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Old 11-22-2022, 11:07 AM   #12241
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1. At last! A rustic thinks a queen among elves as fair as one of these.
2. A third of this is what we need Ė due to answer number five? Or at Bombadilís - for cut knees, perhaps?
3. Streaming things for which this housekeeper holds the key? Thatís a first!
4. Wait a second. This is why you might need an understudy in a Shakespearean tragedy. Confused, and flowery.
5. Horse with highlights is confused in shining Sindarin. Take nought from the third?
6. Itís both long and longed for Ė by a dwarf. Go fourth.
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Old 11-23-2022, 10:01 PM   #12242
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#1 and #6 are giving me Galadriel vibes. #1 sounds like Sam's speech to Faramir (but which of the similes?), and #6 sounds like the lock she gives to Gimli (but again, by what synonym? Lock? Hair? Strand? Tress?).
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Old 11-24-2022, 07:24 AM   #12243
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1. At last! A rustic thinks a queen among elves as fair as one of these.
2. A third of this is what we need Ė due to answer number five? Or at Bombadilís - for cut knees, perhaps?
3. Streaming things for which this housekeeper holds the key? Thatís a first!
4. Wait a second. This is why you might need an understudy in a Shakespearean tragedy. Confused, and flowery.
5. Horse with highlights is confused in shining Sindarin. Take nought from the third?
NERWEN'S HAIR: Itís both long and longed for Ė by a dwarf. Go fourth.

Any will do fine for 6.

For 1, the answer is indeed in one of the similes.
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Old 01-08-2023, 01:06 PM   #12244
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Old 01-11-2023, 03:21 PM   #12245
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Hints?
OK!

Number 3 has a very similar answer to Number 5.

and

Galadriel was very close to solving clue 1, (upthread).
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Old 01-12-2023, 03:09 AM   #12246
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For #1, we're looking at this quote:

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Beautiful she is, sir! Lovely! Sometimes like a great tree in flower, sometimes like a white daffadowndilly, small and slender like. Hard as diamonds, soft as moonlight. Warm as sunlight, cold as frost in the stars. Proud and far-off as a snow-mountain, and as merry as any lass I ever saw with daisies in her hair in springtime. But that's a lot o' nonsense, and all wide of my mark.
Since the clue is "fair as", I would guess either GREAT TREE or DAFFADOWNDILLY... um, DAFFODIL for the answer.

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Old 01-12-2023, 07:09 AM   #12247
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DAFFADOWNDILLY: At last! A rustic thinks a queen among elves as fair as one of these.
2. A third of this is what we need – due to answer number five? Or at Bombadil’s - for cut knees, perhaps?
3. Streaming things for which this housekeeper holds the key? That’s a first!
4. Wait a second. This is why you might need an understudy in a Shakespearean tragedy. Confused, and flowery.
5. Horse with highlights is confused in shining Sindarin. Take nought from the third?
NERWEN'S HAIR: It’s both long and longed for – by a dwarf. Go fourth.

Hence the 'At last.'
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Old 01-12-2023, 08:21 AM   #12248
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I solved a clue
I solved a clue for you
Oh what a thing to do!
And is the code YELLOW?


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Old 01-12-2023, 10:40 AM   #12249
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DAFFADOWNDILLY: At last! A rustic thinks a queen among elves as fair as one of these.
????E???? A third of this is what we need – due to answer number five? Or at Bombadil’s - for cut knees, perhaps?
L?????? Streaming things for which this housekeeper holds the key? That’s a first!
????L????Wait a second. This is why you might need an understudy in a Shakespearean tragedy. Confused, and flowery.
????O???? Horse with highlights is confused in shining Sindarin. Take nought from the third?
NERWEN'S HAIR: It’s both long and longed for – by a dwarf. Go fourth.

Indeedydo.
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Old 01-13-2023, 03:42 AM   #12250
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Okay, so: 3 and 5 are very similar. I think 3 might be another 'Someone's Something'. That means 5 is either the same person or the same thing. Additionally, 2 references 'answer number 5', which likely means the, uh, actual answer to question 5. So solving any of these three will help with the other two.

The letters we will need are 3rd - 1st - 2nd - probably 3rd.

If the Bombadil reference is direct, then things called yellow at Tom and Goldberry's are:

- Her hair
- His boots
- Cream
- The sunrise

CREAM seems to fit best, though I don't think the sort of cream Tom serves would go well on your knees!

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Old 01-13-2023, 09:42 AM   #12251
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DAFFADOWNDILLY: At last! A rustic thinks a queen among elves as fair as one of these.
CREAM: A third of this is what we need Ė due to answer number five? Or at Bombadilís - for cut knees, perhaps?
L?????? Streaming things for which this housekeeper holds the key? Thatís a first!
????L????Wait a second. This is why you might need an understudy in a Shakespearean tragedy. Confused, and flowery.
????O???? Horse with highlights is confused in shining Sindarin. Take nought from the third?
NERWEN'S HAIR: Itís both long and longed for Ė by a dwarf. Go fourth.

Yes. Bombabil particularly refers to yellow cream, amongst other foodstuffs.

You are right about the positions of the 'red' letters, too.
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Old 01-23-2023, 10:52 AM   #12252
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I am gonna throw out LOCKS and ELANOR for the first two of the remaining clues. Locks, because it sounds like it should be hair. And Elanor because the letter fits.
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Old 01-23-2023, 10:54 AM   #12253
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I am gonna throw out LOCKS and ELANOR for the first two of the remaining clues. Locks, because it sounds like it should be hair. And Elanor because the letter fits.
It's LOCKS OF someone, but which blondie do we see being a pretty much full time housekeeper?

(Also, locks have keys, and so do housekeepers).
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Old 01-24-2023, 07:31 AM   #12254
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DAFFADOWNDILLY: At last! A rustic thinks a queen among elves as fair as one of these.
CREAM: A third of this is what we need Ė due to answer number five? Or at Bombadilís - for cut knees, perhaps?
L: Streaming things for which this housekeeper holds the key? Thatís a first!
ELANOR: Wait a second. This is why you might need an understudy in a Shakespearean tragedy. Confused, and flowery.
????O???? Horse with highlights is confused in shining Sindarin. Take nought from the third?
NERWEN'S HAIR: Itís both long and longed for Ė by a dwarf. Go fourth.

Oh, sorry! You were guessing ELANOR for the 4th clue.

Quiet rightly. Because you would need an understudy if there were NO LEAR in the building.

Number 3 is LOCKS OF someone, but please say who, (see my post upthread).
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It's LOCKS OF someone, but which blondie do we see being a pretty much full time housekeeper?
LOCKS OF GOLDBERRY? I think I remember enumerating her as something yellow when I was figuring out cream.

On no more basis that this and 5 are "very similar", I'm going to guess BOOTS OF BOMBADIL for 5.

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Old 01-24-2023, 12:14 PM   #12256
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DAFFADOWNDILLY: At last! A rustic thinks a queen among elves as fair as one of these.
CREAM: A third of this is what we need – due to answer number five? Or at Bombadil’s - for cut knees, perhaps?
LOCKS OF GOLDBERRY: Streaming things for which this housekeeper holds the key? That’s a first!
ELANOR: Wait a second. This is why you might need an understudy in a Shakespearean tragedy. Confused, and flowery.
????O???? Horse with highlights is confused in shining Sindarin. Take nought from the third?
NERWEN'S HAIR: It’s both long and longed for – by a dwarf. Go fourth.

Sorry; it's 3 and 6 that are very similar, (as you can see).

Tom's boots are wrong, I'm afraid.
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For the remaining clue:

What's another reason you might need cream, besides cut knees or a dessert?

Think of it, and put it into Sindarin.
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For the remaining clue:

What's another reason you might need cream, besides cut knees or a dessert?

Think of it, and put it into Sindarin.
But Pervinca, there are no Sindarin words for "sunburn" or "scones".

... which actually isn't true, there's an old proto-Sindarin word torn meaning "sunburnt". But I don't think that's going to fly.

Is it just ANOR, the Sun? I'm sure someone calls it yellow sometime.

... ah, and a horse with highlights is a roan. Not a word I knew. Is "take nought" just straight-up telling us the answer is "O"?

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Ah. Yellow Face. *facepalm*

"Roan" has been hammered into my head by bio classes as an example of genetic codominance, but I have not thought to (accurately) describe it as highlights. Nicely put.
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DAFFADOWNDILLY: At last! A rustic thinks a queen among elves as fair as one of these.
CREAM: A third of this is what we need Ė due to answer number five? Or at Bombadilís - for cut knees, perhaps?
LOCKS OF GOLDBERRY: Streaming things for which this housekeeper holds the key? Thatís a first!
ELANOR: Wait a second. This is why you might need an understudy in a Shakespearean tragedy. Confused, and flowery.
ANOR: Horse with highlights is confused in shining Sindarin. Take nought from the third?
NERWEN'S HAIR: Itís both long and longed for Ė by a dwarf. Go fourth.

Yes to all the above, including nought to indicate the letter O, and third for its position.

The sun *is* yellow, isn't it, more or less?

And one talks of sun cream, the preventative ointment.

Not sunburn cream - that would be calamine lotion!



Over to Huey!
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DAFFADOWNDILLY: At last! A rustic thinks a queen among elves as fair as one of these.
CREAM: A third of this is what we need Ė due to answer number five? Or at Bombadilís - for cut knees, perhaps?
LOCKS OF GOLDBERRY: Streaming things for which this housekeeper holds the key? Thatís a first!
ELANOR: Wait a second. This is why you might need an understudy in a Shakespearean tragedy. Confused, and flowery.
ANOR: Horse with highlights is confused in shining Sindarin. Take nought from the third?
NERWEN'S HAIR: Itís both long and longed for Ė by a dwarf. Go fourth.

Yes to all the above, including nought to indicate the letter O, and third for its position.

The sun *is* yellow, isn't it, more or less?

And one talks of sun cream, the preventative ointment.

Not sunburn cream - that would be calamine lotion!



Over to Huey!

(P.S. ELANOR was from NO LEAR, in case you missed that bit upthread).
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