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Can you name the people and things with the initials L.B.?

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Fictional sleuth nicknamed 'Encyclopedia'
English translation of 'Choephoroi', the second play in Aeschylus's Oresteia trilogy
Itinerant NBA coach, or Super Bowl XXX MVP (two guys, same name)
World's oldest, deepest, and largest (by volume) freshwater body of water
Common sport fish of the southeastern U.S., named for its prominent underbite
Botanist and horticulturist who created the russet potato
Metal band fronted by Fred Durst
First Jewish U.S. Supreme Court justice
Stand-up comic whose 1964 obscenity conviction was posthumously overturned
Corporate takeover in which large amounts of debt are taken on by the acquirer
Symbol used in comics to indicate that a character has an idea
Part of the government detailed in Article I of the U.S. Constitution
2002 bestselling novel by Alice Sebold
Dish with steak usually cut into thin strips, named for a city
'The Godfather' character who 'sleeps with the fishes'
Soviet premier, 1964-82
Comedienne who co-founded Desilu Productions
ChapStick or Vaseline
Composer of 'Candide' and 'West Side Story'
Actor who played Mr. Potter in 'It's a Wonderful Life'
1968 film featuring a VW beetle named Herbie
Communication difficulty encountered by people with no common tongue
Illegitimate daughter of Pope Alexander VI who was the subject of a Donizetti opera
Sport similar to bocce or p├ętanque
Someone who takes a long time to become successful
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Composer of the Eroica, Pastoral, and Choral Symphonies
Best-selling Canadian beer with a colorful name
1887 utopian sci-fi novel by Edward Bellamy
1987 biopic about Ritchie Valens
Host of Comedy Central's 'Root of All Evil'
7-time Pro Bowl linebacker for the Chicago Bears
Massachusetts woman acquitted of axe murder in 1892
Puccini opera on which the musical 'Rent' was based
Most populous city in California whose name is not derived from Spanish
Cardinals outfielder who broke Ty Cobb's stolen base record
Former First Lady of the U.S.
Area of Paris known for artists, writers, and philosophers, called 'la Rive Gauche' in French
Protagonist of James Joyce's 'Ulysses'
Ancient Minoan script deciphered by Michael Ventris
Final book in C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia
John Philip Sousa march, or Philadelphia landmark
Influential rock critic who wrote for Rolling Stone and Creem
Protagonist of Edith Wharton's 'The House of Mirth'
Oxymoronically-named battle at which George Custer was killed
Legume named for Peru's capital
Chemical species that can donate an electron pair
Left back for Everton F.C. and the English national team
Ray of highly coherent light
Literally, a hit below the belt; metaphorically, any unfair attack
Expensive seating area in a stadium

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