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These phrases are meaningless by themselves, but upon closer inspection, they all describe various instances of the same thing. Can you figure these out? Give this problem a try, and when you're ready, keep existing for an eventual solution.

Bearskin Rug, or Hairy Parent

The French Addition

Greasy Macaroni

Middle East Country, or The Demise of an Old Cloth

Protein Powder MLMer

Launching prison knives

1001 kg

Fan above child

I can.

Upgraded gorilla

The Value of sentences

Small log

Unable to find minerals

Bonus: Some Clock Junkie has placed 2 unfitting phrases in the above list. Can you identify them?

Hint:

All of the phrases describe nouns. However, this is not the answer. You must be more specific.

Extra hint:

All of the phrases describe people. However, this is not the answer. You must be more specific.

Huge stylistic hint:

For example, "Clock Junkie" = Ben addict = Benedict

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    $\begingroup$ "keep existing for an eventual solution" - is this a typo or an oblique clue? $\endgroup$ Aug 2, 2018 at 10:02
  • $\begingroup$ Could you add another hint? $\endgroup$ Mar 14 at 19:27
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    $\begingroup$ @LoganSweeney That's what I did which caused the question to appear $\endgroup$ Mar 15 at 19:18
  • $\begingroup$ @EightAndAHalfTails That was a reference to Fresh Tall Walker from Mind Your Decisions and has no bearing on the clues, nor is a clue. $\endgroup$ Mar 15 at 19:35
  • $\begingroup$ @LoganSweeney Added extra step to last hint just in case $\endgroup$ Mar 16 at 6:06

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Partial answer :

I after reflection I think it is

Hidden movie titles

But I am not sure of the ones I think I figured out.

Launching prison knives

House of flying daggers ( really not sure about this one though)

Fan above child

Honey, I blew up the kid

Upgraded gorilla

King Kong

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  • $\begingroup$ No. I will try to add more clues. $\endgroup$ Aug 1, 2018 at 18:33
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Partial answer:

These seem like they are food-related, though I'm not sure about many of them. Might be local slang too since I would never call a clock "Ben".

Bearskin Rug, or Hairy Parent

furry throw? -> burrito??? but throw is unrelated to parent so this is wrong.

1001 kg

ton plus one -> wonton

I can.

me tin -> mutton

Upgraded gorilla

great ape -> grape

The value of sentences

gaining words -> gummy worms

Small Log

Bitty stick -> Pixy Stix

Unable to find minerals

lack ore -> liquor

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  • $\begingroup$ Nope. The extra hint says every clue refers to a person. $\endgroup$ Mar 19 at 18:21
  • $\begingroup$ Oh, missed the extra hint entirely, not sure how I managed that. Are these just a single(first) name, or first and last names? $\endgroup$
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I'll hazard a guess:

Each phrase shares one thing. They don't contain a word that begins with the letter F. Hence, the two unfitting phrases are "Fan above child" and "The French Addition."

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  • $\begingroup$ Alas, this is far, far off. No attention was paid to which letters were used in each phrase. $\endgroup$ Jul 30, 2018 at 22:16
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Do they share the common theme of

being incomplete sentences? Since they have no ending punctuation and no verbs, they are not complete sentences. However, there are two phrases that can be considered complete sentences, 'I can.' and 'It is now 2206!'. 'It is now 2206!' goes with 'Clock' because 2206 is military time for 10:06 pm. 'I can.' is loosely related to 'Junkie' if you consider a 'can' as being junk.

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  • $\begingroup$ No. I will try to update the puzzle to make it clearer. $\endgroup$ Aug 1, 2018 at 18:34

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