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The Welcome Center February Monthly Contest :: Find That Word!



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'Oh, a word is a gem, or a stone, or a song,
Or a flame, or a two-edged sword. . .'

Ella Wheeler Wilcox


Well, as it happens, this word isn't any of those things! For this month's contest we're thinking of a nine-letter word which is very popular with Muggles (most of them, at any rate). But in the magical world it has a special significance. Can you work out what the word is?

TASK

Your task is to find the word. To do this you'll need to work out the answers to these nine questions. When you have an answer, look at the number in brackets at the end of that question: that tells you which letter you will need. So, for example:
Q: Who was Harry's red-haired friend? ( 8 )
A: Ron Weasley > (you need the 8th letter) > Letter: L
Hints:
If the answer is a person's name you will need two parts, first name and surname.
If the question directs you to a forum on HEX and the full title begins with 'The' ignore the 'The' when you count the letters.
Spaces and punctuation don't count!


QUESTIONS

1. Who was the (fictional) author of 'Quidditch Through the Ages'? ( 8 )
2. "He was tall, thin, and very old, judging by the silver of his hair and beard, which were both long enough to tuck into his belt..." Who was he? (13)
3. "The photographs of Lockhart on the walls were all nodding in agreement as he talked. One of them had forgotten to remove his -------" what? (7)
4. "There were several shops, a post office, a pub, and a little church, whose stained glass windows were glowing jewel bright across the square." Where is this? ( 8 )
5. Go to f/("the most powerfully magical number" according to the young Tom Riddle) times (the number of Houses at Hogwarts), minus three. Where are you? (3)
6. It lays patterned eggs, but if you keep this bird you'll need to renew the silencing charm every month. (6)
7. What spell did Viktor Krum use on Cedric Diggory? (1)
8. Name the place where Harry was the first time he saw what he thought was the Grim? [Hint: Two words, neither of them little] (9)
9. Go to f/(the number of years a student normally spends at Hogwarts) x (Dudley's age on becoming an adult). Where are you? (15)

Now rearrange your nine letters and find the word!


RULES

- All HEX rules apply.
- Winners will be randomized from 100% correct entries
- Your entry must include the 9-letter word and the answers to all 9 questions
- Entries must be owled to Welcome Center Mods by February 29th 2020 at 11:59 pm HEX time
- One entry per person; only your first entry will count
- If you have any questions, please post them in this thread

PRIZES

First place - Autographed Magical Me + 2000HP
Second Place - Parchment + 2000HP
Third Place - Gold Quill + 2000HP


Good Luck!


[color=white]Edited by MsVera
 

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In relation to the question of the spell are you looking for the spell name or the incantation?

 

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submitted my entry
 

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Quote: snakesnitch43
In relation to the question of the spell are you looking for the spell name or the incantation?


@snakesnitch43 We're very sorry but we can't give any further hints for being at risk of giving away any of the answer. But I trust you'll be able to understand the answer anyway when you start solving all the clues
 

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Thanks!

 

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Great contest idea! Just made my submission
 

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that as super fun.. and easy... (owled in)my entry; NTS

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Entry submitted! That was fun!
 

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Note to self: finished this!
Was lots of fun.
 

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Great contest idea btw fun and quick but not too easy
 

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Can anyone help me?
What should be the format of the answer?
 

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Quote:
- Your entry must include the 9-letter word and the answers to all 9 questions


@an_archfiend I'm not sure if this is what you're asking, but we're looking for the "secret word," plus the answers to the questions above numbered 1-9 in your entry.
 

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