From the lines below, can you determine what each is describing and the commonality between each answer? Once you get a couple, the pattern is obvious. Caveat: a handful of lines have a couple valid answers, and there may be some that I hadn't though of, but I am happy to accept any answer that seems viable (follows the pattern and fits the clue). Have fun:
A very adaptable novel of manners
A simple mistake becomes a criminal offense
An officer's responsibilities
Scientific process, in many cases
A witch's incantation
Like most wanted men
The lunar cycle
"This pot's mine, boys!"
"No use crying over spilled milk"
90's events inspire 10's satirical movie
"Time to get up!"
A real deluge
Quite the stark contrast
A children's game
"That's all there is to it"
Try different combinations
Ready to rollout
For hunting purists
A stunning tactic
For bonus points, can you come up with some good examples of the opposite of this pattern?