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The Odd Clock is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Unwound Future. The puzzle must be solved in order to progress the story.

Puzzle

US Version

Here is a numberless clock that some prankster has rotated an unknown amount. The clock is still running normally, though, and each colored circle on its face represents an hour.

Even without the numbers, you can still tell what time it is. Write down the exact hour. It doesn't matter whether it's a.m. or p.m., but your answer should be in the form of XX o'clock.

UK Version

Here is a numberless clock face that some prankster has rotated an unknown amount. The clock is still running normally, though, and each coloured circle on its face represents an hour.

You can tell what time it is without the numbers. Write down the exact hour.

It doesn't matter whether it's am or pm, but your answer should be in the form of ?? o'clock.

Hints




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US Version

The hour hand and the minute hand are overlapping each other, aren't they?

UK Version

The hour hand and the minute hand are on top of each other, aren't they?

US Version

The hour and minute hands are overlapping, and they're also pointing at one of the hours.

UK Version

The hour and minute hands are on top of each other. They're also pointing at one of the hours.

US Version

The hour and minute hands are overlapping, and they're also pointing at one of the hours.

There's only one hour that it could be.

UK Version

The hour and minute hands are on top of each other. They're also pointing at one of the hours.

There's only one hour it could be.

US Version

Imagine the two hands pointing straight up. That should give you the answer.

UK Version

Imagine the two hands pointing straight up. That should give you your answer.


Solution

Incorrect

Too bad!

US Version

The answer should be more apparent if you picture a real clock.

UK Version

The answer should become apparent if you picture a real clock.

Correct

US Version

Nicely done!

Yes, the answer is 12 o'clock. The only time the hour and minute hands would overlap on a clock like this is 12 o'clock, though it's impossible to tell if it's noon or midnight.

UK Version

You clocked it!

Yes, the answer is 12 o'clock. The only time the two hands would point towards the same hour on a clock like this is at 12 o'clock, though it's impossible to tell if it's noon or midnight.

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