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Pervinca Took 05-24-2019 02:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Galadriel55 (Post 717281)
"No cyclops" might mean she has 2 I's, and a MER, making... Miriel? But no L.


3. Virgin suggests Mary to me, but that doesn't give anything. Marie might lead to AMARIE though.

6. You're very nearly there, and you don't need an L.

3. Try a synonym rather than an example.

Urwen 05-24-2019 02:17 PM

6. Irime, G55 explained why

Pervinca Took 05-24-2019 02:20 PM

1. Frozen food brand unveils her, after a second vowel shift.
2. Prudish and inflamed? She isn’t half a muddle!
3. Fateful lady: a virgin, she, however aberrant.
BELLADONNA: Mournful song changes note and Italian grandmother loses head for her.
5. Regret purchase? From what we hear, yes – or does she?
IRIME: She’s no Cyclops, we hear, and a French sea swishes around her.
7. She falls into deception and chaos.
8. Swallowing back metal, sailors mingle for her.
9. Something the Cheshire Cat might say, quite truthfully. There’s spin, though, before she’s revealed.

BELLADONNA is correct.

EDIT: And so is IRIME.

2ND EDIT: I have edited clue 1. This frozen food brand began before the 70's, and is still in existence. I just associated it with a lot of TV ads in the 70's.

Galadriel55 05-24-2019 02:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 717283)
3. Try a synonym rather than an example.

Maid and Maiden are possibilities, but there's also "she" that I can't mix in to form anything. Urwen?

Urwen 05-24-2019 02:31 PM

3. Donnamira? Donna is italian for 'lady' and 'mira' could mean 'fateful'.

Urwen 05-24-2019 02:35 PM

Is the theme 'sisters' this time as well?

Urwen 05-24-2019 02:38 PM

1. Findis (FINDUS-U+I)?

Pervinca Took 05-24-2019 02:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 717288)
3. Donnamira? Donna is italian for 'lady' and 'mira' could mean 'fateful'.

It IS Donnamira. But if 'mira' means 'fateful,' I've never heard of it, and 'donna' is not an element.

It's NORN for 'fateful lady' (mythical females connected to fate) plus A MAID (I think Galadriel guessed 'maid.') 'Aberrant' is the anagram indicator.

Yes, it's sisters again. I actually wrote this one before the other.

Pervinca Took 05-24-2019 02:48 PM

FINDIS: Frozen food brand unveils her, after a second vowel shift.
2. Prudish and inflamed? She isn’t half a muddle!
DONNAMIRA: Fateful lady: a virgin, she, however aberrant.
BELLADONNA: Mournful song changes note and Italian grandmother loses head for her.
5. Regret purchase? From what we hear, yes – or does she?
IRIME: She’s no Cyclops, we hear, and a French sea swishes around her.
7. She falls into deception and chaos.
8. Swallowing back metal, sailors mingle for her.
9. Something the Cheshire Cat might say, quite truthfully. There’s spin, though, before she’s revealed.

THEME: SISTERS

Findus - success on a plate for you! - a familiar TV ad jingle from my childhood.

Urwen 05-24-2019 02:49 PM

And you are irritated with me for using obscure things in my passwords, when you use them too?

Urwen 05-24-2019 02:50 PM

Finduilas is the password.

Urwen 05-24-2019 02:54 PM

8. Silmarien (LI backwards swallowed by MARINES)

Urwen 05-24-2019 03:00 PM

5. Ruby (sounds like RUE and BUY)

Urwen 05-24-2019 03:02 PM

2 is her sibling, Primrose (PRIM + SORE)

Pervinca Took 05-24-2019 03:06 PM

FINDIS: Frozen food brand unveils her, after a second vowel shift.
PRIMROSE: Prudish and inflamed? She isn’t half a muddle!
DONNAMIRA: Fateful lady: a virgin, she, however aberrant.
BELLADONNA: Mournful song changes note and Italian grandmother loses head for her.
RUBY: Regret purchase? From what we hear, yes – or does she?
IRIME: She’s no Cyclops, we hear, and a French sea swishes around her.
???L???: She falls into deception and chaos.
SILMARIEN: Swallowing back metal, sailors mingle for her.
???S???: Something the Cheshire Cat might say, quite truthfully. There’s spin, though, before she’s revealed.

THEME: SISTERS

No, not irritated. I learn heaps of stuff from people's obscure references on this thread. Both Tolkien and not Tolkien-related.

And it seems that Findus are still very much around, or the name is. I just don't buy much frozen food.

Urwen 05-24-2019 03:08 PM

9. Isilme ('I smile')

Urwen 05-24-2019 03:10 PM

You missed these:


Quote:

Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 717296)
5. Ruby (sounds like RUE and BUY)


Quote:

Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 717297)
2 is her sibling, Primrose (PRIM + SORE)


Pervinca Took 05-24-2019 03:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 717297)
2 is her sibling, Primrose (PRIM + SORE)


Yes, and note that only half of her is muddled, and the other half isn't. ;)

Also Ruby sounds like RUE BUY - or does it? (Because the name itself sounds like RUE-BEE).

Pervinca Took 05-24-2019 03:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 717300)
You missed these:

I'm good, but not that good. Even I can't see what people are posting when I'm editing answers in myself.

Urwen 05-24-2019 03:15 PM

And the last one is Ivriniel, but if we remove deception, we get IVRIN, and it doesn't fit with the rest of the clue in any capacity.

Pervinca Took 05-24-2019 03:16 PM

FINDIS: Frozen food brand unveils her, after a second vowel shift.
PRIMROSE: Prudish and inflamed? She isn’t half a muddle!
DONNAMIRA: Fateful lady: a virgin, she, however aberrant.
BELLADONNA: Mournful song changes note and Italian grandmother loses head for her.
RUBY: Regret purchase? From what we hear, yes – or does she?
IRIME: She’s no Cyclops, we hear, and a French sea swishes around her.
???L???: She falls into deception and chaos.
SILMARIEN: Swallowing back metal, sailors mingle for her.
ISILME: Something the Cheshire Cat might say, quite truthfully. There’s spin, though, before she’s revealed.

THEME: SISTERS

Urwen 05-24-2019 03:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 717302)
I'm good, but not that good. Even I can't see what people are posting when I'm editing answers in myself.


I've posted these before you started replying, though.

Pervinca Took 05-24-2019 03:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 717303)
And the last one is Ivriniel, but if we remove deception, we get IVRIN, and it doesn't fit with the rest of the clue in any capacity.

It does. It's just the trickiest clue in the set.

See if you can locate the word that indicates IVRIN.

Urwen 05-24-2019 03:22 PM

As in, Falls of Ivrin?

Pervinca Took 05-24-2019 03:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 717305)
I've posted these before you started replying, though.


Nope. It takes me a while to put in the codes to highlight the red letter in every remaining clue, and the letters and the ???'s. Especially since I am now long as well as short sighted and sometimes squinting at the letters. The time indicates time posted, not time of starting to write the post.

Pervinca Took 05-24-2019 03:25 PM

FINDIS: Frozen food brand unveils her, after a second vowel shift.
PRIMROSE: Prudish and inflamed? She isn’t half a muddle!
DONNAMIRA: Fateful lady: a virgin, she, however aberrant.
BELLADONNA: Mournful song changes note and Italian grandmother loses head for her.
RUBY: Regret purchase? From what we hear, yes – or does she?
IRIME: She’s no Cyclops, we hear, and a French sea swishes around her.
IVRINIEL: She falls into deception and chaos.
SILMARIEN: Swallowing back metal, sailors mingle for her.
ISILME: Something the Cheshire Cat might say, quite truthfully. There’s spin, though, before she’s revealed.

THEME: SISTERS

Falls of Ivrin, indeed. Clumsy wench, that Ivriniel.

Over to you!

EDIT: The Yavanna one was kind of the leftovers of this one, because I couldn't fit any Ainur into this one. I had to finish the Yavanna password with some really obvious sister pairs, though. I like this one better, I think, although I did quite like my Van the Man clue, (a throwback to my youth).

Urwen 05-24-2019 03:52 PM

1. A confused announcer swallows a note, for her.
2. He is an IARPA program
3. He is an Italian city.
4. Wander backwards, without a note? It's novel in reverse, for her
5. She is knowledgeable, in turmoil, with a direction.

Pervinca Took 05-24-2019 03:54 PM

3. TURIN.

4. MORWEN (Roam backwards without A; novel means NEW).

Urwen 05-24-2019 03:56 PM

Yea, that clue was inspired by G55's puzzle a while ago.

1. A confused announcer swallows a note, for her.
2. He is an IARPA program
TURIN: He is an Italian city.
MORWEN: Wander backwards, without a note? It's novel in reverse, for her
5. She is knowledgeable, in turmoil, with a direction.

Pervinca Took 05-24-2019 03:59 PM

"MAEGLIN
Liquid and gas chromatography, flow cytometry, ion mobility spectrometry, preconcentrators and sorbants, ionization techniques, mass spectrometry, MEMS technology, microfluidics, computational fluid dynamics, signature library construction and use, clutter detection, multicomponent fits, basis set transformations, micro vacuum pump technology, low power electronics, device SWAP optimazation, regenerative energy sources and energy harvesting techiques."

One of several Tolkienly named IARPA programs.

Urwen 05-24-2019 04:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 717313)
"MAEGLIN
Liquid and gas chromatography, flow cytometry, ion mobility spectrometry, preconcentrators and sorbants, ionization techniques, mass spectrometry, MEMS technology, microfluidics, computational fluid dynamics, signature library construction and use, clutter detection, multicomponent fits, basis set transformations, micro vacuum pump technology, low power electronics, device SWAP optimazation, regenerative energy sources and energy harvesting techiques."

One of several Tolkienly named IARPA programs.


And that one was inspired by your daisywheel one.

Urwen 05-24-2019 04:02 PM

1. A confused announcer swallows a note, for her.
MAEGLIN: He is an IARPA program
TURIN: He is an Italian city.
MORWEN: Wander backwards, without a note? It's novel in reverse, for her
5. She is knowledgeable, in turmoil, with a direction.

Urwen 05-24-2019 04:03 PM

Something compels me to include him in puzzles. Include M[a]eglin in all the puzzles! :p

Pervinca Took 05-24-2019 04:03 PM

AMROD? (Password).

Maybe untimely deaths again?

Urwen 05-24-2019 04:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 717317)
AMROD?

Maybe untimely deaths again?


Yep, password is Amrod, but the theme is wrong.

Urwen 05-24-2019 04:06 PM

A: A confused announcer swallows a note, for her.
MAEGLIN: He is an IARPA program
TURIN: He is an Italian city.
MORWEN: Wander backwards, without a note? It's novel in reverse, for her
D: She is knowledgeable, in turmoil, with a direction.

And the person #5 didn't die, as far as I know. I could be wrong, though....

Pervinca Took 05-24-2019 04:13 PM

5. NERDANEL! Learned + N.

Also known as the Wise, I think? (Although knowledge and wisdom are different things).

'Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting one in a fruit salad.'

Urwen 05-24-2019 04:36 PM

Knowledgeable refers to 'learned' part of the clue, not her epithet.

A: A confused announcer swallows a note, for her.
MAEGLIN: He is an IARPA program
TURIN: He is an Italian city.
MORWEN: Wander backwards, without a note? It's novel in reverse, for her
NERDANEL: She is knowledgeable, in turmoil, with a direction.

Urwen 05-24-2019 04:37 PM

Hint for #1
 
Use the solutions as you have them and what you know about them and the last solution shall come to you. :smokin::p

Pervinca Took 05-24-2019 05:44 PM

Mothers and sons, so AREDHEL.

Can a LEADER be an announcer? (I've a feeling this idea has come up on this thread before).

And good old German note H again, duly swallowed.


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