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

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

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