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Old Yesterday, 07:18 AM   #5121
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Is that REB as in Confederate soldier?

I don't understand the EGON element, either.
Egon is a common name in Germany, not to my knowledge found in any other language. OK, too obscure.

Well on this first try I learned a lot about what not to do! The only clue I'm really proud of was Orodreth.
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Old Yesterday, 07:23 AM   #5122
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2: Glorfindel. FROG + LINDEN anagram
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Old Yesterday, 07:26 AM   #5123
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3. Tuor, from TOUR?
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Old Yesterday, 07:45 AM   #5124
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GALDOR: Behold, cross-dressing, an elf spins round!
GLORFINDEL: Amphibian hops around a Berlin street? See him change direction and turn!
3. He might drive around, alternatively.
4. You'll see his bonds, if you pluralise him.
5. He's Wise, but limited. Old, too. With a flair for light entertainment? Let this unfold!

No to Tuor.

No to Lords of Gondolin.

Correct regarding Glorfindel, plus one of the N's changes to another L, for 'change direction.'

Bill, please tell me the answer to your clue 4a, and was 'REB' a term for a Confederate soldier?

It was an excellent first password. Themed ones aren't always easy to create, but they're fun.
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Old Yesterday, 08:18 AM   #5126
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GALDOR: Behold, cross-dressing, an elf spins round!
GLORFINDEL: Amphibian hops around a Berlin street? See him change direction and turn!
???O???: He might drive around, alternatively.
???I???: You'll see his bonds, if you pluralise him.
???N???: He's Wise, but limited. Old, too. With a flair for light entertainment? Let this unfold!

GLOIN it is!
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Old Yesterday, 08:21 AM   #5127
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Old Yesterday, 08:22 AM   #5128
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No. I left out a set of ??? by mistake.
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Then it must be the Council attendees, again.
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Yes, but with a slight difference.
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5: Gandalf. No wordgames, just straight definition: one of the Wise, limited in his powers as an Istar, definitely old, and makes entertainment with light (fireworks)

Council attendees with names beginning in G?
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Old Yesterday, 10:24 AM   #5132
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Pervinca: yes, "Reb" was a term for a confederate rebel.

4a: HIRGON; gender-bend "Him gone" with poor spelling
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Not Gandalf; not G-initial names. (Love the interpretation of light entertainment, though!)

Thanks for the explanations!
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3: "alternatively" gets us back to or or nor, and inevitably around to Erestor again. But I don't see it, unless "drive" = STREET and one loses the extra T somehow.

Or, thin reed, "drive" = LED, which with NOR gives ELROND
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Old Yesterday, 06:09 PM   #5137
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GALDOR: Behold, cross-dressing, an elf spins round!
GLORFINDEL: Amphibian hops around a Berlin street? See him change direction and turn!
ERESTOR: He might drive around, alternatively.
???I???: You'll see his bonds, if you pluralise him.
???N???: He's Wise, but limited. Old, too. With a flair for light entertainment? Let this unfold!

Very close. It's 'steer' for drive.

Your guess and explanation for the last clue were so brilliant (whilst also fitting the clue pretty much perfectly) that I will give a further hint: the 'light entertainment' in the last clue refers to an entertainer who was part of a double-act that was huge in the UK, but possibly little known beyond these shores.

I think it was you who gave me the idea for the theme of this password, from a comment you made on the theme of my last one.
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5: Elrond. Ernie Wise, of duo Morecambe and Wise, limited to ERN, + OLD
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GALDOR: Behold, cross-dressing, an elf spins round!
GLORFINDEL: Amphibian hops around a Berlin street? See him change direction and turn!
ERESTOR: He might drive around, alternatively.
???I???: You'll see his bonds, if you pluralise him.
ELROND: He's Wise, but limited. Old, too. With a flair for light entertainment? Let this unfold!

Indeed - and that was why I gave Wise a capital W, (although Tolkien tended to do so as well ).
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Then, members of Council who weren't in the Fellowship?
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Old Today, 05:56 AM   #5142
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By elimination, 4 would have to be Bilbo, but I'm not seeing it yet. It could also be Baggins.

Elrond
Erestor
Glorfindel
Bilbo Baggins
Gloin
Galdor

IIRC, thats all the named attendees who didn't march off for Hollin.
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Old Today, 07:44 AM   #5143
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Well, 'Bilboes' is an anagram of 'lobbies', but I'm not sure how that's a synonym for 'bonds'. By way of politics, maybe - a politician is metaphorically bound to the lobbyists she listens to?

Of course, there's always 'barrels out of bond', and barrels are tied to the name Bilbo by Shakespearean reference - but Balfrog hasn't been around for quite some time, so we can probably rule that out.

Is there a useful anagram of 'Bagginses' (which we all know to be the correct plural)?

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