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Below is a recipe for a Fainting Draught written by a famous wizard. The potionmaster who created this recipe has hidden his name within the recipe. Can you find the name of this potion's author?

recipe

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  • $\begingroup$ Is it another Harry Potter themed puzzle? :-) $\endgroup$ Mar 25, 2020 at 16:37
  • $\begingroup$ @Randal'Thor It is indeed. No knowledge of Harry Potter is required for solving this one though. $\endgroup$ Mar 25, 2020 at 16:41
  • $\begingroup$ Is this actually a famous wizard name? Or a real name at all? $\endgroup$ Mar 25, 2020 at 16:50
  • $\begingroup$ @VirtualValentin It's a famous wizard's name. $\endgroup$ Mar 25, 2020 at 16:58

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The wizard is:

Merlin

Mix well

There will be six letters that must be mixed. 1 tbsp = 3 tsp. Take the nth letter

The letters:

Letters: NLIEMR

Unscrambles to:

Merlin

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    $\begingroup$ I think its 3 tsp = 1 tbsp? $\endgroup$ Mar 25, 2020 at 17:11
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    $\begingroup$ @BeastlyGerbil Fixed. Good catch. $\endgroup$ Mar 25, 2020 at 17:12

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