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An excellent day here in central Florida for planting snapdragons, a hardy ornament that will survive a freeze.

No research; no repeating questions.

1..In what century was Europe's Black Death plague?

2..What controversy developed in Kecksburg Pa. in '65?

3..What befell the now deserted city of Pripyat?

4..Besides Notre Dame there are 3 other(?) football independents among the big boys.

5..What is the Sinaloa organization?

6..In England a foster home is known as a ____ home.

7..Pusan is a major port in what nation?

8..Burgess, ______, Maclean & Blunt

9..Paoli & King of Prussia are pretty near which city?

10..Nicolas Sarkozy just became..?

11..I, of course, replied something here inside cannot be denied.

12..He stepped ashore in Leyte to fulfill a 21/2 year old pledge. Who?

13..Identify "Cousin Brucie".

14..In gambling what is known as a "string bet"?

15..French classical composer, S____-S____.

16..A kind of joint used in flooring, _o____ ___ __oo__.

17..A 4-letter competitor of A&W?

18..It's called both Ossa and Kissavos.

19..French for "king"?

20..What's the largest city (2 words) in California wine country?

21..She's lovely; she has a tan; she's young. What other characteristic?

22..The 2nd word(?) in this National Park is one letter different from a famous Italian
composer(?)

23..Besides Harold Ramis, who are you going to call?

24..To be credited for attending mass, one must be present for the ________,
the consecration and the communion.

25..A Mike Hammer portrayer(?) sounds the same as an egg dish.

Eighteen snaps cost $9.95. Seven are in the ground so far.
 

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3. Chernobyl

4. Army, Navy & BYU

7. South Korea

11. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - Platters

12. MacArthur
 

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9. Philadelphia
13. Bruce Morrow, famous DJ in the 60s/70s
16. Tongue And Groove
17. Barq's
23. Dan Ackroyd... i should know the other one...
 

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15. Saint Saens
17. Dad's
22. Mesa Verde/Giuseppe Verdi
 

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1. The 14th Century
3. It's a city in Russia near Chernobyl; it was evacuated
4. Army, Navy, and Brigham (or Gettum) Young
5. Sinaloa is a state in Mexico
7. Korea - the Pusan Perimeter
10. ? President of France, ?? a father
11. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
12. MacArthur
13. Cousin Brucie Morrow; a NY DJ in the 60s
15. Saint-Saen
18 Mt Olympus
19 Roi
23. Bill Murray // Ghostbusters??
24. The special collection (or the first collection)
25. Stacy Keach
 

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1. 14th?
7. S.Korea
9. Philly
10. New Dad
11. Smoke gets in my eyes
12. Macarthur
13. Radio DJ
16. Tongue and groove
17. Barq's
19. Roi
21. Tall
23. Murray/Akroyd
 
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Eighteen snaps cost $9.95. Seven are in the ground so far.[/quote]

1. 15th
6. Group
7. South Korea
8. Philby
9. Philadelphia
10. A dad
13. Bruce Morrow, a famous disc jockey, most famously on WABC-AM in New York back in the 60's, later with WCBS-FM. He appeared as the magician in Dirty Dancing, with his voice as a DJ scattered throughout.
16. Tongue and groove
17. Mugs
19. Roi
20. Napa Valley
23. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and Rick Morranis.
25. Stacy Keach
 

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21. Long, I believe
 
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2. A piece of space junk crashed in the Kecksburg area and people like my high school and college friend raced out to see it and returned pronouncing it a UFO. We agreed to disagree. We were attending Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. (At that time home of Rolling Rock Beer and … oh yeah … Arnold Palmer … hey, we were college students. Ever have an Old Frothingslosh, the pale, stale, ale with the foam on the bottom?)
3. Chernobyl happened
5. Drug cartel?
9. Philadelphia
10. A daddy
11. Upink not home
12. General Montgomery
13. Bruce Morrow, legendary WABC DJ, from mid-60s to mid-70s (QforU: Who is the Geator with the heater, the Big Boss with the hot sauce?)
19. Roi
20. Santa Barbara?
21. Lovely?
23. Ghostbusters
24. Gospel
25. Stacy Keach … Keach, Quiche, Keach … oh yeah, real close!
 

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1..12th

5..Drug cartel

7..South Korea

8..Hill

9..Pittsburg

10..un pere

12..Gen. Douglas MacArthur

13..NYC morning radio host -- WABC?

15..Saint-Saen

16..tongue and groove

17..Barq

19..Roi

20..San Simeon

21..Tall and when she walks she's like a samba

22..Verde

23..Dan Akroyd and ?

25..Keach
 

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1..14th
3..Cherynobel power plant melt down
9..Allentown
10..A father
11..Smoke gets in your eyes (I thought it was something deep inside).
13..New York CIty DJ who started at WABC and then moved to WNBC.
16..tounge in groove.
21..She's lovely; she has a tan; she's young. What other characteristic – she's not interested in me
22..Teton
23..Bill Murray and Dan Akroyd
24..Gospel
25..Stacy Keech (sp)
 

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Is WC okay? I've never seen him go this long without closing one of these out. Are you there, oh Testmeister?
 

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I posted the answer sheet earlier today, but got an error message. No explanation.
I'd rather not go through it all again if iffy.
 
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I posted the answer sheet earlier today, but got an error message. No explanation.
I'd rather not go through it all again if iffy.

When I answer your Qs, I copy them to a MS-Word DOC. I then create my answers and copy them back to the board. Why? I once answered the questions in the board's reply area and like you got an error and my answers were vaporized. Do the same with your Qs construction.
 
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14) A string bet is a poker bet where a player announces a call and a raise at the same time.
"I see your bet, and raise you..." That is not allowed in casino Poker.
 

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Bummer, WC.
But it was good to hear from you ... I was concerned the snapdragons attacked en masse and you were writhing in pain trying to escape the clutches of perennials gone wild. Perhaps gasping a futile, unheard plea to neighbors to come quick with herbicides and machetes as the fiendish flowers did their best anaconda lambada.
 

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Yes, Fairview, they tried to do all that, but since they are only annuals, they ran out of time.

Anyway, I shall try to post piecemeal, to save myself aggravation should I be stymied.

1..Geordi, Fair & VTC with 14thC.

2..Alex & NCor spirited away by UFO's. The military deny all knowledge.

3..Pap & 3 with the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl.

4..Geordi accurate with Army, Navy & BYU.

5..JRR & NCor fingering the drug cartel, which draws, quarters, and beheads...and that's just for starters.

6..A care home.

7..Pap leads 5 with (south) Korea.

8..VAUC selects Philby as the 4th of a gtoup of Brits who spied for Russia during the cold war.

Hopefully, more to come soon.
 

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Moving along...

9..Many know their Philly geography.

10..THE PAPA, THE PAPA...TRADITION!!! Alex leads 7.

11..Fair leads 3 with the precise wording--SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES.

12..A quintet identifies Douglas (I shall return) MacArthur.

13..Oh, so many with the goofy NYC dj of early rock and roll.

15..Rbny slightly ahead of JRR and geordi by putting the final "s" on Saint-Saens.

14..See Bobanozz for a sterling explanation.

16..Mr006 leads 5 with tongue and groove.

17..Six of you in the root beer taste-off among Barq, Dads & Mugs. Let me know who wins.

Part 3 soon.
 

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Renewed hope for a successful conclusion...

18..No, not Olympus, but at least geordi has the right neighborhood.

19..We got 4 "roi''s for king.

20..Santa Rosa

21..VTC, Fair & Jrr with different, but correct, offerings of lyrics in GIRL FROM IPANEMA.

22..Rbny is most complete with Mesa Verde and Guiseppi Verdi.

23..Four of you with both names, Dan Ackroyd and Bill Murray.

24..The Catholics refer to it as the "offertory", but we'll give geordi credit for the secular "first collection".

25..Four of you with Stacy Quiche...um, there's something wrong here.

Now, NCor, while you keep giving me computer-functioning hints, I must point out that, though I am the "testmeister", I don't know dork about high level computer actions.
Still, I hope UPink returns to you some day.
 

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PS, I, too, thought it was "deep", Fairview, but when I looked it up, I read "here". Personally, I thought "deep" is a better choice.
 

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PPS, for whatever reason, I am not being permitted to edit.
#4 should include pap49 also.
 

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My answer to #21 extends beyond the girl from Ipanema -- any woman with those characteristics really is not interested in me.
 
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