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Botticelli - February 2019

New letter is R!
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1) Did you play Irene Adler opposite Robert Downey, Jr.'s Sherlock Holmes?
2) Do you play Deadpool in he movies?
3) Do you write the Percy Jackson series of books?
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not Renee Russo?, not Ryan Reynolds, DQ
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2) Do you play Deadpool in he movies?
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not Renee Russo?, not Ryan Reynolds, DQ
#1 was Rachel McAdams.
Correct on Ryan.
#3 is Rick Riordan.

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3) Did you play the villain in Captain America: Civil War?
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1) Did you and your sister have a hit with Yesterday Once More?
2) Did you play Dr. Van Helsing in Love At First Bite?
3) Did you play the villain in Captain America: Civil War?
DQ, DQ, not Paul Rudd? (I don't recall there being any villains because it was two sides of heroes fighting each other)
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On to R....

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Are you the best-known person from Dixon, Ill.?
Are you that person's spouse?
Are you that person's best-known son?
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DQ, DQ, not Paul Rudd? (I don't recall there being any villains because it was two sides of heroes fighting each other)
1 was Richard Carpenter.
2 was Richard Benjamin.
3 was an error. I meant Captain America: Winter Soldier. Which was Robert Redford.

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Are you that person's spouse?
Are you that person's best-known son?
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Are you the best-known person from Dixon, Ill.? - Ronald Reagan
Are you that person's spouse? - Nancy Reagan
Are you that person's best-known son? - Ron Reagan Jr.

Reagan x3!

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American?
Born since 1950?
Best known for the Arts?

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Were you Goneril's sister?
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not Donald Regan, DQ, DQ
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Were you Goneril's sister? - Also named Regan, in Shakespeare's King Lear
Were you Jean-Luc Picard's brother? - Robert Picard, a Frenchman who like him had an inexplicable British accent, on ST:TNG

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Best known for political/military?
Best known before 1990?

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Did you command the Imperial battlecruiser MacArthur?
Did you own the Cafe Americain?
Are you Sterling Archer's go-to undercover name?
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2) Did you and Peabo Bryson have a hit with a song from Aladdin?
3) Did you play Aramis opposite Oliver Reed's Athos?
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Did you own the Cafe Americain?
Are you Sterling Archer's go-to undercover name?
DQ, DQ, not Rando/Randy/Randal
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1) Was Ape (from the cartoon George of the Jungle's voice based on yours?
2) Did you and Peabo Bryson have a hit with a song from Aladdin?
3) Did you play Aramis opposite Oliver Reed's Athos?
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1) Was Ape (from the cartoon George of the Jungle's voice based on yours?
2) Did you and Peabo Bryson have a hit with a song from Aladdin?
3) Did you play Aramis opposite Oliver Reed's Athos?
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take 3 DQs
#1 was Ronald Colman. #2 was Regina Belle. #3 was Richard Chamberlain.

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2) Unusual first name?
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Did you command the Imperial battlecruiser MacArthur? - Roderick, Lord Blaine in Niven and Pournelle's The Mote in God's Eye
Did you own the Cafe Americain? - Rick Blaine, in Casablanca
Are you Sterling Archer's go-to undercover name? - Yes, Randy etc.

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Born south of the Mason-Dixon Line?

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Are you AKA Walter Kovacs?
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Is your middle name Luftwaffe?
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8. Not known for politics/military
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Are you AKA Walter Kovacs?
Do you live near Rhosgobel?
Is your middle name Luftwaffe?
not Rorshack, DQ, DQ
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1) Were you the first superhero to be killed in the line of duty?
2) Is Brendan Fraser playing you in an upcoming superhero team series?
3) Did you freak out when you caught your wife playing pattycake with another man?
not Rapture Man?, not Mickey Rat?, not Ricky Ricardo?
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2) Is Brendan Fraser playing you in an upcoming superhero team series?
3) Did you freak out when you caught your wife playing pattycake with another man?
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not Rapture Man?, not Mickey Rat?, not Ricky Ricardo?
#1 was the Red Bee. Nobody missed him, either.
#2 is Robotman in the upcoming DC Streaming series Doom Patrol.
#3 was Roger Rabbit.

DQ: Known for religious or social activities?

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8. Not known for politics/military
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10. Has had a business presence, but not best known for it
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9. Became famous before 1990, enjoyed fame for many years after
10. Has had a business presence, but not best known for it
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12. Born on the Mississippi River
13. Born south of Mason-Dixon
14. Known for social activities to some degree
15. Caucasian

It didn't occur to me the mystery guest would have this many not-so-clear-cut answers. I don't mean to be evasive; it's just that what he's primarily known for doesn't make a good fit for the questions asked so far.
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Are you AKA Walter Kovacs? - Yes, Rorschach from Watchmen
Do you live near Rhosgobel? - The wizard Radagast the Brown, in the works of J.R.R. Tolkien
Is your middle name Luftwaffe? - Ahnuld expy Rainier Wolfcastle, on The Simpsons

Two DQs reserved.

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Were you the protagonist of Heinlein's Starship Troopers?
Was his troopship named after you, a real person?
Were you the first to fly across America, "crash by crash"?
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Were you the protagonist of Heinlein's Starship Troopers?
Was his troopship named after you, a real person?
Were you the first to fly across America, "crash by crash"?
Take 3 DQS. I haven't read Starship Troopers in decades.
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Were you the protagonist of Heinlein's Starship Troopers? - Johnny Rico
Was his troopship named after you, a real person? - Rodger Young (whose grave I have seen): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodger_Wilton_Young
Were you the first to fly across America, "crash by crash"? - Cal Rodgers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calbraith_Perry_Rodgers

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Athlete?
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Often on TV these days?

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12. Born on the Mississippi River
13. Born south of Mason-Dixon
14. Known for social activities to some degree
15. Caucasian
16. Not known for sciences
17. Not an athlete, but probably could have been
18. Not leading man handsome, but some may consider him cute
19. Doesn't appear on TV much these days, but used to
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10. Has had a business presence, but not best known for it
11. Not an unusual first name
12. Born on the Mississippi River
13. Born south of Mason-Dixon
14. Known for social activities to some degree
15. Caucasian
16. Not known for sciences
17. Not an athlete, but probably could have been
18. Not leading man handsome, but some may consider him cute
19. Doesn't appear on TV much these days, but used to
20. Not a news reporter

That's 20. Ask your outstanding DQs.
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I'm stumped. I yield my two reserved DQs, one apiece, to whoever would like to ask 'em.
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I'm out of my own, so I'll ask one of EH's:

DQ: Known as a writer?
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14. Known for social activities to some degree
15. Caucasian
16. Not known for sciences
17. Not an athlete, but probably could have been
18. Not leading man handsome, but some may consider him cute
19. Doesn't appear on TV much these days, but used to
20. Not a news reporter
21. Has "written" books, but not known as a writer
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Two truths and a lie

He is somewhat of a ladies' man and has had numerous affairs
He used to have a daytime TV show
David Letterman once sprayed him in the face with a fire extinguisher
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Yes, I am Richard Simmons!

Congrats Prof!
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I wouldn't have gotten it except for the David Letterman clue.

I, of course, am S.
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Good job, Prof. P.!

S it is.

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Did you get a top Federal job as a result of a political deal reached in Chicago before 1880?
Were you the next person to hold that job?
Were you the first black woman to mount a serious campaign for the U.S. Presidency?
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Did you get a top Federal job as a result of a political deal reached in Chicago before 1880?
Were you the next person to hold that job?
Were you the first black woman to mount a serious campaign for the U.S. Presidency?
#3. I am not Shirley Chisholm (??)
Take 2 or 3 DQs.
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Were you the next person to hold that job? - Edwin Stanton
Were you the first black woman to mount a serious campaign for the U.S. Presidency? - Yes, Shirley Chisholm

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