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  • This is the official guide for Cadenza: The Eternal Dance.
  • This guide won’t tell you when to zoom into a location; the screenshots show each zoom scene.
  • Hidden-object puzzles are referred to as HOPs. Only the locations of the HOPs will be shown.
  • Use the Map to fast travel to a location.

Chapter 1: The Restaurant

Cadenza: The Eternal Dance
  • Examine scene.
  • Move bush; take RED STRING and BENT WIRE (A).
  • Examine; take RESTAURANT KEY (B). Read newspaper (C); move items. Take STONE PIZZA TOKEN (1/4).
  • Read note; use RESTAURANT KEY (D).
  • Open door (E).
  • Walk forward.
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  • Examine scene.
  • Use BENT WIRE (F).
  • Play HOP; receive TIRE IRON (G).
  • Use TIRE IRON; take FIRE AXE (H).
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  • Examine; use FIRE AXE (I).
  • Open door (J).
  • Walk forward.
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  • Examine scene.
  • Take SAFETY PIN and METAL HOOK (K).
  • Examine; take Cryptex and note (L). Take THEO’S BAG.
  • Examine THEO’S BAG. Open pocket; take photo and TWEEZERS. Examine buckle; use SAFETY PIN. Move items; take WOODEN TILE.
  • Walk down.
Cadenza: The Eternal Dance
  • Read note (M); take CROOKED NAIL. Open mailbox; scroll down.
  • Move cone; read letter (N). Take VIOLIN CODE.
  • Walk left.
  • Take STONE PIZZA TOKEN (2/4) (O); use VIOLIN CODE.
Cadenza: The Eternal Dance
  • Solution (P): (D-G)-(C-D)-(G-C-F)-(B-C)-(F-B-E)-(C-F).
  • (A-B-C)-(E-B)-(H-E-A)-(B-E-H)-(F-B)-(I-E)-(J-F-I).
  • (K-G-J-F)-(I-J-K-G)-(E-I-J-K)-(B-E-I)-(F-B)-(G-J).
  • Open; take note, CRYSTAL BOX, and VIOLIN BOW.
  • METAL HOOK and RED STRING on VIOLIN BOW; take MAKESHIFT HOOK.
  • Walk down.
Cadenza: The Eternal Dance
  • Take HEAVY PAINT CAN (Q); use MAKESHIFT HOOK.
  • Examine HEAVY PAINT CAN; take EMPTY PAINT CAN.
  • Use CROOKED NAIL (R).
  • Read newspaper; take SMALL HAMMER (S). Place WOODEN TILE (T).
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  • Solution (U): B-A-C-A-D.
  • Open; take STONE PIZZA TOKEN (3/4).
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  • Take photo and TUNING FORK (V).
  • TUNING FORK on CRYSTAL BOX; examine fork. Open; take BUTTERFLY KEY.
  • Use BUTTERFLY KEY (W); take GREEN VALVE.
  • Examine box; give SMALL HAMMER (X). Open; take CRYPTEX CORE.
  • CRYPTEX CORE on Cryptex (Y).
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  • Use TWEEZERS; take STONE PIZZA TOKEN (4/4) (Z). Place Cryptex.
  • Examine (A).
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  • Solution (B).
  • Walk left.
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  • Examine (C).
  • Open; move items. Take WIRE CUTTERS (D).
  • Walk down.
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  • Use WIRE CUTTERS (E); take YELLOW VALVE.
  • Walk down, then left.
  • Place STONE PIZZA TOKEN (4/4) (F). Open; take WIRE BRUSH and BLUE VALVE.
  • Go to Secret Room.
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  • Place GREEN VALVE (G), YELLOW VALVE (H), and BLUE VALVE (I).
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  • Solution (J).
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  • Open (K).
  • Take EMPTY BOTTLE and STONE TOUCAN (L).
  • Walk down.
  • Use STONE TOUCAN (M).
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  • Play HOP; receive BLUE INK (N).
  • BLUE INK on EMPTY BOTTLE; take BLUE BOTTLE.
  • Walk left.
  • Examine; place BLUE BOTTLE. Examine bulb (O).
  • Examine lens (P).
Cadenza: The Eternal Dance
  • Solution (Q).
  • Take CRYPTEX RING and THEO’S MAP.
  • CRYPTEX RING on Cryptex.
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  • Use THEO’S MAP (R).
  • Examine (S).

Chapter 2: Harmony Cliff

Cadenza: The Eternal Dance
  • Walk left.
  • Examine scene.
  • Examine (T); take WOODEN GOLDFISH.
  • Place Cryptex (U); take SMALL BELL (V).
  • Walk down.
  • Take STRONG ROPE (W); place SMALL BELL.
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  • Solution (X): A-B-C-B-A.
  • Take HEAVY KEYS.
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  • Take LEATHER BELT (Y); remove cloth. Use HEAVY KEYS.
  • Play HOP; receive WOODEN BOARDS (Z).
  • HOP solution (A).
  • STRONG ROPE on WOODEN BOARDS; take ROPE LADDER.
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  • Place ROPE LADDER (B).
  • Take PUMP CRANK (C).
  • Place EMPTY PAINT CAN and PUMP CRANK (D); take BUCKET OF WATER.
  • Pour BUCKET OF WATER (E).
  • Walk forward.
Cadenza: The Eternal Dance
  • Take newspaper and SHARP CHISEL (1/6) (F).
  • Take SHARP CHISEL (2/6) and WOODEN HAMMER (G); read papers. Take MACHINE PART SKETCH.
  • Take SHARP CHISEL (3/6) (H).
  • Take DULL CHISEL (I). Place WOODEN GOLDFISH; take SHARP CHISEL (4/6).
Cadenza: The Eternal Dance
  • Take SHARP CHISEL (5/6), SHAVING BRUSH, and DUST PAN (K). Replace LEATHER BELT (L); use DULL CHISEL. Take SHARP CHISEL (6/6).
  • Read diary (M); place SHARP CHISEL (6/6), WOODEN HAMMER, and MACHINE PART SKETCH.
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  • Solution (N).
  • Take MUSIC MACHINE PART.
  • Walk down.
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  • Use DUST PAN and WIRE BRUSH; take SCOOP OF SOOT (O).
  • Walk left.
  • Place MUSIC MACHINE PART (P).
  • Use SCOOP OF SOOT and SHAVING BRUSH (Q).
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  • Solution (R).
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  • Take ROPE, PRUNING SAW, and BROKEN BOWL (S).
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  • Take GOLD CUP (T).
  • Take SUNDIAL PART (U); examine gate. Use PRUNING SAW; open.
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  • Solution (T).
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  • Take OIL CAN (W).
  • Move plant (X); take SUNDIAL POINTER.
  • Use GOLD CUP (Y); receive CHALICE WITH RESIN.
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  • Use OIL CAN (Z); take HALBERD.
  • Examine; use HALBERD (A). Take STONE ORNAMENT (1/2) (B).
  • Walk down.
  • Place SUNDIAL POINTER and SUNDIAL PART (C); take STONE MASK (D).
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  • Place STONE MASK (E); take SPOUT (F).
  • Walk forward.
  • Place SPOUT (G). Play HOP; receive SAPPHIRE RING.
  • Give SAPPHIRE RING (H); take BOWL PART.
  • BOWL PART and CHALICE WITH RESIN on BROKEN BOWL; take BOWL.
  • Walk down.
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  • Place BOWL (I); take STONE ORNAMENT (2/2) (J).
  • Walk forward.
  • Place STONE ORNAMENT (2/2) (K).
  • Walk forward.
Cadenza: The Eternal Dance
  • Examine scene.
  • Take LIGHTER and ORNAMENT PIECE (L).
  • Take SMOKING LAMP (M). Place ORNAMENT PIECE (N); examine.
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  • Solution (O).
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  • Take COINS (1/3) and DYNAMITE (P).
  • Use DYNAMITE and LIGHTER (Q).
  • Talk; take note (R).
  • Walk left.
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  • Open. Move items; take COINS (2/3) (S).
  • Take FISHING ROD (T).
  • Walk right.
  • Use SMOKING LAMP (U); take BASKET and MUSIC MACHINE PART (1/4) (V).
  • BASKET on FISHING ROD; take IMPROVISED NET.
Cadenza: The Eternal Dance
  • Use IMPROVISED NET (W); receive FIELD GLASS.
  • Examine FIELD GLASS.
  • Use ROPE (X).
  • Take BRANCH (Y).
Cadenza: The Eternal Dance
  • Use BRANCH; take DOOR ORNAMENT (Z).
  • Use DOOR ORNAMENT (A); open.
  • Play HOP; receive MOLTEN METAL (B).
Cadenza: The Eternal Dance
  • Take CASTING MOLD (C).
  • MOLTEN METAL on CASTING MOLD; take METAL ANCHOR.
  • Place METAL ANCHOR (D); open. Move items; take COINS (3/3) and CAGE KEY.
  • Use CAGE KEY (E); open. Take WOODEN WHEEL and MUSIC MACHINE PART (2/4) (F).
  • Walk down twice.
  • Use FIELD GLASS and COINS (3/3) (G).
Cadenza: The Eternal Dance
  • Solution (H): (B-C)-(B-D)-(A-D)-(A-C)-(A-B)x2.
  • (D-A)-(B-D)-(B-A)-(C-A)-(C-B)-(D-B).
Cadenza: The Eternal Dance
  • Take MUSIC MACHINE PART (3/4) (I).
  • Place WOODEN WHEEL (J); move cannon. Open; take MACHINE PART IN WAX (K).
  • Go to Treehouse.
  • Use MACHINE PART IN WAX (L); receive MUSIC MACHINE PART (4/4).
  • Walk down three times.
Cadenza: The Eternal Dance
  • Place MUSIC MACHINE PART (4/4) and Cryptex (M).
  • Take AUDREY’S MELODY (N).

Chapter 3: The University

Cadenza: The Eternal Dance
  • Read; take AUDITORIUM CLUE (1/2) (O).
  • Take AUDITORIUM CLUE (2/2) (P).
  • Use AUDITORIUM CLUE (2/2) (Q).
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  • Solution (R).
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  • Take HEX KEY (S). Move hat; take MOUTHPIECE.
  • Use MOUTHPIECE (T); take FIGURINE PART (U).
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  • Take BROKEN FIGURINE (V).
  • FIGURINE PART on BROKEN FIGURINE; take FIGURINE.
  • Place FIGURINE (W).
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  • Solution (X).
  • Take PIANO KEY.
  • Use PIANO KEY (Y).
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  • Play HOP; receive DOOR KNOB (Z).
  • Place DOOR KNOB (A); open.
  • Walk right.
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  • Use HEX KEY; open. Examine. Solution (1-4); flip switch (B).
  • Open; take SWAN TOKEN (C).
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  • Place SWAN TOKEN (D); open. Take MAGNET.
  • Use MAGNET (E); take DRAWER KEY.
  • Examine; use DRAWER KEY (F). Take EAR HORN, CLOCK HAND, and SANDPAPER.
  • Open door (G).
  • Walk left.
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  • Take FEATHER (1/3) (H). Examine (I); use SANDPAPER.
  • Use EAR HORN (J).
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  • Solution (K).
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  • Open; take FEATHER (2/3) (L).
  • Walk down.
  • Place CLOCK HAND (M); examine. Take FEATHER (3/3) (N).
  • Walk left.
  • Place FEATHER (3/3) (O).
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  • Solution (P).
  • Take DESK ORNAMENT.
  • Walk down.
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  • Open; place DESK ORNAMENT (Q). Take OFFICE CARD.
  • Place OFFICE CARD (R); open.
  • Walk right.
  • Take METRONOME NEEDLE (1/3) (S).
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  • Take letter, SUGAR CUBES, and HEADMASTER’S CANE (T).
  • Take TEACHER’S ID (U).
  • Walk down twice.
  • Use HEADMASTER’S CANE (V); take METRONOME NEEDLE (2/3).
  • Walk forward, then left.
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  • Give SUGAR CUBES (W); take METRONOME NEEDLE (3/3).
  • Walk down, then right.
  • Place METRONOME NEEDLE (3/3) (X).
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  • Solution (Y).
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  • Open. Move items; take REGISTRY BOOK (Z).
  • Use REGISTRY BOOK (A).
  • Play HOP; receive MICHAEL’S ROOM NUMBER (B).
  • Walk down, then left.
Cadenza: The Eternal Dance
  • Examine scene.
  • Give TEACHER’S ID (C); select (D).
  • Use MICHAEL’S ROOM NUMBER (E).
Cadenza: The Eternal Dance
  • Take METAL FLOWER (F).
  • Take LETTER OPENER and VIOLIN STRING (1/2) (G).
  • Use LETTER OPENER (H); take SMALL KEY.
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  • Examine (I); use SMALL KEY. Take METAL BIRD.
  • Examine (J); place METAL FLOWER and METAL BIRD. Take TRUMPET ORNAMENT and MICHAEL’S VIOLIN.
  • Examine (K). Place TRUMPET ORNAMENT; take WIRE CUTTERS and VIOLIN PEG (1/2).
  • Examine (L); take VIOLIN PEG (2/2). Use WIRE CUTTERS (M); take VIOLIN STRING (2/2).
  • VIOLIN STRING (2/2) and VIOLIN PEG (2/2) on MICHAEL’S VIOLIN.
  • Walk down.
Cadenza: The Eternal Dance
  • Examine scene.
  • Use MICHAEL’S VIOLIN and AUDREY’S MELODY on scene.
  • Solution (N).
  • Take CRYPTEX PART.
  • CRYPTEX PART on Cryptex.
  • Walk down twice.
Cadenza: The Eternal Dance
  • Place Cryptex (O).

Chapter 4: Eternal Dance

Cadenza: The Eternal Dance
  • Talk; take COLOR DIAGRAM (P).
  • Take HEX TILE (1/2) and MERMAID ORNAMENT (1/2) (Q).
  • Walk left, then right.
  • Examine (R).
Cadenza: The Eternal Dance
  • Take CARABINER (S).
  • Move boards; take HOOK SWORD (T).
  • Open; take GRINDER (U). Use HOOK SWORD; take HEX TILE (2/2) (V).
  • Open GRINDER; take THREAD.
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  • Place HEX TILE (2/2); solution (W).
  • Take STAR KEY.
  • Walk down.
Cadenza: The Eternal Dance
  • Use HOOK SWORD (X).
  • Move plants; Take RED BERRY (1/6) (Y1). move plants; take RED BERRY (2/6)-(4/6) (Y2). Move plants; take RED BERRY (5/6)-(6/6) (Y3).
  • Move plants; place STAR KEY. Open; take MERMAID ORNAMENT (2/2) (Z).
Cadenza: The Eternal Dance
  • Examine (A).
  • Place CARABINER (B); examine. Take GRINDER HANDLE (C); place MERMAID ORNAMENT (2/2). Open.
Cadenza: The Eternal Dance
  • Play HOP; receive SEWING NEEDLE (D).
  • Examine GRINDER; close drawer. Use GRINDER HANDLE and RED BERRY (6/6); use grinder. Take RED DUST.
  • Walk down.
  • Place RED DUST and COLOR DIAGRAM (E).
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  • Solution (F).
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  • Take CRANK PART (G).
  • Walk left, then right.
  • Examine chain (H).
  • Use CRANK PART (I); pull.
Cadenza: The Eternal Dance
  • Take BROKEN GLIDER (J).
  • Examine BROKEN GLIDER; use SEWING NEEDLE and THREAD on tear. Take REPAIRED GLIDER.
  • Walk down.
  • Use REPAIRED GLIDER (K).
Cadenza: The Eternal Dance
  • Solution (L): C-A-B-Ax2-C-Ax2-C.
Cadenza: The Eternal Dance
  • Talk (M).
  • Take CALIPER (1/2) (N).
  • Take ELEPHANT (1/3) (O). Use SMALL SCISSORS; receive CALIPER (2/2) (P).
Cadenza: The Eternal Dance
  • Open; take METAL PLATE (1/2) (Q). Examine bag (R).
  • Use CALIPER (2/2). Open; take CHALK, MASONRY TOOL, and SCREWDRIVER (S).
  • Use MASONRY TOOL (T); receive METAL PLATE (2/2).
  • Use METAL PLATE (2/2) (U).
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  • Solution (V).
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  • Open (W).
  • Walk left.
  • Examine scene.
  • Take BRASS TRUMPET (1/3) (X).
  • Take FEATHER DUSTER (Y). Remove; take BARREL TAP HANDLE (Z). Use SCREWDRIVER (A); open. Take HEXAGON KEY.
Cadenza: The Eternal Dance
  • Take ELEPHANT (2/3) and STOVE LIGHTER (B). Use BARREL TAP HANDLE; turn (C). Move barrel and bags.
  • Play HOP; receive BRASS TRUMPET (2/3) (D).
  • Enter Theo’s Cell.
  • Talk (E).
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  • Take BRASS TRUMPET (3/3) (F).
  • Take RECTANGLE KEY (G).
  • Place BRASS TRUMPET (3/3) (H); take BLANK SCROLL and DOOR HANDLE (I). Use HEXAGON KEY (J).
  • Walk down.
Cadenza: The Eternal Dance
  • Use BLANK SCROLL and CHALK; take CHALK DRAWING (K).
  • Use RECTANGLE KEY (L). Use DOOR HANDLE (M); open. Take TRIANGLE KEY.
  • Go to Mansion Yard.
  • Use FEATHER DUSTER and TRIANGLE KEY (N).
  • Go to Theo’s Cell.
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  • Use CHALK DRAWING (O).
  • Play HOP; receive INSTRUMENTAL ORNAMENT (P).
  • Walk down.
  • Place INSTRUMENTAL ORNAMENT (Q).
  • Walk forward.
Cadenza: The Eternal Dance
  • Take ELEPHANT (3/3) (R).
  • Take METAL PIPE and RED CURTAIN (S); place ELEPHANT (3/3). Take LEVER.
  • METAL PIPE on RED CURTAIN; take CLIMBING ROPE.
  • Go to Theo’s Cell.
  • Move pots; use STOVE LIGHTER and LEVER (T).
Cadenza: The Eternal Dance
  • Give MICHAEL’S VIOLIN (U).
  • Examine scene.
  • Use CLIMBING ROPE (V). Open pouch (W); take CRYPTEX PART.
  • CRYPTEX PART on Cryptex.
  • Place Cryptex (X).

Cadenza: The Eternal Dance
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  • Solution (Y-Z).
  • Congratulations, you’ve completed Cadenza: The Eternal Dance.

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