MM079 - The Shopkeepers

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The Shopkeepers
Puzzle Number 079
Puzzle Name The Shopkeepers
Picarats Given 45 Picarats
Type Draw Line
Location City Monument
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This is the seventy-ninth puzzle you'll encounter in Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Murphy. In order to solve this puzzle, you must figure out which business belongs to each person.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    If you read carefully, you'll work out which jobs A through E don't do.

    For example, according to A, neither A nor C run the baker's or cake shop. Try narrowing it down for each person in the same way.

Hint Two
    C comes up quite a lot, doesn't she? Let's start with C, then.

    Summing up what A, B, C, and E said, we can work out that C doesn't work at the baker's, cake shop, café, or grocer's.

    That just leaves the bookshop, and so the answer for C is clear.

Hint Three
    Let's narrow down D's job next. According to C and D, D isn't the baker, café owner, or grocer. We know that C runs the bookshop already, so that means that D must run the cake shop.

    And what about E? According to D, he doesn't run the café, nor is he the grocer. What does that leave?

Super Hint
    E isn't the café owner or the grocer, and he doesn't run the bookshop or cake shop either. That means he has to be the baker, which just leave A and B. How can you tell which one runs the café and which one is the grocer?

    Oh, didn't B say that she hasn't been to the café in ages? She can't be the one running the café, then! The solution should be clear now.

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad.

Try taking notes for each person.

[edit] When Completed


A runs the café, B the grocer's, C the bookshop, D the cake shop, and E the baker's. By paying close attention, you can rule out which jobs they don't do.

[edit] Solution


Draw the lines as shown.

[edit] Progress

2690 Picarats and 164 Hint Coins.

Last edited by Squiggle on 25 August 2015 at 05:52
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