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Forum: Quiz Room 01-04-2019, 08:45 AM
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Posted By Formendacil
I'm going to guess you're right about Elwing, but...

I'm going to guess you're right about Elwing, but wrong about why. Regardless of Earendil's age, Elwing isn't going to be the third half-Elf. 1. Dior, 2. Elured, 3. Elurin, 4. Elwing (but, of course,...
Forum: Quiz Room 01-01-2019, 04:27 PM
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Views: 213,059
Posted By Formendacil
1. Years of old-wise possession (give or take...

1. Years of old-wise possession (give or take six months).

Could this be eighteen?

6. Good age to adopt? Legal, at any rate.

With this then ninety-nine?

7. This, and sweet, in a...
Forum: Quiz Room 12-26-2018, 06:11 PM
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Views: 213,059
Posted By Formendacil
Could this be "twenty-one?" I think Bilbo adopted...

Could this be "twenty-one?" I think Bilbo adopted Frodo at that age...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 12-18-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,003
Posted By Formendacil
It's fascinating to me that this thread focuses...

It's fascinating to me that this thread focuses mostly on Shelob when I find Shagrat and Gorbag to be at least as fascinating. When much younger, I didn't think much of them: they were just Ugluk and...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 12-02-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,547
Posted By Formendacil
Rereading this chapter, the thing that struck me...

Rereading this chapter, the thing that struck me that hadn't struck ne before was the fact that the spawn of Ungoliant facing off against a remnant of the Light of the Trees can hardly have been a...
Forum: Quiz Room 11-23-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4,424
Views: 213,059
Posted By Formendacil
Could be Odo, who gets left out of the...

Could be Odo, who gets left out of the Fellowship? (And survives as a remnant in the story only as Fatty Bolger)
Forum: Quiz Room 11-17-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4,424
Views: 213,059
Posted By Formendacil
WIZARDS But one or two letters of separation keep...

WIZARDS But one or two letters of separation keep this genus from the Dark Lord.
AVARI "Is me?" quoth Pandora.
NOLDOR Too dignified to be cut down to a palatal nasal epithet.
DUNEDAIN On a western...
Forum: Quiz Room 11-17-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4,424
Views: 213,059
Posted By Formendacil
It does seem a bit quiet here... "Pandora"...

It does seem a bit quiet here...

"Pandora" was acquired for this case by Googling roles of a famous actress.
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 11-16-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,304
Posted By Formendacil
Long, winding journey for me rereading what is a...

Long, winding journey for me rereading what is a fairly short chapter. It's main claims to fame are the book's only real image of Minas Morgul, the conversation of Frodo and Sam about being in a...
Forum: Quiz Room 11-13-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4,424
Views: 213,059
Posted By Formendacil
Ah, yes, I did forget to answer that: however, ...

Ah, yes, I did forget to answer that: however, the correct answer has not yet surfaced.

The Pandora reference is not (at least not directly, since all uses of the name are generally at keast an...
Forum: Quiz Room 11-13-2018, 06:59 AM
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Views: 213,059
Posted By Formendacil
WIZARDS But one or two letters of separation keep...

WIZARDS But one or two letters of separation keep this genus from the Dark Lord.
A "Is me?" quoth Pandora.
NOLDOR Too dignified to be cut down to a palatal nasal epithet.
DUNEDAIN On a western...
Forum: Quiz Room 11-12-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4,424
Views: 213,059
Posted By Formendacil
WIZARDS But one or two letters of separation keep...

WIZARDS But one or two letters of separation keep this genus from the Dark Lord.
A "Is me?" quoth Pandora.
NOLDOR Too dignified to be cut down to a palatal nasal epithet.
DUNEDAIN On a western...
Forum: Quiz Room 11-12-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4,424
Views: 213,059
Posted By Formendacil
WIZARDS But one or two letters of separation keep...

WIZARDS But one or two letters of separation keep this genus from the Dark Lord.
A "Is me?" quoth Pandora.
NOLDOR Too dignified to be cut down to a palatal nasal epithet.
D On a western beach we...
Forum: Quiz Room 11-12-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 4,424
Views: 213,059
Posted By Formendacil
Thumbs up No to the Pandora guess, no to Saruman, no to...

No to the Pandora guess, no to Saruman, no to Eggs & Bacon, buuuuuuut....

W But one or two letters of separation keep this genus from the Dark Lord.
A "Is me?" quoth Pandora.
NOLDOR Too...
Forum: Quiz Room 11-11-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4,424
Views: 213,059
Posted By Formendacil
Not the thinking here. On the "pickle" part,...

Not the thinking here.

On the "pickle" part, I'll give away that it helps if you think about different kinds or flavours of pickles.
Forum: Quiz Room 11-11-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4,424
Views: 213,059
Posted By Formendacil
Indeed it is! 1. But one or two letters...

Indeed it is!


1. But one or two letters of separation keep this genus from the Dark Lord.
2. "Is me?" quoth Pandora.
NOLDOR Too dignified to be cut down to a palatal nasal epithet.
4. On a...
Forum: Quiz Room 11-11-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4,424
Views: 213,059
Posted By Formendacil
I'm afraid not. I will reveal with that...

I'm afraid not.

I will reveal with that clue, however, that the final answer is an anagram of another word for "king."
Forum: Quiz Room 11-08-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4,424
Views: 213,059
Posted By Formendacil
Alas, no.

Alas, no.
Forum: Quiz Room 11-08-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4,424
Views: 213,059
Posted By Formendacil
1. But one or two letters of separation keep this...

1. But one or two letters of separation keep this genus from the Dark Lord.
2. "Is me?" quoth Pandora.
NOLDOR Too dignified to be cut down to a palatal nasal epithet.
4. On a western beach we sup....
Forum: Quiz Room 11-08-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4,424
Views: 213,059
Posted By Formendacil
Huinsoron is exactly right on #3: NOLDOR: too...

Huinsoron is exactly right on #3: NOLDOR: too dignified to be known as mere "gnomes." And if you take a late-era take that Noldor should be spelt Ņoldor, then the "palatal nasal" found in Italian and...
Forum: Quiz Room 11-07-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4,424
Views: 213,059
Posted By Formendacil
I did a double take there! I totally wrote the...

I did a double take there! I totally wrote the wrong word in the clue. It should be "epithet," not ornament.

A complicated clue needn't be nonsense!
Forum: Quiz Room 11-07-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4,424
Views: 213,059
Posted By Formendacil
I'll give away that the reference in this clue is...

I'll give away that the reference in this clue is to something with "gn" in it--but that doesn't necessarily mean that it's in the answer.
Forum: Quiz Room 11-06-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4,424
Views: 213,059
Posted By Formendacil
No to both. To my mind, the "palatal nasal"...

No to both.

To my mind, the "palatal nasal" part is probably the key part of the clue... but I'll admit I had to Google it to put it in there in the first place, so hopefully it's not muddying the...
Forum: Quiz Room 11-05-2018, 04:46 AM
Replies: 4,424
Views: 213,059
Posted By Formendacil
No and no.

No and no.
Forum: Quiz Room 11-04-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4,424
Views: 213,059
Posted By Formendacil
Getting colder, I fear...

Getting colder, I fear...
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