LS053 - Tricky Tomes

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Tricky Tomes
Puzzle Number 053
Puzzle Name Tricky Tomes
Picarats Given 20 Picarats
Type Select
Location Lobby
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This is the fifty-third puzzle in Professor Layton and the Last Specter. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Dean Delmona. In order to solve this puzzle, you must determine which book is never taken from the bookshelf first.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    Think about the puzzle carefully. When it says there is one book that nobody takes from the shelf first, it actually means there is one book that nobody can take first.

Hint Two
    Think about the process of taking a book from a shelf. You can grab it and pull, hood the spine with a finger and pull, or push it in to try to get leverage on it.

    If there a book you cannot remove using these actions?

Hint Three
    Say you have a book placed between two other books. If the two books on either side are shorter, then you can grab the top of the middle book to pull it out. Books 3 and 5 are like this, so they can be taken out first.

Super Hint
    Similarly, the books that have a gap between the top of the book and the shelf above can be hooked out from the spine. All the books except 3 and 8 are like this, and so can be taken first.

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad!

Do you notice anything odd about the bookshelf?

[edit] When Completed


Encyclopedia number 8 is the only book that cannot be taken out first. There is no way to get it out without removing another book first.

[edit] Solution

Book 8 cannot be taken out first.

[edit] Progress

2080 Picarats and 225 Hint Coins.

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