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Pervinca Took 11-22-2022 11:07 AM

Here you go ...
 
1. At last! A rustic thinks a queen among elves as fair as one of these.
2. A third of this is what we need Ė due to answer number five? Or at Bombadilís - for cut knees, perhaps?
3. Streaming things for which this housekeeper holds the key? Thatís a first!
4. Wait a second. This is why you might need an understudy in a Shakespearean tragedy. Confused, and flowery.
5. Horse with highlights is confused in shining Sindarin. Take nought from the third?
6. Itís both long and longed for Ė by a dwarf. Go fourth.

Galadriel55 11-23-2022 10:01 PM

#1 and #6 are giving me Galadriel vibes. #1 sounds like Sam's speech to Faramir (but which of the similes?), and #6 sounds like the lock she gives to Gimli (but again, by what synonym? Lock? Hair? Strand? Tress?).

Pervinca Took 11-24-2022 07:24 AM

1. At last! A rustic thinks a queen among elves as fair as one of these.
2. A third of this is what we need Ė due to answer number five? Or at Bombadilís - for cut knees, perhaps?
3. Streaming things for which this housekeeper holds the key? Thatís a first!
4. Wait a second. This is why you might need an understudy in a Shakespearean tragedy. Confused, and flowery.
5. Horse with highlights is confused in shining Sindarin. Take nought from the third?
NERWEN'S HAIR: Itís both long and longed for Ė by a dwarf. Go fourth.

Any will do fine for 6.

For 1, the answer is indeed in one of the similes.

Urwen 01-08-2023 01:06 PM

Hints?

Pervinca Took 01-11-2023 03:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 736474)
Hints?

OK!

Number 3 has a very similar answer to Number 5.

and

Galadriel was very close to solving clue 1, (upthread).

Huinesoron 01-12-2023 03:09 AM

For #1, we're looking at this quote:

Quote:

Beautiful she is, sir! Lovely! Sometimes like a great tree in flower, sometimes like a white daffadowndilly, small and slender like. Hard as diamonds, soft as moonlight. Warm as sunlight, cold as frost in the stars. Proud and far-off as a snow-mountain, and as merry as any lass I ever saw with daisies in her hair in springtime. But that's a lot o' nonsense, and all wide of my mark.
Since the clue is "fair as", I would guess either GREAT TREE or DAFFADOWNDILLY... um, DAFFODIL for the answer.

hS

Pervinca Took 01-12-2023 07:09 AM

DAFFADOWNDILLY: At last! A rustic thinks a queen among elves as fair as one of these.
2. A third of this is what we need – due to answer number five? Or at Bombadil’s - for cut knees, perhaps?
3. Streaming things for which this housekeeper holds the key? That’s a first!
4. Wait a second. This is why you might need an understudy in a Shakespearean tragedy. Confused, and flowery.
5. Horse with highlights is confused in shining Sindarin. Take nought from the third?
NERWEN'S HAIR: It’s both long and longed for – by a dwarf. Go fourth.

Hence the 'At last.' ;)

Huinesoron 01-12-2023 08:21 AM

I solved a clue
I solved a clue for you
Oh what a thing to do!
And is the code YELLOW?


hS

Pervinca Took 01-12-2023 10:40 AM

DAFFADOWNDILLY: At last! A rustic thinks a queen among elves as fair as one of these.
????E???? A third of this is what we need – due to answer number five? Or at Bombadil’s - for cut knees, perhaps?
L?????? Streaming things for which this housekeeper holds the key? That’s a first!
????L????Wait a second. This is why you might need an understudy in a Shakespearean tragedy. Confused, and flowery.
????O???? Horse with highlights is confused in shining Sindarin. Take nought from the third?
NERWEN'S HAIR: It’s both long and longed for – by a dwarf. Go fourth.

Indeedydo.

Huinesoron 01-13-2023 03:42 AM

Okay, so: 3 and 5 are very similar. I think 3 might be another 'Someone's Something'. That means 5 is either the same person or the same thing. Additionally, 2 references 'answer number 5', which likely means the, uh, actual answer to question 5. So solving any of these three will help with the other two.

The letters we will need are 3rd - 1st - 2nd - probably 3rd.

If the Bombadil reference is direct, then things called yellow at Tom and Goldberry's are:

- Her hair
- His boots
- Cream
- The sunrise

CREAM seems to fit best, though I don't think the sort of cream Tom serves would go well on your knees!

hS

Pervinca Took 01-13-2023 09:42 AM

DAFFADOWNDILLY: At last! A rustic thinks a queen among elves as fair as one of these.
CREAM: A third of this is what we need Ė due to answer number five? Or at Bombadilís - for cut knees, perhaps?
L?????? Streaming things for which this housekeeper holds the key? Thatís a first!
????L????Wait a second. This is why you might need an understudy in a Shakespearean tragedy. Confused, and flowery.
????O???? Horse with highlights is confused in shining Sindarin. Take nought from the third?
NERWEN'S HAIR: Itís both long and longed for Ė by a dwarf. Go fourth.

Yes. Bombabil particularly refers to yellow cream, amongst other foodstuffs.

You are right about the positions of the 'red' letters, too.

Galadriel55 01-23-2023 10:52 AM

I am gonna throw out LOCKS and ELANOR for the first two of the remaining clues. Locks, because it sounds like it should be hair. And Elanor because the letter fits.

Pervinca Took 01-23-2023 10:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Galadriel55 (Post 736503)
I am gonna throw out LOCKS and ELANOR for the first two of the remaining clues. Locks, because it sounds like it should be hair. And Elanor because the letter fits.

It's LOCKS OF someone, but which blondie do we see being a pretty much full time housekeeper?

(Also, locks have keys, and so do housekeepers).

Pervinca Took 01-24-2023 07:31 AM

DAFFADOWNDILLY: At last! A rustic thinks a queen among elves as fair as one of these.
CREAM: A third of this is what we need Ė due to answer number five? Or at Bombadilís - for cut knees, perhaps?
L: Streaming things for which this housekeeper holds the key? Thatís a first!
ELANOR: Wait a second. This is why you might need an understudy in a Shakespearean tragedy. Confused, and flowery.
????O???? Horse with highlights is confused in shining Sindarin. Take nought from the third?
NERWEN'S HAIR: Itís both long and longed for Ė by a dwarf. Go fourth.

Oh, sorry! You were guessing ELANOR for the 4th clue.

Quiet rightly. Because you would need an understudy if there were NO LEAR in the building.

Number 3 is LOCKS OF someone, but please say who, (see my post upthread).

Huinesoron 01-24-2023 10:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 736504)
It's LOCKS OF someone, but which blondie do we see being a pretty much full time housekeeper?

LOCKS OF GOLDBERRY? I think I remember enumerating her as something yellow when I was figuring out cream.

On no more basis that this and 5 are "very similar", I'm going to guess BOOTS OF BOMBADIL for 5.

hS

Pervinca Took 01-24-2023 12:14 PM

DAFFADOWNDILLY: At last! A rustic thinks a queen among elves as fair as one of these.
CREAM: A third of this is what we need – due to answer number five? Or at Bombadil’s - for cut knees, perhaps?
LOCKS OF GOLDBERRY: Streaming things for which this housekeeper holds the key? That’s a first!
ELANOR: Wait a second. This is why you might need an understudy in a Shakespearean tragedy. Confused, and flowery.
????O???? Horse with highlights is confused in shining Sindarin. Take nought from the third?
NERWEN'S HAIR: It’s both long and longed for – by a dwarf. Go fourth.

Sorry; it's 3 and 6 that are very similar, (as you can see).

Tom's boots are wrong, I'm afraid.

Pervinca Took 01-30-2023 06:16 AM

For the remaining clue:

What's another reason you might need cream, besides cut knees or a dessert?

Think of it, and put it into Sindarin.

Huinesoron 01-30-2023 08:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 736514)
For the remaining clue:

What's another reason you might need cream, besides cut knees or a dessert?

Think of it, and put it into Sindarin.

But Pervinca, there are no Sindarin words for "sunburn" or "scones". :confused:

... which actually isn't true, there's an old proto-Sindarin word torn meaning "sunburnt". But I don't think that's going to fly.

Is it just ANOR, the Sun? I'm sure someone calls it yellow sometime.

... ah, and a horse with highlights is a roan. Not a word I knew. :) Is "take nought" just straight-up telling us the answer is "O"?

hS

Galadriel55 01-30-2023 11:08 AM

Ah. Yellow Face. *facepalm*

"Roan" has been hammered into my head by bio classes as an example of genetic codominance, but I have not thought to (accurately) describe it as highlights. Nicely put.

Pervinca Took 01-30-2023 11:21 AM

DAFFADOWNDILLY: At last! A rustic thinks a queen among elves as fair as one of these.
CREAM: A third of this is what we need Ė due to answer number five? Or at Bombadilís - for cut knees, perhaps?
LOCKS OF GOLDBERRY: Streaming things for which this housekeeper holds the key? Thatís a first!
ELANOR: Wait a second. This is why you might need an understudy in a Shakespearean tragedy. Confused, and flowery.
ANOR: Horse with highlights is confused in shining Sindarin. Take nought from the third?
NERWEN'S HAIR: Itís both long and longed for Ė by a dwarf. Go fourth.

Yes to all the above, including nought to indicate the letter O, and third for its position.

The sun *is* yellow, isn't it, more or less?

And one talks of sun cream, the preventative ointment.

Not sunburn cream - that would be calamine lotion!

:D

Over to Huey!

Pervinca Took 01-30-2023 11:25 AM

DAFFADOWNDILLY: At last! A rustic thinks a queen among elves as fair as one of these.
CREAM: A third of this is what we need Ė due to answer number five? Or at Bombadilís - for cut knees, perhaps?
LOCKS OF GOLDBERRY: Streaming things for which this housekeeper holds the key? Thatís a first!
ELANOR: Wait a second. This is why you might need an understudy in a Shakespearean tragedy. Confused, and flowery.
ANOR: Horse with highlights is confused in shining Sindarin. Take nought from the third?
NERWEN'S HAIR: Itís both long and longed for Ė by a dwarf. Go fourth.

Yes to all the above, including nought to indicate the letter O, and third for its position.

The sun *is* yellow, isn't it, more or less?

And one talks of sun cream, the preventative ointment.

Not sunburn cream - that would be calamine lotion!

:D

Over to Huey!

(P.S. ELANOR was from NO LEAR, in case you missed that bit upthread).

Huinesoron 02-01-2023 02:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 736518)
The sun *is* yellow, isn't it, more or less?

[Facepalm] It took me until you posted this - not even me posting the answer! - to remember that "the yellow eye, it burns us" is literally the second-most-quoted LotR line in this house. (First place goes to the movies' "I don't think he's heard of second breakfast, Pip", because the kids have picked up on that one.)

I will try and come up with something today.

hS


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