MM057 - Stitching Squares

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Stitching Squares
Puzzle Number 057
Puzzle Name Stitching Squares
Picarats Given 45 Picarats
Type Select
Location Living Room
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This is the fifty-seventh puzzle you'll encounter in Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Lucille. In order to solve this puzzle, you must stitch red six squares into the cushion, ensuring no two red squares end up in the same row, column, or diagonal.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    The Memo Function is the easiest way to solve this puzzle.

    Start with the two red squares that have already been stitched, and mark off the squares in the same rows, columns, and diagonals so that you know not to place any more red squares there.

Hint Two
    If you mark the unusable spaces as shown in the previous hint, you should find that there's only one place for you to put the second red square in the right-hand yellow area.

    Now place that square, and mark off the spaces that it makes unusable.

Hint Three
    Continuing from Hint 2, there are now only three usable spaces in the top yellow area.

    Since two of them are in the same column, it's impossible to use them both. So you know for sure that you need to use the remaining third space.

Super Hint
    If you mark off the spaces in the same row, column, and diagonal as the red square you placed in Hint 3, you'll see where to place the second red square in the top yellow area.

    In turn, this will tell you where to place the other red square in the left-hand yellow area. The rest should be easy.

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad.

You must have placed two red squares in the same row, column or diagonal.

[edit] When Completed


Now you've got a balanced embroidery pattern. From a certain point of view...

[edit] Solution


Stitch the red squares as shown.

[edit] Progress

1875 Picarats and 145 Hint Coins.

Last edited by Squiggle on 23 August 2015 at 04:58
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