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I've been trying to remember who was the US president in the yea-

Oh...

Oh god, which year was it again?

Anyway, I wrote down a note to myself while I was sleepy last night. If anybody can help me find the answer I'd really appreciate it.

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Just so I don't forget in future, if somebody could try to give me the answers to all parts of this - I'd really appreciate it...Also, I really need a better way of noting down important information in future.

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  • $\begingroup$ Obvious first-puzzle-I've-ever-made-disclaimer, any feedback would be much appreciated; especially with difficulty/tags and so on. Hope it's a quick fun one to solve. $\endgroup$ – Bilkokuya Apr 12 '18 at 15:13
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    $\begingroup$ This is quite good for a first puzzle! Since you asked for feedback, some things I think would make this better: make it a bit less shortcutable (......s of the old re...blic should be completable by most gamers without doing the earlier steps) and maybe mix in some more creative associations with the trivia. This puzzle is one in the same style I thought was really good. $\endgroup$ – ffao Apr 12 '18 at 22:42
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    $\begingroup$ I agree with the above, I was also able to solve it instantly from the bottom part, I didn't even look at the top part. Otherwise a very clever puzzle, and a terrific first attempt! $\endgroup$ – Tas Apr 12 '18 at 23:40
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    $\begingroup$ Minor nitpick: In future puzzles, make sure you don't have that red squiggle from "typos" (unless, obviously, they're part of the puzzle). In Word, you can hide them by right-clicking and finding "ignore this error"; I'm sure there are equivalent options in most software. $\endgroup$ – Nic Hartley Apr 13 '18 at 4:24
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    $\begingroup$ That was fun, thank you. Agree with the other comments though, I guessed Knights of the old Republic right away so skipped the earlier clues. Good work though. :) $\endgroup$ – Smeato Apr 13 '18 at 10:19
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It was:

Obama

The Son of Lancelot is:

Sir Galahad, giving Galahad Knightmare Frame [Code Geass]

Carry something heavy is:

Lug, and a Green Leafy Vegetable is a Lettuce, giving Slug and Lettuce, a Pub chain

This gives us:

Knights of the Old Republic, a video Game

So far we have the film as:

"The ______ Games"

A common programming placeholder is:

Foo, giving A lack of Food, or Hunger

Thus the film is:

The Hunger Games, making the year 2012, Obama's administration

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    $\begingroup$ Absolutely spot on. Hope it was as fun to solve as it was to make. $\endgroup$ – Bilkokuya Apr 12 '18 at 15:36
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    $\begingroup$ Though not difficult per se, since only the penultimate blanks are needed, it's definitely a fun little Trivia game (Geass I would never have gotten though) :p $\endgroup$ – Fifth_H0r5eman Apr 12 '18 at 15:39
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    $\begingroup$ @Bilkokuya: FWIW, assuming you want feedback, I think it was too easy to get the President compared with solving the whole problem properly. I got the placeholder, hence the "lack of", hence the film title, then I knew what President even though I didn't know the exact year. Solving the rest upwards was easier for me than downwards. Which is fine as long as you intended that to be one way of solving the whole thing :-) $\endgroup$ – Steve Jessop Apr 13 '18 at 11:12

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