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Forum: Quiz Room 10-02-2018, 12:19 PM
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Pipe 9 is more likely to be Old Forest, although I'm...

9 is more likely to be Old Forest, although I'm not convinced that 'fo' can be 'four'.
Forum: Quiz Room 09-29-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4,380
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Pipe Or just Dwarves. 13 after the unexpected party,...

Or just Dwarves. 13 after the unexpected party, then three leaving with Bilbo sixty years later.

I think that 12 is Fatty (Bolger and Lumpkin)
Forum: The Books 09-28-2018, 02:13 PM
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Well, it may not be a coincidence that Tad-dail...

Well, it may not be a coincidence that Tad-dail is so similar to Tarka Dal. Best be careful what you eat at a Noldorin barbeque.

Although it's not expressly denied in any text, this idea of the...
Forum: The Books 08-20-2018, 12:06 PM
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Pipe I should, perhaps, clarify that there's a fair...

I should, perhaps, clarify that there's a fair amount of evidence for what JRRT intended the Silmarillion to look like, but too many people are willing to make sweeping claims for a 'true' version...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 08-19-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Pipe I'm signed up, and will be there from the...

I'm signed up, and will be there from the beginning this time. I didn't manage to get a room in the college, but fortunately St Hugh's has some.
Forum: The Books 08-16-2018, 02:53 PM
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Pipe It looks like it could be a good reference guide...

It looks like it could be a good reference guide to CRT's methodology, but I doubt it will suggest a 'true' or definitive Silmarillion. The only such thing in my view would have been a complete...
Forum: Quiz Room 08-16-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4,380
Views: 203,383
Pipe Is 2 Eithel Sirion?

Is 2 Eithel Sirion?
Forum: The Books 08-12-2018, 09:54 AM
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Views: 4,026
It seems to me that in temperament, Tolkien was...

It seems to me that in temperament, Tolkien was analytical. He spent much of his life in the search for meaning in human affairs, which meant that he was particularly good at pattern recognition and...
Forum: Quiz Room 12-10-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4,380
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Pipe Well, the theme is Middle-earth couples:...

Well, the theme is Middle-earth couples: Finduilas of Dol Amroth and Denethor II, Faramir Took and Goldilocks Gamgee, Elanor Gamgee and Fastred of Greenholm. That leaves Arwen and Thorongil (Toil,...
Forum: Quiz Room 12-10-2017, 07:59 AM
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Pipe Might as well clear this one up

I think these are probably the remaining answers.

1. Finduilas: Find, u, anagram of sail
4. Turgon: T[rade] U[nion], and anagram of Gron[d]
7. Denethor: Den, E, thor

Welcome to the Downs,...
Forum: Quiz Room 11-30-2017, 05:54 AM
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Pipe I don't know how I missed this. That is the right...

I don't know how I missed this. That is the right answer. Sorry about the mix up: I've been particularly tired lately. Now that you've mentioned it, all I'm thinking is: Dunhere ye cannae get guid...
Forum: Quiz Room 11-28-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4,380
Views: 203,383
Pipe It's not Hma, but you'll get there if you follow...

It's not Hma, but you'll get there if you follow various ideas you've put forward already.
Forum: Quiz Room 11-28-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4,380
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Pipe Neither of those, I'm afraid. Try more wordplay...

Neither of those, I'm afraid. Try more wordplay and less allusion.
Forum: Quiz Room 11-28-2017, 05:39 AM
Replies: 4,380
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Pipe That fits the clue nicely, but it's not the...

That fits the clue nicely, but it's not the answer I had in mind. I was being a bit less metaphorical about the stairs.
Forum: Quiz Room 11-25-2017, 12:34 PM
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Pipe None of those are the right answer, but Mithalwen...

None of those are the right answer, but Mithalwen is headed in the right direction.
Forum: Quiz Room 11-23-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4,380
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Pipe It is Halifirien. Setter (I) doubly and En,...

It is Halifirien. Setter (I) doubly and En, around fir, after Lah backwards. The definition is rubbish, though, as nobody ever hid anything there. I must have confused it with Dunharrow.

1. CIRION...
Forum: Quiz Room 11-23-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4,380
Views: 203,383
Pipe Quite so Both reasonable. It's probably...

Quite so


Both reasonable. It's probably worth seeing where they go.
There are more options that you're not considering, but that's also a good direction to try.

Not to me. I like the...
Forum: Quiz Room 11-23-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4,380
Views: 203,383
Pipe Huan isn't a setter. Tolkien seems to imply that...

Huan isn't a setter. Tolkien seems to imply that he's some special breed native to Valinor. Also the answer isn't Hornburg, which is too close to Aglarond to make for a good password. As for doubly...
Forum: Quiz Room 11-23-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4,380
Views: 203,383
Pipe Not a trap, although I may claim later that it...

Not a trap, although I may claim later that it was a cunning double bluff. In any case, that's the right answer.

1. CIRION - Just over a century before rise of moody cinema, this character was...
Forum: Quiz Room 11-23-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4,380
Views: 203,383
Pipe At the Council of Elrond Orald is an...

At the Council of Elrond



Orald is an Old English word, so should represent Rohirric. It's likely that it survives from a now extinct language spoken by the ancestors of the Rohirrim before...
Forum: Quotable Quotes 11-21-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 16,247
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Pipe f?

f?
Forum: Quiz Room 11-21-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4,380
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Pipe While the primary meaning is intended to recall...

While the primary meaning is intended to recall genius loci and therefore Tom, the alternative meaning is an intentional misdirection.
Forum: Quiz Room 11-21-2017, 03:39 AM
Replies: 4,380
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Pipe The very same. Your confidence is well placed. ...

The very same. Your confidence is well placed.

1. CIRION - Just over a century before rise of moody cinema, this character was known to be good
2. AGLAROND - Silver youth admits little Tolkien to...
Forum: Quiz Room 11-20-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4,380
Views: 203,383
Pipe Did it really? Just goes to show how little help...

Did it really? Just goes to show how little help Google is going to be, I suppose. Rock on, though.


I think you might get closer to the answer if you considered the other six and a half words in...
Forum: Quiz Room 11-20-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4,380
Views: 203,383
Pipe Exactly. There's a very good reason why you...

Exactly.

There's a very good reason why you can't get Helm's Deep to work for 9: it's not the solution. I can tell a setter from a collie, even when it's barking up the wrong tree.

1. CIRION -...
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