Considering all categories, I've selected some examples of multiple winners and put them in order. However, I have a problem deciding where to put the one remaining entry on this list. Here's my ordering so far:

  1. Small village
  2. AlEvel
  3. Day Daaay Daaaaay
  4. Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah
  5. Honey, sweetheart, darling
  6. Tango, two-step & White Fang, Akela
  7. Favourable attitude killing animals
  8. $\begin{bmatrix}1 & 0\\0 & 1\end{bmatrix}$
  9. Melanistic leopard

And here is the troublesome entry:

? Middle-of-the-day intoxication

Where should I place the remaining entry? Why do you think I have trouble deciding?

  • $\begingroup$ is "Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah" three entries or one named as shown? $\endgroup$ Oct 25 '19 at 13:13
  • $\begingroup$ @OmegaKrypton The latter. Each number 1-9 is one entry in the list. $\endgroup$
    – Jafe
    Oct 25 '19 at 13:15
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    $\begingroup$ I was relieved when I realized this was puzzling.se and not workplace.se (the symbols do look similar)... $\endgroup$ Oct 25 '19 at 21:44

It should go

either between 1 and 2, or between 2 and 3.

We have:

 1948 Hamlet              Small village
 1950 All About Eve       AlEvel
 1962 The Longest Day     Day Daaay Daaaaay
 1981 Reds                Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah
 1983 Terms of Endearment Honey, sweetheart, darling
 1990 Dances with Wolves  Tango, two-step & White Fang, Akela
 1997 Good Will Hunting   Favourable attitude killing animals
 1999 The Matrix          [1 0; 0 1]
 2018 Black Panther       Melanistic leopard

These are all

multiple Academy Award winners

and the last one

seems like it could be either Twelve O'Clock High, from 1949 (putting it between 1 and 2), or High Noon, from 1952 (putting it between 2 and 3).


EDIT: Gareth-sniped.

OK, so these are:

Movie titles in order of release date

Small village



All about Eve

Day Daaay Daaaaay

The longest Day

Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah


Honey, sweetheart, darling

Terms of Endearment

Tango, two-step & White Fang, Akela

Dances with Wolves

Favourable attitude killing animals

Good Will Hunting


The Matrix

Melanistic leopard

Black Panther

and your choice: Middle-of-the-day intoxication

High Noon

should go

Between 2 and 3 if we're going by release date

Still working on why there is confusion.

  • $\begingroup$ Sorry about the sniping! $\endgroup$
    – Gareth McCaughan
    Oct 25 '19 at 14:12
  • $\begingroup$ @GarethMcCaughan No worries, I didn't even have a full solve $\endgroup$ Oct 25 '19 at 15:24

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