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  1. #2426
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    Ok then...
    Next up: turkey
    "Just like Mary Shelly, Just like Frankenstein, Break your chains, And count your change, And try to walk the line"

  2. #2427
    Two things.

    First, I thought
    Gitche Gumme
    (from your signature) was one of the Great Lakes and thus not in Washington State. I would love to improve my understanding on that point.

    Secondly, I have been wrestling with the clue. I thought I remembered a text reference to a "gobbler" or "gobbling noise" in the throat. I can't seem to find it though. In the meantime, I will offer a much less direct answer. I will posit a mental leap from Turkey to Thanksgiving, and proffer as the solution the custom of Faramir (on behalf of the Numenorean exiles generally) at mealtimes to turn to the West in honor of Illuvatar (or the Valar, I forget which he honored).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vilnas View Post
    Two things.

    First, I thought
    Gitche Gumme
    (from your signature) was one of the Great Lakes and thus not in Washington State. I would love to improve my understanding on that point.

    Secondly, I have been wrestling with the clue. I thought I remembered a text reference to a "gobbler" or "gobbling noise" in the throat. I can't seem to find it though. In the meantime, I will offer a much less direct answer. I will posit a mental leap from Turkey to Thanksgiving, and proffer as the solution the custom of Faramir (on behalf of the Numenorean exiles generally) at mealtimes to turn to the West in honor of Illuvatar (or the Valar, I forget which he honored).
    Gitche Gumme is more of a mental state. Washington State is where I reside physically.

    Now, about your guess; you started off on the right track and then veered off.
    "Just like Mary Shelly, Just like Frankenstein, Break your chains, And count your change, And try to walk the line"

  4. #2429
    As I recall, the Valar held an annual first fruits/harvest festival in Aman. In fact, I think it was during such a festival that Morgoth and Ungoliant snuck in and destroyed the Two Trees.
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  5. #2430
    well, if the gobbler thing is on track, Gollum then?

    The quote is from ROTK, when Sam and Frodo are sneaking through the valley between the Morgai and the Ephel Duath, and they overhear some orcs arguing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mulkfather View Post
    well, if the gobbler thing is on track, Gollum then?

    The quote is from ROTK, when Sam and Frodo are sneaking through the valley between the Morgai and the Ephel Duath, and they overhear some orcs arguing.
    That's the one. The two orcs are arguing about various things and they refer to Gollum as a "gobbler".

    You are up.
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  7. #2432
    Gonna make up a word, as it were.

    non-iant

  8. #2433
    Well, "iant" means bridge. I will go with the broken bridge over the chasm in Moria. However, I recognize that this is an ex-iant rather than a non-iant.
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  9. #2434
    correct. Well, correct in that you are correct in why that is not a correct answer. Nice try though.

    I actually worried that the word might be hard to figure out. I forgot the depth of Tolkien nerdity present here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mulkfather View Post
    Gonna make up a word, as it were.

    non-iant
    Hmmm, non bridge.
    How about a tunnel as in Torech Ungol; Shelob's lair, or the tunnel complex that she inhabited?
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  11. #2436
    nope. I don't want to be too free with hints yet as this clue is only a couple hours old.

  12. #2437
    Haldir and Orophin's rope crossing of the Celebrant?
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  13. #2438
    That is still a bridge, at least to my way of thinking, just made of ropes.

    Iant would be an engineered way across a natural obstacle. A non-iant would therefor be...?

    I'll be more explicit tomorrow if that doesn't help.

  14. #2439
    Maybe the bridge of Khazad-Dum? A 'natural' span across the chasm (or at least I assume it was natural, doesn't say in the books AFAIK).

  15. #2440
    that's still a bridge, whether it was constructed or no.

    If you don't build a bridge at a place where most bridges are built, what are you doing?

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    The Ford of Bruinen?
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  17. #2442
    That is one of many acceptable answers - I had in mind the Fords of Isen, but yours is just as good an answer. You're up!

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    Well, coming up with a single word was harder than I thought it would be... Hope this works:

    Compliment?
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  19. #2444
    Quote Originally Posted by quetzalcoatl View Post
    Compliment?
    First shot in the dark to get it started: Melian giving lembas to Turin through Beleg. One of the highest compliments possible.

  20. #2445
    First thing came to my mind was Aragorn hailing Arwen and calling her Luthien Tinuviel. Now thats a compliment

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    Both very definitely true compliments. I'm sure there are others as well (including, for example, the Praise them with great Praise! on the Fields of Cormallen).

    As I look at my clue, I realize I was giving a clue like a NY Times Crossword puzzle with a question mark at the end of the clue. (If that's any help...)
    "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." --J.R.R. Tolkien (Gandalf, Fellowship of the Ring)

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    Quote Originally Posted by quetzalcoatl View Post
    Both very definitely true compliments. I'm sure there are others as well (including, for example, the Praise them with great Praise! on the Fields of Cormallen).

    As I look at my clue, I realize I was giving a clue like a NY Times Crossword puzzle with a question mark at the end of the clue. (If that's any help...)
    Compliment?

    How about this? Saruman speaking to Theoden at Orthanc after the Ents drowned the place: This was an example of Saruman complimenting Theoden but his true feelings were revealed a few moments later.

    'But come now,' said the soft voice. 'Two at least of you I know by name. Gandalf I know too well to have much hope that he seeks help or counsel here. But you, Théoden Lord of the Mark of Rohan are declared by your noble devices, and still more by the fair countenance of the House of Eorl. O worthy son of Thengel the Thrice-renowned!
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  23. #2448
    what came to my mind is the conversation between Merry and Gandalf after Saruman's insults towards the ragtags dangling after him, so to speak, and Gandalf says an insult from him is more a compliment.

  24. #2449
    Quote Originally Posted by quetzalcoatl View Post
    Both very definitely true compliments. I'm sure there are others as well (including, for example, the Praise them with great Praise! on the Fields of Cormallen).

    As I look at my clue, I realize I was giving a clue like a NY Times Crossword puzzle with a question mark at the end of the clue. (If that's any help...)
    Well it doesnt to those that arent from USA
    My next guess would be:
    -Samwise the Brave?
    I refer to the scene where Frodo confirms to Sam that he wasnt being ironic

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    Well, it's clear to me that "compliment?" doesn't point unambiguously to any one thing...

    I will say though, that it is (in my opinion) an accurate condensation of the sentence(s) I'm thinking of into one word.

    ... and it is from LotR.


    And yes, I did worry about the NY Times Crossword puzzle reference not helping some of you. The crossword uses the question mark to indicate an answer that either depends on a point of view or interpretation of the clue/statement. So closer in spirit to Boraxxe and Mulkfather's answers.
    Last edited by quetzalcoatl; Apr 23 2014 at 01:53 PM.
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