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Murder (Murder.txt)

MURDER
Central Solutions
Spectrum 48

You are a guest in a hotel. A body has just been discovered in the wine 
cellar. The police will arrive in 12 hours. You decide to go into rooms, 
question people and solve the murder. The murderer is the only one who 
lies; others must tell the truth.

You have four questions you can ask:
Q1 Did you get along well with the hotel manager?
Q2 Where were you when the murder was committed?
Q3 Was there anyone with you?
Q4 Can you give me any clues to help me solve the crime?

Hints:

You have 12 hours to solve the crime. Ten moves can be completed in an 
hour, so the game needs to be solved in fewer than 120 moves.

There are a limited number of objects you can carry. You cannot drop the 
walking stick, so you can only carry two other objects.

Eventually you will become hungry, so you need to buy something to eat. 
Need money? Check out the drawer in the office. While you can eat 
something else, it doesn't agree with you. You will end up in the First 
Aid room, and still eventually become hungry again.

You will need a light source. A match can be found (bed area), and so can 
a candle (restaurant area). One tricky part of the game is that you can 
PUT OUT the candle, but not the match. But you need to be holding the 
candle in order to get a crucial object. So you will need to return to 
this location to get it.

There are only a few crucial moves; most of the objects to examine are 
unnecessary.

There are various ways to get to the First Aid room, one direct, the 
others indirect when you need help. It's best if you visit there by your 
choice first. Question the life guard.

Solution:

INVENTORY (you have a walking stick and are wearing a plaster cast), W, 
OFFICE (you see the secretary), Q1 SECRETARY (she was having an affair 
with the manager who broke it off), EXAMINE DESK, OPEN DRAW, EXAM DRAW 
(you see an egg sandwich, a can of coke, a 50p coin and a book), TAKE 
COIN, W, TOBACCONIST, EXAMINE NOTICE (chocolate bars 40 pence), BUY 
CHOCOLATE (you get 10p change), W, EXAMINE PAINTING (the title of the 
painting is Missing Piece), DROP COIN, BALLROOM, COURTYARD, EXAMINE 
DUSTBINS (you see red herrings, a letter, an empty wine bottle, and an 
umbrella), EXAMINE MOTORBIKE (you see a pannier), EXAMINE PANNIER 
(locked), KITCHEN, RESTAURANT, EXAMINE TABLE, EXAMINE CENTRE (you see a 
candle).

TAKE CANDLE, E, DOWN (in the First Aid room), Q4 LIFE (the manager, 
assistant manager and the MP were seen in deep conversation yesterday), 
UP, RECEPTION, W, N, EAT CHOCOLATE, EXAMINE NOTICE (respect the guests 
privacy), SWIM, SAUNA, Q1 GUEST (you are sent to the First Aid room to 
recover), E, W, E, W, DROP WRAPER, TAKE KEY, EXAMINE KEY (pass key), S, N, 
LOUNGE, EXAMINE STATUE (of Martin Luther King), Q1 MP (he says he never 
met him; since he is lying he must be the murderer), RECEPTION, STAIRS, 
UP, EXAMINE DOOR (locked), UNLOCK DOOR (you see a match), DROP KEY, TAKE 
MATCH, STRIKE MATCH, LIGHT CANDLE, ELEVATOR, RECEPTION, WEST, BALLROOM, 
COURTYARD, KITCHEN, WINE (you see a body and a small key).

EXAMINE BODY (died from a blow to the head), EXAMINE CARD (torn from a 
video cassette), TAKE SMALL KEY (repeat until you are back in First Aid), 
E, W, E, W, S, N, RECEPTI
ON, WEST, BALLROOM, COURTYARD, KITCHEN, WINE, DROP MATCH, TAKE SMALL KEY, 
KITCHEN, COURTYARD, PUT OUT CANDLE, DROP CANDLE, UNLOCK PANNIER (you see 
gloves and a crash helmet), DROP SMALL KEY, TAKE GLOVES, WEAR GLOVES, 
EXAMINE FIRE, TAKE VIDEO, TAKE BOTTLE, BALLROOM, W, TV, INSERT VIDEO (you 
see the MP and a young lady in a compromising position), WEST, RECEPTION, 
PHONE, REMOVE GLOVES, DROP GLOVES, DIAL 999 (you are asked what service 
you want), POLICE (they ask who killed him), MP. You are finished.

Terri Sheehan
2008-02-06

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