‘Evil Lair Escape’ Logic Puzzle Solution Go back to Evil Lair Escape Logic Puzzle A1’s hint tells us that D2 contains a ‘U’. According to D2, that room is adjacent to two adjacent rooms in Column 3 marked ‘I’. The two possible combinations are C3-D3 and D3-E3. Either way, we know that D3 is marked ‘I’. Room D3 tells us that Row E does not contain the vowel ‘I’. Therefore, C3 must. Hint C3 tells us that there is a room in Column 2 that contains an ‘N’, and that Bamf can walk to it from any of the completed cells ‘over there’. Since John is ‘reading us the hints’, and cannot teleport, John is still in room A1. The rooms he must be referring to are C3, D2 and D3. According to the Game Rules, Bamf can walk to any adjacent room. The only cell that is adjacent to all three of these rooms in Column 2 is C2, so this must contain the ‘N’. In C2, John tells us that the only row that contains their row letter (A, B, C, D & E) is Row A, and it shares a diagonal with C2. That means A4 must be an ‘A’. In A4, we are told that Column 4 contains an ‘O’. Since we learned in room C3 that every vowel is adjacent to one other vowel in their column, B4 must contain the ‘O’. We learn in B4 that only the consonants ‘R’ and ‘Z’ appear twice. Room A4 told us that both Column 4 and Row E contain a ‘Z’ and a ‘D’. Since the ‘D’ can only appear once in this puzzle, it must be at the point where Column 4 and Row E meet: Room E4. From E4’s hint, we learn that A1 is adjacent to the letter ‘R’. We were told previously in C3 that Column 2 only contains one consonant. Since this consonant is in room C2, B1 must contain the letter ‘R’. In the same vein, we learn that Row B contains the letter ‘J’. Since it cannot be in Column 2 and Columns 1 and 4 are taken, it must be in B3. John tells us in B3 that the second letter ‘Z’ is in Row D. Since we already know from A4 that Row E and Column 4 both contain the letter ‘Z’, D4 must be the letter ‘Z’. We know from D4 that the letter ‘A’ appears in Column 2. Since we know from C3 that each vowel is vertically adjacent to exactly one other vowel, and that Column 1 contains no vowels, the only possible locations would be A2, B2 and E2. B1’s hint says that there are two instances where adjacent rooms share the same vowel, and Hint A4 tells us there is only one ‘U’. Therefore, the two adjacent identical vowels must be in A2 and B2. B3 tells us that no letter appears more than twice. Since there is already one letter ‘A’, and the vowel adjacent to it is already taken, the second letter ‘A’ must be in E2. Hint E4 tells us that every common vowel (A, E, I, O & U) appears in this quiz. That means that A2 and B2 must contain the letter ‘E’, as they have not been used. In B2 we learn that either Row E or Column 4 contain the letter ‘S’. Since we learned in E4 that Bamf would have to ‘walk through a few rooms to get there’, he cannot be adjacent to it. This eliminates E3 as an option. C3’s hint tells us that Column 1 does not contain the letter ‘S’, so this eliminates E1 as an option. Therefore, ‘S’ must be in room C4. John tells us in C4 that the other ‘Z’ is in a corner room. There is only one corner room left: E1. In E1, we are told that Row D does not contain the letter ‘H’. Since we learned in C2 that the letter ‘H’ is in Column 1, C1 must contain the letter ‘H’. In C1, John tells us that the duplicate consonant is adjacent to a letter ‘Z’. We learned in B4 that ‘R’ and ‘Z’ are the only duplicate consonants, and we have already found both instances of the letter ‘Z’. Both D1 and E3 are adjacent to a letter ‘Z’. However, since E1 tells us that Column 1 only contains one letter ‘R’ and B1 already contains one, the second ‘R’ must be in E3. John does not give us a hint here, but we learned in A2 that Column 3 contains a ‘W’. This must be in A3. From A3, we learn that there is a ‘Q’ left in the puzzle. This must be in the remaining space, D1. The puzzle is complete, spelling out ‘B-E-W-A-R-E, J-O-H-N I-S Q-U-I-Z-Z-A-R-D’!

According to clue in C2 ‘A’ could be in A2 as well. did I miss something in the clues?