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by nikki's request


Open Riddles:



Old Riddle by Jezzer350:    


  51431022010016816850870572152440448440100963

- Find a way to split these numbers into groups. There is a pattern that is common in all the groups of numbers so when you split them look for patterns and you'll know you split it correctly. Solve Riddle to find the name of a Harry Potter character.

Clues: There are 44 numbers, and they split evenly, so the amount of numbers in a single group times the number of groups will give you 44. That gives several choices:
.2 groups of 22 numbers
.4 groups of 11 numbers
.11 groups of 4 numbers
.22 groups of 2 numbers
I suggest you try each groupings and look for the trend, it is something that links one group of numbers to the previous.

question from xyrax and response:    


  
X: I noticed you told us to be looking for a trend that connects "groups of numbers," referring to the separate digits. Does that mean we should not look at the numbers as multi-digit numbers, but as groupings of single-digit numbers?

J: I'll show a small example of the problem youface:

68643432 << this can be split into 6864 + 3432 as the first term in the group is half of the previous first term, same with the second and same with the third and forth.

The difference in the actual riddle is that not all the terms are linked like the one above, it might be that only one term in a grouping is linked to the others. Don't worry, if it's the first term in the grouping that is significant then it'll be the first all the way through. Also, in the example above it is split into fours, this may/may not be the case in the riddle.
  


  


I don't know if anyone's solved this riddle yet, but I think I've found something.
When you separate the numbers into 11 sections of 4 numbers and put them in columns, there is a pattern diagonally:
5 1 4 3
1 0 2 2
0 1 0 0
1 6 8 1
6 8 5 0
8 7 0 5
7 2 1 5
2 4 4 0
4 4 8 4
4 0 1 0
0 9 6 3
Am I at least close??
Also, the zeros on the last column alternate (two numbers, zero, one number, zero, etc.):
3
2
0
1
0
5
5
0
4
0
3

Ok, I think I've solved it. Is it James Potter?
I added the number in each row together and got:
13 5 1 16 19 20 15 10 20 5 18
M E A P S T O J T E R
Which anagrams to: James Potter.
How'd I do? I'm a little out of practice...haven't been on this thread in a long time!!!

Ok, here's one from me.

Somewhere in this shopping list lies the name of a Harry Potter character...who??

- kiwis
- green beans
- savoury snacks
- truffles
- torch
- cherries
- cereal (muesli)
- 50g prawns
- 3 packets of nuts
- 500 grams of chicken


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Ok, I think I've solved it. Is it James Potter?
I added the number in each row together and got:
13 5 1 16 19 20 15 10 20 5 18
M E A P S T O J T E R
Which anagrams to: James Potter.
How'd I do? I'm a little out of practice...haven't been on this thread in a long time!!!
Do you have any idea how long that riddle's been up? Great job!


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Do you have any idea how long that riddle's been up? Great job!
Ha ha, thanks.


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hey all!!

tibs, is it dumbledore's friend whose scar looked like a map of london?

can't remember the friends name, or exact relationship, but yeah.

there ya go for now.


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Old July 9th, 2007, 8:47 am
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tibs, is it dumbledore's friend whose scar looked like a map of london?

can't remember the friends name, or exact relationship, but yeah.
That might be because it's Dumbledore himself who has that scar



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No, it's not the owner of the London Underground scar, Dumbledore or otherwise....

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Old July 9th, 2007, 11:15 pm
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No, it's not the owner of the London Underground scar, Dumbledore or otherwise....

Good to see you, N&H! Long time no see!
yeah it's been a while, but you know i had to come back with this next BIG couple of weeks!!!

i'm excited and sad all at the same time!!!


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Wow, you guys are really something! I sat for an hour trying to figure just one of these out. Here's a number one, hope it's not too easy!

816521222311180272158

Clue: What he comes from and how he got here.

Edit: I took about 10 minutes just now trying to figure out my own puzzle, only to realize I posted it wrong! I fixed it. I triple checked before posting the correction, so I'm sure it's right now.


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Old July 10th, 2007, 4:00 am
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I've got one too I think it's probably pretty easy though, but let's see...

Grown, a safehouse, to harbor and lock,
Please stay away of you'll get quite a shock.

Stretching from steps to the shore of the lake,
No prize for the greatest will his family take.

Your capital helps those who haven't a car
Picadilly to Bakerloo, it'd be quite a scar.

Put it together and what have you got?
bippity-boppity-boo? or not


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Old July 10th, 2007, 11:42 am
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YES! Well done willowswish! That is right!


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Old July 11th, 2007, 3:56 am
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Ok, here's one from me.

Somewhere in this shopping list lies the name of a Harry Potter character...who??

- kiwis
- green beans
- savoury snacks
- truffles
- torch
- cherries
- cereal (muesli)
- 50g prawns
- 3 packets of nuts
- 500 grams of chicken
This is all I could see...

K I W I S
G R E E N _ B E A N S
S A V O U R Y _ S N A C K S
T R U F F L E S
T O R C H
C H E R R I E S
C E R E A L ( M U E S L I )
5 0 G _ P R A W N S
3 _ P A C K E T S _ O F _ N U T S
5 0 0 _ G R A M S _ O F _ C H I C K E N


So, I got Snuffles, except there's an "F" missing. Am I at least on the right track?


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I'll have a go kala:

Grown, a safehouse, to harbor and lock,
Please stay away of you'll get quite a shock.

12 Grimmauld place, it grows after Harry read the message and it's a hideout and there is the lock(et)

Stretching from steps to the shore of the lake, the Hogwarts grounds
No prize for the greatest will his family take. Hagrid (small for a giant)? Flittwick? The Creevees?

Your capital helps those who haven't a car
Picadilly to Bakerloo, it'd be quite a scar.
(The London) underground? Tube? Subway?

Anything useful in there ?


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816521222311180272158

Clue: What he comes from and how he got here.
Ok, I realized that my puzzle might be a little tough to figure out with just one enigmatic clue, so I'll give you guys some more, less vague hints.

Clue 2: It is NOT an anagram.
Clue 3: The number puzzle and Clue #1 can be viewed as two separate riddles with the same answer.
Clue 4: 59181522581 <-- also not an anagram, really
Clue 5: There are a total of 3 steps

Hope this makes it less cryptic.


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I'll have a go kala:

Grown, a safehouse, to harbor and lock,
Please stay away of you'll get quite a shock.

12 Grimmauld place, it grows after Harry read the message and it's a hideout and there is the lock(et)

Stretching from steps to the shore of the lake, the Hogwarts grounds
No prize for the greatest will his family take. Hagrid (small for a giant)? Flittwick? The Creevees?

Your capital helps those who haven't a car
Picadilly to Bakerloo, it'd be quite a scar.
(The London) underground? Tube? Subway?

Anything useful in there ?
The third part is referring to the London Underground, but what about it?
Not quite for the first two parts...


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Grown, a safehouse, to harbor and lock, I first thought of the Whomping Willow here, as it is grown and it keeps Remus in and other students out of the Shrieking Shack
Please stay away of you'll get quite a shock.Maybe not a litteral shock, but a tree smacking you across the face would definitely shock you.

Stretching from steps to the shore of the lake, I also thought the Hogwarts grounds, but I guess not... Maybe the Burrow?
No prize for the greatest will his family take. Which would make this maybe a reference to the Weasleys (Ron)?

Your capital helps those who haven't a car Because I thought of the Ministry lending cars to them in PoA...
Picadilly to Bakerloo, it'd be quite a scar.

Put it together and what have you got?
bippity-boppity-boo? or not

I'm probably way off, though... I can't figure out how they go together.


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Grown, a safehouse, to harbor and lock, I first thought of the Whomping Willow here, as it is grown and it keeps Remus in and other students out of the Shrieking Shack
Please stay away of you'll get quite a shock.Maybe not a litteral shock, but a tree smacking you across the face would definitely shock you.
yep that's right! The line's referring to the whomping willow...

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Stretching from steps to the shore of the lake, I also thought the Hogwarts grounds, but I guess not... Maybe the Burrow?
No prize for the greatest will his family take. Which would make this maybe a reference to the Weasleys (Ron)?
The first line is referring to something to do with the Hogwarts grounds, but more specific than general. The second line is referring to something...else.

Murzim was right about the London underground for the third part...

Hint: The three parts come together in one word.


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As far as I understand it, we have three words/syllables, each coded with two lines that add up to one word:

Grown, a safehouse, to harbor and lock,
Please stay away of you'll get quite a shock.
The whomping willow -> tree


Stretching from steps to the shore of the lake,
No prize for the greatest will his family take.
1 the lawn -> grass STOP LAUGHING YOUR HEAD OFF


Your capital helps those who haven't a car
Picadilly to Bakerloo, it'd be quite a scar.
Picadilly and Bakerloo are underground lines , and Dumbledore's scar will have lines


Put it together and what have you got? treegrassline
bippity-boppity-boo? or not not



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