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I've seen these before somewhere (maybe here?), but they're all mixed up!

Who/what is being described by the clues below?

Consequence of a disastrous harvest
What a mathematician might do to clarify their work
Result from removing belly hairs
Criminal who upgrades photography equipment
Lobbying requests from a vessel
Murders with a knife
Fun name for a keyboard app
One way to complete a visual arts project
Be afraid of the 10th
Milwaukee team fan’s collection, maybe
Agent 47, for example
Like a debatable point
Label on a Soviet trash can, perhaps
Casual greeting to a parental unit


HINT 1

This person also smashes their mouth against a wall and hires a doggo.

HINT 2

Once you've solved the clues, you need to do something with them in order to extract a final clue that gives the final answer. You can do the same with the title clue to get the common theme among all these clues. Perhaps you should bother a male sheep about it?

HINT 3

For the first four clues, the enumerations are (4 3), (4 5), (5 3), and (6 6 4).

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  • $\begingroup$ are all the clues referring to the same object? $\endgroup$ – Omega Krypton May 15 '19 at 0:00
  • $\begingroup$ @OmegaKrypton Not really, but they are all related by a category, which the final answer is also a part of $\endgroup$ – HTM May 15 '19 at 0:02
  • $\begingroup$ any letter count clues please? +1 $\endgroup$ – Omega Krypton May 15 '19 at 0:06
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    $\begingroup$ Pretty sure PiIsNot3 would have put them in if they were meant to be part of the puzzle. $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan May 15 '19 at 0:06
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    $\begingroup$ @OmegaKrypton Patience, I'll include some as a hint if no headway is made :) $\endgroup$ – HTM May 15 '19 at 0:07
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The flavour text says that we're looking for something we've seen before "here". On this site?

Hint 2 says we should

"bother a male sheep" (nag a ram), so the solution involves changing the order of letters.

The title

"Fortune tellers have dinner" resolves to "seers sup" which in turn anagrams to "PSE users".

The method, then is to

solve the crossword clue, then anagram the solution into the name of a Puzzling user. There is one extra letter in each case.

Solving the clues:

Consequence of a disastrous harvest (4 3)
none fed = noedne + F

What a mathematician might do to clarify their work (4 5)
hone axiom = hexomino + A

Result from removing belly hairs (5 3)
sleek gut = El-Guest + K

Criminal who upgrades photography equipment (6 6 4)
camera change thug = Gareth McCaughan + E

Lobbying requests from a vessel
rowboat petitions = TwoBitOperation + S

Murders with a knife
stabs = Bass + T

Fun name for a keyboard app
my pocket organ = Omega Krypton + C

One way to complete a visual arts project
use video = Deusovi + E

Be afraid of the 10th
fear J = jafe + R

Milwaukee team fan’s collection, maybe
antler hoard = Rand al'Thor + E

Agent 47, for example
hitman = athin + M

Like a debatable point
moot = Tom + O

Label on a Soviet trash can, perhaps
our bin = Rubio + N

Casual greeting to a parental unit
hey mom = M Oehm + Y

The extra letters spell

FAKESTCEREMONY

The final answer is

phoniest rite = PiIsNotThree, i.e., OP's former username

Hint 1

wham tooth = HowToMath
appoint woofer = PowerOfAPoint
which are two other aliases listed in OP's profile

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    $\begingroup$ That's ingenious. I was really hoping that the second-to-last would be rot13(UVFGBEL), though, and that doesn't seem to fit the pattern. (And there aren't obvious sheep-botherings for most of them -- but maybe that happens later.) $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan May 16 '19 at 9:14
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    $\begingroup$ Personally, a debatable point is rot13(zbbg). $\endgroup$ – Tom May 19 '19 at 17:36
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    $\begingroup$ As said in the second clue, the title also hints at the theme: rot13(frref fhc -> CFR hfref) $\endgroup$ – Leo May 20 '19 at 0:01
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    $\begingroup$ 5&14) rot13(Ebjobng crgvgvbaf -> GjbOvgBcrengvba + F & Url zbz -> Z Bruz + L) $\endgroup$ – Tom May 20 '19 at 8:33
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    $\begingroup$ Unsure of the wiki-etiquette so have made my edit to resolve the final two outstanding clues: 7) rot13(zl cbpxrg ncc) and 13) rot(n ynory ba n Fbivrg genfu pna - orvat fbzrguvat funerq ol gur pbzzhar - jbhyq or 'bhe ova') $\endgroup$ – Stiv Jun 20 '19 at 17:56
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At jafe's request, I'm posting my contributions as a separate answer. Most of the puzzle was solved by other users.

The final answer is

phoniest rite = PiIsNotThree, i.e., OP's former username

Hint 1

wham tooth = HowToMath
appoint woofer = PowerOfAPoint
which are two other aliases listed in OP's profile

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks! I'll award the bounty tomorrow when the system allows me to. $\endgroup$ – jafe Sep 25 at 13:08
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    $\begingroup$ You know what, this is the first time I have ever realised that the first 4 letters of that username were 'PI IS' and not 'PILS'. This might explain why none of my pings ever worked for them! (facepalm) Good thing for me they made their name much simpler :D $\endgroup$ – Stiv Sep 25 at 17:26
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    $\begingroup$ @Stiv I was about to comment exactly the same. Always made me think of beer. Pi Is makes far more sense! $\endgroup$ – Mohirl Sep 28 at 11:42
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Partial

Agent 47 for example

Hitman (as in the game)

The common theme might refer to

Computer games/programs, or professions?

Casual greeting to a parental unit

Yoda (YO+DA) if the common theme is just characters?

Random thoughts that don't seem to fit any common theme, some don't quite fit the clues: Consequence of a disastrous harvest

Famine/Hunger?

Murders with a knife

Stabs (or Stabbings if 'murders' is a noun rather than a verb)

Like an unnecessary point

Needles / Needless

Label on a Soviet trash can, perhaps

Red ... litter? (pun on red letter, bit of a stretch)

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  • $\begingroup$ Two of your answers are correct, but not the category. Keep trying! :) $\endgroup$ – HTM May 15 '19 at 17:41

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