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Archive of HP Riddles, Set #5, Riddle/Answer #41

Post  Potteraholic on Fri May 06, 2011 5:24 pm

Puck - May 23, 2006 3:51 pm (#1953 of 2987)

Sorry for the wait! It's been a crazy day and I just remembered I have the riddle!

Remember me in times ahead.
Deeds long done,
Words past said.

That's it. Short and sweet.

* answers below *
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Puck - May 24, 2006 4:10 am (#1962 of 2987)

No need to think on it, Azi, as Neville's got it!

It is, indeed, the pensieve. Good job, Neville!

Remember me in times ahead.
Deeds long done,
Words past said.

Pretty self explanatory, I think.
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Archive of HP Riddles, Set #5, Riddle/Answer #42

Post  Potteraholic on Fri May 06, 2011 5:27 pm

Neville Longbottom - May 24, 2006 6:50 am (#1964 of 2987)

Great Riddle, Puck. Here's the new one:

"We do appear, in all of the books.
And we can see, through all kind of Crooks.
One of our kind, is one real brat.
And someone else, once smelled a rat."

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Neville Longbottom - May 24, 2006 10:29 am (#1969 of 2987)

Well done, Catherine. It's indeed a cat. (Though it was a coincidence, that I chose "rat" and "brat" in my riddle).

We do appear, in all of the books
This one I used in purpose to rule out the answer kneazles, since Mrs Figg and her half kneazles are not in book 2. Mrs Norris, however, is, and even though she might be part kneazle as well, we don't know this for sure.
And we can see, through all kind of Crooks.
Crookshanks, the cat who saw Mundungus leaving and also Mrs Norris, who seems to guess correctly, whenever the kids are doing something forbidden
One of our kind, is one real brat.
Mrs Norris
And someone else, once smelled a rat.
Crookshanks
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Archive of HP Riddles, Set #5, Riddle/Answer #43

Post  Potteraholic on Fri May 06, 2011 5:28 pm

Elanor - May 24, 2006 8:52 pm (#1984 of 2987)

**waving back to Tazzy!** Times flies, I know!

Here is the riddle, a very easy one I think (mind you, it is not 7 am yet here, too early for making hard ones!

If you are brave, if you are bold,
Come and meet me at dawn,
In the Field of the Cloth of Gold.
In turn, face the spindle's fate,
And don't forget to look on your left,
For the goal there should be met.

Who or what am I?

* answers below *
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Elanor - May 27, 2006 7:42 am (#2099 of 2987)

Well done Olivia! The answer was "auror" indeed!

Some explanation about the clues:

"If you are brave, if you are bold," an Auror has to be brave!

"Come and meet me at dawn, In the Field of the Cloth of Gold." because "auror(e)" means "dawn" and I wanted it to sound like a battlefield since aurors fight dark wizards. The "Field of the Cloth of Gold" is a historic reference: it is the name given to a political meeting between Henry VIII and François (Francis) the 1rst. This clue was a reference to the fact that Aurors are not only fighting, they are also involved in politics in their own way. And I liked the "gold" reference for "dawn" because of its alchemical meaning (can't help it, sorry!).

"In turn, face the spindle's fate," was indeed a reference to "Aurora" from Sleeping Beauty.

"And don't forget to look on your left," This was a reference to Aurora Sinistra, "sinistra" meaning "left".

"For the goal there should be met." To be an Auror is Harry's goal and, if we re-read the riddle from the beginning, it can all apply to him: he is brave, he has to fight, on the field and in politics, and he's been "asleep" to the wizarding world for years, till he turned 11.

Actually, the whole idea of the riddle comes from a post I wrote a few days ago about the meaning of "Auror" on the alchemy thread.

Congratulations again Olivia, the new riddle is all yours!
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Archive of HP Riddles, Set #5, Riddle/Answer #44

Post  Potteraholic on Fri May 06, 2011 5:30 pm

HungarianHorntail13 - May 27, 2006 6:53 pm (#2116 of 2987)

Thanks everyone.

Sorry to keep you all waiting. Here's the riddle:

Melted sand,
In hand.
Silver lining,
Dual binding.

I hope it's not too easy to guess.

..Olivia

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HungarianHorntail13 - May 29, 2006 4:59 am (#2138 of 2987)

Puck that's it! The answer was the mirrors that Sirius and James used, one which was later passed down to Harry.

Melted sand, ~For anyone who doesn't know, melted sand is glass.
In hand. ~It's a mirror that is easy to carry around.
Silver lining, ~Glass is lined with a silver plate to make it reflect.
Dual binding. ~It can connect the two people who hold the mirrors.

._Olivia
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Post  Potteraholic on Fri May 06, 2011 5:31 pm

Puck - May 29, 2006 7:19 am (#2140 of 2987)

Thanks, Olivia! I was stuck on clouds having a "silver lining" for a bit, but then I figured out the bit about melted sand being glass.

Okay, so here's a new riddle!

When thy enemies make you see red
Bravery shall get you ahead.
When endeavoring to do what's right,
The smart witch sees more than black and white

Take time not to loiter or pout,
And to your cause be devout.
Find an answer, do not wait
Move straight through towards your fate.

Have fun!

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Puck - May 31, 2006 11:26 am (#2192 of 2987)

Yes! It is the castle ghosts!

When thy enemies make you see red Slytherin tend to be the "enemy" to our trio. Red for blood.
Bravery shall get you ahead. Gryffindors are brave. Nick's "head" is not attached
When endeavoring to do what's right,
[b]The smart witch sees more than black and white
Smart for Ravenclaw. Black and White make grey.

Take time not to loiter or pout, Myrtle hangs around sulking
And to your cause be devout. The Friar would be devout
Find an answer, do not wait Wait for "weight", also the Fat Friar
Move straight through towards your fate. You can walk and see through ghosts.
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Archive of HP Riddles, Set #5, Riddle/Answer #46

Post  Potteraholic on Fri May 06, 2011 5:32 pm

Thora - Jun 2, 2006 8:54 am (#2218 of 2987)

I thought I'd submit a riddle, as you seem to be in need of one, if I'm allowed. Hope it's not too easy.

Over fourteen I stand judge and jury
Expulsion I threaten in my fury
Yellow orbs pierce like a hawk
tracking movements in the flock
On a silver arrow I took flight
Silver strands high and tight

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John Bumbledore - Jun 2, 2006 9:11 am (#2220 of 2987)

Thora, is it Umbrige? Nope, I see a pattern. 14 is key... 7 + 7 ... Quidditch match... Maddam Hooch?

<)B^D≈ John Bumbledore

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Thora - Jun 2, 2006 12:15 pm (#2226 of 2987)

Lol, I guess it was wayyyyy to easy. 

So John gets to come up with one now I guess. Does that mean we have to wait for a moment when the sticker stalker isn't around?

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John Bumbledore - Jun 2, 2006 12:32 pm (#2227 of 2987)

Thora, I thought it was a very good riddle. But are you saying it had to be easy for me to guess it?

My guess was first for DJU working off the "judge and jury" line, but on second read I realized the importance of the number 14. I managed to edit my post and re-post it while Elanor was typing her post of the correct guess.
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Post  Potteraholic on Fri May 06, 2011 5:33 pm

Elanor - Jun 2, 2006 10:31 pm (#2237 of 2987)

Bonjour (good night) everybody!

Here is the new riddle:

There and back again -
That's one once said -
But the path is made,
For you not to be the same again,
And you may find more in the end,
Than what you were seeking, friend!

Who or what am I?

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Elanor - Jun 5, 2006 12:16 pm (#2293 of 2987)

Congratulations Haymoni, you found it!!!! It is the passage to the Shrieking Shack indeed!

Here were the clues: there and back again" was to make you think of a "travel" one may make (and the "travel" here is both real and symbolical for our characters).

"But the path is made, For you not to be the same again": [/i]the passage was made for Lupin to go there and transform.

"And you may find more in the end, Than what you were seeking, friend!" there were several clues in that line:
- the LotR "friend" reference to make you think of a secret and underground passage.
- when Ron enters the passage, it is because he was searching for his "friend", Scabbers, and when Harry and Hermione go there too it is for searching their friend Ron and they all find more than what they were searching there!
- Lupin also finds more, in PoA but also far before, when he was a student: then he was only seeking a quiet place where to transform but, in the end, he found some true friends there and found one again in PoA.
- This is true also for Snape as you said!

And there was also that idea that this is a symbolical passage one has to go through in order to move on on one's "journey" and that, at the end of this "passage", one will have found more than he thought he would, an "inner transformation" somehow.

Bravo again!!!

Audrey (and many thanks to Nick who gave me that idea!)
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Post  Potteraholic on Fri May 06, 2011 5:36 pm

haymoni - Jun 5, 2006 12:47 pm (#2296 of 2987)

Well, I wouldn't have gotten it without Esther Rose!

Here is a very, very lame riddle:

I twist, I bend. I'm not your friend.
An annoying gnat, I swoop like a bat.
A fall from grace, I restored my space.
What my role will be, You'll have to see.

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haymoni - Jun 6, 2006 5:47 am (#2318 of 2987)

Yes! Esther Rose - It is the wonderfully nasty Rita Skeeter!!!

I twist, I bend. I'm not your friend. - she twists & bends the truth.
An annoying gnat, I swoop like a bat. - she is bothersome and she is always around.
A fall from grace, I restored my space. - Hermione clipped her wings, but she redeemed herself with Harry's article.
What my role will be, You'll have to see. - We don't know what is in store for Ms. Skeeter.

Nice job, Esther Rose!!!!
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Post  Potteraholic on Fri May 06, 2011 5:38 pm

Esther Rose - Jun 8, 2006 5:50 am (#2345 of 2987)

The Riddle!

Here I am, I do look innocent
But I am not like the others.
Be advised do not forget me.
If you do one day you will find me
Holding you from your destination.

Who or what or where am I?

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Esther Rose - Jun 9, 2006 6:14 am (#2388 of 2987)

Finn! You are correct! The answer is the trick step on the Hogwarts staircase. (Simply guessing "Hogwarts Castle" would not have been a specific enough answer. )

Here I am, I do look innocent
But I am not like the others.
Mysterious step looks like a step but once you step on it your foot sinks in until someone else pulls you out.
Be advised do not forget me. Neville has forgotten and had to be rescued quite a few times, Harry had forgotten the step and was almost caught by Snape and Filch but he was rescued by Moody in GOF
If you do one day you will find me
Holding you from your destination.
Pretty self explanatory. Most likely if you found the trick step you wouldn't be able to get where you wanted to go until someone got you out.

Who or what or where am I? the trick step on the Hogwarts staircase

Okay, Finn has officially tossed the riddle up for grabs. First one to post wins.
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Post  Potteraholic on Fri May 06, 2011 5:39 pm

azi - Jun 11, 2006 3:53 am (#2418 of 2987)

Still writing riddle!

BING! x 2!

Edit -

Okeydokey, here is a new riddle. It may be easy, but I thought it was pretty.

Dark and menacing
Until you see the light
But just a flicker and I'm gone
Into Darkness
Once beautiful, now forever destroyed
But never forgotten
By those who care.

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azi - Jun 12, 2006 2:57 am (#2435 of 2987)

Thora is correct! It is indeed about Sirius Black. Thank you Pinky, it was meant to be poetic rather than head-scratching.

Dark and menacing - Criminal, everyone scared of him etc.
Until you see the light - Until you see he was innocent.
But just a flicker and I'm gone - A reference to falling through the veil, and possibly when Harry saw eyes in the darkness when Sirius was in his animagus form.
Into Darkness - I assume that's where you go when you fall through the veil
Once beautiful, now forever destroyed - Azkaban took away Sirius' beauty, he was never quite the same after he escaped.
But never forgotten - Definitely not forgotten.
By those who care. - Harry, Lupin, the list goes on

Take it away Thora!
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Post  Potteraholic on Fri May 06, 2011 6:30 pm

Thora - Jun 12, 2006 3:56 am (#2436 of 2987)

Oh man... As I posted that last night I though, "I really shouldn't post, I might have to come up with a new one."

Okay, off to think for a bit, be right back.

Edit:

Okay back and here we are:

Gilded rise and gilded fall
Floating flitting above them all
A cool soprano then intones
Discharging them to their daily homes

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Thora - Jun 13, 2006 2:04 am (#2443 of 2987)
Edited Jun 13, 2006 3:05 am

Yes Catherine! It is the elevator at the Ministry of Magic.

Gilded rise and gilded fall The doors are gilded and it goes up and down
Floating flitting above them all The memo paper airplanes flit and float above the passengers
A cool soprano then intones The woman's voice announces the level
Discharging them to their daily homes Your daily home is your work, well for those who work days

Take it away, Catherine!
Thora
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Post  Potteraholic on Fri May 06, 2011 6:31 pm

Good Evans - Jun 13, 2006 10:18 am (#2464 of 2987)

Oh Can I take the riddle please I wrote it a little while ago when inspired!!!

My description lives up to my name
of this I must accept the blame
I may be hard to be found
and within me one soul is bound
For a baker I am just too short
and anger and hate within has been taught
many riches I possess, including sable
yet it is not the rich now, who come to my table
Many images around me of this I can see
But do you know what I am? this rhyme speaks of me

I have to vacate PC - be back in a bit!!

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Good Evans - Jun 14, 2006 10:05 am (#2512 of 2987)

ooooooooohhhhhhhhhhh - oh go on then Azi!!!

12 Grimmauld Place is indeed the answer well done

explanation:

My description lives up to my name - well it is a "grim old place"
I may be hard to find - near impossible as it is unplottable
for a baker just too short - a bakers dozen is 13 and of course number 12 is just a bit short of 13
anger and hatred are taught - unfortunately this was Sirius' view of his families background and the shrieking Mrs. Black echoes this
many riches I possess including sable - the house is littered with artifacts, and sable - well there isn’t a fur coat but Sable is also heraldic colour and is the heraldic colour for Black
but the rich don’t come to the table now, indeed it is the Weasleys who are anything but rich!
Many images are around - this refers to the pictures / portraits / elf heads in the house

so all in all number 12 Grimmauld Place is the answer .. well done azi - guess what? it is now your turn!!!!
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Post  Potteraholic on Fri May 06, 2011 6:33 pm

azi - Jun 14, 2006 12:20 pm (#2519 of 2987)

New riddle!

Distrusted and doubted,
From fairytale rhymes.
Sometimes can mean,
Nasty times.
Written about,
Slandered for nowt.

Who or what am I?

Note - Nowt means nothing!

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azi - Jun 16, 2006 1:57 pm (#2570 of 2987)

John, you are correct with your guess of hags! My explanation...

Distrusted and doubted, - Hags have been known to eat children and they appear to have the same distrust put upon them as vampires and werewolves.

From fairytale rhymes. - According to the Lex, there was a hag called Maladora Grimm, who was the queen from Snow White, and also Leticia Somnolens, who was responsible for Sleeping Beauty.

Sometimes can mean,

Nasty times.
- Quirrell apparently had a 'nasty bit of business' with a hag on his year's experience away from teaching.

Written about, - Gilderoy Lockhart wrote 'Holidays with Hags'.

Slandered for nowt. - Hags feel they have an unnecessary reputation. Annis Black (a hag) wrote to the Daily Prophet protesting against the portrayal of hags as 'flesh-eating monsters'. This was in a Daily Prophet from the days of the fan club magazine, so you might only have got this reference if you read the Lexicon a lot!

Who or what am I?

Note - Nowt means nothing!

I hope this explanation make sense. It was a pretty difficult riddle unless you read the Lexicon, I think.

Take it away, John!
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Post  Potteraholic on Fri May 06, 2011 6:34 pm

John Bumbledore - Jun 19, 2006 6:50 am (#2616 of 2987)

Good morning (day or evening)!

Oh, I fear this will be either too easy or too obtuse. So I guess I am of two parts.


Beset by an olive,
I'm called complaintive.

Though I am no tree,
I'm known to the three.

I hope you can find the answer, just not too soon.

<)B^D≈ John Bumbledore

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John Bumbledore - Jun 19, 2006 8:28 am (#2621 of 2987)

Catherine, You got it!

"Beset by an olive" -- Olive Hornby teased Myrtle, causing her to hide in the girl's bathroom.
"I'm called complaintive" -- (you try to rhyme with olive!) Moaning is a type of complaint.

"Though I am no tree" -- I never placed Myrtle as a tree related to a Willow until I read it in the Lexicon. I am familiar with Crape Myrtle, which is not related to the Myrtle tree, and the "weeping" Willow which is a tree.
"I'm known to the three." -- The three, Harry, Ron, and Hermione do know Myrtle quite well.

Azi, I think Grawp was a good guess for the tree reference!

Catherine, you have the riddle. Take it away!

<)B^D≈ John Bumbledore
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Post  Potteraholic on Fri May 06, 2011 6:35 pm

Catherine - Jun 20, 2006 6:25 am (#2647 of 2987)

Here's the new riddle. Thank you for your patience. I'm not very good at these, but I made an effort.

Once upon a time in a forest glen
Purity reigned over sin.
Much too fleet for mortal foot
Captured by maiden hand.
Once was gold and this was lost.
Next came the silver frost.
Finally whiter than snow turn
Merely a glimpse did he earn.

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TwinklingBlueEyes - Jun 20, 2006 6:47 am (#2648 of 2987)

Is it a unicorn?

Catherine - Jun 20, 2006 9:43 am (#2659 of 2987)

TBE did answer it, and so quickly. Now I'm off the hook. I'll look forward to TBE's riddle.
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Post  Potteraholic on Fri May 06, 2011 6:36 pm

TwinklingBlueEyes - Jun 20, 2006 11:47 am (#2668 of 2987)

Well known to wizard and Muggle alike, I'm known in legends far and wide. Unseen by some, a pest to many, if you’re not careful you'll have many. I'm very elemental to this earth you see, disguised in many forms is me. I fly through the air with greatest of ease, but nevertheless I'll be back you'll see

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TwinklingBlueEyes - Jun 20, 2006 12:39 pm (#2674 of 2987)

Hope you have your riddle ready, it is indeed a gnome.

A gnome is a legendary creature. According to the alchemist Paracelsus, gnomes are the most important of the elemental spirits of the classical element of earth. Gnomes feature in the legends of many of central, northern and eastern European lands. Well known to wizard and Muggle alike, - ""Muggles have garden gnomes, too, you know," Harry told Ron they crossed the lawn. "Yeah, I've seen those things they think are gnomes," said Ron, bent double with his head in a peony bush, "like fat little Santa Clauses with fishing rods . . ."

I fly through the air with greatest of ease, - "This is what you have to do," he said. He raised the gnome above his head ("Gerroff me!") and started to swing it in great circles like a lasso.

but nevertheless I'll be back you'll see. - "They'll be back," said Ron as they watched the gnomes disappear into the hedge on the other side of the field. CoS, The Burrow
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Post  Potteraholic on Fri May 06, 2011 6:37 pm

John Bumbledore - Jun 21, 2006 12:25 pm (#2695 of 2987)

Riddle me this... **Ha ha, I couldn't resist.**

A flower by name, I squeal and giggle a lot.
Earth is one of my colors, but not what I find divine.
I symbolize affection, but from herbology get sleep and sound rest.
I am among the brave and true, now do you know who?

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John Bumbledore - Jun 21, 2006 6:27 pm (#2706 of 2987)

Neville is correct, the riddle was about Lavender Brown.

Lavender is a sign of affection, and concealment. Herba/ly it is associated with sleep and dresses for old ladies. Well! That is what the Google search turned up. I couldn't make that up myself!

<)B^D≈ John Bumbledore
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Post  Potteraholic on Fri May 06, 2011 6:38 pm

Neville Longbottom - Jun 22, 2006 7:56 am (#2723 of 2987)

Okay, here is another riddle:

I'll never forget that dreadful day,
And the memories of it, will not go away.
It's her fault, she just won't leave me alone,
and every second, I hear her moan.
I made fun and teased her, until she cried.
But it was her turn, after she died.

Who am I?

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Neville Longbottom - Jun 22, 2006 11:22 am (#2736 of 2987)

Yes, it's indeed Olive Hornby. Congratulations. :-)
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Post  Potteraholic on Fri May 06, 2011 6:39 pm

Winky Woo - Jun 22, 2006 11:27 am (#2737 of 2987)

Yippee!

OK it’s a short one:

Do I play or do I deceive?
Am I honest with what I receive?

Winky x

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Winky Woo - Jun 22, 2006 12:46 pm (#2744 of 2987)

Well done, Good Evans!

Warning! Lengthy unnecessary explanation to follow....

"Ludo" is Latin for "to play, sport", but can also mean "to delude" or "to deceive". This reflects both his sporting ways and his brief deception of both the goblins and the Weasley twins.

A "bagman" collects money for illegal gambling businesses and loan sharks. This goes way back to the early gangster/mob crime days in the United States. The bagman either collected the weekly bribe money from businessmen who were being "protected" (With thanks to the W hats in a name? site)

Over to you GE

Winky x
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Post  Potteraholic on Fri May 06, 2011 6:41 pm

Good Evans - Jun 23, 2006 6:13 am (#2768 of 2987)

wow - thanks Winky, it was a guess based on "playing" and was he honest with the money he had taken for bets!!! OK I will have a think and try to come up with a riddle.

edit - OK riddle

I like to fly but don’t get much chance
I've also had a recent brush with romance
Within my past secrets are hidden
and my name is not what was originally bidden
a namesake had doubts, others teaching troubles
but for now I think, I'll just stick to blowing bubbles.

Who am I?

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Good Evans - Jun 23, 2006 10:07 am (#2772 of 2987)

Well Done Catherine - I was trying to be all mysterious, but obviously you were too good for me!!!

yes indeed it is Dean

reasons: he was only on the Gryffindor Quidditch team a short while, he had a brief(ish) romance with Ginny

He doesn’t know he is a half and half, he thinks he is Muggle-born

Jo originally called him Gary - and of course his birth surname is probably not Thomas, if Mum and Stepdad are both Thomases (but that’s not canon)

Doubting Thomas was one of Jesus' disciples, and Dean is another name for a Teacher / principal /Academic type.

troubles just rhymes with bubbles and Dean’s favourite footie team is West Ham, the supporters’ theme song for West ham United is "I'm forever blowing bubbles" so there you have it

very well done (and so quickly) Catherine, over to you......
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Post  Potteraholic on Fri May 06, 2011 6:43 pm

Catherine - Jun 23, 2006 12:49 pm (#2780 of 2987)

New Riddle...

Smoke and ash, spread-eagled remains
Tragic glory, coldly slain.
The innocent are the first to die
Lover left with tears and sighs.
Always good and kind and brave
Seeker of a sleeping grave.
Remember that fateful night
Try to do what is right.

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Catherine - Jun 23, 2006 1:58 pm (#2787 of 2987)

Good guesses all, but I couldn’t fool you all for long. The answer is indeed Cedric Diggory.

Explanation as follows:

Smoke and ash, spread-eagled remains (Smoke refers to the smoke emitted from Cedric’s wand during Ollivander’s test, and also that Cedric ‘returned’ in smoky form during the Priori Incantatem. Cedric’s wand is made of ash, and ‘ash’ is something one might also expect to find with smoke. Harry was appalled to see Cedric's body spread-eagled on the ground.)

Tragic glory coldly slain. (Cedric achieved eternal glory by winning the Tri-Wizard Tournament, but was killed in cold blood by Wormtail at Voldemort’s command)

The innocent are the first to die (Harry was told this by a centaur in SS; Cedric was certainly ‘innocent’ and he had a unicorn hair in his wand. Cedric is one of Voldemort’s first casualties since regaining his body)

Lover left with tears and sighs. (Cho cried all through OoP)

Always good and kind and brave (Dumbledore’s description of Cedric from the Leaving Feast in GoF)

Seeker of a sleeping grave. (Cedric was the ‘Seeker’ of the Hufflepuff team, and requested that Harry take his body back to his parents.)

Remember that fateful night (Dumbledore urges the students to ‘Remember Cedric Diggory’ because he strayed into the path of Voldemort)

Try to do what is right. (Dumbledore urges the students to ‘choose what is right’ over what is easy).

Whew. So, it looks like Geauxtigers is the winner of this round.
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Post  Potteraholic on Fri May 06, 2011 6:44 pm

Puck - Jun 23, 2006 7:48 pm (#2796 of 2987)

Hmm, perhaps we can try this...

Harder than even blood to procure.
My legend will forever endure.
Time slips -oh- so slowly past.
The question is, will it last?

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Puck - Jun 24, 2006 8:28 am (#2800 of 2987)

Now you've got it! It is the Elixir of Life!

Harder than even blood to procure A reference to the old saying about getting blood from a stone.

My legend will forever endure. People have long written about the immortality offered from the elixir.

Time slips -oh- so slowly past. Flamel and his wife lived for centuries.

The question is, will it last? You have to keep taking the Elixir, or perish.
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Post  Potteraholic on Fri May 06, 2011 6:46 pm

Elanor - Jun 24, 2006 8:56 pm (#2802 of 2987)

Here is the new riddle!
My gold isn't the one you see,
Trying to fool you? Possibly...
In well-hidden places light plays with me,
And your path becomes merry.
But truth lies inside me:
Crazy as I may be,
I'm the wisest eventually.

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Elanor - Jun 28, 2006 4:49 am (#2841 of 2987)

The answer isn't the mistletoe Jewel but you actually wrote the right answer so I guess I can say you found it still! Congratulations!

The answer was "baubles".

"Trying to fool you? Possibly..." This line and the "Crazy as I may be, I'm the wisest eventually." ones were referring to the fact that a "bauble" is a Christmas decoration but also, according to the Oxford dictionary, the name given to the baton jesters used to use as an emblem. The "fool" was the one who was able to say the truth under the guise of a joke: his "madness" hides in fact wisdom (symbolism we find in the series BTW, as for DD who is a genius but also "a bit mad" as said in PS).

"In well-hidden places light plays with me": this was a reference to Dobby's baubles in the Room of Requirement and also to the ones Harry sees at St Mungo's in OotP.

"And your path becomes merry": because of the password used during Christmas time to access the Gryffindor common room in the HBP which was "baubles" and "merry" to make you think of Christmas.

Congrats again Jewel! The new riddle is all yours!
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Post  Potteraholic on Fri May 06, 2011 6:47 pm

Jewel - Jun 28, 2006 2:50 pm (#2845 of 2987)

Thanks, Good Evans! Sorry it took so long before I got to the riddle, but here it is. Mind you, it is fairly short and kind of obvious, (I think ) but since I'm going away on holiday in two days, I thought I should make this one quick.

Old and worn
Tattered and torn
I may seem to be
But a most faithful one
I will adorn
On this glorious eve.

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Jewel - Jun 28, 2006 7:26 pm (#2847 of 2987)

See, I said it should go quickly, and here we have the correct answer on the first guess! Maybe next time I won't make it soooo obvious! Congratulations to Puck!

Old and worn
Tattered and torn
I may seem to be
--------------------Obviously the horrid robes!
But a most faithful one
I will adorn
On this glorious eve.------------------Harry's "most"ly faithful friend, except that little incident over the TWT. Eve meaning evening.

Take it away Puck!
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Post  Potteraholic on Fri May 06, 2011 6:51 pm

Puck - Jun 29, 2006 5:11 pm (#2854 of 2987)

I didn't forget you guys either! I was off visiting mum for the day, but I have returned with a riddle:

One if by land,
Two if by sea.
Sadly, now, there are only three.
Once unwitting,
Twice were wise.
Third not one, but disguise.

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Puck - Jul 1, 2006 9:45 am (#2877 of 2987)

Phelim, you're starting to smolder! I was actually just looking for the "Hunt for the Horcruxes", but thanks for saving me the trouble of explaining the riddle! (You hit each nail squarely on the head.)

Needed Phelim’s explanation, but never got a chance to copy it before WX closed forever.
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