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  1. #2451
    Quote Originally Posted by quetzalcoatl View Post
    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.

    We have used the question mark in this JRRT forum in the past to indicate something of that sort, and also as a signal that the leap from the clue to the answer is a bit wonky.
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  2. #2452
    Ah, just recalled one other famous "compliment":

    ‘You don’t belong here; you’re no Baggins – you – you’re a Brandybuck!’
    ‘Did you hear that, Merry? That was an insult, if you like,’ said Frodo as he shut the door on her.
    ‘It was a compliment,’ said Merry Brandybuck, ‘and so, of course, not true.’

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    Quote Originally Posted by Egorvlad View Post
    Ah, just recalled one other famous "compliment":

    ‘You don’t belong here; you’re no Baggins – you – you’re a Brandybuck!’
    ‘Did you hear that, Merry? That was an insult, if you like,’ said Frodo as he shut the door on her.
    ‘It was a compliment,’ said Merry Brandybuck, ‘and so, of course, not true.’
    So this is not quite what I was thinking of, but is near textually, geographically, and temporally to the line I was thinking of...

    Also, it's arguable whether your choice fits even better the single word "compliment?" than what I'm thinking of.
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  4. #2454
    Quote Originally Posted by quetzalcoatl View Post
    So this is not quite what I was thinking of, but is near textually, geographically, and temporally to the line I was thinking of...

    Also, it's arguable whether your choice fits even better the single word "compliment?" than what I'm thinking of.
    That rings a bell. Did you mean the complicated allusions Bilbo made in his farewell speech?
    "I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Egorvlad View Post
    That rings a bell. Did you mean the complicated allusions Bilbo made in his farewell speech?
    "I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
    That's it! I've always been interested in exactly what that meant, and whether Bilbo (and Tolkien) intended it as both a compliment (to some) and an insult (to others).

    Hopefully it wasn't too painful to get to the answer. You're up, Egorvlad!
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  6. #2456
    Quote Originally Posted by quetzalcoatl View Post
    That's it! I've always been interested in exactly what that meant, and whether Bilbo (and Tolkien) intended it as both a compliment (to some) and an insult (to others).
    Knowing Bilbo, that's precisely what it was: one third compliment, two thirds irony.

    Next one is: airhead

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    Quote Originally Posted by Egorvlad View Post
    Knowing Bilbo, that's precisely what it was: one third compliment, two thirds irony.

    Next one is: airhead
    is it Fanuidhol?
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  8. #2458
    Quote Originally Posted by c_the_awesome View Post
    is it Fanuidhol?
    Sure is. Your turn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Egorvlad View Post
    Sure is. Your turn.
    Yay, I got the one word, I got the one word /dance.

    Anyway, the next riddle is Echo
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  10. #2460
    Eowyn.

    My answer being based on the unrequited love Echo had for Narcissus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by c_the_awesome View Post
    Yay, I got the one word, I got the one word /dance.

    Anyway, the next riddle is Echo
    Lammoth, the land in the northwest of Beleriand where the echoes of Morgoth's anguish (while being strangled by Ungoliant) lasted until the changing of the world.


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    Sorry both no
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  13. #2463
    Why is Lammoth not an acceptable answer? Seems perfect to me.

    http://www.glyphweb.com/arda/l/lammoth.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urias View Post
    Why is Lammoth not an acceptable answer? Seems perfect to me.

    http://www.glyphweb.com/arda/l/lammoth.html
    Its just not what I had in mind, so no.
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  15. #2465
    Hornburg/Helm's Deep? Where horns blown would echo back and forth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c_the_awesome View Post
    Its just not what I had in mind, so no.

    I lament the sad state of my mind-reading skills.


    The real Boraxxe... wearing his "Get off my lawn!" face
    This has to end. I do not play LOTRO because I want to gamble. I play LOTRO because I like the game.
    Buying keys is not playing the game.

  17. #2467
    So i guess that u mean that Ered Lomin (echoing mountains) is not the correct answer. Maybe u mean the voices of karadras when the fellowship of the ring was passing through the redhorn pass.

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    Sorry, the correct answer still has not been heard, which is strange, some of you live right next to it.
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  19. #2469
    Quote Originally Posted by c_the_awesome View Post
    Sorry, the correct answer still has not been heard, which is strange, some of you live right next to it.
    How about the sea? Said to be an echo of the Music of the Ainur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrideColossus View Post
    How about the sea? Said to be an echo of the Music of the Ainur.
    Yup go ahead
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  21. #2471
    Next one: larva

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrideColossus View Post
    Next one: larva
    Farmer Maggot in the Eastfarthing.


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  23. #2473
    Quote Originally Posted by Boraxxe View Post
    Farmer Maggot in the Eastfarthing.
    Correct, you're up.

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    Ok, this next one is a two-step
    An explanation from Vilnas:
    Quote Originally Posted by Vilnas View Post
    Alright, here we go. Another Vilnas Special Two-Step Riddle:


    For those unfamiliar with this format, the clue points to an interim completely non-Tolkien answer from movies, literature or music. This interim answer is itself a clue that points to a final answer which is uniquely Tolkien.
    Policeman


    The real Boraxxe... wearing his "Get off my lawn!" face
    This has to end. I do not play LOTRO because I want to gamble. I play LOTRO because I like the game.
    Buying keys is not playing the game.

  25. #2475
    Quote Originally Posted by Boraxxe View Post
    Ok, this next one is a two-step
    An explanation from Vilnas:

    Policeman
    OK no guesses so I'll throw a random one out: Ent? A policeman is a sort of shepherd of people... er... that's it.

 

 
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