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Feel like trying a Sphinx Riddle?

From GOF:
First think of the person who lives in disguise
who deals with secrets and tell naught but lies.
Next, tell me what's allways the last thing to mend
the middle of middle and end of the end?
And finally give me the sound often heard
during the search of a hard-to-find word.
Now string them together and answer me this
Which creature would you be unwilling to kiss?

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Thanks Gaberax for the image! *supergrin*

The above quote comes from the Sphinx in GOF. The Sphinx riddles below, though constructed in the same way, have less dire consequences. You won't be attacked if they are too difficult for you, but on the other hand the correct answer won't lead you to a fortune either... *joking* Another difference is that the solutions (of the entirety, not necessarily the parts) are all HP related, one way or another. *supergrin*

Click the name of the riddle to choose it. *smile* The brown level of difficulty expressed is chosen by the creator of the Quiz. The red average of rated values are the opinions of members who have taken the quiz. (The creator's opinion is not included in this average.) You can take the puzzles without logging in, but you have to login first to rate them. *smile* The rating system explained.

Try & Trix assumes that you have read all seven HP books. Any puzzle that only use info from a subset of the books, will declare this in the description and/or the title of the puzzle!!!

Additionally, all puzzles using any kind of newly released information (from JKR or otherwise) are clearly spoiler marked.

Who Is This? ( Easy )    Average rate as 2.6: (by 11 person(s)).
Created by Evreka in April 2006. The first few line(s):
We start with a name I call myself
but not you or him or any House-Elf. ...

What Character Is This? ( Medium )    Average rate as 2.7: (by 6 person(s)).
Created by Evreka in April 2006. The first few line(s):
The sign for victory makes up our start ...

What Potion Is This? ( Challenging )    Average rate as 3.3: (by 8 person(s)).
Created by Evreka in April 2006. The first few line(s):
When there is just one of it, what do we say?
House, mouse, spouse, riddle or way?...

Which Wizard? ( Medium )    Average rate as 2: (by 4 person(s)).
Created by Evreka in April 2006. The first few line(s):
We don't exactly start with cleverness
the very opposite is what this express. ...

What pet is this? ( Easy )    No-one has rated this Sphinx Riddle yet. NEW!
Created by Evreka in September 2008. The first few line(s):
Can you solve this petty riddle?

Who is this? ( Challenging )    No-one has rated this Sphinx Riddle yet. NEW!
Created by Evreka in September 2008. The first few line(s):
Can you find the person behind these clues?


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