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

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