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    As to all giant spiders of middle-earth...

    As to all giant spiders of middle-earth descending from Ungoliant, perhaps they did, but they also descended from ordinary brute arachnids. Ungoliant did not simply replicate herself through some...
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    Hear, hear. What he said.

    Hear, hear. What he said.
  3. I can easily accept that neither Bird', nor...

    I can easily accept that neither Bird', nor anyone else in this thread intended offense. I'm just saying why engage in political debate in a forum for discussing J.R.R. Tolkien and his works. And I...
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    Another fine guess, Boraxxe. How about the red...

    Another fine guess, Boraxxe. How about the red arrow of Gondor calling Rohan to honor the ancient alliance and rush to Minas Tirith's aid "in extremis." A hurried alliance indeed.
  5. While I find a certain fascination inherent in...

    While I find a certain fascination inherent in this line of discussion. Might I suggest that, as Tolkien was not living during this current era of govt. surveillance, this particular forum is ...
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    So many potential answers still. I'll guess the...

    So many potential answers still. I'll guess the Fellowship (the nine walkers). Time was running short. Not only was summer waning and winter drawing on apace, a most inauspicious season for a cross...
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    Afraid I've gotta disagree with your detective...

    Afraid I've gotta disagree with your detective work there boraxxe. We know only that it happened before Frodo's stabbing by the Witch King. In order for us to know for certain that it happened more...
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    Okay how about Gwindor (or was it Gildor?) the...

    Okay how about Gwindor (or was it Gildor?) the elf of Nargothrond jumping the gun, so to speak, and charging the hosts of Angband in a fit of rage after watching them murder his brother and then...
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    Oh, that's a good one.

    Oh, that's a good one.
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    I understand, so how about; "...Then anger surged...

    I understand, so how about; "...Then anger surged over him, and he ran about his master's body in a
    rage, stabbing the air, and smiting the stones, and shouting challenges..."
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    Again, gotta start somewhere, so; In mirror of...

    Again, gotta start somewhere, so; In mirror of Galadriel, Samwise saw a vision of the party tree cut down (opposite of erect)?
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    Thinkin' we need some kind of hint here Eddie'.

    Thinkin' we need some kind of hint here Eddie'.
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    I was waiting to see if someone else would take a...

    I was waiting to see if someone else would take a shot at this, but I'm thinkin' that isn't happening so; Crossing the Helcaraxe. Not a lot of exes used in Elvish (as in English, I suppose) and the...
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    My acrimony over my missing post was a momentary,...

    My acrimony over my missing post was a momentary, light affliction. It has passed already.
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    Not that I believe this to be the right answer...

    Not that I believe this to be the right answer but one must start somewhere, so I'll guess Aranruth, which was the name of Thingol's sword; the only weapon Beleg was not allowed to select in all the...
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    Yes, whatever problems one might have w/...

    Yes, whatever problems one might have w/ Jackson's interpretation or the good professor's works, one cannot deny that the visuals are stunning, amazing, outstanding (it beggars the English language...
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    Unreal! It is very bizarre that my last response...

    Unreal! It is very bizarre that my last response to this thread was removed w/o any reason given. I had said, Bird', that I would not have known that English was not your native tongue had you not...
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    Ah yes, Wilros, that is indeed the answer I was...

    Ah yes, Wilros, that is indeed the answer I was going for. Pippin cast away the broach which was fashioned after a mallorn leaf to serve as the clasp on the cloaks of Lothlorien given to all the...
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    Negative Eddie, but how astute of you to recall...

    Negative Eddie, but how astute of you to recall that the mallyrn shed their leaves in the spring when new leaves were ready to bud, much like Texas live-oaks. That's a definite negative on Mirkwood....
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    Ah, the falling leaves of Lorien. Wait, could...

    Ah, the falling leaves of Lorien. Wait, could that be it? Once again you are very near my friend.

    Your request for a respite from riddles has been duly considered and after much careful...
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    YES! Dead Ed, you got it. Good job. LMAO! Hit...

    YES! Dead Ed, you got it. Good job.

    LMAO! Hit ya hard indeed. was starting to think I'd have to draw ya a map.

    Thx Boraxxe. When ya came up with Titan a moon of Saturn I thought "he's got...
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    I did not say Elrond and Celebrian were not...

    I did not say Elrond and Celebrian were not related. Absolutely did not say that (not sure where you pulled that from). I in fact pointed out how they were related in one particular. or at least...
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    Do you lay awake nights dreaming up ways to be...

    Do you lay awake nights dreaming up ways to be ridiculous? Did I say any such asinine thing?
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    So Stride's guess, downfall of Numenor, was not a...

    So Stride's guess, downfall of Numenor, was not a bad guess. It was just not a correct guess.
    One word riddles are necessarily broad and require deeper riddling than one w/ more words. It could be...
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    That, was hint. and a damned good, generous hint,...

    That, was hint. and a damned good, generous hint, if I may make so bold. Add to the last sentence "...one might even be able to find a back door to his goal."

    Further; My response to Boraxxe's...
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