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Get this over with before you stuff yourself into torpor.

Do not reprint the questions & no research please.

1..Word play: Sign in a Chinese pet shop: Buy one dog, get one..?

2..The state which had the 1st(1954) automatic toll collector?

3..Who are the black knights of sport?

4..Name for a Timberwolves player and a Florida congressman?

5.."But I would not be convicted by a jury of my peers."

6..The decade that dynamite replaces gunpowder for excavation?

7..Not only Ray Charles, but also Brook Benton has Georgia on his mind in..?

8..In 1922 who involved a headless horseman in a short story?

9.."Yoo hoo, Mrs. Bloom"

10..The # of millions dead from WW2?

11..If soft lights and a pale moon don't enchant, what does?

12..He(?) wasn't a "Duke of", but his passing last week is mourned anyway.

13..The vacant WBF title was just won by American, Michael _____.

You know what's coming next.
 

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14..The Laerdal Tunnel in..? is the world's longest for cars.

15..Dionne Warwick receives her first Grammy in 1968 for..?

16..According to historian, Michael Gannon, the 1st Thanksgiving is pre-Puritan,
celebrated in what state-to-be in 1565.

17..What is Ortho-Evra?

18..Two guys(?) were DOA decades apart.

19..Why are bigwigs meeting in So. Africa at the end of the month?

20..The C.I.A. is shutting its station in..? after several arrests.

21..The 1st state to ratify the Bill of Rights?

22..Link SOME LIKE IT HOT with FREAKY FRIDAY.

23..The Arab world's longest reigning dynasty?

24..Which river is the world's first tunnel thereunder?

25..When is the first time we,"Dance(ed) with the dolly with a hole in her stocking"?

The captain has left the bridge; you have wheel.
 

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1. flea?

3. Army

5. Still Crazy After All These Years - Simon & Garfunkle

8. Washington Irving
 

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1. Flea
2. CT?
3. Army
25. By the light of the moon
 
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1. Flea.
5. Still Crazy After All These Years - Paul Simon.
8. Washington Irving.
17. Birth control in a patch.
 
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1. Flea
2. Garden State Parkway in New Jersey
3. Army aka., The Unites States Military Academy, West Point
5. Still Crazy After All These Years by Paul Simon
7. Rainy Night in Georgia
10. Some one actually knows how many civilians died at the hands of the WWII axis? Considerable
…..debate to follow.
11. The Nearness of You by Hoagy Carmichael originally but more recently Nora Jones
15. Do You Know The Way San Jose (Upink and I saw her sing this in concert at good old SVC – for
…..such a small school it attracted big names for concerts)
19. To pass or not pass a bill protecting South Africa’s state secrets and strongly limiting the freedom
…..of press.
20. Beirut
21. New Jersey
22. Jamie Lee Curtis and her father Bernard Schwartz
24. Huson River; Holland Tunnel
25. Sometime in the 40s
 

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1. Flea
2. NJ?
3. USMA
20. Lebanon
21. Delaware
23. Jordan - the Hashemite Dynasty
 

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10. 50 million (?)
 

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9. From "The Goldbergs," a popular early TV show (for those too young to remember). Molly Goldberg often shouted the line to her neighbor, Mrs. Bloom.
 

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1. flea
2. Maryland
3. US Military Academy
9. Molly Goldberg
10. 60 million
14. Switzerland
16 Massachusetts
17 birth control patch
21. New Jersey
 
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10. I think 50 million is the figure one sees most often, but who knows?
18. Edmund O'Brian and Dennis Quaid
24. The Thames?
 
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What pictures of Nan do you have to her tolerate this during the regular season? Just go away until May
 

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So far...

4..One of these guys has been mentioned from time to time to run as VEEP.

6..Nothing wrong with guessing.

10..Go higher.

12.."Dukes of" as in the old hot -cars- in- the -mountains TV series.

13..He of the well known mausoleum.

14...We're in Europe.

16..Native Americans & Spanish

19..a global topic

23..Not middle east.
 

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Didn't Enos just die from the Dukes of Hazzard???
 
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1. Flea
2. New York
3. West Point
6. 1880
7. A Rainy Night In Georgia
10. 1/2
15. I'll Never Fall In Love Again
20. Palestine
21. Delaware
 
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What pictures of Nan do you have to her tolerate this during the regular season? Just go away until May
.
If you are serious, then just don't read this post. Those who participate, enjoy these quizes and Wire Chief's cleverly worded questions and witty comments on our efforts.
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What pictures of Nan do you have to her tolerate this during the regular season? Just go away until May

Are you serious?
 

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So far...

16..Native Americans & Spanish

Florida???
(I just watched a program on the origins of Thanksgiving saying it was largely a New England tradition until the 40s. There were others?)
 

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And a Cheery Thanksgiving to you. Early I wondered whether VAUConn was already over the river and through the woods to a waiting grandcmother, but he is here.

1..You had no trouble remembering the Chinese difficulty with "r" on which thia question is based. FLEAS.

2..Should Rutgers-based Knight have recused himself for the answer NEW JERSEY? Nah. Two others.

3..Starting with pap, we've got 5 with ARMY.

4..There's a Rubio playing in the NBA, like the (Marco) Rubio in congress.

5..Strictly speaking, Garfinklel had left the building. Terif plus 3 with Paul Simon's STILL CRAZY (after all these years).

6..VAUC gets close--The 1870's.

7..Upink & VAUC with RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA.

8..Pap & terif with Washington Irving.

9..Rbny explains at length. Geordi also has Molly Goldberg.

10..I picked up the figure 80 million in a NY Times article. If your wont is to debate, debate.

11..The Nearness of You. See details by Upink, writing under the pseudonym of NCor.

12..Walt Hazzard, fairly well known former NBAer, died last week.

13..The "mausoleum" hint was to have you associate Grant's Tomb. The boxer is Michael Grant.

14..Fifteen miles long and in Norway.

15..Upink threatens to cut NCor off, if he doesn't take her, so now he is also latently rewarded by actually having a
music answer--DO YOU KNOW THE WAY TO SAN JOSE?

I'm still contemplating skipping brunch, given what's ahead today. Regardless of that decision, I'll be back shortly.
 

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16..Yes, geordi, Florida, but I imagine a lesser follow up than would be had in New England.

17..Terif and geordi correct with the birth control patch.

18..The movie title DOA first occurred in the 40's with Edmond O'Brien as the poisoned fellow.
In the 80's the dead guy would be Dennis Quaid. Thanks to ed4.

19..A climate-strategy session.

20..Beirut, Lebanon. NCor pairs with VTC.

21..New Jersey appears for the 2nd time. Geordi and NCor.

22..NCor identifies Jamie Lee Curtis as the Freaky Friday lady, while her dad was in Some Like...

23..The Alaouite Dynasty has been running Morocco since 1631.

24..Ed4 nails The River Thames.

25..Upink places the song's origins to the Big Band era.

There's a weekend load of games for our lasses, so you won't be reading me for awhile.

And UConner, I believe that you have been posting only a short while, but you ought to be aware that if our moderators read you as "rude", you could be banned from posting. God bless.
 
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