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Offline KQFanatic911

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Day 4- specifically opening the clock
« on: November 09, 2014, 10:54:43 AM »
HI-- I have tried many things and seen many places to try and figure this out.  It's only the second time I've used the hint book but the hint book doesn't help with this one!  I figured the symbols has to do with the relatives from the graveyard since there are six symbols but it's getting frustrating.  Would you give me a spoiler here?


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Re: Day 4- specifically opening the clock
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2014, 02:19:00 PM »
Hi KQFanatic, you're on the right track with thinking in terms of Gabriel's relatives (specifically his grandfather Harrison Knight whose clock it is) but off-track in terms of the graveyard specifically, though that was a good idea.

This puzzle's basically the same as in the original game*, so you can use these UHS hints to get pointed in the right direction without maybe needing full spoilers:
What time should I set the clock to?
What symbol should I set the outer dial to?

Since some puzzles have been moved to different days and a couple puzzles have even been slightly changed compared to the original game, sometimes the walkthroughs for the original game won't match the 20th Anniversary Edition. But you can always try clicking around the UHS Hints and see if your question is in there somewhere (possibly on a different day).

If you need a full walkthrough that's specifically designed for the 20th Anniversary Edition at any point, there's a couple here:

Hopefully you won't need to use a walkthrough too often, of course.

* The only difference is that in the original game the clock puzzle was available to solve anytime Day 1-4 and in the 20th Anniversary edition it's specifically a Day 4 activity.
« Last Edit: November 09, 2014, 02:49:25 PM by Caliburn »

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Re: Day 4- specifically opening the clock
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2014, 02:38:26 PM »
By the way, I don't feel that any of the resources I listed above give a sufficient explanation of why this puzzle makes sense (the clues and logic behind it). They're decent enough as hints or walkthroughs, but just missing some of the details and the story logic. So after you've solved the puzzle using the hints above and talked to Grandma Knight about what you've learned, if you think the solution was weird and you want to know my take on what the clues were meant to be and how they connect, I'll include that below:

(We were recently talking about this on the AdventureGamers forum so I am copy-pasting with a few tweaks.)

Spoiler (mouse over to reveal):
« Last Edit: November 09, 2014, 03:46:35 PM by Caliburn »

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Re: Day 4- specifically opening the clock
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2014, 08:07:20 PM »
Nice writeup, Caliburn! 

But to answer KQFanatic's question more directly, the hint book does already spoil it for you if you want it to.
Level 1 and 2 together of "How do I open this antique clock?" tells you exactly how to do it.