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Post  Verity Weasley on Thu May 19, 2011 2:10 am

Well, it's been more than 24 hours since the last guess. You can't be all out of ideas already! Potty Games - Riddles Only (Vol. II) - Page 2 464751818 I've added my extra two lines to encourage more guesses, so we'll see how long it lasts now! Potty Games - Riddles Only (Vol. II) - Page 2 2752390508

First, you will find me all around you
Don't take me away whatever you do
Or your world will come crashing down.

Next, look for me when hunger strikes
You'll find me in versions that everyone likes
Mostly, not always, a nice shade of brown.

Last, you'll see me in morning and also at night
you'll see me in shadows away from the light
and in your favourite gown.

Together, I defy description.
Find me soon or suffer a conniption.


Guessed: Air Bread Lace! Dean Thomas; Lavender Brown; Love

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Post  Lady Arabella on Thu May 19, 2011 4:07 pm

This is the first time I've found the riddle thread!

Being a Bear of Very Little Brain, the only thing I can come up with for the first part is "horizon," and for the second part, "tea" or "chocolate."

Horizont------? Potty Games - Riddles Only (Vol. II) - Page 2 1242326132 Potty Games - Riddles Only (Vol. II) - Page 2 1242326132
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Post  Verity Weasley on Fri May 20, 2011 2:18 am

Lady A, it's great to see you here on the riddle thread. Thanks for your 'guess' but I'm afraid it's not on the right track. Potty Games - Riddles Only (Vol. II) - Page 2 2752390508 I clearly underestimated the universal appeal of chocolate! Potty Games - Riddles Only (Vol. II) - Page 2 1003735042 You have to remember that there is always a little artistic licence involved with riddle-writing, especially for the sake of a rhyme. In the third verse for instance, I might have been a little bit naughty and used an alternative spelling for one of the words. A homonym - or is it a homophone? I always get those mixed up. Anyway, Choices has been closest so far, especially the last part of her first guess.

First, you will find me all around you
Don't take me away whatever you do
Or your world will come crashing down.

Next, look for me when hunger strikes
You'll find me in versions that everyone likes
Mostly, not always, a nice shade of brown.

Last, you'll see me in morning and also at night
you'll see me in shadows away from the light
and in your favourite gown.

Together, I defy description.
Find me soon or suffer a conniption.


Guessed: Air Bread Lace! Dean Thomas; Lavender Brown; Love; Horizont---?

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Post  Julia H. on Fri May 20, 2011 2:32 am

Oooh.... Walburga Black perhaps?

Thanks for the hint about the homophone words! I must be really out of practice because I did not consider this possibility. Potty Games - Riddles Only (Vol. II) - Page 2 464751818

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Post  Verity Weasley on Fri May 20, 2011 2:59 am

Yay Julia! cheers You've got it! Potty Games - Riddles Only (Vol. II) - Page 2 2942856553

First, you will find me all around you
Don't take me away whatever you do
Or your world will come crashing down.

Next, look for me when hunger strikes
You'll find me in versions that everyone likes
Mostly, not always, a nice shade of brown.

Last, you'll see me in morning and also at night
you'll see me in shadows away from the light
and in your favourite gown.

Together, I defy description.
Find me soon or suffer a conniption.


* answers below *
Spoiler:
It is Walburga Black.

I thought this would be guessed quickly, given our recent Five Words story. Hopefully the riddle makes sense now you know the answer, but here is a (short Potty Games - Riddles Only (Vol. II) - Page 2 464751818 ) explanation.

First, you will find me all around you
Don't take me away whatever you do
Or your world will come crashing down.


I'm assuming most of you are indoors when you check the forum, hence you are surrounded by walls. If you took the walls away, the ceiling would crash down!

Next, look for me when hunger strikes
You'll find me in versions that everyone likes
Mostly, not always, a nice shade of brown.


OK, clearly everyone looks for chocolate when they're feeling peckish, but I was going for 'burger' here. And if you don't like beef burgers (which are brown), you might like chicken or veggie burgers.

Last, you'll see me in morning and also at night
you'll see me in shadows away from the light
and in your favourite gown.


The homophone here was morning/mourning which makes black the obvious answer. You'll also find black at night and in shadows, and every woman has a 'little black dress'.

Wall + Burger + Black = Walburga Black


Together, I defy description.
Find me soon or suffer a conniption.


A little extra clue: conniption = a fit of hysterical excitement or anger.

Congratulations again Julia. Take it away!



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Post  Julia H. on Tue May 24, 2011 4:27 am

I'm very sorry about the delay, but I have had some incredibly busy days.

Verity, this was a great riddle! Potty Games - Riddles Only (Vol. II) - Page 2 3845856932 Here is the new one (it will be easy):


Have you seen my forbidding disguise?

If you have, it should be no surprise

If you find me inviting and grand

Get your wand - you'll need it in your hand.


Enjoy! Potty Games - Riddles Only (Vol. II) - Page 2 2752390508

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Post  Verity Weasley on Tue May 24, 2011 6:53 am

Hi Julia! It's great to see you back. And with a new riddle. cheers

I'll start things off with the first wrong guess, since I really have no idea yet.

Is it The Great Hall?

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Post  Julia H. on Tue May 24, 2011 6:59 am

Hi, Verity!

The first guess for my first riddle on this Forum! cheers

It is a very good guess, too, though not the answer yet.

Keep guessing, please. Potty Games - Riddles Only (Vol. II) - Page 2 2752390508

Have you seen my forbidding disguise?

If you have, it should be no surprise

If you find me inviting and grand

Get your wand - you'll need it in your hand.


Guessed: The Great Hall.

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Post  Puck on Tue May 24, 2011 9:11 am

Room of requirement?
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Post  Julia H. on Tue May 24, 2011 10:09 am

Thanks for the guess, Puck, but the answer is not the Room of Requirement.

Keep guessing, please. Potty Games - Riddles Only (Vol. II) - Page 2 2752390508

Have you seen my forbidding disguise?

If you have, it should be no surprise

If you find me inviting and grand

Get your wand - you'll need it in your hand.


Guessed: The Great Hall, Room of Requirement.

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Post  Lady Arabella on Tue May 24, 2011 2:46 pm

Hogwarts - the castle itself?
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Post  Julia H. on Tue May 24, 2011 3:18 pm

LOL, this was a short-lived riddle! Potty Games - Riddles Only (Vol. II) - Page 2 2222139670


Have you seen my forbidding disguise?

If you have, it should be no surprise

If you find me inviting and grand

Get your wand - you'll need it in your hand.



Lady Arabella, you are absolutely right, the answer is ...

* answers below *
Spoiler:
Hogwarts - the castle itself.

You may not need an explanation, but here it is anyway: Potty Games - Riddles Only (Vol. II) - Page 2 464751818

Have you seen my forbidding disguise?

Muggles only see some ruins and a "Do not enter" sign in place of the castle.

If you have, it should be no surprise

If you see that, you must be a Muggle and will have no idea about the real Hogwarts.

If you find me inviting and grand

If you receive the letter and you can see the castle in all its splendour

Get your wand - you'll need it in your hand.

You must be a witch or a wizard and you can and must buy a wand at Ollivander's.

Congratulations, Lady Arabella! I look forward to your riddle! Potty Games - Riddles Only (Vol. II) - Page 2 2752390508


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Post  Potteraholic on Tue May 24, 2011 4:30 pm

Hello, folks! Since I'm in a HP Riddles Archive frame of mind these days, I thought I'd get our two recently completed riddles — the first 2 played in this forum! — all set-up to be included in the indexed list that I'm working on. In the effort to have only one link to each completed riddle, instead of the 2 links I had to include in the WX Archives (1 for the original riddle post, and the other for the riddle answer/explanation post), I've edited in the following into Verity and Julia's posts:

1) the set #/game # in the topic title

2) the riddle without the attached answer/explanation

3) the riddle with the attached answer/explanation in a spoiler box so that future HP riddlers can't see the answer when they first access your riddle (unless they peek Potty Games - Riddles Only (Vol. II) - Page 2 266347159, of course).

4) a link to the HP Riddles Archive

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For anyone who wants to include this info. into their riddle answer/explanation on their own in the future, here's the code:

Code:

original riddle

[color=green]* answers below *[/color]
[spoiler] riddle with answer/explanation[/spoiler]

[table bgcolor="#088A08" border="0" bordercolor="#088A08"][tr][td][font=Helvetica][size=18][b] [url=http://hplf.forumotion.com/t62-archive-of-riddles#2024][color=#D0A9F5]   • HP Riddles Archive •   [/color][/url] [/b][/size][/font][/td][/tr][/table]

Thanks, and congrats on the riddle, LA! Potty Games - Riddles Only (Vol. II) - Page 2 2752390508


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Post  Julia H. on Tue May 24, 2011 5:10 pm

Good idea, PAH,and thanks for your work! Potty Games - Riddles Only (Vol. II) - Page 2 2752390508 However, we have already had three new riddles on this Forum, not two. The first riddle was Puck's: here and here.

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Post  Lady Arabella on Tue May 24, 2011 5:34 pm

I have to write the new riddle? Potty Games - Riddles Only (Vol. II) - Page 2 793915934

Must it be HP related, or can it be anything?
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Post  Julia H. on Tue May 24, 2011 5:57 pm

Lady Arabella, all the games here have been HP-related so far, but within the HP world, it can be anything. Thanks to PAH, we have a HP Riddles Archive, where you can find lots of riddles for fun or inspiration. Potty Games - Riddles Only (Vol. II) - Page 2 2752390508

I have to write the new riddle? Potty Games - Riddles Only (Vol. II) - Page 2 793915934 (Lady Arabella)

LOL, that's the prize the winner gets! Potty Games - Riddles Only (Vol. II) - Page 2 464751818

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Post  Potteraholic on Tue May 24, 2011 8:45 pm

Julia H. wrote:However, we have already had three new riddles on this Forum, not two. The first riddle was Puck's: here and here.
Okay then, Julia, I stand corrected, 3, not 2 riddles. But with all the formatting, reposting, updating, etc., I've been doing lately, I'm bound to get 1 thing wrong every now and again. Potty Games - Riddles Only (Vol. II) - Page 2 464751818 Thanks for the head's up... the necessary corrections have been made.

And thanks for the plug about the HP Riddles Archive. 250 done, 215 left to go, and 23 Potty HQ Riddles, too. And then... drumroll please..... the Five Words Archive! bounce

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Post  Lady Arabella on Wed May 25, 2011 11:30 am

OK - I think I have one.

You smile and think you have it!
Your heart's held securely within,
Beware of the lair of the Guardian there,
As deeper and deeper you swoop and spin,
To claim or hoard that which is stored.
And never acquire, by stealth or by hire,
Ill-gotten gains, because for your pains,
Justice will wield its Mighty Sword.
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Post  Verity Weasley on Thu May 26, 2011 2:06 am

Is that really your first riddle, LA? It's great, and has a lovely rhythm and rhyming scheme. However, this is not a poetry competition, so here's my guess:

Is it Gringotts?

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Post  Julia H. on Thu May 26, 2011 2:59 am

Yes, a great riddle, Lady Arabella! My first (probably wrong) guess is the Thief's Downfall at Gringotts.

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Post  Lady Arabella on Thu May 26, 2011 12:01 pm

You smile and think you have it!
Your heart's held securely within,
Beware of the lair of the Guardian there,
As deeper and deeper you swoop and spin,
To claim or hoard that which is stored.
And never acquire, by stealth or by hire,
Ill-gotten gains, because for your pains,
Justice will wield its Mighty Sword.

Glad you liked the rhyme and you both win - it is indeed ...

* answers below *
Spoiler:
Gringotts!

It doesn't appear to be needed, but I'll post the "solution" anyway.

You smile ("grin") and think you have ("got") it,
Your heart's held securely within
("Where your heart is, there shall be your treasure also" and Gringotts is very safe.)
Beware of the lair of the Guardian there (the dragon)
As deeper and deeper you swoop and spin,
To claim or hoard that which is stored,
(riding the cart to your vault)
And never acquire, by stealth or by hire,
Ill-gotten gains, because for your pains,
Justice will wield its Mighty Sword.
(The last three lines are a reference to the thieves' warning on the entrance door.)

edited to add: later today I will try to put in the coding for the "Spoiler" field.
* riddle and answer copied/pasted/archived by Mona; formatted/posted by Potteraholic

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Post  Julia H. on Thu May 26, 2011 12:29 pm

Congratulations, Verity! Potty Games - Riddles Only (Vol. II) - Page 2 2752390508

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Post  Verity Weasley on Thu May 26, 2011 12:52 pm

Oh dear, now I'll have to think of another riddle! Potty Games - Riddles Only (Vol. II) - Page 2 793915934

Lady Arabella, I hadn't really thought through the clues that much, but the whole poem just made me think of Gringotts, but now that I see your explanation, I love that first line.

I'll be back when I've thought of something.

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Post  Verity Weasley on Fri May 27, 2011 4:32 pm

OK, here's the new riddle. Get your guesses in early, riddles have been going fast lately!

Behold!
I will lead you in encouragement and merriment.
Behold!
I will hold you in my spell.

Like the doctor and his friend you seek
I'll send you into space.
I'm fair or foul with fiery heart
When I show you my false face.

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Post  Julia H. on Fri May 27, 2011 6:13 pm

The first wrong guess: a portkey?

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