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Old 12-10-2017, 01:42 PM   #3161
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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, including h as your aspirant and an anagram of most of Grond
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Old 12-10-2017, 04:55 PM   #3162
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That's better.

Of course, I could have chosen Samwise and Rose instead of making Faramir Took and Goldilocks walk backwards, but that would have been boring. And it's also more fun to put that couple instead of the more obvious Faramir and Eowyn.

Thanks to Morsul the Dark, whose theme of namesake pairs led to my idea of couples as a theme.

Finduilas: She’s a good catch, you hear, but it sounds like a twisted deal.
Arwen: Orome loses an article, but two directions lead to her.
Skcolidlog: Blue Peter dog, we hear, is very clever. She runs backwards and secures the room!
Thorongil: See him labour and aspirate with four-fifths of a battering ram, however badly.
Rimaraf: Perturbed, the blessed Welsh virgin joins the air force, running back to find him.
Elanor: She wraps knowledge (albeit twisted) around a volatile metal.
Denethor: Foxy place of note; sounds like he needs to defrost, though.

THEME: COUPLES

And over to Nerwen.
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Old 01-17-2018, 09:49 AM   #3163
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Old 01-18-2018, 02:27 PM   #3164
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I was about to say the same thing.

NEEERRRRRRRR - WEEEEEEEEEEN!!!!
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Old 01-19-2018, 10:03 PM   #3165
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Okay, okay! I'll think of something!
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1420!

Here you go!

1. Slender cave amphibian is disturbed to become pallid plant.
2. Agitated ballroom dance loses element for fateful landing place.
3. Reassemble and decorate cable-car to arrive at sacred mountain.
4. Loan cover for muddled tall chap.
5. Princess to wed metaphysical poet's island?
6. Spanish gold encountered in king's tower.
7. From eternal city, all roads lead confused grandmother to haven.
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Wheeeeeeeee!!!

4. Might TUOR in a jumbled state be the initials of a kind of loan cover somewhere? I believe Tuor was the tallest bloke ever, although not sure if that was amongst men only, or men *and* elves.
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4. Might TUOR in a jumbled state be the initials of a kind of loan cover somewhere? I believe Tuor was the tallest bloke ever, although not sure if that was amongst men only, or men *and* elves.
No, you're looking for someone who lived much later.
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PPI is a kind of loan cover, but I have a feeling the answer ain't Pippi Longstocking either.
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I think 2 might be UMBAR from Rumba, except I can't see how it loses an element.

The tall guy could be ELENDIL (lid = cover) but can't get the 'loan' bit to work.
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The tall guy could be ELENDIL (lid = cover) but can't get the 'loan' bit to work.
LEND + LIE maybe?
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I did think of LEND, but lie is not cover, where lid is.
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No, it is Elendil- I made a mistake with the letters from doing this in a hurry!

And #2 is indeed Umbar: rhumba - H (for hydrogen). I didn't know you could write it without an H in English.

1. Slender cave amphibian is disturbed to become pallid plant.
UMBAR Agitated ballroom dance loses element for fateful landing place.
3. Reassemble and decorate cable-car to arrive at sacred mountain.
ELENDIL Loan cover for muddled tall chap.
5. Princess to wed metaphysical poet's island?
6. Spanish gold encountered in king's tower.
7. From eternal city, all roads lead confused grandmother to haven.
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7. Romenna was a city, possibly a haven. Rome + Nan.
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That's it!

1. Slender cave amphibian is disturbed to become pallid plant.
UMBAR Agitated ballroom dance loses element for fateful landing place.
3. Reassemble and decorate cable-car to arrive at sacred mountain.
ELENDIL Loan cover for muddled tall chap.
5. Princess to wed metaphysical poet's island?
6. Spanish gold encountered in king's tower.
RÓMENNA From eternal city, all roads lead confused grandmother to haven.
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Is the password (and maybe also the theme) NUMENOR?

I have been looking for towers with ORO (Spanish gold) in them). I believe there is one called OROMET (to cover encountered as well as gold).

I am not very good at zoology - I was trying to turn salamander into various blooms without success. But if Numenor is right, 1 I guess has to be NIPHREDIL.

P.S. Well done, G55! I was trying to do something with lots of directions (for East Road, North Road, etc) followed by confused nan, and didn't get very far.
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Could metaphysical island simply be 'no man' - from Donne's 'No man is an island?' The only N candidates I can think of for princesses are Nerdanel and Nimrodel - neither married a *man* - but Nimrodel ended up not marrying at all.

I did try with island as the straight clue, but none seem to begin with an N.
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NUMENOR it is!

As regards your other guesses- the princess in question is Ancalimë, who said her preferred husband would be "Úner" = "Noman".

OROMET was a tower built by Tar-Minastir.

NIPHREDIL is not correct- there are plants other than flowers...


N Slender cave amphibian is disturbed to become pallid plant.
UMBAR Agitated ballroom dance loses element for fateful landing place.
M Reassemble and decorate cable-car to arrive at sacred mountain.
ELENDIL Loan cover for muddled tall chap.
NOMAN Princess to wed metaphysical poet's island?
OROMET Spanish gold encountered in king's tower.
RÓMENNA From eternal city, all roads lead confused grandmother to haven.
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Ah! I did think of Ancalime, because I am reading Unfinished Tales at the moment, and read Aldarion and Erendis last weekend. I particularly remember her saying her preferred husband would be 'No man.' I just thought I had to give the name of a princess beginning with N.
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If you 'thin' salamander by removing an A and the R, and disturb it, then (provided you add another E and another S) you can get NESSAMELDA, a Numenorean plant.
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I'm gonna say Meneltarma based on the straight clue.
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I've been trying to scramble synonyms of cable-car to get Meneltarma, too.
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