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Posted 04 August 2016 - 05:04 PM #1 Triple Slartifer, Part 11

"My names," Slartibus said to the Demon, "are like English diphthongs.  And now there are all these Restorations and Counterparts, too.  Please help me."  The Demon replied:

"SLARTIFER!!!  SLARTIFER!!!  SLARTIFER!!!1!!!!!!1!!!!!"


It's time to banish some more PDNs!  In the post below, you will find a list of 51 PDNs (chronological) and 51 crossword-style clues (alphabetical).

Your task is to correctly identify which PDN is described by each clue.  You will receive 2 OR MORE points per reference correctly identified.  The standard value is 2, but clever explanations will increase it.  Points will accumulate going forward; and yes, there will be another prize at the end for the highest point totals.

You may now make up to TWELVE guesses per day, up until you have SIX correct guesses.  Essentially, you get six "free" misses that do not count against your cap of six guesses per day.
  Day will be enforced loosely and approximately; just try to stick with the spirit of this limitation (letting everyone get a chance to guess) and you'll be fine.

I will update the list periodically to remove PDNs and clues that have been successfully guessed.  You are welcome to use Google (or any other resource) to try and figure things out.  Some will be easier than others.  Good luck!  And watch out for Great Justice and Great Vengeance points, which may make a return appearance.

Note: When making a guess, please make everyone's life easier by pasting the entire PDN (with number), as well as the clue.  Please do not retype it from memory as this tends to introduce errors which confuse people.  For example:

1. Dame Annals -- Murasaki nickname
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Posted 04 August 2016 - 05:04 PM #2 Triple Slartifer, Part 11

452. Bestial Oblivion -- Princely counterpart to a craven scruple
453. Lord of Empty Sand -- Ozymandias, e.g.
454. Plastiche -- A synthetic imitation
455. Breathing in Fumes -- Fast counterpart to being stripped down to the bone
456. Lost Property -- Something I have remarkably little experience with
457. Lost Properly -- Fair and true counterpart to a materialistic PDN
458. Postmodem -- Pretty baud ligature confusion
459. Brits Enact Exile Plan -- A May update to an old Scorpius creation?
460. Diversion Control -- Ironic counterpart to the old Disambiguation Cage
461. Death Addend -- Target of a Golden Axe villain, maybe
462. Safe Word Gauge -- In which Cloud is restrained, and takes damage
463. Wonderful Limitations -- Duke Ellington's prescription for everybody
464. StatueHuge StatueBroken StatueateEmpire -- Fragmentary fantasy of an Exile town planner, maybe
465. Ten Million Pounds of Sludge -- Made the monkey go to heaven
466. Some Orc -- The critique of democracy offered by Shelob's web, maybe
467. From the One I reach out to the Five! -- Adam Warlock's attempt to influence the Infinity Gauntlet from afar
468. Black Shades and Policemen -- Your skin color was seen!
469. Lynchpin -- Helps keep a suspect class in their place; may be an ACME Chief
470. Could the heavens truly have sided with the apes? -- "Unnatural Selection?"
471. That these bodies high on a stage be placed -- Danish Restoration's the thing
472. Overbooked Eumenides -- When injustices continue to accrue
473. Pokemon Godel Number -- A nonavigenseptencentesimal representation, perhaps
474. Overcoming Slyness -- Dudebro counterpart to an in-demand library book
475. Tempestuous Winds and Gusts -- Roman Restoration offers a Trojan allusion
476. Save to the Rhythm -- Grace Jones is compelled to retry until she gets what she wants
477. Antici--- -- Famous Frank line
478. Ms. Ann Thrope -- Discontent contestant on _But Who's Counting?_
479. Safety in Numbers -- Majoritarianism, unless you fail the identity test and plummet
480. Striking Silent Letter of Them All -- Snow White
481. Wiz-Burj -- Rappin' skyscraper
482. Atlatlas -- Greco-Aztec David and Goliath story
483. Detales -- Modular counterpart to a whole story
484. Hell's Special Place -- Something that may exist for my old landlord
485. The Analysistrata -- Forcing a peaceful resolution through logical retention
486. Oshioki yo! -- Expression of punishment for a small child, from a sailor
487. Unexpurgatory -- Place where questionable books go to be preserved
488. _phantasmal coarticulation_ -- 1st-level linguist grammar in which sounds appear to spread
489. Don't Cross Carolyn -- Advice for an aspiring apprentice
490. Four Letter Patsy -- In M.P. Sex Row
491. Mortality Play -- Last Rites, maybe
492. Phlegmolplex -- One kleenex followed by a hundred blows.
493. Slime had the Cough. -- Rare cough drop
494. Identification with the Romantic Irony -- In which the broken fourth wall starts talking to the audience
495. 1y 6n 1y 6n 1y 2n 1y 10n 1y 6n 1y 18n wam 1y! -- In which Madeline Khan makes some very BIG decisions
496. Surfene USA -- Negative example of an obscure generational California accent
497. Tectonic Suit -- Continental plate armor
498. Haxing the l337 and twinking it to the n00b -- English Restoration, of modern sorts
499. O wad some Pow'r the giftsie gie us -- The Malachite Brooch, maybe
500. Changesslarty -- So I turned my PDN to face me, but I've never caught a glimpse of how the others must see the faker
501. Sub Roma -- State secrets, maybe
502. Amelia Bedelia Changes Her PDN -- Likely precursor to a publicly displayed pie
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Posted 04 August 2016 - 05:57 PM #3 Triple Slartifer, Part 11

461. Death Addend - Target of a Golden Axe villain, maybe
Golden Axe is an arcade/PC game that had Death Adder as the main villain (who had a fantastic helmet, I must say). An addend is one of the terms in an addition expression.

466. Some Orc - The critique of democracy offered by Shelob's web, maybe
Shelob of Lord of the Rings fame was a giant spider who lived in a mountain pass on the borders of Mordor. Charlotte of Charlotte's Web fame was a not-giant spider who saved her porcine friend Wilbur by inscribing praises to him in her webs ("Some Pig" was the first of these). This made Wilbur a celebrity, not Charlotte, which is something that confused Baby Dintiradan.

477. Antici--- - Famous Frank line
Frank-n-Furter is one of the main characters in The Rocky Horror Picture Show. He says and sings many lines, but this one will make you shiver the most.

497. Tectonic Suit - Continental plate armor
Continental plates are also known as tectonic plates. A suit made out of them would protect you but be rather cumbersome.

I'll keep looking.
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Posted 04 August 2016 - 06:07 PM #4 Triple Slartifer, Part 11

View PostDintiradan, on 04 August 2016 - 05:57 PM, said:

461. Death Addend - Target of a Golden Axe villain, maybe
Golden Axe is an arcade/PC game that had Death Adder as the main villain (who had a fantastic helmet, I must say). An addend is one of the terms in an addition expression.
YES +5 (with the last point for the helmet comment)

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466. Some Orc - The critique of democracy offered by Shelob's web, maybe
Shelob of Lord of the Rings fame was a giant spider who lived in a mountain pass on the borders of Mordor. Charlotte of Charlotte's Web fame was a not-giant spider who saved her porcine friend Wilbur by inscribing praises to him in her webs ("Some Pig" was the first of these). This made Wilbur a celebrity, not Charlotte, which is something that confused Baby Dintiradan.
YES +3
This is also, and most directly, a reference to one of Tolkien's letters, in which he wrote:
I am not a 'democrat' only because 'humility' and equality are spiritual principles corrupted by the attempt to mechanize and formalize then, with the result that we get not universal smallness and humility, but universal greatness and pride, till some Orc gets hold of a ring of power -- and then we get and are getting slavery.

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477. Antici--- - Famous Frank line
Frank-n-Furter is one of the main characters in The Rocky Horror Picture Show. He says and sings many lines, but this one will make you shiver the most.
YES +4
https://www.youtube....h?v=wlwnbcxBuzI

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497. Tectonic Suit - Continental plate armor
Continental plates are also known as tectonic plates. A suit made out of them would protect you but be rather cumbersome.
YES +3
As opposed to plate armor which is simply from continental Europe.  I think I may have had something more specific in mind when I set this PDN, but I can't remember for the life of me what it was, so I went with this.
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Posted 04 August 2016 - 06:30 PM #5 Triple Slartifer, Part 11

Got it.

481. Wiz-Burj - Rappin' skyscraper
The Burj Khalifa is a skyscraper in Dubai. Wiz Khalifa is a rapper, I'm told. To be honest I'm more familiar with his sister Mia.

482. Atlatlas - Greco-Aztec David and Goliath story
An atlatl is a Mesoamerican tool used to throw spears. Atlas was the titan who held up the sky. The "David and Goliath story" is about someone slaying a giant with a sling (a tool used to throw stones).
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Posted 04 August 2016 - 06:33 PM #6 Triple Slartifer, Part 11

View PostDintiradan, on 04 August 2016 - 06:30 PM, said:

481. Wiz-Burj - Rappin' skyscraper
The Burj Khalifa is a skyscraper in Dubai. Wiz Khalifa is a rapper, I'm told. To be honest I'm more familiar with his sister Mia.
YES +3
This was also inspired by a vague memory of an item called "WIZ-BANG" or something similar in some old game.  In my memory it's a Wizardry game, but I can't find any evidence of this anywhere.

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482. Atlatlas - Greco-Aztec David and Goliath story
An atlatl is a Mesoamerican tool used to throw spears. Atlas was the titan who held up the sky. The "David and Goliath story" is about someone slaying a giant with a sling (a tool used to throw stones).
YES +4
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Posted 05 August 2016 - 10:41 AM #7 Triple Slartifer, Part 11

453. Lord of Empty Sand - Ozymandias, e.g.
Ramses was a Pharaoh. A good part of his territory is desert thus empty sand?

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 11:03 AM #8 Triple Slartifer, Part 11

View PostOwenmoz, on 05 August 2016 - 10:41 AM, said:

453. Lord of Empty Sand - Ozymandias, e.g.
Ramses was a Pharaoh. A good part of his territory is desert thus empty sand?
YES +2
This is specifically a reference to Percy Shelley's poem "Ozymandias" -- today probably what that garbled transliteration of his name is most associated with -- which ends:

Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
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Posted 05 August 2016 - 03:22 PM #9 Triple Slartifer, Part 11

Look on this thread, ye Mighty, and despair!

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 03:37 PM #10 Triple Slartifer, Part 11

Dintiradan went 6/6.  I know we associate him with giant helmets, but he just laid a giant gauntlet out for y'all.  Surely somebody will pick it up.
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Posted 05 August 2016 - 03:58 PM #11 Triple Slartifer, Part 11

Hmm.

485. The Analysistrata -- Forcing a peaceful resolution through logical retention

Lysistrata is, of course, the famous Grecian story of how Lysistrata aims to end the Peloponnesian War by persuading the women of Greece to withhold sex from their husbands. The idea is that by withholding sex, the men will be forced to find a peaceful resolution to the conflict. The PDN/clue also play on anal retention, and therefore psychosexual development, and honestly it's been a long time since Freud and all I really got was anal and retention. :p

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 04:06 PM #12 Triple Slartifer, Part 11

View PostSlarticuno (Team MystNik), on 05 August 2016 - 03:58 PM, said:

485. The Analysistrata -- Forcing a peaceful resolution through logical retention

Lysistrata is, of course, the famous Grecian story of how Lysistrata aims to end the Peloponnesian War by persuading the women of Greece to withhold sex from their husbands. The idea is that by withholding sex, the men will be forced to find a peaceful resolution to the conflict. The PDN/clue also play on anal retention, and therefore psychosexual development, and honestly it's been a long time since Freud and all I really got was anal and retention. :p
YES +4 - you pretty much got it
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Posted 05 August 2016 - 05:32 PM #13 Triple Slartifer, Part 11

454. Plastiche - A synthetic imitation
Plastic + pastiche. A pastiche is an artistic work that deliberately imitates the style of another work. A ket feature of plastic is that it is made of synthetic polymers.

468. Black Shades and Policemen - Your skin color was seen!
Black Shades are invisible entities from Exile/original trilogy Avernum, often located in bedrooms. Also in the games are the ability to steal items that aren't yours, but doing so in view of NPCs (including black shades) brings up a "Your theft was seen" message, and eventually causes the entire city to attack you. Policemen in the US are notorious for targeting and killing black people for petty offenses and "suspicious" behavior.

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 05:38 PM #14 Triple Slartifer, Part 11

View PostDikiyoba, on 05 August 2016 - 05:32 PM, said:

454. Plastiche - A synthetic imitation
Plastic + pastiche. A pastiche is an artistic work that deliberately imitates the style of another work. A ket feature of plastic is that it is made of synthetic polymers.
YES +4

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468. Black Shades and Policemen - Your skin color was seen!
Black Shades are invisible entities from Exile/original trilogy Avernum, often located in bedrooms. Also in the games are the ability to steal items that aren't yours, but doing so in view of NPCs (including black shades) brings up a "Your theft was seen" message, and eventually causes the entire city to attack you. Policemen in the US are notorious for targeting and killing black people for petty offenses and "suspicious" behavior.
YES +4
You got the message, which was the real key.  The other thing I had in mind were the other breed of Black Shades, from A4, and the fear and paranoia they generated, which seems quite parallel to the police/suspect class situation in this country -- the police are afraid, and so are their constituents.  Of course, there were two other meanings to "black shade" as well -- skin color; and the shades of dead people from the above situations.
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Posted 05 August 2016 - 06:00 PM #15 Triple Slartifer, Part 11

Sorry to disappoint, but I've only got one now, and it's a complete guess:

467. From the One I reach out to the Five! - Adam Warlock's attempt to influence the Infinity Gauntlet from afar
Adam Warlock is a character in the Infinity Gauntlet series (and probably a character in other Gauntlet-centric storylines?). The titular Infinity Gauntlet is formed by mounting Infinity Gems on it, of which there are six. I'm guessing (since I haven't actually read any of it) that at some point Adam Warlock acquires one of the Gems and tries to magically influence the other five through it.
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Posted 05 August 2016 - 06:13 PM #16 Triple Slartifer, Part 11

View PostDintiradan, on 05 August 2016 - 06:00 PM, said:

467. From the One I reach out to the Five! - Adam Warlock's attempt to influence the Infinity Gauntlet from afar
Adam Warlock is a character in the Infinity Gauntlet series (and probably a character in other Gauntlet-centric storylines?). The titular Infinity Gauntlet is formed by mounting Infinity Gems on it, of which there are six. I'm guessing (since I haven't actually read any of it) that at some point Adam Warlock acquires one of the Gems and tries to magically influence the other five through it.
YES +3
Yup.  He had a previous connection to the Soul Gem, which he leveraged in order to attempt to disrupt the Gauntlet's possessor.  All the gems were actually on the Gauntlet at that point.
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Posted 05 August 2016 - 06:13 PM #17 Triple Slartifer, Part 11

486. Oshioki yo! - Expression of punishment for a small child, from a sailor
A play on John Lennon's song "Oh Yoko!"; the name "Yoko" means "ocean child" and IIRC "oshioki" means something along the lines of "punishment".

496. Surfene USA - Negative example of an obscure generational California accent
A play on the Beach Boys (who are from California) song "Surfin' U.S.A." to sound like sulfene, a highly reactive and dangerous group of chemicals. There are many dialectal variations in California, so I'm not sure which one it's supposed to refer to, but it is similar to how many Mexican immigrants would pronounce the word "surfin".

500. Changesslarty - So I turned my PDN to face me, but I've never caught a glimpse of how the others must see the faker
Lyrics of the David Bowie song "Changes": So I turned myself to face me, but I've never caught a glimpse of how the others must see the faker.  Presumably this is a joke about how you change your PDNs often.
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Posted 05 August 2016 - 06:34 PM #18 Triple Slartifer, Part 11

492. Phlegmolplex - One kleenex followed by a hundred blows
Googol is a number so large it's a one followed by a hundred zeroes. Phlegm is the mucus that blocks up your airways when you're sick.

502. Amelia Bedelia Changes Her PDN - Likely precursor to a publicly displayed pie
Amelia Bedelia is the title character from a series of children's books. She makes frequent mistakes, but makes up for it with delicious pie. PDN stands for publicly displayed name, so a mistaken PDN requires a publicly displayed pie.

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 06:55 PM #19 Triple Slartifer, Part 11

View PostCallie, on 05 August 2016 - 06:13 PM, said:

486. Oshioki yo! - Expression of punishment for a small child, from a sailor
A play on John Lennon's song "Oh Yoko!"; the name "Yoko" means "ocean child" and IIRC "oshioki" means something along the lines of "punishment".
YES +2
You're right about "oshioki" meaning essentially "punishment"; "yo" I think is a particle that implies address to a small child.  The specific reference here, however, is to this stock footage:
https://www.youtube....h?v=v2rw7bjx6ZM

Somehow Lilith did not get this one.

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496. Surfene USA - Negative example of an obscure generational California accent
A play on the Beach Boys (who are from California) song "Surfin' U.S.A." to sound like sulfene, a highly reactive and dangerous group of chemicals. There are many dialectal variations in California, so I'm not sure which one it's supposed to refer to, but it is similar to how many Mexican immigrants would pronounce the word "surfin".
YES +3
I did not realize until recently that it was at all unusual, in this country, to pronounce "ing" as a suffix like "een" or "ene," rather than like "ing" in words like "ring" or "sing."  Most of you will now think I'm crazy, but there you go.

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500. Changesslarty - So I turned my PDN to face me, but I've never caught a glimpse of how the others must see the faker
Lyrics of the David Bowie song "Changes": So I turned myself to face me, but I've never caught a glimpse of how the others must see the faker.  Presumably this is a joke about how you change your PDNs often.
YES +3
The other reference is to one of his many retrospective releases, "Changesbowie"

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492. Phlegmolplex - One kleenex followed by a hundred blows
Googol is a number so large it's a one followed by a hundred zeroes. Phlegm is the mucus that blocks up your airways when you're sick.
YES +3

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502. Amelia Bedelia Changes Her PDN - Likely precursor to a publicly displayed pie
Amelia Bedelia is the title character from a series of children's books. She makes frequent mistakes, but makes up for it with delicious pie. PDN stands for publicly displayed name, so a mistaken PDN requires a publicly displayed pie.
YES +3
Additionally, this PDN was immediately followed by my current PDN, which involves pie.  Ironically, since her mistakes all revolve around taking things too literally, she would probably not have trouble changing her PDN.  It's a pretty literal phrase.
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Posted 05 August 2016 - 07:57 PM #20 Triple Slartifer, Part 11

479. Safety in Numbers - The Malachite Brooch, maybe

With four brooches you can get in to see Emperor Hawthorne, but you need five to return to Avernum and most people miss the Malachite Brooch and the clues to get that last one.
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Posted 05 August 2016 - 08:11 PM #21 Triple Slartifer, Part 11

479 - NO
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Posted 06 August 2016 - 04:51 AM #22 Triple Slartifer, Part 11

474. Overcoming Slyness -- Grace Jones is compelled to retry until she gets what she wants
Grace Jones dated Dolph Lungren who battled Sylvester Stalone (Sly) in Rocky IV
she was also roomates with Jerry Hall --  who was later in a long term relationship with Mick Jagger who was co-writer and performer on You can't always get what you want

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 05:03 AM #23 Triple Slartifer, Part 11

474 - NO
But I am pretty impressed by that chain of connections.
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Posted 06 August 2016 - 02:34 PM #24 Triple Slartifer, Part 11

476. Save to the Rhythm - Grace Jones is compelled to retry until she gets what she wants
A play on her song "Slave to the Rhythym"; people will reload a save to get different results.  Keep it up, keep it up
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Posted 06 August 2016 - 02:41 PM #25 Triple Slartifer, Part 11

Okay, in light of the bigger than usual size of this set of PDNs (which was not intentional on my part) I'm going to modify the 6-per day rule:

You may now make up to TWELVE guesses per day, up until you have SIX correct guesses.  Essentially, you get six "free" misses that do not count against your cap of six guesses per day.

Hopefully, this will strike a balance between "random shotgun guessing" and the strict limit making it hard to guess if you aren't sure of anything, which is hard with a set of PDNs this big.
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Posted 06 August 2016 - 02:53 PM #26 Triple Slartifer, Part 11

View PostCallie, on 06 August 2016 - 02:34 PM, said:

476. Save to the Rhythm - Grace Jones is compelled to retry until she gets what she wants
A play on her song "Slave to the Rhythym"; people will reload a save to get different results.  Keep it up, keep it up
YES +4

https://www.youtube....h?v=Z0XLzIswI2s

Great video, too.
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Posted 06 August 2016 - 04:06 PM #27 Triple Slartifer, Part 11

474. Overcoming Slyness - Dudebro counterpart to an in-demand library book

Overcoming Shyness is a quest item Ness returns to a library in Earthbound. For some, it's not shyness that's the problem.


458. Postmodem - Pretty baud ligature confusion

Postmodem is typographically similar to Postmodern. As well as this being an unfortunate mistake, baud is the rate of data transmission for modems, and also forms part of the name of Baudrillard who was highly influential in postmodernism.

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 05:29 PM #28 Triple Slartifer, Part 11

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474. Overcoming Slyness - Dudebro counterpart to an in-demand library book

Overcoming Shyness is a quest item Ness returns to a library in Earthbound. For some, it's not shyness that's the problem.
YES +3
Technically, Ness doesn't have to return the book to the library, but he does have to track it down and share it with an exotic group of characters.

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458. Postmodem - Pretty baud ligature confusion

Postmodem is typographically similar to Postmodern. As well as this being an unfortunate mistake, baud is the rate of data transmission for modems, and also forms part of the name of Baudrillard who was highly influential in postmodernism.
YES +5
As for 'ligature', it's a typographic term for special, slightly altered images used for sets of characters that, e.g., look like they should overlap or connect when they are adjacent, as may exist for letter combinations like 'rn'
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Posted 07 August 2016 - 12:53 AM #29 Triple Slartifer, Part 11

459. Brits Enact Exile Plan-Majoritarianism, unless you fail the identity test and plummet
Cause of the referendum. Which got the majority of the votes?

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 05:30 AM #30 Triple Slartifer, Part 11

459 - NO - though you're absolutely on-theme there
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Posted 07 August 2016 - 05:45 AM #31 Triple Slartifer, Part 11

459. Brits Enact Exile Plan - Roman Restoration offers a Trojan allusion.

If i was *absolutely* on topic this   very likely is wrong. But i thought. European union covers much and more of the roman empire. And trojan allusion as in trojan horse used to in a way to lead to the end of a siege from the inside. And while saying EU "fell" is extreme. It was sorta from the inside.

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 05:51 AM #32 Triple Slartifer, Part 11

459 - NO
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Posted 07 August 2016 - 08:08 AM #33 Triple Slartifer, Part 11

459. Brits Enact Exile Plan
English Restoration, of modern sorts
The original restoration was when king Charles was restored to the throne and eventually formed great Britain out of England, Scotland and Wales.
This Brexit is the modern take, in which British hegemony is restored by their exile from the EU.
Behold! The Drizzle......of DEATH!!!!!! . . . . . . .-visual effect of using powerful spells in Avadon 2 (they're a bit of a letdown compared to their damage)

When they eventually find a piece of ash that they think was you, they bury it with great honor........ -A2CS ending script from portal explosion

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 08:32 AM #34 Triple Slartifer, Part 11

459 - NO - though a sensible enough answer -- there are two highly specific references to this PDN, in its clue; one of them is capital
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Posted 07 August 2016 - 11:16 AM #35 Triple Slartifer, Part 11

Shotgun!

478. Ms. Ann Thrope - Discontent contestant on _But Who's Counting?_
Misanthropes really don't like people, and as such are likely to be discontented.

472. Overbooked Eumenides - When injustices continue to accrue
Eumenides is a name for the furies, which are the goddesses of vengeance. Too many cases of injustice would result in them being overbooked.

501. Sub Roma - Roman Restoration offers a Trojan allusion
Roma is Latin for Rome. Beneath Rome are extensive catacombs, which were abandoned and forgotten about, then rediscovered as an important historical and archaeological site, kind of the same way the location of the city of Troy was lost, then rediscovered as an archaeological site.

465. Ten Million Pounds of Sludge - Something I have remarkably little experience with
1. Because it's funny. 2. Hopefully it's also true.

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