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Sophia the Thunder Mistress 02-17-2005 09:43 AM

*chuckles*
 
Well, I'll hazard a guess here, half laughingly:

#1 Museums? The hobbits had one at Michel Delving, as far as I know they were the only ones. Memory's daughters were the Muses... but there's no Greek letter "Um"

;)
Sophia

Turambar 02-17-2005 10:46 AM

Correct, Sophia :)
 
1. Museum

2. Adorn

3. Lambe

4. Lassemista

5. Oldbuck

6. Radbug

7. Nevrast

The Saucepan Man 02-17-2005 11:47 AM

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5. What may be passed by the irresponsible, when aged, became a local leader.
Responsible people do not pass the buck.

Aged is old.

So the answer must be Oldbuck.

The Saucepan Man 02-17-2005 11:50 AM

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6. Suffered an exophthalmic demise.
Isn't it Radbug the Orc who has his eyes gauged out?

The Saucepan Man 02-17-2005 11:53 AM

Sorry for the consecutive posting - working these out as I go.

Quote:

7. Taverns around the heedless one's original home?
Assuming that the heedless one is Turgon, who did not heed Tuor's warning, his original home was Nevrast, an anagram of "Taverns".

I'm guessing that the Password is Mallorn.

Turambar 02-17-2005 11:53 AM

All three correct!
 
Thank you, Saucepan Man. FYI, Radbug's eyes were squeezed out (hence, "exophthalmic").

The Saucepan Man 02-17-2005 11:55 AM

Whoops - here I go again.
 
Which makes #2 Adorn - a river and a synonym for "decorate".

Turambar 02-17-2005 11:59 AM

I think I'm caught up now
 
MALLORN is the Password, and Nevrast is correct for #7.

The Saucepan Man 02-17-2005 12:45 PM

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3. Bedlam began on the 27th, when he spoke in tongues.
Contained within "Bedlam began" is Lambe, which means tongue and is (I assume) the 27th symbol of the Tengwar alphabet.

Turambar 02-17-2005 01:45 PM

Correct again. :)

The last one is perhaps a bit obscure, but it's in LotR and, as I said, is a scramble.

EDIT: perhaps felled would be more accurate than fallen.

The Saucepan Man 02-17-2005 02:34 PM

Aha!
 
Quote:

4. Sat aimless about the silent fallen one in the woods?
Then it must be Lassemista, one of the rowan trees of Quickbeam's home felled by Saruman's Orcs, and an anagram of "Sat aimless".

Turambar 02-17-2005 05:34 PM

Great job, Saucepan Man!

And Sophia. :D

The Saucepan Man 02-17-2005 09:01 PM

And now for something completely different ...
 
Thank you Turambar. :)

A bit different this one. Each clue is made up of the first letter or letters of a word or phrase associated with a number. You need to solve each clue to find the number associated with it. To give a non-Middle-earth example, if the clue were HITD this could stand for Hours in the Day, in which case the answer would be 24. All the clues below are Middle-earth-related.

Once you have all the numbers, you need to add them all up to produce another number. The password is the clue that would be associated with this answer (ie the first letter(s) of a word or phrase associated with it).

Are you still with me? Oh well, let's see how it goes.

1) RFEK
2) ROTW
3) SOF
4) BR
5) TOV
6) HOTE
7) GOG
8) FS
9) S

Fire away!

Sophia the Thunder Mistress 02-17-2005 10:45 PM

guesses
 
#1 RFEK-> Rings for the Elven Kings (under the sky), 3?

#3 SOF -> Sons of Feanor, which would be Seven?

#6 HOTE -> Houses of the Edain, 3?

#9 S -> Silmarils, 3?

Nilpaurion Felagund 02-17-2005 10:56 PM

First salvo.
 
2. The only thing I recognise is "of the West."

3. Sons of FŽanor - 7

5. Trees of Valinor - 2

7. Gates of Gondolin - 7

Celebrian 02-17-2005 11:01 PM

Wild shot in the dark
 
That's adding up--->Council of Elrond?

Sophia the Thunder Mistress 02-18-2005 04:13 AM

More guess?
 
#4 BR -> Black Riders, 9?

#2 ROTW -> may either be Rulers of the World? (in which case I'd say 1, Manwe or Eru), or Rulers of the West? (in which case I'd go for 9, the Aratar)

The numbers I'm totalling up now (minus my weird guesses for number 2) = 34. Inclusive of my weird guess for 2 = 43. I'm wondering whether the secret total number might be 50, the age of Bilbo and Frodo at the beginning of their respective journeys? (AOBAF -> Age of Bilbo and Frodo? :p)

Saucy, don't quite know what kind of format you're looking for as a password.... of course, don't know if my guesses are right either ;)

The Saucepan Man 02-18-2005 04:53 AM

Correct answers so far:
 
1) Rings for Elven-kings = 3
2) ROTW
3) Sons of Feanor = 7
4) Black Riders = 9
5) Trees Of Valinor = 2
6) Houses Of The Edain = 3
7) Gates Of Gondolin = 7
8) FS
9) Silmarils = 3

Glad to see that you've got the idea. :)


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Originally Posted by Sophia
Saucy, don't quite know what kind of format you're looking for as a password

To use my previous example, if the numbers added up to 24, the Password might be HITD (Hours in the Day).

You have to get the correct letters.

Sophia the Thunder Mistress 02-18-2005 01:56 PM

Been reading CbC again, Saucy?
 
#2 Rods of the Wizards? 5?

The Saucepan Man 02-18-2005 02:39 PM

Presto!
 
1) Rings for Elven-kings = 3
2) Rods of the Wizards = 5
3) Sons of Feanor = 7
4) Black Riders = 9
5) Trees Of Valinor = 2
6) Houses Of The Edain = 3
7) Gates Of Gondolin = 7
8) FS
9) Silmarils = 3

One more to go ...

Celebrian 02-18-2005 04:11 PM

1 more?
 
8) First Shirriff?

The Saucepan Man 02-18-2005 05:25 PM

'Fraid not.

Firefoot 02-18-2005 07:35 PM

Hmm... Farthing Stone? 3?

The Saucepan Man 02-18-2005 07:40 PM

Bingo!
 
1) Rings for Elven-kings = 3
2) Rods of the Wizards = 5
3) Sons of Feanor = 7
4) Black Riders = 9
5) Trees Of Valinor = 2
6) Houses Of The Edain = 3
7) Gates Of Gondolin = 7
8) Farthing Stone = 3
9) Silmarils = 3

Now you need to find the Password.

Turambar 02-18-2005 07:45 PM

GO (Gimli's orcs)?

The Saucepan Man 02-18-2005 07:48 PM

You're on the right track.

Turambar 02-19-2005 07:08 AM

OKBG (Orcs Killed By Gimli)? Anything along that line?

P.s. this was a great puzzle idea. http://forum.barrowdowns.com/ubb/icons/icon14.gif

Encaitare 02-19-2005 09:39 AM

TATLTUAE: The Answer To Life, The Universe, And Everything. :p

Turambar 02-19-2005 10:24 AM

:D

Of course!

The Saucepan Man 02-19-2005 12:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Turambar
OKBG (Orcs Killed By Gimli)? Anything along that line?

Very much along that line. But they weren't necessarily all Orcs ... :p ;)

Turambar 02-19-2005 12:48 PM

EKBGAHD (Enemies Killed By Gimli At Helms Deep)?

I must say I like Encaitare's answer. :D

The Saucepan Man 02-19-2005 07:10 PM

That'll do!
 
Turambar, I think that I should give it to you or this could go on for a while. My answer was KBG (Kills By Gimli), which was incorporated in your last two answers.

So the thread is yours. :)

Although it was a close thing with Enca. ;)

Turambar 02-20-2005 07:24 AM

Actually, Sophia and Nilpaurion had all the clue answers, so either of you would like to go, please do. :)

If not, I'll try to come up with something.

Nilpaurion Felagund 02-21-2005 10:38 PM

Нет, нет, Турамбар!
 
You got the password. You go. :)

Sophia the Thunder Mistress 02-22-2005 02:51 AM

calls for silence
 
"I second that motion."

We like a challenge.

Turambar 02-22-2005 06:01 PM

"We like a challenge"
 
Ok, then. All cryptic:

1. SHAGRAT - (Mordorís tobacco enthusiast?)
2. ORALD - (Rohanís old one got confused, and became an enigma by another name.)
3. His glee curable, the warrior composed an elegy to his friend.
4. MANDOS - (What will Man do subsequent to death - did even this one know the answer?)
5. His eye sees Teleri from out the dim past,
The first rider, we know, is one that must fast,
His lore less arcane than wizards forbode,
His might, as if Denethor on Gil-galad rode.
6. TIW - (Even with his backward intelligence, he invented letters.)
7. HASUFEL - (To answer your question, No, I hasnít Ė the horse bore me aloft.)

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Password: SOLMATH (guessed by The Saucepan Man)

Celebrian 02-22-2005 07:19 PM

the poetry is intriguing
 
7) Aragorn, who borrowed Hasufel?

The Saucepan Man 02-22-2005 07:27 PM

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1. Mordorís tobacco enthusiast?
"Shag" is a kind of tobacco and I suppose "rat" might be another word for an enthusiast, producing Shagrat, an Orc of Mordor.


Quote:

2. Rohanís old one got confused, and became an enigma by another name.
Taking the "R" from Rohan and "a" (ie one) and mixing them with "old" gives Orald, another name for that well-known enigma, Tom Bombadil.


Quote:

4. What will Man do subsequent to death - did even this one know the answer?
Mandos probably didn't know the answer, but he is to be found in "will Man do subsequent".


Quote:

6. Even with his backward intelligence, he invented letters.
Another word for intelligence is "wit" which, when written backwards, is Tiw - another name for the Tengwar alphabet.


Quote:

7. To answer your question, No, I hasnít Ė the horse bore me aloft.
The question must be "Has you fell?" and the horse, Hasufel.


Is the password Solmath?

Turambar 02-22-2005 07:38 PM

http://www.minastirith.com/ubb/icons/icon54.gif

I actually thought that those were somewhat tough.

Saucepan Man is Oll Korrect.

Celebrian 02-22-2005 07:52 PM

attempting the poem
 
5) Alduya? (Q. treesday), Sindarin form, Orgaladhad? I've still got Mardi Gras in the head, ugh


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