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Someone on Facebook shared a statement that I think applies really well to the election this year, so I thought I'd share it. But I couldn't just share it; I had to make a puzzle out of it. The words will go from red to orange to green to blue.

Majestic quotes shouldn't only be about the return and the orange juice.

NOTE: "Majestic" and "quotes" begin separate chains. "Orange juice" is the start of one chain.
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Is it ok to just guess synonyms . I'm not sure if I remember the rules for idiomuzzles . Maybe you could post them here if you have them. On the assumption that it's ok I'm going to proceed..

Magestic - Regal?
Quotes - Cites?
Orange Juice - Orange Crush? (Subtle REM reference)
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Is it ok to just guess synonyms . I'm not sure if I remember the rules for idiomuzzles . Maybe you could post them here if you have them. On the assumption that it's ok I'm going to proceed..

Here's the official rule as set back in 2009:

Decoding the green words is done by finding "synonyms, near-synonyms or sound-alikes" for them - and finding the synonyms is done by standard lateral questions.

But in more recent idiomuzzles, other connections can be made. For instance, one can go from a city to an event in that city, or a song to its artist. Other similar connections are possible.


Magestic - Regal?
Quotes - Cites?
Orange Juice - Orange Crush? (Subtle REM reference)
No to all
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Does any of the following lead anywhere:

Majestic -> Majestix -> Asterix -> Comics
Majestic (hotel) -> Cannes -> movie award -> Oscar
Majestic (the boat) -> Ohio -> Columbus -> Discovery

Quotes -> Quotation marks -> String literal (in programming) -> string -> guitar
Quotes -> Sales quotes -> request for quotation -> tender -> soft

Orange Juice -> Oran Juice Jones -> Indiana Jones
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orange juice = Tang? O.J.? someone with the name/nickname Juice?

Return = come back? Enter?
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Does any of the following lead anywhere:

Majestic -> Majestix -> Asterix -> Comics
Majestic (hotel) -> Cannes -> movie award -> Oscar
Majestic (the boat) -> Ohio -> Columbus -> Discovery

Quotes -> Quotation marks -> String literal (in programming) -> string -> guitar
Quotes -> Sales quotes -> request for quotation -> tender -> soft

Orange Juice -> Oran Juice Jones -> Indiana Jones
No to all of these, but interesting thoughts!

orange juice = Tang? O.J.? someone with the name/nickname Juice? No to all

Return = come back? Think along these lines Enter? No
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Return = send back? give back?
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Majestic - royal? splendid?

quotes - sayings? speech marks? references?

return - profit? payback? go back? revisit? put back?

orange juice - Simpson? vitamin C?
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Relevant that Orange Juice is used as a mixer e.g.in a Screwdriver it's vodka and Orange Juice?
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Return = send back? give back? No, OTWT

Majestic - royal? splendid? No

quotes - sayings? No to these, but this is somewhat OTRT speech marks? references?

return - profit? payback? go back? No to these, this is OTRT revisit? put back?

orange juice - Simpson? vitamin C? This

Relevant that Orange Juice is used as a mixer e.g.in a Screwdriver it's vodka and Orange Juice? No but interesting thought

Majestic quotes shouldn't only be about the return and the vitamin C.
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return -> travel back? go back to the start? start over? change direction? change one's habits? repent? regret?

majestic -> anything named "Majestic" relevant? (a place? a building? a person? a ship?)

quotes -> aphorisms? adages? epigrams? anecdotes? misquotes? lapsus?

vitamin C -> acid? lemon?
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Quotes = Slogan? Motto?

Vitamin C - anything to do with effects of lack of Vitamin C ? Scurvey?
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return -> travel back? go back to the start? start over? change direction? change one's habits? repent? regret? No. "Come back" was still closest.

majestic -> anything named "Majestic" relevant? No (a place? a building? a person? a ship?)

quotes -> aphorisms? adages? epigrams? anecdotes? misquotes? lapsus? No to these

vitamin C -> acid? lemon? No

Quotes = Slogan? Motto? No

Vitamin C - anything to do with effects of lack of Vitamin C ? Scurvey? No
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return - does it start with "re"? Is it two words? If so, is one of them back? again?
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return - does it start with "re"? No, but it ends with "-re" (HINT) Is it two words? No, one word If so, is one of them back? again?
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majestic - imperial? grand? grandiose? magnificent ?

quotes - comments? references?

vitamin C - ascorbic acid? ascorbate? additive? supplement?
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majestic - imperial? grand? grandiose? magnificent ? No, but OTRT

quotes - comments? references? No to both. Think more "movie quotes" (since your guesses have been circling around it)

vitamin C - ascorbic acid? ascorbate? additive? supplement? Nope, OTWT
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majestic - glorious? fabulous?

quotes - clips?

vitamin c - health? life? vitality?
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majestic - glorious? fabulous?

quotes - clips?

vitamin c - health? life? vitality?
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quotes = lines?
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return = back to the future?
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majestic - glorious? fabulous? No

quotes - clips? No, see below

vitamin c - health? life? vitality? No, still OTWT

quotes = lines? Yes

return = back to the future? No

Majestic lines shouldn't only be about the return and the vitamin C.
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lines - straight? limit? border?
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lines - straight? No to all; this one is getting OTRT limit? border?
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Majestic - noble? august?

lines - direct? narrow? queue? sentiments? sound bites?

return - restore? confer? render?

vitamin c - band? singer? party?
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lines - rows?

majestic - stately? superb? imposing? inspiring? magnificent? glorious? extravagant?

vitamin C - vitamin b? vitamin d?

return - departure?
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Majestic - noble? august? stately? superb? imposing? inspiring? magnificent? glorious? extravagant?

lines - direct? narrow? queue? sentiments? sound bites? rows?

return - restore? confer? render? departure?

vitamin c - band? singer? No, but very OTRT. Rest are all No party? vitamin b? vitamin d?
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lines - stripes? track? traces?

vitamin C - colleen? graduation?
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lines - stripes? track? traces? No

vitamin C - colleen? graduation? This.

Majestic lines shouldn't only be about the return and the graduation.
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graduation - degree? certificate? ceremony? honours?

lines - rules?

majestic - ruling?
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Majestic - Splendid? Awesome? Divine?

Lines - point to point? infinite? polls?

Return - Is it a British English word that some of us might not end with "re", but "er"? Enter? Prosper? Does this return refer to results of elections?

graduation - education? commencement? celebration? party?
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graduation - degree? certificate? ceremony? honours? No to these, but it's more related to the ceremony

lines - rules? Close enough.

majestic - ruling? No, but this is "lines"

Majestic - Splendid? Awesome? Divine? No, but still OTRT

Lines - point to point? infinite? polls? No

Return - Is it a British English word that some of us might not end with "re", but "er"? No. I'm American Enter? Prosper? Does this return refer to results of elections? No

graduation - education? commencement? celebration? party? No to these

Majestic rulings shouldn't only be about the return and the graduation.
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Majestic - Supreme? Supreme court relevant?

rulings - abstract? court? law? code?

return - seizure? capture? overture? result?

graduation - pomp and circumstance? winners?
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Majestic - Supreme? Supreme court relevant? No to both

rulings - abstract? court? law? code? No to these

return - seizure? capture? overture? result? No to these. It involves a specific, physical return

graduation - pomp and circumstance? winners? Neither
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rules - laws?

majestic - great? grand? noble?

graduation - cheers? applause? celebration? mortar board? congratulations?

return - backfire?
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rules - laws?

majestic - great? grand? noble?

graduation - cheers? applause? celebration? mortar board? congratulations?

return - backfire?

No to all, and I'll supply some hints.

RULES: Has to do with laws, courts, etc. Closer to "courts" though.
MAJESTIC: Synonym. You're dancing around the word I'm looking for.
GRADUATION: Focus on the crowd.
RETURN: A specific return of one person to a particular area.
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rules - legislations?
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graduation -> seniors?
rules -> regulations? proceedings? pleadings? speeches?
majestic -> brilliant? perfect?
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graduation -> seniors? No
rules -> regulations? proceedings? pleadings? speeches? legislations? No
majestic -> brilliant? perfect? No to all, getting there
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return - Easter?
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return - Easter? Ooh, good thought. But No.
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Majestic - Powerful? Emotional?
rulings - appeals?
return - election? re-election? order? ordain?
graduation - students? teachers? deans? advisors? parents? pride? joy? finale? finished?
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Majestic - Powerful? Emotional? Neither. As a HINT it might take you another 4 years to come up with the synonym
rulings - appeals? No, getting colder
return - election? re-election? order? ordain? No
graduation - students? teachers? deans? advisors? parents? pride? Close enough. That closes one chain joy? finale? finished?

Majestic rulings shouldn't only be about the return and the proudest.
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Majestic - Presidential
rulings - elections
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Majestic - Presidential No. Perhaps "another 2 years" was the better option
rulings - elections No
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Majestic - olympic?
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Majestic - olympic? Yes.

Olympic rulings shouldn't only be about the return and the proudest.
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Olympic - games? Medals? Sports? London? Rio de Janeiro? Mount Olympus relevant? Greece? Gods? Swimming pool?

Rules - verdict? Enforcement? Crime? Police? Judge?
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majestic - Olympian?

rulings - verdicts? trials? edicts? decisions?

return - only one person in the whole world? or one type of person? H/A/M? profesion relevant? geographical location relevant? prodigal?
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Olympic - games? Medals? Sports? London? Rio de Janeiro? Mount Olympus relevant? Yes, but not the word I want Greece? Ditto. No to rest Gods? Swimming pool?

Rules - verdict? Enforcement? Crime? Police? Judge? No to these
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Olympic - Sky? Clouds? Heaven? Mountain? Home? Ambrosia? Athens? Islands? Mythology?
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Olympic - Hellenic?

rulings - measures?

ooh Balin - I think you missed my questions! BTW this is my all time favourite kind of puzzle - thanks
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ooh Balin - I think you missed my questions! BTW this is my all time favourite kind of puzzle - thanks I did miss them; fixed below. Glad you like these

rulings - verdicts? trials? edicts? measures? decisions? This. Chain #2 closed

return - only one person in the whole world? or one type of person? This, mainly H/A/M? profesion relevant? Yes geographical location relevant? prodigal?

Olympic - Sky? Clouds? Heaven? Mountain? Home? Ambrosia? Athens? This Islands? Mythology? Hellenic?

Athens decisions shouldn't only be about the return and the proudest.
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Athens - capital? City? Democracy? Democratic? Political?
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Athens = Greek government?
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Return - does the end word have anything to do with lobbyists by any chance?
Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
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"Democratic decisions shouldn't only be about the loudest and the proudest."
Balin (Balin)
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Athens - capital? City? Democracy? This Democratic? Political? Greek government?

Return - does the end word have anything to do with lobbyists by any chance? No, but...

"Democratic decisions shouldn't only be about the loudest and the proudest." ...you've nailed the quote here, with a slight variance on the first word.

****OPEN SPOILER****

Democracy decisions
shouldn't only be about the loudest and the proudest.

I'm calling it an "open spoiler" because, although the phrase has been solved, the chain from "return" to "loudest" is still open, in case you want to try and figure it out. If not, let me know and I'll say what the chain is.
Shez (Shez)
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can we go backwards? I'm all rerurned out
Balin (Balin)
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can we go backwards? I'm all returned out Yes, you can go backwards
Shez (Shez)
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return - vampire? (still trying)

loudest - row? noise? cacophony? blaring? vociferous? garish? lurid? flashy? strident?
Balin (Balin)
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return - vampire? (still trying) No

loudest - row? noise? cacophony? blaring? vociferous? garish? lurid? flashy? strident? None of these
Shez (Shez)
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return - encore!
...applause? ovation? cheering? shouting?
Balin (Balin)
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return - encore! Yep!
...applause? This. ovation? cheering? shouting?

****SPOILER****

Democracy decisions shouldn't only be about the loudest and the proudest.

majestic -> olympic -> Athens -> democracy
quotes -> lines -> rulings -> decisions
return -> encore -> applause -> loudest
orange juice -> vitamin C -> graduation -> proudest

This quote was posted by a friend of a friend on Facebook in response to my college's decision to remove Chick-fil-a from campus, despite a poll where 67% of students wanted it to stay. (The decision was vetoed by the student president. They had a second vote to potentially overturn the veto; I do not know the results of that vote.) I saw the quote and thought it applied well to all circumstances, including the presidential election, but I couldn't just share it....

Nice work Shez & Dlcygnet for the solve. New puzzle right now.
Shez (Shez)
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lovely puzzle! more, more more!

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