PUZZLE POTLUCK 2
"I'm so sorry, he stepped out for lunch about an hour ago. He didn't say when he'd be coming back, but I'd assume fairly soon?"
She gave a sheepish shrug, as if to prove her point.
"That's quite all right -" Layton paused to read the nameplate on her desk. "Yvette. I'll head back to the hotel and try again in the afternoon."
"Sorry you missed him. Can I take a message for you?" Layton paused again, then nodded.
"Why, yes, thank you." Yvette picked up a yellow notepad. "Please let Mr. Brown know that Hershel Layton came calling, and that he has a question for him."
Yvette began jotting down the message, then frowned.
"Hershel Layton? You wouldn't be Professor Hershel Layton?" Layton nodded again.
"Indeed I am." Yvette's frown deepened, her eyes narrowing as she studied Layton's face.
"Hmm. Hold on one second." Yvette abruptly swiveled her chair to face the wall behind her, where a large shelf was filled with folders, papers, trinkets, and boxes. She began pointing to one of the shelves, muttering to herself, as if counting off numbers.
"Here it is." She picked up a small box at the far end of the shelf and swiveled back around to face Layton. She handed him the box. "Dan gave this to me last week, and said it was for a Professor Hershel Layton. He also said it was an 'easter egg' from one of his books or something." She shrugged. "I thought it was a little weird, but he's the boss, you know? Anyway, I totally forgot about it until you said your name."
Layton weighed the small package in his hand. It was a small box wrapped in simple brown paper, held together with a piece of tape. Scribbled on top were the words "To Professor Layton." Underneath was written:
What was the murder weapon?
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(Use arrows to rotate the disks, click and type to fill in scratchwork)
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1The first consonant that appears three times in the name of a single item on the sheet.
2The letter that alphabetically precedes the fourth letter of the suspect directly below the suspect whose weapon and room both end with the same letter.
3The letter that comes second alphabetically out of the letters in the name of the weapon two rows above the weapon whose first three letters appear reversed later in its name.
4The first letter in the weapon with the longest name that appears in the second half of the alphabet.
5The second-to-last letter of the purple suspect's name.
6The last letter of the suspect three rows below the suspect whose name's last word contains two of the same vowel.
7The second letter of the room where the last letter of its first word plus its second word form an English word.
8The letter in the purple suspect's name that comes before the eighth letter of the room directly below the room whose fourth-to-last letter is C.
9The sixth letter of the room whose name is ten letters long.
10The last vowel that directly follows a consonant in the blue suspect's name.
11The letter that comes after the last A in the weapon belonging to the suspect whose name starts with C.
12The letter that comes before E in the white suspect's weapon.
13The last letter of the suspect who was in the first seven-letter room in the list of rooms.
14The nearest vowel alphabetically preceding the fourth letter of the green suspect's weapon.
15The fourth letter of the purple suspect's weapon.
16The fifth letter of the second word in the green suspect's name.
17The first letter of the word that ends in a consonant in the yellow suspect's weapon.
18The last consonant in the purple suspect's room.
19The sixth-to-last letter of the room with the longest name that contains a switch state.
20The third letter in the white suspect's room that appears in the word "blister".

SUSPECTSIIIIIIIVV
(8)
(7)
(3 6)
(8)
(6 8)
(5 5)
WEAPONSIIIIIIIVV
ROOMSIIIIIIIVV
Restaurant
School
Bowling Alley
Clue (1986 Edition)
(4 5)
(4 7)
(5 4)
(3 4)
(6 7)
(1-4 5)
Solve!
Hints
Hint 1:
Layton encountered a colorful suspect in 6 out of the 9 locations he visited. Each suspect was also carrying a very fitting weapon.
Hint 2:
The cryptex and the detective sheet both have 5 columns and 24 rows. Why are there 3 extra rows compared to the standard detective sheet in the Clue board game?
Hint 3:
The 5 disks of the cryptex can be rotated to a unique configuration where every single row spells a 5-letter word.
PUZZLE POTLUCK 2