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Old 03-20-2019, 05:27 AM   #4641
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The name you're looking for is actually is in plain English
Could 5. be Sam's sister, Daisy?
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Old 03-20-2019, 05:29 AM   #4642
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1. ELROHIR - The rider is but half what he is named; he must go south with the company.
2. LALAITH - Twice following, so i'th'name of laughter is the fiery maid transformed.
3. L Sister to one of our own, she comes from the shore: send her back.
4. ANGROD - Enraged with the staff or wrathful and strange? Either way, two must fall before the lord in the north.
5. DAISY - Low riddling is yet above the half-wise.
6. A In water he found patience, yet fire claimed his fire in the end.
7. N A legendary maid at the window tumbles back, and the missing queen appears.
She is! (But do you know why?)

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Old 03-20-2019, 05:33 AM   #4643
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She is! (But do you know why?)

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I'm afraid it's purely a guess from theme, first letter, and "half-wise."
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Old 03-20-2019, 05:57 AM   #4644
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Well, a correct guess still counts. 'Low (riddling)' was intended to point at Bilbo's riddle to Gollum: 'an eye in a low place' etc.

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Old 03-20-2019, 07:43 AM   #4645
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3. Pearl, sister to Pervinca. Or rather LRAEP, since we need her backwards.
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Old 03-20-2019, 11:24 AM   #4646
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3. Pearl, sister to Pervinca. Or rather LRAEP, since we need her backwards.
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1. ELROHIR - The rider is but half what he is named; he must go south with the company.
2. LALAITH - Twice following, so i'th'name of laughter is the fiery maid transformed.
3. PEARL - Sister to one of our own, she comes from the shore: send her back.
4. ANGROD - Enraged with the staff or wrathful and strange? Either way, two must fall before the lord in the north.
5. DAISY - Low riddling is yet above the half-wise.
6. A - In water he found patience, yet fire claimed his fire in the end.
7. N - A legendary maid at the window tumbles back, and the missing queen appears.
'Our own' referred not just to the Downs, but to the Password thread itself.

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Old 03-20-2019, 11:39 AM   #4647
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Me be in a password clue and all? Hooray!

Never for a moment thought of it! And was expecting the name to end enel or anel or linel or something. A pearl from the shore ... brilliant!

Daisy is a clever clue as well. I didn't know or had forgotten that Sam had a big sister called Daisy, as well as a daughter. Also was not expecting hobbit answers, as you don't usually do hobbit clues!
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Old 03-20-2019, 12:16 PM   #4648
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Me be in a password clue and all? Hooray!

Never for a moment thought of it! And was expecting the name to end enel or anel or linel or something. A pearl from the shore ... brilliant!

Daisy is a clever clue as well. I didn't know or had forgotten that Sam had a big sister called Daisy, as well as a daughter. Also was not expecting hobbit answers, as you don't usually do hobbit clues!
^_^ I actually kind of wanted to use you yourself for this one - Pervinca would fit the theme just as well as Pearl - but I couldn't make the letters work.

I do normally avoid Hobbits, because the family trees are so big I can't remember who's on them! But in this case, I had quite a tight theme, so had to make do where I could. (I don't think anyone's guessed the theme yet, though I have a suspicion several people have come up with a looser variant.)

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Old 03-20-2019, 12:50 PM   #4649
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Less known siblings of more major characters?
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Old 03-20-2019, 01:01 PM   #4650
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Close, but not quite precise enough. ^_^

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Old 03-20-2019, 02:43 PM   #4651
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Is it siblings of people with a title?

Pearl is sister to a Thain.
Daisy is sister to a Mayor.
Elrohir is brother to a Queen.
Angrod is I think brother to the Lady of Lothlorien? (And Finrod Felagund).
Lalaith is sister to ... the Black Sword?
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Lalaith is sister to ... the Black Sword?
...the man with the most titles and alter-egos?
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Old 03-21-2019, 02:41 AM   #4653
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Is it siblings of people with a title?
That... would actually fit the two remaining clues too, but no. The specifics are more about the person in the clue than their illustrious siblings - or, I suppose, about them both.

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Each of these are middle children (i.e. neither the eldest nor the youngest?)
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Old 03-21-2019, 06:14 AM   #4655
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Either Elladan or Elrohir must be the eldest, so no. But you're tantalisingly close.

(And in case the formatting has been hiding it - 6 and 7 still need answering! Tweaking said formatting now.)

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All ELDER siblings of a famous or titled person?
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Pretty sure my namesake was the younger sibling, not an older one.
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1. ELROHIR - The rider is but half what he is named; he must go south with the company.
2. LALAITH - Twice following, so i'th'name of laughter is the fiery maid transformed.
3. PEARL - Sister to one of our own, she comes from the shore: send her back.
4. ANGROD - Enraged with the staff or wrathful and strange? Either way, two must fall before the lord in the north.
5. DAISY - Low riddling is yet above the half-wise.
6. A - In water he found patience, yet fire claimed his fire in the end.
7. N - A legendary maid at the window tumbles back, and the missing queen appears.

THEME: Characters overshadowed by their younger siblings
While Lalaith is definitely younger than Turin, she's still older than Nienor, who is much more famous than her.

Two to go!

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Old 03-21-2019, 07:49 AM   #4659
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Yes, I meant older, not oldest (although I did mention Turin in an earlier post).

Was I right with the theme, though? You didn't say.
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Old 03-21-2019, 08:17 AM   #4660
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Yes, I meant older, not oldest (although I did mention Turin in an earlier post).

Was I right with the theme, though? You didn't say.
I phrased it 'overshadowed by their younger siblings', but 'elder siblings of famous person' was correct, yes.

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Old 03-21-2019, 10:52 AM   #4661
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6. A possible way to be killed by fire (although you only say it *claimed their fire,* not that it categorically killed them), would be in the Dagor Bragollach.

Angrod, already guessed, was killed in the Battle of Sudden Flame, but so was his brother AEGNOR, also an elder brother of Galadriel and Finrod Felagund, I think.

Water ... I want to say AQUA, but I don't think any Tolkien names have that. There's ValAQUentA, and is there CAlAQUendi? But no character name that I can think of.
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1. ELROHIR - The rider is but half what he is named; he must go south with the company.
2. LALAITH - Twice following, so i'th'name of laughter is the fiery maid transformed.
3. PEARL - Sister to one of our own, she comes from the shore: send her back.
4. ANGROD - Enraged with the staff or wrathful and strange? Either way, two must fall before the lord in the north.
5. DAISY - Low riddling is yet above the half-wise.
6. AEGNOR - In water he found patience, yet fire claimed his fire in the end.
7. N - A legendary maid at the window tumbles back, and the missing queen appears.

THEME: Characters overshadowed by their younger siblings
Aegnor is correct, as elder brother of Galadriel (he's younger than Finrod). His name means 'fell fire', and indeed, the Sudden Flame was what killed him.

The patience/water reference is to his mortal beloved, Andreth (which means 'Patience'), who he apparently met by Tarn Aeluin in Dorthonion (in fact, he fell in love with her after he saw her reflection).

One to go!

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Old 03-21-2019, 11:15 AM   #4663
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That's a very special clue ... water as a mirror, and incorporating his love for Andreth as well as his death. Love it!

SILMARIEN was a foremother of kings, although not actually a queen.

It's debatable whether she was in the end less famous than her younger brother, though, who took the crown because a woman could not inherit it at that point.

Am I right to be looking for a female character *ending* in N, as it says she runs back?
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1. ELROHIR - The rider is but half what he is named; he must go south with the company.
2. LALAITH - Twice following, so i'th'name of laughter is the fiery maid transformed.
3. PEARL - Sister to one of our own, she comes from the shore: send her back.
4. ANGROD - Enraged with the staff or wrathful and strange? Either way, two must fall before the lord in the north.
5. DAISY - Low riddling is yet above the half-wise.
6. AEGNOR - In water he found patience, yet fire claimed his fire in the end.
7. SILMARIEN - A legendary maid at the window tumbles back, and the missing queen appears.

THEME: Characters overshadowed by their younger siblings
And with Silmarien, that's a wrap! As you say, Pervinca, Tar-Meneldur took the sceptre instead of his older sister; Meneldur's son Aldarion changed the law to allow a woman to inherit the throne. Silmarien therefore missed out by only a couple of generations on being the first Ruling Queen. (It's a bit of a fiddle, but she was certainly overshadowed by her brother the king in her lifetime, even if in the end she became more important.)

The cryptic clue was windowSILL + Maid MARIAN; I tried, I tried...

Over to you, Pervinca!

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Old 03-21-2019, 01:52 PM   #4665
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Good one - I simply could not think of a legendary maid. I should have thought of folk heroes first and then whether they had any female associates.

Here's the next one. Enjoy!

1. Send around to the north for him. Inside a horse!
2. Advance, but run back, swallowing with regret? Kings son!
3. Mr Blue Skys origins are his too, right? What spin!
4. Ah, we dont hear this! Spot damage all over the place before its over for him.
5. He might spend an age mingling with lovers of tiger feet! Well, a little.
6. Turn this one around and youd think hed be wearing a toga!
7. Winding roads will lead to him.
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I took the maid at the window to be one element. Found a couple well known paintings that could do the job, but none that fit.


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Yes!

1. Send around to the north for him. Inside a horse!
2. Advance, but run back, swallowing with regret? Kings son!
3. Mr Blue Skys origins are his too, right? What spin!
4. Ah, we dont hear this! Spot damage all over the place before its over for him.
5. He might spend an age mingling with lovers of tiger feet! Well, a little.
6. Turn this one around and youd think hed be wearing a toga!
SADOR: Winding roads will lead to him.
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