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IQ1: Was your left arm several inches shorter than your right arm?
IQ2: Were you probably the best-known person from Elderslie?
IQ3: Did you command the Chindits?
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DQ: Were the political and criminal aspects of your career directly related?
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Old 03-23-2020, 12:21 PM
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DQs:

1) Did you live in the White House before there was The White House?
2) Did you play Roz on Night Court?
3) Did you write under the nom de plum of Mahatma Kane Jeeves?
I think you mean "IQs." I'm not George Washington, dunno, and not Bertie Wooster (or P.G. Wodehouse).

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IQ1: Was your left arm several inches shorter than your right arm?
IQ2: Were you probably the best-known person from Elderslie?
IQ3: Did you command the Chindits?
Not Kaiser Wilhelm II, dunno, and not... Waverill?

W.

1. real
2. deceased
3. male
4. American
5. not known for the Arts
6. died after 1886
7. known, in part, for military/political
8. died after 1999
9. arguably not best known from politics
10. white
11. married
12. not from the East Coast
13. last name started with W
14. not known for writing
15. arguably best known for one particular event
16. born west of the Mississippi
17. known, in part, for a crime
18. second letter of last name was A, E or I
19. political and criminal aspects of my career were directly related

As there are several reserved DQs out there, no more IQs, please.

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IQ2: Were you probably the best-known person from Elderslie?
IQ3: Did you command the Chindits?
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Not Kaiser Wilhelm II, dunno, and not... Waverill?
Correct.
William Wallace.
Orde Wingate.


DQ1: Criminal activity was the one particular event for which you were arguably best known?
DQ2: Democrat?
DQ3: Criminal activity took place after 1975?
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Old 03-23-2020, 11:14 PM
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W.

1. real
2. deceased
3. male
4. American
5. not known for the Arts
6. died after 1886
7. known, in part, for military/political
8. died after 1999
9. arguably not best known from politics
10. white
11. married
12. not from the East Coast
13. last name started with W
14. not known for writing
15. arguably best known for one particular event
16. born west of the Mississippi
17. known, in part, for a crime
18. second letter of last name was A, E or I
19. political and criminal aspects of my career were directly related
20. criminal activity was the one particular event for which you were arguably best known
21. Democrat
22. criminal activity took place before 1975

Please ask all remaining earned DQs by noon EST Wednesday.
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Old 03-24-2020, 11:24 AM
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DQs:

1) Did you live in the White House before there was The White House?
2) Did you play Roz on Night Court?
3) Did you write under the nom de plum of Mahatma Kane Jeeves?
I think you mean "IQs." I'm not George Washington, dunno, and not Bertie Wooster (or P.G. Wodehouse).
Yeah, I meant IQs.

#1 was Martha Custis Washington, whose first husband (Custis) had a mansion known as the White House. George never lived in The White House (if I remember correctly).
#2 was Marsha Wallace.
#3 was W. C. Fields.


DQs:
1) Known for actions regarding Watergate?
2) Known for actions regarding espionage?
3) Convicted and jailed for the criminal activity?
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Old 03-24-2020, 11:45 AM
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W.

1. real
2. deceased
3. male
4. American
5. not known for the Arts
6. died after 1886
7. known, in part, for military/political
8. died after 1999
9. arguably not best known from politics
10. white
11. married
12. not from the East Coast
13. last name started with W
14. not known for writing
15. arguably best known for one particular event
16. born west of the Mississippi
17. known, in part, for a crime
18. second letter of last name was A, E or I
19. political and criminal aspects of my career were directly related
20. criminal activity was the one particular event for which you were arguably best known
21. Democrat
22. criminal activity took place before 1975
23. not known for actions regarding Watergate
24. not known for actions regarding espionage
25. not convicted and jailed for the criminal activity
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Old 03-25-2020, 08:46 AM
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Old 03-25-2020, 01:06 PM
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Please ask all earned "Are you Firstname Lastname?" questions by noon EST Thursday.
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Old 03-26-2020, 10:55 AM
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Nope. No clue.
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I'll extend the deadline to 6pm EST today.
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Right, then. I am

Henry Wade

The Dallas DA who prosecuted Jack Ruby for killing Lee Harvey Oswald, and was the defendant in the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Wade
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Oooo, good one! I don't remember him regarding Ruby, but Roe v. Wade is certainly memorable.
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The letters-we've-used-already thread is now updated: https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb...d.php?t=648663

And our next letter is

C
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1) Did you voice the lead in Oh, Heavenly Dog!?
2) Did you play an astrologer in The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh?
3) Did you play an evangelist in W. W. and the Dixie Dance Kings?

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1) Did you voice the lead in Oh, Heavenly Dog!?
2) Did you play an astrologer in The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh?
3) Did you play an evangelist in W. W. and the Dixie Dance Kings?....
Not Chazz Palminteri, Chita Rivera or Chuck Connors
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1) Did you voice the lead in Oh, Heavenly Dog!?
2) Did you play an astrologer in The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh?
3) Did you play an evangelist in W. W. and the Dixie Dance Kings?....
Not Chazz Palminteri, Chita Rivera or Chuck Connors
#1 was Chevy Chase.
#2 was Stockard Channing.
#3 was Art Carney.

DQs:

1) Real?
2) Male?
3) Last name starts with C?
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Clearly not every wildass guess works out.

C.

1. fictional
2. not male
3. first name starts with C
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1. Did you write The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet?
2. Did you once famously declare that "Bumbles bounce"?
3. Did you write The Burning Court?
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1. Did you write The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet?
2. Did you once famously declare that "Bumbles bounce"?
3. Did you write The Burning Court?
Dunno, not noted Arctic explorer Yukon Cornelius, and dunno.

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3) Are you J.K. Rowling's noir detective. written under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith?
Dunno x3.
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2. Did you once famously declare that "Bumbles bounce"?
3. Did you write The Burning Court?
#1 was Eleanor Cameron
Correct for #2
#3 was John Dickson Carr

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1. From a book?
2. European?
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Old 03-30-2020, 08:23 AM
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1) Were you slain by an archer sparrow?
2) Were you apprenticed to Seth Pecksniff?
3) Are you J.K. Rowling's noir detective. written under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith?
Dunno x3.
#1. "I, said the sparrow,/with my bow and arrow,/"I slew Cock Robin."
#2 was Dickens's Martin Chuzzlewit.
#3 is Cormoran Strike.

DQ: Created after 1899?

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1) Were you Smooth with Rob Thomas?
2) Did you pitch Starkist?
3) Were you a famous Indian fighter from Monroe, Michigan?
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1) Were you Smooth with Rob Thomas?
2) Did you pitch Starkist?
3) Were you a famous Indian fighter from Monroe, Michigan?
Not Carlos Santana, not Charlie the Tuna, and not George Armstrong Custer (although he was born in New Rumley, Ohio)

C.

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Not Carlos Santana, not Charlie the Tuna, and not George Armstrong Custer (although he was born in New Rumley, Ohio)
Ran the table!

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1) Did you pen Almost Famous?
2) Were you the first manager of the New York Mets?
3) Were you played by Ben Murphy in Alias Smith and Jones?
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2) Were you the first manager of the New York Mets?
3) Were you played by Ben Murphy in Alias Smith and Jones?
Dunno, dunno, and not Charles Bronson.
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7. created after 1959
8. arguably the protagonist
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3. Are you an FBI agent who managed to fascinate a noted cannibalistic serial killer and they end up disappearing together to live happily ever after?
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1. Did you write the teen/young adult bookJane-Emily?
2. Were you a pioneer girl in Wisconsin whose story was written by her granddaughter and whose name was the name of the book?
3. Are you an FBI agent who managed to fascinate a noted cannibalistic serial killer and they end up disappearing together to live happily ever after?
Not Beverly Cleary, dunno, and not Clarice Starling (in one universe, anyway).

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1) Were you Bertha Broadfoot's best known child?
2) Did Ukulele Ike voice your character?
3) Did you play the title role in the UK debut of ALW's Phantom of the Opera?
Dunno, dunno, and not Colm Wilkinson (whom I saw in the role in late '85 - magnificent!).
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1. Did you write the teen/young adult bookJane-Emily?
2. Were you a pioneer girl in Wisconsin whose story was written by her granddaughter and whose name was the name of the book?
3. Are you an FBI agent who managed to fascinate a noted cannibalistic serial killer and they end up disappearing together to live happily ever after?
#1 was Patricia Clapp
#2 was Caddie Woodlawn, by Carol Ryrie Brink
#3 is correct

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1.Were you ever in a movie?
2. Created after 1979?
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1) Were you Bertha Broadfoot's best known child?
2) Did Ukulele Ike voice your character?
3) Did you play the title role in the UK debut of ALW's Phantom of the Opera?
Dunno, dunno, and not Colm Wilkinson (whom I saw in the role in late '85 - magnificent!).
#1 was Charlemagne.
#2 was Jiminy Cricket, voiced by Cliff Edwards aka Ukulele Ike.
#3 was Michael Crawford.

DQ: Created by a British or Irish author or authors?

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Dear god, Bertha Broadfoot was a real person?! I figured she was a comic strip character.
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Yep. She married Pepin the Short.
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Medieval French historians can be so cruel.

C.

1. fictional
2. not male
3. first name starts with C
4. from a book
5. European
6. created after 1899
7. created after 1959
8. arguably the protagonist
9. was in a movie
10. created before 1979
11. created by a British or Irish author or authors
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1) From a work of mainstream fiction (not science fiction, fantasy, western, mystery or horror)?
2) First name starts with Ca-to-Ci?
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1) Did you play the lead male role in Jurassic World?
2) Did you voice Rocket in the Marvel Cinema Universe movies?
3) Did you play the lead male role in Men In Black: International?
Not Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper or Chris Hemsworth.

C.

1. fictional
2. not male
3. first name starts with C
4. from a book
5. European
6. created after 1899
7. created after 1959
8. arguably the protagonist
9. was in a movie
10. created before 1979
11. created by a British or Irish author or authors
12. not from a work of mainstream fiction (could be from science fiction, fantasy, western, mystery or horror)
13. first name starts with Ca-to-Ci

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Correct on all counts!

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1) Did you direct the first Harry Potter movie?
2) Did you play Aunt Em in 1939's The Wizard of Oz?
3) Did you write the hymn "God moves in a mysterious way"?
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