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Pervinca Took 04-15-2020 08:47 AM

I thought the Valar were the 7 queens and 7 lords, plus Melkor.

Huinesoron 04-15-2020 08:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 722414)
I thought the Valar were the 7 queens and 7 lords, plus Melkor.

Book of Lost Tales stuff. In BoLT, Makar and Measse the bloodthirsty warriors are added to that number, and several of them have kids (in fact, I think Orome is a child of some of the others). It's all very Germanic Mythology - Melko has a child with an ogress - and went away very quickly, but it's the same source as Ranuin, Danuin, and Fanuin, the Valar of months, days, and years.

(They tie the Sun and Moon to giant cables for Manwe to pull. BoLT is weird.)

EDIT: Oh, and a guess that HUI, which floated around on one of the Notion Club lists, might be a variant of FUI (aka Nienna), with the U being part of the name of some very famous type of ornamental plate.

hS

Urwen 04-15-2020 11:01 AM

It's a name for Varda. Look at her page in Notion club and you'll find it.

Pervinca Took 04-15-2020 11:07 AM

https://notionclubarchives.fandom.com/wiki/Varda

There are none beginning with H, though.

Urwen 04-15-2020 11:26 AM

My mistake. Look at this instead: https://notionclubarchives.fandom.com/wiki/Yavanna

Pervinca Took 04-15-2020 11:45 AM

Hirazi?

Urwen 04-15-2020 11:50 AM

ORGOF: Renounce him in disarray.
TARI: She is endlessly angry, and backward.
HIRAZI: A greeting around a broken ornamental plate, for her.
EDDENIL: A cave within a meandering flower, for him.
RANUIN: Scattered sodium reveals him.
NURON: Reversed part of speech surrounds a way, for him
AEREL: A befuddled Shakespearean king surrounds direction, for her.
MORLIN: A muddled youngster finds a way, for him.
ELESTIRNE: A confused elver finds commotion, briefly, north-east. See her.
SHOGLIC: Silence. Muddled reasoning leads to him.

And it's finally done. Over to you.

Pervinca Took 04-15-2020 11:56 AM

What is the ornamental plate, though? I can't find that as a definition of 'razi.'

I'll post a new puzzle shortly.

Urwen 04-15-2020 11:59 AM

https://www.wordplays.com/definition/riza

Huinesoron 04-15-2020 01:10 PM

While we wait, Urwen, what was your thought behind Ranuin being an Other Name?

hS

Urwen 04-15-2020 01:28 PM

I had some vague memory of that being the case. When I realized otherwise, it was too late to switch.

Pervinca Took 04-15-2020 01:45 PM

Here you go:

1. Aragorn, Legolas and Eomer’s preferred mode of transport.
2. A Maia loses his way. Empty inkwell initially, and in confusion, here.
3. Trotsky swallows a little woman – and a little rum – to produce this.
4. He’s stuck in the middle of Britain, without an editor.
5. Here are twisted conduits and, we hear, a greater portion of seabird.
6. Here is a citrus-flavoured quadruped? Sounds like it!
7. PLC equivalent here, with an article in the middle, reveals him.
8. Here’s complicated trigonometry! Such a bore - send it back!

Galadriel55 04-15-2020 03:14 PM

1. Not... van :Merisu:

3. LEBETHRON = Leon + Beth + R


Beth is getting quite popular for a shy little woman. Maybe next time I do a password I should figure out how to give her sisters a chance.

Pervinca Took 04-15-2020 03:24 PM

VAN: Aragorn, Legolas and Eomer’s preferred mode of transport.
2. A Maia loses his way. Empty inkwell initially, and in confusion, here.
LEBETHRON: Trotsky swallows a little woman – and a little rum – to produce this.
4. He’s stuck in the middle of Britain, without an editor.
5. Here are twisted conduits and, we hear, a greater portion of seabird.
6. Here is a citrus-flavoured quadruped? Sounds like it!
7. PLC equivalent here, with an article in the middle, reveals him.
8. Here’s complicated trigonometry! Such a bore - send it back!

Indeed!

"Aragorn and Legolas went now with Eomer in the van."

Tolkien's own words. :)

I haven't excluded Meg, Jo and Amy on purpose. I just haven't needed those letters yet. Three of the sisters are little women in the cryptic sense as well as the 'book' sense.

Huinesoron 04-16-2020 01:51 AM

#6: could this be LEMON MULE - sorry, I mean EMYN MUIL?

hS

Pervinca Took 04-16-2020 02:03 AM

VAN: Aragorn, Legolas and Eomer’s preferred mode of transport.
2. A Maia loses his way. Empty inkwell initially, and in confusion, here.
LEBETHRON: Trotsky swallows a little woman – and a little rum – to produce this.
4. He’s stuck in the middle of Britain, without an editor.
5. Here are twisted conduits and, we hear, a greater portion of seabird.
EMYN MUIL: Here is a citrus-flavoured quadruped? Sounds like it!
7. PLC equivalent here, with an article in the middle, reveals him.
8. Here’s complicated trigonometry! Such a bore - send it back!

So it could!

Huinesoron 04-16-2020 09:34 AM

#4... UK + glued - Ed = UGLUK?

Are we looking at VOLUME II here?

If so, that suggests #2 might be built around Olorin or Osse for the Maia... not getting anywhere on the empty inkwell, though.

hS

Pervinca Took 04-16-2020 10:14 AM

VAN: Aragorn, Legolas and Eomer’s preferred mode of transport.
O: A Maia loses his way. Empty inkwell initially, and in confusion, here.
LEBETHRON: Trotsky swallows a little woman – and a little rum – to produce this.
UGLUK: He’s stuck in the middle of Britain, without an editor.
M: Here are twisted conduits and, we hear, a greater portion of seabird.
EMYN MUIL: Here is a citrus-flavoured quadruped? Sounds like it!

I: PLC equivalent here, with an article in the middle, reveals him.
I: Here’s complicated trigonometry! Such a bore - send it back!

Try treating 'empty' and 'inkwell' as separate elements.

Galadriel55 04-16-2020 06:38 PM

Is the last one ISENGARD = sine + drag?

Huinesoron 04-17-2020 04:12 AM

And could the first I be INCANUS - INC (similar to plc after a company) + indefinite article AN + US, either the USA as the host for the Downs, or 'us' as in 'we're here'. (Or indeed 'us' = in the middle, as in 'stuck in the middle with you'; that one's a bit of a stretch.)

hS

Pervinca Took 04-17-2020 07:25 AM

VAN: Aragorn, Legolas and Eomer’s preferred mode of transport.
O: A Maia loses his way. Empty inkwell initially, and in confusion, here.
LEBETHRON: Trotsky swallows a little woman – and a little rum – to produce this.
UGLUK: He’s stuck in the middle of Britain, without an editor.
M: Here are twisted conduits and, we hear, a greater portion of seabird.
EMYN MUIL: Here is a citrus-flavoured quadruped? Sounds like it!

INCANUS: PLC equivalent here, with an article in the middle, reveals him.
ISENGARD: Here’s complicated trigonometry! Such a bore - send it back!

Correct reasoning for Isengard.

Incanus: all elements correct. The US refers to 'here' because it's 'here' (in the United States) that what's known as a PLC company in the UK is called 'incorporated' and has INC after its name.

Is the Downs hosted by the USA? Do you mean this style of bulletin board was created in the USA, or is Barrow-Wight, who I believe owns and runs this forum, American?

G55, is INC used in Canada too after the name of a company, or do Canada use a different word and abbreviation?

Huinesoron 04-17-2020 08:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 722439)
Is the Downs hosted by the USA? Do you mean thus style of bulletin board was created in the USA, or is Barrow-Wight, who I believe owns and runs this forum, American?

I have absolutely no idea. :D I was trying to explain the 'US' element; the 'PLC = INC US' explanation didn't occur to me. ;)

hS

Pervinca Took 04-17-2020 08:29 AM

I think you'll solve the O clue without too much trouble if you work backwards.

Galadriel55 04-17-2020 03:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Pervinca
G55, is INC used in Canada too after the name of a company, or do Canada use a different word and abbreviation?

I'm actually not sure but it must be, because INC is familiar while PLC was not. We also have LTD - or is that different? I am not a business person at all. :o

Pervinca Took 04-17-2020 04:39 PM

Ltd is the opposite. We have Ltd too.

A PLC is owned (or partially owned) by shareholders. It stands for Public Limited Company.

A limited company (LTD) doesn't have shareholders and is privately owned.

I think that's correct. I know virtually nothing about business. But I did once work for a company that was bought and taken over by another, bigger company, because the shareholders voted for that.

Galadriel55 04-17-2020 04:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 722441)
I think you'll solve the O clue without too much trouble if you work backwards.

Not if your overexcited brain jumps to conclusions faster than you can say A Elbereth Gilthoniel. :p

So far I almost made Eomer out of Orome - then realized you need a place and a Maia, Lorien out of Olorin - then realized it's mostly in the wrong volume, Rauros out of Sauron - which has no reasonable explanation, Osgiliath simply because Osse, and Artano turned into Ontario. It's been a backwards progression from the more logical to the more ridiculous. And none of them have what I believe the empty inkwell is meant to add. But I have time. :)

Pervinca Took 04-17-2020 05:19 PM

Well, one of those Ainur is the right one. ;)

Galadriel55 04-17-2020 06:59 PM

There aren't that many places that start with O in TTT. I can only come up with 2 that are actually predominantly TTT things.
There is a limited number of male Maiar with names that contain O.
So why is it so difficult to match them together?
And where is the Empty Inkwell??? It's not present in anything I come up with.

Pervinca Took 04-17-2020 07:08 PM

'Empty' and 'inkwell' are separate elements.

The O I am looking for is *mentioned* in TTT. And not, as far as I am aware, in the other two volumes.

And Galadriel, you've already mentioned the Maia I'm looking for.

Huinesoron 04-18-2020 08:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 722447)
'Empty' and 'inkwell' are separate elements.

The O I am looking for is *mentioned* in TTT. And not, as far as I am aware, in the other two volumes.

And Galadriel, you've already mentioned the Maia I'm looking for.

Ohhh... is it OSS(E) + I (for 'inkwell') + DRAIN (empty out) = "I wandered in Summer in the elm-woods of OSSIRIAND"?

hS

Pervinca Took 04-18-2020 08:41 AM

VAN: Aragorn, Legolas and Eomer’s preferred mode of transport.
OSSIRIAND: A Maia loses his way. Empty inkwell initially, and in confusion, here.
LEBETHRON: Trotsky swallows a little woman – and a little rum – to produce this.
UGLUK: He’s stuck in the middle of Britain, without an editor.
M: Here are twisted conduits and, we hear, a greater portion of seabird.
EMYN MUIL: Here is a citrus-flavoured quadruped? Sounds like it!

INCANUS: PLC equivalent here, with an article in the middle, reveals him.
ISENGARD: Here’s complicated trigonometry! Such a bore - send it back!

It most certainly is! :)

One to go.

Urwen 04-18-2020 10:21 AM

Is the last one drains+ [second part of the clue]?

Pervinca Took 04-18-2020 10:47 AM

Yes, more or less. But the synonym isn't 'drains.'

Kath 04-18-2020 04:55 PM

This is entirely too cryptic for me! But, is the last part of the remaining clue Morgul - from more gull - and the M therefore Minas Morgul?

Pervinca Took 04-18-2020 06:45 PM

Hello Kath! :)
 
VAN: Aragorn, Legolas and Eomer’s preferred mode of transport.
OSSIRIAND: A Maia loses his way. Empty inkwell initially, and in confusion, here.
LEBETHRON: Trotsky swallows a little woman – and a little rum – to produce this.
UGLUK: He’s stuck in the middle of Britain, without an editor.
MINAS MORGUL: Here are twisted conduits and, we hear, a greater portion of seabird.
EMYN MUIL: Here is a citrus-flavoured quadruped? Sounds like it!

INCANUS: PLC equivalent here, with an article in the middle, reveals him.
ISENGARD: Here’s complicated trigonometry! Such a bore - send it back!

Indeed it is, Kath, with MAINS for conduits. :)

Over to Huinesoron!

Huinesoron 04-20-2020 04:34 AM

That one was fun (though I was stuck looking for words with 'maze' in them for that last one, nice one Kath!). This one, er... I dunno, hopefully will be?

1. - Eldest son of the Urals with a little doll? Not I!
2. - Far Harad? Shelob's lair? Where it all began? Maybe, but the direction is secondary.
3. - I risk many things, but only the first four blossom.
4. - The middle of a funeral bell, a squashed door, the beginning of booze - is Luthien on the beach?
5. - Bein sei (east); dig deep and reverse it.
6. - Not you or I, but a choice of letters all the same. Pick a dwarf (doesn't matter which; you're in second place).
7. - Stand her on her head! Indeed, Bergil's threat applies here, to bad Roman Virginia.

Fair warning - one of these doesn't exactly have a cryptic clue, one isn't entirely precise, and one does something very odd to find its letter. And there's at least one awful pun.

hS

Pervinca Took 04-20-2020 05:38 AM

1. RUSSANDOL

Of the Urals = RUSSIAN.

Not I = remove the I.

DOL = small doll.

Russandol = Maedhros, eldest son of Feanor and Nerdanel.

...

Hope Kath will stick around and join in some more! She's the only passworder I've met in 'real' life, although I think I've been in the same room as Mith at a Tolkien event.

A wild, early guess at REVENGE for the password?

...

With a very slightly less wild guess at EAST for the second clue? (Oh, it doesn't fit with revenge ... but revenge is probably wrong anyway).

Huinesoron 04-20-2020 06:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 722460)
1. RUSSANDOL

Of the Urals = RUSSIAN.

Not I = remove the I.

DOL = small doll.

Russandol = Maedhros, eldest son of Feanor and Nerdanel.

Spot on! (I've always enjoyed the fact that there are characters in Middle-earth literally named Redhead and Goldilocks. ^_^)

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Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 722460)
Hope Kath will stick around and join in some more! She's the only passworder I've met in 'real' life, although I think I've been in the same room as Mith at a Tolkien event.

Hopefully!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 722460)
A wild, early guess at REVENGE for the password?

Nope.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 722460)
With a very slightly less wild guess at EAST for the second clue? (Oh, it doesn't fit with revenge ... but revenge is probably wrong anyway).

Also nope. Think a little less (more?) literally.

RUSSANDOL - Eldest son of the Urals with a little doll? Not I!
2. - Far Harad? Shelob's lair? Where it all began? Maybe, but the direction is secondary.
3. - I risk many things, but only the first four blossom.
4. - The middle of a funeral bell, a squashed door, the beginning of booze - is Luthien on the beach?
5. - Bein sei (east); dig deep and reverse it.
6. - Not you or I, but a choice of letters all the same. Pick a dwarf (doesn't matter which; you're in second place).
7. - Stand her on her head! Indeed, Bergil's threat applies here, to bad Roman Virginia.

hS

Pervinca Took 04-20-2020 06:22 AM

And not RED HEAD or RED HAIR either, for the password? (Unlikely, as you drew attention to the first term, but worth a shot nonetheless).

Pervinca Took 04-20-2020 06:27 AM

Could 4 be NELDORETH?

(K)NEL(L) + DO(O)R + ETH(ANOL).

Why the beach, though?


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