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Old 03-27-2006, 07:33 AM   #561
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As Gandalf once hinted.

Cryptic clues usually have a "straight" portion at the beginnig or the end - is there a bone-house around here who's a movie editor - or a tarantula?
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Old 03-27-2006, 07:44 AM   #562
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Getting warm ...
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Old 03-27-2006, 07:47 AM   #563
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Dearie me, SpM, they're all easy once one knows where to look.
Indeed, but looking at the clue has a particular significance here ...
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Old 03-27-2006, 10:32 AM   #564
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Mithalwen is lost in the dark paths of Moria.Mithalwen is lost in the dark paths of Moria.Mithalwen is lost in the dark paths of Moria.Mithalwen is lost in the dark paths of Moria.
You mean the name is concealed in the clue? If so I can't see for looking..
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Old 03-27-2006, 10:46 AM   #565
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Old 03-27-2006, 10:52 AM   #566
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It's to do with the dash in the clue, I think. Tar-ancalime?

Very easy cryptic clue? Oxymoron, anyone?
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Old 03-27-2006, 10:54 AM   #567
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Mithalwen is lost in the dark paths of Moria.Mithalwen is lost in the dark paths of Moria.Mithalwen is lost in the dark paths of Moria.Mithalwen is lost in the dark paths of Moria.
I know the way - just can't drive the car :(

I think Turambar has it.... how silly of me... especially since it is a downer I know.... surely I am the world's least observant person...

Edit NB Alatar organises the sequence by sequence discussion of the movies
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Old 03-27-2006, 11:05 AM   #568
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Turambar has it.

Alatar is the editor of the sequence-by-sequence discussion in the Movie forum, and his name is concealed in (partially consumed by) animal - a tarantula.

So you see. The answer was indeed staring you in the face ...



Take it away, Turambar.
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Old 03-27-2006, 11:06 AM   #569
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*applause*

I just love finding out what they mean.
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Old 03-27-2006, 11:18 AM   #570
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I don't know very many citizens - would someone else like to go?
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Old 03-27-2006, 11:36 AM   #571
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I would....


But anything I could devise would be painfully simple. More of a race than a puzzle.
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Old 04-14-2006, 12:16 PM   #572
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Ok...just because this seems to need a push.



Looks a little devilish upon first meeting.
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Old 04-14-2006, 12:44 PM   #573
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Ummm...Gil or myself? (That was a complete wild guess) Or is it perhaps a little more cryptic then that??
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Old 04-14-2006, 01:12 PM   #574
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It is an attempt at a cryptic clue. I'm not sure if it's very good.
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Old 04-17-2006, 10:35 AM   #575
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spawn perhaps? Please don't ask for reasoning, I have none.
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Old 04-17-2006, 10:44 AM   #576
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nope.

Either I actually managed to come up with a fairly difficult clue or I'm moshing cryptic clue rules together hopelessly. I'm going to hope it's A.
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Oooo!! B-W? Or perhaps phantom?
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nope. nope.

Keep trying.
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Old 04-17-2006, 12:25 PM   #579
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Littlemanpoet, whose nickname when shortened to lmp looks a little devilish?
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Old 04-17-2006, 12:38 PM   #580
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Yay! Since littlemanpoet does not capitalize his own name, when you take the initials ("first" was supposed to indicate this) it is lmp, which looks like imp, a "little devil".

Your thread, Sauce. But first, a request for advice: how could this clue have been improved? I'm really trying to learn how to solve and write cryptic clues...and I thought this one was very straightforward, which makes me wonder if I didn't write it properly.
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Old 04-17-2006, 01:17 PM   #581
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But first, a request for advice: how could this clue have been improved?
It seemed a pretty good clue to me.

There's no rule that the questions here have to be cryptic. It's just the medium that I work best with in these types of games. For an explanation of how cryptic clues generally work, have a look at the guidance which I gave early on in the Cryptic Clues thread.

And now for the next question:

A recent incumbent is spinning one in a room at university.
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Old 04-17-2006, 01:57 PM   #582
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hmm... only person that comes to mind is AbercrombieofRohan...
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Old 04-18-2006, 11:37 AM   #583
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Well recent incumbent made me think of Gilthalion "hobbitus emeritus" but that doesn't help with the rest of the clue, and SpM's clues tend to work properly so unless (once again) I am failing to make an the necessary connections - I am on the wrong track.
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Old 05-01-2006, 11:19 AM   #584
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Mithalwen is lost in the dark paths of Moria.Mithalwen is lost in the dark paths of Moria.Mithalwen is lost in the dark paths of Moria.Mithalwen is lost in the dark paths of Moria.
Time to herenistarion this
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OK, OK - you want a hint.

"Recent incumbent" is the straight clue - the answer should not be difficult to find...

The rest is cryptic, but fairly straightforward as cryptic clues go.
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Old 05-01-2006, 01:56 PM   #587
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Mithalwen is lost in the dark paths of Moria.Mithalwen is lost in the dark paths of Moria.Mithalwen is lost in the dark paths of Moria.Mithalwen is lost in the dark paths of Moria.
Oh I think that he means it is a new downer who has "eno" one spun around in theirname... maybe ....
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No. On both counts.

Although this Downer is relatively new ...
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No. On both counts.

Although this Downer is relatively new ...
Oh.. well ....realtive to what though.....

Spinner could be a spider ..
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Room at university is dorm, and it has 'one' in it. Like, doneorm, or something. Is that near the track?
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Spinner could be a spider ..
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Room at university is dorm, and it has 'one' in it.
You're both on the wrong track.

Spiders are not involved. And "room" and "university" are two separate clues.
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I'm going to try my hand at this, though I doubt I understand the clues...

Is it Caranlondien?

1) Joined in March.
2) She is a freshman in college (university).
2) Perhaps 'spinning' refers to her head after smashing into a "were-door" in the TiG XX?

Its a stretch, but its something...
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Well room could be space rather than a more tangible room... spin I don't know if it doesn't meen either spider or rotating letters...
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Because spinning = wheel = wheels are mentioned in Hookbil's sig.

And room rhymes with goom.

Though I'm not sure what recent incumbent even means. And is a join date of 2003 really relatively new?

Alas, I can't think of anything else.
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No correct answer so far.

Quote:
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Well room could be space rather than a more tangible room
No. I'm looking for a word meaning a room.

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Because spinning = wheel
Not a wheel of the vehicular variety, but ...

Quote:
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Though I'm not sure what recent incumbent even means.
It refers specifically to this thread.

Should be as clear as the nose on your face now.
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...and a cunning reference to a certain 18th century invention....very good indeed, sir.
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Bingo! Correct, Diamond.

Recent incumbent (of this thread) = she asked the question before mine.

Spinning one = a Spinning Jenny.

Room = Hall.

University = U.

See - I told you it was easy ...
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Okay, I've got one for you:

Heigh ho, Sandman, away!
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