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

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