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Can you turn this into your long weekend? I have my doubts.

No research and answers only please.

1..Madrid hosted 26 nations in '91 who agreed on a 50 year ban of..?

2..In PETER AND THE WOLF, the duck is represented by what instrument?

3..The makers of PONG?

4..The 1st military contract fo jeeps was awarded to..?

5..The Prez who authorized the Office of Economic Stabilization?

6..On '60's TV Roger Moore plays..? and drives a ..?

7..Crazy, hairy ____ are threatening the gulf coast.

8.."Sit right down and talk to me about how you want to be."

9..Nesat & Negae are..? that especially affected what nation?

10..This year what state abolished the death penalty?

11..Famous aria translates as, "Let no one sleep".

12..Who replaced King Idris I?

13..The TV West Wing Prez struggled with what disease?

14..Two kinds of fat, distinguished by color?

15..Blake Lively's newly emancipated beau?

16..The death toll is about 18 from ________-tainted cantaloupe.

17.."People tell me it's a crime to feel too much at any one time.
All it cost me was a dime.."

18..After 4 games only 2 NFL teams have held foes<60 points. Name one.

19..NBC just canceled a 10pm(EST) new show after 3 episodes. Which?

20..In '62 the Beatles first hit(?) is released in Britain.

21..A river of Normandy, __n_.

22..Either King or Plane.

23..International star created Bip the Clown. Who?

24..Which corp. created Watson, a Jeopardy winner?

25..__o_ - _o____ are energy units.

I will imagine this will help your long day before game 3.
 

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1..Drilling for oil in Antartica
2..Oboe
3..Motorola
4..Caterpillar
7..Crazy, hairy ants are threatening the gulf coast.
13.Alzheimers
20..Love me do
22..Lear
24..IBM
 
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2. Oboe
3. Allen Alcorn created Pong and Atari manufactured, marketed, and sold it.
6. The Saint; Volvo (Model ?)
8. You Ought to be with Me; Al Green
16. Listeria
18. Baltimore and Tennessee
20. Love Me Do
21. Orne
24. IBM
25. Nanojoules
 
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2. Oboe
3. Atari
4. American Motors
5. Herbert Hoover
6. The Saint, Aston-Martin
7. Jellyfish
10. Illinois
13. Multiple Sclerois
14. Saturated and unsaturated
18. Baltimore Ravens
20. Twist and Shout
22. Air
24. IBM
 

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Eastern Florida is under siege by a weekend full of rain. There goes tennis.

Interim report.

5..Think of a time in the last century when this nation really, really, really needed economic stabilization.

9..Here we might think of Andrew and Katrina.

14..One is white; the other is one that rarely appears in a nation's flag.

15..She has broken with that Titanic guy.

17..Where are the posters who usually recognize a Dylan tune(?)?

23..World's most famous mime.

25..After the hyphen comes a word that's the same as one European currency.

Astoundingly, one more test that has the previously-mentioned 18-20 correct answers.
 

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3.Atari
4. Ford
6. The Saint
7. Ants
15. DiCaprio
16. Listeria
18. Detroit
24. IBM
 
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5. Franklin D. Roosevelt
9. Hurricanes; USA
14. Yellow
15. ?
17. ?
23. Marcel Marceau
25. ?
 
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5. FDR
9. Tsunamis that affected Japan
15. Leonardo di Caprio
17. Unless someone else sang the Dylan tune, it is unlikely I have ever heard it.
23. Marcel Marceau
25. Foot pounds
 
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5. FDR
17. Unless someone else sang the Dylan tune, it is unlikely I have ever heard it.

Try Joan Baez. She sang some songs about and I believe some by
"Bobby" Dylan.
 

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Have you noticed that collectively the Florida football teams, pro & college, are...um, not too go

1..Fairview has it--extraction in Antarctica.

2..Four oboe-citers.

3..And one fewer with Atari.

4..Crownfox has Willys (Overland).

5..Post hint, a trio snagged FDR.

6..Roger Moore drove the Volvo sports car, while being The Saint--NCor is most complete.

7..Ants (heading my was, egad!)--VTC & Fair.

8..UPink & VAUC with the R&B Al Green, YOU OUGHT TO BE WITH ME.

9..Cyclones that did damage recently in the Phillipines.

10..Illinois, as typed by VAUC.

11..K9 nails it--Nessun Dorma by Puccini.

12..Ed4 makes this his singular conribution. Ghaddafi

13..VAUC & K9 with Multiple Sclerosis.

14..Brown is the second--funny how no major countries wanted that hue in their flags.

15..The Titanic guy is DiCaprio, mentioned by our 2 "V" guys.

16..Listeria, credit NCor & VTC.

17..Joan Baez does have a cover of "A Simple Twist of Fate" on her DIAMONDS AND RUST album.

18..Titans & Ravens, NCor & VAUC.

19..K9 spot on with Playboy Club.

20..Fair & UPink whistling Love Me Do.

21..The Orne flows there, writes NCor.

22..Lear works--credit to Fair.

23..Post hint, 3 grab Marcel Marceau.

24..Not a stumper, for 5 of you cite IBM.

26..Picking up my nudge are VAUC & NCor with foot-pounds.

Porky Pig says, "That's all folks.
 

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WC - According to WIKI the first post trials production contract for what became the jeep was awarded to all 3 competing companies. Each were to produce 1500 vehicles. The second contract was awarded to Willys.
 

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WC - According to WIKI the first post trials production contract for what became the jeep was awarded to all 3 competing companies. Each were to produce 1500 vehicles. The second contract was awarded to Willys.

In #236 the MKII, the Quad & the Pygmy were specified as the 3, but my understanding is that these were Prototypes. The actual "Jeep" was a Willys product. Am I wrong?
 
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In July 1940, the QMC invited bids for the production of the jeep from 135 companies. The invitations also included some layout drawings, detail drawings, and various specifications, substantially based (allegedly) on Bantam's original ideas. Only three bids were returned: Bantam, Willys-Overland, and Ford. An initial contract for 70 jeeps was awarded to Bantam, beginning with a pilot model, and then the remainder, designated as the Mark II.
Army concerns over Bantam's production capacity and a sense that their jeep was underpowered and too high off the ground led to Willys-Overland and Ford being invited to submit prototypes for testing alongside the Bantam. In March 1941 it was decided to order 1,500 jeeps from each of the three companies (with an increase to the original minimum weight). During further trials the competing designs continued to be developed and became more and more alike as successful ideas and features from one were copied into the others.
Finally, in July 1941, the Army concluded that a single standard design was the most practical solution, and that the Willys represented the best combination of quality and value for money. Willys-Overland was awarded a contract to supply 16,000 jeeps (the MB), incorporating various improvements that would now define the 'standard' model. The Bantams, now 'non-standard', were passed over to the British and Russian armies under the terms of the Lend-Lease Program. They proved popular, especially with the Russians, but the American Bantam Car Company never again produced vehicles.
Full scale production of the Willys Jeep
Under the Lend-Lease arrangements the demand for jeeps continued to increase, as did the prospects of the United States being drawn directly into a full-scale war, both in Europe and the Far East. In November 1941 (shortly before Japan's December attack on Pearl Harbor) the Ford Motor Company was awarded a contract for the supply of 15,000 jeeps made to the Willys MB standard design. The Army wanted parts to be fully interchangeable and the Ford GPW model differed only in minor ways to the MB.
In all, throughout World War II, Willys-Overland built 335,531 jeeps and Ford built 277,896 standard jeeps.
 

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In #236 the MKII, the Quad & the Pygmy were specified as the 3, but my understanding is that these were Prototypes. The actual "Jeep" was a Willys product. Am I wrong?

I'm not sure. My answer was Willys but that was mostly a guess. Post war you are correct but I don't think jeep was a brand name during the war. I watched a Military channel show on the jeep a few months ago. If I remember correctly Bantam developed the concept and a prototype but didn't have the production capability so it eventually went to Willys and Ford. WIKI says all 3 split the 1st contract and the 2nd went to Willys.

I know that Jeep became a Willys trademark name after the war but during wartime production nobody "owned" the name. The show on the Military channel suggested the name actually came from the Ford model designation of GP which stood for general purpose vehicle.
 
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Please explain "Sky Plane". I do remember Sky King from early TV.
Please disregard. I thought there was an aircraft called the Sky Plane, but cannot find anyting to back it up.

However, there is a King Air (BE90, B350).
 
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