. ======================================================== Hint 1: Start by filling in the corners of the garden with a stone of your choice, and then work your way in. You can rule out any stones that won't neatly fill all the open space in the garden. Hint 2: No matter how you arrange them, you can fit only three of stone C and it will always leave one square uncovered. So C isn't the answer. Hint 3: D is quite a unique shape, and you can fit only two of them in your space. So D also isn't the answer. Super Hint: The answer is either stone A, B, or E. As mentioned in Hint One, if you start from the corners and work your way in, filling in as many stones as you can, you should find the answer in no time. You can't fit more than four of any of the stones. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.148: "Matchstick Math" 25/25 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ The math equation below is written in matchsticks! Read as Roman numerals, it means 1 + 11 = 10. To make this a valid equation, what's the fewest number matches that you need to move? ======================================================== Hint 1: Here's a Roman-numeral primer: I = 1, II = 2, and III = 3. IIII, however, does not equal four. IV = 4, and V = 5, so the I in front of the V means one less than five. VI = 6, VII = 7, and VIII = 8. IX = 9, X = 10, and XI = 11. Hint 2: The answer should reveal itself if you understand Hint One and you're willing to look at things from various points of view. #Hint 3: As mentioned in Hint Two, it's important to "look at things from various points of view." In other words, don't be afraid to turn this problem on its head... Super Hint: Flip the equation upside down. #Well, would you look at that! You don't need to move any matches at all. The equation is completely valid as is! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.149: "Strange Symbols" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Below are three strange symbols, A, B, and C. If A is 63 and B is 89, what number is C? It's also a two-digit number... ======================================================== Hint 1: Think of the relation between the symbols and the numbers given. If you use the Memo function to write down the numbers you know, you might just get it. Try drawing slightly angular numbers. Hint 2: Tilt your head to the left, and take another look. Notice anything new when you look at the symbols now? Hint 3: Open the memo function, and fill in the space around the colored sections of each symbol. Then use the eraser to clear a horizontal line straight through the middle of each symbol. #You should see what's going on now. Super Hint: After completing Hint Three, turn each symbol 90 degrees to the right. #Can you see the digits now? ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.150: "Half as Old" 15/15 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Two sisters are talking about their ages: "One year ago, I was exactly as half as old as you," said the younger one. The older sister replies: "Even one year from now, your age will be half my age. Here, look, if we split the numbers into two parts, top and bottom, they both give your age in a year's time." "Hey you're right. That's really cool!" How old is the little sister? ======================================================== Hint 1: Don't worry about their ages one year ago. The key is what their ages will be one year from now. Think about what it means to divide a number into a top and bottom half. Hint 2: Have you figured out what it means to split the numbers into two parts, top and bottom? #From zero to nine, the only numbers that retain a numerical meaning even when they're cut in half are one and eight. Hint 3: If one year from now the older sister is one year old, the younger sister will also be one, so this can't be right. If a year from now the older sister is eight years old, the younger sister will be zero, so this also can't be right. It also doesn't work for 81 or 88... Super Hint: From Hint Three, you learned that one year from now the older sister will have to be either 11 or 18. If she's 11, when you divide an 11 into a top and bottom half, you still get 11, so this doesn't work. The only option left is the older sister being 18 one year from now. Now all you have to do is figure out the little sister's current age. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.151: "A Difference of 39" 15/15 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Touching the squares on the scoreboard below will turn them from white to green. #Both sides currently display 58, but Luke and Professor Layton are planning to each touch one square and create two different numbers. The difference between the two numbers will be 39. What are those numbers? ======================================================== Hint 1: What squares can you touch to make a new number out of the old one? Think about both numbers--the five and the eight. Hint 2: You can make a six and a nine out of a five by changing one square. Hint 3: You can make a zero, a six, and a nine out of an eight by changing one square. Now it's just a matter of finding the difference between the two numbers. Super Hint: One of the correct numbers is 50, 56, or 59. Now try doing the math. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.152: "Cluttered Cans" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Three canned-food products are randomly stacked up. You need to rearrange them into stacks of the same product. However, if you want to move a can that has cans on top of it, you have to move them all at once. Also, you can't have more than six cans stacked up at a time. #Sounds easy, right? Oh...one more thing. You have to do it in six moves or fewer. ======================================================== Hint 1: If you plan your moves carefully, it shouldn't be too hard. Here's a clue to get you started: Your first move involves moving two cans at the same time. But which ones? Hint 2: Grab the can of peaches from the middle stack and move it over to the left. There's just a single can of fish in the middle now. Hmm... Well, why not move the can of fish from the right stack onto the stack in the middle? Hint 3: Continuing on from Hint Two, if you grab the can of fish from the left stack and move it onto the two you've got stacked in the middle, then you'll have all three cans of fish together. Nice! Now then, what's next? Super Hint: Continuing on from Hint Three, move the can of cherries from the right stack to the left stack. Then move the cherries from the middle stack to the left. Almost done now. You can do it! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.153: "An Extra Block" 30/30 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ The green frame and six orange blocks below are all composed of identical equilateral triangles. The frame can be perfectly filled using five of the six blocks. The blocks can be flipped and rotated in any direction to fit into the frame. Circle the one block that isn't used. ======================================================== Hint 1: Don't be confused by the complex shapes of the blocks. Try comparing the frame and the blocks from a different perspective. #Hint 2: Filling in the frame with the correct five shapes can be pretty tricky. But there's a way to identify the surplus block without worrying about the shapes at all! Hint 3: The frame and blocks are all composed of identical equilateral triangles. If you compare the number of triangles in the frame to the number of triangles used to create all six of the blocks, well then... Super Hint: The frame is composed of 22 triangles. #Together, the six blocks are composed of 24 triangles. So there are two too many triangles in the blocks. Which means... ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.154: "A Stacked Deck" 50/50 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ There are 52 cards in the deck below--26 black and 26 red--and no Jokers. After shuffling the deck and randomly cutting it in two, you count 23 cards in the stack on the left. So, what's the difference between the number of red cards in the left stack and the number of black cards in the right stack? ======================================================== Hint 1: Don't let the fact that this is a number problem confuse you. You should be able to figure out the answer using basic arithmetic if you can figure out what to look for. Hint 2: The quickest way to the answer is to try out some placeholder numbers. There are 23 cards in the left pile. Pretend that there are 10 red cards and 13 black cards. There are 52 cards in a deck, so there are 29 cards in the other pile. Try to divide the piles up like so. Hint 3: Continuing on from Hint Two, you can calculate the color of the cards in the right stack based on how many red and black cards are in the left stack. So, subtract 10 from 26, and you get 16 red cards. Then take 13 from 26, and you get 13 black cards. You now know the difference between the number of red cards in the left stack and black cards in the right! Now try a different set of numbers to see what you get. Super Hint: Keep plugging in different numbers. If the left stack has five red cards and 18 black, the right stack will have 21 red cards and eight black. Now compare this result with the one from Hint Three. Look at that! The difference is the same no matter how many of each color there are! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.155: "Three More Blocks" 60/60 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Maneuver the three colored blocks into the matching goal squares on the board. All three blocks must be in place at the same time to complete this puzzle. To move the blocks, rotate the board 90 degrees left and right by tapping the arrow buttons below. ======================================================== Hint 1: If you just keep rotating the board, you'll solve it eventually, right? Actually, no. If you don't plan ahead, you can get stuck. But if you do think ahead, it's much easier than you might expect! Hint 2: If you're not careful, a block might get trapped somewhere and make the puzzle impossible to solve. If you think you're completely stuck, just reset the puzzle. Hint 3: The trap you need to avoid is the space next to the red goal square. If a block ends up in here, you'll have to reset the puzzle and start over. Super Hint: If you're trying to move the blocks out from the starting quadrant all at once, instead try moving them to the other side of the board one at a time. If you can figure this out, the rest shouldn't be too hard. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.156: "ABCs...and D's" 50/50 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Slide block A into slot A. Slide block B into slot B. Slide block C into slot C. Slide block D into slot D. That's all there is to it! Well, that and you only have 13 moves... ======================================================== Hint 1: The shape you're moving the letters around in is completely symmetrical, and there are only two blocks in the way, so you should be able to solve this puzzle with a regular, systematic series of moves. #You can start over as many times as you want, so think about the most efficient way to move the letters into place and see what works. Hint 2: You'll run out of moves if you try to maneuver the letters into place one by one. Think about how you can rotate all of the letters into position while making your moves. Hint 3: Here's a part of the solution: Move the lower blue stone over to the right, and slide the C all the way down. Now move the upper blue stone into the A slot, and slide the D all the way left... Can you figure out the pattern now? Super Hint: Continuing on from Hint Three, put the lower blue stone into the B slot and move the A all the way up. Now you can slide the C into its slot. Then slide the B all the way right, and you can slide the D into its slot. You're halfway done! And the rest looks pretty easy, right? ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.157: "The Crazy Keyholes" 50/50 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ To open the door, you need to combine the three stamp-like pieces (1, 2, and 3) so they form shapes that can be inserted into all the keyholes (A through G) that will accommodate them. The key pieces can be rotated left or right to fit together, but they can't be turned over. Check off all the keyholes that will work. ======================================================== Hint 1: Don't forget about the Memo function! You can use it to draw in the shapes. Hint 2: The most important thing is how you use key piece 2. Hint 3: You can probably tell just by looking at it that C won't work. Perhaps surprisingly, B does work! Remember, you can rotate the key pieces left or right, but you can't flip them over. Be sure to consider how each key piece can be rotated before trying to combine all three together. Super Hint: C doesn't work. A, B, and G all work. Of the remaining three--D, E, and F--one doesn't work. Which is it? You know, that z-shaped one is pretty suspicious... ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.158: "From A to D" 40/40 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ It takes 15 minutes to travel from station A, the first stop on the line, to station B. It takes five minutes to travel from station B to station C. It takes 10 minutes to travel from station C to the last station, station D. However, it doesn't take 30 minutes to travel from station A to station D. Given that this is a straight railway line with no branches, how many minutes does it take to travel from A to D? ======================================================== Hint 1: It's impossible? Well, the conditions are all true, so there's no funny business going on there. Be flexible in your thinking and see if you can figure it out. Hint 2: You need to reverse your thinking! Hint 3: Station B must come after station A, right? Well, no, actually. That's just the order of letters in the alphabet! Super Hint: In order to fulfill the conditions of the puzzle, the order of the stations must be A to C to B to D. With this knowledge, you should be able to figure out the time it takes to get from station A to D. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.159: "Impassable Gate 2" 70/70 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Well, well. Can you make it to the top of this gate again? You may think you've solved this puzzle before, but think again!" This time it's much more difficult. ======================================================== Hint 1: There are multiple ways to solve this puzzle. Here's one example: First, move the yellow block above Professor Layton and Luke up and to the right so that it's mostly on top of the red block. Then move Professor Layton and Luke over to the left. Start from here and see how far you can get! Hint 2: Continuing on from Hint One, move the red block down to the bottom and then the yellow block back on top of it. Now move the blue block down and over to the left on top of Professor Layton and Luke. Hint 3: Continuing on from Hint Two, move the yellow block up and then the red block up, and slide Professor Layton and Luke to the right under the red block. Now move the blue block down to the bottom and over to the right against Professor Layton and Luke. Super Hint: Continuing on from Hint Three, move the yellow block over the left wall and down on top of the blue block. Then slide the green block down as far as you can, and move the brown block up into the exit square. Now move the green block back to where it started. See if you can figure out the rest. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.160: "Dirt Patchwork" 50/50 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ You found a nice, round patch of dirt that you'd like to divide up into as many different garden plots as possible. You have five ropes to work with. Each one must be stretched in a straight line across the circle, but the ropes can cross each other as often as you like. Using only these five ropes, what is the maximum number of sections you can divide the patch of dirt into? ======================================================== Hint 1: The five ropes would simply create six sections if you weren't allowed to cross them. But you're allowed to cross the ropes, so you can create a lot more spaces. Hint 2: If you stretch a rope across the patch of dirt from top to bottom and another from left to right, they'll cross in the middle and divide the patch into four different sections. And that's using just two of your five ropes! Hint 3: With your five ropes, you can divide the patch of dirt into more than 10 different sections. Super Hint: Use the Memo function to draw a star in the middle of the circle using five straight lines. Make sure the points of the star are within the circle and the lines creating each point cross and extend out into the grass so they create one more space within the circle. Now count each section. Well, how many are there? ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.161: "Black Hat, White Hat" 50/50 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ The black top hat below is made from six blocks. Using the same pieces, make a white top hat in the same spot! The pieces can be moved and rotated with your stylus, but you can't flip them over. ======================================================== Hint 1: This puzzle might look familiar, but you can't flip these pieces over. For starters, think about what a "white top hat" looks like. Hint 2: If you move all of the blocks outside the frame, the frame itself becomes a white top hat! See how that works? Now all you have to do is put the blocks around it to frame it in. Hint 3: So you know what you need to do, but you don't know how to do it? Well, such is life sometimes. Here's a hint: you can fit the two pieces with 180-degree bends around each end of the hat's brim. Super Hint: The short piece with a 180-degree bend goes around the left side of the brim. The long piece with a 180-degree bend goes around the right side of the brim. The rest should be no problem now! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.162: "Cluttered Cans 2" 50/50 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Four canned-food products are randomly stacked up. You need to rearrange them into stacks of the same product. #However, if you want to move a can that has cans on top of it, you have to move them all at once. Also, you can't have more than six cans stacked up at a time. Sounds easy, right? Oh...one more thing. You have to do it in 14 moves or fewer. ======================================================== Hint 1: There are several ways to solve this puzzle, so start moving those cans around and see what you end up with. It shouldn't be too hard to get to a point where a few more moves will do it. Hint 2: The 14-move limit definitely makes things a little tricky. And don't forget that you can't stack up more than six cans at a time. Also, don't get carried away stacking up the same type of can every chance you get, because it's going to cost you moves in the long run. #Hint 3: Instead of stacking up the same type of can every chance you get, it's better to think about what type of cans you should stack in a row. Whenever possible, you want to move as many cans together as possible at a time. Of course, sometimes you have to move just one can at a time. Super Hint: From left to right, think of the stacks as the first, second, third, and fourth. Move the fish from the fourth stack to the first stack. Move the peaches from the second stack to the fourth stack. Move the ham from the third stack to the second stack. Move the fish from the third stack to the first stack... You can take it from here! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.163: "Time Times Three" 60/60 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Create a valid equation by placing a number (1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9) into each box (A, B, C, D, E, F, G). In this puzzle, the two digits to the left of each colon are minutes, and the two digits to the right are seconds. Sixty seconds will roll over into a minute, and you can't exceed 60 minutes. ======================================================== Hint 1: For starters, what do you know for sure? Well, you know that the answer time ends in seven and the top time is multiplied by three, so the number that goes in box D must end in seven when multiplied by three! There's only one that will work. It's an odd number. Hint 2: Nine times three ends in seven. So the nine goes in box D. Two times three is six, so what does that tell you about what number goes in box A? Hint 3: If the number in box A is greater than one, the lower value will exceed 60 minutes, which isn't allowed. Therefore, the one must go in box A. If you think carefully about the rest, you should figure it out. Here's another hint, though: the five goes in box E. Super Hint: Here's your last hint: The one, four, eight, and nine all go in the top time. The rest can be calculated from there. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.164: "Calendar Conundrum" 60/60 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Somebody tore this calendar page in half! Rude. Anyway, the puzzle must go on. When added together, the four circled days equal 20. The smallest of the four numbers is one. Assuming you had the entire calendar page to work with, and you circled a square of four numbers that added up to 88, what would the smallest of those four numbers be? ======================================================== Hint 1: Are you trying to reproduce the entire calendar page on a piece of paper? You could find the answer that way, but there might be an easier method... Hint 2: This is a calendar page, so there is a specific order to the way the numbers are arranged. If you can find a pattern between the numbers next to each other and above and below one another, you might discover a very unique way to solve this puzzle. Hint 3: On a calendar, numbers to the left and right of each other differ by one. Also, numbers above and below one another differ by seven. Using this pattern, there's a relatively simple calculation you can use to solve this puzzle. Super Hint: The lower-right number of the four numbers in a square that you're looking for is 26. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.165: "One Big Necklace" 80/80 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ You have three identical bracelets that you'd like to make into one big necklace. Rearrange the tiles below into a shape that connects all of the bracelet pieces in one continuous loop. ======================================================== Hint 1: Before you start moving things around willy-nilly, think about what kind of large loop shape you can make with the pieces available. Hint 2: Combine the bracelets into the shape of a large plus sign (+). Hint 3: The three blank tiles and one empty square go in the four corners when the necklace is complete.# Even the shortest solution takes quite a few moves, so keep at it, and don't give up! Super Hint: Try sketching out where each type of tile will go when the necklace is complete. Once you figure this out, it shouldn't take you too long to maneuver the tiles into place. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.166: "Perplexing Produce" 80/80 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Line up the four types of fruit below by rotating and rearranging the panels with your stylus. The center panel cannot be moved. ========================================================# Hint 1: This puzzle sure looks fun, but it's really hard. It's even hard to give hints for. For starters, don't stress out if you can't figure it out at first. Just keep at it. Hint 2: The panels all look so similar that it's hard to figure out where to start. First, just try temporarily placing panels that match up around the center. #By the way, the correct panel that goes above the center panel doesn't have a banana on it. Hint 3: The correct panel that goes to the left of the center panel doesn't have an orange on it. The correct panel that goes to the right of the center panel doesn't have a melon on it. Super Hint: The correct panel that goes below the center panel has all four types of fruit on it. The top, of course, is a banana. The left is the lower half of a melon, the right is the upper half on an orange, and the bottom is an apple. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.167: "Impassable Gate 3" 90/90 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ "You may have figured it out twice before, but this time you will never solve the Impassable Gate!" ======================================================== Hint 1: The solution involves too many moves to list in one hint. For starters, just move the blocks around for a while and think about your options. Like the other two gate puzzles, the horizontal three-square bar is the key. Hint 2: See the small two-square horizontal bar? It's magenta. You need to figure out how to maneuver that block down to Professor Layton and Luke's level. Hint 3: Once you've figured out how to move the magenta block down toward the bottom, some space will open up at the top. You'll then be able to move the red block down to the middle and the light blue block up into the top square. Now move the red block back up to where it started. Super Hint: You've got the light blue block stashed away in the top square and the red block also up near the top. Now organize the blocks at the bottom so that you can move the red block back down and switch it with Professor Layton and Luke's block. This way, you can move the two fellows to the top. This puzzle is designed to be very challenging. Don't give up! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Puzzle No.168: "The Time Machine" 90/90 Picarats ------------------------------------------------------------------------ This is the time machine's ignition mechanism! In order to prevent accidents, however, a complicated security procedure has been incorporated into the device. To start the time machine, assemble the blocks into a square with the red orb at its very center (and in the same exact position as it is below). ======================================================== Hint 1: Think about how the pieces will fit together to make a square before you start moving them around. You won't get very far if you don't plan ahead. Hint 2: Use the Memo function to figure out the correct placement for each block. There are four small L-shaped blocks. Three of them form corners of the square. Hint 3: The T-shaped block goes on the right side of the square, slotted into two small L-shaped blocks. The Z-shaped block goes near the center with the red orb right underneath it. Super Hint: The small L-shaped block in the bottom left goes one square above its starting position. The large L-shaped block goes directly below it, forming the bottom-left corner of the square. ======================================================== 5. Closing ======================================================== Well this is the part of the FAQ where the more talented FAQ creator would give all his thanks to everyone that made his FAQ possible. I'm still not that guy, but I'm going to give that a shot right now anyway: Thanks to Level-5 for creating Professor Layton and the Unwound Future. Thanks to my parents for giving me life, I guess. Thanks, mom. Thanks, dad. Thanks to CJayC for creating GameFAQs, and SBall for the current upkeep. Thanks to you, if you actually ever decide to read this. I don't blame you for not reading it. Thanks to all the people in the past and in the present who stick by me, and make life worth living. Thanks to ZUN for being, amongst other things, a musical and game-making god. Thanks to raocow, being the funniest LP'er ever, and always brightening up my mornings. And thanks to LUE, for probably still being the best message board you could possibly find on the Internet. I still love you guys. Even if I'm no longer there. ~End of Document~