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Checkerboard Caps (Cap Swap in the UK version) is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Last Specter.

Puzzle

Here are 16 people standing in four rows of four.

US Version

By moving only two caps, find a way to create a checkerboard pattern of people with and without visible brown hair.

Of course, to meet this requirement, each row and column must contain an equal number of people with brown hair and without brown hair.

UK Version

By moving only two caps, find a way to create a chequerboard pattern of people with and without visible brown hair.

Of course, to meet this requirement, each row and column must contain an equal number of people with brown hair and without brown hair.

Hints




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US Version

It goes without saying that you need to split up any lines of people wearing caps and people without caps.

UK Version

It goes without saying that you need to split up any lines of people wearing caps or people not wearing caps.

If you're low on caps, you'll need to find another solution.

Perhaps there's something you haven't noticed yet?

Swap a few hats that you haven't tried yet. If you think the puzzle is impossible, maybe the answer has yet to be uncovered.

Did you take off everyone's cap?

US Version

You should find one person with white hair. This is decidedly not brown. Can you use this person for the checkerboard pattern you need?

UK Version

You should find one person with white hair. This is decidedly not brown. Can you use this person to create the chequerboard pattern you need?


Solution

Incorrect

US Version

Too bad!

Don't give up. Keep trying different swaps and see what you get.

UK Version

Bad luck!

Don't give up. Keep trying different swaps and see what you get.

Correct

Correct!

US Version

Someone with white hair was hidden among the rest. It was possible to evenly line up those with brown hair and those without after all!

UK Version

Someone with white hair was hidden among the rest. It was possible to evenly line up those with brown hair and those without after all.

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