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Urwen 06-01-2019 09:30 AM

You said I'd like this one, but I don't see how and why.

Urwen 06-01-2019 09:33 AM

Wait, is the password 'bards'?

Urwen 06-01-2019 09:53 AM

5. Elrond (END+OR+L)

Pervinca Took 06-01-2019 10:00 AM

No. Not pairs of anything.

One of the above fruits is right (although there are lots of other sweet ones. ;))

Urwen 06-01-2019 10:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 717486)
Wait, is the password 'bards'?


Is it?

Urwen 06-01-2019 10:03 AM

Then the fruit is either 'fig' or 'date'.

Pervinca Took 06-01-2019 10:16 AM

1. Prosper endlessly? No! Mix it up. See him.
MAGLOR: He may seem a glorious prince, but take a look inside.
3. Sweet fruit. French? No. He's a little confused.
FINROD: Find him in the place Morfin rode out to.
ELROND: It's finished - there's no two ways about it. Or are there? He's troubled, but there he is.

ELROND is DONE + L+ R, though.

I didn't. I said 'I HOPE you like it.' Not the same thing at all.

EDIT: Not bards, but not far off.

Urwen 06-01-2019 10:22 AM

People who made an oath?

Urwen 06-01-2019 10:24 AM

I assume 'prosper endlessly' means that we're looking at synonym of prosper which lacks the final letter(s)?

Urwen 06-01-2019 10:32 AM

Also, what does the word 'no' in clues 1 and 3 mean? Does it mean 'no' or something else entirely?

Pervinca Took 06-01-2019 10:58 AM

'No' means pretty much what you would expect it to.

Not oathmakers.

On the right track with 'prosper endlessly.'

Urwen 06-01-2019 11:07 AM

Synonyms for prosper: gain, rise, score, yield, bloom, flower......

Urwen 06-01-2019 11:10 AM

Password: NANDE (Elvish for harp)

Urwen 06-01-2019 11:16 AM

3. Fingon (FIG+NON)

Urwen 06-01-2019 11:21 AM

1. Thorin (THRIVE-VE+NO)

Urwen 06-01-2019 11:23 AM

This puzzle was solved by Urwen and Parf Edhellen.

Pervinca Took 06-01-2019 11:45 AM

THORIN: Prosper endlessly? No! Mix it up. See him.
MAGLOR: He may seem a glorious prince, but take a look inside.
FINGON: Sweet fruit. French? No. He's a little confused.
FINROD: Find him in the place Morfin rode out to.
ELROND: It's finished - there's no two ways about it. Or are there? He's troubled, but there he is.

THEME: HARPISTS

PASSWORD: NANDE (GNOMISH FOR 'HARP').


Your go.

Urwen 06-01-2019 11:50 AM

Okay.

Urwen 06-01-2019 12:40 PM

I am running out of options. I have an idea, but it forces me to re-use certain characters I've overused before.

Urwen 06-01-2019 01:41 PM

Here you go......
 
Hope you don't think I am *too* obsessed, or that my puzzle is subpar after this one.

1. Behold a note in a spin to find him
2. That which is hard to understand is troubled, even with a direction? Sums him up nicely.
3. A smithy with a spin? Add direction and see him!
4. A cow product changes vowels, alternatively. He's there.
5. A specialized language meets a violent throw (without direction). In turmoil is he revealed.

Huinesoron 06-01-2019 03:56 PM

4 is Milk > Melk + or = MELKOR.

So there goes my theory that all the answers were just 'Maeglin'. :D

hS

Urwen 06-01-2019 04:01 PM

1. Behold a note in a spin to find him
2. That which is hard to understand is troubled, even with a direction? Sums him up nicely.
3. A smithy with a spin? Add direction and see him!
MELKOR: A cow product changes vowels, alternatively. He's there.
5. A specialized language meets a violent throw (without direction). In turmoil is he revealed.

Urwen 06-01-2019 04:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Huinesoron (Post 717505)
4 is Milk > Melk + or = MELKOR.

So there goes my theory that all the answers were just 'Maeglin'. :D

hS


Pwahaha. Now there is a neat idea, but not this time. That's not to say that none of the answers are, or that the password/theme wasn't inspired by 'im.

Let's see......

Maeglin, Lomion, Eolion, Orc-spawn, the Betrayer, Dead Elf walking, Wrench-Owned

Sounds like a good password, if you ask me.......

Pervinca Took 06-01-2019 06:13 PM

1. Eol.

Lo + e.

Pervinca Took 06-02-2019 01:21 AM

2. Enigma + L = Maeglin.

Urwen 06-02-2019 01:41 AM

EOL: Behold a note in a spin to find him
MAEGLIN: That which is hard to understand is troubled, even with a direction? Sums him up nicely.
3. A smithy with a spin? Add direction and see him!
MELKOR: A cow product changes vowels, alternatively. He's there.
5. A specialized language meets a violent throw (without direction). In turmoil is he revealed.

The password follows the same rule as the last two passwords used by you.

Pervinca Took 06-02-2019 05:26 AM

I only found ONANA when I was looking up Middle-earth twins for my pairs-of-twins password. Odd that there are no hobbit twins in the family trees.

I thought of harpists when racking my brains for a new theme, though, and looked up the Elvish for harp/harper to find a possible password.

P.S. I liked your *Fimbrethil* clue. Although the pedant in me says they were protecting the trees from *becoming* timber. :D

Urwen 06-02-2019 05:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 717512)
I only found ONANA when I was looking up Middle-earth twins for my pairs-of-twins password. Odd that ghere are no hobbit twins in the family trees.

I thought of harpists when racking my brains for a new theme, though, and looked up the Elvish for harp/harper to find a possible password.


I did something similar.

Pervinca Took 06-02-2019 11:43 AM

3. Forweg?

Forge + W.

Urwen 06-02-2019 11:46 AM

EOL: Behold a note in a spin to find him
MAEGLIN: That which is hard to understand is troubled, even with a direction? Sums him up nicely.
FORWEG: A smithy with a spin? Add direction and see him!
MELKOR: A cow product changes vowels, alternatively. He's there.
5. A specialized language meets an endlessly violent throw (without direction). In turmoil is he revealed.

Pervinca Took 06-03-2019 07:24 AM

Is the password EMFEG?

(Meaning: infamous; of evil name).

That leaves ... hmmm ... Gorthaur, Gothmog, Morgoth, Ungoliant ....

Pervinca Took 06-03-2019 07:29 AM

I have been suspecting a shortened version of HURL for the violent throw, which suggests GORTHAUR. But maybe the language is Goth(ic).

There's Bauglir as well ... that has the end of 'hurl.' So does Glaurung.

Urwen 06-03-2019 10:48 AM

Right on
 
It is Gorthaur, except it's ARGOT+HUR. Argot is a synonym for slang/lingo.

EOL: Behold a note in a spin to find him
MAEGLIN: That which is hard to understand is troubled, even with a direction? Sums him up nicely.
FORWEG: A smithy with a spin? Add direction and see him!
MELKOR: A cow product changes vowels, alternatively. He's there.
GORTHAUR: A specialized language meets an endlessly violent throw (without direction). In turmoil is he revealed.

Over to you.

Pervinca Took 06-03-2019 04:47 PM

Argot, of course ... the nearest I could think of semantically was jargon, and we know JRR wasn't free with his J's.

OK ... I have an idea, but I need to finish writing the clues.

...


Done:

1. Spoil, but beam endlessly within for him.
2. Two geezers join to make a third! (More nicknames than epesses).
3. Disperse racket because ... oh, just see him!
4. Film genre disquiets him a little.
5. He sounds like a mutilated fish.
6. He's a famous gun, give and take a vowel, but lacks sibilance.
7. Endless pastry adds pronoun for him.
8. Turn, turn, and swallow metal for him.

Urwen 06-04-2019 04:34 AM

8. Turlin, an old name for Tuor (LI inside TURN)

Urwen 06-04-2019 04:49 AM

As for the gun, I think it's Kalashnikov.

Urwen 06-04-2019 04:53 AM

And 3 must be Tuor. Synonym for disperse is ROUT, and synonym for racket is turmoil, which is an anagram indicator. Anagram of ROUT is Tuor.

Pervinca Took 06-04-2019 06:18 AM

No correct answers yet. Also, wrong gun.

Urwen 06-04-2019 08:47 AM

Colt?

Urwen 06-04-2019 08:48 AM

And does racket mean noise, a sports racket, or is it an anagram indicator?


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