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William Cloud Hicklin 04-22-2019 07:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 715189)
Is that REB as in Confederate soldier?

I don't understand the EGON element, either.

Egon is a common name in Germany, not to my knowledge found in any other language. OK, too obscure.

Well on this first try I learned a lot about what not to do! The only clue I'm really proud of was Orodreth.

William Cloud Hicklin 04-22-2019 07:23 AM

2: Glorfindel. FROG + LINDEN anagram

William Cloud Hicklin 04-22-2019 07:26 AM

3. Tuor, from TOUR?

Pervinca Took 04-22-2019 07:45 AM

GALDOR: Behold, cross-dressing, an elf spins round!
GLORFINDEL: Amphibian hops around a Berlin street? See him change direction and turn!
3. He might drive around, alternatively.
4. You'll see his bonds, if you pluralise him.
5. He's Wise, but limited. Old, too. With a flair for light entertainment? Let this unfold!

No to Tuor.

No to Lords of Gondolin.

Correct regarding Glorfindel, plus one of the N's changes to another L, for 'change direction.'

Bill, please tell me the answer to your clue 4a, and was 'REB' a term for a Confederate soldier?

It was an excellent first password. Themed ones aren't always easy to create, but they're fun.

Urwen 04-22-2019 08:00 AM

Password: GLOIN?

Pervinca Took 04-22-2019 08:18 AM

GALDOR: Behold, cross-dressing, an elf spins round!
GLORFINDEL: Amphibian hops around a Berlin street? See him change direction and turn!
???O???: He might drive around, alternatively.
???I???: You'll see his bonds, if you pluralise him.
???N???: He's Wise, but limited. Old, too. With a flair for light entertainment? Let this unfold!

GLOIN it is!

Urwen 04-22-2019 08:21 AM

5. Huan?

Pervinca Took 04-22-2019 08:22 AM

No. I left out a set of ??? by mistake.

Urwen 04-22-2019 08:36 AM

Then it must be the Council attendees, again.

Pervinca Took 04-22-2019 10:05 AM

Yes, but with a slight difference.

William Cloud Hicklin 04-22-2019 10:21 AM

5: Gandalf. No wordgames, just straight definition: one of the Wise, limited in his powers as an Istar, definitely old, and makes entertainment with light (fireworks)

Council attendees with names beginning in G?

William Cloud Hicklin 04-22-2019 10:24 AM

Pervinca: yes, "Reb" was a term for a confederate rebel.

4a: HIRGON; gender-bend "Him gone" with poor spelling

Pervinca Took 04-22-2019 10:47 AM

Not Gandalf; not G-initial names. (Love the interpretation of light entertainment, though!)

Thanks for the explanations!

Urwen 04-22-2019 01:50 PM

Members of the Council who are Elves?

Pervinca Took 04-22-2019 03:27 PM

No.

William Cloud Hicklin 04-22-2019 03:41 PM

3: "alternatively" gets us back to or or nor, and inevitably around to Erestor again. But I don't see it, unless "drive" = STREET and one loses the extra T somehow.

Or, thin reed, "drive" = LED, which with NOR gives ELROND

Pervinca Took 04-22-2019 06:09 PM

GALDOR: Behold, cross-dressing, an elf spins round!
GLORFINDEL: Amphibian hops around a Berlin street? See him change direction and turn!
ERESTOR: He might drive around, alternatively.
???I???: You'll see his bonds, if you pluralise him.
???N???: He's Wise, but limited. Old, too. With a flair for light entertainment? Let this unfold!

Very close. It's 'steer' for drive.

Your guess and explanation for the last clue were so brilliant (whilst also fitting the clue pretty much perfectly) that I will give a further hint: the 'light entertainment' in the last clue refers to an entertainer who was part of a double-act that was huge in the UK, but possibly little known beyond these shores.

I think it was you who gave me the idea for the theme of this password, from a comment you made on the theme of my last one.

William Cloud Hicklin 04-22-2019 07:02 PM

5: Elrond. Ernie Wise, of duo Morecambe and Wise, limited to ERN, + OLD

Pervinca Took 04-22-2019 10:47 PM

GALDOR: Behold, cross-dressing, an elf spins round!
GLORFINDEL: Amphibian hops around a Berlin street? See him change direction and turn!
ERESTOR: He might drive around, alternatively.
BILBO: You'll see his bonds, if you pluralise him.
ELROND: He's Wise, but limited. Old, too. With a flair for light entertainment? Let this unfold!

THEME: PEOPLE PRESENT AT THE COUNCIL OF ELROND WHO DID NOT JOIN THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING OR GO ON THE QUEST TO DESTROY THE RING.

I would have saved this very similarly themed password for later, but my laptop is kaputt and I can't access its files yet to get at my stash of prepared passwords.

Anyway, over to Urwen!

Urwen 04-23-2019 02:51 AM

Then, members of Council who weren't in the Fellowship?

Urwen 04-23-2019 02:52 AM

4. Bilbo?

William Cloud Hicklin 04-23-2019 05:56 AM

By elimination, 4 would have to be Bilbo, but I'm not seeing it yet. It could also be Baggins.

Elrond
Erestor
Glorfindel
Bilbo Baggins
Gloin
Galdor

IIRC, thats all the named attendees who didn't march off for Hollin.

Huinesoron 04-23-2019 07:44 AM

Well, 'Bilboes' is an anagram of 'lobbies', but I'm not sure how that's a synonym for 'bonds'. By way of politics, maybe - a politician is metaphorically bound to the lobbyists she listens to?

Of course, there's always 'barrels out of bond', and barrels are tied to the name Bilbo by Shakespearean reference - but Balfrog hasn't been around for quite some time, so we can probably rule that out. :)

Is there a useful anagram of 'Bagginses' (which we all know to be the correct plural)?

hS

William Cloud Hicklin 04-23-2019 08:46 AM

Okay, if there were some mechanism there for substituting I for H, HOBBLES -> IOBBLES is an anagram for BILBOES.

Unless there's some connection between HOBBLES and HOBBITS? Bilbo "pluralized", could mean that.

Pervinca Took 04-23-2019 10:15 AM

It is a word I first learned from Shakespeare, but from 'Hamlet' :-

'Sir, in my heart there was a kind of fighting
That would not let me sleep. Methought I lay
Worse than the mutines in the bilboes.'

(Or something very similar to that).

The bilboes were apparently fetters in the form of an iron bar that both feet were shackled to. Hamlet is referring to the mutineers of the ship he is on, lying below deck in irons.

I meant literally 'in bonds.' Not like barrels before their release. ;)

And looking it up confirmed that bilboes only exist in the plural form.

There is a single noun bilbo, but I think it means a sword.

Pervinca Took 04-23-2019 10:25 AM

As you will see, I pressed Edit instead of Quote by accident, so am just copying my post again here.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 715223)
GALDOR: Behold, cross-dressing, an elf spins round!
GLORFINDEL: Amphibian hops around a Berlin street? See him change direction and turn!
ERESTOR: He might drive around, alternatively.
BILBO: You'll see his bonds, if you pluralise him.
ELROND: He's Wise, but limited. Old, too. With a flair for light entertainment? Let this unfold!

THEME: PEOPLE PRESENT AT THE COUNCIL OF ELROND WHO DID NOT JOIN THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING OR GO ON THE QUEST TO DESTROY THE RING.

I would have saved this very similarly themed password for later, but my laptop is kaputt and I can't access its files yet to get at my stash of prepared passwords.

Anyway, over to Urwen!

P.S. I believe the above six are the ONLY named none-Orodruin-questers at the Council of Elrond.

Urwen 04-23-2019 10:26 AM

Here is another one with a theme.


1. A spun tree is followed by a pronoun and a backward element. She appears.
2. A cover and an element circulate for her
3. A broken rule surrounds a pronoun for her
4. A product of a storm circulates for her
5. An article, a color, and a dark goddess. Put them together for her.
6. An alloy, abbreviated. An avian extremity. She appears.

Pervinca Took 04-23-2019 10:36 AM

1. MELIAN.

ELM (spun) + I + Na backwards.

Pervinca Took 04-23-2019 10:39 AM

4. RIAN.

(From 'rain.')

Urwen 04-23-2019 10:46 AM

Right
 
MELIAN: A spun tree is followed by a pronoun and a backward element. She appears.
2. A cover and an element circulate for her
3. A broken rule surrounds a pronoun for her
RIAN: A product of a storm circulates for her
5. An article, a color, and a dark goddess. Put them together for her.
6. An alloy, abbreviated. An avian extremity. She appears.

Pervinca Took 04-23-2019 10:57 AM

5. A + red + hel.

Aredhel.

Pervinca Took 04-23-2019 10:57 AM

Password: MIRIEL?

Urwen 04-23-2019 11:04 AM

MELIAN: A spun tree is followed by a pronoun and a backward element. She appears.
I???: A cover and an element circulate for her
???R???: A broken rule surrounds a pronoun for her
RIAN: A product of a storm circulates for her
AREDHEL: An article, a color, and a dark goddess. Put them together for her.
???L???: An alloy, abbreviated. An avian extremity. She appears.

Pervinca Took 04-23-2019 11:07 AM

Unfortunate mothers? Died young themselves or lost a child?

B(ee) end an allo = Belladonna?

Urwen 04-23-2019 11:15 AM

Wrong on both counts.

Pervinca Took 04-23-2019 11:44 AM

Belladonna is wrong as well?

William Cloud Hicklin 04-23-2019 11:47 AM

2. Idril. LID plus Ir(idium)

Pervinca Took 04-23-2019 11:49 AM

Ohhhh yes! I had convinced myself there was an Isilde, and there isn't. :D

William Cloud Hicklin 04-23-2019 11:50 AM

Queens and princesses of the first age?

William Cloud Hicklin 04-23-2019 11:52 AM

6. Elwing. El(ectrum) plus WING


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