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Not to be confused with Puzzle:The Secret Message
A Secret Message is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Last Specter. The puzzle must be solved in order to progress the story.

Puzzle

US Version

"Hershel, my dear old friend, I must
earnestly seek your help again. Our
little town is in the most extraordinary
predicament. At night, a mysterious giant
shrouded in fog has been laying waste to
our homes. I am convinced you can help
stop this madness. Please come soon!
Regards, Clark"

UK Version

Hershel, my dear old friend, I must
earnestly seek your help again. Our
little town is in the most extraordinary
predicament. At night, a mysterious giant
shrouded in fog has been laying waste to
our homes. I am convinced you can help
stop this madness. Please come soon!

Regards, Clark

Hints




Click a Tab to reveal the Hint.

US Version

Reading left to right and top to bottom is the normal way to go...

But you might have to approach this letter from a different direction.

UK Version

Normally you would start from the top and work your way down, reading from left to right.

But you might have to approach this letter from a different direction.

The secret message is made up of seven characters that are somehow hidden in the letter.

The trick is to find where those seven characters are hiding.

US Version

There is more than one way to read this letter.

If you don't find any hidden messages reading it backward or forward, try reading from top to bottom.

UK Version

There's more than one way to read this letter.

If you don't find the answer reading it from left to right, try reading it from top to bottom.

US Version

The secret message should be clear if you take the first character on each line and put them together.

UK Version

The secret message should be clear if you take the first character of each line and put them together.


Solution

Incorrect

US Version

Too bad!

Pay attention to the wording, and try reading it again.

UK Version

Too bad.

Pay attention to the wording and try reading it again.

Correct

Correct!

US Version

The secret message in the letter was "Help SOS."

What is going on here?

UK Version

The secret message in the letter was "Help SOS".

What's going on here?

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