Well, there was a bit of trouble with the Magic Quill for a second day in a row! And yet, Pottermore Insider has chosen to post significant advance warning for the time windows in which Clues 6 and 7 will appear.
Day 6 and Day 7 Time Window
In the UK, the clues will arrive on Friday afternoon and early Saturday morning. In the Western Hemisphere, the clues will arrive on Friday morning and Friday night.
There is, I believe, a maximum of of 13.5 hours between the times the start time of each clue. So tomorrow is going to be a very big, and very hectic, day.
Questions I’ve been asked
Before we get on with possibilities for clues on Day 6, let me answer a few questions that I’ve paraphrased from the Comments section:
Q. Do you have inside information on the clue?
A. No. Aside from information that comes from the Pottermore Insider website, everything I say about clues is speculation.
Let me add: the reason I’m doing this is that I got in to Pottermore on Day 1, thanks to some great help from people on the Chamber of Secrets forum. I am just trying to return the favor out here on the Web and to help other people navigate the whole registration process for early access into Pottermore.
Q. What is the answer to the clue?(usually asked frantically, while the clue is live)
A. Even though I’m not giving answers personally (my job is to help people prepare for the clues and understand the process for getting in to the Beta test group at Pottermore), I do know some places you can go to get help with the clue.
One place you might look is in the Chamber of Secrets forum, on the last page of the Pottermore thread. It’s a good forum, with smart people who are willing to help out. The only drawback is that most of the people on Chamber of Secrets who want early Pottermore access have already successfully completed the challenge. So the traffic on the Pottermore thread seems to be dying down a bit.
But more help is on the way…
Here is a repeat posting here a helpful note that Jess (the Last Muggle) wrote in the comments to an earlier post:
I’ve been telling folks who are interested in registering and haven’t had success yet to follow hp_batsignal on Twitter and set it up for only those tweets to come to your phone. Today, I received a tweet with when the clue went live and a follow-up tweet with the answer.
That’s one way for fans to save themselves a sleepless night at the computer. :-)
Now, without further ado, here are my suggestions for…
Some Possible Day 6 Clues
The next book is Half-Blood Prince (HBP). But if the clues are going to remain super-easy – as they have for the past couple of days – then here are the most obvious numbers I can think of:
- At what age are students allowed to get their license to apparate?
- Into how many pieces does Tom Riddle intend to split his soul? (or, to word it another way… what is the number of horcruxes Riddle mentions in Slughorn’s untampered memory?)
- How many Death Eaters come through the Vanishing Cabinet into Hogwarts on the night Dumbledore is killed?
- What is the number of the chapter in which Snape kills Dumbledore?
- What is the number of the chapter for Dumbledore’s funeral?
- Probably too difficult: how many memories does Dumbledore share with Harry?
In one of the earlier rounds, you needed a chapter number, so I added the chapter number clues, just in case.
So, does anyone else have additional suggestions for numbers to focus on? If so, please share them in the Comments thread. Oh, and here’s a good breakdown to refresh your memory of HBP.
Based on the already-established pattern (7 books * number of days/chances remaining), once you have the solution to the clue, the number you will multiply by is 14… except, of course, in the unlikely chance that Pottermore breaks the pattern!
For those who are still working at getting early access into Pottermore: Good luck on the Day 6 Clue!
I do intend to live blog the 6th Clue. See you then.
Note about the Comments thread: If you’re new to the blog and have never commented before, there may be a small delay in getting your comment posted.