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Once again I will be posting a ToC-level FJ clue each day in conjunction with the tournament.

U.S. PRESIDENTS

The three presidents who died in office during the month of April; each represented a different political party
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Who are William Henry Harrison, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin D. Roosevelt?
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cheezguyty wrote: Mon Oct 31, 2022 6:15 pm Once again I will be posting a ToC-level FJ clue each day in conjunction with the tournament.

U.S. PRESIDENTS

The three presidents who died in office during the month of April; each represented a different political party
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Who are William Henry Harrison, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin D. Roosevelt?
Well, I just made that harder on myself...somehow I missed the "in office" part
Amazingly, it's -almost- the same exact list without it, too!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_p ... e_of_death
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Nixon is the only other president with an April death, on the 22nd of 1994
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cheezguyty wrote: Mon Oct 31, 2022 6:15 pm Once again I will be posting a ToC-level FJ clue each day in conjunction with the tournament.

U.S. PRESIDENTS

The three presidents who died in office during the month of April; each represented a different political party
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Who are William Henry Harrison, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin D. Roosevelt?
This is a great one. I got it but needed more than 30 seconds.
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Harrison, a Whig, lived a month after inauguration, which was in March in those days.
Lincoln's assassination date is about as well known as Kennedy's.
That leaves a Democrat who died in office that wasn't Kennedy.
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FICTIONAL CHARACTERS

This character introduced in a 1937 novel shares his first name with a type of short sword named for the Spanish city where it was once produced
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Who is Bilbo Baggins? (Bilbao)
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REFERENCE WORKS

First printed in 1862, its main section was titled "Chronologisches Verzeichniss der vollständigen Compositionen, n. 1 bis 626, Vom Jahre 1761 bis 1791"
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What is the Köchel catalog? (the author, Ludwig von Köchel, assigned numbers in chronological order to 626 works composed by Mozart during that time)
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cheezguyty wrote: Wed Nov 02, 2022 8:43 pm REFERENCE WORKS

First printed in 1862, its main section was titled "Chronologisches Verzeichniss der vollständigen Compositionen, n. 1 bis 626, Vom Jahre 1761 bis 1791"
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What is the Köchel catalog? (the author, Ludwig von Köchel, assigned numbers in chronological order to 626 works composed by Mozart during that time)
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Pretty sure that per the "Founder of the Girl Scouts" rule, my "Collection of Mozart's works" wouldn't be accepted... That one feels a little too rough even for ToC.
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cheezguyty wrote: Wed Nov 02, 2022 8:43 pm REFERENCE WORKS

First printed in 1862, its main section was titled "Chronologisches Verzeichniss der vollständigen Compositionen, n. 1 bis 626, Vom Jahre 1761 bis 1791"
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What is the Köchel catalog? (the author, Ludwig von Köchel, assigned numbers in chronological order to 626 works composed by Mozart during that time)
Volante wrote: Wed Nov 02, 2022 9:09 pm
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Pretty sure that per the "Founder of the Girl Scouts" rule, my "Collection of Mozart's works" wouldn't be accepted... That one feels a little too rough even for ToC.
Pretty simple if you're a fan of......
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1756: Salzburg, January 27th, Wolfgang Amadeus is born.
1761: At the age of five Amadeus begins composing.
1773: He writes his first piano concerto.
1782: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart marries Constanze Weber.
1784: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart becomes a Freemason.
1791: Mozart composes The Magic Flute.

On December 5th of that same year, Mozart dies. (Requiem)

1985: Austrian rock singer Falco records... "Rock Me Amadeus"!
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cheezguyty wrote: Wed Nov 02, 2022 8:43 pm REFERENCE WORKS

First printed in 1862, its main section was titled "Chronologisches Verzeichniss der vollständigen Compositionen, n. 1 bis 626, Vom Jahre 1761 bis 1791"
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What is the Köchel catalog? (the author, Ludwig von Köchel, assigned numbers in chronological order to 626 works composed by Mozart during that time)
I got this but wouldn't expect most contestants to, even in a TOC.
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LONDON MONUMENTS

Modeled on Capt. Khemkumar Limbu, a monument to them features the lines "bravest of the brave...never had country more faithful friends than you"
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Who are the Gurkhas?
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ART & ARTISTS

Popularized by Hokusai, aizuri-e is a form of woodblock print that arose after Japan began importing this, first discovered in Berlin around 1705
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What is Prussian blue? (which produced darker blue colors than natural dyes)

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BRITISH LIT

1817 novel with the line: "On the other hand, the delight of exploring an edifice like Udolpho, as her fancy represented Blaize Castle to be, ..."
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What is Northanger Abbey? (the main character, Catherine Morland, has a fascination with Gothic novels such as The Mysteries of Udolpho)
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WHO IS IT?

Seen here on the cover of Time in 1939, he was one of 66 signatories to the Treaty of Versailles & has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame


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Who is Ignacy Jan Paderewski? (Polish statesman and renowned pianist and composer)
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UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES

A World Heritage cultural site since 1999, it was named by the Dutch for its many seals & now serves as a significant breeding area for penguins
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Where is Robben Island?
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ALLITERATIVE PHRASES

In its plural form, this 2-word phrase names a 1995 action-comedy film with a 2003 sequel; in its singular form, it's the name of the record label that released the sequel's soundtrack
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What is Bad Boys/Bad Boy?
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MYTHOLOGY & ETYMOLOGY

Related in origin to a location mentioned by Ovid & Virgil, this 8-letter condition derives from Greek roots meaning "forgetfulness", "not" & "work"
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What is lethargy? (Lethe, the river of forgetfulness in Hades)
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cheezguyty wrote: Fri Nov 11, 2022 11:06 pm MYTHOLOGY & ETYMOLOGY

Related in origin to a location mentioned by Ovid & Virgil, this 8-letter condition derives from Greek roots meaning "forgetfulness", "not" & "work"
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What is lethargy? (Lethe, the river of forgetfulness in Hades)
I was able to put this together on the couch. But under the lights, I think I'd panic.
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(NOTE: I've decided to post only two clues for the finals so as not to give any indication as to when the ToC has ended.)

17th CENTURY ART

The success of a 2014 exhibit at the Frick that drew over 200,000 visitors was largely attributed to these two paintings on loan from the Mauritshuis
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What are Girl with a Pearl Earring & The Goldfinch?
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LITERARY SETTINGS

Also the name of a geologic period, it's the newspaper of the New Hampshire boarding school featured in the 1981 companion novel Peace Breaks Out
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What is the Devonian? (published at the Devon School, the same setting as the author's earlier work, A Separate Peace)
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cheezguyty wrote: Tue Nov 15, 2022 1:03 pm LITERARY SETTINGS

Also the name of a geologic period, it's the newspaper of the New Hampshire boarding school featured in the 1981 companion novel Peace Breaks Out
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What is the Devonian? (published at the Devon School, the same setting as the author's earlier work, A Separate Peace)
Actually got this one, after ruling out
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Mississippian & Pennsylvanian
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NATIONS OF THE WORLD

The preamble to its constitution reads, in part:

Deseosos de mantener el auténtico espíritu tradicionalmente Africano de organización familiar y comunal
adaptándolo a nuevas estructuras sociales y judiciales acordes a la vida moderna
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What is Equatorial Guinea?
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