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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #30 on: July 12, 2004, 11:21:50 PM »

.  Did you say these are supposed to get HARDER??????

Yeah I think they are
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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #31 on: July 13, 2004, 07:36:54 AM »

*trembles in abject fear* Dude, I read about Ted Tonks, but I totally overlooked the weatherman. I wonder if I totally imagined the line I couldn't find in OotP. Probably. *shakes fist at imagination*

See, I was thinking that the one-named character never had more than one name. Like, we see the first name and something about him, and then that same something later. Guess I was overthinking it a bit, eh?

Next time, I think I'm going to take my question over a weekend. It's hard to lose 9-10 of the hours to working and commuting.
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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #32 on: July 13, 2004, 11:31:34 AM »

Strangely, for me, well, the first time I searched, I looked around for about 2 hours, and I found nothing. The next day, in the morning, not at 2am like before, I searched for 10 minutes, and I found it. I gess a lot of the searching also counts on if you're awake or not.
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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #33 on: July 13, 2004, 11:40:35 AM »

*makes notes to self* Be awake. Don't imagine things.

Any other advice? :)
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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #34 on: July 13, 2004, 12:36:08 PM »

It also helps not to work, I've found.

Work + no play = Susan as a dull girl with little free time on her hands. >:(  Grrrr......
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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #35 on: July 13, 2004, 12:58:24 PM »

*bangs head on wall* I thought of the weatherman....but when you said firstname only, I thought you meant first name ONLY, and ruled him out, since Ted Tonks is mentioned by full name later. *sighs* Eh, whatever.
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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #36 on: July 13, 2004, 01:37:28 PM »

*looks around at all the people who are smarter than her*

I am so going to lose!
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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #37 on: July 13, 2004, 03:56:39 PM »

Ugh, I had absolutely NO idea...no wonder I couldn't find it...I was only looking in OotP...  :laugh: Ah, well, no points for me.  ::)

Cuisine? Yummy...speaking of which...I'm hungry...perhaps there's a restaraunt nearby that serves foods mentioned in Harry Potter...  :laugh:
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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #38 on: July 13, 2004, 04:12:37 PM »

I had absolutely no idea that it would be Ted Tonks. *is clueless*
Man, I hope this one's not going to be as hard (which it probably is, so there you go).
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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #39 on: July 13, 2004, 04:48:08 PM »

Arg. That was a nasty question. Where did you find these theories, Heather and Kelpie?

Is the next question going to be PMed to all of us tomorrow or do we still have to contact Heather? I think it makes more sense to send everyone the question at the same time...

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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #40 on: July 13, 2004, 06:06:37 PM »

Each test will challenge a different talent or area of knowledge.  I had complaints that the trivia questions were too easy, so these test are challenging.  I actually had been toying with the "Ted" question for a while - I thought it might spur some interesting discussion in the SS.
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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #41 on: July 13, 2004, 10:13:38 PM »

Indeed it will, Heather!

But now I know what Harry would have felt like if he had shown up at the lake without the gillyweed.   :-\   :laugh:
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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #42 on: July 19, 2004, 09:00:22 AM »

Just a reminder that today is the last day to take your Tri-Wizard test.  I haven't received requests from several of the champions.  If you do not compete in Round II, you are not eligible to compete in subsequent rounds.
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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #43 on: July 20, 2004, 07:01:07 PM »

Results of the Second Test in the Tri-Wizard Tournament

The second test was:

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rom whom does Harry get these?


Makes 9 large or 12 medium cakes.

225g self-raising flour (or plain flour, plus 1 tsp baking powder)
115g butter or margerine (you can reduce this to 75g if you wish)
1/2 tsp fine salt
1/2 tsp mixed spice
50g caster sugar
115g mixed dried fruit (Granny used 75g sultanas but I like a lot of fruit in mine)
1 large egg
2 tbsp milk
3 tbsp Demerara sugar (for sprinkling)

Preheat the oven to 200C/Gas Mark 6. Grease a large baking sheet.

Sift the flour, salt and mixed spice together in a medium bowl. Cut the butter into small chunks and rub it into the flour until it has the consistency of large crumbs.

Stir in the sugar and dried fruit. Beat the egg and milk together.

Pour the egg mixture evenly over the flour/fruit mixture in the bowl. Using a round-bladed knife (e.g. a butter knife), blend the mixtures together to form a rough dough.

Using the knife, dollop portions of dough onto the baking sheet. They'll fall off the knife in a rather rough fashion - resist the urge to smooth them out! Make sure to leave 5cm between the mounds as they will spread when baked. Sprinkle each mound with plenty of Demerara sugar. This gives both good crunch and shine when baked.

Bake in the centre of the oven for 15 minutes - smaller cakes will take about 12 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack immediately and let cool fully before eating. Best eaten within 2 days!

For 15 points, identify the dish above and from whom Harry received it.

This is a recipe for rock cakes; Hagrid gave Harry rock cakes.

The following champions correctly completed the test earning 15 points:

Kelpie
Madeline
Tiamat
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Angelina Tonks

Carolyn also gets 10 points for submitting the test question.  If any non-competitors have any test suggestions, you can earn 10 points if your test is used.  Feel free to PM me your test suggestions.

Hint for the third test - study www. jkrowling.net

I am slammed at work this week, so I will start taking requests for the five day period beginning on Saturday.
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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #44 on: July 20, 2004, 11:24:44 PM »

Alright, where on earth would one find a recipe for rock cakes?  Do they exist in real life?  I always assumed they were made up by JKR.
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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #45 on: July 21, 2004, 03:53:36 AM »

Well...after a random yahoo search I found that particular recipie at http://www.aspoonfulofsugar.net/blog/2004/07/rock_cakes.html

So, yes they're real...is that the same place you all got it?
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« Reply #46 on: July 21, 2004, 05:07:10 AM »

No, I got mine from a google search and ended up on an ivillage page, and the recipe was similar. I had a feeling it was rock cakes, but I wasn't sure. Then I went on the hp-lexicon and searched for rock cakes or something ;D
Hmm, we've got to study jkr's site, have we? This sounds like it's going to be a good question...
*opens new page, starts to look around jkrowling.com*
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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #47 on: July 21, 2004, 07:35:40 AM »

Woah!  ::) I got screwed up with the 8 to 10 thing....made me think of the Weasleys.  ;D
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« Reply #48 on: July 21, 2004, 07:58:50 AM »

"Granny used 75g sultanas" was my saving grace. That, and Google. :D

Very cool question, btw!
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« Reply #49 on: July 21, 2004, 08:43:12 AM »

Argh...I knew Google was going to be a problem.  That's always my best friend.  ;D
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« Reply #50 on: July 21, 2004, 09:50:17 AM »

Well, you still had to know who gave them to Harry. Google only got me part of the way. :D
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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #51 on: July 21, 2004, 11:26:55 AM »

:laugh:  I just remembered Harry and Ron saying something about the raisins in the inedible rock cakes, and I TOTALLY GUESSED!! :D  And I guessed right!

So, what are sultanas, Ping?
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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #52 on: July 21, 2004, 12:29:02 PM »

I thoought they were fruitcakes. I need to pay more attention.
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« Reply #53 on: July 21, 2004, 01:13:34 PM »

From Websters:
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The often yellow raisin made from this grape.
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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #54 on: July 21, 2004, 06:33:58 PM »

Hey guys - I am sorry to do this, but I just found out I have to go to Richmond, VA for depositions early next week, so I won't be able to check in to do the tests.  As such, the third test will start on Friday, July 30.  You can start PMing me for the tests then.  I am sorry!!!!
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« Reply #55 on: July 21, 2004, 10:46:07 PM »

Richmond, eh? Any chance of coming up to DC? ;D
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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #56 on: July 22, 2004, 02:04:46 PM »

Arg. I'm so mad. It definitely sounded alot like the recipe for fruit cake. The only thing that made it seem weird was the eat within two days part. But I'm glad that we don't have a test thins week because I don't think I would have been able to get on again in time to answer within 24 hours....

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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #57 on: July 22, 2004, 06:19:46 PM »

Dude, I KNOW.  I totally spaced, went looking through my books for any mention of a fruitcake.....shoulda just looked in a mirror.  :laugh:

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« Reply #58 on: July 23, 2004, 09:08:57 AM »

Just to say that I wopn't be here from the 30th July until the 14th of August because I'm on holiday in France, so I won't be able to do the Tri-Wizard Tournament :(
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« Reply #59 on: July 25, 2004, 10:00:06 PM »

Ping - I am just there for the day (hopefully), but will be back up there in October for the trial.  My plan is to hit D.C. during that time.  We need to have a mini-Hogwarts get together at that time.  I think Jim will come too, so y'all can meet him as well.  I will see if I can spring Carolyn from law school to get her to help with my trial and bring her along.
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