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***Fellowship of the Ring Anniversary: Bilbo's Brainteaser!

dernwyn
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Jul 29 2014, 2:41am

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Welcome to a special Fellowship of the Ring Anniversary edition of Bilbo's Brainteasers! (Back in the early days of TORn, Altaira (and Bilbo) would pose a weekly Brainteaser puzzle.)

Below are ten places or features in Middle-earth, and which are mentioned in Fellowship of the Ring. You need to figure out what each is, from the riddle provided. For clues, three letters are already given. Try this closed-book! (But you can peek, if you really need to. Wink)

Have fun! Remember, do NOT put any answers in your subject line! I'll post the answers in a couple of days.


1. Beware when you cross; this mountain is cruel!
_ _ R _ _ H _ A _

2. In the midst of its bridge, was left a green jewel.
M _ _ H _ _ T _ _ _

3. Lillies afloat, it winds through the Old Forest.
_ _ _ _ Y _ _ N _ _ E

4. For singing and stories, or simply more rest!
_ I _ _ N _ _ L _

5. Darkness and stillness, you dare make no sound...
_ _ _ Z _ D - D _ _

6. In a dark, cold crypt, Frodo's courage was found!
_ A _ _ O _ - _ _ W_ _

7. Listen: do you hear a fair maiden sing?
_ _ M _ O _ E _

8. A throne and a sceptre, the signs of the King.
A _ _ _ M _ _ A _

9. Bright sky shines above, yet but stars will you see...
_ _ R _ _ R _ _ R _

10. Home sweet home, near a fine Party Tree!
_ A _ ... E _ D


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"





Bracegirdle
Tol Eressea


Jul 29 2014, 3:44am

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Caradhras

Fun quiz- wish I'd thought of it...Smile

Cuio i Pheriain anann! Aglar'ni Pheriannath!


dernwyn
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Jul 29 2014, 3:46am

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Can you figure out the others? [In reply to] Can't Post

In the original Brainteasers, five points were awarded for each correct answer, with IEC (Invisible Extra Credit) awarded at the whim of the quizmistress for, ah, "imaginative" answers.

Hmm...maybe I should do that, here...Angelic


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"





Meneldor
Tol Eressea


Jul 29 2014, 3:57am

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1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 [In reply to] Can't Post

Caradhras, Rivendell, Khazad-dum, Barrow-downs, Nimrodel, Annuminas, Bag End



Bracegirdle
Tol Eressea


Jul 29 2014, 4:24am

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2. Mithiethel (sp?)
3.Withywindle
4.
5. Khazad-dum
6. Barrow Downs
7. Nimrodel
10. Bag End

No peekee, brain stopped working. For Now. Fun Though.
Thank 'ee

Cuio i Pheriain anann! Aglar'ni Pheriannath!


Angharad73
Rohan


Jul 29 2014, 5:41am

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Still missing some... [In reply to] Can't Post

...but so far I have
1. Caradhras
2. Mitheithel
3. ? I was thinking of the Brandywine but there are too many letters for that
4. Rivendell
5. Khazad-dum
6. Barrow-Downs
7. ?
8. ?
9. Mirrormere
10. Bag End


Angharad73
Rohan


Jul 29 2014, 6:52am

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No. 3 [In reply to] Can't Post

Is No. 3 the Withywindle?


Silverlode
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Jul 29 2014, 7:19am

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Answers! [In reply to] Can't Post

I think I actually got them all! Smile

1. Beware when you cross; this mountain is cruel!
CARADHRAS

2. In the midst of its bridge, was left a green jewel.
MITHEITHEL

3. Lillies afloat, it winds through the Old Forest.
WITHYWINDLE

4. For singing and stories, or simply more rest!
RIVENDELL

5. Darkness and stillness, you dare make no sound...
KHAZAD-DUM

6. In a dark, cold crypt, Frodo's courage was found!
BARROW-DOWNS

7. Listen: do you hear a fair maiden sing?
NIMRODEL

8. A throne and a sceptre, the signs of the King.
ANNUMINAS

9. Bright sky shines above, yet but stars will you see...
MIRRORMERE

10. Home sweet home, near a fine Party Tree!
BAG END


Silverlode



"Dark is the water of Kheled-zâram, and cold are the springs of Kibil-nâla, and fair were the many-pillared halls of Khazad-dűm in Elder Days before the fall of mighty kings beneath the stone."



BlackFox
Valinor


Jul 29 2014, 8:45am

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Alright, let's give it a try! [In reply to] Can't Post

1. Caradhras
2. Mitheithel
3. Withywindle
4. Rivendell
5. Khazad-dum
6. Barrow-downs
7. Nimrodel
8. Annuminas
9. Mirrormere
10. Bag End


“Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.” - Henry David Thoreau


weaver
Half-elven


Jul 29 2014, 5:32pm

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My brain could use a workout! [In reply to] Can't Post

Ok, let's see...you almost had me on some of these, tricksy dernwyn!

1. Caradhras

2. Uh, Mitheltoe?

3. Withywindle

4. Rivendell

5. Khazad-dum!

6. Barrow-downs

7. Nimrodel

8. Aluiminam -- The Elvish word for aluminum, which was what the signs were made of...

9. Arr, Arr, Aarg -- pretty sneaky of you slipping in a Talk like a Pirate one...

10. Bag End


These are always fun, thanks!

Weaver



Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens


Jul 30 2014, 2:45am

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Most of them [In reply to] Can't Post

I only got 8 out of 10 without peaking.

1. Beware when you cross; this mountain is cruel!
_ _ R _ _ H _ A _

Caradhras

2. In the midst of its bridge, was left a green jewel.
M _ _ H _ _ T _ _ _

I didn't get this one, so I peeked. Now I've learned: Mitheithel.


3. Lillies afloat, it winds through the Old Forest.
_ _ _ _ Y _ _ N _ _ E

Brandywine.

4. For singing and stories, or simply more rest!
_ I _ _ N _ _ L _

Rivendell

5. Darkness and stillness, you dare make no sound...
_ _ _ Z _ D - D _ _

Khazad Dum

6. In a dark, cold crypt, Frodo's courage was found!
_ A _ _ O _ - _ _ W_ _

Barrow-Downs

7. Listen: do you hear a fair maiden sing?
_ _ M _ O _ E _

Nimrodel

8. A throne and a sceptre, the signs of the King.
A _ _ _ M _ _ A _

I didn't get this one, so I peeked. Now I know it's Annuminas.

9. Bright sky shines above, yet but stars will you see...
_ _ R _ _ R _ _ R _

Mirrormere.

10. Home sweet home, near a fine Party Tree!
_ A _ ... E _ D

Bag End.

Things overheard during games of chess in Middle-earth:

Galadriel (any and every time she advances her pawn to the last row): "In its place you would have a QUEEN!!!!" (thunder booms)

http://newboards.theonering.net/...forum_view_expanded;



zarabia
Tol Eressea


Jul 30 2014, 6:13am

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Here goes... [In reply to] Can't Post

1. Caradhras
2. Mitheithel
3. Withywindle
4. Rivendell
5. Khazad dum
6. Barrow Down
7. Nimrodel
8. ???
9. Mirrormere
10. Bag End

Yay! This was fun! Thanks, dernwyn
Smile



grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jul 30 2014, 2:26pm

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Here goes! I know I missed 2 of them :( [In reply to] Can't Post

But WHAT AN AWESOME GAME!! :D THANKS!
1. Caradhras
2. beryl – I know that's not right :(
3. Withywindle
4. Rivendell
5. Khazad-dum
6. Barrow-downs
7. Nimrodel
8. The door of Moria?
9. Mirrormere
10. Bag End :)




6th draft of TH:AUJ Geeky Observation List - November 28, 2013
4th draft of TH:DOS Geeky Observation List - May 15, 2014



sample

"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."

I'm SO HAPPY these new films take me back to that magical world!!



TIME Google Calendar
TORn's Geeky Observations Lists for LotR and The Hobbit


Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens


Jul 31 2014, 1:31am

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I wasn't paying enough attention and got #3 wrong as well. Should be Withywindle, not Brandywine. BlushFrown

Things overheard during games of chess in Middle-earth:

Galadriel (any and every time she advances her pawn to the last row): "In its place you would have a QUEEN!!!!" (thunder booms)

http://newboards.theonering.net/...forum_view_expanded;



sador
Half-elven


Jul 31 2014, 8:05am

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I'm not sure about no. 8 [In reply to] Can't Post

Although I have a guess; the others (I think) are fairly easy.

1. Caradhras
2. Metheithel
3. Withywindle
4. Rivendell
5. Khazad-dum
6. Barrow-downs
7. Nimrodel
8. Annuminas
9. Mirrormere
10. Bag End

Thank you dernwyn!
And if you take over Altaira's game... Bracegirdle will take over yours! Smile


dernwyn
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Jul 31 2014, 10:29am

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Silverlode, BlackFox, Rux, and you got them all correct! [In reply to] Can't Post

Well done, everyone, I'd glad you had some fun with this!

No, no, I'm not "taking over" this game...this is just one of the brainteasers I'd made up for one of those times Altaira had let me sub for her.

And there's plenty of room on these Boards for more than one MadLib writer! Laugh Indeed, I do believe there's a couple of other TORnfolks who've posted these in the past. The more, the merrier, as they say!


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"





BlackFox
Valinor


Jul 31 2014, 12:59pm

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Woohoo! [In reply to] Can't Post

That was great! Thank you! Smile


“Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.” - Henry David Thoreau


Bracegirdle
Tol Eressea


Jul 31 2014, 1:45pm

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Thanks for a fun clever quiz dernwyn [In reply to] Can't Post

And thanks for the heads-up on the MadLib. It was really a blast. I hope someone else gives it a go too. Smile

Cheers
BG

Cuio i Pheriain anann! Aglar'ni Pheriannath!


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jul 31 2014, 4:46pm

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Woohoo! Well Done :D // [In reply to] Can't Post

 




6th draft of TH:AUJ Geeky Observation List - November 28, 2013
4th draft of TH:DOS Geeky Observation List - May 15, 2014



sample

"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."

I'm SO HAPPY these new films take me back to that magical world!!



TIME Google Calendar
TORn's Geeky Observations Lists for LotR and The Hobbit


Silverlode
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 31 2014, 9:05pm

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Yay! [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks for doing this, dernwyn. Smile

Silverlode



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