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Old 01-10-2013, 11:38 PM
Smapti Smapti is offline
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Here's what I can figure out from looking it up;


1. WORLD WAR I
This treaty officially ended WWI military actions vs. Germany

Treaty of Versailles

2. NOVELS IN BRIEF
Cuban harpoons marlin; struggle ensues

The Old Man and the Sea

3. COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution & Peace is part of this university near Palo Alto

Stanford

4. CELEBRITIES
In 2012 this singer signed a $50 million deal with Pepsi, including having her face on a can

Beyonce

5. LAKES
This Great Lake is the only one located entirely within the United States

Lake Michigan

6. OPERA
He composed "Tosca"

Puccini

7. INVENTORS
In 1769 he obtained his first patent, a separate condensing chamber & other improvements to the steam engine

James Watt

8. SHAKESPEARE
In this comedy Viola loves Orsino, who loves Olivia, who loves Viola (who's disguised as a man)

Twelfth Night

9. FOOD
Pad Thai consists of these, pan fried with egg, shrimp & tofu

Rice noodles

10. U.S. STAMPS
Born a slave in 1820, in 1978 she became the first black woman honored on a U.S. postage stamp

Harriet Tubman

11. LATIN 101
This 2-word phrase, Latin for "good faith", means "authentic" in English

Bona fide

12. CENTRAL AMERICA
The narrowest point of Central America can be found in Darien in this country

Panama

13. PRIMETIME TV
In 2011 Ted Danson joined the cast of this Vegas-set show

CSI

14. MAGAZINES
Fashion designers grovel before Anna Wintour, editor of this magazine

Vogue

15. ANCIENT WORDS
Used by Aristotle, this Greek word has come to mean excessive pride that leads to tragic downfall

Hubris

16. CHILDREN'S AUTHORS
In 1972 she published "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing"

Judy Blume

17. "B" IN SCIENCE
The study of the way projectiles, such as nuclear missiles, move in flight

Ballistics

18. CONGRESS
Created July 24, 1789, it's the main committee in the House that deals with tax bills

House Ways & Means Committee

19. ANCIENT GREECE
Among the Greek city-states, only this one had a standing army

Sparta

20. BROADWAY MUSICALS
"I Can Do That" & "The Music And The Mirror" are songs in this musical

A Chorus Line

21. CHARACTERS IN FRENCH LIT
In a 19th century novel, he commands the Nautilus sub

Captain Nemo

22. WORLD CURRENCY
It's the main monetary unit of South Africa

Rand

23. "PRE"-CISELY
A synonym for "victorious" that's also used of the predominant wind direction

Prevailing

24. STATE CAPITALS
The capital of "The Mount Rushmore State" is this city

Pierre

25. ART TERMS
The Merode Altarpiece is a famous one of these 3-panel works

Triptych

26. RHYME TIME
An auto repairman's terrors

???

27. TECH BUZZWORDS
This type of network computing stores your data on a remote server rather than on your own hard drive

Cloud storage

28. BOOKS OF THE BIBLE
This New Testament book is sometimes called Apocalypse

Revelation

29. RECENT FICTION
Amy Dunne's disappearance makes her the title character of this Gillian Flynn novel

Gone Girl

30. TERMS IN ASTRONOMY
As many as half of the stars in the Milky Way may be these, also called double stars

Binary stars

31. ACTORS
He plays Jean Valjean in the 2012 film of "Les Miserables"

Hugh Jackman

32. CROSSWORD CLUES "R"
"Buyer's" guilt (7 letters)

Remorse

33. HOLIDAYS
A 1983 act of Congress made it a federal holiday

MLK Day

34. AMERICAN POETS
Some of his most famous poems appeared in the 1914 collection "North of Boston"

Robert Frost

35. U.S. PRESIDENTS
He was the 22nd & 24th President of the United States

Grover Cleveland

36. MEDICINE IN THE NEWS
In 2012 the Duchess of Cambridge was hospitalized with hyperemesis gravidarum-- severe this

Nausea/dehydration

37. RIVERS
The 12th-longest river in the world, it flows through Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam

Mekong

38. ARCHITECTS
L.A.'s Disney Hall & Seattle's Experience Music Project are designs by this man

Frank Gehry

39. PLAYWRIGHTS
In 1894 this man & his arms gave us "Arms And The Man"

George Bernard Shaw

40. BIG BUSINESS
In 2010 this airline merged with Continental

United

41. METALS
Brass & bronze are alloys using this reddish metal

Copper

42. 5-LETTER WORDS
From the Arabic, it's a Muslim holy war or spiritual struggle against infidels

Jihad

43. BIOGRAPHIES
"The Last Lion", the final volume of a biography of this man, came out in 2012

Winston Churchill

44. WEIGHTS & MEASURES
10 gallons equals 37.854 of these metric units

Liters

45. POP CULTURE
He's the creator & the voice of Brian the dog & diabolically clever baby Stewie Griffin

Seth McFarlane

46. 17th CENTURY EXPLORERS
In 1609 this Englishman led an expedition up a river leading to present-day Albany

Henry Hudson

47. U.S. MOUNTAINS
Mount Whitney is the highest peak in this Spanish-named mountain range

Sierra Nevada

48. IN THE COURTROOM
Opposing counsel may object to this type of question that puts words in a witness' mouth

Leading question

49. ANIMALS
Found in Indonesia, this largest living lizard has a toxic bite

Komodo dragon

50. MYTHOLOGICAL WOMEN
This tragic title figure of Euripides' play gets even with her husband Jason

Medea

So, comparing those to what I remember typing... I only got 34/50. Shucks.

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