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Old 10-02-2019, 09:11 AM   #8201
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Old 10-02-2019, 10:33 AM   #8202
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1 ELENWE The Spanish, in France, take directions for her.
2 AMROTH Prince of Wales? Another preposition would be more apt.
3 BERUTHIEL Her instruction for mercy preceded confused fib.
4 NUMENOR Muddled nun more lost here?
5 ISILDURThe king is otherwise sensational although a bit mixed up.
6 NIENOR Her countenance is slightly awry to begin with however.
7 N A bloomer from a border
8 DROGO Fall endlessly for him, then proceeed.
9 BOROMIR Steal confusedly with a Spanish painter.
10 BELERIAND Here strong, Elvish Queen loses grace initially but takes note.
11 MAGLOR - Graduate is endlessly glorious.
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Old 10-02-2019, 12:01 PM   #8203
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The Floating Log?
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Old 10-02-2019, 12:31 PM   #8204
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Old 10-02-2019, 01:07 PM   #8205
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Primula - from Buckland? On the Shire's borders.

Primula BaggiNs or Primula BraNdybuck.

Her name is a bloomer.

She drowned.
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Old 10-02-2019, 01:12 PM   #8206
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Yep . Near enough

1 ELENWE The Spanish, in France, take directions for her.
2 AMROTH Prince of Wales? Another preposition would be more apt.
3 BERUTHIEL Her instruction for mercy preceded confused fib.
4 NUMENOR Muddled nun more lost here?
5 ISILDURThe king is otherwise sensational although a bit mixed up.
6 NIENOR Her countenance is slightly awry to begin with however.
7 PRIMULA BRANDYBUCK bloomer from a border
8 DROGO Fall endlessly for him, then proceeed.
9 BOROMIR Steal confusedly with a Spanish painter.
10 BELERIAND Here strong, Elvish Queen loses grace initially but takes note.
11 MAGLOR - Graduate is endlessly glorious.
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Old 10-03-2019, 02:09 AM   #8207
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Phwoo! An excellent and challenging password, Mith; Pervinca, I remain in awe of your password-solving skills. ^_^

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Old 10-03-2019, 05:50 AM   #8208
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'Water Ending' was a great password. Nice and original, too.

Don't get too hung up on the password too early with this one. It's a South Yorkshire dialect word, so may not be familiar to all - I thought it only fair to say so. So keep guessing the clues and see what happens.

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1. Friend and goddess. Lose an article to carry Undomiel.
2. Regarding him, one would hope not to hear this happened to the owner! – the thing that initially swallows apricot rolls, that is.
3. Benign growth attached to monarch, without note, reveals him.
4. See him strike family!
5. See him appear, when a Baggins runs back.
6. Gold meat? Mince it to see him!
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Old 10-03-2019, 06:10 AM   #8209
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#3: 'monarch without note' suggests an ending of KIN, and... well, a growth might be a LUMP, or potentially even a FATTY LUMP-KIN.

Which immediately suggests that #4 might be fellow pony BUMP-KIN.

... wikis really do make some of these fall quickly, don't they? #5: AROD looked like it could be a Hobbit name backwards, and sure enough, Dora Baggins is Frodo's aunt and famed letter-writer.

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Old 10-03-2019, 06:45 AM   #8210
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1. Friend and goddess. Lose an article to carry Undomiel.
2. Regarding him, one would hope not to hear this happened to the owner! – the thing that initially swallows apricot rolls, that is.
FATTY LUMPKIN: Benign growth attached to monarch, without note, reveals him.
BUMPKIN: See him strike family!
AROD: See him appear, when a Baggins runs back.
6. Gold meat? Mince it to see him!

Sorry, I was mistaken. It's a random letter password.
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Old 10-03-2019, 07:49 AM   #8211
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It's clear at this point that you meant South Yorkshire, Greece, and the password must be 'hippos'.

#1: 'To carry Undomiel' sounds like we're looking for Arwen's horse (which is what put my in the horsey mindset to start with), but I don't think she has a named horse. (I said doesn't; put Asfaloth back!)

On the other hand, what she does have is a grey PALFREY to take her to Minas Tirith, which is pal + Freya. So I'd say that'll do nicely.

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Old 10-03-2019, 08:33 AM   #8212
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PALFREY: Friend and goddess. Lose an article to carry Undomiel.
2. Regarding him, one would hope not to hear this happened to the owner! – the thing that initially swallows apricot rolls, that is.
FATTY LUMPKIN: Benign growth attached to monarch, without note, reveals him.
BUMPKIN: See him strike family!
AROD: See him appear, when a Baggins runs back.
6. Gold meat? Mince it to see him!

Well remembered - or checked.
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Old 10-03-2019, 09:02 AM   #8213
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Well remembered - or checked.
Checked, I'm afraid - but I'll take a little more credit for this one than for 'Category:Horses', because at least I had to figure out where to look.

Still pondering the last two clues.

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Old 10-04-2019, 02:35 AM   #8214
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For #6, I'm going to throw out a guess at HASUFEL, who's the only horse not already used with an AU in it (for gold). The only word I can make with the leftover letters is SHELF, but... no, hang on, it's FLESH, isn't it?

As far as #2 goes... okay, Hurin had a horse named ARROCH, which is made up of ROCH (Sindarin 'horse', so 'the thing' itself) + AR (Apricot Rolls). I... guess you wouldn't want a rock to 'happen' to Hurin? I don't know, I'm grasping at hay here.

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Old 10-04-2019, 07:53 AM   #8215
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PALFREY: Friend and goddess. Lose an article to carry Undomiel.
2. Regarding him, one would hope not to hear this happened to the owner! – the thing that initially swallows apricot rolls, that is.
FATTY LUMPKIN: Benign growth attached to monarch, without note, reveals him.
BUMPKIN: See him strike family!
AROD: See him appear, when a Baggins runs back.
HASUFEL: Gold meat? Mince it to see him!

Think of what you wouldn't want to happen in relation to the horse itself.

The AR is correct, but in Arroch, it isn't swallowed, is it?
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Old 10-04-2019, 09:04 AM   #8216
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Ah, now I follow the structure. You certainly wouldn't want to hear Eorl fel(l) of(f) his apricot-loving steed FELAROF.

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Old 10-04-2019, 09:43 AM   #8217
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PALFREY: Friend and goddess. Lose an article to carry Undomiel.
FELAROF: Regarding him, one would hope not to hear this happened to the owner! – the thing that initially swallows apricot rolls, that is.
FATTY LUMPKIN: Benign growth attached to monarch, without note, reveals him.
BUMPKIN: See him strike family!
AROD: See him appear, when a Baggins runs back.
HASUFEL: Gold meat? Mince it to see him!

THEME: POPPOS (South Yorkshire slang for horses and ponies).

Game, set and match to Huinesoron!
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Old 10-04-2019, 10:04 AM   #8218
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Thanks - that was a good one, a nice mix of dominos to follow and tricky clues to frown over. And I never would have guessed the password itself.

Here we go with something that may not be quite as nice. :-/

1. - The king stands before a warren, to devour him subjectively.
2. - "Here, Lou - in!" Only fair, no?
3. - No Gollum, but say "Oh! Win!" to claim sword and shield.
4. - Legolas' end by Gimli denoted on the long shore.
5. - 1, lord of what?
6. - The top and tail of a farmer's song, the head of a sea-maid - a king?
7. - One cloth trumpet for a walker.
8. - Reported by the dwarves: lisping shark, one (French).
9. - Listen, the crowned one is glad: add hay to reel.
10. - A stick or a steed?
11. - He is taken past the family.
12. - Adam fell? Add one at the end, subtract six from the start, flip it around for one of two.

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Old 10-04-2019, 10:33 AM   #8219
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7. A-rag-(h)orn.

One of the Nine Walkers, and also called Strider.

10. A-rod.
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1. THEODEN has 4 letters standing before DEN.

HE - the subject form of him - is swallowed, but by T and O, which I can't account for.
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7. A-rag-(h)orn.

One of the Nine Walkers, and also called Strider.

10. A-rod.
Yes and yes.

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1. THEODEN has 4 letters standing before DEN.

HE - the subject form of him - is swallowed, but by T and O, which I can't account for.
Correct. As the clue says: TO devour [HE].

THEODEN - The king stands before a warren, to devour him subjectively.
2. - "Here, Lou - in!" Only fair, no?
3. - No Gollum, but say "Oh! Win!" to claim sword and shield.
4. - Legolas' end by Gimli denoted on the long shore.
5. - 1, lord of what?
6. - The top and tail of a farmer's song, the head of a sea-maid - a king?
ARAGORN - One cloth trumpet for a walker.
8. - Reported by the dwarves: lisping shark, one (French).
9. - Listen, the crowned one is glad: add hay to reel.
AROD - A stick or a steed?
11. - He is taken past the family.
12. - Adam fell? Add one at the end, subtract six from the start, flip it around for one of two.

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Old 10-04-2019, 12:07 PM   #8222
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5. Rohan, if it refers to clue 1?

Or Sauron or the Ring, if it refers to the One Ring?
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3. Slightly silly guess for EOWYN eho sounds like (E) Oh! Win!.

4. ANFALAS: "one foe less", referring to their pseudo-competition at Helm's Deep.
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5. Rohan, if it refers to clue 1?

Or Sauron or the Ring, if it refers to the One Ring?
It doesn't refer to either of those. (At which point, I'm not sure how many countable sets with an obvious number 1 there are left in Middle-earth...)

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3. Slightly silly guess for EOWYN eho sounds like (E) Oh! Win!.
... correct. ^_^ Specifically it's 'Say oh win', without any nasssssty Essssses.

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4. ANFALAS: "one foe less", referring to their pseudo-competition at Helm's Deep.
That's really good, but no - though 'the long shore' does refer to Anfalas.

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8. Tharkun.
It'th a thark! Yes.

THEODEN - The king stands before a warren, to devour him subjectively.
2. - "Here, Lou - in!" Only fair, no?
EOWYN - No Gollum, but say "Oh! Win!" to claim sword and shield.
4. - Legolas' end by Gimli denoted on the long shore.
5. - 1, lord of what?
6. - The top and tail of a farmer's song, the head of a sea-maid - a king?
ARAGORN - One cloth trumpet for a walker.
THARKUN - Reported by the dwarves: lisping shark, one (French).
9. - Listen, the crowned one is glad: add hay to reel.
AROD - A stick or a steed?
11. - He is taken past the family.
12. - Adam fell? Add one at the end, subtract six from the start, flip it around for one of two.
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2. HIRLUIN the Fair.

11. The past of taken is TOOK, so is it Pippin? Peregrin? Everard? Gerontius? A male of that family.

5. White tree?

THE ...

It looks like THE OTHERS ... the people in TTT and ROTK but not with Frodo. The people and poppos in Books 3 and 5. But 'others' doesn't have 2 A's or as many letters.
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Phwoo! An excellent and challenging password, Mith; Pervinca, I remain in awe of your password-solving skills. ^_^

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Thank you. It had to be a broad interpretation as The W was elusive. I never heard of poppos to mean equines despite growing up in Rohan- by-the-Sea, albeit in the South. Have recently heard bobos but that is East Midlands
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Thank you. It had to be a broad interpretation as The W was elusive. I never heard of poppos to mean equines despite growing up in Rohan- by-the-Sea, albeit in the South. Have recently heard bobos but that is East Midlands
My family use the term. It's a South Yorkshire word.
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2. HIRLUIN the Fair.
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11. The past of taken is TOOK, so is it Pippin? Peregrin? Everard? Gerontius? A male of that family.
TOOK is the answer, and refers to Pippin, but I needed the T.

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5. White tree?
Nope. I suppose they are a countable set, but the one you need is counted by Tolkien.

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THE ...

It looks like THE OTHERS ... the people in TTT and ROTK but not with Frodo. The people and poppos in Books 3 and 5. But 'others' doesn't have 2 A's or as many letters.
It does start with 'the'.

THEODEN - The king stands before a warren, to devour him subjectively.
HIRLUIN - "Here, Lou - in!" Only fair, no?
EOWYN - No Gollum, but say "Oh! Win!" to claim sword and shield.
4. - Legolas' end by Gimli denoted on the long shore.
5. - 1, lord of what?
6. - The top and tail of a farmer's song, the head of a sea-maid - a king?
ARAGORN - One cloth trumpet for a walker.
THARKUN - Reported by the dwarves: lisping shark, one (French).
9. - Listen, the crowned one is glad: add hay to reel.
AROD - A stick or a steed?
TOOK - He is taken past the family.
12. - Adam fell? Add one at the end, subtract six from the start, flip it around for one of two.

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Isn't everything countable in the books counted by Tolkien?
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Isn't everything countable in the books counted by Tolkien?
I wouldn't say so? You can count the High Kings of the Noldor, but Tolkien never sits down and says "Seven* were the High Kings of that people, and chief among them was Finwe," or somesuch.

*Eight? Does Maglor count for his regency during Maedhros' captivity?

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I wonder if Poppos is related to hippos or if just coincidence. Anyway vague stab at Galadriel for nine. If you ‘any fer ‘orses to glad and add reel it might sound like it and her name means radiantly garlanded maiden ..
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I wonder if Poppos is related to hippos or if just coincidence. Anyway vague stab at Galadriel for nine. If you ‘any fer ‘orses to glad and add reel it might sound like it and her name means radiantly garlanded maiden ..
Galadriel it is, and for exactly that reason. (As far as Yorkshire dialect goes, I personally don't think they have any logic behind their words. My Mam's from Leeds, so maybe matters are different in the southerly bits...)

THEODEN - The king stands before a warren, to devour him subjectively.
HIRLUIN - "Here, Lou - in!" Only fair, no?
EOWYN - No Gollum, but say "Oh! Win!" to claim sword and shield.
4. - Legolas' end by Gimli denoted on the long shore.
5. - 1, lord of what?
6. - The top and tail of a farmer's song, the head of a sea-maid - a king?
ARAGORN - One cloth trumpet for a walker.
THARKUN - Reported by the dwarves: lisping shark, one (French).
GALADRIEL - Listen, the crowned one is glad: add hay to reel.
AROD - A stick or a steed?
TOOK - He is taken past the family.
12. - Adam fell? Add one at the end, subtract six from the start, flip it around for one of two.

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The Great Gate?
Although ... what would the gate of Minas Tirith have to do with Galadriel?

Hang on ... did Balin and Co drive out foes from the Great Gate?
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The Great Gate?
Is the password.

THEODEN - The king stands before a warren, to devour him subjectively.
HIRLUIN - "Here, Lou - in!" Only fair, no?
EOWYN - No Gollum, but say "Oh! Win!" to claim sword and shield.
4. G? - Legolas' end by Gimli denoted on the long shore.
5. R? - 1, lord of what?
6. E? - The top and tail of a farmer's song, the head of a sea-maid - a king?
ARAGORN - One cloth trumpet for a walker.
THARKUN - Reported by the dwarves: lisping shark, one (French).
GALADRIEL - Listen, the crowned one is glad: add hay to reel.
AROD - A stick or a steed?
TOOK - He is taken past the family.
12. E? - Adam fell? Add one at the end, subtract six from the start, flip it around for one of two.

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Hang on ... did Balin and Co drive out foes from the Great Gate?
I think the gates of Moria were only named West and East. The Lonely Mountain had a Front Gate. I may be wrong, but I think there's only one Great Gate:

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That's for me to know and you to puzzle over.

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5. Radagast, 1 of 5, lord of birds and beasts?
Nope. I will say that the word you need for the password is the answer to 'lord of what?', rather than the actual name of 1.

Also, 1 was chosen deliberately. Radagast is by no means #1 of the Five Wizards.

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Is 6 Eomer?. Farmer’s song being Old Macdonald giving E and o and sea maid may be mermaid
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Is 6 Eomer?. Farmer’s song being Old Macdonald giving E and o and sea maid may be mermaid
Spot on.

THEODEN - The king stands before a warren, to devour him subjectively.
HIRLUIN - "Here, Lou - in!" Only fair, no?
EOWYN - No Gollum, but say "Oh! Win!" to claim sword and shield.
4. G? - Legolas' end by Gimli denoted on the long shore.
5. R? - 1, lord of what?
EOMER - The top and tail of a farmer's song, the head of a sea-maid - a king?
ARAGORN - One cloth trumpet for a walker.
THARKUN - Reported by the dwarves: lisping shark, one (French).
GALADRIEL - Listen, the crowned one is glad: add hay to reel.
AROD - A stick or a steed?
TOOK - He is taken past the family.
12. E? - Adam fell? Add one at the end, subtract six from the start, flip it around for one of two.

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