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    I believe the original multi-step riddle went...

    I believe the original multi-step riddle went something like this:

    Dumas

    (i.e., Alexandre Dumas, famous 19th century French author)

    The Man in the Iron Mask

    (i.e., famous character in...
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    The Music of the Ainur?

    The Music of the Ainur?
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    Exactly so. Nicely done.

    Exactly so. Nicely done.
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    Can you explain your reasoning? I am not seeing...

    Can you explain your reasoning? I am not seeing how they are phantoms. The problem with this answer is that I have already disqualified "ringwraiths" for being plural rather than singular, and I...
  5. Thread: Game of Riddles

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    The full poem that I cribbed from went like this...

    The full poem that I cribbed from went like this (as I recall):

    Far over mystic mountains crag
    Our comrades hither bit the bag
    With their back molars
    But still our bowlers
    Are held by yonder...
  6. Thread: Game of Riddles

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    Thorin, Fili and Kili died on the other side of...

    Thorin, Fili and Kili died on the other side of the Misty Mountains. It riddle was simply directing the reader to Thorin & Co.

    For super bonus points, can anyone identify where I got those first...
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    Yes, there was a single barrow-wight. However,...

    Yes, there was a single barrow-wight. However, it was corporeal, hence not a phantom. I think that is a solid distinction (please excuse the pun), but I have a feeling I am going to regret not...
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    How about we carry that question forward as a...

    How about we carry that question forward as a side riddle with no prize? Try again with inanimate cargo.
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    Not what I had in mind, but I can't think of a...

    Not what I had in mind, but I can't think of a basis on which to disqualify it. The dwarves were cargo being transported. In terms of absurdity level, I think given that they were locked in the...
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    Unfortunate, because the male/female pairing...

    Unfortunate, because the male/female pairing eliminates my favorite duet - Sauron and Finrod Felagund. Instead I will have to go with Ent and Entwife.
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    The mercy shown by Bilbo to Gollum? As in the...

    The mercy shown by Bilbo to Gollum? As in the opposite of "no quarter."
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    I am going with the formal definition of the word...

    I am going with the formal definition of the word in this case - to throw out of a window.

    Edit. This was Vilnas. Occasionally I don't notice when the forum logs me in under an old user name.
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    Thank you for putting that together.

    Thank you for putting that together.
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    This doesn't fit the riddle because you did not...

    This doesn't fit the riddle because you did not swap two letters before substituting for one of them. Also, per the follow up clue, (i) the first word is both a character name and a place name, and...
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    That isn't what I had in mind, so you are going...

    That isn't what I had in mind, so you are going to have to show your steps for how you arrived at this answer.
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    Why is Lammoth not an acceptable answer? Seems...

    Why is Lammoth not an acceptable answer? Seems perfect to me.

    http://www.glyphweb.com/arda/l/lammoth.html
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    Excellent work. You have the riddle stick.

    Excellent work. You have the riddle stick.
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    Sorry, but no. The (S) has a very particular...

    Sorry, but no. The (S) has a very particular usage that I hope the group will agree is not a trick or guesswork once the connection is made.
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    Excellent. I will be away for a few days but...

    Excellent. I will be away for a few days but will post the next riddle when I get back.
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    No. Good idea though.

    No. Good idea though.
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    Define "witch". What mythic tradition do you...

    Define "witch". What mythic tradition do you have in mind?
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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    All right, here is the next one. Please take note of the forum's trivia thread customs regarding the ? in considering your answers:

    Leporine?
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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    I think we have had that one before. The answer last time was the colloquial name for a certain waybread customarily eaten by the men of Esgaroth on long journeys.
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