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Old Yesterday, 04:25 AM   #10881
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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 EldAr.

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1. Hang door trim on the chaotic peaks.
2. Male buildings, literally.
3. The bands sing right - or wrong.
4. Elder... yes, almost elder.
5. Bright welcome, both noted and unnoted, initially jinxes small tumbled wheels.
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Old Yesterday, 04:27 AM   #10882
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I was wondering if the 'elder' one might begin with a word for a female elder ... NAN.

I think Huey's theory is probably more likely ....

Is 3 something to do with the AINUR / AINULINDALE?
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Old Yesterday, 04:31 AM   #10883
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I was wondering if the 'elder' one might begin with a word for a female elder ... NAN.
I mean, NAN ELMOTH is elder (nan) + a tree (elm), which is close to elder the tree. So it's plausible.

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Old Yesterday, 07:00 AM   #10884
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Correct on Men, and I'll give Eldar. No to the rest. For #3, it follows the classic cryptic clue format, so the straight clue is not "sings".




1. Hang door trim on the chaotic peaks.
2. HOUSES OF MEN: Male buildings, literally.
3. The bands sing right - or wrong.
4. ELDAR: Elder... yes, almost elder.
5. Bright welcome, both noted and unnoted, initially jinxes small tumbled wheels.
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Old Yesterday, 07:02 AM   #10885
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The password isn't THREE, is it?
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Old Yesterday, 07:55 AM   #10886
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The password isn't THREE, is it?
You got it!

I also realized I forgot to put an element in the last clue. Fixed now.


1. T Hang door trim on the chaotic peaks.
2. HOUSES OF MEN: Male buildings, literally.
3. R The bands sing right - or wrong.
4. ELDAR: Elder... yes, almost elder.
5. E Bright welcome, both noted and unnoted, initially jinxes small tumbled wheels. Take the third.
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Old Yesterday, 09:57 AM   #10887
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So ... apparently THANGORODRIM is a group of three volcanic mountains ...

and it's also an anagram of HANG DOOR TRIM!

3. Did they have RUBBER BANDS in Middle-earth? It's possible- - the stuff comes from trees!

Or REGGAE BANDS? Bet some of the Rangers liked them.

I'd guess RANGERS, but I'm not sure if there were three bands of them.

I wonder if one of the answers is to do with the three lines of succession in Arnor.

Hang on ... is 3 just RINGS? Bands of precious metal? Sings with R for right, or arguably spelt wrong?
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1. THANGORODRIM: Hang door trim on the chaotic peaks.
2. HOUSES OF MEN: Male buildings, literally.
3. RINGS: The bands sing right - or wrong.
4. ELDAR: Elder... yes, almost elder.
5. E Bright welcome, both noted and unnoted, initially jinxes small tumbled wheels. Take the third.


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Old Yesterday, 01:35 PM   #10889
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Is it possible we should take the second, not the third? Because J(INXES) + W(H)EELS would give us JEWELS, for three Silmarils.

Or does it end in JEWELS, but there's something composed of a bright welcome in front of them?
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Is it possible we should take the second, not the third? Because J(INXES) + W(H)EELS would give us JEWELS, for three Silmarils.

Or does it end in JEWELS, but there's something composed of a bright welcome in front of them?
The second part is Jewels indeed, and you're right it's the Silmarils. But I thought "jewels" is a bit too general, and there is a more specific term.
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THE GREAT JEWELS?

GREET for welcome, the note A added and one of the E notes taken away?
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Indeed!

1. THANGORODRIM: Hang door trim on the chaotic peaks.
2. HOUSES OF MEN: Male buildings, literally.
3. RINGS: The bands sing right - or wrong.
4. ELDAR: Elder... yes, almost elder.
5. GREAT JEWELS: Bright welcome, both noted and unnoted, initially jinxes small tumbled wheels. Take the third.



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Old Today, 02:29 AM   #10893
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Nice one, G55! And nice work from Huey, too - I would not have got 'THREE' without his deductions.

Just a little one this time. And THIS one is my 117th password - I miscounted when I posted the last one, or rather I wrote this one first but decided to let that one jump the queue.

1. Land under these in Berlin, we hear. (We hear, dear, intermingled!).
2. Thorin wore a sky-blue hood for it.
3. Theyíre pluralised, elvishly, and magical. And the answer needs to precede the password.
4. Ingratiate or schmooze, we hear? The fourth, and his jacket, are significant.
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