LS071 - Fountain Fightin'

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Fountain Fightin'
Puzzle Number 071
Puzzle Name (US)Fountain Fightin'
(UK)Fountain Fight
Picarats Given 55 Picarats
Type Strategy
Location Great Ely Street
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This is the seventy-first puzzle in Professor Layton and the Last Specter. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Charlie. In order to solve this puzzle, you must take turns opening valves to ensure B opens the last one.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    The key to winning this game is in going second. Try to work out how you can use it to your advantage.

Hint Two
    To be sure of winning, there is only one choice for B's first move. Think about which valves can help B win.

Hint Three
    If the top valve is valve 1, then counting clockwise, open valve 8.

    After opening valve 8, take a look at the position of the valves. Do you notice anything? You should be able to spot a way to make sure B wins.

Super Hint
    If you open valve 8 as in Hint 3, there should be five valves left on either side of the fountain.

    When A makes his next move, B should match it on the opposite side. Give it a try!

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

You cannot fail this puzzle.

[edit] When Completed


As A begins by opening two valves, there are 11 left at the start of B's first turn.

In order to ensure a win, B must use this turn to open just one valve so that the remaining valves are divided into two groups of five.

[edit] Solution

  • Open the bottom valve, leaving five open valves at either side.
  • Mirror A's movements until the last valve is opened.

[edit] Progress

2740 Picarats and 264 Hint Coins.

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