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New tennis opponent this morning. Good exercise.

Please do not repeat question sheet, & no research.

1..What a couple do "con los labios"?

2..In 2009 Congress passes Lilly Ledbetter...Act doing what?

3.."East Side, West Side, All Around The Town."

4..Link the '50's B'way play, "A View from the Bridge" to Marilyn Monroe.

5..First pope to visit Ireland?

6..Singer had '92 platinum album, "The Celts". Who?

7..Long-time theatre reviewer for NY Times, B.C.

8..Instruments of the Bo Diddly trio?

9..In the 18th C who controlled present-day Louisiana?

10..The Boston ________ played in the very first World Series.

11..Christine Legarde is the recent director of..?

12..A couple of Sharpe footballers?

13..Cleopatra was part Egyptian, & part..?

14..The saber-rattling nation over gas exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean?

15..Despite suffering childhood asthma, Jenny Barringer holds the American record in what race?

16..Peter Gent just died; he wrote an NFL tell-all book turned into a popular movie(?).

17..Eight-letter sound-the-same: manages; Europe, e.g?

18..Many conservative pastors are trying to get which gov't agency into court?

19..Famous comic(?) fronts the bluegrass Steep Canyon Rangers.

20..The Impressionist who built Giverny?

21..Bechamel and besciemella are from different countries, but are similar..?

22..Who borrows a Beach Boys title for the #1 song this week in 1981?

23..Long-time TV game show panelist, A. F.

24..The MkII, Pygmy & the Quad were prototypes of..?

25..Prez(?) declares the last Nov. Thursday as Thanksgiving.

It is recommended that one eat 5 fruit daily. I shall have 3 with brunch,
while you pore over this.
 
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1. Kiss
3. Sidewalks of New York
4. "A View from the Bridge" author is Arthur Miller, who was married to Ms. Monroe.
19. Steve Martin?
 

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7. Bosley Crowther
18. the IRS, which says tax-exempt organizations such as churches are not allowed to support political causes. The pastors say they have a First Amendment right to support any cause they want.
20. Monet
23. Arlene Francis
 
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5. Benedict
6. Enya
9. France
10. Braves
11. IMF
13. Greek
21. White Sauces
23. Arlene Francis
 

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1..besan mucho -- smack, smack
3.."Me & Mammy O'Reilly....
8..guitars
9..France
10..Braves
13..Greek
14..Iraq
18..IRS
20..Monet
21..Sauces
23..Arlene Francis
24..Atom bomb
25..Ike
 
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3. On the Sidewalks of New York
4. One time husband Arthur Miller was the playwright
9. France
11. International Monetary Fund
12. Shannon & Sterling
13. Greek
14. Turkey

16. North Dallas Forty
19. Steve Martin
20. Claude Monet
21. Bechamel and besciamella are sauces from France and Italy respectively.
23. Arlene Francis
25. FDR
 
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3. I don't know the song title or its orginator, but, for me, it was the Tommy 7 song.
East side, west side, all around the town
The kids watch Tommy 7, he's our favorite TV clown
He's got a nose that's magic, a pushcart loaded with fun
So let's watch Tommy 7, forrrrrrr, the show has now begun!(two tweaks of the nose)
4. Arthur Miller
6. Sinead O'Connor
8. Guitar, bass, drum
9. France, from whom the Lousiana Purchase was made in 1803(I might have the year wrong)
10. Braves
12. Sterling and Shannon(both great talkers also)
13. Part Egyptian, part Greek, and all woman
16. North Dallas Forty
22. California Girls - (former lead singer for Van Halen, Roth might have been his last name)
23. Arlene Francis
25. Thomas Jefferson
 
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9. I seem to recall that Spain controlled Louisiana for the latter part
of the 18th century as part of the fallout from the seven years war.
Then Napoleon took it back.
 

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9. Spain and France, if you visit New Orleans, each street has a second lable stating what the street was called when the town was Spanish.
 

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New tennis opponent this morning. Good exercise.

Please do not repeat question sheet, & no research.

1.. Besarse

3.."East Side, West Side, All Around The Town." Kids play ring-around-Rosie, London Bridge is falling down."

4..Arthur Miller

7. Bosley Crowther

9. France

10..Red Stockings?

11. Greek

16. North Dallas Forty
 

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1 we have besarse and besan mucho, correct meaning, but inapproprite forms vis a vis the sentence.

2..attacks one dimension of sex discrimination.

5..Not Benedict...nor Pius XII, for that matter.

8..yeah, yeah, a guitar & drums, but it's the 3rd that makes this a decent query.

10..Long bygone

13..Greek! the chorus cries. Who can be a bit more specific?

15..In Korea last month, she won the 1500m.

17..Oh, the reluctance to work on brain teasers. Both have a "ers" in the middle.

22....A no to California Girls. Borrowed was only the title, not the song.

24..The WWII army was contracting out for a special item.

25..Several offered, but I had to shoot them down.
 
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8. Harmonica
13. More specific? Sorry, I went to public school:).
 

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By the way VAUC, that kid's show was a new one on me, Sounds local-only.
 
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2. In the business world it would be sexual harassment and inequality of pay?
8. Given his blues roots lets try harmonica?
13..Greek! the chorus cries. Who can be a bit more specific? G-R-E-E-K
24. Jeeps?
25. Franlin Delano Roosevelt
 
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17..Eight-letter sound-the-same: manages; Europe, e.g?
If I knew for what you are asking, I might try. Try rewording your request.
 

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3. Little Willy? (by Sweet). sounds somewhat familiar
4. Here goes. Phil Collins wrote a song "In the Air Tonight" that was rumored to be about a man who watched another man drowning (presumably from a bridge - a view from a bridge) but did nothing about it. Phil Collins is a short balding English singer/songwriter. Elton John is a short balding English singer/songwriter. Elton wrote a song "Candle in the Wind" about Marilyn Monroe.
8. Guitar, bass, drums
9. French
10. Boston Braves?
12. Shannon and Sterling
13. reptile?
16. North Dallas Forty?
19. Steve Martin (can't think of any other comic who has a bluegrass band)
 

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1. Kiss
3. The Sidewals of New York
4. John Paul II ??
9. Spanish, then French
10 Americans
13. Greek
16 North Dallas Forth
23. Arlene Francis
 

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G'day, lads & lassies, I am pleased to put right all that is written.

1..Beso is what the sentence calls for.

2..Equal pay, credit NCor.

3..Four with Sidewalks of NY; zorro with the next line.

4..Written by Arthur Miller, a Marilyn hubby. Terif is most complete.

5..Geordi off with his numbering, but provides John Paul2.

6..Crown is our solitary winner with Enya.

7..Rbny & zorro hit on Bosley Crowder.

8..Maracas

9..Spain, ed4, Knights, & geordi. France takes over at the turn of the century.

10..Pilgrims, going back to the 20thC first decade.

11..Crown & NCor with IMF.

12..Shannon & Sterling, receivers. VAUC & meyers.

13..See what the name "Philip" does for you.

14..NCor fingers Turkey.

15..Steeplechase.

16..Tons of you with North Dallas Forty.

17..manages=oversees; Europe(e.g.)=overseas...shame on NCor & everyboday else.

18..The IRS--JR, and see rbny for details.

19..Terif, NCor & meyers have Steve Martin. Woody plays the clarinet, so I don't know how he'd fit in bluegrass.

20..Rbny leads 3 in posting Claude Monet.

21..Sauces from France and Italy respectively, three here with NCor most complete.

23..Arlene Francis, cited by a half dozen.

24..NCor, though not too sure, with jeep.

25..Abe, you goofballs.

And stay tuned for #237...eventually.
 

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Sorry about the numbering... But in that same vein, what about 21 and 22 above???
 

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Geordi, emulation is the sincerest...

Now the real 22: Thirty years ago today the #1 song was Marky Mark (yeah, I know) doing a different "Good Vibrations".
 

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1. Ellos se besan por lo menos.
 

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In 13, I was looking for one of you to specify that she was Macedonian-Greek, descended from the Ptolemy line.
 
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