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Old April 10th, 2007, 5:54 am
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Using the last letters as well we get GINNY WEASLEY

Sorry I didn't look at it completely .

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Almost there! You are missing one thing.


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Using the last letters as well we get GINNY WEASLEY

Sorry I didn't look at it completely .

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Almost there! You are missing one thing.
I seem to have missed something but what ???


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Old April 10th, 2007, 6:32 am
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I dunno how easy or hard this'll be, but it was fun to make

Professor Flitwick must charm the name cards for the new years seating chart at the high table, but Professor Dumbledore was in high spirits when giving his directions and thus mapped out his orders in a riddle. 13 staff members must be placed.

I survey the school I love, and wish the central place above.
Aligned to oversee their clan, let the heads our table span.
My right hand this cat may be, but last of all she’ll take her tea.
First to jet is her great rival, though his cheer may need revival.
We’ll ensure the prompt arrival, of one who’ll see to his survival.

I’d love to reach the stars each night, but all that’s left is a hasty flight.
Divine omens she’ll nightly find, where dark and light do meet in kind.
Beside your place beneath the dome, should be the one who loves each tome.
Flanked by creatures he’ll not sneeze, though he’d do anything to please.
One last place should stand unfilled, her number’s three, she will be thrilled.


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Old April 10th, 2007, 7:10 am
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I seem to have missed something but what ???
Just one thing...one small little thing.


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Just one thing...one small little thing.
HARRY POTTER ♥ GINNY WEASLEY

Harry loves Ginny!


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Ginny almost lost hers, and so almost did Harry
Aragog lost his and so did Barty, Cedric, and Quirrel
What they lost or almost lost is what these don't have
But they that don't have this do have this in some sort of way
And if they catch you, you might go their way

Who are they and what do they not (or kind of) have?
Inferi, and their lives.
EDIT: dam, i was just reading through from page 1 and when i saw it i answered it, then realise it was answered.



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Old April 10th, 2007, 12:38 pm
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Want a clue for mine?


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Old April 10th, 2007, 3:16 pm
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HARRY POTTER ♥ GINNY WEASLEY

Harry loves Ginny!

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Old April 10th, 2007, 3:46 pm
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Okay, kala, here goes ...
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I survey the school I love, and wish the central place above.
Dumbledore wants to be central, in the middle.
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Aligned to oversee their clan, let the heads our table span.
? I don't think this refers to any staff member...
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My right hand this cat may be, but last of all she’ll take her tea.
Prof McGonagall must be on his right, but I'm not sure what the second bit means...
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First to jet is her great rival, though his cheer may need revival.
Not sure what you mean by 'jet'... I think this means Snape, so possibly you're just referring to his jet black hair?
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We’ll ensure the prompt arrival, of one who’ll see to his survival.
?

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I’d love to reach the stars each night, but all that’s left is a hasty flight.
Sinastra?
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Divine omens she’ll nightly find, where dark and light do meet in kind.
Trelawney?
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Beside your place beneath the dome, should be the one who loves each tome.
:hmmm:
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Flanked by creatures he’ll not sneeze, though he’d do anything to please.
Hagrid
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One last place should stand unfilled, her number’s three, she will be thrilled.
How is it she if its unfilled?


Those are just some thoughts, I haven't really got anywhere .


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Old April 10th, 2007, 4:15 pm
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Re: Test Your Wits! The Riddle Thread V.13

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Want a clue for mine?
yes!

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Okay, kala, here goes ...
...
Those are just some thoughts, I haven't really got anywhere .
You got the right staff members for the clues you picked out, but only got the placement of Dumbledore And I did say "staff members" in general not just teachers.


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I'm not quite sure about the placings yet, so I'll just go for a few more staff members...
I survey the school I love, and wish the central place above. Dumbledore
Aligned to oversee their clan, let the heads our table span.
My right hand this cat may be, but last of all she’ll take her tea. McGonagall
First to jet is her great rival, though his cheer may need revival.Snape
We’ll ensure the prompt arrival, of one who’ll see to his survival. I think this is wrong, but Filch?

I’d love to reach the stars each night, but all that’s left is a hasty flight. Sinastra
Divine omens she’ll nightly find, where dark and light do meet in kind. Trelawney
Beside your place beneath the dome, should be the one who loves each tome. Madam Pince, the librarian?
Flanked by creatures he’ll not sneeze, though he’d do anything to please. Hagrid
One last place should stand unfilled, her number’s three, she will be thrilled. The new DADA teacher, maybe?
So, do 3 have two members of staff?


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and I always get confused, because in supermarkets they turn the lights off when they want you to leave, but in discos they turn them on.
and it's always sad to go, but it's never that sad, because there's only so many places you're guaranteed of getting a hug when you leave.
and then on the way home, it always seems like a good idea to go paddling in the fountain, and that's because it IS a good idea.
and we're just like, how rousseau depicts man in the state of nature:
we're undeveloped, we're ignorant, we're stupid, but we're happy

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I survey the school I love, and wish the central place above. Dumbledore
Aligned to oversee their clan, let the heads our table span.
My right hand this cat may be, but last of all she’ll take her tea. McGonagall
First to jet is her great rival, though his cheer may need revival.Snape
We’ll ensure the prompt arrival, of one who’ll see to his survival. I think this is wrong, but Filch?

I’d love to reach the stars each night, but all that’s left is a hasty flight. Sinastra & ?
Divine omens she’ll nightly find, where dark and light do meet in kind. Trelawney & ?
Beside your place beneath the dome, should be the one who loves each tome. Madam Pince, the librarian?
Flanked by creatures he’ll not sneeze, though he’d do anything to please. Hagrid & ...
One last place should stand unfilled, her number’s three, she will be thrilled. The new DADA teacher, maybe?

You've got DD, MM, SS, AS, ST, MP, and RH--7 6 more. This happened during one of Harry's years so the DA teacher is known


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Could it possibly be GoF, with the Karakoff and Maxie? ( thats just a random uess )

Aligned to oversee their clan, let the heads our table span.

We’ll ensure the prompt arrival, of one who’ll see to his survival. I think this is wrong, but Filch?

I’d love to reach the stars each night, but all that’s left is a hasty flight. Sinastra & Karakoff?(hasty flight)
Divine omens she’ll nightly find, where dark and light do meet in kind. Trelawney & ?

Flanked by creatures he’ll not sneeze, though he’d do anything to please. Hagrid & ...
One last place should stand unfilled, her number’s three, she will be thrilled. Random guess, just looking for a female teacher - Sprout? Or, if its not GoF but OotP it could be Umbridge...


As for the placings... If Dumbledore is facing the students, and his right is 8 then...
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7. Dumbledore
8. McGonagall?
9.
10.
11
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13.
I haven't got ver yfar!


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and I always get confused, because in supermarkets they turn the lights off when they want you to leave, but in discos they turn them on.
and it's always sad to go, but it's never that sad, because there's only so many places you're guaranteed of getting a hug when you leave.
and then on the way home, it always seems like a good idea to go paddling in the fountain, and that's because it IS a good idea.
and we're just like, how rousseau depicts man in the state of nature:
we're undeveloped, we're ignorant, we're stupid, but we're happy

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I’d love to reach the stars each night, but all that’s left is a hasty flight.

Could "hasty flight" refer to Madam Hooch?


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Could it possibly be GoF, with the Karakoff and Maxie? ( thats just a random guess )
sorry, but you're narrowing it down
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One last place should stand unfilled, her number’s three, she will be thrilled. Random guess, just looking for a female teacher - Sprout? Or, if its not GoF but OotP it could be Umbridge... there are hints in this line no need to be completely random
As for the placings... If Dumbledore is facing the students, and his right is 8 then...
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7. Dumbledore
8. McGonagall? the 2nd part of her clue is important
9.
10.
11
12.
13.


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I’d love to reach the stars each night, but all that’s left is a hasty flight.

Could "hasty flight" refer to Madam Hooch?
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Good job Tibs! So...
I survey the school I love, and wish the central place above. Dumbledore
Aligned to oversee their clan, let the heads our table span.
My right hand this cat may be, but last of all she’ll take her tea. McGonagall
First to jet is her great rival, though his cheer may need revival.Snape
We’ll ensure the prompt arrival, of one who’ll see to his survival.

I’d love to reach the stars each night, but all that’s left is a hasty flight. Sinastra & Madam Hooch Is the left significant for the order?
Divine omens she’ll nightly find, where dark and light do meet in kind. Trelawney & ?
Beside your place beneath the dome, should be the one who loves each tome. Madam Pince, the librarian?
Flanked by creatures he’ll not sneeze, though he’d do anything to please. Hagrid & ...
One last place should stand unfilled, her number’s three, she will be thrilled.
And order,
7.Dumbledore
13.McGonagall

I'm stumped.


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and I always get confused, because in supermarkets they turn the lights off when they want you to leave, but in discos they turn them on.
and it's always sad to go, but it's never that sad, because there's only so many places you're guaranteed of getting a hug when you leave.
and then on the way home, it always seems like a good idea to go paddling in the fountain, and that's because it IS a good idea.
and we're just like, how rousseau depicts man in the state of nature:
we're undeveloped, we're ignorant, we're stupid, but we're happy

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I reckon that if the Heads of Houses are 'spanning' the table, they should be equally spaced out. So there should be three seats between each of them. If Dumbeldore is in the centre, MM at one end and SS at the other, here is my first attempt:

McGonagall - ? - Vector - ? - Head - ? - Dumbledore - ? - Head - ? - ? - ? - Snape

I think that: her number’s three, she will be thrilled = Prof. Vector
And wherever Flitwick is, Madam Pince is next to him.

And: We’ll ensure the prompt arrival, of one who’ll see to his survival = Sprout, because the three Heads of Houses are being described first.


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You're good! Do the places the houses sit change each year? I'll check it out on the lexicon... because the Heads must be where their respective houses are.

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lexicon[/url]]Closest to the doors from the Entrance Hall is Slytherin, then Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, and next to the far wall, Gryffindor (this order may possibly be reversed, depending on how you orient the room to the entrance hall). The teachers sit at the High Table, a table on a raised platform at the front of the room.
So assuming McGonagall is at the end:

Snape - ? - Vector - ? - Flitwick - ? - Dumbledore - ? - Sprout - ? - ? - ? - McGonagall

Ah, but that doesn't work as Vector isn't next to Flitwick there...


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and I always get confused, because in supermarkets they turn the lights off when they want you to leave, but in discos they turn them on.
and it's always sad to go, but it's never that sad, because there's only so many places you're guaranteed of getting a hug when you leave.
and then on the way home, it always seems like a good idea to go paddling in the fountain, and that's because it IS a good idea.
and we're just like, how rousseau depicts man in the state of nature:
we're undeveloped, we're ignorant, we're stupid, but we're happy

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Good work I think that looks right. Vector doesn't need to be next to Flitwick as far as I can see, just Pince. So if this line:

I’d love to reach the stars each night, but all that’s left is a hasty flight = Sinastra & Madam Hooch

means that Sinastra and Hooch are on the left, and so is Pince, then we have the left side filled. Just need to sort out the order of them. Based on 'Hasty flight' being 'left' of Dumbledore, I think this order is most likely:

Snape - Sinastra - Vector - Pince - Flitwick - Hooch - Dumbledore - ? - Sprout - ? - ? - ? - McGonagall



EDIT: Summing up the lines

I survey the school I love, and wish the central place above. (Dumbledore #7)
Aligned to oversee their clan, let the heads our table span. ()
My right hand this cat may be, but last of all she’ll take her tea. (McGonagall #13)
First to jet is her great rival, though his cheer may need revival. (Snape #1)
We’ll ensure the prompt arrival, of one who’ll see to his survival. (Sprout #9)

I’d love to reach the stars each night, (Sinastra #2) but all that’s left is a hasty flight. (Hooch #6)
Divine omens she’ll nightly find, (Trelawney #?) where dark and light do meet in kind. (clue to her position?)
Beside your place beneath the dome, (Flitwick #5) should be the one who loves each tome. (Madam Pince #4)
Flanked by creatures he’ll not sneeze, (Hagrid #?) though he’d do anything to please. (?? #?)
One last place should stand unfilled, (either an empty seat, or Binns who doesn't eat) her number’s three, she will be thrilled. (Vector #3)

Hmm, two more people to find :er:


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Good work I think that looks right. Vector doesn't need to be next to Flitwick as far as I can see, just Pince. So if this line:
Just testin you .
I survey the school I love, and wish the central place above. Dumbledore
Aligned to oversee their clan, let the heads our table span.
My right hand this cat may be, but last of all she’ll take her tea. McGonagall
First to jet is her great rival, though his cheer may need revival.Snape
We’ll ensure the prompt arrival, of one who’ll see to his survival. Sprout

I’d love to reach the stars each night, but all that’s left is a hasty flight. Sinastra & Madam Hooch Is the left significant for the order?
Divine omens she’ll nightly find, where dark and light do meet in kind. Trelawney & ?
Beside your place beneath the dome, should be the one who loves each tome. Madam Pince
Flanked by creatures he’ll not sneeze, though he’d do anything to please. Hagrid & ?
One last place should stand unfilled, her number’s three, she will be thrilled.Vector
Snape - Sinastra - Vector - Pince - Flitwick - Hooch - Dumbledore - ? - Sprout - ? - ? - ? - McGonagall

The ?s in the order are Hagrid, someone who'll do anything to please, Trelawney, and where dark and light do meet in kind.

Just a summary, I haven't added anything there .


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and I always get confused, because in supermarkets they turn the lights off when they want you to leave, but in discos they turn them on.
and it's always sad to go, but it's never that sad, because there's only so many places you're guaranteed of getting a hug when you leave.
and then on the way home, it always seems like a good idea to go paddling in the fountain, and that's because it IS a good idea.
and we're just like, how rousseau depicts man in the state of nature:
we're undeveloped, we're ignorant, we're stupid, but we're happy

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