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I'm using an altered format, presenting this test in 2 postings, instead of a post-and-reply.
I hope it eases my awarding-of-merit ending.

Still, no research and no posting of questions please.

1..Explain the 1947 Hollywood 10.

2..Thirteen years ago Netscape is bought by..?

3..Xavier Cugat and ____ ____.

4..Who's the "new" J. Edgar?

5..Belmont and Preakness winner('55) is the name of a New England city.

6..And what about _____ Watts?

7..Japanese canine, ___t_.

8..A Capone portrayer in 1959?

9..Considered one of the Great Books, Gargantua and __________.

10..Fabric that has a repeated scenic pattern or for painting on?

11..Garlicky shrimp dish?

12..One word Ray Charles song plus Taurasi=Mrs. Davis.

13..Western neighbor of Afghanistan?
 

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1..On Mr. McCarthy's List
2..AOL
5..Belmont and Preakness winner('55) is the name of a New England city.
6..A thin clue...Angkor? Naomi? SE LA?
8..Jimmy Cagney
11..scampi
13..Iran
 

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I'm using an altered format, presenting this test in 2 postings, instead of a post-and-reply.
I hope it eases my awarding-of-merit ending.

Still, no research and no posting of questions please.

1..Dalton Trumbo and 9 others who refused to rat out their former Party member friends. (Kazan and Reagan were not included; they testified.)

3..Xavier Cugat and Charro?

5..Nashua

6.. ??

7..Shi'tzu

9..Considered one of the Great Books, Gargantua and Pantegruel.

11..Scampi? could be gumbo, etuffe, lots of others.
 

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2. AOL
3,4,6 too little info
7. Akita
11. Garlic shrimp is probably the most common. There are dozens. After garlic shrimp probably Scampi, Fra Diavolo . . .
13. Iran and one of the 'stans
 

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10. Toile - a crossword answer
 

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2. AOL
3,4,6 too little info
7. Akita
11. Garlic shrimp is probably the most common. There are dozens. After garlic shrimp probably Scampi, Fra Diavolo . . .
13. Iran and one of the 'stans

Too little info? Now be fair; if other posters catch them, then there's enough info.
 

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3. Abbe Lane
4. DiCaprio
7. Akita
9. Pantagruel
11. Scampi
13, Iran
 

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3. Carmen Miranda - there's a great Jimmy Buffet tune in homage to them.
 
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1. I would guess that would have to do with the major Hollywwood stars who were outed as communists and blacklisted.
2. Yahoo
3. Charo
4. Leonardo di Caprio
6. Naomi
7. Akita
10. Silkscreen
11. Shrimp scampi
12. Ruby, although I really do not understand the Taurasi reference
13. Iran
 
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2. AOL
3. Abbe Lane (I considered Cuchi Cuchi but she does not fit the blanks:))
4. Leonardo DiCaprio
6. Naomi
7. Akita
11. Scampi
12. Busted is the song for sure. But that’s all I have.
13. Iran
 

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Doing splendid
12..Now VAUC has laid down a perfect assist. Can anyone score?
 

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1. I would guess that would have to do with the major Hollywwood stars who were outed as communists and blacklisted.
2. Yahoo
3. Charo
4. Leonardo di Caprio
6. Naomi
7. Akita
10. Silkscreen
11. Shrimp scampi
12. Ruby, although I really do not understand the Taurasi reference
13. Iran

Now that you've supplied "Ruby", it makes sense to me. Ruby Dee - Ruby "D" !
 

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Several correct answers none of which is Charro.
New J. Edgar - head of the FBI? Movie actor?
What about Watts - Naomi, Edwin, Kila, mega?
 

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4. you talkin' 'bout the new movie with Leonardo?
6. Naomi?
 

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Finishing up...

1..Yes the Joe McCarthy & Huac days. See especially zorro. JR & VAUC have it also.

2..JR, VTC, & NCor with American Online (AOL)

3..Hey Silly 'ol bear (& VAUC), I give you 2 words, you give back one. All of you, pay attention to the lines, like NCor says.
And how do you squeeze Carmen Miranda in? Geordi, ed4 & NCor with Abbe Lane.

4..Meyers, geordi and ed4 discover a new movie with Leonard DiCaprio as the dead FBI guy.

5..Nashua says Zorro.

6..Those of you (or those of you with kids) who grew up on The Electric Company know that the show continuously
threw out a non sequitur, "And what about Naoni?" Naomi Watts is a movie star. And I have no idea whether
the several of you who did plug in Naomi were channeling the TV show or just made a wild guess.

7..Akita works, proclaim 4 of you.

8..I'm not used to ed4 being so uncertain up and down the line, but he's always right, including Rod Steiger.

9..Geordi being ultra cultured with Pantagruel.

10..Like pap says, toile.

11..Now VTC, I never ask a question whose answer is the same as the question. Go with scampi...or the other several dishes mentioned.

12..After VAUC's assist, Pinot hits a 3...well, no, his foot was on the line for not adding that Ruby Dee is wife to Ossie Davis.

13..Iran is right there on your maps to the left of Afgh. Just tons of you read it correctly.

Before the sun sets in central Florida, you'll get "B".
 
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