The Doxy Puzzle
Post date: January 30, 2005
'Has Ron saved a goal yet?' asked Hermione, peering over the top of Magical
Hieroglyphs and Logograms.
I'd always wondered whether Jo had "hidden" a clue for us, in plain sight,
on her desktop - and even though I thought I knew what it was hinting at, it
still took me months figure out what was.
Go to www.jkrowling.co.uk, and wait, just watch the page for a while, eventually
Peeves blows across the desk and you see certain things happen (in quick succession
- you might need a couple of shots at it):
- The watch goes bananas (A technical term)
- A few gum wrappers get blown about
- The pen container topples over
- A Doxy buzzes across the screen
- The watch returns to normal.
Each of these events represents an English word or phrase - they are 'Logograms'.
||Watch! (in the sense of "look out!" or "pay attention!")
||Some gum wrappers blow in the wind
||They are 'blowing' gum wrappers (Where
have you heard that before?)
||The toppling pens
||This is phonetic - 'A doc see'
||The watch reverts to normal
||You can stop watching, or 'End of message'
Put it all together, with some punctuation, and you get:
"Blowing Gum wrappers, upset - pens a doc. See?"
In other words, the letters in the gum wrappers spell out a message.
Continue reading Alice's
Message: Why Mrs Longbottom's long green dress holds the key to
the identity of the Half-Blood Prince