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Old 10-02-2018, 12:19 PM   #4281
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9 is more likely to be Old Forest, although I'm not convinced that 'fo' can be 'four'.
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Old 10-02-2018, 01:40 PM   #4282
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9 is more likely to be Old Forest, although I'm not convinced that 'fo' can be 'four'.
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C onspiracy - If three (3) is company, then what is five (4)?
2. U - Twixt dark below and dark above, below & between.
T hree Dwarves - + 60, -10, still stepping out of the same door.
T ower Hills - A place of first meetings, lingering glances, and (nearly) last farewells.
I mrahil - Twenty-second in the line.
N ob - A bit sweet, but backward, and if I gave a direct clue it would probably be crude.
G lorfindel - Elvish ... and a trio of Beornings.
R ed Arrow - Gondor calls, "The flaming cursor!"
O ld Forest - Not new, not two, not race, not safe.
O ld Man Willow - They could make almost a Hobbit sequel, but Warwick is necessary first.
11. M - With a name, he's a stalker above all others; without his name, sing who he is.
F atty Bolger - Left behind; his namesake is on the Barrow-downs though.
13. L - Scrambled in an anagram: retained in the taproom.
O rald - Singular, lost in Ladros, in a house by the river.
O ld Took - Bilbo passed, and the Age removed
R angers of the North - Before they were grey, they served still.

[Theme: Things not in the Jackson movies.]
Well maybe I'm not very good at cryptic clues. ^_^ But you guessed it, so maybe I actually am?

Three to go. Number 2 appears in Book 4, numbers 11 & 13 appear in Book 1 (and in fact in adjacent chapters).

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Old 10-02-2018, 02:00 PM   #4283
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Well maybe I'm not very good at cryptic clues. ^_^ But you guessed it, so maybe I actually am?

Three to go. Number 2 appears in Book 4, numbers 11 & 13 appear in Book 1 (and in fact in adjacent chapters).

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Could "M" be the "Man in the Moon?"
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Old 10-02-2018, 02:19 PM   #4284
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11. Man in the Moon?

Edit: Whoops! Cross-post.
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Old 10-02-2018, 03:22 PM   #4285
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C onspiracy - If three (3) is company, then what is five (4)?
2. U - Twixt dark below and dark above, below & between.
T hree Dwarves - + 60, -10, still stepping out of the same door.
T ower Hills - A place of first meetings, lingering glances, and (nearly) last farewells.
I mrahil - Twenty-second in the line.
N ob - A bit sweet, but backward, and if I gave a direct clue it would probably be crude.
G lorfindel - Elvish ... and a trio of Beornings.
R ed Arrow - Gondor calls, "The flaming cursor!"
O ld Forest - Not new, not two, not race, not safe.
O ld Man Willow - They could make almost a Hobbit sequel, but Warwick is necessary first11.M an in the Moon - With a name, he's a stalker above all others; without his name, sing who he is.
F atty Bolger - Left behind; his namesake is on the Barrow-downs though.
13. L - Scrambled in an anagram: retained in the taproom.
O rald - Singular, lost in Ladros, in a house by the river.
O ld Took - Bilbo passed, and the Age removed
R angers of the North - Before they were grey, they served still.

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Yes to both of you. Tilion is of course best known for stalking Arien so much that he scorched the Moon on one side.

Two to go!

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Old 10-02-2018, 03:24 PM   #4286
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Could 2 be Undertowers, if the Appendices count?
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Old 10-02-2018, 03:32 PM   #4287
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Not Undertowers - though you're actually half right.

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Old 10-02-2018, 04:22 PM   #4288
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Is 13 (Gandalf's) LETTER? (Kept by Barliman, who forgot about it).

What is the evil bit, though? Do we need a synonym to find that? Epistle?

And apparently there's an UNDERGATE in Shelob's Lair.
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Old 10-03-2018, 02:18 AM   #4289
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C onspiracy - If three (3) is company, then what is five (4)?
U ndergate - Twixt dark below and dark above, below & between.
T hree Dwarves - + 60, -10, still stepping out of the same door.
T ower Hills - A place of first meetings, lingering glances, and (nearly) last farewells.
I mrahil - Twenty-second in the line.
N ob - A bit sweet, but backward, and if I gave a direct clue it would probably be crude.
G lorfindel - Elvish ... and a trio of Beornings.
R ed Arrow - Gondor calls, "The flaming cursor!"
O ld Forest - Not new, not two, not race, not safe.
O ld Man Willow - They could make almost a Hobbit sequel, but Warwick is necessary first
M an in the Moon - With a name, he's a stalker above all others; without his name, sing who he is.
F atty Bolger - Left behind; his namesake is on the Barrow-downs though.
L etter from Gandalf - Scrambled in an anagram: retained in the taproom.
O rald - Singular, lost in Ladros, in a house by the river.
O ld Took - Bilbo passed, and the Age removed
R angers of the North - Before they were grey, they served still.

[Theme: Things not in the Jackson movies.]
Both correct! 'Letter' is a nasty little clue because there's no actual anagram involved (I think you got it - what's scrambled in an anagram is letters). The Undergate (which Sam tries to follow the Orcs to) is a tricky one because barely anyone remembers it exists - but there's not many words starting with U! (Umbar was the obvious one, but the Corsairs are in there, so.)

Well done! Over to you, Pervinca.

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Old 10-03-2018, 05:59 AM   #4290
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Great puzzle, Huinesoron! 'Letters' is a clever cryptic clue. Should have guessed, because it sort of said anagram twice, but I didn't.

I'll post one shortly. I have a couple ready-made on my laptop.
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Here you go ...

1. Me, subjectively, plus him ... for him .... (Well, in a roundabout sort of way).
2. The prairies!
3. Its Undomiels monument, with a slight modification.
4. Tear demon, causing dental loss, left all around the refuge.
5. Retreat a step too far, to place of near-immolation? Its just a number.
6. Answer this hider of gold.
7. Such a self-satisfied villain. Barely perturbed!
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#7: smug, barely perturbed, could be SMAUG.

#6: I want to suggest one of the dragons with golden hides, which would be Smaug again or GLAURUNG.

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Old 10-03-2018, 09:38 AM   #4293
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1. Me, subjectively, plus him ... for him .... (Well, in a roundabout sort of way).
2. The prairies!
3. It’s Undomiel’s monument, with a slight modification.
4. Tear demon, causing dental loss, left all around the refuge.
5. Retreat a step too far, to place of near-immolation? It’s just a number.
6. Answer this hider of gold.
SMAUG: Such a self-satisfied villain. Barely perturbed!

Yes: A plus SMUG, barely perturbed, = Smaug.

Glaurung is incorrect, though. Furthermore, 6 is not a dragon.

I wrote this puzzle quite a while ago, then Nerwen posted a puzzle with a similar Smaug clue in it, so I saved it for a while.
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Autocorrect excelled itself there. It started as 22nd
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6. Answer this hider of gold.
If 6. is not a dragon, could it be Gollum? He hides a golden ring and wants a riddle answered?
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It's not Gollum, but you're in the right part of the right book. And you've interpreted 'answer' pretty much correctly.
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Autocorrect excelled itself there. It started as 22nd
I did wonder why Imrahil was the Wind Prince. I was thinking of Dol Amroth sea breezes as well as those of the posterial category.
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It's not Gollum, but you're in the right part of the right book. And you've interpreted 'answer' pretty much correctly.
So is it Bilbo for the same reasons?

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No.

The gold in question is not the Ring.

And ...

'Answer' is not a verb here.
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... is it an egg?
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Yes!

1. Me, subjectively, plus him ... for him .... (Well, in a roundabout sort of way).
2. The prairies!
3. Its Undomiels monument, with a slight modification.
4. Tear demon, causing dental loss, left all around the refuge.
5. Retreat a step too far, to place of near-immolation? Its just a number.
EGG: Answer this hider of gold.
SMAUG: Such a self-satisfied villain. Barely perturbed!

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Yet golden treasure inside is hid.'
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Good idea, but no.

The clues should get easier if you work out what the theme is, though.
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The theme is pretty easy ....
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