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Question Weird Electrical Problem

I've got a nice, charged Optima Red Top that always started her up, but recently, I haven't been able to. I've checked connections many times over, but obviously I'm missing something. When I connect the battery (or jumper cables from working car), I can turn any and all accessories on and they stay on nice and bright; fuel pump surges to life, etc. As soon as I try to engage starter, everything goes dead, like a circuit breaker tripped. I say circuit breaker, because if I disconnect the battery and try again tomorrow, the same cycle will happen. I haven't figured out the minimum duration that nothing works, but it's more than an hour yet always works the next day. Anyone point me in the right direction?
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