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Old 12-04-2019, 12:43 AM
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Botticelli - December 2019


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Dunno, not Demeter (guessing), and dunno.

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Yes! Glad to have you here Locrian!

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Dunno, not John Denver, and not Demetrius (I just saw A Midsummer Night's Dream, and was in a high school production of it)
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Dunno, not John Denver, and not Demetrius (I just saw A Midsummer Night's Dream, and was in a high school production of it)
#1 is Donald Duck (In Italian comic books he's secretly a superhero.)
Correct on the other two.

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3. Was your character, played by two different actors, often annoyed by your wife's relatives?
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Not Donnie Wahlberg, dunno, and dunno.

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Right on Donnie, the others were Zooey Deschanel (co-starring with Mark in The Happening) and Darrin Stephens (Bewitched, played by a couple of Dicks)

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3) Were you the best known queen of Carthage?
Dunno, dunno, and not... Delilah?

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Dunno, dunno, and not... Delilah?
#1 is Dr. Donald Mallard, usually called Ducky.
#2 was Margaret Dumont.
#3 was Dido (see the Aeneid).

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Dido, of course!

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Not Dtom Dcruise, dunno, and dunno.
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David Miscavige, Dabney Coleman, Dody Goodman

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Huh. I didn't know that about Dabney Coleman.

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Dunno x3.
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Dunno x3.
#1 is Donald Sutherland.
#2 was David Seville.
#3 was Dagmar.

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Not Danny Thomas, dunno and dunno.

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IQ1: Were you a fictional 19th-century odontocete?
IQ2: Were you the only female judge mentioned in the Bible?
IQ3: Were you murdered by your Moorish husband?....
Not Dracula, Dinah or Desdemona.

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Denny Dillon, and Deanie (Hey Deanie)
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Not Dracula, Dinah or Desdemona.
Moby Dick.
Deborah.
Correct.


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DQ2: Born in or north of Vienna?
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Dunno, not Dostoevsky, and not Donald John Trump.

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Dunno, not Dostoevsky, and not Donald John Trump.

#1 was Dmitri Mendeleyev. Correct on the others.

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Not Degas, not Dada, and dunno.

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3) Did Maureen O'Hara play you in Miracle on 34th Street?
Not Degas, not Dada, and dunno.
Correct on Degas.
#2 was Marcel Duchamp.
#3 was Doris Walker.

DQ: Military?

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Not political, military, religious, philosophy, known for the arts... I think we might need an extra clue here, what category does he fit into? If we don't guess that by the end, maybe throw us a frigging bone here.
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There's one DQ still reserved, and a few more might still be earned. Let's see how it goes.
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There's still science, exploration, criminal activity and business.

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3) Are you aka Matt Murdock?
Not Doris Day, not Dean Martin, and not Daredevil.

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3) Are you aka Matt Murdock?
Not Doris Day, not Dean Martin, and not Daredevil.
#1 was Durward Kirby (Bullwinkle became smart when he wore the Kerward Dirby.).
#2 was Jimmy Durante.
Correct on Daredevil.

DQ: Known for science or medicine?

1 DQ remaining.

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As to Durward Kirby, from Wiki:

Kirby's name was spoofed in the animated series The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, wherein a man's hat (size 7-5/32) was called the "Kirward Derby". It supposedly had magic powers that made its wearer the smartest person in the world. Kirby considered suing, but his business manager pointed out that it would only bring more attention to the show. Jay Ward, producer of The Bullwinkle Show, even offered to pay Kirby to sue him; however, he did not pursue any further action.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durwar...ral_references

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Well, so, I misremembered. That takes my other DQ.
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We have a 19th Century Northern European male, last name starts with D, known somewhat for science or medicine.

Time to think...
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Well, so, I misremembered. That takes my other DQ.
No, go ahead and ask it. You were close enough, and I wouldn't have known the guy anyway, lawsuit or no lawsuit.
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Righto.

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Since it's after 12 on Wednesday.

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