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I was hanging out in Flourish & Blotts the other day when a little girl* came up to me. She said, “I’m Rose Granger-Weasley. If you guess my favorite magical creature, I’ll give you my autograph”
After a while of me just staring blankly at her, she sighed and gave me some letters to use for my answer:
I looked at the letters but couldn’t make any sense of them. After a while of this, she said, “Oh, sorry, I forgot to give you the key! Here it is:”
Then she left, and I still can’t make sense of the letters. I really want her autograph. Can you all help me?
What are Rose’s favorite magical creatures? (Yes, it’s a plural)
*I’m aware that Rose would be a teenager in 2020. And that I’m using a modern day figure for one of the words. Just - Time Travel Shenanigans, okay?
I managed to track Rose down again (by lurking in F & B) and got a hint
"My mom insisted on using Muggle nursery rhymes when I was little. I could recite one right now, if you want."
"My eyes are always drawn to uppercase letters - they're just so bold!"
"My mom always told me to upper-case the first letter of each line in a poem. I would argue that it makes no grammatical sense. Oh, well, better listen to her."
"I saw this Muggle encoding style, and I thought it was quite useful. You see, while it's easy to understand, it's impossible to reverse without a key!"
Rose was quite meticulous about clues; all her plurals are correct :). However she seems to have prioritized the letters required for her message over the word quality. And the puzzle complexity appears to be out of control. Sorry about that!