MM043 - Evenly Matched

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Evenly Matched
Puzzle Number 043
Puzzle Name (US)Evenly Matched
(UK)Pawn Portions
Picarats Given 35 Picarats
Type Draw Line
Location City Hall Steps
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This is the forty-third puzzle you'll encounter in Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask. To access this puzzle, you must talk to the policeman. In order to solve this puzzle, you must evenly divide the pawns to make sure one black and one white pawn are enclosed in areas of the same shape.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    Look at the four white pawns in the center of the board. One of these will have to go into each of the four separate pieces, so you can draw a cross to cut between them.

    Extend that cross so that the whole board is divided into quarters. You'll see that the top-left section doesn't have a black pawn in it. What can you do to fix that?

Hint Two
    Continuing from Hint 1, let's try to make the top-left section include a black pawn.

    Draw lines so that the top-left quarter includes the squares A4, A5, and B5.

    Now that section has a black pawn, but the shapes are off...

Hint Three
    Now try to change the shape of the other sections to match that of the section you adjusted in Hint 2. Draw lines so that the bottom-left quarter includes the squares D6, E6, and E5.

    The shapes still aren't identical, but they're getting closer...

Super Hint
    Draw lines so that the bottom-right section includes the squares F3, F2, and E2.

    Next, draw so that the top-right section includes the squares C1, B1, and B2.

    How does that look?

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Try again.

Start from somewhere you know will have to be cut.

[edit] When Completed


That was nicely cut!

[edit] Solution


Divide the board as shown.

[edit] Progress

1360 Picarats and 133 Hint Coins.

Last edited by Squiggle on 21 August 2015 at 21:02
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