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first one was good. Second one I missed with
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ART & ARTISTS

He painted the self-portrait seen here around 1890, shortly before spending time in the Seychelles and Australia


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Who is Paul Gauguin? (he stopped at those places en route to Tahiti; also, a portion of his painting "The Yellow Christ" can be seen behind him)

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I like this one a lot because it's a new spin on a Pavlov with a reverse approach to the image.
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21ST CENTURY MUSIC

Considered by some as System of a Down's signature song, this American-Chinese dish is widely believed to have been invented in the US
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CHOP SUEY!
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MattKnowles wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:18 am
21ST CENTURY MUSIC

Considered by some as System of a Down's signature song, this American-Chinese dish is widely believed to have been invented in the US
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CHOP SUEY!
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NHO of System of a Down, but got it from the alternate TOM. Prior to your clue, the only song I knew whose title was also an Asian food dish was Sukiyaki (which, BTW, is a beautiful song, probably familiar to many who don't know its name).
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FAMOUS PEOPLE

Françoise Gilot had two children with this famous Spanish artist before marrying vaccine pioneer Jonas Salk.
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Who is Pablo Picasso?
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MattKnowles wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 12:41 am
FAMOUS PEOPLE

Françoise Gilot had two children with this famous Spanish artist before marrying vaccine pioneer Jonas Salk.
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Who is Pablo Picasso?
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Good fact to work with, but I'd say Spanish painter -> Picasso is way too easy for a FJ. I might say something like:

Now 99 years old, watercolor artist Françoise Gilot is well known for her affair with this man 40 years her senior.

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UNUSUAL OBJECTS

Related to a similar tool for observing stars, this 8-letter device is an instrument for indicating the positions of Jupiter's satellites
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What is a jovilabe?
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cheezguyty wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:11 pm
UNUSUAL OBJECTS

Related to a similar tool for observing stars, this 8-letter device is an instrument for indicating the positions of Jupiter's satellites
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What is a jovilabe?
Nice, I came up with it without having ever heard of such a thing (which I assume was the intent). I spelled it with the same final five letters (instead of four) as the similar tool; I'd hope that letter is enough of a schwa that I'd get away with it.

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cheezguyty wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:11 pm
UNUSUAL OBJECTS

Related to a similar tool for observing stars, this 8-letter device is an instrument for indicating the positions of Jupiter's satellites
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What is a jovilabe?
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After ruling out "smartphone" for having 10 letters, I was able to get there. Very cool clue!

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seaborgium wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:51 pm
I spelled it with the same final five letters (instead of four) as the similar tool; I'd hope that letter is enough of a schwa that I'd get away with it.
Same five letters? Do you mean you called it a
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jovolabe
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econgator wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:55 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:51 pm
I spelled it with the same final five letters (instead of four) as the similar tool; I'd hope that letter is enough of a schwa that I'd get away with it.
Same five letters? Do you mean you called it a
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jovolabe
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I said Jovelabe
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econgator wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:55 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:51 pm
I spelled it with the same final five letters (instead of four) as the similar tool; I'd hope that letter is enough of a schwa that I'd get away with it.
Same five letters? Do you mean you called it a
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jovolabe
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Yes.

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Category: Names the Same

A device that shuts down a machine with a passive action, and a dangerous winding piece of a road share these two words in their name.
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Dead Man's (switch/curve)
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Foretopman wrote:
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mas3cf wrote:
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STREET NAMES

Name of a road running from Chester Ave to 135th St in Kansas City, and of an avenue also known as US 71 in Texarkana.
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What is State Line?
I got it because I live here, but I'd predict a low get rate without a lot more TOM.
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Also, I wonder about saying it's "in" Kansas City. At least according to Google Maps, the actual state line runs down the middle of the road. So the east side is in KCMO but west side is in KCK or Westwood or Mission Hills or Prairie Village or Leawood depending on how far south you are.
Lifelong Chicogoan here. Pretty much an instaget for me. I've visited KC once (without coming near the road in question). Also, I'm pretty sure (but can't provide evidence right now) that those are not the only two instances of a road with that name.
In my previous life, when I was a mail carrier, I had one route that had some deliveries on State Line Road, where the houses were on the Kansas side. (This was deep in the country, south of the southernmost point of Kansas City itself.)
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CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

The title of this Caldecott Award-winning book refers to Jack, Kack, Lack, Mack, Nack, Ouack, Pack, and Quack
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THE 20TH CENTURY

In a speech prepared for May 1, 1919, this presidential candidate warned “the doors of a Federal prison yawn wide open for me and for my comrades…”
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THE 20TH CENTURY

In a speech prepared for May 1, 1919, this presidential candidate warned “the doors of a Federal prison yawn wide open for me and for my comrades…”
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Who is Eugene Debs?
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Nice FJ. A bit of deep dive, but plenty of bread crumb trail to make the connection in time. Brought back to mind this recent FJ:

https://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=6971
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'80s TV

In 1982 all five Emmy nominees for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series were from this police procedural.
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What is Hill Street Blues?
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MattKnowles wrote:
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'80s TV

In 1982 all five Emmy nominees for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series were from this police procedural.
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What is Hill Street Blues?
To be fair, it was pretty much to only police procedural in 1982 (maybe Cagney & Lacey?).

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