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** TORN 10th Anniversary Party - Anagram Quiz!

entmaiden
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Apr 25 2009, 2:25am

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** TORN 10th Anniversary Party - Anagram Quiz! Can't Post

We have lots of fun games for this celebration weekend, and here's an anagram quiz to puzzle over.

Rules: Below are 35 anagrams, and your challenge is to unscramble each to find the real, Tolkien-y answers. I've indicated the total number of words for the correct answer. Some of the anagrams also indicate a letter: collect all the letters from the answers, and unscramble the final anagram.

Those with the most correct answers will receive my secret recipe for chocolate chip cookies (US measurements). These are the best chocolate chip cookies you will ever have.

Here's an example: Gag ma seem (4th letter, 2 words) Answer: Sam Gamgee, and the letter is G.

Questions? No? So get started! Results will be posted on Monday.
  1. Diurnal (7th letter, 1 word)
  2. dale new ion rum (2 words)
  3. ale hats (2nd letter, 1 word)
  4. wrath rob wig (5th letter, 2 words)
  5. balk at ecg (2 words)
  6. rubella rook rot (2 words)
  7. Brained sun (5th letter, 2 words)
  8. be treeing hotel hill (8th letter, 2 words)
  9. as reels (1 word)
  10. Fleet son (3rd letter, 1 word)
  11. Land ale (1 word)
  12. herr oil (1 word)
  13. get of grammar (10th letter, 2 words)
  14. ragbag huh inn (8th letter, 3 words)
  15. Older fling (9th letter, 1 word)
  16. slam gum iron (5th letter, 2 words)
  17. can corner me (1 word)
  18. hail upton (5th letter, 1 word)
  19. moron id (1 word)
  20. Gash oil it (5th letter, 1 word)
  21. dad of that sheep (1st letter, 4 words)
  22. loner pen (1 word)
  23. hernia pant (2nd letter, 1 word)
  24. crasher ammo (2 words)
  25. botches fred oak worm (10th letter, 4 words)
  26. bangor hair fir (1st letter, 3 words)
  27. rye horn (4th letter, 1 word)
  28. Sonic tooter (4th letter, 2 words)
  29. each strewn list (6th letter, 2 words)
  30. gilt honor (3rd letter, 1 word)
  31. Rival No (1 word)
  32. Icicle who nut (2nd letter, 2 words)
  33. ewe hitter (2 words)
  34. gaga itch known firm (11th letter, 4 words)
  35. wet gun room (1 word)




NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


weaver
Half-elven

Apr 25 2009, 3:24am

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Sonic tooter? [In reply to] Can't Post

I got a few right away, but the rest I need to print out and sleep on -- maybe the answers will come to me through my pillow!

I will be back to post my answers -- never could resist a good cookie bribe!

Thanks for a fun challenge!

Weaver







sevilodorf
Grey Havens


Apr 25 2009, 4:53am

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22 so far [In reply to] Can't Post

.... will try for more tomorrow.....so holding my answers until then.

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MrCere
Sr. Staff


Apr 25 2009, 5:39am

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Would you just make me a cookie? [In reply to] Can't Post

You could bring it to some event we would both attend! NYC maybe?

I have no choice but to believe in free will.

The cake is a lie
The cake is a lie
The cake is a lie

My blog




DiveTwin
Rohan


Apr 25 2009, 2:34pm

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Hmmm... [In reply to] Can't Post

Got a couple already but ... a great challenge! Then again, I just want the cookies....

"Do not come between the Nazgul and his prey"


batik
Tol Eressea


Apr 25 2009, 5:15pm

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geez...I'm only up to 16...back later...// [In reply to] Can't Post

 


sevilodorf
Grey Havens


Apr 25 2009, 6:11pm

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32 .... not sure if I'll get the rest [In reply to] Can't Post

trying to attach rather than post the answers


Amazing it worked!!

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(This post was edited by sevilodorf on Apr 25 2009, 6:12pm)
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Gollum2008
The Shire

Apr 25 2009, 10:32pm

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Anagram Quiz: Unscramble this word [In reply to] Can't Post

CTHULNOIRGI


batik
Tol Eressea


Apr 26 2009, 12:03am

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ok, uncle!...33...don't look--answers posted! [In reply to] Can't Post

  1. Diurnal (7th letter, 1 word) >>>Anduril
  2. dale new ion rum (2 words)>>>Arwen Undomiel
  3. ale hats (2nd letter, 1 word) >>>athelas
  4. wrath rob wig (5th letter, 2 words)>>>barrow wight
  5. balk at ecg (2 words) >>>Black Gate
  6. rubella rook rot (2 words)>>> Bullroarer Took
  7. Brained sun (5th letter, 2 words)>>>Durinís bane
  8. be treeing hotel hill (8th letter, 2 words) ??? Frown
  9. as reels (1 word) >>>Elessar
  10. Fleet son (3rd letter, 1 word) >>>Elfstone
  11. Land ale (1 word) >>>Elladan
  12. herr oil (1 word) >>>Elrohir
  13. get of grammar (10th letter, 2 words) >>>Farmer Maggot
  14. ragbag huh inn (8th letter, 3 words) >>>Ghan-buri-ghan
  15. Older fling (9th letter, 1 word) >>>Glorfindel
  16. slam gum iron (5th letter, 2 words)>.> Minas Morgul
  17. can corner me (1 word) >>>Necromancer
  18. hail upton (5th letter, 1 word)>>>Oliphaunt
  19. moron id (1 word) >>>Onodrim
  20. Gash oil it (5th letter, 1 word)>>>Osgiliath
  21. dad of that sheep (1st letter, 4 words)>>> Paths of the Dead
  22. loner pen (1 word) >>>Pelennor
  23. hernia pant (2nd letter, 1 word) >>>Periannath
  24. crasher ammo (2 words) scram o'harm Tongue
  25. botches fred oak worm (10th letter, 4 words)>>>Red Book of Westmarch
  26. bangor hair fir (1st letter, 3 words)>>>ring of Barahir
  27. rye horn(4th letter, 1 word)>>Roheryn
  28. Sonic tooter (4th letter, 2 words) >>>Rosie Cotton
  29. each strewn list (6th letter, 2 words) >>>Silent Watchers
  30. gilt honor (3rd letter, 1 word)>>>Thorongil
  31. Rival No (1 word) >>>Valinor
  32. Icicle who nut (2nd letter, 2 words) >>>White Council
  33. ewe hitter (2 words) >>>white tree
  34. gaga itch known firm (11th letter, 4 words) >>>Witch king of Angmar
  35. wet gun room (1 word)>>> Wormtongue



(This post was edited by batik on Apr 26 2009, 12:08am)


sevilodorf
Grey Havens


Apr 26 2009, 2:20am

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Smacking self on forehead... now I see [In reply to] Can't Post

So obvious once you figure them out....

Thanks for the workout. I've missed the weekly Bilbo's Brainteasers that Altaira used to do.

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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 26 2009, 1:13pm

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13 done so far! [In reply to] Can't Post

WOW! My brain hurts, but I love these! Well done, entmaiden. I'll be back with my amazing achievement, or a plea for aspirin!!

*skips off with paper and pencil*



sample

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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batik
Tol Eressea


Apr 27 2009, 2:00am

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that'd be... [In reply to] Can't Post

Cirith Ungol


batik
Tol Eressea


Apr 27 2009, 2:06am

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*not* smacking self on forehead.. [In reply to] Can't Post

I would probably *still* be puzzling over #'s 8 and 24--had to "let it go" and post "final" answers before I spent *way* too much time thumbing through Tolkien material Shocked.


weaver
Half-elven

Apr 27 2009, 3:50pm

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15 left! [In reply to] Can't Post

Still haven't figured out sonic tooter...or moron id. I bet I will kick myself when I finally do or give up on them and find out the answers!

Weaver



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...In honor of
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......TORN's annual
......Founder's Day Celebration
...........Established 4/26/09


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entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 29 2009, 12:21am

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We have a winner! [In reply to] Can't Post

Complete answers in another post, but here's your prize:

Anneís Chocolate Chip Cookies

makes about 4 1/2 dozen cookies


1 pound butter[1], room temperature
1 1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/2 cup Dominoís dark brown sugar[2]
4 extra-large eggs
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
6 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 bags chips[3]
3-4 cups nuts[4]

Preheat oven to 325. Cut out grocery bags to fit on cookie sheets (make sure any inks or dies on the bags are facing down). If you are toasting nuts, spread them in a single layer on a lined cookie sheet and place in the preheated oven. The nuts take about 10 minutes to toast, but watch carefully. Take them out just when they are beginning to brown and you can smell them. Leave them on the cookie sheet to cool; they will continue to brown as they cool down.

Mix all the ingredients together, being careful to mix in the nuts after they have cooled or your batter will be too runny. Batter should be quite heavy. Roll dough into balls a little bit larger than a ping-pong ball. Place dough balls on the lined cookie sheets but do not flatten them. I put twelve cookies on each sheet to allow the cookies to spread.

Bake at 325 for 20 minutes. I use a timer and take the cookies out in exactly 20 minutes. Take the cookies out even if they do not look done. They will continue to cook and firm up as they cool down. After about 5 minutes, remove the cookies from the sheets and let them cool completely.


[1] salted or unsalted butter is ok, but do not use margarine
[2] the cookies taste different if you use light brown sugar or any other brand
[3] I use an equal mixture of milk and semi-sweet chips. I buy my chips from a bulk food store because I think the chips are fresher. I am also a little generous measuring the amounts because you can never have too many chips!
[4] I buy raw pecan pieces at the bulk food store and then toast the nuts on a brown-paper-lined cookie sheet for about 10 minutes. Watch the nuts carefully because they burn quickly. Take them out as soon as you can smell them. I have found that nuts from the grocery store do not toast well. They have been treated with a preservative to lengthen shelf life. The raw pecans toast very well.

Each cloak was fastened about the neck with a brooch like a green leaf veined with silver.

`Are these magic cloaks? ' asked Pippin, looking at them with wonder.

`I do not know what you mean by that,' answered the leader of the Elves.



NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 29 2009, 12:24am

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Here's the list of answers [In reply to] Can't Post

I wasn't sure if the alphabetical order of the answers would make it easier, but I guess there were a few that were tricky.

Thanks, everyone, for participating, and we'll see you here next year!
  1. anduril
  2. arwen undomiel
  3. athelas
  4. barrow-wight
  5. Black Gate
  6. bullroarer took
  7. durinís bane
  8. elbereth gilthoniel
  9. elessar
  10. elfstone
  11. Elladan
  12. Elrohir
  13. farmer maggot
  14. Ghan-buri-Ghan
  15. glorfindel
  16. minas morgul
  17. necromancer
  18. oliphaunt
  19. onodrim
  20. osgiliath
  21. paths of the dead
  22. pelennor
  23. periannath
  24. Rammas Echor
  25. red book of westmarch
  26. ring of barahir
  27. roheryn
  28. rosie cotton
  29. silent watchers
  30. thorongil
  31. valinor
  32. white council
  33. White Tree
  34. witch king of angmar
  35. wormtongue

And the mystery word was "Fellowship of the Ring" Cool

Each cloak was fastened about the neck with a brooch like a green leaf veined with silver.

`Are these magic cloaks? ' asked Pippin, looking at them with wonder.

`I do not know what you mean by that,' answered the leader of the Elves.



NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


batik
Tol Eressea


Apr 29 2009, 12:37am

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alphabetical order!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

talk about not seeing the forest for the trees! Now I am smacking myself on the forehead. And a "few" that were tricksey?
I was about to post my final answer: Be sure to drink your Ovaltine! Tongue


batik
Tol Eressea


Apr 29 2009, 2:48am

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*should read in threaded mode some times* [In reply to] Can't Post

and not rely on email to provide reply alert!
Real cookies ! Yeah!

Great challenge, entmaiden. Really gets the brain cells fired up. Thanks. (and Sevilodorf got the two I *never* would have)
batik


entmaiden
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Apr 29 2009, 2:16pm

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Maybe [In reply to] Can't Post

I can be bought Wink

Each cloak was fastened about the neck with a brooch like a green leaf veined with silver.

`Are these magic cloaks? ' asked Pippin, looking at them with wonder.

`I do not know what you mean by that,' answered the leader of the Elves.



NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


AlassŽa Eruvande
Valinor


Apr 29 2009, 4:33pm

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Better late than never! [In reply to] Can't Post

Sheesh, these are brutal!

1. Diurnal (7th letter, 1 word) Urinald (Cleaner of Fell Beast pens)

2. dale new ion rum (2 words) Ruminald Weeno (Urinald's brother, who only thinks about weenies)

3. ale hats (2nd letter, 1 word) Ahstale (Estel's stinky cousin)

4. wrath rob wig (5th letter, 2 words) Gwaithorbt (Gwaihir's middle brother, the one who whines a lot.)

5. balk at ecg (2 words) Bagel Tack (The thing hobbits use to keep their 2nd breakfast from being stolen.)

6. rubella rook rot (2 words) Barrel Look Tour (The "tour" Bilbo and the dwarves took down the Forest River.)

7. Brained sun (5th letter, 2 words) Bard's Ennui (That feeling you get when your greatest accomplishment falls at the beginning of your career. )

8. be treeing hotel hill (8th letter, 2 words) I'll Be Hero Teething (What Aragorn says when he's practicing hero moves.)

9. as reels (1 word) A-lesser (Elessar's underachieving, unheard of brother.)

10. Fleet son (3rd letter, 1 word) Elf Tones (Rivendell's house band.)

11. Land ale (1 word) La La End (alternate name for Bag End when Bilbo has been at the Gaffer's home brew.)

12. herr oil (1 word) Her Orli (The way ringers rock! sometimes refers to Mr. Bloom.)

13. get of grammar (10th letter, 2 words) Forget Gramma (something we don't want to do!)

14. ragbag huh inn (8th letter, 3 words) Uh, Bra Hanging (Said to a tipsy Rosie Cotton after she tossed her undergarment onto the chandelier above the bar in the Green Dragon.)

15. Older fling (9th letter, 1 word) Old Elf Ring (That thing Frodo had to get rid of.)

16. slam gum iron (5th letter, 2 words) Molar Musing (What Bilbo and Gollum were doing when Gollum mentioned he only had six teeth.)

17. can corner me (1 word) Mare Concern (What Shadowfax thinks about)

18. hail upton (5th letter, 1 word) Nuptial Oh (Word uttered by Arwen the evening of the coronation and wedding.) *wink-wink*

19. moron id (1 word) Iron Mod (A TORn moderator who don't take no cr@p!)

20. Gash oil it (5th letter, 1 word) His Latigo (What a wraith tightens to keep the saddle on his fell beast from falling off.)

21. dad of that sheep (1st letter, 4 words) Hope That's Faded (A problem for Frodo)


Whew! I've spent way too much time on these!
Thanks, entmaiden!

Four Founders
...In honor of
...
......TORN's annual
......Founder's Day Celebration
...........Established 4/26/09


...Corvar, Xoanon, Tehanu, Calisuri.....LARGER IMAGE




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entmaiden
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Apr 29 2009, 8:30pm

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Hah! [In reply to] Can't Post

Those are great!

Each cloak was fastened about the neck with a brooch like a green leaf veined with silver.

`Are these magic cloaks? ' asked Pippin, looking at them with wonder.

`I do not know what you mean by that,' answered the leader of the Elves.



NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 30 2009, 12:17am

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Okay... here's my stuff so far [In reply to] Can't Post

I didn't want to let anymore time go by before offering what I've gotten done so far... but I'm DEFINITELY not finished! So, as a work in progress, and a wild guess at a couple, here goes:

1.
2. Nimrodel
3. Athelas
4. Barrow wight
5. Black Gate
6. Bullroarer Took
7. Durins Bane
8. Elbereth Gilthoniel
9. Elessar
10. Elfstone
11. Elendil ?
12. Elrohir
13.
14.
15. Glorfindel
16.
17.
18.
19. Oroduin ?
20.
21.
22. Pelennor
23. Perinatha
24.
25.
26.
27. Roheryn
28.
29.
30. Thorongil
31. Valinor
32.
33.
34.
35.

Thanks entmaiden! These Crack me up, and I'm amazed at how you could have jogged most of these around to totally make sense! *high five*

Four Founders
...In honor of
...
......TORN's annual
......Founder's Day Celebration
...........Established 4/26/09


...Corvar, Xoanon, Tehanu, Calisuri.....LARGER IMAGE



TORn's Observations Lists


weaver
Half-elven

May 4 2009, 4:18am

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It took me a week -- but I just got my last one! [In reply to] Can't Post

#29 was the one that really stumped me -- I was about ready to go to The Encyclopedia of Arda when I got it -- go me!

I love word games, so this was a delight to work on all week -- thanks!

I did not look at the answers -- and you can trust me, I was raised Catholic; the only hint I spotted here was that they were alphabetical. That was a huge help!

The final answer was The Fellowship of the Ring (thanks for making that easy); here are (hopefully) the rest!

1. Anduril
2. Arwen Undomiel
3. Athelas
4. Barrow Wight
5. Black Gate
6. Bullroarer Took
7. Durin's Bane
8. Elbereth Gilthoniel
9. Elessar
10. Elfstone
11. Elladan
12. Elrohir
13. Farmer Maggot
14. Ghan Buri Ghan
15. Glorfindel
16. Minas Morgul
17. Necromancer
18. Oliphaunt
19. Orodrim -- needed to check the Appendices for the spelling!
20. Osgliath
21. Paths of the Dead
22. Pelennor
23. Perianath
24. Rammas Echor -- another spelling nightmare!
25. Red Book of Westmarch
26. Ring of Barahir
27. Roheryn
28. Rosie Cotton
29. Silent Watchers
30. Thorongil
31. Valinor
32. White Council
33. White Tree
34. Witch King of Angmar
35. Worm Tongue

Hope it's not too late for cookies! Thanks for a really tough quiz!

Weaver



Four Founders
...In honor of
...
......TORN's annual
......Founder's Day Celebration
...........Established 4/26/09


...Corvar, Xoanon, Tehanu, Calisuri.....LARGER IMAGE



weaver
Half-elven

May 4 2009, 4:19am

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Ah, just checked this after I posted mine! [In reply to] Can't Post

I think I get the cookie recipe!Smile

Weaver



Four Founders
...In honor of
...
......TORN's annual
......Founder's Day Celebration
...........Established 4/26/09


...Corvar, Xoanon, Tehanu, Calisuri.....LARGER IMAGE



GaladrielTX
Tol Eressea


May 6 2009, 10:36pm

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I may not be fast, but Iím persistent! [In reply to] Can't Post

Got Ďer done.

ďEach strewn listĒ gave me the most trouble.

Thanks for the hours of fun, entmaiden!

I may have to go back and do some of those cryptograms someone used to post each month. (That wasn't you, was it?) Iíve got several saved to my hard drive that I never got around to doing.

~~~~~~~~

The TORNsib formerly known as Galadriel.

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