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Captain's Call (Captains' Chat in the UK version) is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Last Specter.

Puzzle

Two luxury cruise ships pass each other in the middle of a very calm sea. The two ships are completely identical, and the two ships' captains happen to be good friends.

US Version

"Ahoy there, Captain Brown! I didn't think I'd see you here!" "I didn't expect to see you either! But it looks like you've been steaming along at a fair rate of knots, Captain White!"

Which ship is Captain Brown's?

UK Version

"Ahoy there, Captain Brown! I didn't think I'd see you here!" "I didn't expect to see you either! But unlike myself, it looks like you've been steaming along at a fair rate of knots, Captain White!"

Which ship is Captain Brown's?

Hints




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US Version

Captain Brown said, "It looks like you've been steaming along at a fair rate of knots..."

So the faster ship is Captain White's.

UK Version

Captain Brown is the one who said "unlike myself, it looks like you've been steaming along at a fair rate of knots", so the faster ship is Captain White's ship.

US Version

If Captain White's ship is the one that's moving quicker, then Captain Brown's ship must be moving slower.

Is there anything in the picture that would tell you anything about the speed of the two ships?

UK Version

If Captain White's ship is the one that's moving quickly (unlike Captain Brown's ship), then Captain Brown's ship must be moving slowly.

US Version

Captain Brown is on the slower-moving ship. Where would you look to see how fast the ship is moving?

Try looking at the picture again from a distance.

UK Version

Captain Brown is on the ship moving slowly. Where would you look to tell how fast the ship is moving?
Try looking at the picture again from a distance.

US Version

Can you see any differences between the ships?

That's right--the wakes forming at the bow of each ship have different angles.

How would the angle of the slower ship's wake differ from that of the faster ship's?

UK Version

Can you see any differences between the two ships?

That's right, if you look at the prow of each ship, you can see that the wash forms at a different angle.

How would the angle of the slower ship's wash differ from the faster ship's?


Solution

Incorrect

US Version

Too bad!

Look carefully at the picture. There should be a clue in there somewhere.

UK Version

Too bad.

Look carefully at the picture. There should be a clue in there somewhere.

Correct

Correct!

US Version

Captain Brown's ship is ship A.
You can tell this at a glance just by looking at the wash, or waves, around the front of each ship.

UK Version

Captain Brown's ship is ship A.

You can tell this at a glance just by looking at the wash, or waves, around the front of each ship.

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