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Norwell's Secret is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask.

Puzzle

Here's a copy of the characters inscribed on the wall, divided up into 16 squares.

Arrange the design to complete the inscription within a 4 x 4 square. You can only move the pieces horizontally and vertically in sets of four squares.

Rearrange the pieces of paper by aligning the symbols to complete the carving. Put the inscription in the center when you're done.

Hints




Click a Tab to reveal the Hint.

You can solve this puzzle in three moves.

The puzzle will just get harder if you make mistakes, so it's best to simply restart if you get too lost.

The ancient script here must make it quite hard to work out how you're supposed to rearrange the pieces.

Pay close attention to the red lines. It's not clear what they're supposed to represent, but it looks as if connecting the lines is the key.

For your first move, shift the four pieces in the third column from the left up one row.

That should help you start connecting the re lines. Any idea what they mean?

Continuing from Hint 3, move the four pieces in the second column from the right down a row.

Can you work out the last move you need to make to solve the puzzle?


Solution

Correct

Correct!

The lines of the ancient inscription seem to create some kind of map. Superimposed on the map is a diagram in the shape of the Big Dipper, the seven brightest stars of Ursa Major.

The Big Dipper is commonly used to find Polaris, the North Star... Does it also point to something else here?

A big thanks to http://www.youtube.com/user/LaytonKyouju

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