DB099 - Jars and Cans 2

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Jars and Cans 2
Puzzle Number 099
Puzzle Name Jars and Cans 2
Picarats Given 30 Picarats
Type Move
Location Grocery Store
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This is the ninety-ninth puzzle you will encounter in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box. To access this puzzle, you must examine the bottles in front of the counter. In order to solve this puzzle, you must move the jars and cans around two at a time to group items of the same type together.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    This is another puzzle where the order of your moves is key. You won't get any hints on this one, but as a general tip for this type of puzzle, you should take care not to return items to their original position while moving them around. Also, you should know that this puzzle, like the previous one of the same type, can be solved in as few as four moves. Pretty interesting, considering you have more cans and jars to deal with this time.

Hint Two
    In Japan, the type of puzzle you are playing now is known as a Mandarin duck puzzle. Mandarin ducks are famous for the affectionate way male and female pairs of ducks get along. Some theorize that the game is known by this name because of the way Mandarin duck couples tend to move about together.

Hint Three
    Here's another piece of fun trivia.

    As stated in Hint Two, these puzzles are referred to as Mandarin duck puzzles, because of the affectionate behavior Mandarin duck couples exhibit toward each other. But it turns out that these birds are said to change mates every year.

    Yes, this fact has no relation to puzzles, but it sure is fascinating.

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

You cannot fail this puzzle.

[edit] When Completed

Well done!

This puzzle can be solved in as few as four moves and is based off one widely known in Japan since the Edo era.

[edit] Step-by-Step Solution

  • Move the second and third items from the left to the empty slots.
  • Move the third and fourth items from the left to the empty slots.
  • Move the two cans on the right to the empty slots.
  • Move the two jars on the left to the empty slots.

[edit] Progress

3240 Picarats and 166 Hint Coins.

Last edited by Squiggle on 14 December 2015 at 04:09
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