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Old 09-26-2017, 02:26 PM   #3041
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Old 09-26-2017, 02:49 PM   #3042
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Dorthonion, which borders the Ered Gorgoroth.
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Old 09-27-2017, 07:09 AM   #3043
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It's not that one either. This one is not going to be an easy answer to guess (this year at least), but it should be fairly easy to work out on cryptic principles and check by search engine.
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Old 09-28-2017, 09:57 AM   #3044
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Just copying it onto the current page for ease of viewing:

1: NAROG Shot and fled up to the water
2: ARMINAS Farm in a southern land hides one worth hearing
3: RINGWIL Flower's deranged smirk on tree? Not half!
4: GLAURUNG Nag swallows line on golden ladder: it's a hot one
5: OATH OF FANOR Round on father of a terrible promise
6: TAUR EN FAROTH Wood's awful threat for a French one
7: H Driver of Smiley's people that girl forgot.
8: R King's call received by two men
9: ORODRETH Herd root around for fallen leader
10: NEITHAN Wronged outlaw replaced bad boss
11: D Questionable country bordering on hostile
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Old 10-04-2017, 10:09 AM   #3045
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8. RODNOR.

Rod + Ron. Another name for Gil-Galad.
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Old 10-04-2017, 03:20 PM   #3046
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Not Rodnor, I'm afraid.
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Old 10-05-2017, 12:28 PM   #3047
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Smiley's People had a courier called Raven. Could that be the driver element of that clue?
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Old 10-06-2017, 02:31 AM   #3048
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Is 11 just "Debatable Land" - the North Marches of Nargothrond?
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Old 10-06-2017, 03:57 AM   #3049
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Smiley's People had a courier called Raven. Could that be the driver element of that clue?
No. Only the most basic Le Carr knowledge is required for that clue.

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Is 11 just "Debatable Land" - the North Marches of Nargothrond?
Yes it is.

1: NAROG Shot and fled up to the water
2: ARMINAS Farm in a southern land hides one worth hearing
3: RINGWIL Flower's deranged smirk on tree? Not half!
4: GLAURUNG Nag swallows line on golden ladder: it's a hot one
5: OATH OF FANOR Round on father of a terrible promise
6: TAUR EN FAROTH Wood's awful threat for a French one
7: H Driver of Smiley's people that girl forgot.
8: R King's call received by two men
9: ORODRETH Herd root around for fallen leader
10: NEITHAN Wronged outlaw replaced bad boss
11: DEBATABLE LAND Questionable country bordering on hostile
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Old 10-06-2017, 04:36 AM   #3050
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Can't get this to work properly since the clue suggests a person and this is a place but I won't think of any other possibility until I have got it out of my system. Hill of Spies ? Smiley was a spy-master IIRC and Hill of spies was where Nienor suffered dragon-induced memory loss.
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Old 10-06-2017, 07:57 AM   #3051
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You're spot on. The missing part of the clue is a driver's name. Take your pick between Graham and Damon.

1: NAROG Shot and fled up to the water
2: ARMINAS Farm in a southern land hides one worth hearing
3: RINGWIL Flower's deranged smirk on tree? Not half!
4: GLAURUNG Nag swallows line on golden ladder: it's a hot one
5: OATH OF FANOR Round on father of a terrible promise
6: TAUR EN FAROTH Wood's awful threat for a French one
7: HILL OF SPIES Driver of Smiley's people that girl forgot.
8: R King's call received by two men
9: ORODRETH Herd root around for fallen leader
10: NEITHAN Wronged outlaw replaced bad boss
11: DEBATABLE LAND Questionable country bordering on hostile

Two quick points: I won't be around now until Sunday and I'm not completely satisfied with my clue for 8, which might need rephrasing if nobody gets it soon.
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Old 10-06-2017, 08:11 AM   #3052
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Oh Damon please. I used to have a bit of crush on him back in the day and Graham was a bit louche for my tastes...
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Old 10-06-2017, 08:24 AM   #3053
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I still don't see how the driver part works.
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Old 10-06-2017, 11:16 AM   #3054
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Graham Hill and his son Damon were both successful British racing drivers.
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Old 10-06-2017, 11:50 AM   #3055
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Ah! Hadn't heard of Graham, but I remember Damon.
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Old 10-06-2017, 05:28 PM   #3056
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Graham Hill was killed in 1975 so a bit before I started watching F1 . He was a dead ringer for Dick Dastardly.
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Old 10-09-2017, 10:26 AM   #3057
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This did make me smile, because I remember Harry Enfield as one of the Self-Righteous brothers, giving the *real* Damon Hill a dressing-down. It was hilarious, but almost too painful to watch. 'Oi! Hill! Noooooooo!!!'
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