Puzzle 1: (Almost) Packed and Ready to Go

Lucas Bachmann

The phone started ringing. Joseph Bernoulli, previously deep in slumber, raised himself off the green stained couch he’d been lying on, and shuffled towards his unkempt desk. With a yawn, he picked up the receiver, and spoke in a gruff tone: “Detective Bernoulli speaking”.

“This is Constable Hansel speaking. We have reports of a break-in into Cloudstone Bank, and we may require your expertise. May you please report to the scene as soon as possible?”

“Of course”. Bernoulli slammed the receiver down. Time for another case.

He looked around his office. It was a mess! Dossiers littered the floor and desk, the shelves were haphazardly packed with all manners of trinkets, all covered in a thin layer of dust. He sighed, realising he would have to clean up his office soon.

In any case, he found his briefcase, and all of the tools he would need for the job. If only he could figure out how to fit all of this in.

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Solution

After packing all of his tools as tightly as possible, he leaned his entire body against the top of his briefcase, grateful to hear the lock click shut. He hurriedly grabbed the handle and ran to the door: he was already late!

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