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William Cloud Hicklin 05-03-2019 05:14 PM

Wrong track~

William Cloud Hicklin 05-03-2019 05:16 PM

New page repost:

1: VALACIRCA
2: ILLUIN
3: REMMIRATH
4: ???A??? The cause of the insanity- it sounded like an Eastern leer, eh?
5: ???G??? You'll find Sol in the endless golf cave river.
6: EARENDIL
7: SORONUME
8: TELEMEHTAR

Pervinca Took 05-04-2019 12:19 AM

I don't think we're going to get this without a hint. Nor the Rana clue.

Please? ;)

William Cloud Hicklin 05-04-2019 08:11 AM

Okay- what sounds like "leer"?

For the other one, "endless golf" does indeed mean GOL. Just keep going. It's a straightforward GOL + {synonym} + {synonym}

Huinesoron 05-04-2019 09:14 AM

I'm thinking the 'eh' is read as 'A', which makes 'Eastern leer' RAN. After that... dunno.

I think cave is DEN, meaning the answer starts with GOLDEN. The clue suggests it to be a name for the Sun, so we need a second word which is a synonym for river.

Oh! Is it GOLDEN FLOWER (of Laurelin)? But I thought Anar was formed from a fruit...

hS

Urwen 05-04-2019 09:21 AM

Actually, according to Sil, it was formed from flower.

Nerwen 05-04-2019 09:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 715855)
Actually, according to Sil, it was formed from flower.

The Moon was the fruit- and I think RÁNA- (Eastern Lear + A), and well-known to promote lunacy- is the final answer.

William Cloud Hicklin 05-04-2019 09:56 AM

And there we have it!

1: VALACIRCA
2: ILLUIN
3: REMMIRATH
4: RANA
5: GOLDEN FLOWER
6: EARENDIL
7: SORONUME
8: TELEMEHTAR

(Note on #5: The "Golden Flower" of Glorfindel's House was the Sun, poetically expressed. River = FLOW-ER)


Over to Urwen....

Urwen 05-04-2019 10:10 AM

Ea! Let it be!
 
This one is.....well, you'll see....

1. A puzzle gains direction for him
2. A state abbreviation inside of a long period of time, for her
3. Muddled distant reverse edge for him.
4. Follow through, with a direction? She will not do this.
5. A vehicle, noted. She appears
6. Muddle up his task to get his name.
7. Note Maltese money, returned. For her
8. Mix this compound for him
9. Greet the key for her
10. Rearrange a rodent containing lime for her
11. Mixed complex plant tissue, for him

Huinesoron 05-04-2019 10:40 AM

Too much of a headache to focus on the new riddle now, but I have to quote:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Silm
Yet even as hope failed and her song faltered, Telperion bore at last upon a leafless bough one great flower of silver, and Laurelin a single fruit of gold.

(The Glorfindel ref makes sense.)

And I have to ask: how is 'ran' synonymous with 'Eastern Lear'? Are we on King Lear, or something else?

hS

Pervinca Took 05-04-2019 11:22 AM

Golden Flower is really clever!

Or ... well ... Silver Flower would have been. :D

Did we ever find out what the leer was?

Pervinca Took 05-04-2019 11:25 AM

6. Vana? (van + a).

Urwen 05-04-2019 11:30 AM

1. A puzzle gains direction for him
2. A state abbreviation inside of a long period of time, for her
3. Muddled distant reverse edge for him.
4. Follow through, with a direction? She will not do this.
VANA: A vehicle, noted. She appears
6. Muddle up his task to get his name.
7. Note Maltese money, returned. For her
8. Mix this compound for him
9. Greet the key for her
10. Rearrange a rodent containing lime for her
11. Mixed complex plant tissue, for him

Pervinca Took 05-04-2019 11:46 AM

3. FARAMIR? (Afar + rim).

Urwen 05-04-2019 11:48 AM

1. A puzzle gains direction for him
2. A state abbreviation inside of a long period of time, for her
FARAMIR: Muddled distant reverse edge for him.
4. Follow through, with a direction? She will not do this.
VANA: A vehicle, noted. She appears
6. Muddle up his task to get his name.
7. Note Maltese money, returned. For her
8. Mix this compound for him
9. Greet the key for her
10. Rearrange a rodent containing lime for her
11. Mixed complex plant tissue, for him

Urwen 05-04-2019 11:49 AM

The password and the theme are the same, by the way. :D

Pervinca Took 05-04-2019 12:06 PM

No favourite?

(Faramir wasn't the favourite son).

William Cloud Hicklin 05-04-2019 12:20 PM

"Eastern leer"- Kurosawa's last great samurai epic was Ran, a reimagining of King Lear in feudal Japan.

Urwen 05-04-2019 12:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 715867)
No favourite?

(Faramir wasn't the favourite son).

No. The opposite, in fact.

Pervinca Took 05-04-2019 12:30 PM

My favourite?

William Cloud Hicklin 05-04-2019 12:30 PM

7: Tar-Miriel? (LIRA + REMIT)

Urwen 05-04-2019 12:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pervinca took (Post 715870)
my favourite?


M: A puzzle gains direction for him
EOWYN: A state abbreviation inside of a long period of time, for her
FARAMIR: Muddled distant reverse edge for him.
A: Follow through, with a direction? She will not do this.
VANA: A vehicle, noted. She appears
O: Muddle up his task to get his name.
R: Note Maltese money, returned. For her
I: Mix this compound for him
T: Greet the key for her
E: Rearrange a rodent containing lime for her
S: Mixed complex plant tissue, for him


(And yes, Vana is among them. Not on the same scale as the others, but she's among them nonetheless)

Pervinca Took 05-04-2019 12:50 PM

Ah - North American spelling! That's why I was one letter over and put the singular.

Pervinca Took 05-04-2019 12:55 PM

Is WY Wyoming?

If so, EOWYN (EON + WY) for the Y clue, with Y not the first letter.

Urwen 05-04-2019 01:21 PM

Choosing this theme might have been a mistake.

William Cloud Hicklin 05-04-2019 02:06 PM

All right, got it LIRA + TI backwards = ITARIL (Quenya for Sind. Idril)

William Cloud Hicklin 05-04-2019 02:18 PM

Enigma + L = Maeglin

Urwen 05-04-2019 02:27 PM

MAEGLIN: A puzzle gains direction for him
EOWYN: A state abbreviation inside of a long period of time, for her
FARAMIR: Muddled distant reverse edge for him.
A: Follow through, with a direction? She will not do this.
VANA: A vehicle, noted. She appears
O: Muddle up his task to get his name.
IDRIL: Note Maltese money, returned. For her
I: Mix this compound for him
T: Greet the key for her
TAR MIRIEL: Rearrange a rodent containing lime for her
S: Mixed complex plant tissue, for him

William Cloud Hicklin 05-04-2019 05:45 PM

For the A, FINI+S = ISFIN = AREDHEL?

Urwen 05-05-2019 02:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by William Cloud Hicklin (Post 715880)
For the A, FINI+S = ISFIN = AREDHEL?


Actually, it was ADHERE + L


MAEGLIN: A puzzle gains direction for him
EOWYN: A state abbreviation inside of a long period of time, for her
FARAMIR: Muddled distant reverse edge for him.
AREDHEL: Follow through, with a direction? She will not do this.
VANA: A vehicle, noted. She appears
O: Muddle up his task to get his name.
IDRIL: Note Maltese money, returned. For her
I: Mix this compound for him
T: Greet the key for her
TAR MIRIEL: Rearrange a rodent containing lime for her
S: Mixed complex plant tissue, for him

Pervinca Took 05-05-2019 04:22 AM

And still none of Hurin's offspring, nor any hint of them!

Urwen 05-05-2019 04:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 715894)
And still none of Hurin's offspring, nor any hint of them!

Now who said there is not? :D

Look more carefully....

Pervinca Took 05-05-2019 04:34 AM

The only thing even near a task/character anagram I can think of is Tuor/tour, but I think you said somewhere that you don't like him.

Unless Fingolfin was tasked with going golfing with Finns (or fins!)

Urwen 05-05-2019 04:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 715897)
The only thing even near a task/character anagram I can think of is Tuor/tour, but I think you said somewhere that you don't like him.

Unless Fingolfin was tasked with going golfing with Finns (or fins!)


Nope.

Pervinca Took 05-05-2019 04:49 AM

Ah ... might LALAITH be HAIL + ALT?

(I had considered just about every kind of key *except* the ones on a computer keyboard).

Urwen 05-05-2019 05:01 AM

Spot on
 
MAEGLIN: A puzzle gains direction for him
EOWYN: A state abbreviation inside of a long period of time, for her
FARAMIR: Muddled distant reverse edge for him.
AREDHEL: Follow through, with a direction? She will not do this.
VANA: A vehicle, noted. She appears
O: Muddle up his task to get his name.
IDRIL: Note Maltese money, returned. For her
I: Mix this compound for him
LALAITH: Greet the key for her
TAR MIRIEL: Rearrange a rodent containing lime for her
S: Mixed complex plant tissue, for him

William Cloud Hicklin 05-05-2019 10:59 AM

It's a stretch, but could the O be WON OVER = VORONWE? (part of V's task was to "win over" Gondolin's guards and get Tuor in)

Urwen 05-05-2019 11:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by William Cloud Hicklin (Post 715921)
It's a stretch, but could the O be WON OVER = VORONWE? (part of V's task was to "win over" Gondolin's guards and get Tuor in)

No...

Pervinca Took 05-05-2019 01:01 PM

Was ELMO a spy? (Mole).

Did NORI do the IRONing?

Urwen 05-05-2019 01:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 715930)
Was ELMO a spy? (Mole).

Did NORI do the IRONing?

None of those.

(If there is a mole among these, it would be Lomion, who is already used)


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