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MOVING PICTURES

(8 5 -> 9 6) also as electrophenic in introduced known kuhn's of operation phrase provide respiration revolutions scientific structure support the thomas to ventilatory

(3 4 -> 4 6) book competition corporate emotion evoke film for grueling intensive, life meant metaphor or overly requires rodential sentimental strong that to

(9 -> 8 5) acclaimed album and arkwright breakup by creator's critically era industrial invention john kay on revolution richard second song the tyler

(6 7 -> 3 3 4) a all and and comfortably deck each half halves having interleave into live needs one securely separate that to together

(6 8 -> 8 7) 1983 alfred as but carpenter dynamite, explosive fell illness in invention just karen mental nobel not that that's to victim

(6 4 -> 4 2 5) a a devised dick execute how in k. novel of on philip plan policeman procedures said set the to what

(8 -> 6 5) algorithm algorithm and are beast boy, containers different floyd's implementations in like like morph of or this two water williams'

(3 2 3 3 -> 4 8) a about at band diagonal diagram documentary down fugitive hertzsprung-russell is large malaysian middle of prominent running still the who

(5 2 3 -> 4 2 4) attacks characteristic disorder explosive gonna hate hate hate haters intermittent of or outbursts song sudden swift taylor the violent where

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  • $\begingroup$ It looks like this puzzle is not original. Please could you provide proper attribution for this question? $\endgroup$
    – fljx
    Nov 8, 2023 at 0:15
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    $\begingroup$ The image looks similar in style to another puzzle by the same person which, if I understand the discussion there correctly, is their own. If this is someone else's puzzle then indeed it needs attribution; if not, not. $\endgroup$
    – Gareth McCaughan
    Nov 8, 2023 at 1:05
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    $\begingroup$ this is my work $\endgroup$
    – empyreu
    Nov 8, 2023 at 2:33
  • $\begingroup$ Not a big deal, but "electrophenic" should be "electrophrenic". $\endgroup$
    – Gareth McCaughan
    Nov 8, 2023 at 2:47

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Each clue

is in fact two (definition-only, non-cryptic) clues for words or phrases with the two enumerations shown in parentheses before it, with the words sorted into alphabetical order.

And then

each solution can itself be interpreted as cryptic-crossword-style wordplay giving an anagram; the two sets of anagram-fodder differ by just one letter.

And then

putting those letters in sequence gives us the word HEMOLYSIS.

In the title,

"Moving" can be an anagram indicator, suggesting PICTURES* to be paired with something like ICTERUS PRODUCER defined by "hemolysis", yielding ICTERUS*. I suppose that would mean that the final answer is actually the letter P :-).

So:

(8 5 -> 9 6) also as electrophenic in introduced known kuhn's of operation phrase provide respiration revolutions scientific structure support the thomas to ventilatory

phrase introduced in thomas kuhn's the structure of scientific revolutions (PARADIGM SHIFT)
->
operation to provide ventilatory support also known as electrophrenic respiration (DIAPHRAGM PACING)
so we have PARADIGM* and DIAPHRAGM*; difference is H.

(3 4 -> 4 6) book competition corporate emotion evoke film for grueling intensive, life meant metaphor or overly requires rodential sentimental strong that to

rodential metaphor for intensive, grueling competition that corporate life requires (RAT RACE)
->
overly sentimental book or film meant to evoke strong emotion (TEAR JERKER)
so we have RAT* and TEAR*; difference is E.

(9 -> 8 5) acclaimed album and arkwright breakup by creator's critically era industrial invention john kay on revolution richard second song the tyler

(Nice bit of misdirection with John Kay whose band had a critically-acclaimed album called The Second, by the way.)
second song on tyler the creator's critically acclaimed breakup album (EARFQUAKE)
->
industrial revolution era invention by richard arkwright and john kay (SPINNING FRAME)
so we have EARF* and FRAME*; difference is M.

(6 7 -> 3 3 4) a all and and comfortably deck each half halves having interleave into live needs one securely separate that to together

separate halves and interleave each half together into a deck (RIFFLE SHUFFLE)
->
having all that one needs to live securely and comfortably (SET FOR LIFE)
so we have RIFFLE* and FORLIFE*; difference is O.

(6 8 -> 8 7) 1983 alfred as but carpenter dynamite, explosive fell illness in invention just karen mental nobel not that that's to victim

mental illness that karen carpenter fell victim to in 1983 (EATING DISORDER)
->
explosive alfred nobel invention but that's not just dynamite (BLASTING GELATIN)
so we have EATING* and GELATIN*; difference is L.

(6 4 -> 4 2 5) a a devised dick execute how in k. novel of on philip plan policeman procedures said set the to what

plan devised on how to execute a set of procedures (MASTER PLAN; shame about "plan" in the clue...)
->
what the policeman said in a philip k. dick novel (FLOW MY TEARS)
so we have MASTER* and MYTEARS*; difference is Y.

(8 -> 6 5) algorithm algorithm and are beast boy, containers different floyd's implementations in like like morph of or this two water williams'

williams' algorithm and floyd's algorithm are two implementations of this (HEAPSORT)
-->
morph like beast boy, or like water in different containers (CHANGE SHAPE)
so we have HEAP* and SHAPE*; difference is S.

(3 2 3 3 -> 4 8) a about at band diagonal diagram documentary down fugitive hertzsprung-russell is large malaysian middle of prominent running still the who

documentary about a malaysian fugitive who is still at large (MAN ON THE RUN)
->
diagonal band running down middle of the hertzsprung-russell diagram (MAIN SEQUENCE)
so we have MAN* and MAIN*; difference is I.

(5 2 3 -> 4 2 4) attacks characteristic disorder explosive gonna hate hate hate haters intermittent of or outbursts song sudden swift taylor the violent where

taylor swift song where haters gonna hate hate hate (SHAKE IT OFF)
->
the sudden or violent outbursts characteristic of intermittent explosive disorder (FITS OF RAGE)
so we have ITOFF* and FITSOF*; difference is S.

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  • $\begingroup$ I'm wondering if the final answer is rot13("ubzr": n ehcghevat (ylfvf) bs "urzb").... $\endgroup$
    – samm82
    Nov 8, 2023 at 5:24
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    $\begingroup$ I think you've confused yourself on the clue you haven't got - the first word is only 6 letters, so it's probably just rot13(punatr funcr). $\endgroup$
    – Zandar
    Nov 8, 2023 at 8:05
  • $\begingroup$ Oh, apparently I can't read. Duh. $\endgroup$
    – Gareth McCaughan
    Nov 8, 2023 at 17:40
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    $\begingroup$ @samm82 I guess that's possible, but then the title remains unexplained. I think I prefer what I've said in my answer, though I'm not terribly confident of it. $\endgroup$
    – Gareth McCaughan
    Nov 8, 2023 at 17:45
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    $\begingroup$ @Zandar Thanks for pointing out that I was both more and less confused than I thought I was :-). I've edited my answer so it no longer expresses puzzlement about something I shouldn't have been puzzled by. $\endgroup$
    – Gareth McCaughan
    Nov 8, 2023 at 17:46

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