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    Nancy Drew: Danger by Design
    A Walkthrough by Michael Gray
    AKA The Lost Gamer (ilovecartoonssomuch@yahoo.com)
    Copyright 2009
    Table of Contents:
    001.  General information
    002.  Video Guide
    003.  Characters
    004.  Walkthrough
    005.  Credits
    001-General Information
    This is a walkthrough for the PC game called Nancy Drew: 
    Danger by Design. It's the fourteenth game in the Nancy 
    Drew series, and she goes to Paris in this game.
    If you want to contact me, e-mail 
    ilovecartoonssomuch@yahoo.com, but make the subject 
    something like "Nancy Drew Danger by Design" (or just 
    leave it blank) so I know it's not spam mail.
    If you'd like to put this guide on your website, you 
    should ask permission first.
    002-Video Guide
    Hey! Want to see how to beat the game instead of reading 
    about it? Well, I've got a video walkthrough, and you can 
    see it at...
    This guide gives a slightly more linear game path than 
    the video walkthrough does, but the videos have lots of 
    description to help you find a specific part, if a 
    specific part of the game is what you're looking for.
    Nancy Drew: Our heroine! She's a super-mystery solver, 
    and she's about to solve a mystery in Paris, France.
    Minette: Nancy's boss in this game. A temperamental 
    fashion designer who wears a mask all the time. 
    Heather McKay: Nancy's co-worker. She wants to be a 
    fashion designer, which is why she works for Minette. 
    Dieter von Schwesterkrank: A German photographer. He used 
    to date Minette, and Heather has a crush on him.
    John Michel Traquenard: A reporter for a fashion 
    magazine. He works out of a restaurant.
    Jing Jing Ling: An Australian fashion model who works for 
    Minette. Nancy shares a room with her in this game.
    Sonny Joon: Minette's last assistant. Nancy was hired to 
    take his place after Minette fired him.
    Prudence Rutherford: A woman who has ordered some clothes 
    from Minette. She calls during this game in order to 
    learn how her order is coming along.
    Lynn Manrique: A historian who calls Minette, because 
    she's interested in the history of Minette's studio. 
    Noisette Tornade: The woman who used to own Minette's 
    studio. She did important things back during World War 
    Hugo Butterly: A British fashion designer who is 
    Minette's biggest competitor.
    Hans von Schwesterkrank: A German soldier who dated 
    Noisette Tornade during World War Two. Dieter is related 
    to him.
    Amy Grunhild: A friend of Nancy's Dad. She arranged for 
    Nancy to take the job as Minette's assistant.
    Gilbert Tripoli: Minette's therapist. He came up with the 
    list of instructions on how to make the perfect tea for 
    Monique: A saleswoman. She has a yo-yo.
    Malika: Another saleswoman. She has a veil.
    Monsieur Marchard: A salesman. He pays Nancy to paint 
    pictures for him.
    Bess Marvin and George Fayne: Nancy's best friends, whom 
    she can call and chat with.
    Frank and Joe Hardy: Nancy's friends and fellow 
    detectives. She can also call and talk with them.
    The game starts with Nancy taking you to her room. You 
    can click on the "How to be a Detective" for a short 
    explanation of the game's control scheme--which is 
    unnecessary if you've played the other Nancy Drew games 
    and can remember how to play.
    You can click on the scrapbook to look at descriptions of 
    the other games in the series. You can click on the case 
    file to learn about the current case as well. Here's a 
    summary of the plot:
    Nancy Drew is going to Paris, France in order to work for 
    Minette. Minette is a fashion designer, and she has 
    started acting COMPLETELY WEIRD lately. She's been firing 
    her employees left and right, and she's started wearing a 
    mask. So Nancy's going undercover to figure out what's 
    going on with Minette.
    That's all you can do here, so click on the plane ticket 
    to start the game! Choose Junior or Senior Mode, and you're 
    on your way!
    Nancy shows up at Minette's studio, just in time to see 
    Minette throw a wild tantrum that ends in Minette 
    throwing a potted plant at Heather McKay.
    Heather shuts the door to Minette's studio and introduces 
    herself. She (Heather) is Minette's assistant, just like 
    Nancy. She also says not to worry about Minette, because 
    Minette throws wild tantrums like this all the time.
    Heather says there's a list of things for you to do on 
    your computer, and Minette requests to see Nancy.
    Minette's Office
    At this point in the game, you can either start on the 
    list of things to do or see Minette. I went to see 
    Minette first.
    Minette's office is through the wooden door. It's not 
    really an office; it's more like the main room on the 
    windmill. Minette starts off by ordering Nancy to make 
    some tea.
    Head to the tea station in this room. Nancy describes how 
    to do the puzzle--take tea from the little jars and put 
    them in the pot. Then click the teapot to pour the tea. 
    If you make a mistake, click on the sink to start over.
    There's a small card that tells you how to make the tea, 
    based off the various strange instructions that Minette's 
    therapist dreamed up. The three instructions you have to 
    worry about are these:
    1) If Minette is right handed add all herbs in the 
    Gaviforme family.
    2) If Minette is not humming, add herbs with a potency of 
    7 or greater. 3) If Minette says her favorite color is 
    red, add all herbs that grow in marshy areas. 
    So, you need to put in all the various teas that fall 
    under those three categories:
    Boojum  potency of 10
    Breland  grows in a marshy area
    Callicula  Gaviforme
    Fennellery  Gaviforme
    Gibbering  potency of 22
    Hog Bone  Gaviforme
    Macrophylla  potency of 7
    Phyrigia  potency of 9
    Pipsweet  potency of 8
    Varvaine  grows in a marshy area
    Yellow Buttons  Gaviforme
    Once you make the tea, leave the room. If you did it 
    right, Minette calls you back into the room. If you did 
    it wrong, Minette complains and calls you back into the 
    room to try again. So I guess Minette calls you back into 
    the room no matter what you do.
    In any case, once you make the tea correctly, Minette 
    gives you the job of going to Pont Neuf and buying stuff. 
    Stuff just like her current stuff, only different. Yay.
    You can now explore Minette's office. There are two 
    important things to look at here. One is the magazine on 
    the table--flip the pages to see a partially-covered 
    picture of Minette in her office. The other important 
    thing to look at are three large dials covered in red 
    paint--ones that are covered up in the picture of Minette 
    in her office. Eventually, you're going to have to track 
    down the uncropped copy of the picture to see what the 
    dials looked like.
    Go back to the office where Heather is. Nancy's part of 
    the office is the computer opposite of Heather. Go on the 
    computer and read the list of things to do (pick up an 
    envelope from JJ Ling, pick up photos from Dieter von 
    Schwesterkrank, deliver said photos to Jean Michel 
    Traquenard, fix the plotter, and do whatever Minette 
    tells you to do).
    Another important thing in Nancy's work station is the 
    drawer on the left. Inside are doodles, and you can flip 
    through them for hints. The last page talks about the 
    plotter. Nancy's to-do list says to fix the plotter, so 
    this page comes in handy for that task.
    The plotter is the weird machine against the wall. When 
    you zoom in on it, Heather says that it's the plotter.
    Fixing the plotter is very easy. Set V to 1, H to 2, and 
    I to 1. Actually, V and I are already at one, so just set 
    H to 2. Then hit print.
    The plotter prints out a test sheet, and it works 
    perfectly! Easy puzzle!
    The phone then rings. Pick it up quick before Minette 
    gets mad and fires you (Minette is not a nice boss). The 
    person on the phone is Lynn Manrique, who is a historian 
    researching Noisette Tornade. Noisette used to own the 
    windmill that is Minette's studio.
    Sadly, Minette can't talk with her because she's too busy 
    doing whatever it is that she's doing.
    You can talk to Heather whenever you want, by the way. I 
    didn't mention that earlier.
    When you try to leave the windmill (via the blue door), 
    somebody slips a letter under the door. OH NO! IT'S A 
    SPOOKY DEATH THREAT!!!! Heather wants you to throw it in 
    the Dodo Box with the other spooky letters, and Nancy 
    does so.
    At this point, you've done everything you can do inside 
    Minette's studio. That is, you made Minette's tea, read 
    the to-do list, fixed the plotter and looked at the stuff 
    in Minette's office. That means it's time to do chores 
    Your chores are:
    1) Get photos from Dieter at Rue du Bac.
    2) Buy some stuff at Pont Neuf.
    3) Deliver Dieter's photos to Jean Michel at Hotel De 
    4) Pick up an envelope from JJ Ling at Place Monge.
    When you go to Dieter's, he tells you that he didn't 
    develop the photos yet because he used film, instead of a 
    digital camera. Being the nice guy he is, he gives YOU 
    the job of developing the film.
    Gee, thanks, Dieter. Making Nancy do your work for you.
    The instructions on how to develop film are in the binder 
    next to the fish tank. Read it, then head into the dark 
    room. You need to make pictures of all four negatives.
    1) Put a negative in the machine.
    2) Turn off the lights.
    3) Flip the machine switch on. Keep it on for 2-9 
    4) Put the photo in the red tray for 7-12 seconds.
    5) Put the photo in the white tray for less than 5 
    6) Put the photo in the blue tray for 8-15 seconds.
    7) Turn the lights back on.
    This puzzle is kind of a pain because the lights are off, 
    so you can't see anything. I recommend taping things to 
    your computer screen. Alternately, you can flush the 
    toilet in this room ten times. That gives you an Easter 
    egg, and it solves the puzzle. Yay!
    Leave the dark room when you've got all the photos done. 
    Talk to Dieter some more, to learn that he doesn't like 
    John Michel, that Heather has a crush on him, and that he 
    used to be Minette's boyfriend before she dumped him. Aw, 
    poor Dieter.
    The next chore is to buy stuff at Pont Neuf. Minette 
    wants stuff just like her old stuff, only different. If 
    you looked carefully, you noticed all her old stuff was 
    circular. So, you have to buy things that are circular.
    Fortunately, the salespeople here circular items for 
    sale. When buying things, Nancy can haggle a bit and try 
    to buy things for less than the advertised price. 
    Unfortunately, if Nancy offers a bid that is too low, 
    she'll be forced to buy the item at full price. You can 
    always save right before buying something and reload in 
    order to ensure that you get the best deal on every buy.
    Malika is the woman in the veil, closest to the park 
    entrance. She sells green rings. Buy them.
    Monique is the woman with the yo-yo, farthest from the 
    park entrance. She sells and orange traffic cone and a 
    blue lava lamp. Buy them.
    Monsieur Marchard is the man in the middle of the park. 
    He has a blue movie reel. Buy it.
    Monsieur Marchand offers Nancy the chance to make money--
    paint pictures, and he pays you 15 Euros per picture. 
    It's an easy challenge, and the only way to make money in 
    this game, so if you're ever low on money, paint a bunch 
    of pictures.
    The third chore is delivering Dieter's photos to Jean 
    Michel Traquenard. You can't do this unless you have 
    developed the photos at Dieter's, obviously.
    John Michel is nice and offers to buy a meal for Nancy. 
    You can talk to him about other things, such as Minette's 
    biggest competitor, Hugo Butterly. Jean gives Nancy his 
    (Hugo's) phone number.
    The fourth and final chore is to pick up an envelope from 
    JJ Ling. JJ is a famous model, and she's also Nancy's 
    roommate. Talk to her about everything. She makes up a 
    story about losing her luggage for five years, she talks 
    about being a fitting model, and she makes it seem like 
    Dieter is a suspect.
    There's not much to look at in JJ's, except a newspaper 
    about a mint shortage and a magazine about Zu and the 
    catacombs beneath Paris. You learn more about those 
    later. In the meantime, you've finished all your chores 
    outside of Minette's, so it's time to go back to 
    Minette's and get more chores.
    Back to Minette's
    When you go to Minette's, the phone rings. It's Prudence 
    Rutherford! Oh, goody goody gumdrops! She's a nice 
    character that Nancy talks to in other games in the 
    series, such as Phantom of Venice and Secret of the 
    Scarlet Hand. Prudence is expecting Minette to send 
    fashion designs to her.
    The designs are done, but they need to be matched. Go to 
    the binder next to Heather to see the designs. Flip 
    through the pages until you get to the model.
    See, all you have to do is follow the instructions, and 
    thereby make a little costume using the designed 
    clothing. Pretty fun.
    Pink fuzzy shoes.
    Pink boa.
    Pink top.
    Green pants.
    Green hat.
    Black sunglasses.
    Pineapple purse.
    Bunny ears.
    Bunny mask.
    Orange pants.
    Fluffy white shoes.
    Fluffy white top.
    Green galoshes.
    White pants.
    Purple flannel coat.
    Yellow mask.
    Black purse.
    Yellow wig.
    Yay, that challenge is done! Now to see Minette.
    Oh, darn. Minette is busy playing an online game, and she 
    won't talk to you.
    Go to Nancy's desk. The notes in the drawer say that 
    Minette's computer logon is CAROL, password: RUDE. Log on 
    Jane's game portal and play Model Match.
    You need to get over 1,000 points. You get points by 
    lining up three or more faces in a row. You get more time 
    on the clock when you make a match, and you can click 
    "MIX IT UP" to get some new pictures on the board. It's 
    not that tough to win.
    Once you win, Minette will think that SHE won, seeing as 
    you were logged in as her. She will then tell Nancy to 
    come in, so go in and give Minette her stuff. That is, 
    give her the traffic cone, lava lamp, green rings, and 
    movie reel. Minette is pleased.
    As soon as you leave, Minette becomes unpleased. She 
    starts screaming for JJ.
    Go to JJ's (Place Monge). She wants to play Hangman, 
    which you don't have to do if you don't want to. The 
    important thing to do is tell JJ that Minette wants to 
    see her.
    JJ is rather flippant about not going to Minette's--even 
    though that's her JOB--because she's cooking mint 
    cookies. Nancy agrees to make cookies for her, and then 
    JJ tells Nancy that (ha ha!) she doesn't have any brown 
    sugar and (HA HA HA!!!) she's doesn't have any mint due 
    to a mint shortage! But now that's Nancy's problem! Sucks 
    to be you, Nancy! BYE! 
    I'm beginning to think that JJ stands for Jerk Jerk.
    JJ takes off and leaves you with those problems. 
    Fortunately, they're rather easy to solve. For the 
    problem with the brown sugar, go to the park (Pont Neuf) 
    and buy a book on substituting ingredients from the 
    artist man. The substitute book says you can make up for 
    the lack of brown sugar by getting a teaspoon of Molasses 
    and some flour.  Molasses is inside J.J.'s food cabinet.
    Second, you need mint. Go to the restaurant where Jean 
    Michael is and order the Creme de Glace. It comes with 
    mint, and Nancy takes the mint.
    Now head back to JJ's apartment. Put the mint on the 
    counter with the other ingredients, then go to the 
    cabinet to get some molasses. Next to the molasses, you 
    can find two books on electrical engineering. RED HERRING 
    ALERT! RED HERRING ALERT! Make sure to instantly forget 
    about those books, because they're not important to the 
    plot of the game at all, and they're never mentioned 
    Put the molasses with the other ingredients, and you can 
    finally start cooking. Put all this stuff into the bowl:
    3 butter cubes
    1 1/2 cup sugar
    3 eggs
    1 tsp vanilla
    1 tsp molasses
    2 1/4 cup flour
    1/2 tsp baking sodea
    1/4 tsp salt
    1 mint
    1 cup of chips
    Click on the pan, and Nancy bakes them. JJ then calls, so 
    she can threaten Nancy by saying she'll go shopping 
    instead of seeing Minette if Nancy didn't cook the 
    cookies correctly. Real nice, JJ.
    You get an infinite number of times to redo the puzzle, 
    however, so don't worry.
    When you bake the cookies correctly, the edges curl up. 
    Nancy tells JJ about this, and JJ agrees to go to 
    Minette's. There's nothing to do outside of Minette's, so 
    you should go there, too.
    More Minette Jobs
    When you go to Minette's, the phone rings. It's a grumpy 
    German man on the phone. Minette's busy with JJ, so she 
    can't talk to him. He is not very happy to hear this.
    On Nancy's desk is a pink note from Heather. It says to 
    buy a stuffed parrot. You should do that, but first...
    Heather isn't here to prevent Nancy from opening the Dodo 
    Box. Yes! Go to the Dodo Box and try to open it. It's a 
    puzzle! You solve the puzzle by moving the Dodo to the 
    highlighted spot (using the controls on the lower/left) 
    without being attacked by enemies.
    Junior Mode:
    Beat the eagle by moving up, down, right, up, left, two 
    up, two right, three down, one right and one up.
    Beat the wolf by moving two down, one left, one down, one 
    right, two down, three right, two up, two left and three 
    Beat the man by moving one right, one down, two left, 
    three down, one left, one down and two right.
    Senior Mode:
    Beat the eagle by moving right, two down, three left, two 
    up, two right, five down and one left.
    Beat the wolf by moving two right and one left to trap 
    the first wolf. Then go three left, five up, two down, 
    two right, two left, two up and one right.
    Beat the man by moving two right and two down to trap the 
    first man. Then go two right, two up, two left, two 
    right, five down and two left.
    Examine the letters in the Dodo Box to notice that one of 
    them is different than the others. That is, most are cut 
    out of magazines, but one is cut out of normal printed 
    paper. Odd.
    Once you have the Dodo Box open, go to the park and buy a 
    stuffed parrot from the artist man. Hey, Dieter is there. 
    Dieter leaves quickly. Pick up the stuff he left behind, 
    which is a newspaper article about Noisette Tornade (who 
    owned the windmill that Minette's studio is in) and a 
    clock thingy.
    That was weird, and you can visit Dieter to follow up on 
    that. But for now, buy the parrot and go back to 
    Minette is screaming because somebody sent her a box of 
    cockroaches. She forces Nancy to go inside and pick them 
    all up. Go around the room, looking for the cockroaches, 
    and click on one if you see it.
    This gives you a chance to explore Minette's studio while 
    she's not there. The two things you can find in the room 
    is a letter from the historian who is researching 
    Noisette Tornade. You can also find a letter from Heather 
    about fonts. Nancy recognizes it as the font used in the 
    odd threatening letter--Heather must have sent it!
    The bug hunt is kind of tough at the end, but eventually 
    you can get all nine of them. Then tell Minette by trying 
    to exit her office. Minette wants you to leave the 
    cockroaches at the park, and she leaves. As Nancy says, 
    what a nutjob.
    Go to the office and call Lynn, the historian by dialing 
    the Zippy phone number, then Lynn's number. She gives you 
    a lot of backstory about Noisette. She supposedly hid a 
    bunch of stained glass somewhere, she dated a German 
    named Hans von Schwesterkrank, and before she died, she 
    kept saying, "Red, Left, Green."
    Great. Drop off the cockroaches at the park, and Nancy 
    follows up on the Noisette Tornade storyline. As happens 
    so often in Nancy Drew games, Noisette set up an 
    elaborate puzzle system.
    Hidden Passageway at Dieter's
    First off, head to Dieter's. He had Noisette's obituary, 
    and one of his relatives apparently dated Noisette. 
    That's gotta be more than a coincidence, right?
    Dieter is in the darkroom, so talk to him. He says that 
    the clock opens a hidden panel in the wall. Nancy will 
    get to that momentarily, but first...
    Talk to Dieter again. He's too busy to talk about Hans 
    von Schwesterkrank (who, as it turns out, was the one who 
    gave the clock to Dieter), so Nancy has to take some 
    stock photos for him. Take the camera near the darkroom 
    door and the list of things off his desk.
    Great, the list is in French. Nancy has to go to Pont 
    Neuf to buy a dictionary from the yo-yo lady to translate 
    it. The list is:
    The teapot is in Minette's, where you made tea. The 
    stapler is on Nancy's desk at Minette's, and the cross is 
    the monument at the park. Those are all the things you 
    can take pictures of right now.
    Go back to Dieter's to follow up on the clock lead. See 
    the hole in the wall right of the fish tank? Put the 
    clock in there to find a clock puzzle!
    The goal of the puzzle is to get all the clocks to be at 
    3:00. Moving some clocks moves others, so you need to 
    click on the clocks in the proper order in order to get 
    all of them to equal 3:00. This is a timed (ha ha!) 
    puzzle, of course.
    Fortunately, you get more than enough time to solve the 
    puzzle. So much time that, on both Junior and Senior 
    mode, you can solve the puzzle by simply setting Clock 1 
    to 3:00, then Clock 2, Clock 3 and just do that over and 
    over again until all the clocks are at 3:00. You don't 
    have to worry about the order, because that strategy 
    works just fine.
    Once you solve the puzzle, a secret passageway is opened 
    up. Enter the passage, and you see a spider on the right 
    wall. Ha! Take a picture of it.
    Then go down the passage, and at the end you see a safe. 
    Nancy notices the odd picture on it. Open it up and you 
    see a puzzle.
    The puzzle says "The year when the despair ended--the 
    year when my despair began." When did Hans von 
    Schwesterkrank despair? Why, when World War Two was over 
    and he was sent back to Germany, never to see Noisette 
    Tornade again. Enter 1945 as the combination.
    Noisette's obituary and the cross at the park mention 
    1945, for those of you who aren't history buffs.
    The safe opens and inside is Noisette's spy journal. 
    Cool! It's all about her M380 decoder (complete with a 
    code to test out). It also mentions her idea of a metro-
    based code (which you'll see later). And there's a piece 
    of graph paper inside.
    Meet Zu, JJ's Stalker
    Well, this gives Nancy a few new leads to follow up on. 
    One is to learn about codes, one is to learn about the 
    M380, and the other is to learn about hidden passageways.
    To learn about codes, go to Pont Neuf and buy a book on 
    codes from the artist man. You should probably also buy 
    the book on martial arts from the lady in the veil, as it 
    comes in handy at the end of the game when the culprit 
    tries to beat up Nancy.
    Artist Man also has an M380 for sale, but he says he 
    won't give it to you unless you get him a bottle of 
    Mouton Fuette 1968. Excellent.
    Now for the lead with hidden passageways--this is a lead 
    that Nancy mentions in her cast notes. If you haven't 
    already, read the magazine at JJ's that mentions Zu, the 
    catacombs explorer. He knows all about hidden 
    Go to JJ's or Nancy's work, then call Zu. He is a big fan 
    of JJ's, and will tell you about a passageway where he 
    saw Noisette's symbol if you get him JJ's autograph.
    Go to JJ's (if you're at JJ's, leave and come back). She 
    refuses to give out her autograph. That means Nancy will 
    have to trick her.
    Play a game of Hangman with JJ. She writes down all the 
    letters you pick, so pick the letters to spell out "Zu my 
    love Jing". Nancy then takes the piece of paper with 
    those things written on it.
    Go to Denfert Rochereau, which is the entrance to the 
    catacombs. See the skull? Put JJ's autograph in the 
    While you're here, take out the digital camera and take a 
    picture of the skull, as well as the candles. That's 
    everything Dieter wanted a picture of! Great.
    Hidden Passageway at the Park
    Go back to Dieter. If you have all six pictures, he's 
    standing at his desk, waiting to talk to you. Talk to him 
    about Noisette Tornade and Hans von Schwesterkrank.
    Dieter admits that he knows all about it, and he 
    originally started dating Minette in order to learn more. 
    But, sadly, Dieter is now in love with Minette, and he's 
    way too focused on that to care about mysteries anymore.
    Amazingly enough, Dieter is telling the truth.
    Dieter gives Nancy a postcard that Hans gave to him. It's 
    important to solving the mystery.
    One side of the card has pictures which note where four 
    hidden passageways are. We found the one at Dieter's, and 
    you have to find the other three. One is in the park, the 
    other is at the windmill, and the last is in the 
    In case you couldn't tell by the name of this mini-
    section, we'll do the one in the park first. Flip the 
    postcard over, and Nancy sees a bunch of eyes.
    The book of codes which you got from the artist dude in 
    the park mentions something like this. While Nancy is 
    looking at the postcard, open the inventory and take out 
    the graph paper. Put the graph paper on the postcard. It 
    Noisette's last words were "red, left, green". That's the 
    key to this puzzle. Click on all the eyes that are green, 
    and all the eyes that are red and looking left. This 
    results in the message "Sous Lorraine 4154."
    "Sous" is French for "under". Head to the park, where the 
    Cross of Lorraine is. See the various numbers there? 
    Click on the numbers 4 1 5 4 to see...more puzzles.
    The three puzzles are things inside the park. The first 
    is the mouths thing--you want to get them into the 
    position shown on the cross. You do this by turning the 
    handle ten times. Easy enough.
    The second puzzle is getting the pinwheel to be at 
    purple. That's easy enough, but a pesky squirrel will 
    show up and turn the wheel as soon as Nancy's back is 
    Click on the area left of the tree, and Nancy says what 
    she needs to do (in junior mode, she is VERY specific). 
    You have to buy a pie tin, string, and a stake. Buy a 
    flashlight while you're at it. Then put the stake in the 
    ground, tie string to the stake, and tie the string to 
    the pie tin.
    The pie tin will rattle and scare the squirrel.
    Set the pinwheel to purple.
    The third puzzle is easy--go to the water fountain and 
    press the red button. Done! The hidden passageway is 
    revealed. Climb down and explore (you can't do this 
    without a flashlight). After an extended walking 
    sequence, Nancy finds a key the Noisette hid.
    Hidden Passageway in the Catacombs
    The third hidden passageway is in the Catacombs. Call Zu 
    about it, because he owes you a favor since you got him 
    JJ's autograph. He says the symbol is a hazelnut (which 
    is "noisette" in French), and that one is near the Mouton 
    Beverage Company.
    Mouton, eh? As in, Mouton Fuette 1968! The thing you have 
    to find in order to get an M380 decoder!
    The passageway is underwater, so Nancy has to get a 
    wetsuit. Buy one from the artist man. Then go to the 
    catacombs and lift up the skull. Press the red button and 
    a passageway opens to your right.
    Go through the passage into the catacombs. You can go 
    forward across the plank, then to the right. If the 
    tunnel police show up (you can hear them), duck into the 
    passageway on the left for a moment until they leave.
    You want to all the way to the end of the tunnel, where 
    you can go left to the area where water is. Head into the 
    water, and Nancy puts on her wetsuit. She also puts all 
    of her things into a little pile behind her.
    Swim forward into the water, then dive down. You have a 
    difficult swimming challenge--swim through the tunnels 
    without running out of air!
    You'll want to swim forward twice, turn right, swim 
    forward three times, turn right, and move forward. See 
    the bottle in front of the fan? Grab it, because it's 
    Mouton Fuette 1968. Get back to the starting point by 
    turning around, moving forward, turning left, then going 
    forward a bunch of times. Swim up to get some air.
    Now for the hidden passageway. You get there by going 
    forward four times, right, forward, left, forward twice, 
    right, forward, left, forward twice, right, forward, 
    left, forward and I'm lost at this point, so just keep 
    swimming forward at this point really quick to make it to 
    the end.
    Here, climb up the ladder and you find another wall safe 
    with Noisette's symbol on it. Open it up, and it has a 
    puzzle with a bunch of nonsense words. Remember how 
    Noisette's code book mentioned experimenting with a metro 
    code? This is the code she was talking about--see, all 
    the French words are places on the metro map.
    This is tough, because you don't have the map or the code 
    book with you right now. In any case, the solution is 3 7 
    2 4. This opens the safe and gets you...a windmill.
    Head back down the ladder, and do the swimming section 
    again. What a pain. Get out by swimming left, forward 
    twice, right, forward four times, right, left, forward 
    twice, right, forward, left, forward twice, right, 
    forward, left, and forward a bunch of times. I think.
    When you're done, head out of the water. A rat might be 
    nosing around in Nancy's stuff, and it might even steal 
    something! Mean rats.
    M380 Puzzle
    In any case, now that Nancy has the Mouton Fuette 1968, 
    she can take it to the artist man in the park and trade 
    it for the M380. Now you can use it to decode Noisette's 
    message...or not.
    First you need to set the dials on the machine. The dials 
    look like the ones on the wall in Minette's studio, only 
    those dials are now covered with paint. How can we know 
    what the dials looked like before they were covered with 
    If you remember, there was a cropped photo of Minette in 
    her studio, standing in front of the dials. Go to Jean 
    Michel Traquenard and ask him for a uncropped copy of the 
    Jean Mi wants you to do him a favor first--make parfaits 
    for the cafe owner. Easy enough, I guess. There's a book 
    that shows you what the parfaits look like, so put the 
    ingredients in a parfait according to the book, the press 
    the bell.
    After making six or so parfaits, the task is done, and 
    Jean Mi gives you the picture. The dials were set to 9, 
    5, 3. Great!
    Now set the M380's dials to 9, 5 and 3. Then zoom in on 
    the keyboard and type in the code that was written in 
    Noisette's code book. This is tough if the rat stole your 
    code book, obviously. In any case, the code is: 
    Don't use spaces or the enter key, and you get the 
    message red, white, red, blue, red (in French). 
    Finding the Stained Glass
    Head to Minette's, and Nancy will notice a paint bomb on 
    her door. Oh no! To make matters worse, Minette doesn't 
    want Nancy messing around with her door.
    Nancy now has to defuse the bomb. The instructions on the 
    left say that it's okay to have two fuses of the same 
    color touching each other, as well as two fuses of the 
    same shape. Rearrange all the fuses so every connection 
    is okay.
    Here's my poorly-done map of what to do:
    ____|     |
    |         |  B  G
    R  Y      |  S  S
    C  C  -YC-|  |__|_
    |__| |           |
    |    |    BC-BS--|
    G    |--|
    C       |
    |  |-YS-|
    |  |         |--|
    G  |-Y       |  |
    T    S       |  R
    |    |-YT-RT-|  S
    |_GT_        |
     ____|   BC RT BT
    |         |_____|
    |               |
    GS   YT------BT-|
    YT = Yellow Triangle, GS = Green Square, RC = Red Circle
    Once that's done, Nancy throws the paint bomb out. Walk 
    into Minette's studio. See the column in the middle of 
    the studio, where Minette keeps her stuff? There's a 
    picture of the windmill thing you got from the catacombs.
    Put the windmill thing onto the picture of it, and the 
    post opens up. There's an easy color puzzle here--switch 
    the colors until, from top to bottom, it's red white red 
    blue red, just like the decoder said.
    A cutscene occurs, revealing the hidden passageway in the 
    windmill. Head down the passageway, and Nancy finds a 
    locked door. Open it with the key Nancy got from the 
    hidden passageway in the park.
    Then head through the door, where all the stained glass 
    artwork is. YAY! Open up the stand and read the letter 
    from Noisette Tornade about the art. At the bottom of the 
    letter are the Roman numbers X, IV and III.
    When you try to leave, a gate appears. There's a 
    complicated puzzle on the gate, which reads "Une Derniere 
    Enigme, Cher Ami".
    Thank goodness for Junior Mode, or else I'd never have 
    figured out this puzzle.
    1. Cher Ami refers to the M380. Somehow, this means you 
    have to use the number shift code (described in the book 
    of codes) on the message, using 380. 
    U N E D E R N I E R E E N I G M E C H E R A M I 
    3 8 0 3 8 0 3 8 0 3 8 0 3 8 0 3 8 0 3 8 0 3 8 0 
    X V E G M R Q Q E U M E Q Q G P M C K M R D U I 
    See, for each "3", you replace a letter with the third 
    letter after it in the alphabet. With each "8", you 
    replace it with the eighth letter after it.
    Cool. Now that you have a string of random letters, you 
    can type it into the M380. First, set the dials to 10, 4 
    and 3, just like Noisette's letter indicated.
    Typing in all the letters gives you the message "Deux Un 
    Cinq Sept". That's French for 2 1 5 7. So, enter that 
    onto the gate to open it.
    Head back to Minette's, and Nancy hears the culprit 
    speaking with his/her fellow criminals. Oh no! They're 
    planning on using Minette's dress as a bugging device! 
    Nancy has to inform the police!
    Leave the passageway and grab the dress. The culprit 
    shows up and starts to fight Nancy.
    The book on martial arts describes the various attack 
    moves. Basically, there are nine attacks the culprit 
    uses, each in a different area. Block each attack by 
    clicking where the culprit hits. Here's a diagram:
    Huh SAH     Ehs SAH    Huh huh
    Eee HAH    Shir-RAH    Sssss
    Kee-LAH    Shee-TAH   Shuh-ZAH
    So whenever the culprit is going to attack in the center, 
    the culprit cries "Shir-RAH!" The culprit also motions 
    towards the center of the screen. Click in the spot where 
    the culprit is about to hit, and the attack is blocked.
    Block enough attacks, and the culprit collapses, 
    exhausted. After this, you see the ending of the game. 
    There are two endings; the normal ending, and the ending 
    that happens if you get Heather fired (by telling Minette 
    that Heather wrote one of the letters in the Dodo Box). 
    The two endings are pretty much the same; it's just that 
    in the Heather-fired ending, Heather doesn't invite Nancy 
    to a fashion show.
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