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Old 05-14-2019, 10:34 AM   #5801
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Could the password be ERENDIS
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Old 05-14-2019, 10:39 AM   #5802
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No to Aredhel.

No to the theme. (That would be VERY broad!)
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Old 05-14-2019, 10:41 AM   #5803
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No to Erendis.

MENELDUR: Repair and reign through turmoil, he does. Move along one.
2. Back number thirteen. Initially lose trust, but replace with direction. See her!
3. She reforms one long-serving prisoner.
4. A dwarf sickens, but is restored by her.
5. No ease of the womb, we hear. At sixes and sevens, he is.
6. He arranged a note of complaint.
7. Was she heard to mock or gloat at the time?
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Old 05-14-2019, 10:41 AM   #5804
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There is only one Meneldur, the King of Numenor, though. There are no other people who bore that name.
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Old 05-14-2019, 10:43 AM   #5805
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Well, let's see. Since Meneldur is the only individual with that name, and he is connected to Numenor, and you said the theme has nothing to do with Numenor, and that he named himself after the sky, something tells me that the theme is individuals named after celestial objects.
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Old 05-14-2019, 10:44 AM   #5806
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I have already commented on it! It is not names only used once.

Try guessing some more clues!

EDIT: And no, not people named after celestial objects.
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Old 05-14-2019, 10:46 AM   #5807
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I have already commented on it! It is not names only used once.

Try guessing some more clues!

Okay, but my confusion stems from the fact that the theme has nothing to do with Numenor, since there is only one Meneldur, and he is connected to Numenor.....
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Old 05-14-2019, 10:47 AM   #5808
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But guessing themes is really a thing to do when you have a few answers and can see connections, isn't it? I think it's more fun that way, anyhow.
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Old 05-14-2019, 10:52 AM   #5809
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Notes: A B C D E F G
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Old 05-14-2019, 10:55 AM   #5810
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I'm thinking that for 2, we need to reverse number thirteen.
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:03 AM   #5811
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I had actually forgotten how that clue worked, because of being unable to access my pre-written passwords for a while and having to write new ones. But I thought for a while and then remembered.

It isn't by reversing thirteen.
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:13 AM   #5812
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Do we need to find another word for back and for thirteen? I found only one synonym for thirteen, and it's 'long dozen'. And the only names containing Z are those adunaic names, like Zimraphel. Except that the puzzle has no Numenorean connection.
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:17 AM   #5813
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No word for back needed, and not a synonym of thirteen.

Don't want to give this away just yet - try another clue, perhaps?

EDIT … or … try the second part of the clue first.
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:20 AM   #5814
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Initially lose trust means LT. If we replace that with direction, we get LD.
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:24 AM   #5815
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Elfhild? (ELHI + F + LD)
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:27 AM   #5816
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And I would try another clue, but all of them are just as confusing as this one, except for the Meneldur clue.

And there just happens to be a Feanor-centric storytelling masterpiece that I'm rather engrossed in, so I think I will lurk about for a while and let others try.
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:42 AM   #5817
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Sure, no problem. Once one or two more are guessed, the rest will probably tumble.
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:56 AM   #5818
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So my Elfhild guess is not correct, I take it. Does the name still end with LD?
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Old 05-14-2019, 12:20 PM   #5819
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Not LD and not Elfhild.

Not trust, but a synonym of it.
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But it also says 'initially' which implies an acronym.
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Also, where is everyone else?
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BELIEF as synonym for TRUST
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or FAITH?
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Also, no one else is willing to try despite the fact that I apologized in public, and having more people participating makes it more enjoyable. *makes frustrated noises*
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One of those is correct.

Maybe they just aren't around. The thread is often quiet for a while. It once stopped entirely for a whole year!
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That means that FAITH loses T, but gains D for direction.
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Old 05-14-2019, 02:18 PM   #5827
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Faith is right. The direction is not.
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13 looks like LE when transmuted to letters. First letter of faith is F. First letters of four directions are N, S, E, and W. The trouble is combining these into something coherent.
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Firiel

F - Faith
IE - 13 transmuted into letters
R - direction
IL - For 'Initially lost'

If you move those letters around, they spell FIRIEL
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4 is Gilmith (from GIMLI)
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And these make me think that these are all connected to people of Gondor, for Lords of Andunie were descendants of Silmarien, Meneldur's sister. And in turn, Gondorian Kings were descended from Lords of Andunie.

This means that Silmarien must be an answer to one of the clues.
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2 is not Firiel. 4 is not Gilmith.

Not lords of Andunie.

13 is not LE.
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Old 05-14-2019, 04:02 PM   #5833
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Then I give up.

I can't think of anything else.

These last few passwords (with exceptions of my own) are too tough for me....sorry.....

(Unless you provide some small clues, that is)

P.S: Clues are supposed to be simple and help us solve it, not confound us further. At least that's what I believe.....
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There are too many things that fit and yet don't fit, and too many synonyms to pursue a clear line of thinking.

Can you at least tell me what 'number thirteen' means?
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But your plant fibre clue was horrendously difficult! And I couldn't solve William's last puzzle at all!

Let's see if Huey or William can work out what 13 means.

I don't want to give the answers away until others have had a chance. Otherwise there's no point in writing challenging clues.
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I'm sure the others are just busy, or away for a day or two. That's one reason I don't post much in Books. I haven't time to respond in depth to the discussions. Solving individual clues takes far less time and I enjoy it anyway, and I can generally write a set of clues quickly once I get an idea.
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Fine, then I will make super challenging clues when my next turn comes, and I will give no help whatsoever to any of you. Treat others how you want to be treated and all that.
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I'm sure the others are just busy, or away for a day or two. That's one reason I don't post much in Books. I haven't time to respond in depth to the discussions. Solving individuals clues takes far less time and I enjoy it anyway, and I can generally write a set of clues quickly once I get an idea.
No, they are not. At least three puzzles have come and gone, and only William, me and you were around to solve them. Huinesoron and G55 have gone MIA, so I won't expect them to chime in if I were you.
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Be fair. Let the others at least have a go, then I will give further help.
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Be fair. Let the others at least have a go, then I will give further help.
It would be at least a year before Huinesoron/G55 decide to 'have a go'. What are we supposed to in the meantime? I mean, there is only so much William and I could do.....
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