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

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

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