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Whenever the next Superman comes along, to be scientifically up to date, he'll need to upgrade the "speeding bullet" to " neutrino".

Anyway, don't do research: don't repeat questions please.

1..Remaining tensions in the former Yugoslavia are especially high in north Kosovo. Explain.

2..The first Prez of the then-new Czech Republic?

3..The location of the Naval War College since 1884?

4..Tennesee Williams B'way play was S____& S____.

5..What was described in the '90's as, "An entirely new genre of disease-causing agents?

6..The first Afro-American soloist at the NY Met?

7..When the movie rating system first came out, it was "G", "PG", "PG-13" and "NC-17".
Correct that statement.

8..Baseball nicknames: Chicken Man; Vacuum Cleaner. For whom?

9..___ ___, standing in the aisles with itchy feet and fading smiles, can you feel me?

10..The asteroid belt lies between..?

11..Classic theatre with "Earnest" as the last word.

12..A 2-wheeled carriage with folding hood, __b______.

13..The only bro/sis combo to have been rated #1 in tennis?

14..The Russian sub Kurst sank about 12 years ago in which body of water?

15..Short form of legislation pertaining to dogs, _____ ____.

16..She appeared in Howard's End and Remains of the Day. Who?

17..Clothing that makes one think of Northern Ireland?

18..Recent Doonesbury has been focusing on 2 women of what occupation?

19..Name for a workbench groove, borrowed from the alphabet?

20..Kierkegaard's nationality?

21..From a folk group(?), When You Come Back Down.

22..Fado is music of what country?

23..Our Miss Brooks guy(?) later mentors Stallone in _____ _____.

24..Oscar-winning flic centered on the '24 Olympics?

25..Chico's 4 brothers?

You need not respond on the same level as a neutrino.
 

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7. G, PG, R, X

11. The Importance of Being Earnest

20. Danish

23. Groucho, Harpo, Zippo

24. "Chariots of Fire"
 

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9. Hey You - Pink Floyd

18. Military/Army?
 

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2. Havel
3. Newport
7. R instead of NC-17?
10. Mars and Jupiter
14. The Barents
15. Leash law
16. Emma Thompson?
17. Lace?
24. Chariots of Fire
25. Harpo, Groucho, Zeppo and Idunnopo
 

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3..Newport, RI
5..HIV
7..When the movie rating system first came out, it was "G", "PG", "R" and "X".
9..Hey you, standing in the aisles with itchy feet and fading smiles, can you feel me?
10.Mars and Jupiter
14..North atlantic
15.. leash laws
17.Flak jacket?
24..Charriots of FIre
25..Harpo, Groucho, Zeppo, Gummo
 
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6. Marion Anderson
6. Paul Robeson(second guess)
7. G, M, R, X
8. Chicken Man - ???
Vacuum Cleaner - Clete Boyer
11. The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde
13. The Kirilenkos
14. Arctic Sea
15. Leash laws
24. Chariots of Fire
25. Groucho, Harpo, Gummo, Zeppo
 
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Whenever the next Superman comes along, to be scientifically up to date, he'll need to upgrade the "speeding bullet" to " neutrino".

He would have to be one seriously dense Superman to stop a neutrino!
 
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5. Prions
7. G, M, R, X
9. Hey You; Pink Floyd
10. Mars and Jupiter
11. Importance of Being Earnest (Wildely funny play with great dialog)
12. Cabriolet (Not to be confused with Chevrolet Cabriolet. Sounds great!)

15. Pit Bull
20. Danish
21. Nickel Creek
23. First Blood
24. Chariots of Fire
25. Harpo, Groucho, Gummo, Zeppo
 

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2. Havel
3. Newport
7. R instead of NC-17?
10. Mars and Jupiter
14. The Barents
15. Leash law
16. Emma Thompson?
17. Lace?
24. Chariots of Fire
25. Harpo, Groucho, Zeppo and Idunnopo

lol
 

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Whenever the next Superman comes along, to be scientifically up to date, he'll need to upgrade the "speeding bullet" to " neutrino".

He would have to be one seriously dense Superman to stop a neutrino!

Well, no, NCor for the original hype was not that he stops a speeding bullet, but that he's faster.
 

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I just noticed I have been awarded the testmeister trophy as my ID.
Given that it underscores accomplishment moreso than does "new member", I bow with humility.

Kibitzer, we award 33/4 of five, for answering with such...zippo.

Pap49 takes only 2 shots, but nails them both. A very careful figure is our pap.

VTC is next, scoring 73/4 of 10...and a laugh from yours truly over the last Marx Brother.
This is a good place to point out that no one has the film ratings correct.
Here we also can't use his channeling of Arsenic and Old...

We turn to Fairview, forging a 60%, including the first successful brother recital. (Mind you, one of the bros. was not interested in show business). HIV & flak jacket do not help, but no one else has these rightly either.

Moving to VAUConn, Kirilenkos won't do it, but no one else has this yet. And he's closest of all on movie ratings.
Clete we must throw out, but this is an empty category up and down. We''ll call it 63%.

UPink, though hiding behind NCor, is spot on with 9 & 21. 100%
Alter ego NCor gives us a breed in 15, but we need a legal term. It is provided by other posters
Good for 87%

Crownfox is among those who try 2 and score both.

Need 1(focus on separate ethnicity), 8(keep wading into this, though it's like a stream), 13(these letters help, when unscrambled--aaaadimnrrt), 17(think overcoat). 19.. I get the impression we are not artisans of carpentry, so I throw in "T-slot", gratis. 22..from a Romance country.
 
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8. Chicken Man - Wade Boggs
Vacuum Cleaner - Brooks Robinson
(great clue)
22. Romania
 

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3. Newport, RI
6. Marian Anderson
8. Wade Boggs and Brooks Robinson, respectively
11. the Importance of Being...
14. The Berentz Sea
17. Tam O'Shanter
22, Ireland
24, charoits of Fire
25. Harpo, Groucho, Zeppl, and Gummo
 

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During your first go-round, you got...

2..Havel 3..Newport RI 4..Summer & Smoke 5..Prions 6..Marion Anderson

9..Hey You by Pink Floyd from The Wall 10..Mars & Jupiter 11..The Importance of Being...

12..Cabriolet 14..Barents Sea 15..Leash laws 16..Emma Thompson 18..Soldiers

20..Denmark 21..Nickel Creek 23...Richard Crenna; First Blood

24..Chariots of Fire 25..Gummo, Harpo, Groucho, Zeppo

Added after hints...

8..VAUC & geordi with Wade Boggs & Brooks Robinson

The remaining...

1..Northern Kosovo is loaded with Serbs, but Kosovo's laws are based on Albanian culture.
Serbs often cry "Foul"!

7..GP, M, SMA, X

13..Marat Safin; Dinara Safina

17..Ulster

22..Portugal

And 238 is history...unless some of you want to whine:D.
 

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OK. I'll whine! What does Ulster have to do with clothing?
 

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I had to look it up. I was hoping for a gotcha but unfortunately it is indeed an article of clothing. Google it.
 
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7..GP, M, SMA, X Close, but no cigar!

http://www.filmbug.com/dictionary/mpaa-ratings.php
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pg-13-rating-debuts
http://www.hometheaterinfo.com/mpaa.htm

1968 Movie Ratings System
  • G Rating = General Audiences, all ages admitted
  • M Rating = Mature Audiences, all ages are admitted, but parental guidance is suggested
  • R Rating = Restricted Audiences, children under 16 had to be accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • X Rating = No one under 17 years of age admitted
 

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Really??? Cool!! I didn't know that.
 

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7..GP, M, SMA, X Close, but no cigar!

http://www.filmbug.com/dictionary/mpaa-ratings.php
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pg-13-rating-debuts
http://www.hometheaterinfo.com/mpaa.htm

1968 Movie Ratings System
  • G Rating = General Audiences, all ages admitted
  • M Rating = Mature Audiences, all ages are admitted, but parental guidance is suggested
  • R Rating = Restricted Audiences, children under 16 had to be accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • X Rating = No one under 17 years of age admitted

I went by wikipedia. It offered the SMA
 
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