MM021 - A Lick of Paint

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A Lick of Paint
Puzzle Number 021
Puzzle Name A Lick of Paint
Picarats Given 30 Picarats
Type Select Answer
Location Old Towne
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This is the twenty first puzzle you'll encounter in Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Doug. In order to solve this puzzle, you must repaint one of the houses to suit all the tenants' requirements.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    You can reduce the complexity of this puzzle by thinking about how the tenants' requirements limit the houses they can move into. For example, (2) doesn't want to be on the ends of the row, so the only choices are house B or house C.

    Now take a look at (2)'s other requirement, and see which of those two houses would be the correct one.

Hint Two
    Let's suppose (2) moves into house B. That would require house C to be repainted.

    If you paint C red, that leaves A as the only house that (4) could move into (neither red nor blue). (3) then has to move into either house C or house D, but neither satisfies the requirements. So house C can't be painted red.

Hint Three
    Continuing the line of thought from Hint 2, let's say (2) still moves into house B, but this time you paint house C yellow. That means that (1) and (3) can take house A or C, leaving house D for (4). However, house D doesn't satisfy (4)'s requirements.

    So out of the two houses, B and C, that (2) could move into, there is no way to repaint C and make everyone happy. Thus (2) has to take house C.

Super Hint
    From the previous hints, you know that (2) moves into house C. This leaves no house that (3) can move into, unless one of either B or D is painted yellow.

    Painting B yellow would let (3) move into house D, but then there would be no red house for (1) to live next door to.

    Only one possibility remains.

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad.

Take another look at the tenants' conditions and see whose house color and position you can work out for certain.

[edit] When Completed


Repainting the rightmost house in yellow satisfies all the tenants' conditions.

Never mind the cost of materials and labor--the landlord ought to charge all four of them for the time it took to work out which house to paint!

[edit] Solution

Repaint house D yellow.

[edit] Progress

610 Picarats and 93 Hint Coins.

Last edited by Squiggle on 19 August 2015 at 19:55
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