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Find the File is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Last Specter. The puzzle must be solved in order to progress the story.

Puzzle

US Version

You need to collect one of the files from these shelves.

The file you want us two files over from a file with 3 in its number. It is also three files over from a file with a 6 in its number and four files over from a file with a 9 in its number.

Which file do you need?

UK Version

The police archives have a rather confusing filing system.

The file Emmy wants is two files away from a file with a 3 in its number. It is also three files away from a file with a 6 in its number and four files away from a file with a 9 in its number. All the mentioned files are on a single shelf.

Can you help find the file?

Hints




Click a Tab to reveal the Hint.

The only thing to do with a puzzle like this is to narrow down the possible options.Take notes on which files meet the conditions you are given.

US Version

It would be nice to narrow down the number of files that might meet your conditions. The most limiting factor is probably that the file must be "four files over from a file with 9 in its number."

Start with that, and then check it against the other conditions.

UK Version

It would be nice to narrow down the number of files that might meet your conditions. The most limiting factor is probably that the file must be "four files away from a file with a 9 in its number". Start with that one, and then cross-check it against the other conditions.

US Version

The next most limiting factor is that the file you want is "three files over from a file with a 6 in its number."

Applying this condition and the one discussed in Hint 2 should bring you down to three options.

UK Version

The next most limiting factor is that the file you want is "three files away from a file with a 6 in its number".

Applying this condition and the one discussed in Hint 2 should bring you down to three options.

US Version

Your last condition to apply is that your file is "two files over from a file with a 3 in its number."

Don't forget to check both the left and right of each file when applying the conditions.

UK Version

Your last condition to apply is that your file is "two files away from a file with a 3 in its number".

Don't forget to check both the left and right of each file when applying the conditions.


Solution

Incorrect

US Version

Too bad!

There are just too many files.

UK Version

Too bad.

There are just too many files.

Correct

Correct!

US Version

You need file 29. Good thing you found it! Still, it would be nice if they made this filing system a little easier to understand.

UK Version

The correct file is number 29.

It would be nice if the filing system were a little easier to understand.

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