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Harry Potter Christmas Crossword 2017 (with cash prize)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Taure, Dec 24, 2017.

  1. Taure

    Taure Magical Core Enthusiast Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Last year we had Christmas and New Year's ditloid quizzes. This year we have a crossword!

    The prize is a £15 Amazon voucher or local currency equivalent. It will go to the first person to send me the correct answers by PM here on DLP. In the event of a dispute as to who had the answers first, the order of arrival in my inbox shall be conclusive.

    Some guidance:

    - The numbers in brackets after the clue signifies the number of letters in the word.
    - Where the numbers in brackets are in a form (X, Y) this signifies that the answer is multiple words.
    - Where answers are multiple words, they should be entered into the grid without spaces
    - Ignore all punctuation
    - There is no 3 across, despite how the crossword appears.

    Here it is:

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    ACROSS

    2
    You must bow before him (8)

    4
    Three up, two across (6, 5)

    8
    Take care when eating pheasant (7)

    10
    Harry’s best friend (6, 6)

    14
    Magical Fedex for Valentines (7, 5)

    16
    Location visited in PS and HBP (9)

    17
    Mad Muggle (6, 5)

    20
    Knew Pansy pre-Hogwarts (7)

    21
    A doomed rabbit (5)

    22
    “It had absolutely no effect.” (10, 10)

    23
    Premier preceding pure-blood riots (10)

    26
    The bandwagon of 1995 (8, 8)

    27
    Dudley’s healthy breakfast (10)

    28
    Next password for Potterwatch (3,3)

    29
    Flobberworms’ favourite meal (7)

    DOWN

    1
    Eloise Midgen could use it (9)

    3
    Screaming charm (12)

    5
    Ron Weasley’s suggested method for asking girls out (5)

    6
    Source of James and Lily’s epitaph (11)

    7
    Highly contagious (12)

    9
    Type of fire which blocks Floo travellers (8)

    11
    Portrait opposite Room of Requirement (8, 3, 5)

    12
    AKA Sirius Black (6, 8)

    13
    House Elves' greatest fear (4)

    15
    Distant Weasley cousin (5)

    16
    Trelawney's tipple of choice (7, 6)

    18
    “Wand of ____ , never ____.” (5, 7)

    19
    Slughorn’s brooding guest (8)

    24
    Hunted for sport (8)

    25
    One of Luna’s conspiracies (7)


    With thanks to FloreatCastellum and Newcomb, who helped a lot with the clues.
    --- Post automerged ---
    And TMD wins in just 3 hours of the crossword being live. For those who don't remember, TMD also won last year's Christmas and New Year's quizzes. The man is a machine!

    Answers in spoiler below:

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    I also accepted "electric" for 9 down; "eclectic" is Mr Weasley's mispronunciation of the same.
     
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  2. Nevermind

    Nevermind Fifth Year

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    I‘ll definitely give this a shot over the coming days. Should be a nice distraction from my university reading… Thanks to everyone who helped putting this together!
     
  3. Miner

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    Cokeworth?!?!?!

    I'm actually tilted.
     
  4. ScottPress

    ScottPress The Horny Sovereign Prestige

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    This is why DLP is objectively the best website.

    I'll give it a shot later. Congrats to @TMD on winning.
     
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  5. Shinysavage

    Shinysavage Madman With A Box Prestige

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    I tried and failed to do this during Midnight Mass last night. Will try again once relatives are asleep this afternoon. Congrats TMD.
     
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  6. Taure

    Taure Magical Core Enthusiast Prestige DLP Supporter

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    This is something that came up in the DLP re-read so I felt it was reasonable to ask :D
     
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