Sunday, July 17, 2011

Clues for Potterphiles

harry-potter A selection of clues that refer to Rowling's magical world. Crack them, crossword wizards.

Times 24823: Spooner’s composer, more popular as subject of film? (5,6)

FT13209 (Alberich): For a spell, he can be relied on to pester one at the wheel! (5,6)

Guardian 25106 (Araucaria): Fictitious prison where king has a veto on extremes (7)

Guardian 25076 (Araucaria): Pass up Harry Potter coin for extra security (7) L_____T

Guardian 25123 (Mudd): No wizards should get face and legs jumbled up (7)

Sunday Times 4359: Herb Draco Malfoy initially scattered round a muggle's head (8) /* No HP knowledge required for solving - I like the surface. */

I got to know a day late that the Independent had a Potter-themed crossword on July 15. Archives aren't available so we can't see the crossword any longer – from the answers it looks like this would have been fun for Potter fans.

Try another themed crossword from the Guardian archives – Guardian 24043, by Paul.

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11 comments

SandhyaP said...

Spooner’s composer, more popular as subject of film? (5,6)HARRY POTTER ({Parry} {Hotter})

For a spell, he can be relied on to pester one at the wheel! (5,6) {HARRY} {POTTER}

Fictitious prison where king has a veto on extremes (7){AZ}{K}{A}{BAN}

Pass up Harry Potter coin for extra security (7) {LOC<}{KNUT}

No wizards should get face and legs jumbled up (7){MUG}{GLES*}

Herb Draco Malfoy initially scattered round a muggle's head (8){CARD{A}{M}O*}{M} / {CARD{A}{M}OM*}

Kishore said...

HARRY POTTER (PARRY (composer) HOTTER (more popular))

????? MASTER (captain, one at the wheel)

A(bc... xy)Z (K) A BAN

LOC<- KNUT

MUG GLES*

CARD(A Muggles)O M*

(Hewlett Packard notwithstanding)

Vinod Raman said...

FT13209 (Alberich): For a spell, he can be relied on to pester one at the wheel! (5,6) Pester=HARRY, one at the wheel=POTTER

Guardian 25106 (Araucaria): Fictitious prison where king has a veto on extremes (7) K A BAN on AZ

Guardian 25123 (Mudd): No wizards should get face and legs jumbled up (7) Face=MUG, GLES*

Sunday Times 4359: Herb Draco Malfoy initially scattered round a muggle's head (8) Card(A M)om

Vinod Raman said...

Here are some more :-

Sorceress to do away with fantastic half-giant (6)

Mordor let old criminal go after very different villain (4,9)

Bad guy from Harry Potter or LOTR moved out (9)

Rowling's character rendered new layers, love introduced (3,7)

S.Vini said...

Spooner’s composer, more popular as subject of film? (5,6)
(PARRY) (HOTTER)--> HARRY POTTER
For a spell, he can be relied on to pester one at the wheel! (5,6)
(HARRY) (POTTER)
Fictitious prison where king has a veto on extremes (7)
(AS)(K)(BAN)
Guardian 25076 (Araucaria): Pass up Harry Potter coin for extra security (7)
(LOC<--)(KNUT)

Shuchi said...

@SandhyaP: Well done! Is there any clue you cannot solve :)

@Kishore: The wheel = potter's wheel! Do you read Harry Potter, or is Knut common knowledge?

Shuchi said...

@Vinod: Lovely clues as usual. The third is brilliant.

@S.Vini: Well solved! Just the third needs a change. It is
K (king) A BAN (veto), after A...Z (extremes)

Kishore said...

Re; VR's clues:

HAG RID
LORD VOLDEMORT*
VOLDEMORT*
RON WEASLEY*

@Shuchi: Well, I think the above answers answer your question. Yes, I have read HP as also Barry Trotter (a spoof on HP) and Terry Pratchett's Sourcery (from the Discworld series)

veer said...

A HP clue from Anax's forum:

Filch, Fudge or Lupin (7)

Incidentally, this won the competition that week.

Shuchi said...

That is such a neat clue, Veer. Thanks for sharing it.

Kishore said...

Thanks, Veer, for the PURLOINed clue! Again, this one does not require domain info.