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    Instead of swallowing it, he simply stabbed it into his own flesh. The bleeding would be minimal if any, and depending on where he stabbed himself, the body search should have overlooked it.

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    A small needle was used and then swallowed?

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    An attempt at the table impossibility:

    This relies on the fact that Kelsie first saw every lock engaged, then watched from the lounge, meaning nobody could have been clearing the table before the ambush, while after the ambush there isn't enough time.

    However, Dr. Mummies was hiding in the Kitchen or Dining room, not in his room. He set his own lock using the magnet trick to fool Kelsie. Thus, he could clear away the evidence undisturbed before the ambush. If necessary, he could do half the work before and half after.

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    Mr. Pointy Error was stung by a bee or some other stinging insect at some point earlier in the day.

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    It wouldn't be suspicious if Dr. Mummies had his tools with him at the time. Surely no one would take note of this when it was found during the body search.

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    Created after the fact by the culprit during the examination of the body?

    An allergic reaction that the culprit purposefully mischaracterized as a puncture mark?

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    The culprit is Dr. Mummies.

    The rum had been tampered with, introducing a lethal poison into every person's body. This could have been accomplished without breaking the seal, via the use of a syringe.

    The goal was to have everyone except one person consume an antidote to the poison, which was introduced via the cupcakes.

    This makes the locked room murder trivial: the victim was poisoned by the rum, locked their door, and died in their sleep.

    Of course, something went wrong. A couple of people didn't consume the antidote, which would have blow the whole thing wide open. These two people later became the victims of an "attack" by Dr. Mummies: the true purpose of which was introducing the antidote into their bodies. This explains why Ignis, who only consumed a portion of the antidote, was feeling particularly ill later on in the story.

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    It feels good to be back.

    I suppose it is up to the master of the island to strike first.

    The culprit is Pale Darby, the obvious candidate for membership in the Kebur Clan.

    The illusion revolves centers on the fact that the culprit actually had access to every door in the west wing: the latches on the deluxe rooms were, in fact, magnets, while the latches on the normal rooms were steel. If necessary, the latches were plated to appear "steel" or "silver".

    The culprit also had access to two tools, which would later become one: a magnet and an identically shaped steel bar. With these, the steel bar could be used to manipulate the magnet latches, while the magnet could manipulate the steel latches, while the opposite does not hold true.

    So, depending on who the unlucky target ended up being, the culprit could manipulate their door and then dispose of the appropriate tool along with the syringe, leaving behind the tool that could not be used.

    Clearing away the remains of dinner is no longer a problem: with access to all the rooms, the culprit simply manipulated Kelsie's stopwatch, making the stretch of time appear shorter than it was.

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    I miss the frame around the solution posts.

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