John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

  • Music:

Ten random things: July 19

Ten clues from a Harry Potter "Crossword Puzzle" provided by Scholastic for bookstores to use for their Harry Potter release night events, with answers:

  1. 5D: Spell to defeat a boggart. (RIDDIKULUS)
  2. 2D: ______ and Blotts: The Wizarding bookshop. (FLOURISH)
  3. 7A: The Wizarding sport played on broomsticks. (QUIDDITCH)
  4. 16A: The street where Harry lives with the Dursleys. (PRIVETDRIVE)
  5. 13D: The Hogwarts House whose symbol is an eagle. (RAVENCLAW)
  6. 10A: The patriarch of the Acromantulas in the Forbidden Forest. (ARAGOG)
  7. 11D: A potion that provides its drinker with liquid luck. (FELIXFELICIS)
  8. 9A: Dudley's last name. (DURSLEY)
  9. 18A: Binoculars with slow-motion and replay settings. (OMNIOCULARS)
  10. 6D: Cobbled street filled with Wizarding shops. (DIAGONALLEY)

It should be noted that this is not a real crossword puzzle, or at least not one that follows the standard rules of crossword puzzle construction: it has dozens of unmatched letters (in a real crossword, every letter is part of two answers, across and down), and it's not symmetrical. I believe this kind of puzzle should more properly be called a word cross. Semantics aside, though, it's a decent puzzle that requires a reasonably in-depth knowledge of the Harry Potter books.


  • My tweets

    Sat, 12:52: Yes, the studio that stripped all the color and wildly imaginative imagery out of The Eternals is going to introduce MODOK into…

  • My tweets

    Fri, 12:49: Embrace your local armadillo. Fri, 22:27: @ rustypup Happy birthday, apparently! Here's to another…

  • My tweets

    Thu, 12:12: "The law, in its majestic equality, forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread."…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.