MM040 - Crossed Connections

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Crossed Connections
Puzzle Number 040
Puzzle Name Crossed Connections
Picarats Given 35 Picarats
Type Draw Line
Location City Hall Reception
Previous Puzzle MM039 - A Hat of Tiles
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This is the fortieth puzzle you'll encounter in Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask. To access this puzzle, you must interact with the lamp on the far left. In order to solve this puzzle, you must match the cables to each socket.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    You know that the "length of the cable inside the pipe is 6 m for each cable."

    Start with cable B and try to work out where it's going. From its starting point to the end of the exposed section of cable, it runs through 4 m of piping. It should be clear where the last 2 m of cable goes.

Hint Two
    Next, let's look at cable C. Unlike cable B, it could take various routes to get to the exposed part, but there's only one place where it can end up!

Hint Three
    After following the first two hints, there are two cables left to place. You only have 6 m of cable for each, and they all have to run along 4 m worth of horizontal pipe. That means the remaining 2 m of cable runs through vertical pipes.

    Once you know that each cable must travel 2 m vertically, the rest should be easy!

Super Hint
    Bearing in mind that the "length of cable inside the pipe is 6 m for each cable," you can work out that B is plugged into socket 4 and C is plugged into socket 1.

    The other two must plug into sockets 2 and 3. Since they travel 2 m vertically, cable A must end up in socket 3. All the cables apart from B can take various routes, but it won't change the socket that each ultimately connects to.

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad.

All you need to work out is which cable is plugged into which socket.

[edit] When Completed

Well done!

Cable A goes into socket 3, cable B into socket 4, cable C into socket 1, and cable D into socket 2. Whichever path the cables take within the pipes, the solution is the same.

[edit] Solution


Connect the cables as shown.

[edit] Progress

1245 Picarats and 130 Hint Coins.

Last edited by Squiggle on 21 August 2015 at 04:11
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