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A Starry Sky is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box.

Puzzle

It's said that ancient peoples came up with constellations by staring up at the stars in the night sky. Here's a star-laden puzzle to celebrate their achievements.

US Version

Below is a six-by-six grid of sky and stars arranged into nine larger blocks. Move these larger blocks so that each row and column contains three stars. Blocks with no surrounding outlines can't be moved.

UK Version

Below is a 6 x 6 grid of sky and stars arranged into nine larger blocks. Arrange these nine blocks so that each row and column contains three stars. Blocks without surrounding outlines can't be moved.

Hints




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You need to find a foothold to get started, and the stars that are locked in place should do nicely. Remember, if two stars are locked into a row, you can only place one more there.

US Version

The topmost row of blocks contains two blocks locked into place. Within this row of blocks are two rows of stars. The top row has two stars locked in place, and the bottom row has one. Therefore, the one block you can place in this row must have one star in its top row and two in its bottom row.

UK Version

The topmost row of blocks has two blocks that are locked into place. Within this row of blocks are two rows of stars. The top row has two stars locked in place and the bottom row has one. Therefore, the one block you can place in this row must have one star in its top row and two in its bottom row.

US Version

Let's take a look at the leftmost column of blocks, which also has two blocks locked in place.
The left column of stars contained here has only one star locked in place, as does the right column. So the block you can move in this row must have two stars in both its left and right rows.

UK Version

Let's take a look at the leftmost column of blocks, which also has two blocks locked in place.
The left column of stars contained here has only one star locked in place, as does the right column. So, the block that goes here must have two stars in both its left and right rows.


Solution

Incorrect

Too bad!

There's at least one row or column in your solution that doesn't have three stars.

Correct

Brilliant!

The constellation is a bit...abstract, but oh well.

DB097S

A big thanks to http://professorlayton2walkthrough.blogspot.com

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