Let's number the hallways (doors) from $1$ to $2001$ from west to east.
One important observation is that:
This is because:
Now, another important observation is that, if a dead-end room connects hallway $i$ and $i+1$:
Combining both observations:
How long will it take for us to survive?
This is a visual help:
I don't think there's anything in the story that shows that the (fictional) Chinese didn't fake this right, but here's a thing that seems like it might be easy to get wrong and possible to detect:
You could be
A long time ago, I used to be a model,
Even though I was a bit thick boned,
I'd dress in casual clothes like everyone else,
I could have been a thousand different things, I was way ahead of my time,
It pains me to think I should have been a singer instead,
Nowadays, I'm not as mobile as I used to be,
People treat me like I'm a ...
StephenTG has the correct answer. Just to finish off the full explanation by solving the remaining clues:
James doesn't understand the difference between a trash can and a belt.
James thinks that kings helped mosquitoes reproduce.
James thinks that cylinder locks have ink in them.
James believes that the atmosphere will possess his father's estate.
Your sister is
and the age on the cake is
Proof of uniqueness
We're given several pieces of information:
"transposed the digits of her age" - her age is 2 digits.
"She'll thank you for the compliment" - the age on the cake makes her seem younger, so the second digit is smaller than the first.
"her age is a prime number" - her age is a 2-digit ...
Jimmy's shaking in his _____.
Then it would be simply impossible for him to _____ their appetite for questioning and dampen their hopes of finding a loophole.
Give him one heck of a _____, perhaps?
He thought he saw rhos, sigmas, maybe even _____.
Then, with a look of disgust on his face, he _____ its contents, grumbling that they weren't the kind of ...
Were you driving a
The instructor was in the back seat, because
You can't go slower than 60 mph, because
The engine won't break, since
You can probably stop by
Once the journey stops,
will be quite unusable, and is usually towed to storage.
Partial answer ... Welcome back btw!
I love me a good nonogram puzzle :-)
This seems to be
I think perhaps
Incorrect, there is zero weight
Mother! Striped with no bra
Beat the sword, the best characters
Gentlemen, behind! Largest to smallest
Here’s the rhyme there’s not much time
Every façade will fade to show true face
Let your head ...
Also, I'm thinking the BANG could have been
The murderer probably got in
And the burned documents probably were
This should leave both hints satisfied and the mystery... hopefully solved!