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

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

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