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Pervinca Took 06-16-2019 03:02 PM

Googling did you mean to post a link?

Urwen 06-16-2019 03:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 718445)
Googling did you mean to post a link?


Well, if a link may help, then sure.

Pervinca Took 06-16-2019 03:12 PM

Thank you. :)

5. The link reveals that there is a real life lady called Frodo with a doctorate. Which gives us - Frodo!

Is the password possibly Frodo? And could I pretty please see his name in a lovely red diagonal?

Urwen 06-16-2019 03:19 PM

Yes, and sure.

FRODO: Note a house covering in the muddle for him
FRODO: A spinning car? Add a vowel for him.
FRODO: Victual is a mess. Path in the middle. See him.
FRODO: She is a doctor, or is it him?
FRODO: Briefly, French note, with a vowel in the middle, unearths him.

Now we each have had a password comprised solely of (one) of our favorite characters. :D

Pervinca Took 06-16-2019 03:27 PM

Thank you! :):):)

Did you realise that one more post will make this the longest thread in the Quiz Room subforum?

And would you like to do the next password, since that one was done as a request/favour?

Urwen 06-16-2019 03:32 PM

I think my themes/clues/passwords are becoming a bit repetitive, and honestly, I like Frodo too, so you may do the next one, unless you're too busy.

Pervinca Took 06-16-2019 04:04 PM

Just a quick one, then.

1. One who might perform late in French?
2. Boys with fiery facial features?
3. Grond used as a crusher of nincompoops?
4. Scrap of cloth and playground game return for this one.

Urwen 06-17-2019 12:46 AM

1. Hama (Ham+A)

Huinesoron 06-17-2019 03:39 AM

3. Must be a NINNYHAMMER, surely?

I'm so sorry I missed being suitably punished by your negative password. :D

(Hmm... I wonder if there's a way to concoct a password based on a sort of anti-Menegroth... the Negative Thousand Caves, so to speak... :cool:)

hS

Urwen 06-17-2019 04:05 AM

No guesses for riddle game yet? Where is Nerwen? :p

Pervinca Took 06-17-2019 04:19 AM

1. One who might perform late in French?
2. Boys with fiery facial features?
NINNYHAMMER: Grond used as a crusher of nincompoops?
4. Scrap of cloth and playground game return for this one.

Urwen - you mean HAM as in a hammy performance and A as in 'at' (sometimes where it would be 'in' in English?) That's clever, but it's a different synonym for 'perform' and a different word put into French.

Huinesoron, I knew you'd probably miss it, because it happened at the weekend, but I hope you enjoyed reading the final, solved product. :D

It was nearly a smaller password with SILENCE as the answer, but after trying a few numbers (and even capital letters I and O to spell 10) to no avail, luckily the word 'eleven' added to 'minus' gave eleven letters.

And before you start threatening me with the cube root of minus eleven, this latest one is mostly first letters and has no anagrams. (Well, it can't have. There are no anagram indicators!)

Urwen 06-17-2019 04:31 AM

So we need to put late into french?

Pervinca Took 06-17-2019 04:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 718456)
So we need to put late into french?

Oui! Exactement.

Huinesoron 06-17-2019 09:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 718455)
And before you start threatening me with the cube root of minus eleven, this latest one is mostly first letters and has no anagrams.

Now that's my kind of password!

2 makes me think of someone's ears burning, but I don't think Tolkien uses that.

I feel like #4 is going to founder on the question of which playground game it's after; it looks like a perfect opportunity for 'well in my five square miles of England between these two years...'.

Hmm... a scrap of cloth could be a rag, but we could also be looking for just part of 'cloth'. There's not a game called Neirol, is there? ;)

hS

Pervinca Took 06-17-2019 10:08 AM

'Rag' is the correct element. Have you worked out what the theme is?

I think the playground game is pretty universal.

Urwen 06-17-2019 11:26 AM

'late' in french is tard/tardif.

Urwen 06-17-2019 11:34 AM

1. Fingon (Fin+Go on)

Urwen 06-17-2019 11:44 AM

And the game I found is tag. Tag+Rag backwards gives GARGAT.

Pervinca Took 06-17-2019 12:15 PM

TAG is correct for the game.

You've put the elements in the wrong order.

'Return' doesn't mean run it backwards to get the right answer. It means the right answer runs back because the last letter is the one that's part of the password.

Pervinca Took 06-17-2019 12:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 718461)
1. Fingon (Fin+Go on)

Nope. 'Fin' means end, not late.

If you perform something, you _______ it.

Urwen 06-17-2019 12:21 PM

act?

Pervinca Took 06-17-2019 12:31 PM

You're being too theatrical. ;)

Urwen 06-17-2019 12:35 PM

Do?

Urwen 06-17-2019 12:41 PM

4. Ragtag?
Password: Ring?

Pervinca Took 06-17-2019 12:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 718467)
Do?

Correct.

'Ring' is not the password.

Pervinca Took 06-17-2019 12:44 PM

1. One who might perform late in French?
2. Boys with fiery facial features?
NINNYHAMMER: Grond used as a crusher of nincompoops?
RAGTAG: Scrap of cloth and playground game return for this one.

Urwen 06-17-2019 12:45 PM

Fang?

Urwen 06-17-2019 12:46 PM

Is 'tard' the correct word for 'late' or not?

Pervinca Took 06-17-2019 12:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 718471)
Fang?

No.

Neither 'Ring' nor 'Fang' fit with the theme.

Pervinca Took 06-17-2019 12:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 718472)
Is 'tard' the correct word for 'late' or not?

Yes.

Urwen 06-17-2019 12:50 PM

So tard+do


Dotard?

Pervinca Took 06-17-2019 01:19 PM

DOTARD: One who might perform late in French?
2. Boys with fiery facial features?
NINNYHAMMER: Grond used as a crusher of nincompoops?
RAGTAG: Scrap of cloth and playground game return for this one.

Urwen 06-17-2019 01:25 PM

Dung for the password?

Pervinca Took 06-17-2019 01:28 PM

Bullseye!
 
DOTARD: One who might perform late in French?
U: Boys with fiery facial features?
NINNYHAMMER: Grond used as a crusher of nincompoops?
RAGTAG: Scrap of cloth and playground game return for this one.

Urwen 06-17-2019 01:30 PM

I thought Feanorians for a second, but that doesn't seem to be the case. Theme is Tolkien insults.

Pervinca Took 06-17-2019 01:32 PM

DOTARD: One who might perform late in French?
U: Boys with fiery facial features?
NINNYHAMMER: Grond used as a crusher of nincompoops?
RAGTAG: Scrap of cloth and playground game return for this one.

THEME: TOLKIENIAN INSULTS


Ninnyhammer the Feanorian? I can't imagine Feanor suffering any ninnyhammers, even though he could be a stupendous one himself.

ONE TO GO!

Urwen 06-17-2019 01:36 PM

I meant Feanorians for the second clue, not the password.


But then again, Gothmog is adept at swinging the ninnyhammer. He crushes dumbasses, such as Feanor. Rushing into danger like that isn't very smart. I knew there is a reason I consider him a nincompoop.

Pervinca Took 06-17-2019 01:42 PM

Like Dotard and Ragtag(s?), the remaining one is used by Saruman. Not at Orthanc, though. And it's used in mock-friendliness, a little bit like when Denethor says 'my liege' to Pippin.

'Dung' is used by Shagrat, I think. About someone who knifed him.
Either him or Gorbag, anyway.

Ninnyhammer is the Gaffer's preferred insult, of course, and sometimes used by Sam of himself.

Urwen 06-17-2019 01:51 PM

Urchins (UR for flame, from my namesake's wit, and CHINS)

Urwen 06-17-2019 01:52 PM

No comment on my Feanor point?


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