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Of Dust and Dustpan is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Curious Village.

Puzzle

US Version

As you can see, what we've got here is some trash and a dustpan made of matchsticks.

Can you move two matchsticks to change the picture so the dustpan is holding the trash?

UK Version

As you can see, what we've got here is some dirt and a dustpan made of matchsticks.

Can you move two matchsticks and change the picture so that the dustpan is holding the dirt?

Hints




Click a Tab to reveal the Hint.

Can you see how the matchsticks form a dustpan? Notice that the scoop part is pointing up in the picture.

To put the trash "in" the dustpan, you need to arrange the matches so that the trash is surrounded on three sides.

Let's just keep the match farthest to the left where it is. Keeping in mind that we need to surround the trash on three sides, the topmost match in the shape starts to look ripe for rearrangement, doesn't it? Now all you need to do is figure out which other match to move.

Move the match in the upper-right side of the dustpan and the match directly above the trash.

It shouldn't be hard to determine where these need to go so that the dustpan looks like it's scooping up the trash.


Solution

Incorrect

Too bad!

Just move that one and that one right there...

Correct

That's correct!

US Version

Do your part to keep St. Mystere clean!

UK Version

Do your part to keep St Mystere clean!

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