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Professor Layton and the Curious Village Pack Shot

Professor Layton and the Curious Village


UK Exclusive Puzzle Solutions

by purplecatlover


The English version of Professor Layton and the Curious Village has a 15
puzzles that are different to those in the American version. Also 9 of the
puzzles have different names, but are essentially the same puzzle.
Measurements and currency are in English units in the English version.

Section one is a list of all 120 puzzles in the main game. The different
puzzles with their hints are listed in section two, and answers in section 3.

Puzzles are located in the same places as they are in the USA version.

Below is a complete puzzle list for the English version. Puzzles with ** are
different, with * are named differently but are the same.

*1 Where's the Village
2. The Crank and Slot
3. Strange Hats
4. Where's my House?
**5 Clock Hands
6. Light Weight
7. Wolves and Chicks
8.Farm Work
9. One Poor Pooch
**10.Four Digits
11.Arc and Line
12 Make a Rectangle
13 Sinking Ship
14 Which Chair
15 How Many are Left?
16 Triangles and Ink
17 Five Card Shuffle
18 Of Dust and Dustpan
*19 Car Park Gridlock
*20 Unfriendly Commute
21 Pill Prescription
22 Pig Pen Partitions
23 Juice Pitchers
24 Milk Pitchers
25 Equilateral Triangle
26 Bottle Full of Germs
27 Bickering Brothers
28 Find The Dot
29 Five Suspects
30 One Line Puzzle 1
31 Racetrack Riddle
*32 Sweet Jars
33 Light Which One?
34 How Many Sheets
35 Strange Dots
36 Too Many Mice
37 Brother and Sister
38 Island Hopping
39 1 Line Puzzle 2
*40 Fathers Age
41 Spare Change
42 The Camera and the Case
43 Three Umbrellas
44 Stamp Stumper
**45 Lunar Weight
**46 Star in the Night Sky
47 On the Run
48 Cats and Mice
49 1000 Times
50 Number Maze
51 The Town Barbers
52 Find a Star
53 Fish Thief
54 Monster
55 The Odd Sandwich
56 The Lazy Guard
57 Cut Which One
58 Get the Ball Out 1
59 The Longest Path
60 Weighing Cats
61 Pin Board Shapes
**62 A Tricky Inheritance
*63 Mothers Age
64 Odd Equations
*65 Letters and Numbers
66 Five Borrowers
**67 How Many Sweets
68 Find The Pentagons
69 Chocolate Puzzle
70 The Shattered Vase
71 Sausage Thief
**72 Truth and Lies
73 How Many Squares
74 A Broken Window
75 The Wire Cube
**76 Flower Garden
77 Which Job
78 Water Pitchers
79 Apples to Oranges
80 Too Many Queens 1
81 Too Many Queens 2
82 Too Many Queens 3
83 Too Many Queens 4
84 Which Boxes to Move
**85 Train Speed
86 Squares and Circles
87 Ferris Wheel Riddle
**88 Leaky Tank
89 Which Way?
90 Get the Ball Out 2
91 Pattern Matching
92 Wash up
93 Over the River
94 Get The Ball Out 4
**95 A Magic Square
**96 On The Stairs
*97 Maidens Escape
98 Card Order
99 33333!
100 Seven Squares
101 Splitting it up
102 Aces and Joker
103 Wood Cut-outs
104 A Sweet Treat
105 Rolling a Three
106 How Many Glasses
*107 Worm in the Apple
108 Not Knots
109 Laziest Man on Earth
110 The Vanishing Cube
**111 Making a Square
112 My Beloved
**113 Pet Menagerie
114 Tetrahedron Trial
115 Odd Box Out
116 The Largest Total
117 Painting A Cube
118 Red and Black Cards
119 Red and Blue 1
120 Get the Ball Out 3

Laytons Challenges
121 Diamond in teh Flag
122 The Next Die
123 Tons of Triangles
**124 The Rope Ladder
125 Rolling the Die
126 Red and Blue 2
127 Perimeter Perplexer
128 Number Lock
129 Four Balls
130 Too Many Queens 5
131 Heavier or Lighter?
*132 Princess's Escape
133 Finish The equation
134 Land Disputes
*135 Queens Escape

5 Clock Hands
An ordinary analogue clock has two hands, with he longer hand moving faster
around the face of the clock.Assuming that this clock keeps perfect time, how
many times will the long and short hands pass over each other between 12 noon
and 12 midnight?


1.The hands pass over each other once and hour. so in 12 hours they will pass
12 times.....or will they?
2.The hands start off on top of each other at 12 noon, so that doesn't count
as a pass.
3.One pass every hour. but the hands don't pass over each other on the hour.
they will pass at around 5 minutes past 1 or 33 minutes past 6. So what time
will it be the last time they pass?

10.Four Digits

A, B,C and D are single digit numbers. The following equations can all be made
with these numbers.
A + C = D
A x B = C
C -B =  B
A x 4 = D

Find the values of each digit and input your answer as a 4 digit number ABCD.


1. Two of the equations have D as their answer. Your starting point should be
to compare these two equations.
2. A + C and A x 4 both equal D.
Since A x 4 is the same as A + A +A + A, C must equal A x 3.
3. C - B = B. This means that C = 2 x B.
You also know form the second hint that C = 3 x A.
Only one single-digit is divisible by both 2 and 3. Find it and you've found
the key to solving the puzzle.

45 Lunar Weight

The force of gravity on the moon is about one sixth of that of earth. this
means that on the moon, an object weighs about one-sixth what it does on earth.
If you bring a 600gram weight on the scale, which of the following weights will
the scale indicate?
	B:lighter than 100grams
	C: exactly 100grams
	D: heavier than 100 grams


1. To use a scale, you place the object to be weighed on top of the tray.
   Do you see?
2. If the gravity is one-sixth, then a 600g object should weigh 100g.
   But the question is, what weight is indicated on the scale?
   Think about what parts a scale is made up of.
3. When there's nothing on the tray, a scale will show 0g. But the tray itself
also has a certain weight, you know.
That weight will also be one-sixth on the moon.

46 Star in the Night Sky

Look a giant star in the night sky!
How many triangles can you find in the picture?
Be sure to count overlapping triangles separately.


1. I'm sure you've already counted the little chimney and roof of the house.
Haven't you?
2. There are some triangles hidden inside the giant star.
3. Five of the triangles inside the giant star are easy to find. But here are

50 Number Maze

Try this number maze for size.
Start from the center square and continue until you reach one of the goal
squares a-d.
Here are the rules:
1. You can move the number of squares written on the square you are currently
2. You can move horizontally or vertically but only in one direction per move
3. You must land exactly on a goal square to finish
Which goal square can you reach?


1.If you try out all the possible routes from the starting point, you'll
eventually find the answer. But if you look at the problem a little differently,
 it won't take so long!
2.The rules are actually helpful hints.
  You have to land exactly on a goal square....
3.Find the squares that you can move form to land exactly on a goal square.

62 A Tricky Inheritance

A man made a rather odd stipulation in his will regarding which of his 3 sons
would inherit his estate.

To the one who can work out the area of this triangular section of my estate,
I bestow the entire inheritance

Now the man passed away and his sons are at a loss! Finding the area of his
perfectly square estate is easy, but no one can find the area of the triangle.
Can you find the answer?

1.Lets review the method for finding the area of a right-angled triangle. You
 simply multiply the lengths of the two sides that make the right angle, and
divide by 2. You can use this to solve the puzzle.

2.The only lengths you know for the square shaped estate are 10m and 20m, so it
 should be easy to work things out. From the corner to the 10m point is half
the length of a side of the square. by drawing extra lines from these points,
you can easily find the answer

3.Its difficult to work out the area of the triangle directly, but its easier
to find the areas of the 3 smaller triangles surrounding it. If you find those
areas and subtract them form the are of the square, you'll have the area of
the large triangle. Although there is an even better way.

66 Five Borrowers

Each of these 5 people has borrowed money from one of the others, and each has
 lent money to one of the others. You know that none of them has lent money to
 more than one person, and none of them has borrowed money from someone that
they have lent money to. You also know these facts
1.B borrowed money from A.
2.E did not lend money to A.
3.C lent money to D.

Who did A borrow money from?


1.Borrowing and lending can get quite complicated. To make things easier, you
 should think of each transaction only in terms of one person lending money to
another. Doing this means you need to find five transactions.
  You already know two...
2.You know who A and C lent money to, but not who B, D and E did.
  However, since B borrowed money form A, and D borrowed money form C, you know
 that B, D and E must have lent money to one of A, C and E.
3.From hint 2, you know that E lent money to either A, C or E. Of course, you
can't lend money to yourself, so that leaves A or C, and you can eliminate A
based on the information in the puzzle. So E lent money to C.
  that leaves 2 more transactions to find.......

67 How Many Sweets

Three boys are talking about how many sweets they each have.
A: B has the most.
B: if C gave me one sweet, I'd have twice as many as A does.
C: it'd be better if B gave me two sweets. Then we'd all have the same amount!

How many sweets are there in total.


1.If B gave C 2 sweets, everyone would have the same number.
  This must mean that the difference between A and B is two sweets, and the
difference between B and C is twice that, making four.
2.You know form hint 1 that the difference between A and B is two sweets. You
 also know that if B got one sweet from C, he would have twice as many sweets
as A.
  put these two facts together and you should be able to work out how many
sweets A has.
3.You can work out form hint 2 that  A has three sweets.
  That makes it easy to work out how many B has, since you know he has two more

72 Truth and Lies

Here's a famous puzzle. One of these 3 is telling the truth, and the other two
are lying. Based on their statements, can you determine who is telling the
A: I never lie.
B: A is lying. I'm the one telling the truth.
C: B is lying. I'm the honest one!


1.This is a logic puzzle.  You know there is only one person telling the truth.
First, pick someone and assume they are telling the truth. With that assumption
does their statement lead to there being more than one person telling the
If it does, then you know they must be lying.
2.If you call a liar a liar, you are telling the truth. B and C are both
calling someone a liar. What does that mean?
3.If A is telling the truth, then B must be a liar. If B is a liar, then C is
also telling the truth. That makes two people telling the truth....

76 Flower Garden

You decide to rent some space in a flower garden. Informing the owner of the
garden that you need enough space for 12 plants, he tells you that there are
four suitable allotments available, A-D.

The rent for each allotment is calculated by area, but on top of the rent for
the 12 plant-sized spaces, there is also a separate charge for the fence around
the whole allotment. With this in mind, can you tell which allotment has the
most expensive rent?


1.You can find the answer by adding up the length of fence around all the
allotments, but there is another way...
2.At first glance, doesn't A look like it has the shortest length of fence?
Yes it does!
3.Each individual square has four sides, so an allotment  of 12 squares will
have 48 sides in total, with some shared between squares.
The number of sides being shared by neighbouring squares will differ greatly
depending on the shape of the allotment.

85 Train Speed

A train with a length of 100m takes 30 seconds to travel over a 400m bridge.
Assuming that the trains speed is constant, how many kilometres per hour is it
travelling at?


1.You're probably thinking that this is a really bothersome calculation
problem. Actually there's a really easy way to work it out. Just make sure you
get all the numbers right before you start.
2.A 100m train travelling over a 400m bridge in 30 seconds. So you have to
divide 400 by 30 right? Well, the train starts travelling over the bridge the
moment the front of the train is on the bridge, and it finishes once the end of
the train has moved off the bridge. How far has the train travelled in this
3.Can you see that the train must travel 500m in order to travel completely
over the bridge? If so, the rest is easy. 500M is 0.5km. 30 seconds is 0.5

88 Leaky Tank

A 2.5m deep water tank has water poured into it for 8 hours, starting at 9am.
The water level rises by 60cm in this time. However, it seems that water is
leaking out again at night, because by next morning the water level has dropped
by 20cm.
If the water level continues to rise by 40cm a day in this way, on what day
will the tank first overflow?


1.The total rise in water level each day is 40cm, just as the puzzle says. But
if you think about it, isn't there an important point missing? Yes you're on
the right track now.
2.In 8 hours starting at 9am  in other words until 5pm  water enters the tank
and the water level rises by 60cm. For the next 16 hours water leaks out of the
tank, bringing the water level down by 20cm.
3.At 5pm on day 1, the water level is 60cm.
  At 9am on day 2, it's 40cm.
  At 5pm on day 2, 1m.
  At 9am on day 3, 80cm.
  At 5pm on day 3, 1.4m.
  At 9am on day 4, 1.2m.
Notice anything?

96 On The Stairs

Jim, Mike Steve and Tom are standing on the stairs. You know the following
about them:
1.Jim and Tom are not next to each other.
2.Steve and Mike are one step apart.
3.Tom is on a higher step than Steve.

So which of A, B, C and D is Jim?


1.This puzzle is about conditions. Ask yourself: what if Jim were at A? What
if he were at B? Start with a possible answer and see if it fits the condition
of the question.
2.Steve and Mike are next to each other. In other words, the are one of the
groups AB, BC or CD.
3.Combine the information in the second hint with the fact that Tom is above
Steve. You can then add the information that Jim is not next to tom, so....

111 Making a Square

3 of the 4 parts A-D shown van be combined to form a square. Circle the one
that isn't used.
You are allowed to rotate the parts freely when combining them.


1.Each side of the square formed will be four smaller squares long.
2.With four on each side the large square will be made up of 16 smaller
squares. B contains six squares,
and the others contain five.  So the unused part must be A, C or D.
3.You'll definitely need to use A. So, the answer must be C or D.

113 Pet Menagerie

This young man is boasting about the many and varied pets he keeps.

I have 10 pets. not just canaries and dogs, but tortoises and even snakes! I
can't tell you how many of each animal I have, but there are 6 wings, 3 shells
and 26 legs between all of them!

Can you work out how many snakes he has?


1.Birds have 2 wings and 2 legs. Since only the canaries have wings you know
there  must  be 3 canaries to make a total of 6 wings. That means canaries
account for 6 of the legs too.
2.Tortoises have 4 legs. With a  total of 3 shells, there can only be 3
tortoises ,which makes a total of 12 legs. Added to the 6 canaries that's 18
legs accounted for.
3.The boy states he has 10 pets with a total of 26 legs. Canaries and tortoises
together make up 6 pets with 18 legs so there are 4 pets and 8 legs left. Dogs
as you know have 4 legs.....

124 The Rope Ladder

A rope ladder hangs from the side of a boat floating up to the ninth rung.
The ocean is calm, with almost no waves.

If the water rises by 40cm every hour, and the rungs of the ladder are 30cm
apart, which rung will the water level be at in three hours?


1. Before you get started on any calculations, read the explanation very
2.The end of the rope ladder is under the surface of the ocean. Try to
picture this. you'll see how easy this puzzle really is.
3.The boat is floating in the ocean! It's not going to sink when the water
level rises, is it?


5 Clock Hands
Answer: 10 times.

10.Four Digits
Answer: 2368

45 Lunar Weight
Answer: B

46 Star in the Night Sky
Answer: 12

50 Number Maze
Answer: B

62 A Tricky Inheritance
Answer: 150

66 Five Borrowers
Answer: D

67 How Many Sweets
Answer: 9

72 Truth and Lies
Answer: B

76 Flower Garden
Answer :D

85 Train Speed
Answer = 60

88 Leaky Tank
Answer: day 6

96 On The Stairs
Answer: D

111 Making a Square
Answer: D

113 Pet Menagerie
Answer: 2 snakes

124 The Rope Ladder
Answer: 9

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