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Urwen 09-02-2019 01:06 AM

Are some of those races?

Urwen 09-02-2019 01:09 AM

For 14, Miner+Dune?


Oh wait, Dune + Dain (Ironfoot) = Dunedain.

Huinesoron 09-02-2019 02:14 AM

15. A potato is a spud, and if we change dental D to plosive B, and mash it (:rolleyes:), we can get PUBS.

And sticking with the pub theme... #5: Wetherspoons is a very generic pub chain. If we remove the letters for 'others', we get 'wepons'... add that final article for WEAPONS.

And for 22 (which I had to try, given ions)... disadvantages, declare, by, charged atoms = CONS + TELL + AT + IONS = CONSTELLATIONS which are very shiny.

hS

Pervinca Took 09-02-2019 02:34 AM

1. Games and a Surrey town lose direction for them.
2. One may mither a ewe’s consort, (slowly at first), to see them.
3. They sound like the transgressions of a Shakespearean thief.
SHIPS: They pass in the night.
WEAPONS: For these warlike things, a generic British pub gains an article, but loses others.
ORCS: A murder of them disperses and loses direction. But the end result is still pretty murderous!
7. Concerning charity, they stand clear.
8. A good war vest reveals them.
9. They type backwards, swallowing a very Welsh beginning.
HOBBITS: They are parts for a cooker top.
11. For these flowers, a weaver loses an article and is conflicted between two ways.
12. Delve safely to find them. Go on!
AINUR: Rian, you hear, was conflicted about them.
DUNEDAIN: For them, see the dwarf of the sand mountain appear.
PUBS: Mashed potato turns dental to plosive for these.
16. Tear around before embracing truth for them.
17. Ancient fortress returns for refreshment.
18. Here is a kingdom in disarray, with endless damnation.
19. Reset (twice) and see them.
WIZARDS: Hospital rooms swallow endless zip for them.
21. Confused but giving person sings backwards for them.
CONSTELLATIONS: Disadvantages declare, by charged atoms, their shining name.

Well done. ;)

I still think 8 and 12 are easy ones. ;)

Urwen 09-02-2019 02:39 AM

My guess for 14 isn't correct?

Urwen 09-02-2019 02:48 AM

Does that password have something to do with the Password thread reaching 200 pages? :D:p;)

Huinesoron 09-02-2019 03:04 AM

11. If we take the A from Vaire, scramble her up and stick her between East and Down, we get 'Everid', which is very nearly EVERMIND.

hS

Huinesoron 09-02-2019 03:09 AM

#12: ... -_- dELVE Safely, huh?

And oh look, #8:

a gooD WAR VESt.

hS

Huinesoron 09-02-2019 03:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 720164)
Does that password have something to do with the Password thread reaching 200 pages? :D:p;)

So, something like...

PASSWORD·THREAD·PASS·TWO·C?

hS

Urwen 09-02-2019 04:02 AM

Except the password has 22 lettters, and your phrase has 21.

Pervinca Took 09-02-2019 05:07 AM

1. Games and a Surrey town lose direction for them.
2. One may mither a ewe’s consort, (slowly at first), to see them.
3. They sound like the transgressions of a Shakespearean thief.
SHIPS: They pass in the night.
WEAPONS: For these warlike things, a generic British pub gains an article, but loses others.
ORCS: A murder of them disperses and loses direction. But the end result is still pretty murderous!
7. Concerning charity, they stand clear.
DWARVES: A good war vest reveals them.
9. They type backwards, swallowing a very Welsh beginning.
HOBBITS: They are parts for a cooker top.
11. For these flowers, a weaver loses an article and is conflicted between two ways.
ELVES: Delve safely to find them. Go on!
AINUR: Rian, you hear, was conflicted about them.
DUNEDAIN: For them, see the dwarf of the sand mountain appear.
PUBS: Mashed potato turns dental to plosive for these.
16. Tear around before embracing truth for them.
17. Ancient fortress returns for refreshment.
18. Here is a kingdom in disarray, with endless damnation.
19. Reset (twice) and see them.
WIZARDS: Hospital rooms swallow endless zip for them.
21. Confused but giving person sings backwards for them.
CONSTELLATIONS: Disadvantages declare, by charged atoms, their shining name.

THEME: A CELEBRATION OF 200 PAGES OF THE PASSWORD THREAD.

Very, very close, Huinesoron.

Urwen 09-02-2019 06:02 AM

Maybe 'Password thread pass tw? cc?

Pervinca Took 09-02-2019 06:04 AM

No.

Urwen 09-02-2019 06:06 AM

I am confused. Huinesoron's idea works, but it's still incorrect, and nothing else seems to fit.

Morsul the Dark 09-02-2019 06:07 AM

Password thread past pw cc

Pervinca Took 09-02-2019 06:10 AM

There's something very obvious that no-one has said yet.

Urwen 09-02-2019 06:12 AM

Password thread past pc cc

pc=page count
cc=200 in roman numerals.

Urwen 09-02-2019 06:13 AM

or alternatively Password thread pn cc, where pn is page number and cc is 200.

Morsul the Dark 09-02-2019 06:17 AM

The w is throwing a wrench in it.

However pc or pn both work is the phrase is

Password thread pc now cc

Morsul the Dark 09-02-2019 06:39 AM

2. Anagrams
Nag a ram

Pervinca Took 09-02-2019 07:13 AM

1. Games and a Surrey town lose direction for them.
ANAGRAMS: One may mither a ewe’s consort, (slowly at first), to see them.
3. They sound like the transgressions of a Shakespearean thief.
SHIPS: They pass in the night.
WEAPONS: For these warlike things, a generic British pub gains an article, but loses others.
ORCS: A murder of them disperses and loses direction. But the end result is still pretty murderous!
7. Concerning charity, they stand clear.
DWARVES: A good war vest reveals them.
9. They type backwards, swallowing a very Welsh beginning.
HOBBITS: They are parts for a cooker top.
11. For these flowers, a weaver loses an article and is conflicted between two ways.
ELVES: Delve safely to find them. Go on!
AINUR: Rian, you hear, was conflicted about them.
DUNEDAIN: For them, see the dwarf of the sand mountain appear.
PUBS: Mashed potato turns dental to plosive for these.
16. Tear around before embracing truth for them.
17. Ancient fortress returns for refreshment.
18. Here is a kingdom in disarray, with endless damnation.
19. Reset (twice) and see them.
WIZARDS: Hospital rooms swallow endless zip for them.
21. Confused but giving person sings backwards for them.
CONSTELLATIONS: Disadvantages declare, by charged atoms, their shining name.

THEME: A CELEBRATION OF 200 PAGES OF THE PASSWORD THREAD.

A (ONE) + NAG + RAM + S(LOWLY).

Morsul the Dark 09-02-2019 07:50 AM

Pervinca you’re too smart for me,:D

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List...aces_in_Surrey

I’m doing silly pop culture references you’re doing smart clues like a town in Surrey. My brain 2 dum 4 dat

Urwen 09-02-2019 08:19 AM

Wait. Shamelessly piggybacking on Morsul's reasonings, how about 'Password thread is now cc' for the password?

Pervinca Took 09-02-2019 08:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 720183)
Wait. Shamelessly piggybacking on Morsul's reasonings, how about 'Password thread is now cc' for the password?

No. Huinesoron was closest, with his first guess.

Why not try guessing those final clues?

Urwen 09-02-2019 09:20 AM

Hints for those final clues pls?

Huinesoron 09-02-2019 10:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 720184)
No. Huinesoron was closest, with his first guess.

Why not try guessing those final clues?

I intend to take a stab at it (though with nearly half of them unguessed, I don't think 'final' is fair), but first...

PASSWORD·THREAD·PAST·TWO·C?

hS

Pervinca Took 09-02-2019 11:28 AM

No.

They are all things we use as answers in passwords, except for one that is another thing we use to make them, like anagrams.

Think of all the things that have names, and that we use as answers.

Urwen 09-02-2019 01:01 PM

Elves, Dwarves, Maiar, Ainur, Istari, Orcs, horses, Men, Avari, Noldor, Giants.


Maybe 16 is giants (snag+it)

Huinesoron 09-02-2019 01:03 PM

#3 is surely SYNONYMS, which sounds like "sin o'[nyms]". I assume the missing word is a Shakespearean character, but I can't place it.

#7 I think starts with RE (as in 'concerning'), but can't come up with a charity word to follow it.

#9, the Welsh beginning could be LL or even LLAN, but what could go around it?

Aaaand can I try:

PASSWORD·THREAD·PAGE·TWO·C?

hS

Huinesoron 09-02-2019 01:08 PM

What I take to be the straight clues suggest that 11 ('these flowers') and 17 ('for refreshment') should be the easiest, but what could they be?

#11: ... oh wait, flowers, this one catches me every time. RIVERS = Right + VaIRE + South.

As for 'refreshment', I'm still no further.

hS

Pervinca Took 09-02-2019 03:07 PM

P: Games and a Surrey town lose direction for them.
ANAGRAMS: One may mither a ewe’s consort, (slowly at first), to see them.
SYNONYMS: They sound like the transgressions of a Shakespearean thief.
SHIPS: They pass in the night.
WEAPONS: For these warlike things, a generic British pub gains an article, but loses others.
ORCS: A murder of them disperses and loses direction. But the end result is still pretty murderous!
R: Concerning charity, they stand clear.
DWARVES: A good war vest reveals them.

T: They type backwards, swallowing a very Welsh beginning.
HOBBITS: They are parts for a cooker top.
RIVERS: For these flowers, a weaver loses an article and is conflicted between two ways.
ELVES: Delve safely to find them. Go on!
AINUR: Rian, you hear, was conflicted about them.
DUNEDAIN: For them, see the dwarf of the sand mountain appear.

PUBS: Mashed potato turns dental to plosive for these.
A: Tear around before embracing truth for them.
G: Ancient fortress returns for refreshment.
E: Here is a kingdom in disarray, with endless damnation.

T: Reset (twice) and see them.
WIZARDS: Hospital rooms swallow endless zip for them.
O: Confused but giving person sings backwards for them.

CONSTELLATIONS: Disadvantages declare, by charged atoms, their shining name.

THEME: A CELEBRATION OF 200 PAGES OF THE PASSWORD THREAD.

Sin o' Nym's.

(Nym is a thief who appears in (I think both) Henry IV plays and in Henry V (he dies at Agincourt, I think - offstage, but given that his mate Bardolph was hanged for robbing a church, he possibly spent most of the battle thieving from corpses - the Branagh film gives this interpretation, anyway).

The name 'Nym' is derived from an Old English verb which is cognate with modern German 'nehmen' (to take), kind of indicating that he takes/half-inches things. He is friends with Falstaff, Pistol (the only one to survive to the end of Henry V) and Bardolph.

LL is the Welsh element you want.

RE is indeed the 'concerning' element.

What's a slang word for refreshment?

Pervinca Took 09-02-2019 03:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Morsul the Dark (Post 720181)
Pervinca you’re too smart for me,:D

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List...aces_in_Surrey

I’m doing silly pop culture references you’re doing smart clues like a town in Surrey. My brain 2 dum 4 dat

It's one of the towns marked on that map. But I wasn't being smart. I once lived in a small town/much enlarged village (England is full of these) very close to it. We did a lot of shopping there and it's where my brother's school was.

Huinesoron 09-02-2019 04:15 PM

O: a giving person is a donor, a note that can be sung is mi. Confuse the former, reverse the latter, and we get ONODRIM.

hS

Pervinca Took 09-02-2019 04:21 PM

Indeed we do
 
P: Games and a Surrey town lose direction for them.
ANAGRAMS: One may mither a ewe’s consort, (slowly at first), to see them.
SYNONYMS: They sound like the transgressions of a Shakespearean thief.
SHIPS: They pass in the night.
WEAPONS: For these warlike things, a generic British pub gains an article, but loses others.
ORCS: A murder of them disperses and loses direction. But the end result is still pretty murderous!
R: Concerning charity, they stand clear.
DWARVES: A good war vest reveals them.

T: They type backwards, swallowing a very Welsh beginning.
HOBBITS: They are parts for a cooker top.
RIVERS: For these flowers, a weaver loses an article and is conflicted between two ways.
ELVES: Delve safely to find them. Go on!
AINUR: Rian, you hear, was conflicted about them.
DUNEDAIN: For them, see the dwarf of the sand mountain appear.

PUBS: Mashed potato turns dental to plosive for these.
A: Tear around before embracing truth for them.
G: Ancient fortress returns for refreshment.
E: Here is a kingdom in disarray, with endless damnation.

T: Reset (twice) and see them.
WIZARDS: Hospital rooms swallow endless zip for them.
ONODRIM: Confused but giving person sings backwards for them.

CONSTELLATIONS: Disadvantages declare, by charged atoms, their shining name.

THEME: A CELEBRATION OF 200 PAGES OF THE PASSWORD THREAD.

Galadriel55 09-02-2019 05:52 PM

T: TROLLS = sort (type) + LL


For the other T I can't help thinking that you have to scramble "twice", but neither that nor its synonyms are working.

Galadriel55 09-02-2019 05:54 PM

Oh. *facepalm*

R = REALMS: re + alms.

I had both elements but for some reason couldn't put them together.


Also, by the way - however you got "weapons" from "Wetherspoons" is very impressive.

Pervinca Took 09-03-2019 12:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Galadriel55 (Post 720198)
T: TROLLS = sort (type) + LL


For the other T I can't help thinking that you have to scramble "twice", but neither that nor its synonyms are working.

It means that you have to 'reset' twice. ;) 'Twice' here actually means 'in two different ways.' I know the word 'twice' doesn't mean that, but I think the sense of the clue still works.

Yes, I was being crafty with the other meaning of 'type.' :D

It was Wetherspoons + a - others.

Pervinca Took 09-03-2019 12:13 AM

P: Games and a Surrey town lose direction for them.
ANAGRAMS: One may mither a ewe’s consort, (slowly at first), to see them.
SYNONYMS: They sound like the transgressions of a Shakespearean thief.
SHIPS: They pass in the night.
WEAPONS: For these warlike things, a generic British pub gains an article, but loses others.
ORCS: A murder of them disperses and loses direction. But the end result is still pretty murderous!
REALMS: Concerning charity, they stand clear.
DWARVES: A good war vest reveals them.

TROLLS: They type backwards, swallowing a very Welsh beginning.
HOBBITS: They are parts for a cooker top.
RIVERS: For these flowers, a weaver loses an article and is conflicted between two ways.
ELVES: Delve safely to find them. Go on!
AINUR: Rian, you hear, was conflicted about them.
DUNEDAIN: For them, see the dwarf of the sand mountain appear.

PUBS: Mashed potato turns dental to plosive for these.
A: Tear around before embracing truth for them.
G: Ancient fortress returns for refreshment.
E: Here is a kingdom in disarray, with endless damnation.

T: Reset (twice) and see them.
WIZARDS: Hospital rooms swallow endless zip for them.
ONODRIM: Confused but giving person sings backwards for them.

CONSTELLATIONS: Disadvantages declare, by charged atoms, their shining name.

THEME: A CELEBRATION OF 200 PAGES OF THE PASSWORD THREAD.

I wanted to have STARS rather than constellations, (because we've made more clues about individual stars), but I really wanted SYNONYMS and SHIPS in it, so I settled for constellations.

I wanted TAVERNS, but settled for pubs so we could have TROLLS (Bill, Bert and their mate) and ... the other one.

And I originally had WARGS, but then I thought of passwords about SWORD names etc, and I had chosen SWORDS, but then realised I wanted SHIPS (Morsul had just done boats, and I believe Huinesoron once did ships too) as well as SYNONYMS. So SWORDS became WEAPONS.

I couldn't honour every category, but I tried to choose ones of which we have used lots of named examples.

Huinesoron 09-03-2019 02:26 AM

I think this is a brilliant password, and a fantastic tribute to a thread that is now old enough to drink (under certain circumstances).

I've finally figured out G: a Burg is a fortress, and a refreshment is GRUB.

hS

Pervinca Took 09-03-2019 02:43 AM

P: Games and a Surrey town lose direction for them.
ANAGRAMS: One may mither a ewe’s consort, (slowly at first), to see them.
SYNONYMS: They sound like the transgressions of a Shakespearean thief.
SHIPS: They pass in the night.
WEAPONS: For these warlike things, a generic British pub gains an article, but loses others.
ORCS: A murder of them disperses and loses direction. But the end result is still pretty murderous!
REALMS: Concerning charity, they stand clear.
DWARVES: A good war vest reveals them.

TROLLS: They type backwards, swallowing a very Welsh beginning.
HOBBITS: They are parts for a cooker top.
RIVERS: For these flowers, a weaver loses an article and is conflicted between two ways.
ELVES: Delve safely to find them. Go on!
AINUR: Rian, you hear, was conflicted about them.
DUNEDAIN: For them, see the dwarf of the sand mountain appear.

PUBS: Mashed potato turns dental to plosive for these.
A: Tear around before embracing truth for them.
GRUB: Ancient fortress returns for refreshment.
E: Here is a kingdom in disarray, with endless damnation.

T: Reset (twice) and see them.
WIZARDS: Hospital rooms swallow endless zip for them.
ONODRIM: Confused but giving person sings backwards for them.

CONSTELLATIONS: Disadvantages declare, by charged atoms, their shining name.

THEME: A CELEBRATION OF 200 PAGES OF THE PASSWORD THREAD.

Grub indeed! (I did food passwords, but I think Morsul did one first).

Glad you like the password, Hs. :)


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