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What Am I? is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Last Specter.

Puzzle

US Version

Who needs batteries or silly old springs?
I have no want for those kinds of things.
My top is my bottom, my bottom my top.
If you knock me over, I surely stop.
Awake from sleep with a soft touch.
I'll never be late...at least, not by much.

Can you guess what I am? Circle me!

UK Version

"Forget batteries and silly old springs.
I have no need for such fiddly things.
Though made of glass and somewhat fragile,
With good direction, I'm rather agile.
And though you'll never make me rush,
I'm never late - well, not by much.

Can you guess what I am? Circle me."

Hints




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US Version

The mystery object says that if you knock it over, it will stop.

To which of the objects might this apply?

UK Version

The mystery object says that it's "made of glass and somewhat fragile". Which of the objects could this apply to?

Well, all of them actually. Every single one contains some glass, so you wouldn't want to drop any of them!

Does this give you any ideas for the other clues, though?

US Version

Are there any objects on the table that use batteries or "silly old springs"?

The table clock is electrical, and the pocket watch surely needs springs to run like clockwork.

So you can eliminate those two.

UK Version

Do any of the objects use batteries or springs?

Well, the table clock and pocket watch will each be powered by either a battery or clockwork. You can eliminate those two.

US Version

What could the object mean when it says "My top is my bottom, my bottom my top"?

It sounds as if the top and the bottom of the objects are somewhat similar...

UK Version

What does the object mean when it says, "with good direction, I'm rather agile"? Perhaps it's still unless you turn it the right way?

US Version

According to the object, it will "never be late...at least not by much." Perhaps it's something that helps keep time.

UK Version

According to the object, it is "never late". Perhaps it has something to do with time then...

This applies to the table clock, the pocket watch and the hourglass, but which of these is the answer?


Solution

Incorrect

Too bad.

US Version

The mystery object isn't exactly what you'd call a household item, but many fun-loving families have one tucked away somewhere.

UK Version

The mystery object isn't exactly what you'd call a household item, though there are many families that have one in some form.

Correct

Correct!

US Version

The answer is an hourglass.

If objects could talk, an hourglass would be a poet or a comedian. It has great timing, after all...

UK Version

It was an hourglass.

It makes sense that the hourglass is a poet. It has a strong sense of timing, after all.

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