CV111 - Mystery Item (US)

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For the puzzle appearing in the UK version, see CV111 - Making a Square (UK)
Mystery Item
Puzzle Number 111
Puzzle Name Mystery Item
Picarats Given 40 Picarats
Type Matchstick
Location Park Road
Previous Puzzle CV110 - The Vanishing Cube
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This is the one hundred and eleventh puzzle that appears in the US version of Professor Layton and the Curious Village. To access this puzzle, you must examine the sign above the barrel. In order to solve this puzzle, you must move one match to find the answer to the riddle.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    The item you are after is necessary for human life, is found in most homes, and disappears gradually over time.

    You have to answer with the matches provided, but don't worry about arranging them into a picture. It's the idea you're after.

Hint Two
    The last of the four shapes seems to be missing a match.

    Someone must have made off with it to light the stove and get dinner ready.

    Say, are you getting hungry at all?

Hint Three
    Have you ever heard the expression "three square meals a day"?

    Judging by the matches here, someone was trying to make a fourth but got full before finishing the task.

    By the way, have you noticed how much that final cluster of matches looks like an uppercase D?

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad!

You probably have this in your own home as well. A little bit of it disappears every day.

Of course, depending on the household, a lot can disappear in one day, too.

[edit] When Completed

That's right!

The answer is FOOD.

Make sure you visit the grocery store before you run out of snacks!

[edit] Solution


Move the matchstick as shown.

[edit] Progress

750 Picarats and 46 Hint Coins.

Last edited by Squiggle on 5 January 2016 at 19:13
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