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Forum: Quiz Room 04-09-2021, 04:31 AM
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Posted By Huinesoron
I mean, NAN ELMOTH is elder (nan) + a tree (elm),...

I mean, NAN ELMOTH is elder (nan) + a tree (elm), which is close to elder the tree. So it's plausible.

hS
Forum: Quiz Room 04-09-2021, 04:25 AM
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Posted By Huinesoron
I was going to make a joke about how #2 must be...

I was going to make a joke about how #2 must be 'man houses', but, um... it's not HOUSES OF MEN (/HOUSES OF THE EDAIN), is it?

Which, actually, means #4 could be FIRSTBORN - elder, and almost...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-09-2021, 04:16 AM
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Views: 217
Posted By Huinesoron
It is pretty slow here. The only thread with...

It is pretty slow here. The only thread with regular activity is the Password game, but others pop on and off at times - a couple of the other Games threads have had bursts of engagement, and every...
Forum: Quiz Room 04-08-2021, 10:40 AM
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Posted By Huinesoron
Well done, you! That was a good one - a few that...

Well done, you! That was a good one - a few that fell quickly to get us started, a few brain-twisters in the middle, and a solid theme that let us clean up the last few. :)



G55, I think; I...
Forum: Quiz Room 04-08-2021, 09:09 AM
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Posted By Huinesoron
... [Facepalm] It's from "roles", isn't it? ...

... [Facepalm] It's from "roles", isn't it?

Well done! Are we left with just one now?

...

Elros died of AGE, didn't he? And Fingolfin's was the First... yeah.

hS
Forum: Quiz Room 04-08-2021, 08:55 AM
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Posted By Huinesoron
I know, I know; I just like to pretend I'm funny....

I know, I know; I just like to pretend I'm funny. ;)



No penalty for posting wrong answers! More than once I've put up something wrong, and it's prompted someone to find the right answer.
...
Forum: Quiz Room 04-08-2021, 07:55 AM
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Posted By Huinesoron
-_- You're so helpful sometimes. :p hS

-_- You're so helpful sometimes. :p

hS
Forum: Quiz Room 04-08-2021, 07:24 AM
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Posted By Huinesoron
So assuming Eomund and Saeros are right, we're...

So assuming Eomund and Saeros are right, we're left with an E, an A (maybe not a person), and an N. Saeros' bane ought to be Turin, but which of his nine billion names fits?

Agarwaen and Adanedhel...
Forum: Quiz Room 04-08-2021, 06:43 AM
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Posted By Huinesoron
Aren't Amroth and Nimrodel sort of each other's...

Aren't Amroth and Nimrodel sort of each other's banes? They each directly caused the death of the other.

hS
Forum: Quiz Room 04-08-2021, 04:44 AM
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Posted By Huinesoron
I was wondering about 'luin'... So I remembered...

I was wondering about 'luin'... So I remembered vaguely that there might be a character named HIRLUIN (Hi + R = ahh + luin), and sure enough Tolkien Gateway confirms that he's the leader of the...
Forum: Quiz Room 04-08-2021, 04:06 AM
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Posted By Huinesoron
No problem; it's not always obvious whether...

No problem; it's not always obvious whether there's scrambling involved or not (Pervinca is pretty good about marking it, the rest of us are bit more haphazard). I think a different Ecthelion (a lord...
Forum: Quiz Room 04-08-2021, 03:20 AM
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Posted By Huinesoron
Oh! I think you've parsed this exactly right, and...

Oh! I think you've parsed this exactly right, and the lack of an anagram indicator means the two notes come right at the beginning, which makes it ECTHELION. Which does indeed come pretty late in...
Forum: The Movies 04-07-2021, 10:32 AM
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Views: 36
Posted By Huinesoron
Pipe The Downs on film in Soviet FotR

In 1991, the Soviet broadcaster Leningrad TV aired an adaptation of The Fellowship of the Ring in Russian. It only had a single showing, and then... well, it was 1991 in the USSR, things went a bit...
Forum: The Movies 04-07-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 434
Views: 43,618
Posted By Huinesoron
It is acutely hilarious that you're convening...

It is acutely hilarious that you're convening councils to discuss how to play the least melodic song in the entire musical. ^_^



Not to worry, I've done absolutely nothing, so...



:) You...
Forum: Quiz Room 04-07-2021, 05:11 AM
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Posted By Huinesoron
So REPAY minus A gives REPY, which is an anagram...

So REPAY minus A gives REPY, which is an anagram (troubled) form of PYRE, as in Pyre of Denethor. The only problem with which is, a pyre is most definitely a tool of immolation!

(Thinking about...
Forum: Quiz Room 04-07-2021, 02:55 AM
Replies: 10,899
Views: 564,934
Posted By Huinesoron
Hey, no stealing my method! ;) Let's...

Hey, no stealing my method! ;)



Let's take #1 as an example, and maybe I'll figure out the answer as I go... :D The first thing I do is look for anagram indicators - in this case, "troubled"...
Forum: Quiz Room 04-01-2021, 06:35 AM
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Posted By Huinesoron
It's probably not Ramoth...

It's probably not Ramoth (https://pern.fandom.com/wiki/Ramoth) or Mothra (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mothra), is it? ;) Er...

Oh! AMROTH. I forgot that -mr- was even a possible sound....
Forum: Quiz Room 04-01-2021, 04:04 AM
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Views: 564,934
Posted By Huinesoron
#6: I'm looking at 'thorax > thoram', but while...

#6: I'm looking at 'thorax > thoram', but while Mathor is a plausible Tolkien name (derived from Noldorin Maethor, 'Warrior'), I can't find any evidence it actually is one.

#10: could just about...
Forum: The Books 04-01-2021, 03:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 794
Posted By Huinesoron
I suppose we do know that Sauron had the power to...

I suppose we do know that Sauron had the power to create "phantoms devised by wizardry", but it seems a bit of an odd plan - my understanding is that the Marshes lie between the Emyn Muil and the...
Forum: Quiz Room 03-31-2021, 08:13 AM
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Posted By Huinesoron
#6 sounds like 'box' - X + M, scrambled = ......

#6 sounds like 'box' - X + M, scrambled = ... BOM? Either -bur or -badil, I suppose (more likely the latter; I don't think dwarves do nicknames).

hS
Forum: Quiz Room 03-31-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10,899
Views: 564,934
Posted By Huinesoron
That's an utterly bananas number of passwords,...

That's an utterly bananas number of passwords, you realise that, right? ;)

For #9: TNT with a different direction + KINE = TRINKET.

And #2 is backwards LIE around LEND = ELENDIL.

hS
Forum: The Books 03-31-2021, 02:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 794
Posted By Huinesoron
Interesting! (I own the Morris books but don't...

Interesting! (I own the Morris books but don't remember them, so am very glad of Zigūr's expertise!) It really does sound like Tolkien drew a distinction between the physical appearance of things...
Forum: Quiz Room 03-31-2021, 01:41 AM
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Posted By Huinesoron
Ga + bilg[e] + at (French 'and', with the vowel...

Ga + bilg[e] + at (French 'and', with the vowel swapped, moved up in the word) + hol[e].

Honestly, I thought the masks would be a bigger clue than they were: they're pretty much the only thing I...
Forum: The Books 03-30-2021, 05:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 794
Posted By Huinesoron
Reading over the Necromancy thread, I was struck...

Reading over the Necromancy thread, I was struck by William Cloud Hicklin speculating that at one point, Tolkien might have considered werewolves and vampires to be the spirits of the dead forced by...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 03-30-2021, 04:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,014
Posted By Huinesoron
Apparently I was signed up for this one, so: ...

Apparently I was signed up for this one, so:



And my bow!

Wait, wrong reference...

hS
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