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Urwen 07-24-2020 05:35 AM

1. Alternate Universe = AU = Gold?
6. Silver?

Huinesoron 07-24-2020 07:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 728335)
2. Sword (anagram of WORDS)?

Nope.

'Turn' isn't an anagram indicator, possible for the first time ever. :eek: But:

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Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 728336)
1. Alternate Universe = AU = Gold?
6. Silver?

Yes to gold, no to silver.

GOLD - No, I don't mean Alternate Universe
2. - Weapons on which graphs turn (these ones are red)
3. - Stonework that pulls you from the mud
4. - Number one deus ex machina (now featuring heavy metal)
5. - I would tell you the answer, but -- just a second.
6. - Air is to corundum as water is to...? (Now, about that crown.)
7. - You! Yes, you! Fire! (& look up into the light)

(Comments in parenthesis relate solely to the theme; they are not useful for the password letter.)


hS

Urwen 07-24-2020 07:28 AM

I have an inkling on what the password could be, but I am not sure how to fit the rest of the clues in...

Could 7 be me, that is, ME. Ur for fire and erm...ewn?

Urwen 07-24-2020 07:29 AM

And uranium for 6? (mostly for wedging the answer into the password)

Huinesoron 07-24-2020 07:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 728339)
I have an inkling on what the password could be, but I am not sure how to fit the rest of the clues in...

Could 7 be me, that is, ME. Ur for fire and erm...ewn?

Hah, I like your thinking, but no, the answer isn't 'ME' or 'URWEN'. The anser is you, I said that. :)

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Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 728340)
And uranium for 6? (mostly for wedging the answer into the password)

Nope. (Though I bet I could concoct a theory about the role of radioactivity in Middle-earth.)

hS

Urwen 07-24-2020 07:54 AM

If my reasoning is correct, then 7 has the initial R, so Rana, fire in the sky?

Urwen 07-24-2020 07:55 AM

Or maybe just UR, for fire?

Huinesoron 07-24-2020 08:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 728342)
If my reasoning is correct, then 7 has the initial R, so Rana, fire in the sky?

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Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 728343)
Or maybe just UR, for fire?

Neither of these, and it doesn't start with R.

But the ansewr is you. :)

hS

Urwen 07-24-2020 08:31 AM

Is the answer YOU/U?

Otherwise, I am drawing a blank there...

Unless you mean my avatar, which is Glindur...hanging from a cliff...?

Huinesoron 07-24-2020 08:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 728345)
Is the answer YOU/U?

Otherwise, I am drawing a blank there...

Unless you mean my avatar, which is Glindur...hanging from a cliff...?

No, the answer isn't YOU; the reasoning for U is closer (but not right).

Consider what "Fire!" might mean, other than... y'know, fire.

hS

Urwen 07-24-2020 08:47 AM

Well, it could mean 'shoot'...

Urwen 07-24-2020 08:48 AM

6. Iron?

Urwen 07-24-2020 08:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Huinesoron (Post 728344)
Neither of these, and it doesn't start with R.

But the ansewr is you. :)

hS


You said here that answer is you, and now you say it isn't... :eek:

Huinesoron 07-24-2020 09:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 728347)
Well, it could mean 'shoot'...

It could, couldn't it?

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Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 728349)
You said here that answer is you, and now you say it isn't... :eek:

Well, of course! The anser is you, but not 'YOU'. Obvs. ;)

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Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 728348)
6. Iron?

Nope. Have you looked up what corundum is? Not the sort with chromium, the other kind.

hS

Urwen 07-24-2020 11:09 AM

The one ruby and sapphire are derived from?

Urwen 07-24-2020 11:29 AM

Oh, and that torch-bearing Orc at Helm's deep comes to mind. Also Fingon, before shooting an arrow.

Huinesoron 07-24-2020 12:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 728354)
The one ruby and sapphire are derived from?

That's corundum, right enough. Rubies are the ones with chromium in, so ignore those.

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Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 728355)
Oh, and that torch-bearing Orc at Helm's deep comes to mind. Also Fingon, before shooting an arrow.

Well, there's something very relevant in the latter example. :)

hS

Urwen 07-24-2020 12:48 PM

I can't see the connection between sapphires and air. I am not that well-versed in chemistry, so any references to that fly right above my head.

Huinesoron 07-24-2020 01:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 728357)
I can't see the connection between sapphires and air. I am not that well-versed in chemistry, so any references to that fly right above my head.

This is no longer a chemistry question; it's straight Tolkien.

hS

Urwen 07-24-2020 01:21 PM

Ah. Adamant?

Huinesoron 07-24-2020 01:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 728360)
Ah. Adamant?

Bingo.

(But not Bingo Bolger-Baggins. That's going too far.)

GOLD - No, I don't mean Alternate Universe
2. - Weapons on which graphs turn (these ones are red)
3. - Stonework that pulls you from the mud
4. - Number one deus ex machina (now featuring heavy metal)
5. - I would tell you the answer, but -- just a second.
ADAMANT - Air is to corundum as water is to...? (Now, about that crown.)
7. - You! Yes, you! Fire! (& look up into the light)

(Comments in parenthesis relate solely to the theme; they are not useful for the password letter.)

I will confess that the source text uses 'diamonds', but I needed the A.

hS

Galadriel55 07-24-2020 02:47 PM

2. Axes, as one Rene would tell you.

Huinesoron 07-24-2020 03:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Galadriel55 (Post 728364)
2. Axes, as one Rene would tell you.

Axes it is.

GOLD - No, I don't mean Alternate Universe
AXES - Weapons on which graphs turn (these ones are red)
3. - Stonework that pulls you from the mud
4. - Number one deus ex machina (now featuring heavy metal)
5. - I would tell you the answer, but -- just a second.
ADAMANT - Air is to corundum as water is to...? (Now, about that crown.)
7. - You! Yes, you! Fire! (& look up into the light)

(Comments in parenthesis relate solely to the theme; they are not useful for the password letter.)

hS

Urwen 07-24-2020 03:30 PM

What does 5 even mean? That you will tell us the answer? Well, go ahead... :D

Urwen 07-24-2020 03:31 PM

Maybe 5 is WAIT.

Huinesoron 07-24-2020 03:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 728366)
What does 5 even mean? That you will tell us the answer? Well, go ahead... :D

No, not I WILL tell you the answer - I WOULD tell you the answer. In a second.

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Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 728367)
Maybe 5 is WAIT.

It is not. :D This one and #7 work along very similar lines.

hS

Urwen 07-24-2020 03:56 PM

Maybe a hint or a small nudge in right direction for both could help...?

Huinesoron 07-24-2020 04:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 728370)
Maybe a hint or a small nudge in right direction for both could help...?

Um. That's really difficult. Hang on, let me think.

Okay:

I donít want to spell out the answer.

hS

Galadriel55 07-24-2020 04:31 PM

Mellon! :D

Urwen 07-24-2020 05:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Huinesoron (Post 728371)
Um. That's really difficult. Hang on, let me think.

Okay:

I don’t want to spell out the answer.

hS


Please give one for 7 too... :(

Urwen 07-24-2020 06:10 PM

Wait, maybe Indis. I would = I'd = ID. ID + IN + S = INDIS. So 5 is Indis. Or DIS for same reasons.

Galadriel55 07-24-2020 07:03 PM

Ok, I'll bite and try the pun game for 5. Is the answer "Second"? Or "Axe", a singular form of the second clue?

Huinesoron 07-25-2020 01:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 728377)
Please give one for 7 too... :(

I did. Same clue. I don't want to SPELL out the answer...

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Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 728378)
Wait, maybe Indis. I would = I'd = ID. ID + IN + S = INDIS. So 5 is Indis. Or DIS for same reasons.

That's really clever! Possibly cleverer than what I actually did.

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Originally Posted by Galadriel55 (Post 728379)
Ok, I'll bite and try the pun game for 5. Is the answer "Second"? Or "Axe", a singular form of the second clue?

Also cleverer than what I actually did.

To be strictly honest, the clue should say 'just the second'.

hS

Urwen 07-25-2020 02:59 PM

Still have got no clue...

Galadriel55 07-25-2020 03:11 PM

Lord Voldemort!...

...ummmm. "WOULD"? or perhaps WOOD?

Huinesoron 07-25-2020 03:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Galadriel55 (Post 728393)
Lord Voldemort!...

...ummmm. "WOULD"? or perhaps WOOD?

... is the second word of the clue. :D

GOLD - No, I don't mean Alternate Universe
AXES - Weapons on which graphs turn (these ones are red)
3. - Stonework that pulls you from the mud
4. - Number one deus ex machina (now featuring heavy metal)
WOOD - I would tell you the answer, but -- just a second.
ADAMANT - Air is to corundum as water is to...? (Now, about that crown.)
7. - You! Yes, you! Fire! (& look up into the light)

(Comments in parenthesis relate solely to the theme; they are not useful for the password letter.)

hS

Galadriel55 07-25-2020 03:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Huinesoron (Post 728394)
... is the second word of the clue. :D

I knew there was a "mellon" involved somewhere. Just needed the hints to find the right spot. :) That was a good one!

Galadriel55 07-25-2020 03:29 PM

I wonder if 7 is some sort of YEW. Yew bow? I don't recall yew arrows being a thing...

Huinesoron 07-25-2020 04:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Galadriel55 (Post 728396)
I wonder if 7 is some sort of YEW. Yew bow? I don't recall yew arrows being a thing...

It is YEW (I said it was you!). Tolkien actually just says bows, but... I needed the Y.

GOLD - No, I don't mean Alternate Universe
AXES - Weapons on which graphs turn (these ones are red)
3. - Stonework that pulls you from the mud
4. - Number one deus ex machina (now featuring heavy metal)
WOOD - I would tell you the answer, but -- just a second.
ADAMANT - Air is to corundum as water is to...? (Now, about that crown.)
YEW - You! Yes, you! Fire! (& look up into the light)

(Comments in parenthesis relate solely to the theme; they are not useful for the password letter.)

hS

Galadriel55 07-25-2020 08:39 PM

3. Makes me wanna do a literal pull - but that leaves me with "themd", the form of masonry used by Petty-Dwarves to build the foundations of their hidden houses. A detailed description can be found in HOMEXIII, The Weird Bits.


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