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Finwe 04-14-2004 07:24 PM

4) Pippin (sounds like Pepin the Short, who was certainly diminutive, the little thief! He stole the rightful Merovingian throne!)

Nilpaurion Felagund 04-17-2004 02:29 AM

And now, for the lashings...
1. No. Elder is the straight clue.
2. Nope. Check your LotR appendices. Or UT. ;)
4. Argh! Too complex, too complex. No. :)

NightKnight 04-17-2004 03:52 AM

2. Loa?

Finwe 04-17-2004 07:13 PM

1) Ent?

Nilpaurion Felagund 04-20-2004 02:11 AM

All righty, then...
1. Old and Elder.
2. Loa - Elvish solar year.
3. V. Eärendil - He was the fifth king of Gondor.
4. Sounds like a diminutive king.
5. Hobbit between one hot table.

Ent isn't correct. "Old and" will remind you of a puzzle of mine earlier. ;)

Oh, vy ze vay, if you plan to create a grid for the puzzle once ll clues are filled in, be sure to include the period before "Eärendil." :)

Voralphion 05-05-2004 06:27 PM

Any more hints, as no one seems to be able to get the clues?

Celebrian 05-07-2004 11:18 AM

there and back again
How about SOLMATH for #5?
Sol= alone, Sam is scrambled, and a Math table

symestreem 05-10-2004 05:16 PM

He's gone, Precious...
Nilpaurion might be gone for a while, until school starts for him again.

Voralphion 05-20-2004 08:15 PM

I guess this means the thred is open. Does anyone have a new puzzle?

Celebrian 06-05-2004 10:50 PM

Summer is a'cumin in
If Nil is not available, I could post a simple one on Monday, if you like.

Nilpaurion Felagund 06-06-2004 09:06 PM

Sorry to interrupt, but...
I'm back. On a regular basis.

You just know that world ain't perfect if it takes a return to the Angband called "school" to bring me back. Oh, well.

And, Celebrian: nope. Not that one. Remember those "initial" clues? This is a modification of it. :)

Celebrian 06-09-2004 04:41 AM

1) Cirdan?

Well, you're back! :cool: Please forgive our hastiness, Nil.

Nilpaurion Felagund 06-09-2004 11:19 PM

Nay, entish (you said you were one once ;) ) lady. This thread deserved replacement oh so long ago. I was quite surprised to see my puzzle still in business.

Anyway, before I say you're wrong...which I already said...let's have some more clues!

1. Old and Elder.

Elder is the straight clue. "Old and"... remember "and father"? ;)

4. Sounds like a diminutive king.

Diminutive...miniature...oops! :o

5. Hobbit between one hot table.

Hobbit is the straight clue. "Between" replaces the usual "initial" or "begins", but still uses the same principle.

Good luck!

NightKnight 06-10-2004 04:26 AM

Could #1 be Iarwain?

Nilpaurion Felagund 06-10-2004 11:24 PM

Nope. #1 requires a weedle bit of translation.

NightKnight 06-11-2004 12:35 AM

When you hinted to "and father", I went back and looked. It was Aratar, ar + atar. So i suppose this is something similar... Hmm. something that ends with -ar. And I think Iant Iaur means "Old Bridge" (haven't got Silm. here), so Iantar? Or is it Iaurar? But Elder? Makes me think about either Tom Bombadil or the ents... Meh, crap. I can't think of anything. Am I heading in the right direction?

Nilpaurion Felagund 06-12-2004 12:11 AM

The "ar" ending is right, or is it write? Anywhen, I said only a weedle bit of translation, because that's the only part of the clue you have to translate. The other word - Old - remains in English, but you have to find another word for it.

Put the two together and you get something that's...elder.

Hope that satisfies. :)

NightKnight 06-12-2004 05:01 AM

Could it be Eldar then?

Nilpaurion Felagund 06-13-2004 08:37 PM

I may have to consult with my lawyers before answering that one...
Yup, you're right.

1. Eldar - Old and Elder.
2. Loa - Elvish solar year.
3. V. Eärendil - He was the fifth king of Gondor.
4. Sounds like a diminutive king.
5. Hobbit between one hot table.

NightKnight 06-14-2004 07:36 AM

5. Otho?

Nilpaurion Felagund 06-15-2004 01:38 AM

Nope. :p

The Saucepan Man 06-15-2004 10:12 AM

Is #4 Elessar?

He's a King, and the name sounds like "a lesser", meaning diminutive.

Celebrian 06-16-2004 07:10 PM

Stove for one hot table...
Is the Pass "Elves"?

Nilpaurion Felagund 06-16-2004 08:31 PM

Saucy: No. Think "miniature."

Celebrian: I'd say "close," but there's more to it.

After all, why would I go to the pains of having V. Eärendil as a third clue, when there are nasty V-clues everywhere?

NightKnight 06-17-2004 05:54 AM

4. (Elros) Tar-Minyatur?

Nilpaurion Felagund 06-17-2004 05:59 AM

We have a hit!!!
1. Eldar - Old and Elder.
2. Loa - Elvish solar year.
3. V. Eärendil - He was the fifth king of Gondor.
4. Elros Tar-Minyatur - Sounds like a diminutive king.
5. Hobbit between one hot table.

Hobbit #5 has been used once by me. That's another clue, if you want it.

NightKnight 06-17-2004 06:11 AM

5. Odo?

Nilpaurion Felagund 06-17-2004 11:52 PM

Wrong answer! :p

NightKnight 06-18-2004 08:10 AM


Nilpaurion Felagund 06-21-2004 12:34 AM

That completes the clues
1. Eldar - Old and Elder.
2. Loa - Elvish solar year.
3. V. Eärendil - He was the fifth king of Gondor.
4. Elros Tar-Minyatur - Sounds like a diminutive king.
5. Nob - Hobbit between one hot table.

Now, the clue to password is found in one down, three up. The period on the third clue counts as a letter.

NightKnight 06-21-2004 03:29 AM

Which makes Elven Breed. I found it even before you gave that clue. :p

Nilpaurion Felagund 06-22-2004 01:18 AM

That is the clue, not the password itself. :p

NightKnight 06-22-2004 07:41 AM

Oh, crap. :p


The Saucepan Man 06-22-2004 09:31 AM

Isn't the clue Elven Bread?
In which case the answer is ... ;)

Nilpaurion Felagund 06-24-2004 12:03 AM

Wrong, NK! :p

Any takers, please? Why not you, Sauce?

NightKnight 06-28-2004 05:14 PM

That should teach me not to answer too quickly. I had Loëndë in my head when I thought of possible answers, so that messed it up. :p I would take it, I even have a Password ready, but I'm going away soon again. I'll just save it for later. ;)

Nilpaurion Felagund 06-30-2004 11:08 PM

The answer is lembas, which is Elven bread.

Seven-and-eighty days is too long a time. Not even Phileas Fogg took that long to circumnavigate the world. So the first one here with a puzzle gets it. ;)

How 'bout you, Sauce? Got any cruelties in mind? :p

NightKnight 08-14-2004 12:23 PM

Hmmm... Is anyone interested in making a puzzle for us?

Morsul the Dark 08-14-2004 01:04 PM

eh why njot im good at password...

ok so i can use a word that sounds like the answer or a straight clue correct?

ok then

first clue: Size

NightKnight 08-14-2004 01:32 PM

Actually, if you look on the first post in this thread, you can see how it's done.

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