I solved this puzzle by myself playing the original KQ1 around ’87. 🙂
But hey! I’m not bragging about this; Actually I wanted to tell you about that I believe there was a built in hint in the witches house, “Sometimes it’s wise to think backwards.”, or something like that. I think I had already finished the game before and was out for a hunt for the last points to gain. I reversed the Rumplestiltskin name in every possible way I could. Lovely puzzle! Thank you Roberta for teasing my Intelligence. 😀
I loved that game series. KQ3 being my favorite among them.
//Marcel Risberg, Stockholm, Sweden