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#1 Sirius Fudge

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 06:28 AM

The first set of tasks have been posted. The race for the search of the clues has already started. But it is still not too late. You can always join the activity anytime. Just sign up in the sign up thread and participate in any of the tasks you want to participate to.  :cheer:


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#2 Sirius Fudge

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 06:40 AM

24 hours after the release of the first set of tasks, here are some updates.

 

ACTIVITY UPDATES

 

HOLer A has already acquired 2 clues. 

HOLer B, C and D already have 1 clue each.

 

No guesses have been submitted.

 

Every one can still join the activity. Let the search for the password continue to save Wilbur. 

 

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#3 Sirius Fudge

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 02:49 PM

Third day after the release of the first set of tasks, here are some updates:

 

ACTIVITY UPDATES

 

HOLer A and B each has 4 clues acquired.

HOLer C, D, and E has 2 clues each. 

 

One guess has been submitted.

No right guess has been submitted yet.

 

It is still not too late to join the party. Come have fun connecting the clues together.


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#4 Sirius Fudge

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 02:52 PM

Five days after the first set of tasks, here are some updates, as of writing:

 

ACTIVITY UPDATES

 

HOLer A and B have 6 clues already acquired.

HOLer C and D have 5 clues in their hands.

HOLer E has 4 clues. 

HOLer F has 3 clues as well.

HOLer G has 2.

 

Two guesses have been submitted.

No right guess has been submitted yet.

 

Still not too late to join the fun. Come all, let us relate the clues to the password. 

 

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 10:44 PM

Seven days after the first set of tasks is posted, here are some updates:

 

ACTIVITY UPDATES

 

HOLer A has 8 acquired clues.

HOLer B also has 7 clues.

HOLer C, D, and E has 6 clues.

HOLer F has 5 clues.

HOLer G has 3.

 

Four password guesses have been submitted.

No right guesses have been submitted yet.

 

It's already shaping to be a close race to the finish. Relate your clues to the password. Have fun!  :high5:


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#6 Sirius Fudge

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 03:53 AM

It seemed that many folks have difficulties in guessing the right password and relating the clues to the password. Here are some general advices, which may be helpful or not.

 

The password is composed of only one word. 

Four of the clues relate to the context surrounding the password.

Three of them points to the critical information that would easily lead to the password.

The last three talks about the password itself.

 

Hopefully, things are clearer. Let's get the password and do not forget to have fun!


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 01:23 AM

Apologies for not being around this weekend. To compensate for the absence and the difficulty of the task of uncovering the password:

 

I am offering a discussion regarding one clue you will choose to discuss with me. I will not give the direct answer that the clue offers but I may push you to a direction for you to get what the clue means easier.

 

To avail this discussion, kindly send a PM to me in the "Password Guess" PM thread that you already have and write in there which clue card you want to discuss with me. Only one clue card will be discussed in this time so choose wisely.

 

P.S. I will still be uploading tasks for more clues so look out for it. 

 

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 03:20 PM

Here are the updates ten (10) days after the first set of tasks is posted:

 

ACTIVITY UPDATES

 

HOLer A has completed all 10 clues.

HOLer B has 9 clues in their hand.

HOLer C, D, and E has 8 clues.

HOLer F also has 7 clues.

HOLer G has 6.

 

Eight (8) password guesses have been submitted.

No correct password guesses yet.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE 

 

In addition to the bonus one clue discussion regarding the card of your choice, those who already has ten clues could exchange their every newly earned 3 clue points with extra discussion regarding one clue of their choice. This is optional and would definitely increase the chances of guessing the password correctly. 

 

Go go! Let us save Wilbur!  :cheer:  :dance:  :high5:


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Posted 18 December 2018 - 02:19 AM

IMPORTANT NOTE
 
Here are the clues categorized in relation to the password:
 
Four of the clues (Clues 1, 2, 9, and 10) relate to the context surrounding the password.
Three of them (Clues 4, 5, and 6) points to the critical information that would easily lead to the password.
The last three (Clues 3, 7, and 8) talks about the password itself.
 
Go go!  :high5:

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 01:03 AM

As the activity draws near to its end, here are more

 

IMPORTANT NOTES

 

It seems that Clues 4, 5, and 6 have been the most difficult to decipher, albeit them being the most crucial ones.

 

Clue 4: Together with another card (showing the division of the image as the syllables), they offer a "sound like" challenge, the answer leading to a crucial information that would easily lead to the password.

 

Clue 5: The clue is not what you directly see. It is an "uncover the hidden word/message" challenge, the answer leading to a crucial information that would easily lead to the password.

 

Clue 6: Together with another card (showing the division of the image as the syllables), they offer a "sound like" challenge, the answer leading to a crucial information that would easily lead to the password.


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#11 Prof. Tarma Amelia Black

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 03:18 AM

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 05:35 AM

ANNOUNCEMENT!

 

HOLIDAYS IN THE SETT IS SAVED!

 

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Thank you to WILL LESTRANGE, who sent in the correct password. You win lots and lots of diamonds and awards.

 

The activity is still open for the second and third placer. You have until Friday, 21 December, 11:59PM HOL time to submit your guesses. 


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Posted 19 December 2018 - 08:16 PM

HA!

 

Your nefarious puzzle has been resolved!    :cheer:

 

 

 

Well done, Will.  :high5:

 

I'll continue to .... look and ponder and hold up-side-down and sideways all the clues ....


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Posted 20 December 2018 - 01:22 PM

Tarma did it! She is the second to guess the password. One more slot is available for the top three places. *nods*

 

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Posted 21 December 2018 - 03:30 AM

I keep forgetting that, not only does Sirius think outside the box, he shredded it and used it for firestarters.

 

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Posted 21 December 2018 - 02:19 PM

And the third to send in the right password is Katelin Mazur Ross! :cheer:

 

You can still send in your guesses until 11:59 PM December 21. *nods*


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Posted 21 December 2018 - 06:59 PM

Well done, Mazur! 

 

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Posted 22 December 2018 - 12:27 AM

The solution to the clues are laid below. THANK YOU everyone for participating. APOLOGIES for contributing to the stress brought by the holidays. Happy HOLidays everyone!

 

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The first clue relates to the context surrounding the password. It highlights a blowing gum, relating to the incident when Alice Longbottom gave Neville an empty Drooble's Blowing Gum wrapper, of which has important meaning for both Neville and her mother.

 

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Clue 2 also relates to the context surrounding the password. It points to Book 5, Chapter 23 where the scene of Neville visiting his parents in the hospital took place.

 

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The third clue describes the password itself. It means that one of the letters in the password is the letter R.

 

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Clue 4 relates to a crucial information that will easily lead to the password. Used with Clue #6, it presents a "sounds like" challenge, representing the syllables (based on the cut of the image) of the said crucial information. Clue 6 is "car", leading to "cur" of the crucial information which is "curtain".

 

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Clue 5 is not just a list of words but a challenge to decipher a hidden word among the words listed. It also pertains to the crucial information that would easily lead to the password. In this clue, the first letter of the first word is C, 2nd letter of the 2nd word is U, 3rd letter of the 3rd word is R, and so on, forming the crucial information in the end, which is "curtain". 


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Posted 22 December 2018 - 12:35 AM

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Clue 6 also relates to the crucial information that will easily lead to the password. Used with Clue #4, it presents a "sounds like" challenge, representing the syllables (based on the cut of the image) of the said crucial information. Clue 6 is "ten" or "en", leading to "tain" of the crucial information which is "curtain".

 

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Clue 7 describes the password itself, meaning, the password contains seven letters.

 

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Clue 8 also describes the password itself. The password is an adjective.

 

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Clue 9 represents the context surrounding the password. It points to St. Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries, where the password is found.

 

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Clue 10 also relates the context surrounding the password. It strengthens the role of Neville Longbottom in the setting where the password is found.

 

Let me paste here Will's submission, on how he solved the password. 

 

 

Submitting my final allowed guess: noting that clue 4+6 and 5 point, in different ways, to 'curtain'... but 'curtain' is not an adjective.  In the context you're showing, of Neville visiting the hospital, you see his parents' bed "guarded" by flowery curtains.

 
And since "flowery" is a 7 letter adjective containing an "R", I'm going to guess that the password is...
 
flowery

 

That's it for the Sleigh Ride activity for this year. Wilbur is saved and the HOLidays in the Sett shall continue. Thank you to everyone who participated. Again, apologies! :P HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE! I'll be off now and shall return in around five days for the awards and prizes. 


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Posted 07 January 2019 - 04:10 AM

That was so difficult to do!  The simplicity of the clues was sheer genius. :reading:

 

I had the mimbulus mimbletonia (so Neville) and Mungo (so St. Mungos) then adjective (so it's an adjective) and seven letters (so it has seven letters) and 'R' so one letter is an R.

 

I didn't get any of the others.  :o  I was thinking too hard!

 

So I read again and again that chapter (22) in OOTP!   I read it for any word which was an adjective and had 7 letters and had an 'r' in it. Then .... curtains.    Flowery!


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