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Hidden in Plain Sight (Plus Key in the UK version) is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Unwound Future. The puzzle must be solved in order to progress the story.

Puzzle

US Version

The orange plus sign shown in the top left corner below is hidden somewhere in the green grid.

It's the exactly same size and shape. Can you find it?

Draw lines around it with your stylus and then tap Submit.

UK Version

The plus sign displayed in the top-left is hidden somewhere in this pattern. Can you find it?

It's exactly the same shape and size. Draw a line around it.

Hints




Click a Tab to reveal the Hint.

US Version

The shape is hidden in plain sight.

It can be hard to find because of the contrasting patterns, but it's definitely there. Look very closely.

UK Version

The shape is visible from the very start, but it's hard for the eye to pick out. Be sure to keep your focus.

US Version

The lines can be very distracting and help to hide the shape you're looking for. Try using the Memo function to draw several plus signs here and there, and see if it helps reveal anything.

UK Version

You can get distracted by all the lines and have trouble finding the shape's outline. Try drawing some plus signs using the Memo Function to see if that helps.

US Version

Pay close attention to the upper section. The shape is hiding in there somewhere.

UK Version

It's the top half you need to focus on. There should be one place where a plus sign can be drawn.

US Version

The plus sign is hidden in the upper-right corner.

UK Version

Look carefully at the top-right. That's where the plus sign is hiding.


Solution

Incorrect

US Version

Too bad!

Take a closer look, and try again.

UK Version

Too bad.

Take another careful look at the pattern.

Correct

US Version

A plus!

It seems easy once you see it, but a lot of people have a hard time finding it.

UK Version

That's right!

It should be easy, but people seem to have a hard time solving this one.

The human eye can be surprisingly unreliable.

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A big thanks to http://professorlayton3walkthrough.blogspot.com

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