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Old 02-17-2022, 09:10 AM   #11841
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1. Shoe loses two pronouns, we 'ear, to reveal it. (4)
2. He describes what a bad rider did, with a pencil top in the exact middle? (2)
3. Elemental trochee reveals him. (4)
4. Illuminated anapaest - see him! (3)
ROHERYN: Caviar and chicken mingle with a wherefore, initially gain rhubarb and lose their way for him? (4)
6. A German dwelling, a fricative, a note and a liquid unite. One of them slightly mingles for him. (6)
7. Mixed up lady in an inverted lens - dehydrated? See him! (1)

Sorry, there was an R not accounted for, but I've edited the clue so it now works fully. (The lost direction was one of the E's). Just the Y for 'wherefore.'

I think you can probably guess what the numbers are for now.
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Old 02-17-2022, 09:51 AM   #11842
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I think you can probably guess what the numbers are for now.
Of course. E is the fifth letter in the alphabet, and is numbered 4, so the key letter must be one after the numbers!

#4: would this be light + (metrical) foot = LIGHTFOOT?

And #3 is his second cousin, Californiumfoot... no? Oh, all right, I'll go with FIREFOOT, steed of Eomer, instead.

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Old 02-17-2022, 10:43 AM   #11843
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1. Shoe loses two pronouns, we 'ear, to reveal it. (4)
2. Sounds like he describes what a bad rider did, with a pencil top right in the exact middle? (2)
FIREFOOT: Elemental trochee reveals him. (4)
LIGHTFOOT: Illuminated anapaest - see him! (3)
ROHERYN: Caviar and chicken mingle with a wherefore, initially gain rhubarb and lose their way for him? (4)
6. A German dwelling, a fricative, a note and a liquid unite. One of them slightly mingles for him. (6)
7. Mixed up lady in an inverted lens - dehydrated? See him! (1)

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Old 02-18-2022, 10:03 PM   #11844
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A bad rider falls off the horse... so maybe 2. Hasufel?
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Old 02-19-2022, 06:36 AM   #11845
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A bad rider falls off the horse... so maybe 2. Hasufel?
Correct reasoning, but a different one, and remember the pencil top.
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Correct reasoning, but a different one, and remember the pencil top.
Could be FELAROF, from fell off + ... ar. Perhaps the pencil is a pirate?

Oh, but #6 could be haus + f-e-l = HASUFEL.

Hmm... is the password GEEGEES?

And if so, with no obvious derivation but a G in the right place and rightly being an 'it', could #1 be WARG?

(Actually I have no idea whether any orcs actually ride wolves in the books - did they just run along next to them in The Hobbit?)

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Old 03-02-2022, 01:42 PM   #11847
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(Actually I have no idea whether any orcs actually ride wolves in the books - did they just run along next to them in The Hobbit?)

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I am pretty sure the concept of wolf-riding is a book thing. Hang on, I'll find some actual reference.

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Old 03-03-2022, 02:17 AM   #11848
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1. Shoe loses two pronouns, we 'ear, to reveal it. (4)
FELAROF: Sounds like he describes what a bad rider did, with a pencil top right in the exact middle and a direction following thereafter? (2)
FIREFOOT: Elemental trochee reveals him. (4)
LIGHTFOOT: Illuminated anapaest - see him! (3)
ROHERYN: Caviar and chicken mingle with a wherefore, initially gain rhubarb and lose their way for him? (4)
HASUFEL: A German dwelling, a fricative, a note and a liquid unite. One of them slightly mingles for him. (6)
7. Mixed up lady in an inverted lens - dehydrated? See him! (1)

PASSWORD: GEEGEES

A capital A looks like the top of a pencil.

But it needed an R, so have amended the clue.

No to WARG; it's the hardest one ... though not to a Tolkien language expert like your good self.
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Old 03-03-2022, 09:45 AM   #11849
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O-kay then, there's a very old word BROG, meaning 'horse'; it got replaced by the more familiar roch, roh. You can derive it by taking 'brogue', which is apparently a shoe, and removing you and he - I mean 'e.

As for #7... I have no idea. I want it to contain glass (or spec) and dry, but can't come up with any S-horses which contain either of them, let alone both.

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Old 03-03-2022, 12:18 PM   #11850
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I think I got 7 by working backwards from list of horses that start with S.

SNOWMANE = LENS (backwards) + WOMAN - L (no liquid = dehydrated)
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Old 03-03-2022, 06:25 PM   #11851
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BROG: Shoe loses two pronouns, we 'ear, to reveal it. (4)
FELAROF: Sounds like he describes what a bad rider did, with a pencil top right in the exact middle and a direction following thereafter? (2)
FIREFOOT: Elemental trochee reveals him. (4)
LIGHTFOOT: Illuminated anapaest - see him! (3)
ROHERYN: Caviar and chicken mingle with a wherefore, initially gain rhubarb and lose their way for him? (4)
HASUFEL: A German dwelling, a fricative, a note and a liquid unite. One of them slightly mingles for him. (6)
SNOWMANE: Mixed up lady in an inverted lens - dehydrated? See him! (1)

PASSWORD: GEEGEES

Well done both, and over to Huinesoron!
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Old 03-04-2022, 03:01 AM   #11852
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Thanks Pervinca! It's been... yeah, it's been a while since I've done one of these, but hopefully it hangs together.

1. - Take a bow, Halfelven, starless but wearing your ring.
2. - Sounds like more flesh from the sky.
3. - A warrior paints and takes tea before Indy's lost city.
4. - Fourth in the race, we hear in Gondor their cars had bladed wheels.
5. - Slightly confused tint of wood? Why not briefly look behind the cellar door third.
6. - Short or shorter - see, you know not, nor I.

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I am trying to find some clever thing with C's and U's for the last one, but for now the only name I could get out of it was NORI.
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Or maybe ORI, as shorter than NORI?
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I am trying to find some clever thing with C's and U's for the last one, but for now the only name I could get out of it was NORI.
Nori is correct. You're making me want to try and come up with a puzzle which has the same cryptic clue for every answer, just interpreted differently.

1. - Take a bow, Halfelven, starless but wearing your ring.
2. - Sounds like more flesh from the sky.
3. - A warrior paints and takes tea before Indy's lost city.
4. - Fourth in the race, we hear in Gondor their cars had bladed wheels.
5. - Slightly confused tint of wood? Why not briefly look behind the cellar door third.
NORI - Short or shorter - see, you know not, nor I.

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1 has to have something to do with ELROND. But taking out the star just leaves ROND.

Unless it's the Ring of Barahir.

Is it Arwen without her starry epesse?
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Perhaps 2 is a MEATeorite.

I'll get me coat.
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1 has to have something to do with ELROND. But taking out the star just leaves ROND.
That's half of the answer (well, just over half).

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Perhaps 2 is a MEATeorite.

I'll get me coat.
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1. - Take a bow, Halfelven, starless but wearing your ring.
METEOR - Sounds like more flesh from the sky.
3. - A warrior paints and takes tea before Indy's lost city.
4. - Fourth in the race, we hear in Gondor their cars had bladed wheels.
5. - Slightly confused tint of wood? Why not briefly look behind the cellar door third.
NORI - Short or shorter - see, you know not, nor I.

"Meatier."

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Does 4 have to do with CARNIVORES? Car knife O's...
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1. ELERONDO, his Quenya name?

No. Doesn't make sense, apart from adding an O.
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The man in the moon fell 'like a meteor,' as I recall.

Unfortunately, though, I think it was Dori, not Nori, who fell down under the Misty Mountains, causing Bilbo to fall (off his back) too.
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Does 4 have to do with CARNIVORES? Car knife O's...
Sneaky, but no. Only part of that is relevant.

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1. ELERONDO, his Quenya name?

No. Doesn't make sense, apart from adding an O.
I didn't say a ring, I said his ring.

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The man in the moon fell 'like a meteor,' as I recall.

Unfortunately, though, I think it was Dori, not Nori, who fell down under the Misty Mountains, causing Bilbo to fall (off his back) too.
Sadly none of this is relevant.

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Is it where he takes a bow and leaves - something to do with the Havens?

Did he have Vilya yet when he last wielded a bow?

Is it just Vilya?
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Is it where he takes a bow and leaves - something to do with the Havens?

Did he have Vilya yet when he last wielded a bow?

Is it just Vilya?
"Take a bow" has nothing to do with Elrond (it's the straight clue). Vilya is the ring in question, but with "ROND" is part of the cryptic clue (and not by that name).

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Take a bow, Halfelven, starless but wearing your ring.

BELTHRONDING has the whole of ELROND in it, so it isn't starless, but I don't know any other named bows, except ones named by saying who owns them.
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Take a bow, Halfelven, starless but wearing your ring.

BELTHRONDING has the whole of ELROND in it, so it isn't starless, but I don't know any other named bows, except ones named by saying who owns them.
The answer is not a bow, but that is the right sort of bow.

3 and 4 are probably the ones you're most likely to get.

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After meditating on the clues without any success for the last few days, I still haven't come up with any answer, but I think I found the one connection between "Nori" and "meteor"........

Password: AMAZON

...Making it the hobbit Nori, not the Dwarf Nori.



Which probably makes #1 that guy... wassisname... Arondir? AIR + ROND.
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After meditating on the clues without any success for the last few days, I still haven't come up with any answer, but I think I found the one connection between "Nori" and "meteor"........

Password: AMAZON

...Making it the hobbit Nori, not the Dwarf Nori.
Bingo (which is a better Hobbit name than Nori)!

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Which probably makes #1 that guy... wassisname... Arondir? AIR + ROND.
Correct; a partial Elrond wearing the Ring of Air.

ARONDIR - Take a bow, Halfelven, starless but wearing your ring.
METEOR - Sounds like more flesh from the sky.
3. A - A warrior paints and takes tea before Indy's lost city.
4. Z - Fourth in the race, we hear in Gondor their cars had bladed wheels.
5. O - Slightly confused tint of wood? Why not briefly look behind the cellar door third.
NORI - Short or shorter - see, you know not, nor I.

Two of the remaining three are Tolkien terms; the other has been introduced by the Amazon show.

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No idea why, but could O be OCHRE - a colour with the sound of OAK in it?
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No idea why, but could O be OCHRE - a colour with the sound of OAK in it?
It's not, I'm afraid.

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The lost city from Indiana Jones would appear to be PETRA.

Possibly a part of that answer?
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The lost city from Indiana Jones would appear to be PETRA.

Possibly a part of that answer?
Right Indy, wrong movie. (I don't think Petra was playing itself in Last Crusade, but either way it's not that.)

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Old 03-21-2022, 11:26 AM   #11873
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Other options seem to be:

Ceiba
Z
Eldorado

Can anyone else who's around do anything with these? I'm a bit busy at the moment.
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Old 03-21-2022, 05:10 PM   #11874
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Other options seem to be:

Ceiba
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Eldorado

Can anyone else who's around do anything with these? I'm a bit busy at the moment.
It is not those either (wow, so many lost cities!). This is the city from the first film, Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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Old 03-23-2022, 01:10 PM   #11875
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TANIS.

ARTANIS? Not enough of the cryptic stuff in it, I suppose. Am guessing something longer, but ending in TANIS.
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Old 03-23-2022, 05:08 PM   #11876
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TANIS.

ARTANIS? Not enough of the cryptic stuff in it, I suppose. Am guessing something longer, but ending in TANIS.
That's her! Straight clue is "a warrior"; "paints and takes tea" means ART - T.

(I actually knew Tanis was a city, but had to look up why I knew it. Was dreading having to clue a random Egyptian city!)

ARONDIR - Take a bow, Halfelven, starless but wearing your ring.
METEOR - Sounds like more flesh from the sky.
ARTANIS - A warrior paints and takes tea before Indy's lost city.
4. Z - Fourth in the race, we hear in Gondor their cars had bladed wheels.
5. O - Slightly confused tint of wood? Why not briefly look behind the cellar door third.
NORI - Short or shorter - see, you know not, nor I.

Two to go! Both had to use a non-initial letter, and indicate this.

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I had to open up the movie threads again to remind me the other show names, and I think O matches to BRONWYN.

Looking at it, it makes sense as BROWN + Y. N. (for why not). Not sure what cellar doors have got to do with it. Is she in a cellar in one of the promo photos? I kept looking for actual wood types that might also be tints, but this was much simpler.
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I had to open up the movie threads again to remind me the other show names, and I think O matches to BRONWYN.

Looking at it, it makes sense as BROWN + Y. N. (for why not). Not sure what cellar doors have got to do with it. Is she in a cellar in one of the promo photos? I kept looking for actual wood types that might also be tints, but this was much simpler.
This is correct, and Bronwyn is normally a Welsh name:

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Most English-speaking people will admit that cellar door is "beautiful," especially if dissociated from its sense (and from its spelling). More beautiful than, say, sky, and far more beautiful than beautiful... Well then, in Welsh, for me cellar doors are extraordinarily frequent...
(It is worth noting that Tolkien was speaking with an English accent, so probably pronouncing it "Sellador".)

ARONDIR - Take a bow, Halfelven, starless but wearing your ring.
METEOR - Sounds like more flesh from the sky.
ARTANIS - A warrior paints and takes tea before Indy's lost city.
4. Z - Fourth in the race, we hear in Gondor their cars had bladed wheels.
BRONWYN - Slightly confused tint of wood? Why not briefly look behind the cellar door third.
NORI - Short or shorter - see, you know not, nor I.

One to go! It's a purely Tolkien clue, with no references to the series except that the answer appears therein.

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After days of going in my mind through every Numenorian Z-containing name I could think of, I thought - how about think of actual races, there aren't that many of them.

KHAZAD

No idea how or why, but it fits the letter. "Cars had"? But why Gondor, or wheels?
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Old 03-25-2022, 04:19 AM   #11880
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After days of going in my mind through every Numenorian Z-containing name I could think of, I thought - how about think of actual races, there aren't that many of them.

KHAZAD

No idea how or why, but it fits the letter. "Cars had"? But why Gondor, or wheels?
Spot on! No reason for the Gondorian wheels, the clue was "we hear in...", and indeed, you heard in.

ARONDIR - Take a bow, Halfelven, starless but wearing your ring.
METEOR - Sounds like more flesh from the sky.
ARTANIS - A warrior paints and takes tea before Indy's lost city.
KHAZAD - Fourth in the race, we hear in Gondor their cars had bladed wheels.
BRONWYN - Slightly confused tint of wood? Why not briefly look behind the cellar door third.
NORI - Short or shorter - see, you know not, nor I.

And that's done. Over to G55 I believe.

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