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How to Escape? is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box.

Puzzle

A man sits bound by a long length of rope among several posts. While he has no hope of untying his bonds, he can still move his legs. Were he to stand up and run away, his long trail of rope looks like it might catch on at least one of the posts.

US Version

He'll need to use his legs to pull up any posts that prevent him from running away before he can dash off. Mark any posts that prevent the man from running away.

UK Version

He'll need to use his legs to pull up any posts that the rope will get caught on before he can dash off. Touch these posts to mark them with an X.

Hints




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US Version

Your best bet here is just to look at how the rope is wrapped around the poles. Try using the Memo function to trace out the path the rope takes around things.

UK Version

Your best bet here is just to look at how the rope is wrapped around the posts. Try using the Memo Function to trace the path the rope takes around them.

The man only needs to remove a single post in order to escape.

The two strands of rope coming off the front of the man's cocoon form a big loop. Think about which posts are located inside the loop and which are outside the loop.

All posts on the left half of the picture seem as if they can probably stay where they are.


Solution

Incorrect

Too bad!

US Version

Really study how that rope is looped around the stakes.

UK Version

Really study how that rope is looped around the posts.

Correct

You did it!

US Version

Mark the area encircled by rope and all of a sudden this puzzle gets a lot easier. There's only one post that needs to be removed for the man to make his getaway. He'd better hurry up and get that post loose!

UK Version

Mark the area encircled by rope and suddenly this puzzle gets a lot easier. There's only one post that needs to be removed for the man to make his getaway. He'd better hurry up and get that post loose!

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