CV088 - In a Hole (US)

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For the puzzle appearing in the UK version, see CV088 - Leaky Tanks (UK)
In a Hole
Puzzle Number 088
Puzzle Name In a Hole
Picarats Given 30 Picarats
Type Write Answer
Location Shack Path
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This is the eighty-eighth puzzle that appears in the US version of Professor Layton and the Curious Village. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Sylvain. In order to solve this puzzle, you must determine what can be used to get the ball out of the hole.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    "You can't reach the bottom of the hole, so how about trying to find some tool that can," you say?

    No, no, that's not the way. Is there some way you can get the ball to come to the mouth of the hole?

Hint Two
    Think about the particular characteristics of a tennis ball. It bounces, it's light... Well, it has many interesting properties, but what happens when you throw a tennis ball into a lake?

Hint Three
    If a great rainstorm were to come along right now, you could probably retrieve your ball without doing anything at all.

    Think about why that is.

    And just what is "rain," anyway?

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad!

If you can't reach in and grab the ball, you're going to have to get the ball to come to you.

[edit] When Completed

That's correct!

Theoretically, you could use any liquid in which tennis balls can float, but water is the liquid you would most likely have handy.

Since the ground is hard clay, there's little chance of the water getting absorbed into the surrounding earth. The ball should come up with little difficulty.

[edit] Solution


Water must be used to retrieve the ball.

[edit] Progress

3455 Picarats and 177 Hint Coins.

Last edited by Squiggle on 1 January 2016 at 05:17
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