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A boring clerk wants to impress his wife. "My city hall friend had a problem with his wife, Jill. I don't do divorces. The only option left was to rescue their marriage."

SolutionEdit

Sam Lowry: Uh, hi there, detective. Could you spare a moment?

Detective: Sure thing. What's the matter, another calamity in the city hall?

Sam Lowry: No, not at all. It's a... personal matter. Me and my wife, well... we're not getting along lately.

Sam Lowry: Uh, hello. It's Sam Lowry. I need your expertise.

Detective: Sure. What do you need a detective for?

Sam Lowry: Frankly, I need to talk to a woman I trust. Me and my wife, well... we're not getting along lately.

Detective: I don't do divorces.

Sam Lowry: No, no! I want to fix it. You will help me save my marriage, right? Please!

WitnessesEdit

Detective: Okay, I need to figure out what is the problem between Sam and Jill. I have my suspicions...

  • 5 magnifiers
  • 3 fingerprints
  • 3 photos
  • 3 maps
  • 1 knuckle
  • 3 footprints
  • 3 photos

Detective: Just as I thought... Jill considers Sam a bit too wimpy. I guess, we need a situation where Lowry could show his strength and courage.

Suspect identification: A Helping HandEdit

Detective: I know it's a weird request Leo, but I need your help to save someone's marriage. I need to hire a lowlife crook. Someone frail and wimpy, preferably with acting skills.

Leonardo McLean: Putting on some kind of a show? Well, let me see... maybe I know someone like that. But what will I get in return?

Detective: Uh, I dunno. If you ever wind up in a jail, I'll break you out of it. Now, can you help me or not?

Detective: I'll probably regret this, but... Leo, I need your help to save someone's marriage and to do that I need to hire a lowlife crook. Someone frail and wimpy, preferably with acting skills.

Leonardo McLean: Putting on some kind of a show? Maybe I know someone like that... but it'll cost you. A date with a thief in return for saving a marriage. Seems fair, doesn't it?

Detective: Leo, you have lot of nerve... Ok. You'll have your "date", but on my terms. And now, your end of the deal...

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Solution: Harry Hatter

If you fail:

Leonardo McLean: Sorry, but I only hang out with... reputable crooks, if you know what I mean.

Detective: Well, the deal is off, then.

If you win:

Leonardo McLean: Oh, yes, this guy. Harry Hatter. He's as lousy as you can get. A very bad pickpocket, a terrible burglar and he probably couldn't hurt a fly.

Detective: Exactly what I had in mind! Thanks, Leo, I'm on my way to find him.

Detective: That's what I need. You'll have your date, then.

City search: Part-time CrookEdit

Detective: Apparently Hatter is such a bad thief, he works honest jobs around the city to make a living. I need to find him quickly for the whole masquerade.

The crook you are looking for was seen:

  • in the distance of 1 from railways
  • not more than 2 from water
  • exactly 2 from a port
  • more than 2 from warehouses
  • On the map there are 2 warehouses
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Solution: (8,7)

If you fail:

Detective: Harry might be a terrible thief but he knows how to avoid unwanted attention. What should I do now?

If you win:

Detective: Looks like he found a job at the gas station.

Detective: Hi there, Harry. You have a certain reputation around the town, don't you?

Harry Hatter: A reputation of a failure, you mean. I've seen you chasing after big-time crooks, so why do you bother me, detective?

Detective: My friend, he wants to impress a lady. Stopping a burglar in front of her would do the trick. But being quite a frail type, he needs a frail thug as well.

Harry Hatter: So... a fake burglary? Sure, why not. I can use the money. But I need an easy access to the house I'm going to burglarize. I'm not good with lockpicks, you know.

Crime scene search: Easy AccessEdit

Detective: The plan goes like this: you take Jill outside. I enter your apartment and arrange an easy access for Harry. Maybe he can get inside through a window or ventilation shaft...

Sam Lowry: And what happens then?

Detective: Harry breaks into your apartment in the night. You try to overpower him. He'll put up a fight so that Jill won't notice it's all an act, but don't worry. He won't hurt you.

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If you fail:

Detective: Darn, Sam's apartment is really a secure place... and the couple is already getting back. I need to leave, quickly.

If you win:

Detective: What's this? A cracked window pane. If I remove this piece of glass, Harry will be able to easily reach the latch and open the window from the outside.

FinaleEdit

If you fail:

Bob Martens: I'm sorry, Sam. You have to figure out this whole situation for yourself. It's what a husband is for, you know.

Detective: I was afraid you'll say that. I'll try my best, but you know I'm not a tough, determined person like you.

If you win: Sam Lowry: It worked like a charm! Harry's acting was superb! I almost thought he wanted to kill me, but I managed to kick him out of the apartment. Jill was so proud!

Sam Lowry: I must say, when I first saw him... well, he didn't seem so wimpy as you described him. Six feet tall, blonde hair, muscular...

Detective: Wait, what? Harry Hatter is five feet, frail and black haired. That wasn't him! That was some other burglar!

Sam Lowry: Oh. Oh my. I think I'm going to faint...

TriviaEdit

The description made by Sam Lowry and the mistake made by the burglar suggest that he might be Stan Kowalski. The conversation on case failure was supposed to be between the detective and Sam Lowry. but due to a developer oversight, Bob Martens says what the detective was intended to say and the detective says what Sam Lowry was intended to say.

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