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Posted by: Mel
October 04, 2011, 03:20 PM

For this month's contest we are going Pensieve diving! On each of the five Saturdays in October we will provide you with the description of one place and object pair as observed by our muggle friends. Your job will be to figure out both parts: the location and the item of focus. These ambiguous clues are all that our poor muggle friends could articulate and so are rather confusing. Here's an example of what we mean:

This location is a combination of one of Hagrid's favorite meal ingredients, a tennis racquet maker, and a topographic projection. If you need a hint Mr. Weasley can guide you along. Here you will find an object that had two uses in life. In both cases its sole purpose was to carry you on your way.

Answer (highlight to read): Stoatshead Hill, boot portkey

Oh, one more thing. We were able to identify the wizard whose memories were in the Pensive. You guessed it, Harry Potter. A location can be any place mentioned in J.K Rowling's books that Harry has been to personally. Accordingly, the object will have been mentioned in the books as being at that location.

Winners will receive one of three handcrafted wands donated by Wizard Wood Wands (changed monthly) and 50 MyLeaky points.

Full rules can be found here. Clues will be posted on Saturdays and answers to the clues should be e-mailed by the following Friday. Follow our Facebook page if you need reminders about when clues are posted! Good luck!

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18 Comments

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80254 Points

Oh joy another contest!

Posted by Won_Two on October 04, 2011, 05:41 PM report to moderator
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Wow! Kinda complicated!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on October 04, 2011, 06:14 PM report to moderator
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By a “tennis racquet maker,” do you mean a company that produces tennis racquets, or a piece of machinery that is responsible for turning them out? Sorry, I am a total literalist.

Posted by PotterAcumen on October 04, 2011, 11:16 PM report to moderator
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And what do you mean “If you need a hint Mr. Weasley can guide you along”?

Posted by PotterAcumen on October 04, 2011, 11:24 PM report to moderator
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4138 Points

Hmmm a little complicated…

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on October 05, 2011, 02:57 AM report to moderator
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558 Points

confusing, but okay!

Posted by harrypotter4258 on October 05, 2011, 07:58 PM report to moderator
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139 Points

hmmmmmm, yes very confusing, but sounds like lots of fun!!!! Maybe I’ll get the hang of it after a couple of them :p

Posted by emmawatsonfan13 on October 05, 2011, 09:07 PM report to moderator
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hmmmmmm, yes very confusing, but sounds like lots of fun!!!! Maybe I’ll get the hang of it after a couple of them :p

Posted by emmawatsonfan13 on October 05, 2011, 09:07 PM report to moderator
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oooooooooooooooops sorry this posted twice……silly computer

Posted by emmawatsonfan13 on October 05, 2011, 09:08 PM report to moderator
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How interesting! But what I want to know is why is it 50 MyLeaky points? It’s been 200 for the past few months, if I recall correctly. . . . O.o XDD

Posted by . on October 05, 2011, 09:22 PM report to moderator
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PotterAcumen, The tennis raquet maker is only for the example, not one of the actual memories, so you don’t need to worry about what it means. It’s just to give you an idea of what the clues will be like. The actual memory clues will be posted in the Contest Corner here http://www.leakylounge.com/index.php?showtopic=75067
If the Leaky Lounge continues to have technical problems, we will post the memories to solve on our facebook page here
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/LeakyCauldronContests

In regards to the points, in general, we have different points for different rankings. 1st -3rd and Honorable Mention all receive points. Because we have more than one winner for this contest and there are no rankings, we give everyone with all the correct answers the same number of myLeaky points. So in a way, the winners are sharing the points. We have no way of knowing how many people will get all the correct answers, but to give 200 points to each person is a bit much. We also give out more than one wand for the contest, so it’s basically a matter of sharing the “prizes” among all the winners. I hope that makes it more clear.
Good luck to all who enter! We hope you enjoy solving the clues!

Songbird, Leaky Contest Staff

Posted by songbird on October 06, 2011, 05:05 AM report to moderator
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74 Points

Sounds like fun and interesting! Perhaps a little too indepth for my knowledge of HP, but good luck to those who enter! :D

Posted by bellahawthorne on October 06, 2011, 12:45 PM report to moderator
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@songbird: Okay, thank you very much! I’m still a little confused, but I’ve got the general idea, and I’m sure I’ll get the hang of it soon enough.

Posted by PotterAcumen on October 06, 2011, 05:30 PM report to moderator
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Can the “what” part of the clue be a living creature, or just an inanimate object?

Posted by PotterAcumen on October 07, 2011, 10:24 PM report to moderator
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how do we enter? where are the clues posted???

Posted by LocomotorWibbly on October 08, 2011, 06:22 AM report to moderator
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