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“I could tell by numerous subtle signs” [WIST] 

Sherlock Holmes once said, “Do you know, Watson, that it is one of the curses of a mind with a turn like mine that I must look at everything with reference to my own special subject.” ("The Copper Beeches")

And so it goes for each of us. We all have a particular way of looking at the world—an expertise in one area or another that forever colors our way of perceiving things. It can indeed be a curse. Or it can be a superpower.

When it comes to deciphering riddles or quizzes of a spatial or logical nature, a decided point of view may make solving them that much easier. Or it may make them seem as if they're insurmountable. It's all in how you look at it.

The challenge, of course, is trying to "unlook" at it once you've set your mind in one direction. The answer may be Elementary, but the brain-work needed to get there is something else...

Baker Street Elementary follows the original adventures of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, as they and their friends work through the issues of elementary school in Victorian London. An archive of all previous episodes can be viewed at www.bakerstreetelementary.org.