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Urwen 05-08-2019 04:07 PM

2. Lockhole (Pain in the neck is sometimes refered to as locked neck and empty = hole)

Pervinca Took 05-08-2019 04:09 PM

BRANDY HALL: Sing a song of Tolkien: strong’s the spirit here!
2. Pain in neck and empty? Nomenclature is queer.
3. By this may you live, since it’s not by bread alone –
4. And here’s a place where (fancifully) hob-nobs could be grown.
5. Here’s the way that you must serve a tennis ball,
6. Here dwelt one whose stories, (many thought), were tall.
7. Here have fun and paddle, but do not prick your toes -
8. And here big grins abound, they say, and none are lachrymose!

THEME: SHIRE LOCATIONS

Not Lockhole (or more correctly Lockholes).

Urwen 05-08-2019 04:10 PM

Is the theme correct, at least?

Pervinca Took 05-08-2019 04:11 PM

Yes - I said so!

Urwen 05-08-2019 04:12 PM

2. Needlehole (Needle=pain in the neck, hole = empty)

Password: Norbourne

Pervinca Took 05-08-2019 04:14 PM

No and no.

Urwen 05-08-2019 04:16 PM

3. Bagshot Row (row = paddle, shot = prick)

Urwen 05-08-2019 04:17 PM

Eight letter word beginning with N......

Urwen 05-08-2019 04:18 PM

Password: Northway

Urwen 05-08-2019 04:20 PM

3. Bywater (bread and water)

Pervinca Took 05-08-2019 04:25 PM

BRANDY HALL: Sing a song of Tolkien: strong’s the spirit here!
2. Pain in neck and empty? Nomenclature is queer.
BYWATER: By this may you live, since it’s not by bread alone –
4. And here’s a place where (fancifully) hob-nobs could be grown.
5. Here’s the way that you must serve a tennis ball,
6. Here dwelt one whose stories, (many thought), were tall.
7. Here have fun and paddle, but do not prick your toes -
8. And here big grins abound, they say, and none are lachrymose!

THEME: SHIRE LOCATIONS

William Cloud Hicklin 05-08-2019 04:38 PM

Password: Nobottle

(just because it's the neatest placename in the Shire)

William Cloud Hicklin 05-08-2019 04:40 PM

2: Crickhollow

William Cloud Hicklin 05-08-2019 04:42 PM

And 6 could well be Bag End, since Bilbo was the noted purveyor of yarns

Urwen 05-08-2019 04:44 PM

I would have gotten it too, if it weren't for my internet connection dying out on me....:mad:

Pervinca Took 05-08-2019 04:52 PM

BRANDY HALL: Sing a song of Tolkien: strong’s the spirit here!
CRICKHOLLOW: Pain in neck and empty? Nomenclature is queer.
BYWATER: By this may you live, since it’s not by bread alone –
???O???: And here’s a place where (fancifully) hob-nobs could be grown.
???T???: Here’s the way that you must serve a tennis ball,
???T???: Here dwelt one whose stories, (many thought), were tall.
???L???: Here have fun and paddle, but do not prick your toes -
???E???: And here big grins abound, they say, and none are lachrymose!

THEME: SHIRE LOCATIONS

Yes - you get a CRICK in your neck, and HOLLOW means empty.

You're right about the 'tall' (but not really) stories being Bilbo's, but Bag End does not have a T. :D

Urwen 05-08-2019 04:54 PM

I cri everytime......


Quote:

Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 716158)
I would have gotten it too, if it weren't for my internet connection dying out on me....:mad:


Oh, well, I will get it next time, count on it.

Urwen 05-08-2019 04:55 PM

I am half-compelled to just steal the turn like William did, for this very reason, decorum be damned.....

Urwen 05-08-2019 04:58 PM

If for no other reason than because I now have a dangerous combination of being bored and mad that I was cheated of getting it by my brief loss of connection.

Urwen 05-08-2019 05:00 PM

STEAL THE TURN! MAY THE OTHERS LOSE IT! - Feanor

Pervinca Took 05-08-2019 05:01 PM

Come on. William didn't know the rules and made an honest mistake. He would have yielded the turn to me, but I said I didn't mind. And I kind of stole the last password turn from him anyway, albeit 'legally.'

Urwen 05-08-2019 05:09 PM

Oh well

Hello Lomion, my old friend. At least I'll always have you right next to me.

Pervinca Took 05-08-2019 05:11 PM

I thought Riddles In The Downs was very active?

You could revive 'Tolkien Dozen' if you can think of a new category.

William Cloud Hicklin 05-08-2019 06:35 PM

OK, the "tall" bit implies THE HILL.

William Cloud Hicklin 05-08-2019 06:46 PM

7 Needlehole?

Galadriel55 05-08-2019 08:09 PM

Geez! I am away for a day and I miss a password and a half! That was quick work!


Quote:

Originally Posted by William Cloud Hicklin (Post 716169)
OK, the "tall" bit implies THE HILL.

Or if Bilbo was the right person, it could be HOBBITON.

Galadriel55 05-08-2019 08:11 PM

8. Great Smials ("big smiles")

Pervinca Took 05-08-2019 11:44 PM

BRANDY HALL: Sing a song of Tolkien: strong’s the spirit here!
CRICKHOLLOW: Pain in neck and empty? Nomenclature is queer.
BYWATER: By this may you live, since it’s not by bread alone –
???O???: And here’s a place where (fancifully) hob-nobs could be grown.
???T???: Here’s the way that you must serve a tennis ball,
HOBBITON: Here dwelt one whose stories, (many thought), were tall.
???L???: Here have fun and paddle, but do not prick your toes -
GREAT SMIALS: And here big grins abound, they say, and none are lachrymose!

A modest verse in rhyming couplets, to be sung to the tune of 'Sing a Song of Sixpence.'

THEME: SHIRE LOCATIONS


Needlehole was a good guess, but not the answer I'm looking for.

Pervinca Took 05-09-2019 01:23 AM

I suspect that Huinesoron knows them all but is holding back. ;)

Nerwen 05-09-2019 05:23 AM

THISTLE BROOK for #7?

Pervinca Took 05-09-2019 06:03 AM

BRANDY HALL: Sing a song of Tolkien: strong’s the spirit here!
CRICKHOLLOW: Pain in neck and empty? Nomenclature is queer.
BYWATER: By this may you live, since it’s not by bread alone –
???O???: And here’s a place where (fancifully) hob-nobs could be grown.
???T???: Here’s the way that you must serve a tennis ball,
HOBBITON: Here dwelt one whose stories, (many thought), were tall.
THISTLEBROOK: Here have fun and paddle, but do not prick your toes -
GREAT SMIALS: And here big grins abound, they say, and none are lachrymose!

A modest verse in rhyming couplets, to be sung to the tune of 'Sing a Song of Sixpence.'

THEME: SHIRE LOCATIONS

William Cloud Hicklin 05-09-2019 06:22 AM

By hob-nobs, are you referring to the English cookie brand?

Pervinca Took 05-09-2019 06:25 AM

Yes.

(I believe Gollum has been known to share them with orcs as well. Dipped in a nice cup of Darjeeling).

Pervinca Took 05-09-2019 06:27 AM

By the way, the red letter could fall anywhere in the remaining answers. ??? is to indicate that there's no pattern.

William Cloud Hicklin 05-09-2019 09:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 716192)
Yes.


That's really very culturally specific; I don't think I'd know about them but for having lived there

It would have to be OATBARTON; Hob-nobs are largely oatmeal, and -barton is archaic "farm"

Pervinca Took 05-09-2019 10:30 AM

BRANDY HALL: Sing a song of Tolkien: strong’s the spirit here!
CRICKHOLLOW: Pain in neck and empty? Nomenclature is queer.
BYWATER: By this may you live, since it’s not by bread alone –
OATBARTON: And here’s a place where (fancifully) hob-nobs could be grown.
???T???: Here’s the way that you must serve a tennis ball,
HOBBITON: Here dwelt one whose stories, (many thought), were tall.
THISTLEBROOK: Here have fun and paddle, but do not prick your toes -
GREAT SMIALS: And here big grins abound, they say, and none are lachrymose!

A modest verse in rhyming couplets, to be sung to the tune of 'Sing a Song of Sixpence.'

THEME: SHIRE LOCATIONS


I have encountered elements not used in the UK in this thread, too. Google is our friend! ;)

'Barton' is indeed an archaic word for a farmyard. 'In the lonely barton by yonder coomb / Our childhood used to know' (Thomas Hardy, 'The Oxen.') Oatbarton suggests a field/farmyard where oats are grown. But a hobnob tree just seemed like a fun (though fanciful) idea. :D They are oaty biscuits, after all ....

(I was possibly hungry when I wrote the clue). ;)

One to go!

William Cloud Hicklin 05-09-2019 10:34 AM

Shame there's no place in the Shire named "Overnet"

Urwen 05-09-2019 10:44 AM

Quick Post?

Pervinca Took 05-09-2019 10:47 AM

No.

There may be an element in the clue that you are overlooking.

Urwen 05-09-2019 10:49 AM

You mean 'way' part?

Then it's Causeway or Northway.


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