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I come from a family of many.
But their names, I hardly remember any!
That's right, most names I partially forgot.
From this riddle, help me connect the dots.

  1. Some tasty fruits of the color red.
  2. Shaped as if he's made of bread.
  3. Her colors are black, red, and yellow.
  4. She might do her thing alongside a cello.
  5. Goes by a nickname of letters three.
  6. So pure, he might be in the Holy See.
  7. A place many people come to read.
  8. An animal we really don't need.
  9. An instrument I think is really neat.
  10. Something you might get when you trick-or-treat.
  11. A wonderful place for a fish.
  12. Something you do daily, I wish.

Tell me, what family do I come from, and what are their names?

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  • $\begingroup$ Viola, Violet? Alongside a cello! $\endgroup$ – Redwolf Programs May 11 '18 at 16:09
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The answer is:

The signs of the zodiac, presented in order starting at Aries.

I'm missing explanations for a few, but here's what I've identified so far.

Some tasty fruits of the color red.

ARIES, sounds like cherries; previously berries, before Riley hinted at a better answer

Shaped as if he's made of bread.

TAURUS, sounds like 'torus', shape of a bagel or donut

Her colors are black, red, and yellow.

GEMINI, sounds like Germany (black/red/yellow tricolour flag)

She might do her thing alongside a cello.

CANCER, sounds like dancer

Goes by a nickname of letters three.

LEO, the shortest sign at three letters long

So pure, he might be in the Holy See.

VIRGO, the virgin pure

A place many people come to read.

LIBRA, and library

An animal we really don't need.

SCORPIO, and some anti-scorpion propaganda :P

An instrument I think is really neat.

SAGITTARIUS, sounds like Stradivarius; credit to F1Krazy

Something you might get when you trick-or-treat.

CAPRICORN, sounds like candy corn

A wonderful place for a fish.

AQUARIUS, sounds like aquarium

Something you do daily, I wish

PISCES, sounds like pisses; credit to IanMacDonald

EDIT: Title explanation

The zodiacs are also constellations, made by connecting the dots/stars in the night sky.

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  • $\begingroup$ Nice, you got the correct answer. But I'd like all of the names to be explained. $\endgroup$ – Riley May 10 '18 at 20:53
  • $\begingroup$ Added a few more. I'm uncertain about #4, and I still haven't got #12. Do the others look right? $\endgroup$ – ManyPinkHats May 10 '18 at 20:59
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    $\begingroup$ #9 might be ROT13(decode.org/?q=fgenqvinevhf). $\endgroup$ – F1Krazy May 11 '18 at 9:54
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    $\begingroup$ @F1Krazy ah yes, that's definitely it; much more satisfying than my previous attempts. Edited to include your answer $\endgroup$ – ManyPinkHats May 11 '18 at 10:09
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    $\begingroup$ #12 is obvious is you mispronounce it with "SS" instead of "SC"; even if it is crude. $\endgroup$ – Ian MacDonald May 11 '18 at 15:37
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I ended up at the same conclusion as ManyPinkHats, but with some different details, especially as concerns the order. Some of these make far more sense without them being correctly numbered. The strongest connection to point out is the three colors of corn.

Some tasty fruits of the color red. - Gemini (pairs/pears)
Shaped as if he's made of bread. - Pisces (Pie)
Her colors are black, red, and yellow. - Capricorn (corn)
She might do her thing alongside a cello. - Taurus (no clue, but it was the only one left)
Goes by a nickname of letters three. - Leo
So pure, he might be in the Holy See. - Virgo (virgin)
A place many people come to read. - Libra (library)
An animal we really don't need. - Scorpio (scorpion)
An instrument I think is really neat. - Sagittarius (guitar)
Something you might get when you trick-or-treat. - Cancer (candy)
A wonderful place for a fish. - Aquarius (aquarium)
Something you do daily, I wish. - Aries (arise?)

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Partial stupid answer: your family is

The words beginning with a B

Because

Some tasty fruits of the color red. Berries
Shaped as if he's made of bread. Baguette
Her colors are black, red, and yellow. Belgium
She might do her thing alongside a cello. bass
Goes by a nickname of letters three. Bob
So pure, he might be in the Holy See. ?
A place many people come to read. Bed
An animal we really don't need. Bat?
An instrument I think is really neat. Banjo
Something you might get when you trick-or-treat. Brownies
A wonderful place for a fish. a box?
Something you do daily, I wish. Barbecue

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  • $\begingroup$ Interesting idea, but sadly incorrect. I suppose under your logic #6 could be bishop. I find the last three names particularly far fetched. $\endgroup$ – Riley May 10 '18 at 20:59
  • $\begingroup$ I know :) that wasn't really a serious answer $\endgroup$ – fffred May 10 '18 at 21:00
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    $\begingroup$ You're an irresponsible pet owner. Surely there's a better place to keep a fish? :P $\endgroup$ – Laurel May 10 '18 at 22:32
  • $\begingroup$ @Laurel a plastic box with water :) $\endgroup$ – Isa Jul 17 '18 at 2:47

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