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A Cryptic Combo is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Unwound Future. The puzzle must be solved in order to progress the story.

Puzzle

US Version

To open the door, you'll need to press the numerical buttons according to cryptic instructions:

"Open with a two, but leave a four."

Pressing just the two button and leaving the four button untouched doesn't work. So how, exactly, are you supposed to open this door?

UK Version

To open the door, you'll need to press the numerical buttons according to these cryptic instructions:

"Open with two, but leave four."

Pressing just the "2" button and leaving the "4" button untouched doesn't work. So how, exactly, are you supposed to open this door?

Hints




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The door will open if you interpret the instructions correctly. There's nothing tricky going on here. You just need to approach the problem with a different mind-set.

Think more broadly about the phrase "open with a two." Don't get hung up on the numbers on each individual button.

"Open with a two" refers to pushing the buttons that together form the shape of a number two when lit.

Press one, two, three, six, nine, eight, seven... You should start to see the shape of a certain number emerge.

That's right! The trick is to press the buttons that together form a number-two shape when lit up. Pretty neat, huh?

Also, see how there are four buttons left untouched? That's what the other part of the instructions refers to.


Solution

Incorrect

Too bad!

Try thinking about it from a different angle.

Correct

Bingo!

US Version

The trick was to light up the buttons that together from a number two.

"Leave the four" simply meant to leave four specific buttons untouched.

UK Version

The trick was to light up buttons to form the shape of the number two.

"Leave four" simply meant that there were four buttons you needed to leave untouched.

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A big thanks to http://professorlayton3walkthrough.blogspot.com

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