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Urwen 05-22-2019 02:46 PM

3. Vana (Van+A)

The last one must be Pimpernel, but I have no luck fitting that in.

Urwen 05-22-2019 02:47 PM

Theme: Sisters

Pervinca Took 05-22-2019 02:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 717183)
It is. I mean, in the sense of not Elizabethan or something. :D (Although in literature, that's Early Modern). ;) But he's been around a long time. I saw him perform in the late 80's, and he wasn't young then.

The wording of the clue refers to his nickname.

Urwen 05-22-2019 02:48 PM

So it's not Vana?

Pervinca Took 05-22-2019 02:49 PM

DAISY: She's a wheel known (and used) by typists in the recent past.
LALAITH: Metal Indian dish rotates to reveal her.
VANA: Add note to the man (a singer, indeed!) - all for her.
PERVINCA: An adder may also be a setter! But shake it to see. *
NINIEL: She tangles a cloth.
???N???:Wizard with sparkle, but confusingly, it's not a him, but a her!
ELANOR: Article about an actor's part, or is it the other way round? Work it out. For her.

* Don't try this at home. Or outside. Or anywhere else!

THEME: SISTERS

VAN = Van the Man (Van Morrison).

Have a go at constructing Pimpernel. Try a non-Tolkien wizard.

Urwen 05-22-2019 02:55 PM

Merlin + Pep

Pervinca Took 05-22-2019 03:02 PM

DAISY: She's a wheel known (and used) by typists in the recent past.
LALAITH: Metal Indian dish rotates to reveal her.
VANA: Add note to the man (a singer, indeed!) - all for her.
PERVINCA: An adder may also be a setter! But shake it to see. *
NINIEL: She tangles a cloth.
PIMPERNEL: Wizard with sparkle, but confusingly, it's not a him, but a her!
ELANOR: Article about an actor's part, or is it the other way round? Work it out. For her.

* Don't try this at home. Or outside. Or anywhere else!

THEME: SISTERS

Correct!

And over to the *next* setter, Urwen.

P.S. I accidentally made Lalaith and Urwen sisters the other night, and later realised and changed Urwen to Niniel. (In my defence, I was very tired).

Urwen 05-22-2019 03:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 717193)
And over to the *next* setter, Urwen.


Whose other name was one of the clues.


And this time, I did solve the whole thing all by myself.


Will come up with a new one shortly.

Pervinca Took 05-22-2019 03:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 717194)
Whose other name was one of the clues.

It was. Have you ever eaten Thali?

Urwen 05-22-2019 03:23 PM

1. Fish appendages surround an endless sport for him.
2. A lake switches vowels. Add a number and spin it for him.
3. Shuffle a Roman siege engine for him
4. A direction appears in a new form. Spin it for her.
5. An entrance in a spin, initially really encourages through here, for him.
6. He is noble.

Urwen 05-22-2019 03:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 717195)
It was. Have you ever eaten Thali?

Nope. I don't eat metal. :smokin:

Pervinca Took 05-22-2019 03:58 PM

I knew it as a meal before I realised it was also the name of the utensil it's served in.

Pervinca Took 05-22-2019 04:00 PM

5. ORODRETH.

DOOR + R + E + T+ H (initials).

Pervinca Took 05-22-2019 04:03 PM

1. Fin + gol(f) + fin.

Pervinca Took 05-22-2019 04:05 PM

If it's 1st letters, FINROD for the password?

Urwen 05-22-2019 04:09 PM

FINGOLFIN: Fish appendages surround an endless sport for him.
2. A lake switches vowels. Add a number and spin it for him.
3. Shuffle a Roman siege engine for him
4. A direction appears in a new form. Spin it for her.
ORODRETH: An entrance in a spin, initially really encourages through here, for him.
6. He is noble.

Not all letters are first ones, and Finrod isn't the password.

Pervinca Took 05-22-2019 04:10 PM

Maybe FINGON?

Urwen 05-22-2019 04:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 717203)
Maybe FINGON?


Nope.

Pervinca Took 05-22-2019 04:16 PM

Oh ... Feanor?

Urwen 05-22-2019 04:19 PM

FINGOLFIN: Fish appendages surround an endless sport for him.
E: A lake switches vowels. Add a number and spin it for him.
A: Shuffle a Roman siege engine for him
N: A direction appears in a new form. Spin it for her.
ORODRETH: An entrance in a spin, initially really encourages through here, for him.
R: He is noble.

Pervinca Took 05-22-2019 05:09 PM

Last one: ARANEL (noble elf) or one of his other names, such as DIOR?

Galadriel55 05-22-2019 06:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 717208)
Last one: ARANEL (noble elf) or one of his other names, such as DIOR?

Or Argon, everyone's favourite noble gas.

Urwen 05-23-2019 01:57 AM

Quite right
 
FINGOLFIN: Fish appendages surround an endless sport for him.
E: A lake switches vowels. Add a number and spin it for him.
A: Shuffle a Roman siege engine for him
N: A direction appears in a new form. Spin it for her.
ORODRETH: An entrance in a spin, initially really encourages through here, for him.
ARGON: He is noble.

Nerwen 05-23-2019 07:19 AM

#3 must be AEGNOR. (Anagram of "onager").

Pervinca Took 05-23-2019 09:38 AM

Are they all descendants of Finwe? (Don't hit me … I'm not as First-Age-Fluent as the rest of you).

N: A direction appears in a new form. Spin it for her.

'A new form' seems to suggest an anagrammised version of 'new.' Trouble is, putting an R into 'new' doesn't reform the 'new.'

I am trying to get the clue to justify doubling new - with the R for direction, we'd have NERWEN - but we'd also have an extra W.

Urwen 05-23-2019 10:17 AM

Renew+N = Nerwen

FINGOLFIN: Fish appendages surround an endless sport for him.
E: A lake switches vowels. Add a number and spin it for him.
AEGNOR: Shuffle a Roman siege engine for him
NERWEN: A direction appears in a new form. Spin it for her.
ORODRETH: An entrance in a spin, initially really encourages through here, for him.
ARGON: He is noble.

THEME: FINWEANS

Be glad I didn't include Maeglin, again. :p

Pervinca Took 05-23-2019 12:44 PM

Well, if we take (Tarn) AELUIN, change the U to another E, add the Roman numeral D and mix it all up, we can get EARENDIL.

Just thinking - from Finwe's union with Miriel, we get Silmarils, Rings, possibly Palantiri, an alphabet ….

But from Finwe's union with Indis, we get people who are still around.

Urwen 05-24-2019 09:21 AM

No, the lake is from the real life. It's one of the Great Lakes, to be precise.

Pervinca Took 05-24-2019 10:56 AM

Ah, ok. I did try it with Lake Erie first, thinking a shorter name would be more likely, but didn't get there.

Pervinca Took 05-24-2019 11:08 AM

IRIME.

ERIE + M, and turn one of the E's into an I.

Urwen 05-24-2019 11:11 AM

Nope.

Big hint incoming.

It's.....a lesser known name of an Elven-King of whom the harpists sadly sing.

Pervinca Took 05-24-2019 11:25 AM

ERENION. Erie - e + o + nine?

I have a feeling my spelling is wrong.

Urwen 05-24-2019 11:28 AM

Ereinion is how you spell it.

Urwen 05-24-2019 11:29 AM

FINGOLFIN: Fish appendages surround an endless sport for him.
EREINION: A lake switches vowels. Add a number and spin it for him.
AEGNOR: Shuffle a Roman siege engine for him
NERWEN: A direction appears in a new form. Spin it for her.
ORODRETH: An entrance in a spin, initially really encourages through here, for him.
ARGON: He is noble.

THEME: FINWEANS

Over to you.

Pervinca Took 05-24-2019 01:17 PM

Here you are, then:
 
1. Seventies frozen foods find her, after a second vowel shift.
2. Prudish and inflamed? She isn’t half a muddle!
3. Fateful lady: a virgin, she, however aberrant.
4. Mournful song changes note and Italian grandmother loses head for her.
5. Regret purchase? From what we hear, yes – or does she?
6. 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.

Urwen 05-24-2019 01:58 PM

Cyclops=One eye=One I.

Urwen 05-24-2019 01:59 PM

I've never been good with 'sounds like' clues.

Urwen 05-24-2019 02:02 PM

And I can't find any names of frozen foods from 1970s either. The best I could find were generic things (frozen pizza, frozen desserts, frozen oven chips, frozen ready meals....)

Galadriel55 05-24-2019 02:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 717277)
6. She’s no Cyclops, we hear, and a French sea swishes around her.

"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.

Galadriel55 05-24-2019 02:13 PM

4. BELLADONNA, from Ballad (-a + e) and (n)onna.


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