DB065 - The Ancient Map

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The Ancient Map
Puzzle Number 065
Puzzle Name The Ancient Map
Picarats Given 25 Picarats
Type Circle Answer
Location Antique Shop
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This is the sixty-fifth puzzle you will encounter in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Dawson. In order to solve this puzzle, you must determine where the treasure is hidden by figuring out which spot must be marked with a 1.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    The number 4 is already in place, so your task is to decide where the numbers 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6 go.

    Remember, your goal is to make every set of numbers in a straight line add up to the same total. Pay special attention to the two lines that use the number 4, as they are crucial to solving the puzzle.

Hint Two
    Focus your attention on the spot at the far right of the page and how it forms a line with the number 4.

    Were you to insert a smaller number, like 1 or 2, your total for the whole line couldn't be any larger than 6. With a total like that, there'd be no place for you to put the number 6, making the puzzle unsolvable. So what should go in that far-right blank?

Hint Three
    When arranged properly, each line of numbers can add up to either 9 or 10. The puzzle asked you to use the largest sum possible, so you know you should be shooting to make each line add up to 10.

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad!

Are you certain each line of numbers adds up to the same total?

Oh, and what about the sum of each line? Is it the largest number possible given the conditions?

[edit] When Completed

You did it!

The treasure is buried in roughly the center of the map.

The sum you needed to work with was 10. You could organize the numbers so that each line added up to a total of nine, but that wouldn't get you the highest possible sum.

[edit] Solution


The treasure is buried in the center of the map.

[edit] Progress

2590 Picarats and 160 Hint Coins.

Last edited by Squiggle on 8 December 2015 at 05:27
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