• Official Walkthrough

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• Puzzle Prime

July 2, 2018 at 2:33 am

This is the official walkthrough of the puzzle mystery “Detective Flanders and the Zodiac Killer”.

All credits go to @andante. Thank you for the wonderful work you have done with this guide!

If you need more help, feel free to ask questions in the dedicated threads in the forum.

• Puzzle Prime

July 13, 2018 at 9:27 pm

1ntroduction

Pay special attention to the words “1ntroduction” and “5tory.” Notice anything unusual? Now find two other words that have that same characteristic.

• Puzzle Prime

July 13, 2018 at 9:27 pm

The Time

Try to figure out which watch on the shelf has “something off”. What time does it show?

• Puzzle Prime

November 6, 2020 at 7:27 pm

The Card

Bring the attached files in your favorite graphics program. The name of each piece shows you it’s corresponding letter when flipped from left-to-right. Your job is now to rotate each one (according to the letters on the card back), and then place them in order to spell the 10-letter word Sanders mentioned. When fit in proper position in the 10-unit frame, your passcode will appear!

(Note that the word has two N’s. It’s your job to figure out which goes where.)

• Puzzle Prime

November 6, 2020 at 7:41 pm

The First Victim

Flanders refers to a particular type of soldier. The attached picture highlights a particular type of number. What do you get when you add them together?

• Puzzle Prime

November 6, 2020 at 7:42 pm

The Second Victim

Four instances of the same word have links in the text. Those links give you four letters (they are also attached here). Make a simple word from those four letters (beginning with T), and you’ve got an important hint!

That hint will explain why the victim’s four limbs are pointing in four directions. Each direction should give you a number. Follow the order of colors in the hint word, apply them to the position of her limbs, and you’ve got the passcode.

• Puzzle Prime

November 6, 2020 at 7:42 pm

The Message

Here is a list of the songs on the cassette tape:
2. Was It All Worth It
3. You Don’t Fool Me
5. Body Language
6. Heaven for Everyone
7. In Only Seven Days
8. The Show Must Go On
9. Jesus
10. Don’t Stop Me Now

Here is a rendition of the recording:
Her stare, voice, and *** revealed her pride. This is not how *** taught us to behave. Now hear this: *** seven sinners will be cleansed. God will judge them now and everyone will ask, ***.

Fill in the static with the proper words and you’ve got it.

• Puzzle Prime

November 6, 2020 at 7:43 pm

The Footprints

Having trouble matching up the prints? Use the following image.

Now place a left-that-has-no-right alongside a right-that-has-no-left. Voilà.

• Puzzle Prime

November 6, 2020 at 7:45 pm

The Third Victim

Everything hanging on the wall is used in this crime scene. The left wall shows LUST illustrated in gray and white squares. The back wall also holds gray and white squares, but in a seemingly-random pattern. Notice how LUST and the random pattern are both 5 squares tall and 12 squares wide? Hmmm…

On the right wall hangs an upside-down heart with an arrow. It’s begging to be corrected. That looks like a hint to turn something else around as well. For your convenience, attached is the back wall’s pattern flipped 180° around.

Also on the right wall is a demonstration that when two patterns collide, their colors change. What would happen if for every gray square in the word LUST, it swapped the color of the corresponding tile on the now-rightside-up back wall?

• Puzzle Prime

November 6, 2020 at 7:48 pm

The Security Footage

After watching the video, two things are obvious:
1) The camera pans across the scene twice.
2) In the second pan, the man is gone.

If you need help in finding what other details may have changed, check out the attached images. You will find four differences (the exact amount of numbers needed to make a passcode).

• Puzzle Prime

November 6, 2020 at 7:49 pm

The Map

You know that on a map or in a spreadsheet, letter and number coordinates run along the top and left edges. Or looking at a chart, the x-axis runs from left-to-right along the bottom and the y-axis runs from bottom-to-top along the left. In all of these cases, one single coordinate from each axis is used to define a particular place on the map, spreadsheet, or chart.

This map also has axes with coordinates. But it uses a different system. Take a close at the different five areas on the map (the mountains, the flowers, the dark mound, the pond, and the long stream). Each area is hiding a letter. Those five letters spell out the symbol that this map uses for its mapping system.

(As if you even needed that hint! It’s quite obvious that the two axes use trees!)

Each combination of two trees side-by-side represents a two-digit number. And ten total trees means each one is assigned a digit from 0-9. Ready to start assigning?

Think about how we count two-digit numbers:

… 18, 19, 20, 21 …

As soon as the tens digit changes — as in going from 19 to 20 — the ones digit immediately becomes 0, right? Same thing going from 29 to 30, or from 39 to 40, etc. The moment the left digit changes, the right one must be 0.

Same with our trees. After all, they all represent two-digit numbers!

Keep in mind these two Axis Rules:
• The x-axis counts up from bottom left to bottom right.
• The y-axis counts up from bottom left to top left.

Look at the five tree pairs on the x-axis (running along the bottom of the map). Going from the first pair to the second pair, the left-hand tree changes! So the right-hand tree of the second pair (the three-layer Christmas-y thing) has to be 0.

And if we follow the first Axis Rule, the right-hand trees in all five squares on the x-axis become 9-0-1-2-3. Okay, we’ve already assigned half the numbers!

Now go to the right-hand trees along the y-axis. You’ve already met 9, 0, and 1, recognize them? And according to the second Axis Rule, the two trees before those should be the two numbers before 9 (in order).

Cool, there are only three numbers remaining to be assigned: 5, 6, 7. And they go to the three left-hand trees still waiting for assignments. Keeping the two Axis Rules in mind, you should be able to figure them faster than a toupee in a hurricane.

You’ve heard the expression “X marks the spot,” right? Well, the way Teddy is holding his cross, and it sorta looks like an X.

Where would it land if you placed his photo directly on top of the map? And what would the X and Y (in that order) coordinates be for that spot?

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