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NCor says some dude named Slocum was first to sail around the world. Of course, we can't acknowledge that until Sting commemorates the feat in song.

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1..Next year there will be no more NJ Nets. Explain.

2..Wangari Maathai received an important acknowledgement in 2004. What?

3..Which American led the peace pact with England after our Revolution?

4..Sony purchases..? for 3.4B in 2004.

5..What was the 1987 Montreal Protocol designed to do?

6..Headed the New England Catholic Church staerting in 1958?

7..Sigue las flechas.

8..Minnesota and Iowa farmers are now being plagued by stolen..?

9..Hou Yifan is the female world champ in..?

10..This 92-year-old is leaving the TV news magazine show.

11..Where is the Haqqani Network?

12..In 1542 Juan Rodriguez ________ enters present day San Diego.

13..In 1850 ________ was abandoned as a form of punishment by the navy.

14..A logger's competition(?) is similar in sound to the cowboy's.

15..Omar Sharif has international prominence for something besides acting. What?

16..What did the Fonz call Howard's wife?

17..Edwin Drood is a character by..?

18..To fill water with bubbles is to..?

19..The 3rd (and longest) of the three lumped poisons is ___a_.

20..Group that publishes "Intelligence Report", focusing on the activities of, e. g,
skinheads & the KKK?

21..A novelty song in the '50's by David Seville?

22..Where in our solar system are bodies not named for Greek & Roman gods, but reflecting
Shakespeare?

23..What is the Dia de la Raza holiday?

24..This year's World Series begins on what date?

25..We spend the most for Christmas. Second most spending day?

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10. Andy Rooney.
16. Mrs. C.
18. Carbonate?
21. The Chipmunk Song.
 

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1. They become the Brooklyn Nets
3. Benjamin Franklin
7 literally - follow the arrow; although the idiom is more like changing directions; detour
10 Andy Rooney
12 Cabrillo
13. Keelhauling??
14. A Roleo - log rolling
17 Charles Dickens
18 Aerate
21. The Chipmonk song
23. Discovery Day - roughly our Columbus Day
25. My birthday???
 

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1. Team moving to Brooklyn to replace the Dodgers.

10. Norwalk resident Andy Rooney

15. Bridge player.

24. Day after Thanksgiving. Or maybe Halloween.

25. Mother's Day?
 

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1. Nets moving to their new Brooklyn arena.
10. Andy Rooney (Rowayton resident)
11. Pakistan (sponsored by the ISI). Responsible for 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai and recent attacks on US & UN troops in Kabul.
20. Democratic Underground
 
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1. They are moving to Brooklyn to become the Brooklyn Debts.
4. Shotgun time: Sony merged its Sony Music with Bertelsmann’s Music Group creating Sony
Bertelsmann Music Group; Sony, Comcast, and some private equity firms acquired MGM, however,
Sony was only interested in acquiring trhe rights to MGM’s film library that was not already owned
by Warner Brothers. This may have been 2005 though.
8. Pigs
10. Andy Rooney
15. Contract bridge
16. Mrs. C
18. Boiling or aerate
20. Southern Poverty Law Center
21. Chipmunk Song
22. Moons of Uranus
25. Birthday
 

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NCor says some dude named Slocum was first to sail around the world. Of course, we can't acknowledge that until Sting commemorates the feat in song.

No research and answers only please.

1..They're moving to Brooklyn.
3..It was in Paris
4..MGM
8..Pigs
10..Andy Rooney
13..Flogging
15..Poker playing
16..Mrs. C.
17..Dickens
18..Carbonate
21..The Witchdoctor
22..Asteroid Belt
25..Mothers Day

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3. Franklin?
4. Time Warner?
6. Cushing?
10. Andy Rooney
11. Afghanistan
12. Balboa
13. Keel hauling
15. Bridge
16. Mrs C.
18. Aerate
25. Mother's Day?
 
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1. They are moving to Brooklyn. My understanding is that this is where a new Ebbetts Field might have been built had the Dodgers not moved to Los Angleles.
3. John Adams
8. Pigs
10. Andy Rooney
12. Balboa
13. Keelhauling
15. Bridge
16. Mrs. C
18. Carbonate
20. Southern Poverty Law Center
21. The Chrismas Song - Alvin & the Chipmunks
24. Mother's Day
 

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VAUC, please edit the questions out.

2..For her many services throughout the African continent.

4..It is a picture studio, but other than mentioned yet.

5..Acting on behalf of the environment. How so?

9..She is no pawn of the male establishment.

19..We're talking weeds here.

23..It is kin to one of our own holidays next month.

24..Neunzehn

Kind of amazing that the first go-round almost always yields 18-20 correct.
 

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4. Is it actually called MGM/UA?
9. Chess? But if I am correct there can be no credit given with so direct a clue.
23 Columbus Day? See note above.
 
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4. Columbia Pictures??? (That acquisition happened in the late 80s.)

 

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10. Andy Rooney
13. keel hauling?
16. Mrs. C
18. carbonate
24. a date much too late to pay any attention to
 

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WC - Better spell check #2.
 

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WC - Better spell check #2.
Thanks, VTC, sometimes I can't read my own writing. It's fixed now, and the answer to #2 is Nobel Peace Prize.

1..Several of you know of the future Brooklyn Nets.

3..John Adams, which VAUC identifies.

4..NCor is right about the date of '89 for the acquision of Columbia.

5..Confirmed to protect the ozone layer.

6..The proper form is Richard Cardinal Cushing. VTC here.

7..Geordi alone with "follow the arrows".

8..Somebody is purloining pigs. Fair & NCor.

9..Chess champ. Late edition snags by VTC & NCor.

10..Five of you correctly pick Andy Rooney.

11..Seen as a Mafia like warlord group in Pakistan, replicant & crown place it.

12..The Portuguese, Cabrillo; geordi knows him. Two of you thought it was Sylvester Stallone.

13..Fairview has flogging.

14..Geordi types roleo.

15..Duplicate, not contract, bridge; a quartet here.

16..Mrs. C...six with good memories.

17..Three beat the Dickens out of you.

18..To aerate or carbonate, furnished by seven posters.

19..Ivy, oak and sumac are often spoken about together.

20..Southern Povery Law Center, NCor & VAUC.

21..You could have Witch Doctor, as Fair had, or something with Chipmunks, as five others did.

22..Uranus' moons, cheers for NCor.

23..I overlooked geordi's response. Several Latin American countries celebrate the discovery of America. This year on Oct. 14.

24..10/19

25..You were, understandably, all over the place. Spending award (after Christmas) is Halloween. Kibitzer, though mysteriously intertwining
24 & 25, has it.
 

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WC - Sharif was a first rate contract bridge player and wrote a contract bridge column for several years.
 

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WC - Sharif was a first rate contract bridge player and wrote a contract bridge column for several years.

Let me rephrase. Yes, he played contract bridge, but one gets an international rep by exceling at duplicate.
 
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