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VIDEO GAMES

A prominent Nintendo villain, the current president of Nintendo of America, and a hacker notorious for pirating Nintendo games all have this name in common.
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FICTIONAL CHARACTERS

Her creator noted that this character’s name, the original title of a 1984 novel, resembles a word meaning “given,” as in sacrifice.
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ALPHABETICALLY FIRST

In a list of U.S. state names written backward, this state comes first; the reversed name was given to a now-abandoned mining camp
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cheezguyty wrote: Fri Feb 25, 2022 6:56 pm ALPHABETICALLY FIRST

In a list of U.S. state names written backward, this state comes first; the reversed name was given to a now-abandoned mining camp
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That’s a fun clue.
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I missed with California.
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MattKnowles wrote: Fri Feb 25, 2022 7:05 pm
cheezguyty wrote: Fri Feb 25, 2022 6:56 pm ALPHABETICALLY FIRST

In a list of U.S. state names written backward, this state comes first; the reversed name was given to a now-abandoned mining camp
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That’s a fun clue.
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I missed with California.
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I missed with Florida. I got as far as realizing that no state ends in aa, ba, or ca; so it must be the one and only state that ends in da and I know which one that is. Good old Adirolf Mining Camp!
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U.S. CORPORATIONS

In 1957, this company started adding red dye to one of its products; then, in 1980, it struck a deal with MGM to use a cartoon character as a mascot.
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mas3cf wrote: Sun Feb 27, 2022 2:43 pm U.S. CORPORATIONS

In 1957, this company started adding red dye to one of its products; then, in 1980, it struck a deal with MGM to use a cartoon character as a mascot.
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What is Owens Corning?
I knew exactly what product this was about, and had no idea what the company was.
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seaborgium wrote: Sun Feb 27, 2022 9:24 pm
mas3cf wrote: Sun Feb 27, 2022 2:43 pm U.S. CORPORATIONS

In 1957, this company started adding red dye to one of its products; then, in 1980, it struck a deal with MGM to use a cartoon character as a mascot.
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What is Owens Corning?
I knew exactly what product this was about, and had no idea what the company was.
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seaborgium wrote: Sun Feb 27, 2022 9:24 pm
mas3cf wrote: Sun Feb 27, 2022 2:43 pm U.S. CORPORATIONS

In 1957, this company started adding red dye to one of its products; then, in 1980, it struck a deal with MGM to use a cartoon character as a mascot.
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What is Owens Corning?
I knew exactly what product this was about, and had no idea what the company was.
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My only idea was Frito-Lay (Cheetos). I know that orange isn't quite red and cheetahs aren't quite lions, but figured maybe two leaners equaled a ringer.

Anyway, not the first time the Panther sold out. Remember Pink Panther Flakes? The straw that jumped the camel's shark for me was when he started to talk.
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Lefty wrote: Mon Feb 28, 2022 1:08 am
seaborgium wrote: Sun Feb 27, 2022 9:24 pm
mas3cf wrote: Sun Feb 27, 2022 2:43 pm U.S. CORPORATIONS

In 1957, this company started adding red dye to one of its products; then, in 1980, it struck a deal with MGM to use a cartoon character as a mascot.
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What is Owens Corning?
I knew exactly what product this was about, and had no idea what the company was.
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My only idea was Frito-Lay (Cheetos). I know that orange isn't quite red and cheetahs aren't quite lions, but figured maybe two leaners equaled a ringer.

Anyway, not the first time the Panther sold out. Remember Pink Panther Flakes? The straw that jumped the camel's shark for me was when he started to talk.
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DEMONYMS

Four US states have demonyms which have the same number of letters as the state's name: Texas/Texan, Kansas/Kansan, Arkansas/Arkansan, and this fourth combination.
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Indiana/Hoosier
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econgator wrote: Tue Mar 01, 2022 5:18 pm DEMONYMS

Four US states have demonyms which have the same number of letters as the state's name: Texas/Texan, Kansas/Kansan, Arkansas/Arkansan, and this fourth combination.
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Indiana/Hoosier
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Good one! But even in a UTOC that's a likely TS I think. Maybe if you added "where the demonym shares only one letter with the state", it would be merely really difficult.
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opusthepenguin wrote: Tue Mar 01, 2022 6:34 pm
econgator wrote: Tue Mar 01, 2022 5:18 pm DEMONYMS

Four US states have demonyms which have the same number of letters as the state's name: Texas/Texan, Kansas/Kansan, Arkansas/Arkansan, and this fourth combination.
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Indiana/Hoosier
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Good one! But even in a UTOC that's a likely TS I think. Maybe if you added "where the demonym shares only one letter with the state", it would be merely really difficult.
Or if I want to do a little more word play:

Knock, knock! Four US states have demonyms which have the same number of letters as the state's name: Texas/Texan, Kansas/Kansan, Arkansas/Arkansan, and this fourth combination.
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DIPLOMACY

In 1990, Vaclav Havel made his first official visit to the U.S. and this American from over 40 films was with him on the plane
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WORLD GEOGRAPHY

The area known as the Aralkum Desert is shown on older maps as this
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opusthepenguin wrote: Tue Mar 01, 2022 6:34 pm
econgator wrote: Tue Mar 01, 2022 5:18 pm DEMONYMS

Four US states have demonyms which have the same number of letters as the state's name: Texas/Texan, Kansas/Kansan, Arkansas/Arkansan, and this fourth combination.
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Indiana/Hoosier
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Good one! But even in a UTOC that's a likely TS I think. Maybe if you added "where the demonym shares only one letter with the state", it would be merely really difficult.
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NAME THE POET

Honoring a hero of the First Barbary War: "...where, mixed with the olive, the laurel shall wave / and form a bright wreath for the brows of the brave"
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MUSIC of the 90s

The title of this 1995 album from a California band, which has gone on to sell over 15 million copies, references a Florida landmark.
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Ironhorse wrote: Fri Mar 25, 2022 5:31 pm MUSIC of the 90s

The title of this 1995 album from a California band, which has gone on to sell over 15 million copies, references a Florida landmark.
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What is Tragic Kingdom?
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Are you sure Orange County Anaheim is in Florida?
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MattKnowles wrote: Fri Mar 25, 2022 5:39 pm
Ironhorse wrote: Fri Mar 25, 2022 5:31 pm MUSIC of the 90s

The title of this 1995 album from a California band, which has gone on to sell over 15 million copies, references a Florida landmark.
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What is Tragic Kingdom?
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Are you sure Orange County Anaheim is in Florida?
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Magic Kingdom is at Disney World, not Disneyland.
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