CV066 - Birthday Girl (US)

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For the puzzle appearing in the UK version, see CV066 - Five Borrowers (UK)
Birthday Girl
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Puzzle Number 066
Puzzle Name Birthday Girl
Picarats Given 60 Picarats
Type Write Answer
Location Clock Tower
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CV067 - How Many Sweets? (UK)

This is the sixty-sixth puzzle that appears in the US version of Professor Layton and the Curious Village. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Lucy. In order to solve this puzzle, you must determine the woman's birthday using her statement.

Contents

[edit] Hints

Hint One
    The first thing you should do is determine what day this exchange is taking place.

    The woman says she's turning 22 in two days, so right now she must be 21.

    Hopefully these two points will give you something to go on.

Hint Two
    The woman will turn 22 in two days, and her birthday, like all birthdays, lasts but one day.

    She also mentions her age last year. A year, on the other hand, is a much larger period of time to deal with.

    In order for her statement to be true, her birthday needs to fall on a particular day. Think about how the above two facts help to narrow the possibilities.

Hint Three
    This conversation took place at the very end of the year.

    If her birthday is in two days, it will have to be after New Year's Eve.

    That's right, it will be a new year by the day after tomorrow.


[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad.

Her explanation might seem convoluted, but it's absolutely possible.

[edit] When Completed

That's right!

Her birthday is January 2nd, and your conversation with her must have taken place on December 31st.

As you can see on the chart above, the woman was 19 on New Year's Day last year, and she turned 20 the next day. This year, she turned 21, and in two days, after the new year starts, she'll turn 22.

[edit] Solution

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Her birthday is on January 2nd (1/2).

[edit] Progress

2315 Picarats and 119 Hint Coins.



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