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Taking Out the Trash (Cleaning Up 1 in the UK version) is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box.

Puzzle

US Version

Put that garbage into the trash can where it belongs!

Using the stylus, move the blocks obstructing your path and slide the clump of garbage all the way into the can at the bottom of the screen.

UK Version

Put that rubbish into the bin, where it belongs!

Move the blocks obstructing your path and slide the pile of rubbish into the bin at the bottom of the screen.

Hints




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US Version

Give this method of starting the puzzle a shot.

Stack the four blue blocks on top of each other, with the first one at the bottom of the trash can.

Next, find a way to get one of those four blocks into the little indentation in the upper-right corner. Once it's in place, you'll never have to move that block again!

UK Version

Try getting started with the instructions below.

Stack the four blue blocks on top of each other, with the first one at the bottom of the bin. Next, find a way to get one of those four blocks into the little indentation in the top-right corner.

Once it's in place, you won't need to move that block again!

US Version

Here's a helpful hint.

If you're feeling stumped, place a blue block in the uppermost, lowermost, and rightmost areas of the puzzle. Then try moving the other blocks around in the remaining space.

UK Version

If you're feeling stumped, place a blue block in the uppermost, lowermost and rightmost areas of the puzzle. Then try moving the other blocks around in the remaining space.

US Version

Removing the blue block at the bottom of the trash can will be your second-to-last move.

UK Version

Removing the blue block from the bottom of the bin will be your penultimate move.


Solution

Correct

US Version

Ah, spic-and-span!

If you really know how to work it, you can complete this puzzle in as few as 29 moves.

Oh, and don't forget, trash belongs in the trash can, not on the street!

UK Version

Ah, that's much better!

Now don't forget, litter belongs in the bin, not on the street!

  • Initial Position
  • Move the lower right blue block down into the trash can.
  • Move the lower left blue block down into the trash can.
  • Move the upper left blue block down and to the right.
  • Move the upper left yellow block down.
  • Move the upper right yellow block left.
  • Move the uppermost blue block up and to the right, into the indentation.
  • Move the lower free blue block upward.
  • Move the lower yellow block to the right and up.
  • Move the second blue block to the bottom up and to the left.
  • Move the rightmost yellow block down.
  • Move the upper left yellow block down and to the right.
  • Move the garbage down.
  • Move the upper left blue block left and upward.
  • Move the garbage upward.
  • Move the blue block to the left of the yellow blocks up.
  • Move the upper yellow block up.
  • Move the lower yellow block up and to the left.
  • Move the upper right yellow block down.
  • Move the blue block below the garbage to the right and down.
  • Move the garbage down and to the right.
  • Move the leftmost yellow block upward.
  • Move the blue block beneath the garbage to the left and up.
  • Move the lower right yellow block up and to the left.
  • Move the garbage down.
  • Move the blue block between the yellow blocks right and up.
  • Move the lower yellow block up.
  • Move the garbage upward.
  • Move the blue block in the trash can up and left.
  • Move the garbage into the trash can.

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