Below is a recipe for a Nosebleed Antidote written by a mysterious wizard. Just like other wizards before him have done, the one who wrote this recipe has hidden his name within the recipe. Can you find the name of this potion's author?


Hint: The author is a character from Harry Potter.

  • $\begingroup$ You should hide hints using the spoiler block $\endgroup$
    – melfnt
    Mar 25, 2020 at 18:33
  • $\begingroup$ @melfnt Not necessarily if the hint is part of the puzzle rather than a later edit, I think. $\endgroup$ Mar 25, 2020 at 22:16

1 Answer 1


We need to do the following:

Identify the ingredients (or, when tsp/tbsp are specified, single letters of ingredients) as in the previous puzzle. Here, "heat" is an ingredient. We get: T GOLD A L HEAT Y KOI O.


"stir" ingredients by moving them forward (clockwise) or backward (anticlockwise) in the alphabet by the number of steps given: R GOLD C L HEAT Y KOI R.

And then

form an anagram, as before: GILDEROY LOCKHART.


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