CV061 - Pin Board Shapes

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Puzzle Number 061
Puzzle Name Pin Board Shapes
Picarats Given 40 Picarats
Type Pin Board
Location Manor Parlor
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This is the sixty-first puzzle that appears in Professor Layton and the Curious Village. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Gordon. In order to solve this puzzle, you must construct a cross shape on the board containing 17 pins on the inside and 16 on the outside.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    The original cross in this problem is composed of 24 pins.

    The board contains a total of 49 pins. Subtract the 16 pins on the outside and the 17 on the inside and you get 16, the number of pins that will make up your cross.

Hint Two
    There are only a few ways you can place a 16-pin cross on the board.

    When you think you're onto something but don't have quite enough space to draw your cross, you should try something a little bit different.

    Like maybe changing the orientation of your cross...

Hint Three
    The cross has to be oriented diagonally on the board.

    Now you just need to decide how big to make your cross. Make sure you draw it to include the right number of pins!

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Give it another shot!

Feel free to make the cross whatever size you like. The same goes for the direction it faces...

[edit] When Completed

That's right!

This puzzle is a cinch once you figure out that the cross needs to be placed diagonally on the board.

Sometimes the only thing you really need to solve a puzzle is a little creative thinking.

[edit] Solution


Draw the cross as shown.

[edit] Progress

2075 Picarats and 117 Hint Coins.

Last edited by Squiggle on 29 December 2015 at 19:52
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