Dining Couples is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box.


Four couples sit elbow-to-elbow in a crowded dining car. All diners are sitting next to or across from their partners.

  • The Joneses are sitting by the aisle.
  • The mustachioed Mr O'Connor sits beside his wife.
  • Mr. Lambert sits across from his wife.

Using the information above, can you determine where Mrs. Hadley is sitting? Circle her and touch Submit.


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The mustachoed Mr. O'Connor is b. Seeing how both c and f are men, his wife has to be a.

The Joneses are both sitting by the aisle, which means they must be sitting across from each other. Since you know b is Mr. O'Connor, c and g must be Mr. and Mrs. Jones, right?

So, where is Mr. Lambert in all this? We now know a and b to be O'Connors, so the people sitting across from them must also be couple. But they can't be the Lamberts because the Lamberts have to be sitting across from each other... Keep the above in mind, and you should have everything you need to identify all four of the couples.



Too bad!

Think hard about the clues you've been given and try again.


That's right!

Since the mustachoed Mr. O'Connor is sitting beside his wife, both couples on the left must be sitting beside their spouses. Since Mr. Lambert is sitting across from his wife, he must be sitting at the right table. The Joneses are sitting next to the aisle, so they must be c and g. With everyone else identified, you only have the Hadleys to deal with. They are represented by e and f.


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