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Arranged beside the fridge are a row of macabre glass jars, each containing a number of horrific items: doll hair, arms, and eyes. Doll hair, arms, and eyes! Should the jars be left on the countertop? Need more clues? Click the refrigerator.
The refrigerator looks slightly askew. Could there be something behind it? And inside it?
Behind the refrigerator, there are tiles with green spiral patterns. Look closely at these patterns, they may be a clue.
Inside the refrigerator, the shelves are almost all filled with other green jars. Study the contents of each jar carefully. What are the distinguishing characteristics of each jar? Is there a pattern to the jars or their contents? Why are there three empty spots?
Four glass jars, each containing a number of horrific items, rest on the countertop. Determine which THREE jars should be placed inside the fridge. The patterns on the green tile behind the fridge will help you choose the correct jars.
Behind the refrigerator are two repeating spiral patterns. One spiral moves counter-clockwise, and the other moves clockwise.
Both spiral patterns can be followed within the shelves of the fridge. As you move along the spiral paths, study the jars that you pass carefully. What do you notice? Are there patterns to the placement of the jars?
If you move around the fridge in a counter-clockwise spiral, you will see that the jars are arranged in a repeating pattern of “doll hair, arms, and eyes.” Follow this pattern from the first jar on the upper left corner of the fridge all the way to the center of the fridge. As you pass empty spaces, take note of which type of doll part should be placed in each of the empty spaces.
As you move around the fridge in a clockwise pattern, you will see that the jars are arranged according to the quantity of items inside – a repeating pattern of 1, 2, 3. Follow this pattern from the first jar on the upper left corner of the fridge all the way to the center of the fridge. As you pass empty spaces, take note of the quantity of items that should be placed in each of the empty spaces.
Combining the information found from following both the “doll hair, arms, eyes,” and “1, 2, 3” patterns, you can determine that two arms go in the uppermost empty space (A), three eyes go in the lowermost space (B), and a single braid goes in the middle space (C). This mean that the jar of two braids does not go in the fridge. The green symbol above this jar is the symbol you need. Find this symbol on the green section of the Solution Wheel and line it up with the Kitchen icon (fork and knife).Back to top
Something red has spilled on the ground. Where could it have come from?
The red spill looks like it might be sauce from a casserole. Need more hints? Click the oven.
The oven is on. Could there be something baking inside?
Inside the oven there is a clear dish with red handles. Study the design on the dish carefully. Have you seen any part of this design before?
The black splatter in the middle of the dish is similar to the red splatter on the floor. Line up both splatters to get closer to the correct symbol.
Matching the pan with the red spill will not reveal the correct symbol. There is one more step. Carefully examine the details on the oven display. Is the oven displaying a temperature, or is this number referring to something else?
The 45 degrees represents instruction for how to turn the pan after placing it on the checkered floor. When you rotate the pan 45 degrees, a symbol will be revealed. Find this symbol on the red section of the Solution Wheel and line it up with the Kitchen icon (fork and knife).Back to top
A pantry is located next to the blue table. Could there be anything inside it?
Inside the pantry there are three blue tablecloths, each with table settings only partially laid out. Need more hints? Click the blue table.Back to top
A blue table is partially laid out for a meal. Have you found anything else that will help you finish setting the table?
Have you looked inside the pantry? The three blue tablecloths will help you finish setting the table.
The table can fit four seats around it, but do you need table settings at all four of these spaces? Carefully examine the details in the kitchen to confirm how many table settings you will need.
There are only three blue chairs around the table, and thus only three complete table settings are needed. The fourth space should be completely empty, with no plate or utensils placed.
To set the table for three, layer the three tablecloths on top of the table as shown. The blue symbol on the empty space is the symbol you need. Find this symbol on the blue section of the Solution Wheel and line it up with the Kitchen icon (fork and knife)Back to top
The image on the paper doll is scrambled, but it seems to be pleading for help. Can you unscramble an image to help the doll?
The scrambled images of the doll appear to depict two versions of the same girl – one good, one bad. To help the Paper Doll, fold the paper to hide the dark areas of both sides of the paper doll. Use the pre-creased lines as your guide. You will not need to fold outside of these lines.
TIP: Spend a few minutes folding the paper forward and backward along the pre-creased lines to sharpen the creases (horizontally, vertically, and diagonally). This will make the process of folding the paper to connect the different sections of the paper doll much easier.
Start on the back of the doll, where only goods parts of the doll are shown, and connect the doll’s thighs. How might you fold the rest of the doll?
After’s connecting the doll’s thighs, connect the doll’s feet. Can you use these same folds on other parts of the doll?
Flip to the front side of the doll. To cover the dark area of the doll’s face, use the same folds used to connect the doll’s feet. What final fold will reveal the doll’s symbol?
What symbol appears across the doll’s torso? This is the correct symbol for the doll. Remember, “there may be other puzzles in the room. These will often provide symbols or clues that will be used later in the game.”Back to top
The clock reads 3:45. Remember this clock, it may be useful later.
A pin is lying on the floor. It doesn’t seem to point to anything else in the room. Remember this pin. It may be useful later.
Line up the three solution symbols from the red, green and blue rings with the Kitchen symbol (fork and knife) on the outer yellow ring as shown.
The red symbol is revealed by laying the dish from inside the oven over the spill on the floor, then turning it 45 degrees.
The green symbol is revealed by finding the one jar that doesn’t fit the pattern inside the refrigerator.
The blue symbol is revealed by layering the three tablecloths from the pantry over the table, and finding which seat would remain empty after setting the table for three.