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Old 09-13-2019, 04:05 AM   #8121
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The thing that *wears* the glove is purple? Then what is the thing?
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Old 09-13-2019, 04:38 AM   #8122
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The thing that *wears* the glove is purple? Then what is the thing?
... Thanos. The main villain of the highest-grossing film of all time, and the most publicized films of both of the last two years. It's not really an obscure bit of pop-culture trivia.

Which is only one letter off from Thalos, which is a river. Hence, 'misheard'.

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DIMBAR - A dull pub between the rivers.
OSSIRIAND - I say: Oh sir! I hand this damp place (to you).
REGION - An area, with trees.
LINDON - A little later, the shortened line of Italian nobles stands on the shore.
A? -- By a slightly longer name, would still smell as sweet, and probably of holly.
THALOS - Big, purple, fancy glove - no, sorry, I misread, it's just a river.
HOBBITON - A cry of greeting over most of a thousand kilos of rabbits, just outside the door.
THOUSAND CAVES - You send, formally and pretty much, Latin cautions underground.
O? -- A division without us? Normally after a short monster where the capital stands.
LHUN - Attila in bad French runs towards a haven.
OLD FOREST - I am aged, I am off to bed, I am just west of here.
RATHLORIEL - In anger and the voice of the laws of Hell, name me a second time after the battle.
I? -- Hell, Mike reversed into a pit and found the leader a step in.
ESTOLAD - He stole ads? You'd never hear it once in the camp.
NELDORETH - A scrambled article, a stick, and a singular lens got turned around in the woods.


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Old 09-13-2019, 05:01 AM   #8123
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... Thanos. The main villain of the highest-grossing film of all time, and the most publicized films of both of the last two years. It's not really an obscure bit of pop-culture trivia.
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It is to me. I'm old and live in a barn.

Could I be MORIA with the red letter a step in from the end? Not hopeful, as I think you said second letter, not second letter from either extremity.
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Old 09-13-2019, 05:14 AM   #8124
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Mithalwen is lost in the dark paths of Moria.Mithalwen is lost in the dark paths of Moria.Mithalwen is lost in the dark paths of Moria.Mithalwen is lost in the dark paths of Moria.
Meant nothing to me either but then I am older still, I think and live in the 1950s...
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Old 09-13-2019, 05:52 AM   #8125
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It is to me. I'm old and live in a barn.
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Meant nothing to me either but then I am older still, I think and live in the 1950s...
Snort. Well, Tolkien forums always were a refuge from the passage of time...

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Could I be MORIA with the red letter a step in from the end? Not hopeful, as I think you said second letter, not second letter from either extremity.
It isn't (I did consider it), but you're right that 'a step in' indicates that the second letter is I.

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Old 09-13-2019, 06:16 AM   #8126
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Trouble is, the 'hell' words don't work. Udun, Angband, Utumno ... maybe it's PIT of something. Or a curse word? DAM???

Big damns to Mike, BTW. K's not good in Tolkien words. Maybe it's a dwarvish place?

(I am just a few months older than Mith, I remember. But to be fair, I live in the 1970's, albeit with excursions into Victoria's reign and the Dark Ages. The first series of Blackadder was my favourite).
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Old 09-13-2019, 06:26 AM   #8127
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MIRRORMERE? Mirror for the reverse part ... could a mere sort of be a pit?

(I am even less confident than I sound).
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Old 09-13-2019, 06:40 AM   #8128
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Trouble is, the 'hell' words don't work. Udun, Angband, Utumno ... maybe it's PIT of something. Or a curse word? DAM???

Big damns to Mike, BTW. K's not good in Tolkien words. Maybe it's a dwarvish place?
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MIRRORMERE? Mirror for the reverse part ... could a mere sort of be a pit?

(I am even less confident than I sound).
There should probably be a 'sounds like' somewhere in that clue, to be honest; it just didn't fit.

Hell, Mike did what?

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