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This strikes me as an FJ where the text of the clue demands a response with a specific spelling.

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Here is one I made up inspired by Monday’s FJ.
THE BIBLE

Fittingly, it is the last word in the KJV Bible.
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I just revisited this game's FJ because Glenn Fleishman has an article out that examines why the GOAT games are going the way they are. (He gave away the correct response to his first game's FJ in the article, but not his second one's.) (Speaking of giving things away, I'm not linking the article here because a relatively spoilery headline is contained in the URL.)

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When Turner Classic Movies began broadcasting on April 14, 1994, the first movie shown was this one

Not remembering my first viewing of this FJ, I had this thought process:
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"Could it be as simple as Casablanca, just because it's the go-to, archetypal 'classic' movie? But they specifically mentioned the date. April 14 is when the Titanic hit the iceberg, but 1994 is too early for the movie. It's also when Lincoln was shot; is it a Civil War movie? Fine, Gone with the Wind."
I was right, but not for my line of thinking.
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Ted Turner has his headquarters in Atlanta, GWTW is set in Atlanta, simple as that.
I couldn't remember if I had gotten it right the first time around so first I checked that week's FJ thread and found it was not among my votes. I didn't comment in that thread, so I found the game thread, where I posted this:
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seaborgium wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:14 pm
My first thought was Casablanca, and I was trying to think of Turner properties. Then I zeroed in on the date and was trying to think of classic movies about Abraham Lincoln (he was shot on 4/14/1865) when my dad said, "Turner, Atlanta, Gone with the Wind." My thinking wasn't close, but afterward I could imagine my wrong thinking getting me to the Civil War and thence to GWTW. But I'm not bothered about writing that off as a wrong FJ for me.
:lol: Maybe I should have counted it as a get after all!

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I usually don't post the answers when I post my own clues here, so as to let others guess it. :D

Here are two:
FAMOUS TRIOS
This trio first began performing in the mid-1920s under the name "Ted Healy and his Southern Gentlemen"

-and-

COMPANIES
These two German athletic brands were formed as a result of dispute between the two brothers that formed them

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I think Turner has said that is his favorite movie.

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jlgarfield wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:51 pm
I usually don't post the answers when I post my own clues here, so as to let others guess it. :D

Here are two:
FAMOUS TRIOS
This trio first began performing in the mid-1920s under the name "Ted Healy and his Southern Gentlemen"

-and-

COMPANIES
These two German athletic brands were formed as a result of dispute between the two brothers that formed them
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^ Both correct. :D

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WORLD GEOGRAPHY

Since 1993, it has been the world's most populous landlocked country.
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What is Ethiopia?

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mas3cf wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:38 am
WORLD GEOGRAPHY

Since 1993, it has been the world's most populous landlocked country.
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What is Ethiopia?
That one is almost a chestnut, but it's definitely a Thing Worth Knowing.

Try this followup, an actual clue from the show from April. It's top box DJ!, and James got it right, but I-who-do-not-know-geography didn't:
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With independence in 1993, Eritrea made Ethiopia landlocked, cutting off its access to this sea
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What is the Red Sea?

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mas3cf wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:38 am
WORLD GEOGRAPHY

Since 1993, it has been the world's most populous landlocked country.
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What is Ethiopia?
This was a LL question back in LL75. Not that it makes the FJ! any less quality, just making note of it.
IntegrityT wrote:
As a result of a 1993 independence referendum that finished with 99.83% of voters in favor, what nation replaced Uganda as the world's most populous landlocked country?
ETA: Only 20% of LLamas got that question right.

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MOVIES

In "Empire of the Sun", Christian Bale's character refers to an event that takes place in this eight letter city when he says, "I thought it was Mrs. Victor's soul going up to heaven."
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What is Nagasaki?

Wanted to get Nagasaki without really having to differentiate between that and Hiroshima, since that's a little bit inside baseball, hence the "eight letter city" part.

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THE INTERNET

The first "Google Doodle", a stick figure standing behind one of the O's, was intended to indicate Google's founders' presence at this annual event in 1998
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Here's a timely one:

COVER SONGS

Johnny Cash covered a song by these two bands inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 2020.
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DBear wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:21 pm
Here's a timely one:

COVER SONGS

Johnny Cash covered a song by these two bands inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 2020.
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Who are Depeche Mode & Nine Inch Nails?
He also covered a song by a band that was snubbed yet again:
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What is Soundgarden?
Never been on J!, but once won a knockoff version that aired on local access TV.

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MOVIES:

All but three minutes of this classic 1957 film take place inside one small room.
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What is Twelve Angry Men?
Never been on J!, but once won a knockoff version that aired on local access TV.

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Ironhorse wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:40 pm
MOVIES:

All but three minutes of this classic 1957 film take place inside one small room.
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What is Twelve Angry Men?
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I guess there's no point to sitting on this one. Please excuse the awkward phrasing.

JUKEBOX MUSICALS

Headed for Broadway in 2020, "Once upon a One More Time" features songs that were sung by this singer.
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Britney Spears
I'm smart and I want respect.

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DBear wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:21 pm
Here's a timely one:

COVER SONGS

Johnny Cash covered a song by these two bands inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 2020.
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Who are Depeche Mode & Nine Inch Nails?
[pedantry mode on]
The grammar seems incorrect here - it wasn't a single song by two bands, but two different songs. How about

"Johnny Cash covered songs by these two bands who were inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 2020."

[pedantry mode set to stun]

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STATE CAPITALS

This city was once the site of a painted pole adorned with fish bones that marked the boundary between two Native American nations.
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What is Baton Rouge?

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mas3cf wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:17 pm
STATE CAPITALS

This city was once the site of a painted pole adorned with fish bones that marked the boundary between two Native American nations.
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What is Baton Rouge?
It helps to know that
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Baton Rouge is French for Red Stick.

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