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Old 08-14-2019, 02:04 AM   #7721
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And here it is

1. Noble maiden comes after a note, for her great-grandmother
2. A sick rodent is in disarray, for her.
3. A returning element is inside a distance unit, slightly disturbed. She appears.
4. Sea nymphs spin around, and she is revealed.
5. A dwarf is inside a queue for her.

(Both of the people in the first clue are Tolkien characters)
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Old 08-14-2019, 03:31 AM   #7722
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1. E-arwen.
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Old 08-14-2019, 04:16 AM   #7723
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EARWEN: Noble maiden comes after a note, for her great-grandmother
2. A sick rodent is in disarray, for her.
3. A returning element is inside a distance unit, slightly disturbed. She appears.
4. Sea nymphs spin around, and she is revealed.
5. A dwarf is inside a queue for her.
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Old 08-14-2019, 05:57 AM   #7724
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4. SERINDE, from NEREIDS.
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Old 08-14-2019, 05:59 AM   #7725
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Nope, it's the other one, who is related to Anardil and Emerwen and Irimon.
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Old 08-14-2019, 06:00 AM   #7726
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Erendis.

And ELVES.
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Old 08-14-2019, 06:36 AM   #7727
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Yes to Erendis, no to the password. Last I checked, Erendis isn't an Elf.
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Old 08-14-2019, 12:31 PM   #7728
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DORI inside LINE.
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Old 08-14-2019, 02:34 PM   #7729
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EARWEN: Noble maiden comes after a note, for her great-grandmother
2. A sick rodent is in disarray, for her.
3. A returning element is inside a distance unit, slightly disturbed. She appears.
ERENDIS: Sea nymphs spin around, and she is revealed.
LINDORIE: A dwarf is inside a queue for her.
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Old Yesterday, 02:00 AM   #7730
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A sick rodent could be an ill rat, which gives almost everything we need for ITARILLE.

If the element is Iridium, and the unit is mile, then by disturbing the end of the latter we get MIRIEL.

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Old Yesterday, 07:16 AM   #7731
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EARWEN: Noble maiden comes after a note, for her great-grandmother
2. A sick rodent is in disarray, for her.
MIRIEL: A returning element is inside a distance unit, slightly disturbed. She appears.
ERENDIS: Sea nymphs spin around, and she is revealed.
LINDORIE: A dwarf is inside a queue for her.


No to 2.
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Old Yesterday, 07:18 AM   #7732
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Hint: My aunt had hamsters once, and they were cute.
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Old Yesterday, 08:18 AM   #7733
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MITHRELLAS = ill hamster. Not an aunt of Lalaith, though.

What does EMMEL mean?
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Old Yesterday, 09:34 AM   #7734
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EARWEN: Noble maiden comes after a note, for her great-grandmother
MITHRELLAS: A sick rodent is in disarray, for her.
MIRIEL: A returning element is inside a distance unit, slightly disturbed. She appears.
ERENDIS: Sea nymphs spin around, and she is revealed.
LINDORIE: A dwarf is inside a queue for her.

I mean my real-life aunt. And emmel means 'mother', suprise.

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Old Yesterday, 09:51 AM   #7735
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And emmel means 'mother', suprise.
Now that's an interesting word. Per Ardalambion, it's a variant spelling of an archaic poetic Sindarin word (the common word being naneth). It looks like a cognate to Quenya amillė of the same meaning, so why did Sindarin adopt an entirely different word?

Actually, naneth seems to be a Noldorin neologism, while Sindarin, Quenya, Ilkorin, Qenya, and Gnomish all use variants on amil/emil. But the Hive Mind insists on naneth as the common noun...

Tolkien fan-linguistics is weird, basically.

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Old Yesterday, 09:56 AM   #7736
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1. Dish transforms, initially.
2. Deadly disease loses direction, note, for them.
3. Why, we hear, is a curved top unsung for them?
4. Sounds like it has very little fat on it.

Did Tolkien ever use the word 'emmel,' or has it been put together/worked out from his notes?
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Old Yesterday, 10:05 AM   #7737
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The first one doesn't have a straight clue.
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Old Yesterday, 10:49 AM   #7738
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Yes it does.
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Old Yesterday, 11:11 AM   #7739
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1. Dis?
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Old Yesterday, 11:36 AM   #7740
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1. Dis?
No, it's the initial that transforms.
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Old Yesterday, 11:44 AM   #7741
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Tish? That makes no sense, though.
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Old Yesterday, 11:45 AM   #7742
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I am assumiing 'dish' is a straight clue, then.
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Old Yesterday, 12:03 PM   #7743
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It is both straight and cryptic.
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Old Yesterday, 07:40 PM   #7744
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Well, FISH then, which is a dish.
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I feel like I should know #2, but it's escaping me. A disease that's bad enough to be described as deadly. First thoughts were smallpox and bubonic plague, but those didn't yield anything useful. Turning to modern epidemiology, there is of course cancer, which is more promising for an anagram, but still gives me no good result. In the field of infectious diseases, ebola is both sufficiently fatal and well-known to be a candidate, but again can't make the letters fit. What does make a nice anagram with the note E is SARS, but unfortunately I doubt the Downs swear check will allow me to post it. I have tried both interpretations of removing direction - taking out a letter and scrambling - but so far no luck.

What else? Lots of things are deadly, but theh don't seem like a good fit for various reasons. Organ failure of any kind will kill you, but unless it's due to cancer it doesn't usually get enough public attention. Lots of infectious diseases can also kill you, but they are either obscure or treatae in an otherwise healthy person and therefore are less likely to be the "deadly" culprit. Heck, diabetes is a horrible killing disease, but since insulin has become available people don't think of it that way. Stroke? Potentially anagrammable, though I wouldn't quite call it a disease in itself so much as a manifestation of disease.

I can sort of stretch Carc from cancer and Eol from ebola, but neither one fits "them". Ugh.

So no proper guesses so far, just frustrated thoughts out loud. Maybe it will help someone though.
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Old Yesterday, 11:41 PM   #7746
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FISH: Dish transforms, initially.
2. Deadly disease loses direction, note, for them.
3. Why, we hear, is a curved top unsung for them?
4. Sounds like it has very little fat on it.
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Old Today, 03:13 AM   #7747
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Password: Food

Not food, but similar.

Can you guess the theme?
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I assume 2 and 3 are races?
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3 is.
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