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This may take your mind off quibbling about our team...at least until Wednesday night.
Do not post questions and no research please.

1..The Italian(?) is very close to the Espanol(Vaya con Dios).

2..Where in literature are we introduced to Anatevka?

3..Who is the mycrophiliac?

4..In what nation is the longest railroad tunnel?

5..Name the '52 flic where Robert Taylor defends Richard the Lion-hearted?

6..Famous '50's game show(?) was a fraud.

7.._____Lynd _____ & Mary _____.

8..Explain "arrearages".

9..This week in 1877 Edison announces the invention of..?

10..Who shot J. R?

11..______leschi designed much of Firenze.

12..Scientists think that ____ ______ & ____ ______ make up 96% of the universe.

13..In 1903 Enrico Caruso debuts at the NY Met singing..?

14..Whose label comprises 80% of canned pumpkin?

15..What Harvard bancrupcy lawyer is running for the Senate?

Before you finish your leftover turkey, I'll be back.
 
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4. France? Mt. Blanc tunnel?
5. Ivanhoe
6. $64000 question
11. Bruni
12. Dark matter and dark energy
 

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16.."I will never love you; the cost of love's too dear."

17..About 250 million years ago, the Earth lost 90% of life in the _______ Extinction.

18..Marines' slang, "pop smoke"(?).

19..Signs read, "Ne pas deranger"(?).

20..This pop group already lost an important member. Now a second(?) has liver cancer.

21..Doug Flutie's famous Hail Mary vs. Miami was to what receiver?

22..Saddam's sociopathic son is "celebrated" in what recent movie?

23..Late '40's musical, _i_i___ __i__o_.

24..Push out, good, wave...all the same word.

25..Prehistoric Greeks with 4 vowels & 3 consonants.

OK, you drive.
 

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1. Vai con Dio
2. Dr Zhivago
6. 64K question? (I know it was the other one first)
8. Debts past due
11. Bruneleschi
14. Libby
16. We'll Sing in the Sunshine by Gail Somebody
17. Dinosaur?
19. It's a sign on my hotel room door.
 

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2. "Fiddler on the Roof" (or what inspired the musical)

6. $64,000 Question.

15. Elizabeth Warren.

21. His brother.
 

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2. "Fiddler on the Roof" (or what inspired the musical)

6. $64,000 Question.

15. Elizabeth Warren.

21. His brother.

His brother? C'mon K, your fellow posters deserve more.
 

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18. To retreat or move without the enemy seeing

19. Do not disturb
 

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7. I assume you mean Peter Lynd Hayes and Mary Healey
13. Rigoletto
21. Phelan (I forget his first name)
 
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4. Switzerland
6. $64,000 Question
9. Phonograph
10. Kristen Shepherd, Sue Ellen's younger sister
14. Libby's
15. Elizabeth Warren
17. Dinosaur
19. Do Not Disturb
 

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1. Vai con dio
6. $64K Question - Charles Van Doren was cheating
9. Record player
10. JRs lover/mistress
11 Bruneleschi
16. We'll Sing in the Sunshine
25. Minoan, Ionian
 
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4. Switzerland
6. $64,000 Question
8. Being in arrears, overdue debts
9. Phonograph
11.
Brunelleschi
12. Dark Matter and Dark Energy
16. We’ll Sing in the Sunshine by Gale Garnett
17. The Great Dying
18. Bug Out
21. Gerard Phelen
25.
Mycenae
 

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18. To ignite a smoke marker to indicate friendly position, unfriendly position, landing zone, wind speed, etc.
 

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The omissions...

3..It refers to hunting an edible.

4..Stay away from Europe.

20..According to Kibitzer, you need a brother act here.

22..The ______ Double.

23..The word is one of 2 in a Cole Porter title.

So, your usual 18-20 correct on the first go-round. What a stable crop you are.

I'm sure this was discussed earlier, but can someone enlighten me as to our poster point system. I lingered at 90 for weeks, then suddenly rose 600%. Huh?
 

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14. If it says Libby's, Libby's, Libby's on the label, label, label, you will like it, like it, like it, on the table, table, table.
22. something about a body double.
 

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Let's celebrate your adroitness. Unless you'd rather celebrate your perspicacity.

1..VTC & geordi can switch from Spanish to Italian sehr gut..Vai con Dio.

2..Kibitzer with the village in "Fiddler".

3..Truffle hunter...or other rare mushrooms.

4..Japan's Seikan Tunnel is 33 miles.

5..When was ed4 first out of the gate? Not in memory, but he has Ivanhoe.

6..You could say "21", as Ruffian did, or $64K as a bunch of you did.

7..Rbny has Peter Lynd Hayes & Mary Healy, the couple who ruled Romania
and were executed on Christmas day. No, no, I think I'm off here.

8..VTC & NCor argue for past due debts, but to be complete, "judge ordered" should be added.

9..The phonograph, say VAUC & 2 others.

10..Not Sue Ellen, but J.R's sister-in-law & her sister Kristin. I won't name the posters here,
since I know they are embarrassed that they hang on night time soaps.

11..Brunelleschi is the architect. With various spellings are VTC, geordi & NCor.

12..Dark energy and dark matter, ed4 & NCor our closet physicists.

13..Rbny (as I knew he would) scores with Rigoletto.

14..The jailed Watergate burglar who started a fruit company. See Meyers...or VTC.

15..Kibitzer has Elizabeth Warren.

Is there no one to explain the point system?
 

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16..UPink, the infamous alter ego, is most complete...We'll Sin (hee hee) in the Sunshine by Gale Garnet.

17..Permian Extinction

18..No one quite has the sense of, "Move your asses right quick", but pap & NCor are real close.

19..VTC, VAUC & pap with "Do not disturb".

20..Bee Gees

21..Gerald Phelan say rbny & NCor.

22..The Devil's Double

23..You can tell ed4 needed time with this one and got Finian's Rainbow.

24..Swell (as in "Thou Swell")

25..Strictly speaking Mycenae is a place, and the people have 5 vowels (Mycenaeans), but it is beneath me
to so quibble. So OK to NCor. Geordi has the Ionians, so as not to tempt me to quibble.
 

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WC - CAn you give the source of your "pop smoke" answer "move your asses . . ."? I've never heard the phrase used in that context.
 
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Seems "pop smoke is more associated with using a smoke gernade to signal an aircraft (helicopter) primarily for marking a landing zone (LZ) for evacuation, however, marking the enemy for an airstrike is a possible meaning as well. Airstrike could be from Phantoms or Huey Cobra gunships. Evacuations typically require cover fire from air support. If you are one of guys on ground under enemy fire, then I maintain your definition is "bug out!"
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Possibility 1 : pop-a-smoke set off "brightly colored smoke gernade" to aid in locating troops to aid or airlift.
Possibility 2 : retreat
Possibility 3 : List of United States Marine Corps acronyms and expressions
Possibility 4 : Signal an aircraft
 
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