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This is part 14 of A Trivial Pursuit, a 25-part puzzle hunt. Each part is solvable on its own, with the exception of the meta-puzzle at the end.


1975 FLON ERE INCEL ANY DOT HUE MANC HINGE 2018
2022 BARACK SCT TREE TIC MOB NO KEY SYS 1999
1982 MIMYC CHA HEEL JAM I CAL ROCK MANS ONCE 2002
2010 SAGO RIMS MILL TAZH 2014
1997 GRAD U IONS HEN ROSA DES 1991
1982 SNIT EVE MR VILLA ERN BAN AD 1993
2015 THEZE BE BRA HATE LEADS 1970
1978 KASHA BOTCH IO COLA ANTE 2011
2001 LIRY SANAA LOPED SAMS 2014
1981 SMILE SOD FAT VIC SELL 1969
2004 KALI ISLE WARY CHINE FES 2007
2006 SURF JEDHA NOTCH IS LITE PEV PENS PERS 2006
1987 GEM ORE TAG EMIL LICH CAELA 1988
2005 MAGA BRIER I AH CLARE LYE 1999
1977 MEN AT LION AS I MOAN EF 1965
2013 JEF SLEET WOOS DIME JAC 1977
1987 UK ANY EWE 2ST 2013
1987 PRINT HE CEDAR K NESS 2017

The answer is 5 letters long.

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The items in the middle column are

musical bands/artists that have their letters intertwined. For example, towards the bottom, we have UKANYEWE2ST, which is pretty clearly U2 and KANYE WEST. Here they all are:

FLON ERE INCEL ANY DOT HUE MANC HINGE - FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE and NEIL YOUNG
BARACK SCT TREE TIC MOB NO KEY SYS - BACKSTREET BOYS and ARCTIC MONKEYS
MIMYC CHA HEEL JAM I CAL ROCK MANS ONCE - MICHAEL JACKSON and MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE
SAGO RIMS MILL TAZH - SAM SMITH and GORILLAZ
GRAD U IONS HEN ROSA DES - GUNS N ROSES and RADIOHEAD
SNIT EVE MR VILLA ERN BAN AD - STEVE MILLER BAND and NIRVANA
THEZE BE BRA HATE LEADS - THE BEATLES and ZEBRAHEAD
KASHA BOTCH IO COLA ANTE - KASABIAN and HOT CHOCOLATE
LIRY SANAA LOPED SAMS - LISA LOPES and RYAN ADAMS
SMILE SOD FAT VIC SELL - SOFT CELL and MILES DAVIS
KALI ISLE WARY CHINE FES - KAISER CHIEFS and LIL WAYNE
SURF JEDHA NOTCH IS LITE PEV PENS PERS - SUFJAN STEVENS and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
GEM ORE TAG EMIL LICH CAELA - GEORGE MICHAEL and METALLICA
MAGA BRIER I AH CLARE LYE - MARIAH CAREY and GABRIELLE
MEN AT LION AS I MOAN EF - MEAT LOAF and NINA SIMONE
JEF SLEET WOOS DIME JAC - JESSIE J and FLEETWOOD MAC
UK ANY EWE 2ST - U2 and KANYE WEST
PRINT HE CEDAR K NESS - PRINCE and THE DARKNESS

The columns on either side contain

years. It turns out that one of the artists in the middle released an album (or two!) during each of the years on either side of them:

Florence and the Machine - High as Hope (2018)
Neil Young - Tonight's the Night and Zuma (1975)
Backstreet Boys - Millennium (1999)
Arctic Monkeys - The Car (2022)
Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
My Chemical Romance - I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love (2002)
Sam Smith - In the Lonely Hour (2014)
Gorillaz - Plastic Beach (2010)
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II (1991)
Radiohead - OK Computer (1997)
Steve Miller Band - Abracadabra (1982)
Nirvana - In Utero (1993)
The Beatles - Let it Be (1970)
Zebrahead - Walk the Plank (2015)
Kasabian - Velociraptor! (2011)
Hot Chocolate - Every 1's a Winner (1978)
Lisa Lopes - Supernova (2001)
Ryan Adams - Ryan Adams (2014)
Soft Cell - Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret (1981)
Miles Davis - In a Silent Way (1969)
Kaiser Chiefs - Yours Truly, Angry Mob (2007)
Lil Wayne - Tha Carter (2004)
Sufjan Stevens - The Avalanche (2006)
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium (2006)
George Michael - Faith (1987)
Metallica - ...And Justice for All (1988)
Mariah Carey - The Emancipation of Mimi (2005)
Gabrielle - Rise (1999)
Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell (1977)
Nina Simone - I Put a Spell on You and Pastel Blues (1965)
Jessie J - Alive (2013)
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
Kanye West - Yeezus (2013)
Prince - Sign o' the Times (1987)
The Darkness - Pinewood Smile (2017)

If we

smash these album titles together (in the order they were presented in the table), disambiguating where appropriate, we get a list of body parts (title drop!):

TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT|HIGH AS HOPE
THE CAR|MILLENNIUM
THRILLER|I BROUGHT YOU MY BULLETS, YOU BROUGHT ME YOUR LOVE
PLASTIC BEACH|IN THE LONELY HOUR
OK COMPUTER|USE YOUR ILLUSION I/II
ABRACADABRA|IN UTERO
WALK THE PLANK|LET IT BE
EVERY 1'S A WINNER|VELOCIRAPTOR!
SUPERNOVA|RYAN ADAMS
NON-STOP EROTIC CABARET|IN A SILENT WAY
THA CARTER|YOURS TRULY, ANGRY MOB
THE AVALANCHE|STADIUM ARCADIUM
FAITH|...AND JUSTICE FOR ALL
THE EMANCIPATION OF MIMI|RISE
BAT OUT OF HELL|I PUT A SPELL ON YOU
ALIVE|RUMOURS
THE JOSHUA TREE|YEEZUS
SIGN O' THE TIMES|PINEWOOD SMILE

Taking just

the first letters gives us:

TARCUBANORACHILLES

And tar, Cuban, and Achilles are all types of heels!

So the final answer is

HEELS

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    $\begingroup$ Perfect answer - all correct, with the exact break-in I laid in there to be used :) Well done! $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Sep 30, 2023 at 6:35

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