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Old 03-28-2006, 07:46 PM   #761
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URWENUr is the old city, and wen is “novel” backwards.

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Old 03-29-2006, 02:24 AM   #762
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Thanks. That's the one.
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Old 03-29-2006, 04:57 PM   #763
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Question Reflect, ponder, excogitate, reply

Marring of shoe revealed a fearless man.
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Old 03-30-2006, 08:34 AM   #764
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Well Marrid means to disfigure so i take that as changing shoe into a synonym which then becomes loafer which is a synonym for strider

Strider?
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Old 03-30-2006, 08:38 AM   #765
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Not Strider, but you're sort of on the right track. A more obscure synonym is needed.
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Old 03-30-2006, 08:43 AM   #766
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more obscuer would be the synamatic phrase

"marring of shoe"
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"give the shoes off his feet"(granted not used often but as i recall its used for those with gambling problems)

coincidentley gamling is a fearless commander in the battle of the hornberg
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Old 04-03-2006, 07:27 AM   #767
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Ah, now you're on the wrong track.
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Old 04-04-2006, 08:12 AM   #768
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or disfifiguring of shoe(which could work in two ways) shoe becomes horse and if you disfure a shoe it could be reffering to the shape of a horseshoe which leads to a horse and a horse that is also a fearless man is of course Brgo

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Old 04-04-2006, 10:45 AM   #769
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It's not that complicated. There's a word that means a certain type of large shoe - scramble that and you have a fearless man who aided Aragorn in the WotR.
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Old 05-18-2006, 01:01 AM   #770
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Halbarad.

How to scramble that into a shoe, I don't know, but it's the best I can think of.
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Old 05-23-2006, 05:40 PM   #771
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Close enough.

It was Angbor - a n anagram of brogan.

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Old 05-23-2006, 09:49 PM   #772
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Old 05-25-2006, 09:38 AM   #773
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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.
Snaga? " Snag an elven " Snaga was an orc...
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Old 05-25-2006, 01:24 PM   #774
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That is correct but I'm looking for two answers to the clue.
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Old 05-25-2006, 01:30 PM   #775
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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.
Is flower a river in this context?
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Old 05-25-2006, 01:48 PM   #776
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It's Snaga and Elanor.

Ask me how to snag an elven flower and I'll teach you how to shovel an orc.

Mith, you can go next.
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Old 05-28-2006, 10:46 AM   #778
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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.
That was stupid of me ... I was thinking Elanor as an elven flower and despite having seen snanga didn't notice !!!

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Old 05-30-2006, 11:48 PM   #779
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I'm quite stumped. A little hint, please? *looks sweet and helpless*
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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.
Ooh I thought noone was trying... ok well if a flower can be a river in cross words ( ie something that flows) then a spanner might be ....? And it would have been kinder for me to write re. place with a broken spanner
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Ah, now I get the river=flower connection (was confused about that before!) but I don't have an answer yet. This is really quite tricky.... Must give it some thought.
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Well, on second thought, I'll throw out an off the cuff guess just to get it out of the way:

The Bridge of Khazad Dum? It's a bridge, ie something that spans, and as I recall, it was broken. Not sure how to reconcile it with the first part.

Anyway, I wanted to rule that out before thinking about it any further.
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A spanner is a bridge but remember the clue is "re place with broken spanner" Ie it is the place with the broken bridge not the bridge itself. Not Kahazad dum but not so far geographically. Now see if you can get the place name from the first part of the clue
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Imperfectly broken heart = an anagram of heart, but missing one letter = Thar
No good = bad

There was a broken bridge at Tharbad.
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Old 06-02-2006, 06:25 AM   #785
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Exactly.

I will have to see if I can work butter into a clue sometime
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Cheers, Mith.

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Maritime HQ found at end of paradise island, replacing capital of pirates' cove.
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so i think i have worked out part of it. would the maritime HQ be Lighthouse?
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I hoped I could sneek around that. . .

I am not sure I will get this right.

The maritime HQ is the Eämbar, because it was build by Aldarion who used it as house and command center, it also served as meeting place for the guild of ventures.

Paradise Island must then be Tol Unien where it was normaly moored.

what cannot find out is if capital of pirates cove is supposed to be. It must either be Armenelos or Rómenna. But Armenelos is not at a cove (unless cove has another meaning that I do not know of) and Rómenna is not a capital.

I guess this means I wont get the thread, but I still think I did a pretty good job.
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I guess this means I wont get the thread, but I still think I did a pretty good job.
Nah, I'm not that cruel. You got the answer right and made a good effort to explain it, so the thread is yours.

The full explanation:

Paradise island = Tol Eresseä
Pirates' cove = Umbar

The end of the first (eä) replaces the capital of the second to produce the maritime HQ which is, as you have correctly stated, Eämbar.

Take it away, Rune.
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Nah, I'm not that cruel. You got the answer right and made a good effort to explain it, so the thread is yours.

The full explanation:

Paradise island = Tol Eresseä
Pirates' cove = Umbar

The end of the first (eä) replaces the capital of the second to produce the maritime HQ which is, as you have correctly stated, Eämbar.

Take it away, Rune.
It is funny, when I first saw the clues, I thought about Umbar and Tol Eresseä was in my consideration at one point. However I abandoned both rather quickly because it did not make any sence.

Ayways I will be back later today with some new clues.
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Sorry that I forgot about this thread, I realy am!

Would somebody else care to take over for me as I am going away for a week, from Saturday morning ?
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Rephrasing the clue

Former Agent Was Almost This Washed out Black Dude, Metal Head was instead

its way too easy now
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Pipe Some straws clutched

It looks as though this could be Head of the White Council, but it relies on some contorted reasoning.

Washed-out black is grey, which implies either Gandalf or Thingol Grey-cloak. If we assume this means Gandalf, metal-head would be Saruman, whom Treebeard describes as having a mind of metal and wheels. The only position nearly occupied by Gandalf but eventually taken by Saruman is head of the White Council. One could say 'White wizard', although Gandalf does eventually become this. The problem seems to be that this isn't a person either, and 'this washed-out black dude' seems to suggest that the answer is Gandalf, or somebody else associated with grey. None of this really addresses 'former agent', which in a conventional cryptic clue would be 'ex spy' or 'ex rep'. All of which is but to say 'search me'.
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