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Urwen 06-25-2022 07:22 AM

1. A mutt full of courage, we hear, for him.
2. For him, pride (and greed) comes before the Fall
DRAGONS: According to Martin, it's their dance.
4. The Sire of the greatest.
5. The one with many colors, named by his tower.
6. The plague of Arda, and bane of young.
SAURON: Described by the title.

Pervinca Took 06-25-2022 11:37 AM

2. Melkor? Or maybe Ar-Pharazon?

Is the password BADDIES?

5. ISENGARD?

Urwen 06-25-2022 02:04 PM

B: A mutt full of courage, we hear, for him.
AR-PHARAZON: For him, pride (and greed) comes before the Fall
DRAGONS: According to Martin, it's their dance.
D: The Sire of the greatest.
ISENGARD: The one with many colors, named by his tower.
E: The plague of Arda, and bane of young.
SAURON: Described by the title.

Huinesoron 06-25-2022 03:08 PM

Which presumably makes D DRAUGLUIN?

hS

Urwen 06-25-2022 03:17 PM

B: A mutt full of courage, we hear, for him.
AR-PHARAZON: For him, pride (and greed) comes before the Fall
DRAGONS: According to Martin, it's their dance.
DRAUGLUIN: The Sire of the greatest.
ISENGARD: The one with many colors, named by his tower.
E: The plague of Arda, and bane of young.
SAURON: Described by the title.

Morsul the Dark 06-26-2022 10:07 AM

1. Balrog now I’m forcing the clues to fit

Bulldog + …synonym for courage scrambled in the middle… sounds like Balrog

Urwen 06-26-2022 11:34 AM

Not so.

Huinesoron 06-26-2022 03:39 PM

I think B might be BOLDOG instead, from the Lay of Leithian era.

For E, "bane of the young" plus Urwen saying it suggests EVIL BREATH, killer of... well, Urwen!

hS

Urwen 06-26-2022 04:24 PM

Now it ends
 
BOLDOG: A mutt full of courage, we hear, for him.
AR-PHARAZON: For him, pride (and greed) comes before the Fall
DRAGONS: According to Martin, it's their dance.
DRAUGLUIN: The Sire of the greatest.
ISENGARD: The one with many colors, named by his tower.
EVIL BREATH: The plague of Arda, and bane of young.
SAURON: Described by the title.

And over to Pervinca!

Pervinca Took 06-28-2022 06:38 AM

Thanks - but I only solved the easiest clues, I think, and only got the password because of G55's work. ;) Still, here, according to the rules, is the next password:

1. Initially ruby red hot spam in a mélange shows directions.
2. An affectionate chap, this Bill.
3. Exclamation jars out here.
4. Nothing for Pony waiter who’s lost weight? See what a muddle there is here!
5. Oh Mr Branagh, protect us! Hear him! See him!
6. Gallant and brave, but confused, and with a liquid shift.
7. He’s all about this undergarment and its cup size!
8. Haradrim lad rises to the challenge. See the place within!
9. French betrayal without care meets a mixed-up boy for this chap.

Urwen 06-28-2022 06:45 AM

8. Imladris

Huinesoron 06-28-2022 09:25 AM

Is #2 a certain comedically named troll WILLIAM HUGGINS, (esquire)?

Pervinca Took 06-28-2022 09:34 AM

1. Initially ruby red hot spam in a mélange shows directions.
HUGGINS: An affectionate chap, this Bill.
3. Exclamation jars out here.
4. Nothing for Pony waiter who’s lost weight? See what a muddle there is here!
5. Oh Mr Branagh, protect us! Hear him! See him!
6. Gallant and brave, but confused, and with a liquid shift.
7. He’s all about this undergarment and its cup size!
IMLADRIS: Haradrim lad rises to the challenge. See the place within!
9. French betrayal without care meets a mixed-up boy for this chap.

It is. ;)

Galadriel55 06-28-2022 01:20 PM

Password: THE HOBBIT?

1. THROR'S MAP: R. R. + hot + spam - and does indeed show directions!

Pervinca Took 06-29-2022 12:26 AM

THROR'S MAP: Initially ruby red hot spam in a mélange shows directions.
HUGGINS: An affectionate chap, this Bill.
E Exclamation jars out here.

H Nothing for Pony waiter who’s lost weight? See what a muddle there is here!
O Oh Mr Branagh, protect us! Hear him! See him!
B Gallant and brave, but confused, and with a liquid shift.
B He’s all about this undergarment and its cup size!
IMLADRIS: Haradrim lad rises to the challenge. See the place within!
T French betrayal without care meets a mixed-up boy for this chap.

Good work!

Huinesoron 06-29-2022 12:31 AM

O: Oh Ken, shield! (OAKENSHIELD)

hS

Pervinca Took 06-29-2022 12:34 AM

THROR'S MAP: Initially ruby red hot spam in a mélange shows directions.
HUGGINS: An affectionate chap, this Bill.
E Exclamation jars out here.

H Nothing for Pony waiter who’s lost weight? See what a muddle there is here!
OAKENSHIELD: Oh Mr Branagh, protect us! Hear him! See him!
B Gallant and brave, but confused, and with a liquid shift.
B He’s all about this undergarment and its cup size!
IMLADRIS: Haradrim lad rises to the challenge. See the place within!
T French betrayal without care meets a mixed-up boy for this chap.

Huinesoron 06-30-2022 03:18 AM

For the second B I originally thought Bra'n'D, but 'all about' makes it even simpler: BARD.

hS

Pervinca Took 06-30-2022 07:38 AM

THROR'S MAP: Initially ruby red hot spam in a mélange shows directions.
HUGGINS: An affectionate chap, this Bill.
E Exclamation jars out here.

H Nothing for Pony waiter who’s lost weight? See what a muddle there is here!
OAKENSHIELD: Oh Mr Branagh, protect us! Hear him! See him!
B Gallant and brave, but confused, and with a liquid shift.
BARD: He’s all about this undergarment and its cup size!
IMLADRIS: Haradrim lad rises to the challenge. See the place within!
T French betrayal without care meets a mixed-up boy for this chap.

Correct - King Bard, known for cup D sized man boobs in later life.

Huinesoron 07-06-2022 07:03 AM

T: French for "betrayal" is trahison. If we drop the -ison as somehow being "care", and add lad > ald, we meet TRAHALD.

E: so you can make a soundalike for ESGAROTH from the first syllables of your three words: Ex > es, jar > gar (like "gif"), out > outh > oth.

H: so I wanted "lost weight" to mean a letter or two removed (eg g, lb), but that makes it really hard to find an H. If it doesn't, mean that, then we could be looking at O + (B/N)ob + light, which... I guess it has most of the letters for HOBBITON? You can get even closer with Nil + Bob + hot, if the weight-loss made him attractive (or sweaty).

B: No idea; I'm gonna guess BILBO or BALIN, as both are either gallant or brave and have liquids in their names.

hS

Pervinca Took 07-06-2022 04:50 PM

THROR'S MAP: Initially ruby red hot spam in a mélange shows directions.
HUGGINS: An affectionate chap, this Bill.
ESGAROTH: Exclamation jars out here.

HOBBITON: Nothing for Pony waiter who’s lost weight? See what a muddle there is here!
OAKENSHIELD: Oh Mr Branagh, protect us! Hear him! See him!
B Gallant and brave, but confused, and with a liquid shift.
BARD: He’s all about this undergarment and its cup size!
IMLADRIS: Haradrim lad rises to the challenge. See the place within!
TRAHALD: French betrayal without care meets a mixed-up boy for this chap.

ESGAROTH is OH + GRATES (jars) mixed up. 'Out' is the anagram indicator.

TRAHISON - SOIN (care) + LAD = TRAHALD.

O + BOB + THIN = HOBBITON.

B starts off with a word meaning gallant and brave.

Pervinca Took 07-11-2022 04:28 AM

Only one to go!

As stated above, B starts off with a word meaning gallant and brave.

Huinesoron 07-11-2022 06:22 AM

I'm running up against Boldog, who does not appear in The Hobbit. BOLG?

... or, okay, if the synonym is "noble", we can do an L>R shift and hit BEORN?

hS

Pervinca Took 07-11-2022 10:49 AM

THROR'S MAP: Initially ruby red hot spam in a mélange shows directions.
HUGGINS: An affectionate chap, this Bill.
ESGAROTH: Exclamation jars out here.

HOBBITON: Nothing for Pony waiter who’s lost weight? See what a muddle there is here!
OAKENSHIELD: Oh Mr Branagh, protect us! Hear him! See him!
BEORN: Gallant and brave, but confused, and with a liquid shift.
BARD: He’s all about this undergarment and its cup size!
IMLADRIS: Haradrim lad rises to the challenge. See the place within!
TRAHALD: French betrayal without care meets a mixed-up boy for this chap.

Exactly so. Shift from one liquid to another.

And over to Galadriel!

Galadriel55 07-12-2022 03:16 PM

Thank you! Here's another (hopefully) easy one.


1. Angband? Singular and undescriptive. You in, by the sound of it, and cold and blue.
2. Me, a Numenorean queen, loses myself when confusion noted, and shining bright.
3. The sun shines in rightless kingdom.
4. Ringil gets five first over top for a right, before it floats.
5. Earwen changes the head of war for backwards top, and a relative appears.
6. Light goes a different way and becomes its opposite.
7. A fictional coin for reaping.

Urwen 07-12-2022 05:42 PM

2. Isilme?
6. Night?

Urwen 07-12-2022 05:49 PM

1. Urin? He saw Angband, up close and personal, and he ended up...well, in cold and blue.

Galadriel55 07-12-2022 07:57 PM

1. Angband? Singular and undescriptive. You in, by the sound of it, and cold and blue.
2. Me, a Numenorean queen, loses myself when confusion noted, and shining bright.
3. The sun shines in rightless kingdom.
4. Ringil gets five first over top for a right, before it floats.
5. Earwen changes the head of war for backwards top, and a relative appears.
6. NIGHT: Light goes a different way and becomes its opposite.
7. A fictional coin for reaping.


Yes to Night. No to Isilme. And I don't even know who Urin is...

Huinesoron 07-13-2022 01:48 AM

(Urin is an old form of Hurin's name.)

In order of my thought process this morning:

#7: A SICKLE is a coin from Harry Potter, I believe.

#3: Can't make this Gondor, but if you remove R(ight) from Arnor, you get ANOR, the Sun.

Hmm... lots of sky stuff here.

#5: the 'head of war' is W. "Earen" evokes a certain name that fits the theme, and sure enough, a top is a lid > EARENDIL.

If #4 gets 'five first', that could be a Roman V, which means the password can be HEAVENS.

#1: Should end with -uin (but not the whale). Angband is the Hells of Iron; take away the plural and the descriptor and we get the stay HELLUIN.

#4: 'it floats' + V suggests VINGILOT, ship of Earendil. Ringil > Vingil, 'over top' could be top backwards, and 'for a right' would indicate that we're only using the right part, ie -ot.

hS

Galadriel55 07-13-2022 04:18 AM

Yes and yes and yes! Vingilot comes from Ringil - R(ight) + V (Roman 5) + O. T. (first of Over Top).

One more to go!


1. HELLUIN: Angband? Singular and undescriptive. You in, by the sound of it, and cold and blue.
2. E Me, a Numenorean queen, loses myself when confusion noted, and shining bright.
3. ANOR: The sun shines in rightless kingdom.
4. VINGILOT: Ringil gets five first over top for a right, before it floats.
5. EARENDIL: Earwen changes the head of war for backwards top, and a relative appears.
6. NIGHT: Light goes a different way and becomes its opposite.
7. SICKLE: A fictional coin for reaping.

Huinesoron 07-13-2022 04:56 AM

Well, working backwards from "I can only think of two astronomical Es and the other one is gone"... Me + Miriel - I + E, shaken not stirred, = ELEMMIRE.

hS

Galadriel55 07-13-2022 10:11 AM

Correct! And with that, over to Hui.


1. HELLUIN: Angband? Singular and undescriptive. You in, by the sound of it, and cold and blue.
2. ELEMMIRE: Me, a Numenorean queen, loses myself when confusion noted, and shining bright.
3. ANOR: The sun shines in rightless kingdom.
4. VINGILOT: Ringil gets five first over top for a right, before it floats.
5. EARENDIL: Earwen changes the head of war for backwards top, and a relative appears.
6. NIGHT: Light goes a different way and becomes its opposite.
7. SICKLE: A fictional coin for reaping.

Huinesoron 07-14-2022 03:36 AM

Great! That was fun, putting it together a piece at a time. And here we go:

1. - Speaker of a spell: "Become a limb!"
2. - The opposites of your wife's parents are wicked.
3. - A son named his father, but hesitated at the beginning of the world.
4. - A tasty king.
5. - Sounds grim, heir to the house.
6. - Before the road, a woman can go back and forth and seem fair.
7. - A confused alien with a Greek eye, and the first High King? I'm seeing red.
8. - In the shadows, hear me initially name my ideas for a villain.
9. - Muffin lost his tail, found a big stick, turned around and went down into a cave.
10. - Link up and profit in a break in the sun.
11. - A cat in eyeshadow definitely can't fly, but...
12. - The wretched band with an icy world covered in glitter.
13. - The Elvish fingermarks left by the childlike, or close enough for the youngest.
14. - Take a note at the top of the park, direct to the start of the word, and hide from him.

hS

Urwen 07-14-2022 04:15 AM

2. Outlaws

Huinesoron 07-14-2022 05:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 735141)
2. Outlaws

Outlaws it is!

1. - Speaker of a spell: "Become a limb!"
OUTLAWS - The opposites of your wife's parents are wicked.
3. - A son named his father, but hesitated at the beginning of the world.
4. - A tasty king.
5. - Sounds grim, heir to the house.
6. - Before the road, a woman can go back and forth and seem fair.
7. - A confused alien with a Greek eye, and the first High King? I'm seeing red.
8. - In the shadows, hear me initially name my ideas for a villain.
9. - Muffin lost his tail, found a big stick, turned around and went down into a cave.
10. - Link up and profit in a break in the sun.
11. - A cat in eyeshadow definitely can't fly, but...
12. - The wretched band with an icy world covered in glitter.
13. - The Elvish fingermarks left by the childlike, or close enough for the youngest.
14. - Take a note at the top of the park, direct to the start of the word, and hide from him.

hS

Urwen 07-14-2022 06:11 AM

9. Finrod?

Huinesoron 07-14-2022 06:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 735143)
9. Finrod?

Not Finrod.

hS

Galadriel55 07-14-2022 09:24 AM

Outlaws - LOL. :D

1. BELEG? "Be leg!"

Huinesoron 07-14-2022 09:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Galadriel55 (Post 735145)
1. BELEG? "Be leg!"

Correct indeed!

BELEG - Speaker of a spell: "Become a limb!"
OUTLAWS - The opposites of your wife's parents are wicked.
3. - A son named his father, but hesitated at the beginning of the world.
4. - A tasty king.
5. - Sounds grim, heir to the house.
6. - Before the road, a woman can go back and forth and seem fair.
7. - A confused alien with a Greek eye, and the first High King? I'm seeing red.
8. - In the shadows, hear me initially name my ideas for a villain.
9. - Muffin lost his tail, found a big stick, turned around and went down into a cave.
10. - Link up and profit in a break in the sun.
11. - A cat in eyeshadow definitely can't fly, but...
12. - The wretched band with an icy world covered in glitter.
13. - The Elvish fingermarks left by the childlike, or close enough for the youngest.
14. - Take a note at the top of the park, direct to the start of the word, and hide from him.

hS

Urwen 07-14-2022 10:13 AM

Then 9 must be Thingol.


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