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Another themed cryptic clues puzzle. This time the theme is simply "characters". The solutions will be characters, but they can be from anything, including but not limited to books, movies, TV shows, songs, operas, comic books etc.

Heard beam in space (3)

Container for selfless lookalike (6)

Two cans from Belgium (6)

He escapes quickly down the street? (10)

In racecar, mentor is stabbed (6)

Hint:

The answer to clue number two comes from a famous piece of literature.

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  • $\begingroup$ Is there an issue with the answer below at this point? Maybe it didn't get the check because no explanations? $\endgroup$ May 16, 2016 at 14:09
  • $\begingroup$ @SendersReagent I upvoted because of the four correct answers. Number two is still incorrect. Will add a hint. $\endgroup$ May 17, 2016 at 14:46

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Not sure about all of them but here are my guesses

Heard beam in space (3)

Rey

Container for selfless lookalike (6)

Carton (a great answer given by Chris Cudmore)

Two cans from Belgium (6)

Tintin

He escapes quickly down the street? (10)

Roadrunner

In racecar, mentor is stabbed (6)

Carmen

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  • $\begingroup$ they're all correct except the second. I'd be interested to know how you got to it though. Tonight or tomorrow, I will add a hint, if it's not solved by then. $\endgroup$ Mar 29, 2016 at 15:55
  • $\begingroup$ Number 2 could be: Zveebe, na rarzl bs Ongtvey $\endgroup$ Mar 29, 2016 at 19:53
  • $\begingroup$ I'm not getting the "is stabbed" part of the last one. $\endgroup$ May 17, 2016 at 15:12
  • $\begingroup$ In Act 4 of the opera Carmen is stabbed by José. $\endgroup$
    – hexomino
    May 17, 2016 at 15:24
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    $\begingroup$ That explains it. I fell asleep in the third act. $\endgroup$ May 17, 2016 at 16:46
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Container for selfless lookalike (6)

Carton - It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done

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  • $\begingroup$ @hexonimo Feel free to edit into your answer for completeness $\endgroup$ May 17, 2016 at 16:55
  • $\begingroup$ Well done. I'm not sure if I would ever have gotten it. +1 $\endgroup$
    – hexomino
    May 17, 2016 at 16:57
  • $\begingroup$ Well, the Googles helped a lot. But I started looking a Prince and The Pauper, Tale of Two Cities and other doppelganger works of fiction. $\endgroup$ May 17, 2016 at 16:58
  • $\begingroup$ Nice one! I have to accept the main answer, but +1 $\endgroup$ May 18, 2016 at 2:54
  • $\begingroup$ @RichardRoe I would not expect otherwise. $\endgroup$ May 18, 2016 at 13:36

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