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I'm half of a hundred and both halves of a Belgian detective, two thirds of solar exposure and one eighth of an Age.

If you know who I am, post your answer, plus your explanation for each of the clues.

Good luck! (Although of course luck has nothing to do with it.)

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    $\begingroup$ Per the meta, I edited the title to make it clearer what the puzzle is about. @clayRay, if you prefer the previous title, you can roll back my edit, or you can set one yourself :) $\endgroup$ – HTM Oct 10 '19 at 23:14
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks @PilsNot3, I think you made the title more intriguing, which is good. $\endgroup$ – clayRay Oct 14 '19 at 0:54
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I think you are

Tin

I'm half of a hundred

The atomic number of tin is 50

and both halves of a Belgian detective,

Tintin

two thirds of solar exposure

Tan - contains two of the three letters of tin.

and one eighth of an Age.

Bronze - which is roughly 1/8th tin.

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    $\begingroup$ Dammit, I was thinking of the other Belgian detective! $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Oct 10 '19 at 9:10
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    $\begingroup$ @Rand al'Thor "I'm not French, I'm Belgian!" $\endgroup$ – George Menoutis Oct 10 '19 at 12:09
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    $\begingroup$ @Randal'Thor - That's what popped into my head, as well... $\endgroup$ – Voldemort's Wrath Oct 11 '19 at 0:23
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    $\begingroup$ Tintin was a reporter for Le Petit Vingtieme, not a detective $\endgroup$ – nzaman Oct 11 '19 at 9:21
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    $\begingroup$ @Randal'Thor: David Suchet will always be my go-to Poirot, but your comment lead me to learn about Bilbo Poirot. $\endgroup$ – Flater Oct 11 '19 at 10:12

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