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

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

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