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Find the hidden word (Harry Potter theme)

Each rectangle of letters gives Top row: Bottom row: At first I'd thought the dots in some rectangles would be Now, what can we do with these words we've got? Another idea is to Thanks to Stiv, ...
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A Harry Potter sequence puzzle

The next term in the sequence is: Because: EDIT: Since some commenters wish to understand the thought process behind my solving this puzzle, here's roughly how I approached it:
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Vizzini has captured Buttercup!

Continuing M Oehm's work: if we continue until we have used the whole message, base64-decoding what comes after the text he posted yields: The block of garbled letters does not appear to be English ...
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A Trivial Pursuit #04 (Art and Literature 1/4): Threesome

First note that for each row, the @ represents the same symbol Each describes a three-word phrase: Note that for each three-word phrase, there is exactly one (unique!) common letter among the three ...
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Three linked oppograms

The author is: Oppograms: Order from nothing: Wild whole no: Received low out:
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The German Terrorist

Given the story, it stands to reason that Given that information, here are the Wikipedia pages he probably visited: He hit these pages when searching for this target city,
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♥Veni♀Vidi♂Vici☠

You are ♥Veni♀Vidi ♂Vici☠ Third in a line, bred to be realistic, Somewhat compassionate, not too sadistic. Taught a new game, I learned how to rack 'em. In spite of their cheating, I improv'd and ...
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Not like the one in Texas

You are Why? And for the title (credit to @Prim3numbah for pointing out what I missed):
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A Trivial Pursuit #16 (Art and Literature 3/4): X

The final answer is: Getting there: First, some answers to the clues around the grid: Left: Right: Top: Bottom: Graphically: Putting it all together Finally:
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I will be uttering this with a moan

Thanks for this.
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11 Harry Potter rebus puzzles which together spell a word

COMPLETE SOLUTION: The solutions to the 12 rebuses are as follows... Noting that: This then anagrams to the final answer:
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An engineer, a mechanic and an athlete walk into a bar

I think they were talking about The engineer's word is: The mechanic's word is the one I am least confident in: The athlete's word is Combined with the literature tag, I think this is right.
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Vizzini has captured Buttercup!

Partial answer for the "first hurdle":
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A riddle in James Still's "River of Earth"

My guess would be Explanation: First green and then yeller, (sic. yellow) All guts and no tallow.
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Literary Haikus

1. 4. 5.? 6. 7.
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Cryptic Rebuses Hit the Books

This is a community wiki answer that anyone can add to. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9 10. 11 12. 13.
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A Classic Conundrum

Partial Answer ads go est (3) o illed over alleged rpe (4) mn ie fr cash (4) in the end she is (4) s boys ight (4) oaming the y (4) oman not uilty after bad her (6)
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A magical place, for sure

I would say that you could buy Reasoning
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A Trivial Pursuit #02 (Entertainment 1/4): Wrong Superhero

Each answer is made by Minecraft character who receives enhanced abilities after taking the Heart-Shaped Herb (5,7) Vigilante who patrols the city streets at night wearing one of his many noteworthy ...
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Literary Haikus

2. 3.
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A place without hands

Here's my guess: UPDATE: I finally figured out, duh, what is meant by "a place without hands". Here's a revised guess: RE-UPDATE: I had assumed all the riddles were classics and well-known, besides ...
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A Letter to a Lady

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Cryptic Rebuses Hit the Books

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A Weird Librarian

Partial answer so far: Clue 1 Clue 2 Clue 3 4+5 solved by Techidiot, 6+7 solved by rand. Clue 7 Clue 8 Clue 9 Clue 10 Clue 11
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Where have I visited?

1: Regulations on the internet in an adventure 2: A shirt for sports I just bought 3: A part of the former USSR or What's that always-learning monkey called? 4: Better put them together or it will ...
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A Trivial Pursuit #10 (Art and Literature 2/4): Bookshelf

The top row is Thanks to Davide (and Chrone, in comments) for finishing off the ones I couldn't figure out - check out Davide's answer for more. The bottom row is To figure out the middle row, we ...
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Who do these lines tell about?

I think you might be: Because: My name is the first, third, and last of my name, Or first, fifth, and sixth; that is quite all the same. Take first, second, sixth, and again you will see: My ...
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Oh no, my library!

Whew! Your books are: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
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Look up to him, who is he?

Rand 'alThor posted the question on SciFi stack exchange. My answer: Look up to him Born on the first soil, aiming for the next Stolen as replacement, his life a lie To be loved, serve but never ...
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Three people sit down for a meal in France, who is the time traveller?

Okay, I think it's time to post a partial answer and share some findings with others who may be able to develop this further... "We are all..." should be completed with: "If you can ...
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