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Pervinca Took 06-30-2017 11:05 AM

2 may be RADAGAST because of AGHAST and the rabbit sled, but I don't know about the tubular leaves.

A guess at ARTANIS for the password?

Morsul the Dark 06-30-2017 11:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Morsul the Dark (Post 707176)
1. AragornPirates' greeting and oak seed reveal the long legs of this man.
2. Skaters' "tubular" leaves a fright. Especially with the rabbit sled
3. Where the white whale blows, and this garbage bandit would reveal this wanderer.
4. AiwendilLegolas sees a Balrog! What Timing? And after that, pickles. At least birds like him.
5. A bookworm questions time. She can help you reflect.
6. Out won't you? What is this? Opposite Day?
7. He's a tough guy, when it comes to trouble he takes it in step... or something like that.

Aragorn is correct. For most of my clues I like getting you close and there's a slight logic leap. Aracorn > Aragorn. For me to try to swap the c with clues is confusing.

Morsul the Dark 06-30-2017 11:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Morsul the Dark (Post 707176)
1. AragornPirates' greeting and oak seed reveal the long legs of this man.
2. RadagastSkaters' "tubular" leaves a fright. Especially with the rabbit sled
3. TWhere the white whale blows, and this garbage bandit would reveal this wanderer.
4. AiwendilLegolas sees a Balrog! What Timing? And after that, pickles. At least birds like him.
5. NA bookworm questions time. She can help you reflect.
6. IOut won't you? What is this? Opposite Day?
7. SHe's a tough guy, when it comes to trouble he takes it in step... or something like that.

Skater Tubular "Rad"

Password is correct. Radagast may also help reveal the theme.

Pervinca Took 06-30-2017 11:45 AM

Is N Nerwen? I presume our own Nerwen is a bookworm. And there is w(h)en for questioning time. Perhaps the 'reflect' bit refers to how the name is almost a palindrome.

Pervinca Took 06-30-2017 11:50 AM

I think Rad is German for bicycle, but what exactly is the Tubular Rad?

Morsul the Dark 06-30-2017 12:02 PM

Tubular and Rad are slang for cool usually associated with surfers and skaters.

Also Nerwen is correct
Nerd When
Reflect for her mirror

Fahrrad (spelling?) is German for bicycle. Rad could be short for bike though?

Pervinca Took 06-30-2017 12:31 PM

Well, there are two characters who appear twice, with two of their names. Could the theme be pairs of names - four characters, each appearing twice, under different names?

Morsul the Dark 06-30-2017 12:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 707187)
Well, there are two characters who appear twice, with two of their names. Could the theme be pairs of names - four characters, each appearing twice, under different names?

It is

Pervinca Took 06-30-2017 01:21 PM

OK ... I was trying to make Telcontar or Thorongil work for T, but I now think that one belongs with the other pair.

The guy who takes it in step is Strider, I think.

The 'opposites' guy could be Incanus (3 opposites in a row).

The 'garbage bandit' could be rat, which is in Tharkun as well as Telcontar, which I thought of originally.

Morsul the Dark 06-30-2017 01:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Morsul the Dark (Post 707176)
1. AragornPirates' greeting and oak seed reveal the long legs of this man.
2. RadagastSkaters' "tubular" leaves a fright. Especially with the rabbit sled
3. TharkunWhere the white whale blows, and this garbage bandit would reveal this wanderer.
4. AiwendilLegolas sees a Balrog! What Timing? And after that, pickles. At least birds like him.
5. NerwenA bookworm questions time. She can help you reflect.
6. IncanusOut won't you? What is this? Opposite Day?
7. Strider. He's a tough guy, when it comes to trouble he takes it in step... or something like that.

Great job!

Though garbage bandit was raccoon kun.

I'm either not good at riddles or you're very good! Let's go with that one. I soooo wanted to use Sharkey but couldn't make it work.

Over to you my friend! :)

Pervinca Took 06-30-2017 01:50 PM

That's three brilliant passwords you've set!

What was the white whale element, though?

I am having similar issues trying to produce themed passwords. Sometimes you have to compromise.

Morsul the Dark 06-30-2017 01:58 PM

Thar she blows. Moby Dick

Pervinca Took 06-30-2017 02:29 PM

Ah - I didn't know or had forgotten that Moby Dick was a white whale.

Try this one:

1. Dragon ran in confusion, but lost a little weight for him.
2. Craftsman reforms her.
3. Happy little Frances mixes up for him.
4. Cockney without denial? A touch of spin, though. See him!
5. He runs back from drama school to a German guest, but overshoots by one place!

Nerwen 07-01-2017 04:19 AM

#2 is ARTANIS, I think? (Anagram of "artisan").

Pervinca Took 07-01-2017 05:22 AM

Correct!

1. Dragon ran in confusion, but lost a little weight for him.
ARTANIS: Craftsman reforms her.
3. Happy little Frances mixes up for him.
4. Cockney without denial? A touch of spin, though. See him!
5. He runs back from drama school to a German guest, but overshoots by one place!

Nerwen 07-01-2017 07:49 AM

And #5 is RADAGAST? (R.A.D.A. + "gast" = "guest" in German). Only I don't see where the last part of the clue comes into it...:confused:

Pervinca Took 07-01-2017 07:56 AM

1. Dragon ran in confusion, but lost a little weight for him.
ARTANIS: Craftsman reforms her.
3. Happy little Frances mixes up for him.
4. Cockney without denial? A touch of spin, though. See him!
TSAGADAR: He runs back from drama school to a German guest, but overshoots by one place!

You are quite right. Running back is because it appears backwards, and overshooting by one place is because that's what the answer does. It's the S that is part of the password. I hope the spaces I have put in work ....

Alas, they haven't. But it's every first letter of the first four answers and the second letter of the fifth. I tried to space the other clues along to get the two bolded letters lined up, but it won't display them that way.

Morsul the Dark 07-02-2017 08:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 707200)
1. Dragon ran in confusion, but lost a little weight for him.
ARTANIS: Craftsman reforms her.
3. Happy little Frances mixes up for him.
4. Cockney without denial? A touch of spin, though. See him!
TSAGADAR: He runs back from drama school to a German guest, but overshoots by one place!

You are quite right. Running back is because it appears backwards, and overshooting by one place is because that's what the answer does. It's the S that is part of the password. I hope the spaces I have put in work ....

Alas, they haven't. But it's every first letter of the first four answers and the second letter of the fifth. I tried to space the other clues along to get the two bolded letters lined up, but it won't display them that way.

So this doesn't get buried...

Elrond for the first? Has some letters in common with dragon losing the G could be the weight because of grams...

Pervinca Took 07-02-2017 09:07 AM

You are right about losing a G (for the weight bit), but you need to start with a *particular* dragon.

I might add that all the answers are ridiculously unobscure. ;) Artanis was the most obscure, (and only because of the version of her name used).

Morsul the Dark 07-02-2017 12:02 PM

Smaug ran
Saruman

Pervinca Took 07-02-2017 12:24 PM

Yes! :)

SARUMAN: Dragon ran in confusion, but lost a little weight for him.
ARTANIS: Craftsman reforms her.
3. Happy little Frances mixes up for him.
4. Cockney without denial? A touch of spin, though. See him!
TSAGADAR: He runs back from drama school to a German guest, but overshoots by one place!

Pervinca Took 07-03-2017 03:25 AM

There is a theme, by the way. :)

Galadriel55 07-03-2017 12:09 PM

I can almost make Bregalad from glad and "little" Frances, but the B ruins it all.

Pervinca Took 07-03-2017 12:39 PM

GLAD is correct.

There is a diminutive of Frances that used to be very common. Keats's sweetheart was called by it - and his sister too, I think. Also Lizzy Bennet's mother.

Shorten the diminutive again, and you get the name Ebenezer Scrooge called his sister by (the mother of his nephew Fred).

Morsul the Dark 07-03-2017 03:43 PM

I know the password.

So I knew it wasGandalf
But couldn't figure out how it fit
Glad and Fan. Gandalf.

I could also wager a guess at the last clue but based on the password. No I'm not saying it because my brain hurts to much to make more riddles:p

Pervinca Took 07-03-2017 03:48 PM

SARUMAN: Dragon ran in confusion, but lost a little weight for him.
ARTANIS: Craftsman reforms her.
GANDALF: Happy little Frances mixes up for him.
4. Cockney without denial? A touch of spin, though. See him!
TSAGADAR: He runs back from drama school to a German guest, but overshoots by one place!

You can always say the password but pass on writing the next one, if you haven't time at the moment.

Making them themed is difficult, although a rewarding challenge. A theme is a wonderful extra, though, not an obligation.

Morsul the Dark 07-05-2017 03:45 PM

Sages

Which makes the last answer Elrond but can't figure out the actual clue.

Pervinca Took 07-05-2017 04:48 PM

SARUMAN: Dragon ran in confusion, but lost a little weight for him.
ARTANIS: Craftsman reforms her.
GANDALF: Happy little Frances mixes up for him.
ELROND: Cockney without denial? A touch of spin, though. See him!
TSAGADAR: He runs back from drama school to a German guest, but overshoots by one place!

Where do Cockneys live? And what word do we often use when we deny something?

Morsul the Dark 07-06-2017 11:36 AM

England
e. L. Nd
-nag?

Pervinca Took 07-06-2017 01:45 PM

;)

'Londoner' minus 'no.'

Morsul the Dark 07-07-2017 09:27 AM

Don't think I would have gotten there...

Morsul the Dark 07-08-2017 04:59 PM

1. ShireYour Higness, to use a similar title, we've arrived in these green lands.
2. AnduinAlso you enter, the river where one fled and one followed.
3. MoriaGreater abundance lies with the Vowels of the Earth it sounds like, too deep though.
4. Wife Galadriel to Celeborn
5. Imladris In a dream this place was spoke, in this place all are healed.
6. SmeagelUnwanted companion, sounds like an elemental being
7. ElvesLose a part of your own being. After all there are many, and asight to behold.

Pervinca Took 07-09-2017 09:31 AM

5. Imladris? (That name is used in the poem/song that Boromir recites, rather than Rivendell).

4. Wife?

Morsul the Dark 07-09-2017 09:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Morsul the Dark (Post 707266)
1. Your Higness, to use a similar title, we've arrived in these green lands.
2. Also you enter, the river where one fled and one followed.
3. Greater abundance lies with the Vowels of the Earth it sounds like, too deep though.
4. Wife Galadriel to Celeborn
5. Imladris In a dream this place was spoke, in this place all are healed.
6. Unwanted companion, sounds like an elemental being
7. Lose a part of your own being. After all there are many, and asight to behold.

Correct on both

Pervinca Took 07-09-2017 10:46 AM

A guess at Samwise for the password?

Morsul the Dark 07-09-2017 10:48 AM

Not too obvious right?;)

Pervinca Took 07-09-2017 11:28 AM

Does that mean I'm wrong? ;)

Pervinca Took 07-09-2017 11:48 AM

I thought it might have been Entwife, to be fair. Or Elfwine. ;)

2. And-U-in = ANDUIN? Frodo fled down it, and Samwise followed.

1. Sir + he = SHIRE?

Pervinca Took 07-09-2017 01:37 PM

6. I think this might be Smeagol. It seems likely that there might be a chemical element that sounds like Smeagol, but I can't think of it.

Unless it's 'sounds like seagull.' Seagulls have VERY elemental habits. (Anyone who has lived by the sea and been crapped on by one in mid-flight will know this).

Pervinca Took 07-09-2017 01:42 PM

Oh - MORIA? Sound of 'more' plus the sounds of 'E' and 'A,' which are the two vowels in the word 'Earth.'

(EDIT: And Moria is very deep).


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