Witch’s Transport

Witch’s transport crossword clue. THE BIG ONE at The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) on 25 May 2017, 10 letters

The answer is BROOM or BROOMSTICK

Broomsticks, also known as brooms, are one of the means employed by wizards and witches to transport themselves between locations. Their use in Great Britain and Ireland is regulated by the Ministry of Magic’s Broom Regulatory Control.

The earliest recorded use of the broomstick was in 962 in a German illustrated manuscript. Only wizards and witches appear to use broomsticks in the wizarding world. House-elves, for example, use Apparition. Broomsticks appear to have a bit of personality of their own, as they are able to respond to the simplest of commands, such as “Up!”.

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