**Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders Walkthrough :**

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## Walkthrough - FAQ/Walkthrough____._________._________.____ ____.__________.__________.____ A G A T H A C H R I S T I E : T H E A B C M U R D E R S ______.__________.__________.______ ______.___________.___________.______ ______.____________.____________.______ FAQ/Walkthrough, Version 1.1 Last Updated - 9/27/10 By Ashlar79 (red13ut@gmail.com) Copyright (c)2010 Jeff Allred. All rights reserved. ______.__________________________.______________________________.______________ __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ TABLE OF CONTENTS: WALKTHROUGH PUZZLES: Date of the First Murder................[p01] Trams to Andover........................[p02] Time of the Ascher Murder...............[p03] What Couldn't Be Found..................[p04] Getting to Overton......................[p05] How Old Is Mary?........................[p06] Date of the Second Murder...............[p07] Colonel Jerome's Dogs...................[p08] Barnard House Number....................[p09] Crome's Challenge.......................[p10] Date of the Third Murder................[p11] Travel to Churston......................[p12] Time of the Clarke Murder...............[p13] Meeting Franklin Clarke.................[p14] Meeting Thora Grey......................[p15] Walking the Scene.......................[p16] Mary Drower's Letter....................[p17] Megan's Riddle..........................[p18] Thora's Confession......................[p19] Travel to Combside......................[p20] The Man at the Door.....................[p21] Donald's Dream..........................[p22] Date of the Fourth Murder...............[p23] The Salesman............................[p24] Franklin and Thora......................[p25] The Race................................[p26] Travel to Doncaster.....................[p27] Leger Race Results......................[p28] Downes at the Movies....................[p29] What Did Mary See?......................[p30] Cust's Apartment........................[p31] Crome's Final Test......................[p32] Mr. Strange's Testimony.................[p33] Travel Back to Scotland Yard............[p34] Selling Stockings.......................[p35] Truth Game - Mary Drower................[p36] Truth Game - Donald Fraser..............[p37] Truth Game - Megan Barnard..............[p38] Truth Game - Franklin Clarke............[p39] Truth Game - Thora Grey.................[p40] Who Did It?.............................[p41] Poirot's Lost Puzzle....................[p42] EXTRAS ~ W A L K T H R O U G H ~ The game kicks off with a brief bit of dialogue between the two protagonists, Inspector Hercule Poirot and Captain Arthur Hastings. Be sure to tap the magnifying glass icon to examine the vicinity--in this case, Poirot's flat. In order to collect all of the Agatha Christie Notes and Lost Clues, you'll need to examine every scene you come across. See the Extras section of this guide for more info on A.C. Notes and Lost Clues. To allow players to solve as much or as little of each puzzle as they like, I'll offer two hints before I reveal the solution. If you're not ready to see the answer yet, just stop scrolling down when you see the four large question marks. Poirot will bring a letter to your attention from an anonymous figure called A.B.C. ______________.________________________________________________._________._____ __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ ~ PUZZLE: Date of the First Murder [p01] The goal of this puzzle is to find a number to fill in the space with which completes some sort of pattern. Hint 1: The pattern in this puzzle uses the numbers three and five. Hint 2: Multiply three times three to get nine, then subtract five to get four. Repeat this pattern to find the answer. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" 888" 888" 888" 888" 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 Answer: 21 ___________.________________.________________________________._________________ ___________________._______________________._________________________._________ Choose whichever response you like then watch a short cut scene. Next you'll meet Chief Inspector Japp and receive a phone call about the first murder. You'll notice the red exclamation point that appears over your notebook, which means Hastings has added a valuable piece of info to it. Poirot will then come to you with a riddle. _________________________._____________._________________________________._____ __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ ~ PUZZLE: Trams to Andover [p02] For this puzzle, you may need to do a little math to figure out which of two trams will get you to Andover the fastest. Hint 1: The first tram ride will take 1 hour and 12 minutes. Remember, though, you have to walk for an hour after the tram ride to reach Andover. Hint 2: The second tram ride will take 1 hour and 36 minutes. The tram goes all the way to your destination, but remember there’s a one-hour delay before departure. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" 888" 888" 888" 888" 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 Answer: B. Take the first tram, then walk. __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ _____._________________________________.____________.__________________________ Tap the magnifying glass to inspect the outside of the shop and locate any A.C. notes or Lost Clues. When you’re finished, thoroughly question Inspector Glen and Constable Dover. During the second question, you’ll be presented with another puzzle. ______________.________________.________________________________.______________ __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ ~ PUZZLE: Time of the Ascher Murder [p03] Since nobody was in the tobacco shop when the murder took place, use the information provided to discern the exact time the crime was committed. From what we know, Mrs. Ascher died sometime between five and 6:30 PM. Hint 1: The third person was in the shop from 5:45 to 6:04 PM. Hint 2: Since nobody was in the shop at the same time, the second person must have been there from 5:30 to 5:45 PM. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" 888" 888" 888" 888" 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 Answer: 6:05 (and don’t forget the colon when you input your answer) __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ ____________________.__________________.____________.__________________________ Question Franz Ascher and be sure to examine the shop interior. When you ask Glen and Dover about anything that may have been left behind by the murderer, you’ll have to solve another puzzle. _________._______________._______________________._____________________________ __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ ~ PUZZLE: What Couldn't Be Found [p04] Unscramble the letters to figure out what wasn’t left behind by the culprit. Hint 1: The letters form one word. Hint 2: The word begins with the letter F. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" 888" 888" 888" 888" 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 Answer: Fingerprints __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ ______________.________________________.________________________.______________ When you’re finished here, make your way to the mortuary and check for clues, then question Dr. Kerr. Be sure to check the scene for bonus items. Your next stop will be Overton, where Mrs. Ascher’s house is, but to get there you must solve another puzzle. ___________________.________________._____________________.____________________ __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ ~ PUZZLE: Getting to Overton [p05] The goal here is to try to figure out which route will get you to Overton the fastest, given the tidbits of information provided. Hint 1: You can use almost any number you like to represent the length of Route A. Hint 2: If the first leg of Route A is six miles, Route B totals 36 miles. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" 888" 888" 888" 888" 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 Answer: C. Route A is faster. _____._________________________________.____________.__________________________ __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ Poirot's follow-up dialogue doesn't make total sense, but proceed on to Overton. Examine the scene for A.C. Notes and Lost Clues, then speak to Mrs. Ascher's niece and maid, Miss Mary Drower. ______________.________________________________________________._________._____ __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ ~ PUZZLE: How Old Is Mary? [p06] Guess Mary’s age given the clues provided. You may need to test a couple of possible answers out to see if they fit the information before you’ll come up with the correct one. Hint 1: Mary was 18 two years after she started service for her aunt. Hint 2: Mary’s mother died when she was 11. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" 888" 888" 888" 888" 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 Answer: 22. ____._________________________.__________________________._____________________ __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ Read through the dialogue with Inspector Poirot and look through his flat for any bonus items lying around. Eventually, Poirot receives another letter from A.B.C. __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ __________________________.____________.________________________.______________ ~ PUZZLE: Date of the Second Murder [p07] Read the letter carefully to discover a clue pointing to the date of the second murder. Hint 1: The biggest clue provided is in the last portion of the letter. Hint 2: Think about the holiday mentioned by the ABC Murderer. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" 888" 888" 888" 888" 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 Answer: 25 __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ __________________________.____________.________________________.______________ Have a look around the Scotland Yard office and speak with Dr. Thompson. The next morning, speak with Poirot and head to Bexhill to investigate the second murder. When you arrive, take a look around with your magnifying glass to find bonus items that may be there, then speak with Inspector Crome and Superintendent Carter. ________.____________.________________________________.________________________ __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ ~ PUZZLE: Colonel Jerome's Dogs [p08] Solve the riddle Col. Jerome told to Carter earlier. You need to narrow down which dog likes to chase which thing; the dog who likes to chase sticks is the one you’re looking for. Hint 1: Beatrice likes to chase birds. Hint 2: Bella likes to chase something that starts with “B” and isn’t alive. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" 888" 888" 888" 888" 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 Answer: Fido __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ _____._________________________________.____________.__________________________ Finish questioning Carter. When you’re finished with your detective work here, stop at the Ginger Cat before heading to the Barnard residence. At the Ginger Cat, examine the area, then speak with Miss Merrion and Miss Higley. ________.____________.________________________________.________________________ __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ ~ PUZZLE: Barnard House Number [p09] This is another number pattern puzzle. Fill in the missing number according to a pattern you'll have to discern from the other numbers in the series. Hint 1: Multiplication and addition are used in this pattern. Hint 2: One squared plus two equals three, and two squared plus two equals six. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" 888" 888" 888" 888" 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 Answer: 27 __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ _____._________________________________.____________.__________________________ Take a look around the house to find A.C. Notes or Lost Clues, then interview three new characters: Mr. Barnard, Megan Barnard and Donald Fraser. When you return to Scotland Yard, examine the office again for more A.C. Notes. Speak with Inspector Crome again for another puzzle. __________________________.____________.________________________.______________ __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ ~ PUZZLE: Crome's Challenge [p10] Take the clues provided and come up with a two-digit number. This is another puzzle where you’ll most likely have to try different possibilities before you come up with the solution. Hint 1: Think of all possible numbers that, when added, equal eleven. Hint 2: One of the digits is 4. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" 888" 888" 888" 888" 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 Answer: 74 __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ ______________.________________________________________________._________._____ The next day, another letter arrives, and with it another puzzle. __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ __________________________.____________.________________________.______________ ~ PUZZLE: Date of the Third Murder [p11] Here, again, you need to reveal a pattern amongst the list of numbers and correctly guess the missing one. Hint 1: Think about each number as the result of an equation using two other numbers. Hint 2: 1 x 2 = 2. 2 x 3 = 6. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" 888" 888" 888" 888" 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 Answer: 30 __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ __________________________.____________.________________________.______________ Take a quick look around for bonus items. You'll now move on to the train station, where you'll also want to examine with your magnifying glass. Poirot will ask for your help planning the trip to Churston. __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ ______________.________________________________________________._________._____ ~ PUZZLE: Travel to Churston [p12] Find which of three trains to Churston will arrive there the fastest, given the information provided. Hint 1: Train one will take one hour and 45 minutes to reach Churston and leaves immediately. Hint 2: Taking train two will get you to Churston in one hour and 50 minutes, including wait time. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" 888" 888" 888" 888" 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 Answer: A. First train __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ _____._________________________________.____________.__________________________ Inspector Crome will meet you now; question him for any updates on the case. When you’re ready, head to Churston and speak with Inspector Wells. Asking him about the time of the third victim’s death will open another puzzle. __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ _______________.________________._____________________________.________________ ~ PUZZLE: Time of the Clarke Murder [p13] Here, just as with the Ascher murder puzzle, you must figure out what time the murder was committed based on the exact time there were no witnesses around to see it happen. Hint 1: The third man was there from 10:30 to 10:45, which means the first man must have been there from 10:15 to 10:45. Hint 2: The second man was there from 9:43 to 10:03, and the fourth man stayed 10 minutes longer, till 10:13. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" 888" 888" 888" 888" 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 Answer: 10:14 (and don’t forget to include the colon in your answer) __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ ______________.________________________________________________._________._____ Examine the room for more A.C. Notes, then present yourself to Franklin Clarke, brother of the third victim; he'll in turn present you with a riddle. __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ _____________________________________________.___________.___________._________ ~ PUZZLE: Meeting Franklin Clarke [p14] You must prove yourself to Mr. Clarke by figuring out what percentage of pie each of the four brothers should receive. Hint 1: The background information given on each of the brothers eating speed shouldn’t be your primary focus. Hint 2: Remember, you need to divide the pie in a way that’s fair. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" 888" 888" 888" 888" 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 Answer: 25 __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ _____._________________________________.____________.__________________________ Question Mr. Clarke and the victim’s secretary, Thora Grey, now. Miss Grey will throw out a riddle as soon as you meet her. __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ __________________________.____________.________________________.______________ ~ PUZZLE: Meeting Thora Grey [p15] Use a little math to figure out how many one-pound notes are among the 52 mentioned in the quandry. Hint 1: There are 14 more one-pound notes than five-pound notes. Hint 2: The number of five-pound notes is less than 20. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" 888" 888" 888" 888" 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 Answer: 34 __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ _.______________________________._______________.______________________________ Thoroughly question Miss Grey now, then head to the crime scene at Eldbury Cove. Take a look around for any stray A.C. Notes or Lost Clues. Soon after arriving, Mr. Clarke will offer another puzzle. __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ ______________.________________________.________________________.______________ ~ PUZZLE: Walking the Scene [p16] Use the clues provided to figure out how many dogs were in the second group. Pay special attention to the fact that in total, there was one more person than there were dogs. Hint 1: The first group contained two people and one dog. Hint 2: The third group contained two people and one dog. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" 888" 888" 888" 888" 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 Answer: 3 __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ _____._________________________________.____________.__________________________ After a bit more dialogue and a cut scene introducing an important new character, you'll find yourself back at Poirot's place. Take a look around for more bonus items. Poirot will receive a letter from Miss Drower, which contains another riddle. __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ ________________________._________________________________.____________._______ ~ PUZZLE: Mary Drower's Letter [p17] This puzzle is another group of numbers which contains a hidden pattern that must be revealed in order to correctly guess the missing number. Hint 1: You'll need to use addition and subtraction to piece this one together. Hint 2: Five plus nine equals fourteen, minus two equals twelve. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" 888" 888" 888" 888" 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 Answer: 29 __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ __________________________.____________.________________________.______________ Another bit of dialogue ensues, during which Poirot proposes his plan to speak with each of the friends and relatives regarding the murders. To proceed, you'll need to solve a riddle provided by Megan Barnard. _____________.____________.________________________.___________________________ __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ ~PUZZLE: Megan's Riddle [p18] Here you need to unscramble the letters given to you to find out what the two princes did with their horses. Hint 1: Pay attention to what the king told his two sons. Hint 2: The word begins with a "T." .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" 888" 888" 888" 888" 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 Answer: Trade __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ __________________________.____________.________________________.______________ Begin by questioning Mr. Clarke; you'll pick up a couple of interesting items in your notebook by doing so. Next on the list is Miss Grey, who doesn't offer up anything new. Miss Barnard and Mr. Fraser also don't say much that you didn't already know, but Miss Drower offers a bit more information about the last time she saw her deceased aunt. After you've wrapped up questioning, Miss Grey will give a bit more information than she previously did. __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ _____________.____________.________________________.___________________________ ~PUZZLE: Thora's Confession [p19] This puzzle is exactly like the one she made you solve earlier only with a different total and ten-pound notes thrown into the mix. Hint 1: The number of one-pound notes is less than ten. Hint 2: The number of ten-pound notes is greater than twenty. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" 888" 888" 888" 888" 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 Answer: 12 __________________________.____________.________________________.______________ __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ Return to Churston now to speak with Lady Clarke and Poirot will present you with another puzzle. ______________.________________._____________________._________________________ __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ ~PUZZLE: Travel to Combside [p20] You need to match up each car with the order that it arrived to the town. A bit of simple math will be required to figure out which car arrived when. Hint 1: The yellow car will arrive in 45 minutes, and the green car will get there in 40. Hint 2: The white car won't get there until 50 minutes from now, and the red one will take 48 minutes. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" 888" 888" 888" 888" 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 Answer: Red = third Yellow = second Blue = fifth Green = first White = fourth __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ __________________________.____________.________________________.______________ Talk with Nurse Capstick and have another look around the Clarke home to find any bonus items that might be there. Question Lady Clarke next and help her remember when she saw the man who she claims came by. ______________.________________________________________________._________._____ __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ ~ PUZZLE: The Man at the Door [p21] This is another time-related puzzle where you must figure out the exact minute that an event occurred--in this case, what time Thora was speaking to the strange man on the doorstep. Remember that the man must have been at the door between the time Lady Clarke spent reading and the time she spent complaining. Hint 1: Start with the total time and subtract the one-minute visit, which leaves 44 minutes. Now apply the other facts you're given. Hint 2: Lady Clarke must have spent a total of 24 minutes eating and complaining. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" 888" 888" 888" 888" 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 Answer: 11:20 __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ Wrap up with Lady Clarke, then head back to Bexhill to speak with Mr. Fraser again. Examine the scene for any more A.C. Notes or Lost Clues. ____._________________________.__________________________._____________________ __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ ~ PUZZLE: Donald's Dream [p22] Unscramble the letters and use the clues given to answer Mr. Fraser's riddle. Hint 1: Not all of the scrambled letters will be used this time. Hint 2: The word begins with an "A." .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" 888" 888" 888" 888" 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 Answer: Arrow _________________________.________________.________________________________.___ __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ Eventually, an officer notifies you of the arrival of the fourth letter from A B C. __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ ~ PUZZLE: Date of the Fourth Murder [p23] The clue to the date of the next murder is hidden somewhere in this message. Hint 1: Focus on what A.B.C. says in the first half of the letter. Hint 2: You should be especially interested in why this murder business is becoming tedious. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" 888" 888" 888" 888" 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 Answer: 11 __________.________.________________________________.__________________________ __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ Examine Poirot's flat for any new bonus items. A bunch of dialogue ensues; while speaking to Thora Grey, you'll need to solve another riddle. ____._________________________.__________________________._____________________ __________.________.________________________________.__________________________ ~ PUZZLE: The Salesman [p24] Simply unscramble the letters to discover what the salesman was peddling. Hint 1: The first letter in the word is "S." Hint 2: The answer is something one would wear on one's feet. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" 888" 888" 888" 888" 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 Answer: Stockings __________.________.________________________________.__________________________ ___.________________.________________________________._________________________ After another brief cut scene with Mr. Cust, Franklin will test your intellect again by solving a conundrum. __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ __________.________.________________________________.__________________________ ~ PUZZLE: Franklin and Thora [p25] Another Franklin-style riddle, this one involving digging. Hint 1: This puzzle may seem like it requires a bit of math to solve, but it actually doesn't. Hint 2: How much dirt do empty holes usually contain? .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" 888" 888" 888" 888" 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 Answer: 0 __________.________.________________________________.__________________________ ____.________________.________________________________.________________________ Franklin divulges a bit more information on the nature of Miss Grey and the late Mr. Clarke's relationship. Poirot then poses a duo of riddles related to the town where the next murder is set to happen. __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ __________.________.________________________________.__________________________ ~ PUZZLE: The Race [p26] Use your math skills to figure out the total laps all 3 horses will run in the time it takes the fastest horse to win the race. Hint 1: The total running time of the race will be 30 minutes. Hint 2: The first horse will only complete 2 laps by the time the third horse wins. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" 888" 888" 888" 888" 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 Answer: 7 __________.________.________________________________.__________________________ ______________.________________________________________________._________._____ ~ PUZZLE: Travel to Doncaster [p27] A bit more math and some logic will be necessary to calculate the shortest possible time you can move all 20 people from the island to the mainland. Hint 1: Remember, at least one person will be required to row the raft back to the island to pick up more people. Hint 2: It will take four hours for a single rower to complete the return trip, but two rowers can complete the trip in half that time. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" 888" 888" 888" 888" 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 Answer: 25 ____._________________________.__________________________._____________________ __________.________.________________________________.__________________________ Next head back to Scotland Yard to help question new witnesses in the case. Be sure to examine the office again for bonus items. Col. Anderson will fill you in on a few details regarding the new murder. __________.________.________________________________.__________________________ __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ ~PUZZLE: Leger Race Results [p28] Place the horses in their correct finishing order by matching each one up with its ranking. Hint 1: Sandwich ranked in second place. Hint 2: Caligula couldn't have finished in first place. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" 888" 888" 888" 888" 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 Answer: Bahram = First Caligula = Sixth Fairway = Third Hyperion = Fifth Sandwich = Second Windsor Lad = Fourth __________________.________________.________________________________.__________ __________.________.________________________________.__________________________ One of the witnesses, Roger Downes, presents a puzzle before he'll allow any questioning. __________.________.________________________________.__________________________ ___.________________.________________________________._________________________ ~ PUZZLE: Downes at the Movies [p29] You need to guess the number of sheep the original flock contained before the three sons bought an additional one and were able to divide the flock according to their father's instructions. Hint 1: The original flock contained less than 30 sheep. Hint 2: Think of the lowest possible number that can be divided into half, thirds, and ninths; then subtract one. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" 888" 888" 888" 888" 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 Answer: 17 __________.________.________________________________.__________________________ ___.________________.________________________________._________________________ Thoroughly question Mr. Downes, then move on to Mr. Ball and Mary Stroud. __________.________.________________________________.__________________________ ______________.________________________________________________._________._____ ~ PUZZLE: What Did Mary See? [p30] Use the clues in the statement along with the scrambled letters to come up with the correct answer to the riddle. Hint 1: Two of the scrambled letters won't be used this time. Hint 2: Pay attention to the words in quotations, especially "red" and "vain." .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" 888" 888" 888" 888" 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 Answer: Blood __________.________.________________________________.__________________________ ____._________________________.__________________________._____________________ The trail of clues leads the investigation toward the mysterious Mr. Cust. __________.________.________________________________.__________________________ ___.________________.________________________________._________________________ ~ PUZZLE: Cust's Apartment [p31] Solve another number pattern riddle to discover the address of the suspect's flat number. Hint 1: The answer is an odd number. Hint 2: Pay attention to the difference between adjacent sets of numbers and how they could be related. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. .d8888b. d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b d88P Y88b .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" .d88P" 888" 888" 888" 888" 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 888 Answer: 19 ___.________________.________________________________._________________________ __________.________.________________________________.__________________________ A new witness, Tom Hartigan, provides a bit more information on Mr. Cust. After he leaves, check the Scotland Yard office again for new bonus items. When you're finished with this leg of the investigation, Inspector Crome will put your puzzle-solving skills to the test one more time. ______________.________________________________________________._________._____ __________.________.________________________________.__________________________ ~ PUZZLE: Crome's Final Test [p32] Find a three-digit number that fits the specifications put forth by Crome. |