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A Broken Window is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Curious Village.

Puzzle

US Version

Four kids were playing, and one of them threw a ball right through your window. Here's what they had to say for themselves.

A: "Not me! I didn't break a thing!"
B: "OK, I'll tell the truth. It was me. I broke it."
C: "Don't be mad at A! He didn't do anything!"
D: "B didn't break the glass, I swear."

You know for a fact that the scamp who broke your window is lying. However, an unknown number of the other children may be lying as well. Can you figure out which one of these darned kids broke your window?

UK Version

Four children were playing, and one of them threw a ball right through your window. Here's what they had to say for themselves.

A: "Not me! I didn't break a thing!"
B: "OK, I'll tell the truth. It was me. I broke the window."
C: "It's not A's fault! He didn't do anything!"
D: "B didn't break the window."

You know for a fact that the child who broke your window is lying. However, one or more of the children are lying as well. Can you work out who broke your window?

Hints




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This one's sort of a pain, isn't it?

The kid who broke the window is certainly lying, but you can't forget that a number of the other children might be lying as well.

Keep that in mind as you solve this puzzle.

We've already established that the child who actually broke the window lied. Therefore, the child who broke the window must have denied breaking the window when confronted. In other words, B couldn't have broken the window, and D must be telling the truth about B. By the way, D didn't do it either.

If what A said is true, then C must also be telling the truth. That would mean we had four honest children on our hands, which we know to be false.

Either A or C had to have broken the window.


Solution

Incorrect

Nope!

Remember, the child who broke the window may not be the only one lying!

Correct

Good job!

B and C were also lying about what happened even though they themselves didn't break the glass. Make sure you give those two a good scolding as well!

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