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    FAQ/Walkthrough, Version 1.1
    Last Updated - 9/27/10
    By Ashlar79 (red13ut@gmail.com)
    Copyright (c)2010 Jeff Allred. All rights reserved.
    
    
    
    
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                          T A B L E   O F   C O N T E N T S :
    
    
    Getting started/controls
    
    Theme: Training [T1]
    ~ The Basics
    ~ The Camera
    ~ The Interface
    ~ Cylinder
    ~ Pyramid
    ~ More Controls
    ~ Lollipop
    ~ UFO
    
    Theme: Insects [T2]
    ~ Dragonfly
    ~ Spider
    ~ Butterfly
    ~ Thorn Bug
    ~ Snail
    ~ Stick Insect
    ~ Caterpillar
    ~ Bee
    ~ Ladybug
    ~ Mantis
    
    Theme: Vehicles [T3]
    ~ Air Balloon
    ~ Blimp
    ~ Truck
    ~ Scooter
    ~ Race Car
    ~ Plane
    ~ Snowmobile
    ~ Sports Car
    ~ Rickshaw
    ~ Motorcycle
    
    Theme: Music [T4]
    ~ Banjo
    ~ Notation
    ~ Music Stand
    ~ Trumpet
    ~ Violin
    ~ Guitar
    ~ Bag Pipe
    ~ Drums
    ~ Gramaphone
    ~ Saxaphone
    
    Theme: Military [T5]
    ~ Medal
    ~ Arrow
    ~ Grenade
    ~ Submarine
    ~ Axe
    ~ Stealth
    ~ Helicopter
    ~ Tank
    ~ Cannon
    ~ Jet
    
    Theme: Shapes [T6]
    ~ Star
    ~ Speech Bubble
    ~ Heart
    ~ Teacup
    ~ Spade
    ~ Girl
    ~ Fleur De Lys
    ~ Club
    ~ Crown
    ~ Fairy
    
    Theme: The Sea [T7]
    ~ Fish
    ~ Umbrella
    ~ Trident
    ~ Boat
    ~ Seahorse
    ~ Schooner
    ~ Octopus
    ~ Shark
    ~ Sand Castle
    ~ Dolphin
    
    Theme: Urban [T8]
    ~ Street Lamp
    ~ Hydrant
    ~ Telephone
    ~ Stop Sign
    ~ Water Tower
    ~ City Skyline
    ~ Film Camera
    ~ Telescope
    ~ Parking Meter
    ~ Top Hat Man
    
    Theme: Sports [T9]
    ~ Basketball
    ~ Whistle
    ~ Ice Hockey
    ~ Baseball Mitt
    ~ Golf Clubs
    ~ Luge
    ~ Parachute
    ~ Curling
    ~ Skateboard
    ~ Wind Surfer
    
    Theme: Creatures [T10]
    ~ Duck
    ~ Turtle
    ~ Ostrich
    ~ Mouse
    ~ Bunny
    ~ T-Rex
    ~ Penguin
    ~ Dog
    ~ Dragon
    ~ Monster
    
    Theme: Outdoors [T11]
    ~ Pumpkin
    ~ Cactus
    ~ Cherries
    ~ Maple Leaf
    ~ Flower
    ~ Pine Tree
    ~ Tree
    ~ Orchid
    ~ Snowman
    ~ Humming Bird
    
    Theme: Free Play [T12]
    
    
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    GETTING STARTED:
    
    Shadowplay is a puzzle game in which you must arrange objects in such a way
    that the shadows cast by the objects form a specific shape.  You'll be placing
    the various items in the space between a film projector and a film screen on
    which the shadows will be cast.  One thing to remember is that there are
    multiple ways to solve many of the puzzles.  Possibly the most challenging part
    of the game is mastering the controls which allow you to move and manipulate
    the objects.  There are two controller options when playing Shadowplay: the Wii
    remote with nunchuk and the Wii remote with the Motion Plus attachment.
     
    CONTROLS:
    
    A BUTTON (Nunchuk):  Selects an object; hold down the A button to move the
    object with the Wii Remote.  Deselect an object by pointing at an empty space
    and pressing A.
    
    A BUTTON (Motion Plus):  Selects an object; hold down the A button to move the
    object with the Wii Remote.  Deselect an object by pointing at an empty space
    and pressing A.
    
    B BUTTON (Nunchuck):  Point near the edge of the screen and hold down B to
    change the camera angle (in play view only).
    
    B BUTTON (Motion Plus):  Used to grab an object and tilt or rotate it with the
    remote.  Press B again when you're satisfied with the object's position.
     
    CONTROL PAD (Nunchuk):  Press down on the control pad to zoom out from the
    canvas; press up to zoom in.  Note: You can only change views if you have no
    objects selected.
    
    CONTROL PAD (Motion Plus):  Press the up and down directional keys on the pad
    to move an object closer to and away from the canvas.
    
    CONTROL STICK (Nunchuk):  Rotates the selected object.  Hold down Z to switch
    to a different axis on which to rotate the object.  Hold down C and use the
    control stick to move the object closer to and further from the canvas.
     
    PLUS (+) BUTTON:  Brings up the pause menu, from which you can restart a
    puzzle, access the game options and game credits, or quit a puzzle.
     
    MINUS (-) BUTTON: Locks and unlocks an object.  Very useful for avoiding
    frustration resulting from accidentally moving an object you spent a
    considerable amount of time positioning just right.
    
    TWO (2) BUTTON:  Un-does last action.
    
    ONE (1) BUTTON:  Replaces an object back onto the film strip.
    
    THE FILM STRIP:  This is essentially a rack on which your objects will sit.
    Eventually you'll need to scroll down with the control pad to see all the
    objects being held by the strip.
     
    THE FILM REEL:  This shows how well you're doing.  As soon as you reach the
    bronze ranking, you can end the puzzle.  However, you can fine-tune your
    shadows to score higher with the silver and gold rankings.
    
    THE CLAPBOARD:  Shows the puzzle timer and allows you to end the puzzle once
    you reach a minimum score.
     
    When you start a puzzle, a silhouette appears on the canvas--this is called the
    Shadow Goal; it's the shape you'll try to duplicate with shadows cast by the
    objects you're given to work with.  The puzzles get harder and harder as you
    progress in the game, but with more objects at your disposal you're free to
    solve puzzles in more than one way.  In this guide, I'll tell you how I solved
    each puzzle, and I based each puzzle's difficulty rating on both how
    challenging it was for me to figure out how to use each object as well as how
    hard it was to achieve a gold ranking.  You'll notice when going for the gold
    that the game tends to favor over-filling the shadow goal; in other words,
    don't leave any blank spaces, even if it means shading outside of the lines.
    
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    | THEME:  Training         | PUZZLE:  The Basics         | DIFFICULTY:   0/10 |
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    [T1]
    This tutorial will show you how to use some of the basic actions.  Use the A
    button to select the basketball and move it around the canvas.  Use A again to
    deselect the object.  Select the basketball again and use the control stick to
    rotate it.  Now hold down Z and rotate the ball on the Z-axis.  Hold down C
    and move the ball in and out.  Note: the eight training puzzles don't count
    toward your total puzzle count on the profile menu.
    
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    | THEME:  Training         | PUZZLE:  The Camera         | DIFFICULTY:   0/10 |
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    Another tutorial; this one covers manipulating the camera.  Point near the edge
    of the screen and hold B to change the camera angle.  Press down on the control
    pad to zoom out, then left or right to return to the play view.  Zoom in by
    pressing up on the control pad, then left or right to return to play view.
    
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    | THEME:  Training         | PUZZLE:  Interface          | DIFFICULTY:   0/10 |
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    Simply position the basketball to match the circle shape.  The only thing
    you'll really need to do is move it into position and away from the canvas to
    get the right size.  If you don't like having the timer going while you play, 
    access the game options from the pause menu and turn it off.
    
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    | THEME:  Training         | PUZZLE:  Cylinder           | DIFFICULTY:   0/10 |
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    Rotate the can on its Z-axis and move it out till it's the right size, then
    move it into position.
    
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    | THEME:  Training         | PUZZLE:  Pyramid            | DIFFICULTY:   1/10 |
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    The toughest part is getting the right rotation on the pyramid to match that
    right-hand angle.  You'll need to do a lot of subtle manipulation with both the
    regular and Z-axis to score a gold ranking.  Slightly tricky but not impossible.
    
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    | THEME:  Training         | PUZZLE:  More Controls      | DIFFICULTY:   0/10 |
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    The last tutorial puzzle.  This one goes through extra controls used in the
    game.  Select the pyramid and use the - button to lock and unlock it.  Use the
    2 button to undo your last move, then use the 1 button to place the pyramid
    back on the film strip.
    
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    | THEME:  Training         | PUZZLE:  Lollipop           | DIFFICULTY:   1/10 |
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    The first real puzzle!  It's not hard to figure out that the bowl will be the
    candy portion and the candy cane the stick.  Make sure the hook portion of the
    cane isn't aimed at the space where you'll need to place the bowl.
    
    
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    | THEME:  Training         | PUZZLE:  UFO                | DIFFICULTY:   1/10 |
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    Your last bit of training is another easy puzzle.  Flip that pie upside-down
    and rotate it so the notch points upward.  Now put the ball in place to make
    the top of the UFO.
    
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    | THEME:  Insects           | PUZZLE:  Dragonfly         | DIFFICULTY:   2/10 |
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    [T2]
    To get the shape of the head and body just right, you'll need to tilt the
    bowling pin toward the canvas slightly.  Use the butter knives as the wings;
    you'll have to do a little rotating to place them correctly.  Finish off your
    dragonfly with a tail provided by the pen.  I scored a gold on this one with
    quite a few mismatched borders.
    
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    | THEME:  Insects           | PUZZLE:  Spider            | DIFFICULTY:   2/10 |
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    I started by getting the spider's legs just right.  Position one garden pick
    prongs forward and to the upper left to make the first set.  The larger set are
    made by placing the other garden pick the opposite way, handle forward and
    prongs to the lower right.  The garden pick handles will be almost parallel to
    each other when you've got it right.  Now create the head using the lemon and
    the body with a well-angled watermelon.  Finish off your masterpiece using the
    clothes pin as the teeth.
    
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    | THEME:  Insects          | PUZZLE:  Butterfly          | DIFFICULTY:   3/10 |
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    Turn the soda bottle upside down and tip the opening away from the canvas to
    make the body and head.  Place the wing nuts back to back in an X formation to
    make the proximal portions of the wings.  You'll need to tilt the nuts a bit to
    fill in the shapes correctly.  Now criss cross the spoons to make the rest of
    the wings, then place the clothes pin upside down for the antennae.
    
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    | THEME:  Insects          | PUZZLE:  Thorn Bug          | DIFFICULTY:   5/10 |
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    Begin this puzzle by tackling the task of forming the legs with the garden
    pick.  I achieved the right shape with the prong points toward the canvas.  The
    bug's body can be formed by placing the woman's shoe on its side with the heel
    on the left and facing toward you.  Now tilt the toe forward and up slightly to
    get the right shape.  Now comes the fun part...  To make the front end of the
    bug, place the spoon near the shoe with the spoon handle to the right, up and
    slightly toward the canvas.  The backside of the spoon bowl will fit the
    rounded part of the bug above the heel of the shoe if you angle the spoon just
    right.  The spoon handle should align with the front half of the thorn.  Now
    put the wrench out in a similar manner with the handle forming the rear part
    of the thorn and the larger part of the wrench head facing downward.  This
    should create the curve of the back part of the thorn if done correctly.  Now
    just fill in the holes with the banana.  I placed it facing the canvas and at
    a diagonal angle in between the spoon and wrench.  Scoring a gold will likely
    take some adjusting.
    
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    | THEME:  Insects          | PUZZLE:  Snail              | DIFFICULTY:   4/10 |
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    For the tail, turn the paper plane upside down and point it left and very
    slightly toward the canvas.  If done right, this will fill in the angle on the
    snail's underside.  The basketball will fill in the majority of the shell; the
    lemon magnified will fit the head if angled with a pointy end up and to the
    right.  Lay the salt shaker on its side, magnify it and aim the top at the
    lemon to fill in the neck area.  Now manipulate the keys to form the antennae;
    be sure to cover as much space as possible with them.  Don't sweat it if you
    aren't able to fill the shell completely; gold ranking is still possible this
    way.
    
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    | THEME:  Insects          | PUZZLE:  Stick Insect       | DIFFICULTY:   4/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    Use the cane for the body; you'll need to foreshorten it quite a bit and hide
    the hook.  I tilted the end pointing to the right away from the canvas to make
    it a bit thicker than the other end, then used a butter knife for the tail and
    to cover the portion of the body that the cane didn't.  I used the carrot for
    the hind-most leg and butter knives for the rest.  The two snowboards will
    make the antennae if you turn them sideways and face them to the insect's
    front.  They have to be angled strategically to create the rounded portion on
    the ends while being narrow and short enough to fit the goal.  Try tilting the
    bottom ends of the boards away from the canvas.
    
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    | THEME:  Insects          | PUZZLE:  Caterpillar        | DIFFICULTY:   4/10 |
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    Matching up those garden picks for the legs can be time-consuming.  I placed
    them with the prongs aimed away from the canvas.  If you number the legs from
    left to right, the use one pick to make legs 1, 2, 4 and 6, one for 3, 5, 8 and
    10, and the third pick for legs 7, 9, 11 and 12.  Now just enlarge the two
    bananas to make the body and use the baseball for the head.
    
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    | THEME:  Insects          | PUZZLE:  Bee                | DIFFICULTY:   3/10 |
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    Enlarge the football and tip the top away from the canvas to make the abdomen.
    Turn a wing nut upside down and enlarge it to create the bottom half of the
    thorax and wings; do the same with the other wing nut upright.  The head is
    made using the baseball.  It's possible to get gold without adding the
    antennae on, but they can be made using the two can openers, turned sideways
    and foreshortened with the handles aimed at the canvas.
    
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    | THEME:  Insects          | PUZZLE:  Ladybug            | DIFFICULTY:   4/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    The two front legs can be made using the arms of the corkscrew.  To create the
    shape of the body, face a bowl toward you and to the left and enlarge it.  Do
    the same with the other bowl and shrink it for the head, and add a wing nut
    for antennae.  The rest of the legs can be made with the tips of can openers
    turned sideways, but you may need to rotate them a bit to get the shadows 
    thick enough to score the gold.
    
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    | THEME:  Insects          | PUZZLE:  Mantis             | DIFFICULTY:   5/10 |
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    Use the two footballs to create the abdomen, both rounded off and one enlarged
    to make the tail end.  The hind legs can be made using the arms of the
    corkscrew; getting the shape perfectly is a bit of a challenge.  The middle
    legs are made using the garden pick turned so the handle is foreshortened and
    aimed at the canvas.  Use an upside-down wing nut for the head and the soda
    bottle to create the thorax.  For the tips of the front legs, I used sideways
    clothes pins, foreshortened a bit.  The next sections I made with foreshort-
    ened candy canes, and the base proximal portions I made using butter knife
    handles.  The pizza and bowling pin can be used to fill in any missing areas.
    
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    | THEME:  Vehicles         | PUZZLE:  Air Balloon        | DIFFICULTY:   2/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    [T3]
    Create the large portion of the balloon with the basketball.  To get the basket
    shape, you'll need to place the picnic basket, handle-up, right up next to the
    canvas.  Zoom in to check your work.  From there it's just a matter of using
    the bowl for the balloon opening and the two scepters for the ropes.  Your
    ropes will have to be a little thicker than the shadow goal since things will
    get crowded up near the canvas, but you should still be able to achieve a
    gold.
    
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    | THEME:  Vehicles         | PUZZLE:  Blimp              | DIFFICULTY:   4/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    A football end will fit the front of the blimp perfectly, and the salt shaker
    top the back end.  For the rest of the balloon portion, I used the iron with
    the hot part facing you and the point angled to the right and slightly toward
    the canvas.  For the window, bring the potato slicer close to the canvas, then
    use the two pencil sharpeners to fill in the areas to the left and right of it.
    To make the rounded front portions of the fins, place the battle axe with the
    handle aimed left, then bring the handle toward you slightly.  Finally,
    complete the fins using the two playing cards.
    
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    | THEME:  Vehicles         | PUZZLE:  Truck              | DIFFICULTY:   5/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    Make the rear wheels using the headphones with the band tilted slightly up and
    to the right; the phone on the left will be closer to the canvas than the other
    if you have them placed correctly.  The front wheel is made using the baseball,
    and the exhaust pipe on top of the truck is formed by pointing the scepter at
    the canvas and tilting its head slightly upward.  For the window, place the
    potato slicer and angle it so that the handle on the left is closer to the
    canvas than the right-hand one.  The truck's cabin is made using the notebook,
    and the front portion is made by laying a playing card flat with the wide end
    to the canvas, then tipping that end upward.  Finish your shadow by placing
    the pen as the tail end.  Try adjusting the headphones if you're having trouble
    obtaining gold status.
    
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    | THEME:  Vehicles         | PUZZLE:  Scooter            | DIFFICULTY:   7/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    Flip the snowboard over and tilt it to form the base for the scooter.  Make the
    rear wheel using the bowl, and the front wheel using the pot, handle turned to
    the left and upward.  To make the seat, start with placing the pie for the top
    part.  The two bumps on the rear of the scooter can be made with a rounded end
    of the starfruit and the telephone receiver, completely foreshortened into a
    bell shape.  Use the notebook to fill in the rest of the seat section.  The
    banana will make the steering column; you'll need to angle the pointy end
    to the top and toward the canvas to get the shape just right.  For the handle
    bars, use the scepter tipped head away from the canvas for the top part, the
    carrot foreshortened for the left bar and the potato slicer angled to fit the
    right section.  The spoon can be added to fill in any holes in the handlebar
    portion.
    
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    | THEME:  Vehicles         | PUZZLE:  Race Car           | DIFFICULTY:   5/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    Start by placing the pilon, cone toward canvas, at the rear of the car and
    angle it to the right to fit the shadow goal.  Now use the paper airplane,
    angled just right so that a long edge fits the slanted top rear and the short
    edge fits the slanted top front.  This will fill a big chunk of the back
    portion of the vehicle.  Use the two baseballs for the wheels, and the pencil
    sharpener, enlarged, for the very front of the car.  I used the banana for the
    upward protrusion above the paper airplane, and the potato slicer turned
    handle-toward-canvas to fill in the rectangular blank portion.  The pizza slice
    makes for a final piece to fill in any blank areas left by the slicer.
    
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    | THEME:  Vehicles         | PUZZLE:  Plane              | DIFFICULTY:   4/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    Use the snowboard to make the wings.  You may not be able to fill all the wing
    space perfectly; just make sure not to leave any blank areas with the snowboard
    because you'll use all your other items elsewhere.  Next place the bowling pin
    with the head angled down and to the right for the body and tail of the plane.
    The headphones are easily made into the wheels, and the orange slice is used
    for the tail fin.  The three garden spades will make the propeller, and the
    football can be used to make the cockpit portion.
    
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    | THEME:  Vehicles         | PUZZLE:  Snowmobile         | DIFFICULTY:   6/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    Place the salt shaker for the front end of the vehicle, and use the hand
    shovel as the windshield; the shovel handle will stick down through the bottom
    to make part of the front skis.  Use the scissors and the crescent wrench
    handle to form the front skis.  The pilon pointed to the right will form the
    middle part of the mobile, and the pipe wrench can be placed to form the tail
    end.  Use the cheese grater for the tail pipe, and the carrot for the rear
    skis.  The clothes pin can be foreshortened to form the connector from the
    vehicle's body to the rear skis.
    
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    | THEME:  Vehicles         | PUZZLE:  Sports Car         | DIFFICULTY:   4/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    The bowling pin, slightly enlarged, will form the front end of the car, and the
    watermelon the rear end.  Use the graduated cylinder to form the tailpipe.  The
    carrot, foreshortened a bit, will make the windshield, and the encyclopedia
    laid flat will form the bottom portion of the car.  Use the large weights to
    make both wheels.
    
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    | THEME:  Vehicles         | PUZZLE:  Rickshaw           | DIFFICULTY:   9/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    Start by placing the hatchet, blade end away from you and facing down and left,
    to make the seat back.  The steering wheel, slightly shrunken and tilted to the
    left, will make the wheel.  Place the chair facing right as the rest of the
    rickshaw seat, and use the two spoons, enlarged and handle ends pointing right,
    for the handcart portion.  The wrench can be used as the adjoining piece
    between the two spoons, or to fill in any unfilled portions of the shape.  Be
    prepared to do a lot of repositioning if you want to score the gold, especially
    with the two spoons.
    
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    | THEME:  Vehicles         | PUZZLE:  Motorcycle         | DIFFICULTY:   7/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    The grab hook fits the tail end of the motorcycle perfectly, with the pulley
    portion aimed down and out toward the camera.  Place the scepter, head up, as
    the steering column and left steering handle and use the basketball as the
    front wheel.  I used the bowl, turned on its side, for the rear wheel and the
    eggplant, small end up and to the left, for the seat.  The camera can be turned
    sideways and placed as the headlight and the bottle opener can be turned side-
    ways and used for the right-hand handle.  I used the watermelon to fill in the
    rounded portion of the underside of the vehicle.
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    | THEME:  Music            | PUZZLE:  Banjo              | DIFFICULTY:   2/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    [T4]
    Start by placing the basketball perfectly to form the body.  Next place the
    graduated cylinder base-up to form the neck and lower pegs. The head of the
    scepter can be rotated to form the pegboard and upper pegs perfectly, with the
    rod portion of the scepter sitting just behind the graduated cylinder.  I
    ranked gold without using the glue bottle but it can be used to fill in any
    missing portions of the pegboard.
    
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    | THEME:  Music            | PUZZLE:  Notation           | DIFFICULTY:   2/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    Rotate the football to form a circle and place it on the bottom left of the
    note, then do the same with the lemon for the bottom right.  The cane and rake
    are easily positioned as the narrow portions--just be sure to turn the rake so
    the pronged end is sideways and facing inward toward the shape.  The challenge
    here is angling the notebook just right to fit the top of the note.  You need
    to make the end closest to you point slightly downard, and I did it with the 
    wide edge facing the camera.  With a little tweaking here and there, you'll be
    able to snag a gold.
    
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    | THEME:  Music            | PUZZLE:  Music Stand        | DIFFICULTY:   2/10 |
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    Use one of the playing cards to create the music holder.  The scepter, placed
    upright, works well for the pole section.  Two playing cards with the short
    sides facing you and the canvas can be used to make the legs, but you need to
    angle them a bit to make them wide enough.  It's possible to score a gold
    without using the notebook, but it can be used as the third leg if necessary.
    
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    | THEME:  Music            | PUZZLE:  Trumpet            | DIFFICULTY:   3/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    The majority of the instrument is formed by placing the graduated cylinder on
    its side with the base to the right.  Next use the chalice to form the mouth
    piece.  The two canes will form the curved pipe, and the head of the rake will
    make the valve pipes.  To maximize your use of space, place one cane with the
    shaft on top and the other cane with the shaft on the bottom.
    
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    | THEME:  Music            | PUZZLE:  Violin             | DIFFICULTY:   4/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    For the head and neck, turn the scepter sideways so the "ears" don't show, then
    tilt the head away from the canvas to get the right shape.  Shrink the candle
    down and turn it diagonally with the ring hidden to form the violin's peg.  The
    lamp forms the upper portion of the body, and the basketball and top hat will
    combine well to form the lower portion.
    
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    | THEME:  Music            | PUZZLE:  Guitar             | DIFFICULTY:   6/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    Shrink the thumbtacks down and place them at the top for the tuners.  I used
    the pencil sharpaner, foreshortened, for the head and the pen for the neck.
    There are a few possibilities for the solution to the guitar's body.  I turned
    the tape dispenser with the bottom away from the canvas and angled it to make
    the lower edge of the body, then turned the glue bottle to foreshorten it with
    the bottle top facing you and aiming slightly to the right--this makes a
    diagonal shape which fills in must of the upper portion of the body.  Lastly,
    I foreshortened the notebook to fill in the missing parts on the upper left
    and lower right to score the gold.
     
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    | THEME:  Music            | PUZZLE:  Bag Pipe           | DIFFICULTY:   9/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    The left-most pipe can be made with the graduated cylinder; place the pencil
    sharpener above it to fill the square space.  For the lower portion of the bag,
    use the pig's rounded rear end.  Turn the chalice slightly toward the canvas
    and use it to fill the upper portion of the bag.  The hook can be used for the
    curved area connecting the bag to the left-most pipe.  Angle the three bones to
    fit the three other pipes.  The bone on the far right will be placed with the
    rounded knob end down.  Use the candy cane for the mouth piece and the small
    end of the scepter for the upper rounded area of the mouth piece.  The banana
    can be used to fill the rounded area below the first.  I finished this puzzle
    without using the telephone receiver; getting a gold took a LOT of readjusting.
    A general tip for this one is to try enlarging your objects slightly to improve
    your ranking.
    
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    | THEME:  Music            | PUZZLE:  Drums              | DIFFICULTY:   6/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    Use the two graduated cylinders as the stands for the kick drum, and the bowl
    for the drum itself.  The two cooking pots will fit the areas for the drums
    right above the kick drum.  Use the two garden picks for the bases of the
    other two drum stands.  The rake, with the head upright, will make the pole
    for the cymbal stand on the left, and the steering wheel laid almost flat
    will fit the area for the actual symbol.  Use the pie for the drum on the
    right and the vice grips to fill in the area of the stand just below the
    drum head.
    
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    | THEME:  Music            | PUZZLE:  Gramaphone         | DIFFICULTY:   8/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    Place the pilon on its side, cone left and tilted away from the canvas slightly
    to form the conical area of the gramaphone.  The phone receiver can be placed
    to make up most of the opening of the cone; it has to be rotated slightly to
    the canvas to get the shape right.  Use the banana to join the cone to the
    box portion and one end of the headphones just below that to make the raised
    shape of the box.  The encyclopedia, turned short edge to canvas and fore-
    shortened, can be used to make the box shape.  Finish off the gramaphone with
    the butter knife to make the crank and two lemons for the two rounded areas
    next to the phone receiver.
    
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    | THEME:  Music            | PUZZLE:  Saxophone          | DIFFICULTY:   6/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    The clevis grab hook can be angled just right to form the lower body of the
    instrument.  You'll know you have it in the right spot when the hook's pulley
    fits in the enlarged area between the valve buttons.  Use the carrot for the
    mouth piece and the frozen treat turned sideways for the upper portion of the
    body.  The thumb tacks will be used for the valve buttons.  I used the cup
    portion of the chalice for the instrument's opening, the banana to fill in the
    missing areas below the chalice, and the wrench to fill in the gaps near the
    hook and frozen treat.  It took a bit of adjusting but I was able to obtain
    a gold ranking with this object placement scheme.
    
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    | THEME:  Military         | PUZZLE:  Medal              | DIFFICULTY:   3/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    [T5]
    Use the notebook to make the top portion of the medal and the encyclopedia for
    the thick bar on the right.  The graduated cylinder positioned base-down works
    well for the center bar, and the candy cane rotated so the hook superimposes
    the rest of it fits the left-most bar.  Now comes the tricky part--combining
    the shadows from the two starfruits to form the badge portion.  One of the
    fruits must be rotated slightly up and left to form the curved point near the
    bottom of the badge.  The 2nd fruit is pretty straightforward and will be
    positioned closer to the canvas than the first fruit.  The vice grip is used
    to to join the badge portion with the rest of it; don't worry if part of the
    handle protrudes into an area it shouldn't--I still obtained a gold this way.
    
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    | THEME:  Military         | PUZZLE:  Grenade            | DIFFICULTY:   3/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    The key turned sideways will make the ring and pin. To make the top portion of
    the grenade, turn the wing nut sideways, magnify it, point one wing up and tilt
    it away from the canvas.  And to recreate the shape of the bomb, point a pine
    cone toward the canvas and position it under the wing nut, then point the other
    pine cone downward and slightly away from the canvas, and place it at the
    bottom of the shape.
    
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    | THEME:  Military         | PUZZLE:  Arrow              | DIFFICULTY:   2/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    To create the shaft, place the battle axe and turn it so the blades are
    completely hidden, then angle the handle so it's aimed at about seven o'clock
    and slightly toward you.  The paper airplane makes the tip; you'll need to
    angle it a bit to get the shape right.  Finish things off with playing cards
    for feathers.
    
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    | THEME:  Military         | PUZZLE:  Submarine          | DIFFICULTY:   2/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    The bulk of the shape is made using the snowboard; you need to tip one end up
    slightly to get the rounded nose; add a pizza slice for the tail.  The playing
    card is used for the sail, and the shovel, foreshortened, will create the tail
    fins.
    
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    | THEME:  Military         | PUZZLE:  Axe                | DIFFICULTY:   3/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    Spin the cane to hide the crook then fit it into the handle portion.  The phone
    receiver will fit the end of the blade with a little rotational adjustment, and
    the two bananas can be used to form the curved top and bottom blade ends.  Fit
    the playing card into the square base of the blade, then use the starfruit
    turned sideways to fill in the blank area.
    
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    | THEME:  Military         | PUZZLE:  Stealth            | DIFFICULTY:   2/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    Use the point of the pizza slice for the nose of the craft and angle it so it
    fits the sides.  Enlarge it to fill as much of the goal as you can.  Now use
    the five notebooks for the wings and tail end corners.
    
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    | THEME:  Military         | PUZZLE:  Helicopter         | DIFFICULTY:   6/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    Place the steering wheel as the windshield of the helicopter; only a fourth of
    it will be necessary.  The salt shaker can be enlarged and rounded off a bit to
    make the nose.  For the front set of wheels, place one of the headphones band-
    up, then turn the other set sideways to make the back wheel.  The pizza slice,
    enlarged, can be used to make the majority of the triangle body shape.  Place
    the broom, brush to the right and angled a bit to fit the portion of the tail
    end and narrow section joining it to the pizza slice.  The butter knife and
    wrench can be enlarged to fit the two shapes forming the large top propeller.
    The two wing nuts can be turned so that the wings are foreshortened to make up
    the small rear propeller.  Use the playing card to fill in the space behind
    the windshield if necessary.  I achieved the gold reel on this shape without
    using the scuba flipper.
    
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    | THEME:  Military         | PUZZLE:  Tank               | DIFFICULTY:   5/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    Use the cheese grater, enlarged, for the front bottom section.  The hook end of
    the cane works well for the rounded rear end of the tank treads.  The handle of
    the iron will fit the top-most section of the tank, if tilted correctly and
    enlarged; the handle of the pipe wrench works well for the turret.  I placed
    the tip of the frozen treat for the front end of the tank, just above the
    cheese grater, and one end of the snowboard, greatly foreshortened to form a
    triangular shape, for the rear end.  The film camera can be used to fill the
    rounded portion of the shape just below the turret, and the rest of the shapes
    can be used to fill in missed spaces.  I was able to achieve a gold reel on
    this challenge with a lot of mistakes and rough edges.
    
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    | THEME:  Military         | PUZZLE:  Cannon             | DIFFICULTY:   4/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    It's pretty easy to score a gold on this one with minimal effort.  Use the two
    steering wheels, one slightly enlarged, to form the cannon's wheels.  Next put
    the broom handle end to the right to form the body and turret.  I placed the
    orange slice, tilted to form a football-like shape, as the tail end of the
    shape and didn't use the notebook at all.
    
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    | THEME:  Military         | PUZZLE:  Jet                | DIFFICULTY:   3/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    The pointy end of the pizza slice is easily fitted into the jet nose; the
    two pilons will make the wings.  Use the book to create the square tail portion
    of the craft and the cup end of the chalice for the tail end.
    
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    | THEME:  Shapes           | PUZZLE:  Star               | DIFFICULTY:   2/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    [T6]
    The trick here is getting the larger areas of the pizza slices to overlap
    enough to fill in the star's center completely.  Remember to lock your pieces
    when you get them where you want them.  You'll notice that you don't have to
    crowd all the slices in the same space in order to get the right shape on the
    star points.  If you're going for the gold, keep those points as sharp as
    possible and don't leave any edges unfilled.
    
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    | THEME:  Shapes           | PUZZLE:  Speech Bubble      | DIFFICULTY:   2/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    This puzzle's a total cinch unless you're going for a gold ranking.  Get your
    pizza slice point perfect, then use a little finesse to rotate the watermelon
    to fill in all the spaces on the shadow goal.
    
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    | THEME:  Shapes           | PUZZLE:  Heart              | DIFFICULTY:   2/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    I used the basketball as the left rounded portion and the bowl as the right
    one.  Make sure you cover plenty of space with the bowl, as you'll need to use
    one encyclopedia to fill in the left edge including the portion left bare by
    the basketball.  The tricky part of this one is creating the point of the
    heart.  With the other three objects in place, select your second encyclopedia
    and rotate it slightly to the right to get the perfect shape.
    
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    | THEME:  Shapes           | PUZZLE:  Teacup             | DIFFICULTY:   3/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    A good place to start here is to rotate the cooking pot so that the handle
    doesn't show, then place it as the top portion of the teacup.  The saucer can
    be made using the garden shovel with handle aimed toward the canvas.  Use the
    orange wedge to fill in the gaps between the cooking pot and garden shovel.
    For the cup handle, angle the scissors so that the blades aim to the lower
    right and will be superimposed by the pot and orange wedge.  You'll probably
    spend most of your time getting the shovel angled just right; I had to orient
    it a bit out of the shadow goal borders to obtain gold.
    
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    | THEME:  Shapes           | PUZZLE:  Spade              | DIFFICULTY:   3/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    Use the two bananas back to back to form the top portion of the shape leading
    to the point.  Now you'll have to strategically angle the cooking pot and
    kettle, handles hidden, to form the rounded parts.  I made the base using the
    paper airplane slightly angled to hide the notch.  The tip and missing pieces
    can be filled in with the pizza slice.  My spade was far from perfect and I
    was still able to score a gold.
    
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    | THEME:  Shapes           | PUZZLE:  Girl               | DIFFICULTY:   2/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    The frozen treat placed straight-on fits the body and legs pretty much
    perfectly.  Use the baseball for the head and the two clothes pins turned
    sideways for the girl's arms.
    
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    | THEME:  Shapes           | PUZZLE:  Fleur de Lys       | DIFFICULTY:   2/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    Fitting those hooks into place to form the side portions is a cinch.  Now just
    turn the bowling pin upside down and place it as the bulk of the rest of the
    shape.  You can achieve a gold without using the pizza slice, but your finished
    shadow will look nicer if you use it for the top point.
    
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    | THEME:  Shapes           | PUZZLE:  Club               | DIFFICULTY:   2/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    The pencil sharpener will fit perfectly as the base.  For the leaves, place the
    bowling pins, base toward canvas, and angle them so the heads point slightly
    toward the center.  Use the remaining items to fill in holes if necessary.
    Easy!
    
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    | THEME:  Shapes           | PUZZLE:  Crown              | DIFFICULTY:   2/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    I'm not sure why the crown is sitting on an office desk, but nevertheless,
    start by locking the baseballs into place on the top of the shape.  Lay the
    steering wheel almost flat with the raised part facing up to form the bottom
    of the crown.  Now use the paper planes to make the two outer points, and
    wrap things up with the pizza slices to complete the shadow.
    
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    | THEME:  Shapes           | PUZZLE:  Fairy              | DIFFICULTY:   6/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    Start with the bowling pin aimed away from the canvas for the fairy's head.
    The starfruit can be used to make the star with some very careful angling;
    getting it perfect will take some patience.  Use the candy cane angled with the
    hook just barely away from the canvas for the top of the wing; the grapes with
    the stem to the left will create the lower edge of the wing.  The fairy's body
    is tricky: I used the umbrella tilted to create the bottom of the dress, the
    handle hidden in the front leg.  For the torso and neck, I turned the
    headphones sideways and aimed the band up and to the left to make the neck.
    The can opener can be used to make the arm; you can still obtain gold with the
    metal portion sticking out the end.  I used the baseball to fill in a missing
    portion of the wing, and the two bones to create the fairy's legs.
    
    
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    | THEME:  The Sea          | PUZZLE:  Fish               | DIFFICULTY:   2/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    [T7]
    Place the trophy on its side with the cup portion on the left, then rotate it
    so the handles don't cast shadows.  You'll probably want to change the camera
    angle using the B button for this puzzle.  Size the trophy down and rotate it
    to match the shape of the fish's tail.  When you get the tail just right, lock
    the trophy with the minus button.  The football is already almost the right
    size for the fish's body.  It takes a bit of fine tuning to get a gold ranking,
    and you may want to zoom out to get it just right.
    
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    | THEME:  The Sea          | PUZZLE:  Umbrella           | DIFFICULTY:   2/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    Rotating that pizza slice just right to get the shape of the umbrella top will
    be your biggest challenge here.  When you think you've got it, place that
    candy cane to complete the shape then fine-tune your work to score a gold.
    
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    | THEME:  The Sea          | PUZZLE:  Trident            | DIFFICULTY:   5/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    Lots of small objects to place on this one.  Start with the staff portion by
    placing the scepter with the top tilted away from the canvas, which will fill
    out the bulbous part of the trident.  The wing nut can be placed to make the
    next area.  I created the middle prong by turning the hatchet upside-down and
    rotating the handle to form a thin line.  The two shovels turned sideways and
    facing outward will form the two lateral prongs.  Now make the two lateral
    prong points with the two pencil sharpeners.  You'll need to check your work
    now and then to make sure they're placed correctly.  The center point can be
    made using the clothes pin.  Tilt it so the point of the clothes pin is toward
    the canvas, which will foreshorten the two handle portions.  Gold can be tough
    to achieve on this one.  I did it finally by bringing the hand shovels out till
    they overfilled the shadow goal borders.
    
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    | THEME:  The Sea          | PUZZLE:  Boat               | DIFFICULTY:   4/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    I started this puzzle by matching up the umbrella perfectly to form the sail.
    Now turn the pie, notch to canvas, and enlarge it to form the ship's hull.  To
    get the front portion just right, I angled the broom handle toward the canvas.
    Likely the most frustrating part of this puzzle will be getting the saw in just
    the right position.  I wasn't able to get the shape of the window perfectly but
    obtained a gold anyway.
    
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    | THEME:  The Sea          | PUZZLE:  Seahorse           | DIFFICULTY:   4/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    The clevis grab hook is easily placed as the tail.  Use the bowl for the head;
    the hammer's head is used to make the mouth but you'll need to aim the handle
    away from the canvas to foreshorten and hide it.  The body can be made by
    turning the banana upside down and facing the curve toward the canvas, then
    making it larger by bringing it toward you.  The challenge of this puzzle is
    getting the hatchet angled just right to make the fin; I did it by tipping it
    upside down with the handle aimed slightly toward the canvas at about one
    o'clock.  Use the telephone receiver to fill in the rounded area below the fin
    and the area behind the head.
    
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    | THEME:  The Sea          | PUZZLE:  Schooner           | DIFFICULTY:   3/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    Place the banana on its side, stem left, as the boat portion.  Two upside down
    canes can be used for the two masts, and the notebook tilted diagonally to form
    the rear sail.  You'll have to do some similar angling to work the playing card
    into the middle sail and the two paper planes as the two front sails.  Finish
    off your schooner with the saw laid nearly flat to form the bowsprit at the
    front of the ship.
    
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    | THEME:  The Sea          | PUZZLE:  Octopus            | DIFFICULTY:   6/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    To begin, the watermelon works nicely for the big round part of the body.  I'll
    refer to the arms by number, starting with the top left one and going counter-
    clockwise.  I used the phone receiver for arm one, which is pretty easy to
    work out.  For arm two, I used a candy cane laying on its side, hook to the
    left and toward the canvas.  For arm number three, gotta be the carrot.  Arm
    four is obviously the wrench, and five is that femur bone.  At this point,
    things may get a little crowded and you might have to tilt the shafts of your
    objects away from each other.  Use the broom for arm six and the rounded end of
    the banana for the seventh arm.  For the eighth arm, place the second candy
    cane with the hook toward the canvas, angled slightly up and to the right.
    Finally, point the starfruit toward the canvas, magnify it and position it to
    fill in the blank spots that will likely form near arms one through five.
    
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    | THEME:  The Sea          | PUZZLE:  Shark              | DIFFICULTY:   6/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    Start with the bowling pin, top angled toward the canvas and to the right, for
    the nose.  The flat rim of the bowl will finish off the shark's head, and the
    butter knife with the blade down will make the lower-front fin.  The snowboard,
    angled with one end on the right aimed away from the canvas, will make up the
    shark's body; line it up with the lower edge.  Use a paper plane for the upper
    front fin, and angle it so the fin on the underside of the plane points left
    and fills in the missing part of the shark's back.  Create the remaining fins
    using paper planes and the pizza slice.  This puzzle usually requires a lot of
    readjusting to claim the gold.
    
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    | THEME:  The Sea          | PUZZLE:  Sand Castle        | DIFFICULTY:   8/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    Use the notebook, angled with the top side toward from the canvas, for the
    left-hand base.  The right-hand base is made by stacking three upside-down 
    objects: the pie, the cooking pot, and the bowl on top.  Bring the rake head
    up to the canvas and tip the handle down to finish off the right tower.  The
    phone receiver will fit snugly into the bridge portion, with one end hidden
    behind the bowl.  Use a butter knife to finish the left side of the left tower
    and place the playing card for the top half.  Three more butter knife handles
    will make the battlements for the left tower.  Turn the last butter knife
    sideways to make the flag pole and top it off with the thumb tacks, fore-
    shortened and angled to make a beaded line.  Achieving a gold on this puzzle
    was tough, and meant overfilling many, many spaces, including gaps between
    battlements, etc.
    
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    | THEME:  The Sea          | PUZZLE:  Dolphin            | DIFFICULTY:   5/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    A single banana, enlarged will make up most of the dolphin's body.  Use the
    second one to fill in the underbelly portion.  This is another puzzle where
    over-filling spaces seems to get you a better ranking.  Foreshorten the bottle
    with the top away from the canvas for the nose.  The butter knives, angled
    with the blades away from the canvas and enlarged, will make the two fins, and
    the spoons turned sideways, will make up the tail.
    
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    | THEME:  Urban            | PUZZLE:  Street Lamp        | DIFFICULTY:   2/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    [T8]
    Start by placing the hand broom upright for the base of the lamp.  The ball at
    the end of the broom handle must fit into the lower rounded area of the lamp's
    pole.  The graduated cylinder turned upside-down and tilted slightly to the
    canvas will make the middle section of the lamp.  Now simply turn the
    headphones sideways and upside down to top the lamp post off.
    
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    | THEME:  Urban            | PUZZLE:  Hydrant            | DIFFICULTY:   4/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    For the base of the hydrant, I used the pizza slice laid flat.  Next you'll
    create the cylindrical portion by placing two pilons upside down, angled so
    the outer edges line up with the edges of the hydrant.  The bases of the pilons
    will form the ring around the top of the hydrant.  Now create the dome portion
    using the bowl turned upside down and place a lemon at the top for the point.
    Use the other two lemons for the two lateral points, and use the extra pilon
    to fill in the triangular gap near the base of the hydrant.
    
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    | THEME:  Urban            | PUZZLE:  Telephone          | DIFFICULTY:   3/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    An upside-down wing nut with the top tilted slightly toward you will form the
    receiver perfectly.  Position the potato slicer with the handles to the sides
    to form the buttons and part of the phone base--just make sure you enlarge it
    enough to fill the top of the base.  The phone cradle can be formed by pointing
    the frozen treat at the canvas, and the rest of the phone base can be made with
    the tape dispensers facing each other.
    
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    | THEME:  Urban            | PUZZLE:  Stop Sign          | DIFFICULTY:   3/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    This puzzle can be solved in a variety of ways.  The candy cane makes a good
    stand for the sign.  I tilted each of the four playing cards into diamond
    shapes and placed them around the edges of the sign, which makes a throwing
    star patter in the center.  Now just use paper planes to fill in the center as
    necessary and make any adjustments necessary to get the gold.
    
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    | THEME:  Urban            | PUZZLE:  Water Tower        | DIFFICULTY:   3/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    Invert the bowl and enlarge it to make the top of the tower.  Just below the
    bowl, place the cooking pot, handle to canvas, then tip the handle down and
    enlarge.  The two rakes will make the side legs, and the pen will make the
    center one.  For the middle part of the tower, place the potato slicer
    sideways and tilt the handles just slightly to the sides; angle to fit the
    rectangle as best you can.
    
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    | THEME:  Urban            | PUZZLE:  City Skyline       | DIFFICULTY:   4/10 |
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    Begin by placing a notebook to create the base of the central building, and
    the other notebook on its side to make the building just left of it.  The two
    notebooks combined will fill in the two main buildings.  The playing card can
    be angled to create the left-most building; it might not be perfectly straight
    across the bottom border but a gold is still obtainable this way.  Use the pen
    to create the spire on the left building, and the scepter for the tower on the
    right.  The encyclopedia placed flat can be used for the right-most building
    and the base of the building just left of it.  Use a pencil sharpener for the
    angled top of the right-hand building and the other sharpener to fill in the
    gap between that and the central building.  Top off the main building with the
    camera and glue bottle at the very top.
    
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    | THEME:  Urban            | PUZZLE:  Film Camera        | DIFFICULTY:   4/10 |
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    Place the bowl and a bowling pin aimed to the canvas for the two film reels.
    The encyclopedia will easily form the square portion of the camera, and the
    chalice turned sideways will make the lens.  The two hand brooms, turned
    sideways and foreshortened, can be used to make the camera's legs; it's
    difficult to get the shapes just right but a gold ranking can be obtained
    even without doing so.
    
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    | THEME:  Urban            | PUZZLE:  Telescope          | DIFFICULTY:   4/10 |
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    The clothes pin and upside-down graduated cylinder will make the tripod.  Use
    the hand broom turned sideways for the majority of the telescope shape, with
    the handle end for the eye piece.  The wrench is used to fill the space above
    the broom handle, and the soup can is used for the lens portion.
    
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    | THEME:  Urban            | PUZZLE:  Parking Meter      | DIFFICULTY:   4/10 |
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    Here's another one that has several solutions.  I scored a gold really easily
    by using the headphones, upside down, enlarged and slightly tilted to form the
    two rounded top shapes of the meter.  Don't sweat it if they don't completely
    fill the goal.  Next I placed the two playing cards to fill in the areas just
    below the two rounded shapes.  The graduated cylinder, upside down and tiled
    toward the canvas a bit, fit the pole portion of the shape well, and the note-
    book, angled with one corner down, made up the area between the pole and two
    playing cards.  I found using the wing nut wasn't necessary to get the gold
    reel.
    
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    | THEME:  Urban            | PUZZLE:  Top Hat Man        | DIFFICULTY:   4/10 |
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    Wouldn't you know it: the top hat, turned sideways and angled just right, can
    be used to form the man's top hat.  For his head and face, I used the cup part
    of the chalice, turned sideways to hide the handles.  The rest of the shadow
    goal is mostly a matter of filling space.  I placed the curved edge of the
    banana to form the man's chest, the bottle, tilted slightly top end toward
    canvas, to make the neck, and the base of the candlestick, tilted, to form
    the space where his shoulder would be.  The butter knife can be aimed at the
    canvas and placed as the nose, and the candy cane, aimed at the canvas, can
    be placed similarly to form the chin.  Use the remaining objects to fill in
    missing spots as necessary to achieve the gold reel.
    
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    | THEME:  Sports           | PUZZLE:  Basketball         | DIFFICULTY:   5/10 |
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    [T9]
    Most obvious is the baseball as the ball.  From there, use the walking cane as
    the hoop stand; superimpose the hook onto the rest of the cane for easier
    placement.  Fit the playing card into the shape of the backboard.  To get it
    just right, you'll need to angle the right side away from the canvas slightly.
    Use the ring from the key to make the basket rim.  Aim the key toward you and
    tip the ring down slightly.  The cheese grater, handle up, is used for the
    basket.  The trickiest objects to place correctly are the key and cheese
    grater, and this puzzle is finicky, so chances are you'll be doing some
    slight readjusting if you're going for gold.
    
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    | THEME:  Sports           | PUZZLE:  Whistle            | DIFFICULTY:   2/10 |
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    The rounded bottom area of the whistle can be made using a bowl tilted toward
    the canvas, and the other bowl can be placed directly on top to fill in the
    other rounded portion.  I used the pencil sharpener for the triangular area
    left of the lower bowl.  Next I placed the picnic basket, handle toward canvas,
    to the left of the rectangular air hole.  At this point, I had gold.  The other
    two items can be used to patch up missing portions as necessary.
    
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    | THEME:  Sports           | PUZZLE:  Ice Hockey         | DIFFICULTY:   3/10 |
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    The long part of the stick is made using the cane with the hook turned over
    itself.  Be sure to tilt the long end up and away from the canvas to completely
    fill the goal while maintaining the correct length.  Next make the puck from
    the cooking pot turned upside-down.  For the bottom end of the stick, turn the
    encyclopedia so the short end faces out, then angle it to fit the shape.  The
    round end of the banana pointed to the right and toward the canvas will fill
    in the curved area of the stick.
    
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    | THEME:  Sports           | PUZZLE:  Golf Clubs         | DIFFICULTY:   5/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    The picnic basket can be positioned to create the handle and most of the golf
    bag.  The bottom of the basket will fit into the notch partway up the left side
    of the bag when you've got it enlarged and angled the right way.  The tallest
    club can be easily made with the rounded end of the bone, and the candy cane
    can be used for the headless club.  Work the lemon into the shape of the right-
    hand club head, then use the key for the shaft.  The head of the other club can
    be made with the overturned bowl of the spoon, foreshortened, and the butter
    knife handle makes a good shaft.  The remaining objects can be used to fill in
    the golf bag.  I used the iron on its side, pointing left, to fill in the top
    left portion, and enlarged and foreshortened hatchet blade for the right side,
    and a paper plane for the triangular area at the bottom.
    
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    | THEME:  Sports           | PUZZLE:  Luge               | DIFFICULTY:   4/10 |
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    The scuba flipper can be positioned at an angle to form the body of the sled,
    and the two candy canes will form the front portion of the runners.  The butter
    knife can be used for the rear part of the runner, and the two pencil
    sharpeners join the body of the sled to the runner.
    
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    | THEME:  Sports           | PUZZLE:  Parachute          | DIFFICULTY:   4/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    Shrink the vice grips down and use them for the man's arms and legs, and the
    spoon for the head and torso.  For the 2 lines connecting the man to the chute,
    turn the two cheese graters sideways, then place the playing card, laid flat,
    between them for the connecting line.  Use the two star fruits to fill in the
    ends of the chute and wing nuts for the bumpy areas on the top portion.
    Finally, enlarge the banana and lay it flat to fill in the bottom and central
    areas of the chute.  I didn't end up using the phone receiver for this one.
    
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    | THEME:  Sports           | PUZZLE:  Curling            | DIFFICULTY:   2/10 |
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    The watermelon, laid on its side, makes up the bulk of the curling stone, with
    the iron pointed to the right and slightly away from the canvas, for the
    handle.  The only real challenge here is angling the iron handle just right to
    get you the gold ranking.
    
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    | THEME:  Sports           | PUZZLE:  Skateboard         | DIFFICULTY:   5/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    Aim the snowboard toward the canvas, enlarge it slightly and tilt it just right
    so that the end closest to the canvas fits the rounded front of the skateboard;
    the rest of the snowboard will fit the top right edge of the shape just right
    if this is done correctly.  For the rear wheels, use one of the headphones and
    tip the band toward the canvas, adjusting the enlargement as necessary to get
    the correct size for the wheels.  For the front wheel, use one side of the
    other headphones and tip the band toward the canvas again to hide it.  The
    bottom-right edge of the skateboard can be formed using the pen, tilted
    diagonally, and the pencil sharpener will fill in the space between the rear
    wheels.
    
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    | THEME:  Creatures        | PUZZLE:  Duck               | DIFFICULTY:   3/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    [T10]
    The lemon works well to make the duck's head, but because it's small you may
    want to zoom in to check your work.  Use the banana for the neck and breast,
    and the starfruit for the body, with the rounded end of the fruit as the tail.
    It's easier to place the starfruit with the camera zoomed out, and you'll want
    to zoom in to check your work.  Finish off your duck with an orange slice for
    the bill.  If you can't get the gold, zoom in to check for areas that aren't
    filled in correctly.
    
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    | THEME:  Creatures        | PUZZLE:  Ostrich            | DIFFICULTY:   3/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    Use the pen for the legs, though you'll have to bring it out to make it thick
    enough.  The salt shaker makes a great tail, and the football can be used for
    the body.  For the upper legs, I faced the shovel toward the canvas and tilted
    it to make the shape wider.  Combine the two bananas to form the neck.  I was
    actually able to score gold without even placing the baseball and carrot, but 
    finish off your bird with a baseball head and carrot beak if you need to do so.
    
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    | THEME:  Creatures        | PUZZLE:  Mouse              | DIFFICULTY:   3/10 |
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    The eggplant can be used to create the bulk of the mouse, with the stem for the
    nose.  The feet can be a bit of a challenge--to create them you'll need to
    angle the heads of the two hammers so the prongs are aimed down and to the
    right.  I placed the salt shaker with the pointy end tilted away from the
    canvas for the face and the baseball for the eye.  Use the rope to create the
    tail, and you should score a gold if everything else is placed correctly.  I
    was able to get gold with a bit of shadow goal space left between the mouse's
    ears.
    
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    | THEME:  Creatures        | PUZZLE:  Bunny              | DIFFICULTY:   4/10 |
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    Start by placing a bowling pin as the top ear and part of the head.  The
    second bowling pin will be used as the other ear, but you need to foreshorten
    it with the top of the pin slightly away from the canvas and the bottom of the
    pin fitting into the edge of the rabbit's nose.  The pinecone, upright and
    tilted slightly left, will make the tail.  For the rabbit's back, I used a
    football with the one point angled toward the canvas and slightly down and
    left to make an oval.  The hind leg can be made with a sideways clothes pin,
    and the front leg with the head of the wrench angled down and to the right.
    I used the lemon to fill in the rabbit's face.  And for the rest of the body I
    used the other football, which was tricky because the first football got in
    the way.  Part of the second football ended up protruding from the rabbit's
    neck but I scored a gold anyway.
    
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    | THEME:  Creatures        | PUZZLE:  T-Rex              | DIFFICULTY:   4/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    To get the tail shape perfect, place the clevis grab hook with the point and
    the base slightly away from the canvas.  The two hammers are used for the legs;
    they need to be placed handle to canvas, and make sure the heads fit into the
    notches where the legs meet the body.  Use the handle on the can opener to
    make the jaw; it must be tilted away from the canvas to get the right shape.
    For the upper teeth, place the hand saw with the handle aimed slightly away
    from the canvas.  I used the basketball for the rear part of the body, and the
    watermelon right behind and to the right for the front portion.  Next I used
    the salt shaker tipped to the right for the neck, and I finished my dino with
    the lemon for the face and head.  The starfruit can be used to fill in any
    holes.
    
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    | THEME:  Creatures        | PUZZLE:  Penguin            | DIFFICULTY:   4/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    Start by magnifying the eggplant and tipping the large end away from the
    canvas to form the lower body.  For the flippers, use the shovels turned
    sideways and pointed downward and magnified.  You can see notches on the shadow
    goal where the handles sit.  The two hand brooms, angled correctly, fit nicely
    into the feet spaces, and I used the big end of the bowling pin for the head.
    I didn't actually have to create the beak to achieve gold, but it can be done
    by turning the spoon over and pointing it up and to the right.
    
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    | THEME:  Creatures        | PUZZLE:  Dog                | DIFFICULTY:   6/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    Create the hind-most leg with a hatchet handle aimed away from the canvas.  The
    back of the blade will protrude into the tail area.  Use the same technique for
    the next leg to the right.  The rounded end of a banana will fit the shape of
    the tail; I used the two salt shakers for the upper parts of the hind legs.
    The bulk of the body can be made using a watermelon, which should fill up the
    hind area completely and stop at the dog's chest.  Next, place the other banana
    to form the back of the neck and part of the head.  I used the other
    watermelon, elongated slightly, for the top of the head and neck.  The orange
    slice I foreshortened and rounded off to make the dog's nose.  The foot and leg
    were the trickiest part for me; I made the foot using the spoon, foreshortened,
    with the handle aimed to the canvas.  The leg I made using the hammer handle
    enlarged and foreshortened.
    
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    | THEME:  Creatures        | PUZZLE:  Dragon             | DIFFICULTY:   6/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    The clevis grab hook fits the shapes of the head and tail perfectly.  Face the
    woman's shoe to the right and place it as the wing tip, and a playing card,
    diagonal, will finish the rest of the wing.  Use the other playing card to make
    a diamond shape, which will join the wing to the body.  Turn the pilon on its
    side with the cone facing right to make the lower part of the tail.  At this
    point it gets hard to see what you're doing with so many objects around.  Use
    the saw above the pilon to finish off the tail; make sure to extend it into
    the hole in the hook.  Now use the football for the body and the vice grip to
    make the talons.  The pinecone, sideways, works well to fill in the dragon's
    legs.  To make the horns. shrink the wing nut and turn it halfway to sideways.
    It took quite a bit of adjusting for me to score the gold ranking on this one.
    
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    | THEME:  Creatures        | PUZZLE:  Monster            | DIFFICULTY:   5/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    The eggplant, with the stem pointed toward the tail, will make the shape of the
    body perfectly.  Enlarge the carrot and use it for the tail.  The monster's
    upper teeth are made by foreshortening the saw with the handle toward the 
    canvas; the handle fits into the nose portion.  To make the lower teeth, tip
    the comb teeth up and away from the canvas, then angle the left side toward the
    canvas.  Make the tongue with the spoon handle shrunken down, then use the hand
    shovel, handle toward canvas and right way up, to make the upper portion of the
    head.  The two bananas will create the front and back of the neck, and the
    paper planes are easily fitted as the spines.  Use a butter knife to make the
    largest flipper, and the other butter knife flattened to create the flipper
    right behind it.  Finish off the monster with a shrunken-down banana for the
    front flipper.
    
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    | THEME:  Outdoors         | PUZZLE:  Pumpkin            | DIFFICULTY:   2/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    [T11]
    I used the watermelon with the notch pointing left as the right-hand portion
    of the pumpkin and the top hat with its underside facing the canvas as the left
    portion.  The banana is a bit more easily placed as the pumpkin's stem.
    
    
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    | THEME:  Outdoors         | PUZZLE:  Cactus             | DIFFICULTY:   3/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    You might want to place the snowboard last since it can obscure your view while
    placing the other objects.  The bulbous end of the eggplant works well to
    create the bulbous end of the left arm, and the banana can be used to complete
    it.  To make the shape of the right arm, place the woman's shoe heel toward
    canvas and rotate the toe slightly left, making sure the heel's shadow doesn't
    show.  To get the shape of the stalk just right, I tilted the top of the
    snowboard slightly away from the canvas.
    
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    | THEME:  Outdoors         | PUZZLE:  Cherries           | DIFFICULTY:   2/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    This is a pretty straightforward puzzle.  Angle the two footballs to create
    slightly elongated circles for the fruit portions, then place the two spoons
    upside-down and sideways to form the stems.
    
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    | THEME:  Outdoors         | PUZZLE:  Maple Leaf         | DIFFICULTY:   4/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    The candy cane works well as the stem, with pizza slices on either side of it
    as the bottom two points.  Make sure the slices completly fill in the bottom
    middle of the leaf because you won't have any extra objects in this puzzle to
    fill in holes.  Next, fit the pointy ends of the three irons into the middle
    point of each of the remaining sections of the leaf.  I used the paper air-
    planes to cover the lateral points on the top section, and butter knives for
    the remaining points.  If your irons are crowding each other out, try moving
    one of them toward you and pulling it toward the center of the leaf.
    
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    | THEME:  Outdoors         | PUZZLE:  Flower             | DIFFICULTY:   5/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    Magnify a wing nut to create the base of the flower, then turn the spoon
    upside down and tip the handle toward the canvas to make the stem.  The larger
    four petals can be easily formed using footballs.  For the smaller four petals,
    I placed one wing nut with its wings filling the top and left petals, and the
    other forming the bottom and right petals.  This took a lot of adjusting to get
    just right.  The pine cone can be placed to fill in any holes in the shadow; I
    scored a gold using it with the top facing away from the canvas.
    
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    | THEME:  Outdoors         | PUZZLE:  Pine Tree          | DIFFICULTY:   7/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    The most important thing in this puzzle is filling up all of the space.  Start
    by enlarging the wrench so the head matches the rounded top of the tree and the
    other end creates the tree trunk.  Next place a pinecone straight on for the
    top tier of branches.  The other pinecone, enlarged, will fit the middle
    section.  You'll have to do some fine-tuning to get the edges to match just
    right.  The pineapple leaves will be used to make the lower branches of the
    tree--aim the leaves away from the canvas for best results.  Finish things off
    with the paper airplane to fill in any gaps that may linger.
    
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    | THEME:  Outdoors         | PUZZLE:  Tree               | DIFFICULTY:   5/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    Starting with the trunk: turn the women's shoe to face the canvas, then tip it
    down and to the left so the heel fits in the broken branch shape.  To make the
    base, place the wing nut flat, wings away from the canvas, then tip them down
    slightly.  Point the clothes pin to the canvas and slightly up for the roots.
    For the leaves, use the three pinecones.  All 3 are going to be tipped slightly
    toward the canvas and must be rotated to get the right shapes.
    
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    | THEME:  Outdoors         | PUZZLE:  Orchid             | DIFFICULTY:   4/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    Start with the top petal, which you can make with the salt shaker.  The lemon,
    point slightly away from the canvas, will make the right upper petal, and
    the two irons will make the bottom petals.  The left upper petal is made using
    the football, which must be large enough to fill in the rest of the flower
    head.  Use an enlarged spoon to make the stem, and the other spoon to make
    the stem of the smaller flower.  Finish off the smaller flower with the orange
    slice.  Leave no spaces blank to get the gold.
    
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    | THEME:  Outdoors         | PUZZLE:  Snowman            | DIFFICULTY:   2/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    Use the top hat for the top hat and the carrot for the nose.  The phone
    receiver, one end tilted up and facing away from the canvas, can make the top
    ball.  The football aimed at the canvas can make the middle ball, and the
    basketball is easily fitted to make the bottom ball.  Finish off the snowman
    with the corkscrew arms as the arms.
    
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    | THEME:  Outdoors         | PUZZLE:  Humming Bird       | DIFFICULTY:   5/10 |
    o==========================o=============================o====================o
    
    Possibly the trickiest part of this one is getting the grapes into the right
    position to form the flower head.  I did it with the stem pointing to the
    canvas and the pointy end slightly to the left.  The pineapple leaves will make
    up the bottom of the flower, fruit toward canvas, and the cane can be tilted
    to form the stem.  Use the flipper to form the bird's head and tail, the
    carrot for the beak, and the banana for the breast portion.  The wing can be
    made with the second bunch of grapes, pointy end out.
    
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    | THEME:  Free Play        |                             |                    |
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    [T12]
    Have fun!
    
    
    

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