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#1 Post by franktangredi » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:22 am

Game #201: Zero-Sum Game

Identify the 100 people in the clues below. Match them into 40 groups of three according to a Tangredi, or principle you must discover for yourself. Then match each threesome with two of the Associated Words.

20 names will be used twice – once for their first name, once for their last name. Alternate matches are possible, but only one solution will allow all the game to be completed.

1. He served the exact same length of time as President of the United States and as Vice President of the United States.

2. This author’s most famous novel begins with the title character deciding to go out and buy some flowers.

3. The name of the artistic movement with which this painter is most associated derived from a canvas he exhibited in April 1874.

4. In a book published in 1789, this philosopher wrote, ““Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do.”

5. She has been acting long enough to have appeared on screen with both Clark Gable and Daniel Day Lewis.

6. Six years after being named NFL Comeback Player of the Year, this quarterback led his team to their only Super Bowl win.

7. Unlike the physicist in my last general knowledge game, this physicist really DID win the Nobel Prize for inventing the bubble chamber.

8. DJMQ (whether she is the one to answer it or not):
One of this choreographer’s most notable works was a reimagined Nutcracker which used Tchaikovsky’s score but scrapped the entire story in favor of a new one about a boy’s relationship with his mother and his bizarre sexual fantasies.
Another DJMQ appears at #75

9. First appearing in May 1939, his name was derived from a medieval Scottish king and a Revolutionary War general.

10. Prior to joining a Seattle-based rock band in 1997, he served as the tour drummer for Alanis Morissette.

11. When he died this year at the age of 89, this minister was the last surviving founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

12. When this legendary Wild West outlaw was found shot through the head, suspects included Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday – but Ben Cartwright was not involved in any way.

13. Best known for his work with “fallen women” and orphans, this 17th century French Jesuit is the patron saint of lacemakers, medical social workers, and illegitimate children.

14. Students of this influential anthropologist included Ruth Benedict, Zora Neale Hurston, and Margaret Mead.

15. Known as the “Mouth of Mississippi,” this comedian was a regular at the Grand Ole Opry for a quarter of a century.

16. This Victorian writer is best known for a comic novel about a self-centered peer and a collection of 50 sonnets about the failure of his first marriage.

17. The bicycle manufacturing firm that he founded in the 1880s eventually evolved into France’s largest automotive company.

18. She was the only American skater to win a gold medal at the Albertville Olympiad.

19. In 1975, she was exiled from her South American homeland; three decades later, she began her first term as its president.

20. A specialist in women’s ready-to-wear fashion, he has also designed for three of the last four First Ladies, including the black sleeveless dress that Michelle Obama wore in her first official portrait.

21. The son of an even more prominent classical pianist, he won a Grammy for Most Promising New Classical Recording Artist of 1966.

22. The grandson of an even more prominent evolutionary biologist, he served as the first director of UNESCO and was a founding member of the World Wildlife Fund.

23. He authored the best-selling non-fiction book of 1966, the first chapter of which was titled “The Sporty Corvair.”

24. Whenever this First Lady had an epileptic seizure, her husband would gently place a handkerchief over her face until it passed.

25. He set his naval record with the aid of a 7.62 NATO Mk11, a 5.56 NATO Mk12, a .300 Magnum M24, and a .338 Lapua Magnum.

26. An economist with the Brookings Institute, in 2014 she became the first woman to hold a very powerful position.

27. This Colombian artist is best known for his comically exaggerated paintings and sculptures of what he called his “fat figures.”

28. This explorer gave what became the 27th state to enter the Union its name.

29. Between 1949 and 1976, this pseudonymous author wrote 18 novels about a hard-boiled detective in the suburbs of Los Angeles.

30. This specialist in crusty character roles was the earliest-born person ever nominated for an acting Oscar.

31. This entrepreneur expanded his family’s Connecticut bagel bakery into a national brand.

32. He was preceded in two of his current Congressional positions by Nancy Pelosi and Paul Ryan.

33. Earlier this year, he became the first emergency backup goaltender in NHL history to record a win.

34. This 20th century German American philosopher wrote influential works on many subjects, including bioethics, technology, and the history of Gnosticism.

35. He did not invent what many people think he invented, but the single-wire version he developed quickly superseded all earlier versions.

36. This member of the Country Music Hall of Fame – who died in a plane crash in 1964 – is reportedly the most popular English-language singer in Sri Lanka. (Sri Lanka?)

37. He is the most prominent resident of the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery.

38. This nurse and “baby farmer” was hanged in 1896 for murdering an infant in her care, but the actual number may have been more than 400 – making her a leading candidate for England’s most prolific serial killer.

39. This “peak performance coach” released the first of his infomercials in 1988.

40. He and his militia are best known for carrying out the bloodless capture of an enemy stronghold in the wee hours of May 10, 1775.

41. The inaugural production of the Group Theatre was this North Carolina playwright’s tale of the decline of an aristocratic southern family.

42. In between his eleven(!) marriages, this jazz saxophonist and bandleader found time to record hit versions of songs such as “Cherokee” and “Skyliner.”

43. One of the fathers of modern surgery, he served as barber-surgeon to four kings of France.

44. In addition to his busy film career, this actor/writer/director has also founded a cannabis company. (Is anyone surprised?)

45. If it had not been for the passage of the Twenty-fifth Amendment, this congressman would have succeeded to the Presidency on August 9, 1974.

46. His big brother beat him out of the womb by four minutes in 1957 and down the slopes by 0.21 seconds in 1984.

47. In 1934, she had the honor of being the first American journalist expelled from Nazi Germany.

48. He made his first appearance on radio on April 26, 1952 and his final appearance (not counting reruns) on television on March 31, 1975.

49. In 1972, he founded what is today the world’s largest cruise line in terms of both fleet size and passengers carried.

50. In 1824, this textile manufacturer sailed from Scotland to America to set up his first experimental community, which he hoped would become a model for a new way of organizing society. (It didn’t.)

51. This artist’s second best-known work was commissioned by the Southern Poverty Law Center and commemorates 41 people who were killed between 1954 and 1968.

52. In 1887 this British historian famously said, “"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.”

53. Though most closely associated with one particular lyricist/playwright, this composer also wrote musicals in collaboration with Ira Gershwin, Langston Hughes, Maxwell Anderson, Alan Jay Lerner, Ogden Nash, and the writer in Clue # 41.

54. He’s a fake and he doesn’t know the territory!

55. This popular American author celebrated her 104th birthday in April.

56. He was a number one NBA draft pick, but ended up playing only 105 games in three seasons.

57. He starred in one of the scariest episodes of the original Twilight Zone, though he basically just slept through the whole thing.

58. This American physicist and his thesis adviser shared the Nobel Prize for their discovery of a new type of pulsar.

59. When this legislator and pamphleteer coined the phrase “Taxation without representation is tyranny,” he little imagined that he would later be plagued by mental illness exacerbated by a blow on the head from a tax collector.

60. “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself?” she complained. “Tell her to help me!" (He didn’t.)

61. A protegee of Martha Stewart, she went from the White House OMB to her own cooking show on the Food Network.

62. In 1869, this entrepreneur purchased a small company in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York; the following year, he accepted an offer to relocate to Akron, Ohio – and the rest is history.

63. This French political philosopher helped establish the theoretical foundations of absolutism with his 1576 treatise Six Books of the Republic.

64. It was during his last and greatest battle that he sent what became the classic message, “England expects that every man will do his duty.”

65. I can’t swear that he was the only cartoonist whose work helped apprehend a crook, but no cartoonist ever helped apprehend a bigger one.

66. This astronomer formulated the theory of stellar nucleosynthesis, but the theory he is most known for naming is one that he himself rejected.

67. At the age of 64, this swimmer became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage

68. It was on November 26, 1922, that he first espied those “wonderful things.”

69. Citing a breach of confidentiality, Mineko Iwasaki brought a lawsuit against this novelist over his 1997 best-seller.

70. He is currently third in the line of Presidential succession.

71. She was the oldest actor ever nominated for an Oscar for a leading role.

72. While serving a six-month prison sentence for his involvement in the Pullman Strike, he became a committed socialist and would go on to cofound the Socialist Party of America and the IWW.

73. Appropriately, he had the lowest vocal range in the boy band he joined while he was a junior in high school – a gig he almost lost because he wasn’t much of a dancer.

74. A fellow contestant on a popular game show in 1978 called him “a very strange guy,” while the young lady who subsequently refused to go out with him found him “creepy.” Good call.

75. DJMQ: This Cincinnati-born ballerina was a “muse” of George Balanchine, who choreographed the role of Dulcinea in his 1965 version of Don Quixote especially for her.

76. She once wrote, “Good manners have much to do with the emotions. To make them ring true, one must feel them, not merely exhibit them.”

77. She was the first American woman to walk in space.

78. This physicist won the Nobel Prize for his invention of holography.

79. One of the founders of pragmatism, he was once called “America's greatest logician.”

80. This pitcher’s two wins helped Cleveland take its first World Series trophy in 28 years.

81. He and his partner were two of the biggest stars in vaudeville in the decades before and after World War I, but his nephews reached even greater comedy heights.

82. Currently Senior National Correspondent for ABC, this journalist’s previous gigs have included stints as Chief White House Correspondent, co-anchor of a late-night news program, and reporter for Court TV.

83. I’m sure she’s not the only woman who met her second husband on a blind date in 2016 and married him on May 19, 2018 – but she’s certainly the one best known for doing so.

84. The only Senators to vote against the confirmation of this Supreme Court justice were Don Nickles of Oklahoma, Jesse Helms of North Carolina, and Bob Smith of New Hampshire.

85. His nation’s greatest (arguably) composer, his greatest (arguably) work was the incidental music he wrote for an 1867 play by his nation’s greatest (arguably) dramatist.

86. His 1893 novel about a tenement girl who descends into prostitution is considered the first work of American literary naturalism.

87. This French artist developed a personal form of cubism derisively dubbed “tubism” due to its emphasis on cylindrical shapes.

88. Head of the Genovese crime family during most of the Prohibition era, he was eventually assassinated on the orders of his own lieutenant, Lucky Luciano.

89. The famous – or infamous – experiments conducted by this American psychologist were largely inspired by the trial of Adolf Eichmann.

90. During military exercises, this general wrote up a scenario on how to respond to respond to a regional dictator invading a neighboring country and seizing its oilfields; a month later, he got to put it into practice.

91. During her tenure as the president of the National Organization for Women, she pressed for collegiate sports to be included under Title IX, but she drew fire from some NOW members for her support for fathers’ rights in custody cases.

92. The first woman elected head of the American Heart Association, she is credited with developing the field of pediatric cardiology.

93. From 1996 to 2008, this American golfer amassed twelve wins on the PGA tour, but his only Major win was in the Players Championship.

94. According to the opening lines of the eponymous novel he narrates, he “was born in the Year 1632, in the City of York, of a good Family, tho' not of that Country, my Father being a Foreigner of Bremen, who settled first at Hull.”

95. In 1964, when the country headed by this African nationalist merged with another newly independent state, he became first president of the renamed successor state – a position he held for the next 21 years.

96. He has been nominated for eleven Oscars in six different categories – winning twice for Best Director, once for Best Film Editing, and once for Best Cinematography.

97. After graduating near the top of his class at Yale Law School in 1955, he failed the New York bar exam – beginning a period of unemployment and depression that led to his becoming a born-again Christian.

98. Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballe said of this rock vocalist – with whom she recorded an album – that “he sang with an incisive sense of rhythm, his vocal placement was very good and he was able to glide effortlessly from a register to another. He also had a great musicality. His phrasing was subtle, delicate and sweet or energetic and slamming. He was able to find the right coloring or expressive nuance for each word.

99. This tycoon was enormously influential, but historians now regard his claim of having personally started a war as greatly exaggerated.

100. His quintessential poem contains such memorable lines as “For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you" and “In all people I see myself, none more and not one a barleycorn less.”

ASSOCIATED WORDS
Kane
Rockefeller
Nash
Simpson
Eames
Lupo
Rosanne
Bette
Rachel
Bernie
Gordon
Gidget
Hazel
Peter
Joy
Emma
Georgia
Arizona
Illinois
Vermont
South Dakota
Minnesota
Cleveland
Seattle
Austria
Liberia
Hong Kong
Moon
Delta
Prairie
Pool
Battlefield
Civil War
French Revolution
Stooge
Big Mouth
Attorney
Inspector
Cook
Gigolo
Pilgrim
Bourgeoisie
Cubist
Predator
Horse
Foxes
Cub
Shark
Dolphin
Possum
Climate
Snow
Rain
Spring
Afternoon
Philanthropy
Fashion
Treasury
Commerce
Airplane
Automobile
Wheel
Box
Skylight
Needles
Rags
Net
Boot
Club
Petroleum
RNA
Pizza
Ribs
Fatty
Radioactive
Invisible
Incomplete
Escape
Rescue
Crying

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#2 Post by ToLiveIsToFly » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:19 am

6. Six years after being named NFL Comeback Player of the Year, this quarterback led his team to their only Super Bowl win.
DREW BREES

18. She was the only American skater to win a gold medal at the Albertville Olympiad.
KRISTI YAMAGUCHI

19. In 1975, she was exiled from her South American homeland; three decades later, she began her first term as its president.
KIRCHNER?

23. He authored the best-selling non-fiction book of 1966, the first chapter of which was titled “The Sporty Corvair.”
RALPH NADER

26. An economist with the Brookings Institute, in 2014 she became the first woman to hold a very powerful position.
JANET YELLEN

31. This entrepreneur expanded his family’s Connecticut bagel bakery into a national brand.
MURRAY LENDER

44. In addition to his busy film career, this actor/writer/director has also founded a cannabis company. (Is anyone surprised?)
TOMMY CHONG?

45. If it had not been for the passage of the Twenty-fifth Amendment, this congressman would have succeeded to the Presidency on August 9, 1974.
CARL ALBERT

46. His big brother beat him out of the womb by four minutes in 1957 and down the slopes by 0.21 seconds in 1984.
STEVE MAHRE

51. This artist’s second best-known work was commissioned by the Southern Poverty Law Center and commemorates 41 people who were killed between 1954 and 1968.
MAYA LIN

55. This popular American author celebrated her 104th birthday in April.
BEVERLY CLEARY

62. In 1869, this entrepreneur purchased a small company in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York; the following year, he accepted an offer to relocate to Akron, Ohio – and the rest is history.
CHARLES GOODYEAR?

65. I can’t swear that he was the only cartoonist whose work helped apprehend a crook, but no cartoonist ever helped apprehend a bigger one.
THOMAS NAST

70. He is currently third in the line of Presidential succession.
CHUCK GRASSLEY

73. Appropriately, he had the lowest vocal range in the boy band he joined while he was a junior in high school – a gig he almost lost because he wasn’t much of a dancer.
LANCE BASS?

74. A fellow contestant on a popular game show in 1978 called him “a very strange guy,” while the young lady who subsequently refused to go out with him found him “creepy.” Good call.
TED BUNDY?

80. This pitcher’s two wins helped Cleveland take its first World Series in 28 years.
BOB LEMON?

90. During military exercises, this general wrote up a scenario on how to respond to respond to a regional dictator invading a neighboring country and seizing its oilfields; a month later, he got to put it into practice.
SCHWARZKOF?

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Re: Game #201: Zero-Sum Game

#3 Post by mrkelley23 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:06 pm

franktangredi wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:22 am
Game #201: Zero-Sum Game

Identify the 100 people in the clues below. Match them into 40 groups of three according to a Tangredi, or principle you must discover for yourself. Then match each threesome with two of the Associated Words.

20 names will be used twice – once for their first name, once for their last name. Alternate matches are possible, but only one solution will allow all the game to be completed.

1. He served the exact same length of time as President of the United States and as Vice President of the United States.

I don't know about leap year subtleties and such, but Martin Van Buren served one full term as each.

2. This author’s most famous novel begins with the title character deciding to go out and buy some flowers.

Can't be Daniel Keyes, can it? I don't think that's a novel.


4. In a book published in 1789, this philosopher wrote, ““Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do.”

Marquis de Sade?


6. Six years after being named NFL Comeback Player of the Year, this quarterback led his team to their only Super Bowl win.

Kurt Warner?

7. Unlike the physicist in my last general knowledge game, this physicist really DID win the Nobel Prize for inventing the bubble chamber.

Ha! Donald Glaser


10. Prior to joining a Seattle-based rock band in 1997, he served as the tour drummer for Alanis Morissette.

Dave Grohl?

11. When he died this year at the age of 89, this minister was the last surviving founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

I remember this news item, but don't remember his name

15. Known as the “Mouth of Mississippi,” this comedian was a regular at the Grand Ole Opry for a quarter of a century.

Minnie Pearl?

17. The bicycle manufacturing firm that he founded in the 1880s eventually evolved into France’s largest automotive company.

Renault or Citroen

23. He authored the best-selling non-fiction book of 1966, the first chapter of which was titled “The Sporty Corvair.”

Ralph Nader

24. Whenever this First Lady had an epileptic seizure, her husband would gently place a handkerchief over her face until it passed.

Grrrr. Ida McKinley. One of the many questions I missed on my second J! appearance.

26. An economist with the Brookings Institute, in 2014 she became the first woman to hold a very powerful position.

Janet Yellen?

31. This entrepreneur expanded his family’s Connecticut bagel bakery into a national brand.

The Lender's guy, I presume

32. He was preceded in two of his current Congressional positions by Nancy Pelosi and Paul Ryan.

Kevin McCarthy?

40. He and his militia are best known for carrying out the bloodless capture of an enemy stronghold in the wee hours of May 10, 1775.

Ethan Allen

44. In addition to his busy film career, this actor/writer/director has also founded a cannabis company. (Is anyone surprised?)

Woody Harrelson?

45. If it had not been for the passage of the Twenty-fifth Amendment, this congressman would have succeeded to the Presidency on August 9, 1974.

Carl Albert was speaker at that time, I think.

48. He made his first appearance on radio on April 26, 1952 and his final appearance (not counting reruns) on television on March 31, 1975.

Matt Dillon???

52. In 1887 this British historian famously said, “"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.”

Lord Acton, but I don't know his first name


54. He’s a fake and he doesn’t know the territory!

Harold Hill


56. He was a number one NBA draft pick, but ended up playing only 105 games in three seasons.

Might be the Odon kid from Indiana


62. In 1869, this entrepreneur purchased a small company in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York; the following year, he accepted an offer to relocate to Akron, Ohio – and the rest is history.

Goodyear/rich?


66. This astronomer formulated the theory of stellar nucleosynthesis, but the theory he is most known for naming is one that he himself rejected.

Fred Hoyle never liked the Big Bang name.

70. He is currently third in the line of Presidential succession.

This phrasing always gets me. Is Trump first in line? If not (which it must not be, because pronouns) it's Chuck Grassley


78. This physicist won the Nobel Prize for his invention of holography.

Dennis Gabor

90. During military exercises, this general wrote up a scenario on how to respond to respond to a regional dictator invading a neighboring country and seizing its oilfields; a month later, he got to put it into practice.

Stormin Norman Schwarzkopf

100. His quintessential poem contains such memorable lines as “For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you" and “In all people I see myself, none more and not one a barleycorn less.”

Walt Whitman

ASSOCIATED WORDS
Kane
Rockefeller
Nash
Simpson
Eames
Lupo
Rosanne
Bette
Rachel
Bernie
Gordon
Gidget
Hazel
Peter
Joy
Emma
Georgia
Arizona
Illinois
Vermont
South Dakota
Minnesota
Cleveland
Seattle
Austria
Liberia
Hong Kong
Moon
Delta
Prairie
Pool
Battlefield
Civil War
French Revolution
Stooge
Big Mouth
Attorney
Inspector
Cook
Gigolo
Pilgrim
Bourgeoisie
Cubist
Predator
Horse
Foxes
Cub
Shark
Dolphin
Possum
Climate
Snow
Rain
Spring
Afternoon
Philanthropy
Fashion
Treasury
Commerce
Airplane
Automobile
Wheel
Box
Skylight
Needles
Rags
Net
Boot
Club
Petroleum
RNA
Pizza
Ribs
Fatty
Radioactive
Invisible
Incomplete
Escape
Rescue
Crying
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Re: Game #201: Zero-Sum Game

#4 Post by mellytu74 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:02 pm

3. The name of the artistic movement with which this painter is most associated derived from a canvas he exhibited in April 1874.
RENOIR?? DEGAS??

11. When he died this year at the age of 89, this minister was the last surviving founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
JOSEPH LOWRY

13. Best known for his work with “fallen women” and orphans, this 17th century French Jesuit is the patron saint of lacemakers, medical social workers, and illegitimate children.
JOHN FRANCIS REGIS

14. Students of this influential anthropologist included Ruth Benedict, Zora Neale Hurston, and Margaret Mead.
FRANZ BOAS?

16. This Victorian writer is best known for a comic novel about a self-centered peer and a collection of 50 sonnets about the failure of his first marriage.
GEORGE MEREDITH (if her name wasn’t Mary Ellen, I wouldn’t have known this).

17. The bicycle manufacturing firm that he founded in the 1880s eventually evolved into France’s largest automotive company.
PEUGEOT?

18. She was the only American skater to win a gold medal at the Albertville Olympiad.
KRISTI YAMAGUCHI

20. A specialist in women’s ready-to-wear fashion, he has also designed for three of the last four First Ladies, including the black sleeveless dress that Michelle Obama wore in her first official portrait.
MICHAEL KORS

24. Whenever this First Lady had an epileptic seizure, her husband would gently place a handkerchief over her face until it passed.
IDA MCKINLEY

26. An economist with the Brookings Institute, in 2014 she became the first woman to hold a very powerful position.
JANET YELLIN

27. This Colombian artist is best known for his comically exaggerated paintings and sculptures of what he called his “fat figures.”
Fernando Botero??

28. This explorer gave what became the 27th state to enter the Union its name.
Ponce de Leon?

32. He was preceded in two of his current Congressional positions by Nancy Pelosi and Paul Ryan.
Kevin McCarthy?

36. This member of the Country Music Hall of Fame – who died in a plane crash in 1964 – is reportedly the most popular English-language singer in Sri Lanka. (Sri Lanka?)
JIM REEVES

37. He is the most prominent resident of the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery.
POPE BENEDICT

38. This nurse and “baby farmer” was hanged in 1896 for murdering an infant in her care, but the actual number may have been more than 400 – making her a leading candidate for England’s most prolific serial killer.
AMELIA DYER

41. The inaugural production of the Group Theatre was this North Carolina playwright’s tale of the decline of an aristocratic southern family.
PAUL GREEN (House of Connelly)

42. In between his eleven(!) marriages, this jazz saxophonist and bandleader found time to record hit versions of songs such as “Cherokee” and “Skyliner.”
CHARLIE BARNET (I’m not TLAF’s daughter for nothing :D )

44. In addition to his busy film career, this actor/writer/director has also founded a cannabis company. (Is anyone surprised?)
WOODY HARRELSON?

45. If it had not been for the passage of the Twenty-fifth Amendment, this congressman would have succeeded to the Presidency on August 9, 1974.
CARL ALBERT
46. His big brother beat him
out of the womb by four minutes in 1957 and down the slopes by 0.21 seconds in 1984.
ONE OF THE MAHRE BROTHERS

47. In 1934, she had the honor of being the first American journalist expelled from Nazi Germany.
DOROTHY THOMPSON

48. He made his first appearance on radio on April 26, 1952 and his final appearance (not counting reruns) on television on March 31, 1975.

MARSHAL MATT DILLON

52. In 1887 this British historian famously said, “"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.”
LORD ACTON

53. Though most closely associated with one particular lyricist/playwright, this composer also wrote musicals in collaboration with Ira Gershwin, Langston Hughes, Maxwell Anderson, Alan Jay Lerner, Ogden Nash, and the writer in Clue # 41.
KURT WEILL

54. He’s a fake and he doesn’t know the territory!
PROFESSOR HAROLD HILL

55. This popular American author celebrated her 104th birthday in April.
BEVERLY CLEARY

56. He was a number one NBA draft pick, but ended up playing only 105 games in three seasons.
GREG ODEN

60. “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself?” she complained. “Tell her to help me!" (He didn’t.)
MARTHA

61. A protegee of Martha Stewart, she went from the White House OMB to her own cooking show on the Food Network.
INA GARTEN

62. In 1869, this entrepreneur purchased a small company in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York; the following year, he accepted an offer to relocate to Akron, Ohio – and the rest is history.
CHARLES GOODYEAR?

64. It was during his last and greatest battle that he sent what became the classic message, “England expects that every man will do his duty.”
HORATIO NELSON

67. At the age of 64, this swimmer became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage
DIANA NYAD?

70. He is currently third in the line of Presidential succession.
CHUCK GRASSLEY

71. She was the oldest actor ever nominated for an Oscar for a leading role.
Emmanuelle Riva

72. While serving a six-month prison sentence for his involvement in the Pullman Strike, he became a committed socialist and would go on to cofound the Socialist Party of America and the IWW.
EUGENE DEBS

76. She once wrote, “Good manners have much to do with the emotions. To make them ring true, one must feel them, not merely exhibit them.”
AMY VANDERBILT

81. He and his partner were two of the biggest stars in vaudeville in the decades before and after World War I, but his nephews reached even greater comedy heights.
AL SHEAN (Uncle of the Marx brothers)

83. I’m sure she’s not the only woman who met her second husband on a blind date in 2016 and married him on May 19, 2018 – but she’s certainly the one best known for doing so.
MEGHAN MARKLE

84. The only Senators to vote against the confirmation of this Supreme Court justice were Don Nickles of Oklahoma, Jesse Helms of North Carolina, and Bob Smith of New Hampshire.
RUTH BADER GINSBURG

86. His 1893 novel about a tenement girl who descends into prostitution is considered the first work of American literary naturalism.
STEPHEN CRANE

88. Head of the Genovese crime family during most of the Prohibition era, he was eventually assassinated on the orders of his own lieutenant, Lucky Luciano.
GIUSEPPE MASSERIA

97. After graduating near the top of his class at Yale Law School in 1955, he failed the New York bar exam – beginning a period of unemployment and depression that led to his becoming a born-again Christian.
PAT ROBERTSON

99. This tycoon was enormously influential, but historians now regard his claim of having personally started a war as greatly exaggerated.
WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST

100. His quintessential poem contains such memorable lines as “For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you" and “In all people I see myself, none more and not one a barleycorn less.”
WALT WHITMAN

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#5 Post by kroxquo » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:13 pm

1. He served the exact same length of time as President of the United States and as Vice President of the United States.

Martin Van Buren

3. The name of the artistic movement with which this painter is most associated derived from a canvas he exhibited in April 1874.

Claude Monet

6. Six years after being named NFL Comeback Player of the Year, this quarterback led his team to their only Super Bowl win.
BDrew Brees

9. First appearing in May 1939, his name was derived from a medieval Scottish king and a Revolutionary War general.
Bruce Wayne

10. Prior to joining a Seattle-based rock band in 1997, he served as the tour drummer for Alanis Morissette.
Dave Grohl

17. The bicycle manufacturing firm that he founded in the 1880s eventually evolved into France’s largest automotive company.
Renault?

18. She was the only American skater to win a gold medal at the Albertville Olympiad.
Bonnie Blair

23. He authored the best-selling non-fiction book of 1966, the first chapter of which was titled “The Sporty Corvair.”
Ralph Nader?

24. Whenever this First Lady had an epileptic seizure, her husband would gently place a handkerchief over her face until it passed.
William McKinley

28. This explorer gave what became the 27th state to enter the Union its name.
Ponce de Leon

31. This entrepreneur expanded his family’s Connecticut bagel bakery into a national brand.
Murray Lender

35. He did not invent what many people think he invented, but the single-wire version he developed quickly superseded all earlier versions.
Samuel Morse?

36. This member of the Country Music Hall of Fame – who died in a plane crash in 1964 – is reportedly the most popular English-language singer in Sri Lanka. (Sri Lanka?)
Hank Williams?

40. He and his militia are best known for carrying out the bloodless capture of an enemy stronghold in the wee hours of May 10, 1775.
Ethan Allan

41. The inaugural production of the Group Theatre was this North Carolina playwright’s tale of the decline of an aristocratic southern family.
Jason Miller?

44. In addition to his busy film career, this actor/writer/director has also founded a cannabis company. (Is anyone surprised?)
Cheech Marin?

46. His big brother beat him out of the womb by four minutes in 1957 and down the slopes by 0.21 seconds in 1984.
One of the Mahre Twins. I think Phil was one of them.

51. This artist’s second best-known work was commissioned by the Southern Poverty Law Center and commemorates 41 people who were killed between 1954 and 1968.
Maya Lin?

54. He’s a fake and he doesn’t know the territory!
Professor Harold Hill

56. He was a number one NBA draft pick, but ended up playing only 105 games in three seasons.
Sam Bowie?

59. When this legislator and pamphleteer coined the phrase “Taxation without representation is tyranny,” he little imagined that he would later be plagued by mental illness exacerbated by a blow on the head from a tax collector.
James Otis

62. In 1869, this entrepreneur purchased a small company in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York; the following year, he accepted an offer to relocate to Akron, Ohio – and the rest is history.
Charles Goodyear?

65. I can’t swear that he was the only cartoonist whose work helped apprehend a crook, but no cartoonist ever helped apprehend a bigger one.
Thomas Nast?

84. The only Senators to vote against the confirmation of this Supreme Court justice were Don Nickles of Oklahoma, Jesse Helms of North Carolina, and Bob Smith of New Hampshire.
Sandra Day O'Connor

90. During military exercises, this general wrote up a scenario on how to respond to respond to a regional dictator invading a neighboring country and seizing its oilfields; a month later, he got to put it into practice.
Colin Powell or Norman Schwazkopf

94. According to the opening lines of the eponymous novel he narrates, he “was born in the Year 1632, in the City of York, of a good Family, tho' not of that Country, my Father being a Foreigner of Bremen, who settled first at Hull.”
Lemuel Gulliver?

98. Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballe said of this rock vocalist – with whom she recorded an album – that “he sang with an incisive sense of rhythm, his vocal placement was very good and he was able to glide effortlessly from a register to another. He also had a great musicality. His phrasing was subtle, delicate and sweet or energetic and slamming. He was able to find the right coloring or expressive nuance for each word.
Freddy Mercury
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#6 Post by jarnon » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:54 pm

1. He served the exact same length of time as President of the United States and as Vice President of the United States.
MARTIN VAN BUREN

6. Six years after being named NFL Comeback Player of the Year, this quarterback led his team to their only Super Bowl win.
DREW BREES (not really six years)

23. He authored the best-selling non-fiction book of 1966, the first chapter of which was titled “The Sporty Corvair.”
RALPH NADER

31. This entrepreneur expanded his family’s Connecticut bagel bakery into a national brand.
HARRY LENDER

37. He is the most prominent resident of the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery.
BENEDICT XVI

45. If it had not been for the passage of the Twenty-fifth Amendment, this congressman would have succeeded to the Presidency on August 9, 1974.
CARL ALBERT

51. This artist’s second best-known work was commissioned by the Southern Poverty Law Center and commemorates 41 people who were killed between 1954 and 1968.
MAYA LIN

66. This astronomer formulated the theory of stellar nucleosynthesis, but the theory he is most known for naming is one that he himself rejected.
FRED HOYLE

68. It was on November 26, 1922, that he first espied those “wonderful things.”
HOWARD CARTER

70. He is currently third in the line of Presidential succession.
CHUCK GRASSLEY

90. During military exercises, this general wrote up a scenario on how to respond to respond to a regional dictator invading a neighboring country and seizing its oilfields; a month later, he got to put it into practice.
NORMAN SCHWARZKOPF JR.

95. In 1964, when the country headed by this African nationalist merged with another newly independent state, he became first president of the renamed successor state – a position he held for the next 21 years.
JULIUS NYERERE

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#7 Post by T_Bone0806 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:19 am

kroxquo wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:13 pm

10. Prior to joining a Seattle-based rock band in 1997, he served as the tour drummer for Alanis Morissette.
Dave Grohl


This answer has been incorrectly given twice. Although it's the right band..Foo Fighters..it is NOT Dave Grohl, it is TAYLOR HAWKINS who toured with Alanis and is now the FF's drummer, while Grohl plays guitar and fronts the band.


36. This member of the Country Music Hall of Fame – who died in a plane crash in 1964 – is reportedly the most popular English-language singer in Sri Lanka. (Sri Lanka?)
Hank Williams?



Nope, Jim Reeves. Williams died on a New Year's Day in the early 50's in the back seat of a car while being driven to his next gig.
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#8 Post by mrkelley23 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:34 am

T_Bone0806 wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:19 am
kroxquo wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:13 pm

10. Prior to joining a Seattle-based rock band in 1997, he served as the tour drummer for Alanis Morissette.
Dave Grohl


This answer has been incorrectly given twice. Although it's the right band..Foo Fighters..it is NOT Dave Grohl, it is TAYLOR HAWKINS who toured with Alanis and is now the FF's drummer, while Grohl plays guitar and fronts the band.



Thank you! I wanted to put a question mark by mine, because I thought I knew about Grohl's many gigs, but I couldn't ever remember his name being associated with Alanis. But it just seemed too pat.
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#9 Post by littlebeast13 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:00 am

57. He starred in one of the scariest episodes of the original Twilight Zone, though he basically just slept through the whole thing.

I've tried for the past two days to conjure up episodes that were one long dream sequence, and the only one I could come up with is the one where the guy wakes up to find out that nobody knows who he is or that he even existed.... then at the end of the episode, he wakes again to find out that was a dream, but now he doesn't recognize his wife. The incident was certainly scary for the protagonist....

Anyway, that was "Person Or Persons Unknown," which stared RICHARD (Don't call me Dick) LONG
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#10 Post by franktangredi » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:35 am

littlebeast13 wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:00 am
57. He starred in one of the scariest episodes of the original Twilight Zone, though he basically just slept through the whole thing.

I've tried for the past two days to conjure up episodes that were one long dream sequence, and the only one I could come up with is the one where the guy wakes up to find out that nobody knows who he is or that he even existed.... then at the end of the episode, he wakes again to find out that was a dream, but now he doesn't recognize his wife. The incident was certainly scary for the protagonist....

Anyway, that was "Person Or Persons Unknown," which stared RICHARD (Don't call me Dick) LONG
That's actually a pretty good answer, so I apologize ... but I had another one in mind that's even scarier.

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#11 Post by Bob78164 » Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:48 pm

1. He served the exact same length of time as President of the United States and as Vice President of the United States.

Frank Tangredi.

(Well, he fits the clue.) --Bob
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#12 Post by franktangredi » Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:10 pm

Bob78164 wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:48 pm
1. He served the exact same length of time as President of the United States and as Vice President of the United States.

Frank Tangredi.

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#13 Post by Vandal » Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:35 pm

franktangredi wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:10 pm
Bob78164 wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:48 pm
1. He served the exact same length of time as President of the United States and as Vice President of the United States.

Frank Tangredi.

(Well, he fits the clue.) --Bob
He's also never been in my kitchen.
Like that’s his real name.
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#14 Post by mellytu74 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:27 am

franktangredi wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:35 am
littlebeast13 wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:00 am
57. He starred in one of the scariest episodes of the original Twilight Zone, though he basically just slept through the whole thing.

I've tried for the past two days to conjure up episodes that were one long dream sequence, and the only one I could come up with is the one where the guy wakes up to find out that nobody knows who he is or that he even existed.... then at the end of the episode, he wakes again to find out that was a dream, but now he doesn't recognize his wife. The incident was certainly scary for the protagonist....

Anyway, that was "Person Or Persons Unknown," which stared RICHARD (Don't call me Dick) LONG
That's actually a pretty good answer, so I apologize ... but I had another one in mind that's even scarier.
How about RICHARD CONTE?

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#15 Post by kroxquo » Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:53 pm

74. A fellow contestant on a popular game show in 1978 called him “a very strange guy,” while the young lady who subsequently refused to go out with him found him “creepy.” Good call.

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#16 Post by kroxquo » Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:28 pm

CONSOLIDATION
Identify the 100 people in the clues below. Match them into 40 groups of three according to a Tangredi, or principle you must discover for yourself. Then match each threesome with two of the Associated Words.

20 names will be used twice – once for their first name, once for their last name. Alternate matches are possible, but only one solution will allow all the game to be completed.

1. He served the exact same length of time as President of the United States and as Vice President of the United States.
Martin Van Buren

2. This author’s most famous novel begins with the title character deciding to go out and buy some flowers.
Daniel Keyes?

3. The name of the artistic movement with which this painter is most associated derived from a canvas he exhibited in April 1874.
Paul Renoir? Edgar Degas? Claude Monet?

4. In a book published in 1789, this philosopher wrote, ““Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do.”
Marquis de Sade

5. She has been acting long enough to have appeared on screen with both Clark Gable and Daniel Day Lewis.

6. Six years after being named NFL Comeback Player of the Year, this quarterback led his team to their only Super Bowl win.
Drew Brees

7. Unlike the physicist in my last general knowledge game, this physicist really DID win the Nobel Prize for inventing the bubble chamber.
Donald Glaser

8. DJMQ (whether she is the one to answer it or not):
One of this choreographer’s most notable works was a reimagined Nutcracker which used Tchaikovsky’s score but scrapped the entire story in favor of a new one about a boy’s relationship with his mother and his bizarre sexual fantasies.
Another DJMQ appears at #75

9. First appearing in May 1939, his name was derived from a medieval Scottish king and a Revolutionary War general.
Bruce Wayne

10. Prior to joining a Seattle-based rock band in 1997, he served as the tour drummer for Alanis Morissette.
Taylor Hawkins

11. When he died this year at the age of 89, this minister was the last surviving founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
Joseph Lowery

12. When this legendary Wild West outlaw was found shot through the head, suspects included Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday – but Ben Cartwright was not involved in any way.

13. Best known for his work with “fallen women” and orphans, this 17th century French Jesuit is the patron saint of lacemakers, medical social workers, and illegitimate children.
John Francis Regis

14. Students of this influential anthropologist included Ruth Benedict, Zora Neale Hurston, and Margaret Mead.
Franz Boas?

15. Known as the “Mouth of Mississippi,” this comedian was a regular at the Grand Ole Opry for a quarter of a century.
Minne Pearl?

16. This Victorian writer is best known for a comic novel about a self-centered peer and a collection of 50 sonnets about the failure of his first marriage.
George Meredith

17. The bicycle manufacturing firm that he founded in the 1880s eventually evolved into France’s largest automotive company.
Renault? Citroen? Peugeot?

18. She was the only American skater to win a gold medal at the Albertville Olympiad.
Kristi Yamaguchi? Bonnie Blair?

19. In 1975, she was exiled from her South American homeland; three decades later, she began her first term as its president.
Kirchner?

20. A specialist in women’s ready-to-wear fashion, he has also designed for three of the last four First Ladies, including the black sleeveless dress that Michelle Obama wore in her first official portrait.
Michael Kors

21. The son of an even more prominent classical pianist, he won a Grammy for Most Promising New Classical Recording Artist of 1966.

22. The grandson of an even more prominent evolutionary biologist, he served as the first director of UNESCO and was a founding member of the World Wildlife Fund.

23. He authored the best-selling non-fiction book of 1966, the first chapter of which was titled “The Sporty Corvair.”
Ralph Nader

24. Whenever this First Lady had an epileptic seizure, her husband would gently place a handkerchief over her face until it passed.
Ida McKinley

25. He set his naval record with the aid of a 7.62 NATO Mk11, a 5.56 NATO Mk12, a .300 Magnum M24, and a .338 Lapua Magnum.

26. An economist with the Brookings Institute, in 2014 she became the first woman to hold a very powerful position.
Janet Yellin

27. This Colombian artist is best known for his comically exaggerated paintings and sculptures of what he called his “fat figures.”
Fernando Botero?

28. This explorer gave what became the 27th state to enter the Union its name.
Ponce de Leon

29. Between 1949 and 1976, this pseudonymous author wrote 18 novels about a hard-boiled detective in the suburbs of Los Angeles.

30. This specialist in crusty character roles was the earliest-born person ever nominated for an acting Oscar.

31. This entrepreneur expanded his family’s Connecticut bagel bakery into a national brand.
Murray Lender

32. He was preceded in two of his current Congressional positions by Nancy Pelosi and Paul Ryan.
Kevin McCarthy?

33. Earlier this year, he became the first emergency backup goaltender in NHL history to record a win.

34. This 20th century German American philosopher wrote influential works on many subjects, including bioethics, technology, and the history of Gnosticism.

35. He did not invent what many people think he invented, but the single-wire version he developed quickly superseded all earlier versions.
Samuel Morse?

36. This member of the Country Music Hall of Fame – who died in a plane crash in 1964 – is reportedly the most popular English-language singer in Sri Lanka. (Sri Lanka?)
Jim Reeves

37. He is the most prominent resident of the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery.
Pope Benedict

38. This nurse and “baby farmer” was hanged in 1896 for murdering an infant in her care, but the actual number may have been more than 400 – making her a leading candidate for England’s most prolific serial killer.
Amelia Dyer

39. This “peak performance coach” released the first of his infomercials in 1988.

40. He and his militia are best known for carrying out the bloodless capture of an enemy stronghold in the wee hours of May 10, 1775.
Ethan Allan

41. The inaugural production of the Group Theatre was this North Carolina playwright’s tale of the decline of an aristocratic southern family.
Paul Green

42. In between his eleven(!) marriages, this jazz saxophonist and bandleader found time to record hit versions of songs such as “Cherokee” and “Skyliner.”
Charlie Barnet

43. One of the fathers of modern surgery, he served as barber-surgeon to four kings of France.

44. In addition to his busy film career, this actor/writer/director has also founded a cannabis company. (Is anyone surprised?)
Tommy Chong? Cheech Marin? Woody Harrelson?

45. If it had not been for the passage of the Twenty-fifth Amendment, this congressman would have succeeded to the Presidency on August 9, 1974.
Carl Albert

46. His big brother beat him out of the womb by four minutes in 1957 and down the slopes by 0.21 seconds in 1984.
Steve Mahre

47. In 1934, she had the honor of being the first American journalist expelled from Nazi Germany.
Dorothy Thompson

48. He made his first appearance on radio on April 26, 1952 and his final appearance (not counting reruns) on television on March 31, 1975.
Matt Dillon

49. In 1972, he founded what is today the world’s largest cruise line in terms of both fleet size and passengers carried.

50. In 1824, this textile manufacturer sailed from Scotland to America to set up his first experimental community, which he hoped would become a model for a new way of organizing society. (It didn’t.)

51. This artist’s second best-known work was commissioned by the Southern Poverty Law Center and commemorates 41 people who were killed between 1954 and 1968.
Maya Lin

52. In 1887 this British historian famously said, “"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.”
Lord Acton

53. Though most closely associated with one particular lyricist/playwright, this composer also wrote musicals in collaboration with Ira Gershwin, Langston Hughes, Maxwell Anderson, Alan Jay Lerner, Ogden Nash, and the writer in Clue # 41.
Kurt Weill

54. He’s a fake and he doesn’t know the territory!
Professor Harold Hill

55. This popular American author celebrated her 104th birthday in April.
Beverly Cleary

56. He was a number one NBA draft pick, but ended up playing only 105 games in three seasons.
Greg Oden?

57. He starred in one of the scariest episodes of the original Twilight Zone, though he basically just slept through the whole thing.
Richard Conte?

58. This American physicist and his thesis adviser shared the Nobel Prize for their discovery of a new type of pulsar.

59. When this legislator and pamphleteer coined the phrase “Taxation without representation is tyranny,” he little imagined that he would later be plagued by mental illness exacerbated by a blow on the head from a tax collector.
James Otis

60. “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself?” she complained. “Tell her to help me!" (He didn’t.)
Martha

61. A protegee of Martha Stewart, she went from the White House OMB to her own cooking show on the Food Network.
Ina Garten

62. In 1869, this entrepreneur purchased a small company in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York; the following year, he accepted an offer to relocate to Akron, Ohio – and the rest is history.
Charles Goodyear? BF Goodrich?

63. This French political philosopher helped establish the theoretical foundations of absolutism with his 1576 treatise Six Books of the Republic.

64. It was during his last and greatest battle that he sent what became the classic message, “England expects that every man will do his duty.”
Horatio Nelson

65. I can’t swear that he was the only cartoonist whose work helped apprehend a crook, but no cartoonist ever helped apprehend a bigger one.
Thomas Nast

66. This astronomer formulated the theory of stellar nucleosynthesis, but the theory he is most known for naming is one that he himself rejected.
Fred Hoyle

67. At the age of 64, this swimmer became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage
Diana Nyad?

68. It was on November 26, 1922, that he first espied those “wonderful things.”
Howard Carter

69. Citing a breach of confidentiality, Mineko Iwasaki brought a lawsuit against this novelist over his 1997 best-seller.

70. He is currently third in the line of Presidential succession.
Chuck Grassley

71. She was the oldest actor ever nominated for an Oscar for a leading role.
Emmanuelle Riva

72. While serving a six-month prison sentence for his involvement in the Pullman Strike, he became a committed socialist and would go on to cofound the Socialist Party of America and the IWW.
Eugene Debs

73. Appropriately, he had the lowest vocal range in the boy band he joined while he was a junior in high school – a gig he almost lost because he wasn’t much of a dancer.
Lance Bass?

74. A fellow contestant on a popular game show in 1978 called him “a very strange guy,” while the young lady who subsequently refused to go out with him found him “creepy.” Good call.
Ted Bundy? Rodney Alcala?

75. DJMQ: This Cincinnati-born ballerina was a “muse” of George Balanchine, who choreographed the role of Dulcinea in his 1965 version of Don Quixote especially for her.

76. She once wrote, “Good manners have much to do with the emotions. To make them ring true, one must feel them, not merely exhibit them.”
Amy Vanderbilt

77. She was the first American woman to walk in space.

78. This physicist won the Nobel Prize for his invention of holography.
Dennis Gabor

79. One of the founders of pragmatism, he was once called “America's greatest logician.”

80. This pitcher’s two wins helped Cleveland take its first World Series trophy in 28 years.
Bob Lemon?

81. He and his partner were two of the biggest stars in vaudeville in the decades before and after World War I, but his nephews reached even greater comedy heights.
Al Shean

82. Currently Senior National Correspondent for ABC, this journalist’s previous gigs have included stints as Chief White House Correspondent, co-anchor of a late-night news program, and reporter for Court TV.

83. I’m sure she’s not the only woman who met her second husband on a blind date in 2016 and married him on May 19, 2018 – but she’s certainly the one best known for doing so.
Meghan Markle

84. The only Senators to vote against the confirmation of this Supreme Court justice were Don Nickles of Oklahoma, Jesse Helms of North Carolina, and Bob Smith of New Hampshire.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

85. His nation’s greatest (arguably) composer, his greatest (arguably) work was the incidental music he wrote for an 1867 play by his nation’s greatest (arguably) dramatist.

86. His 1893 novel about a tenement girl who descends into prostitution is considered the first work of American literary naturalism.
Stephen Crane

87. This French artist developed a personal form of cubism derisively dubbed “tubism” due to its emphasis on cylindrical shapes.

88. Head of the Genovese crime family during most of the Prohibition era, he was eventually assassinated on the orders of his own lieutenant, Lucky Luciano.
Giuseppe Masseria

89. The famous – or infamous – experiments conducted by this American psychologist were largely inspired by the trial of Adolf Eichmann.

90. During military exercises, this general wrote up a scenario on how to respond to respond to a regional dictator invading a neighboring country and seizing its oilfields; a month later, he got to put it into practice.
Norman Scwarzkopf

91. During her tenure as the president of the National Organization for Women, she pressed for collegiate sports to be included under Title IX, but she drew fire from some NOW members for her support for fathers’ rights in custody cases.

92. The first woman elected head of the American Heart Association, she is credited with developing the field of pediatric cardiology.

93. From 1996 to 2008, this American golfer amassed twelve wins on the PGA tour, but his only Major win was in the Players Championship.

94. According to the opening lines of the eponymous novel he narrates, he “was born in the Year 1632, in the City of York, of a good Family, tho' not of that Country, my Father being a Foreigner of Bremen, who settled first at Hull.”
Lemuel Gulliver?

95. In 1964, when the country headed by this African nationalist merged with another newly independent state, he became first president of the renamed successor state – a position he held for the next 21 years.
Julius Nyere

96. He has been nominated for eleven Oscars in six different categories – winning twice for Best Director, once for Best Film Editing, and once for Best Cinematography.

97. After graduating near the top of his class at Yale Law School in 1955, he failed the New York bar exam – beginning a period of unemployment and depression that led to his becoming a born-again Christian.
Pat Robertson

98. Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballe said of this rock vocalist – with whom she recorded an album – that “he sang with an incisive sense of rhythm, his vocal placement was very good and he was able to glide effortlessly from a register to another. He also had a great musicality. His phrasing was subtle, delicate and sweet or energetic and slamming. He was able to find the right coloring or expressive nuance for each word.
Freddy Mercury

99. This tycoon was enormously influential, but historians now regard his claim of having personally started a war as greatly exaggerated.
William Randolph Hearst

100. His quintessential poem contains such memorable lines as “For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you" and “In all people I see myself, none more and not one a barleycorn less.”
Walt Whitman

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Nash
Simpson
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Lupo
Rosanne
Bette
Rachel
Bernie
Gordon
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Peter
Joy
Emma
Georgia
Arizona
Illinois
Vermont
South Dakota
Minnesota
Cleveland
Seattle
Austria
Liberia
Hong Kong
Moon
Delta
Prairie
Pool
Battlefield
Civil War
French Revolution
Stooge
Big Mouth
Attorney
Inspector
Cook
Gigolo
Pilgrim
Bourgeoisie
Cubist
Predator
Horse
Foxes
Cub
Shark
Dolphin
Possum
Climate
Snow
Rain
Spring
Afternoon
Philanthropy
Fashion
Treasury
Commerce
Airplane
Automobile
Wheel
Box
Skylight
Needles
Rags
Net
Boot
Club
Petroleum
RNA
Pizza
Ribs
Fatty
Radioactive
Invisible
Incomplete
Escape
Rescue
Crying
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#17 Post by kroxquo » Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:30 pm

In putting together the consolidation, I noticed a number of last names that are also fairly common first names. One of the names is Lin and one of the clues is Treasury. Might there be a away to tie LIN Manuel Miranda with another answer to get Hamilton?
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#18 Post by mellytu74 » Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:29 pm

30. This specialist in crusty character roles was the earliest-born person ever nominated for an acting Oscar.

TCM had Bringing Up Baby on tonight. And there was MAY ROBSON, who was nominated for Lady for a Day in something like 1932 or 33. And she was old then.



29. Between 1949 and 1976, this pseudonymous author wrote 18 novels about a hard-boiled detective in the suburbs of Los Angeles.

How about ROSS MacDONALD? And his Lew Archer? I thought 18 was too many but the time frame seems right.

82. Currently Senior National Correspondent for ABC, this journalist’s previous gigs have included stints as Chief White House Correspondent, co-anchor of a late-night news program, and reporter for Court TV.

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#19 Post by kroxquo » Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:38 am

Frank -
We're going to need some clarification on #18 because in checking, both Kristi Yamaguchi and Bonnie Blair won gold in Albertville
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#20 Post by franktangredi » Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:43 am

Of the definites, two are wrong. One is correct but incomplete in a way that will matter. And in one case, you'll need the Anglicized form of the person's name.

Of the ones with question marks, three are incorrect.

Of the ones with alternate answers, only one does not include the correct answer.

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CONSOLIDATION
Identify the 100 people in the clues below. Match them into 40 groups of three according to a Tangredi, or principle you must discover for yourself. Then match each threesome with two of the Associated Words.

20 names will be used twice – once for their first name, once for their last name. Alternate matches are possible, but only one solution will allow all the game to be completed.

1. He served the exact same length of time as President of the United States and as Vice President of the United States.
Martin Van Buren

2. This author’s most famous novel begins with the title character deciding to go out and buy some flowers.
Daniel Keyes?

3. The name of the artistic movement with which this painter is most associated derived from a canvas he exhibited in April 1874.
Paul Renoir? Edgar Degas? Claude Monet?

4. In a book published in 1789, this philosopher wrote, ““Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do.”
Marquis de Sade

5. She has been acting long enough to have appeared on screen with both Clark Gable and Daniel Day Lewis.

6. Six years after being named NFL Comeback Player of the Year, this quarterback led his team to their only Super Bowl win.
Drew Brees

7. Unlike the physicist in my last general knowledge game, this physicist really DID win the Nobel Prize for inventing the bubble chamber.
Donald Glaser

8. DJMQ (whether she is the one to answer it or not):
One of this choreographer’s most notable works was a reimagined Nutcracker which used Tchaikovsky’s score but scrapped the entire story in favor of a new one about a boy’s relationship with his mother and his bizarre sexual fantasies.
Another DJMQ appears at #75

9. First appearing in May 1939, his name was derived from a medieval Scottish king and a Revolutionary War general.
Bruce Wayne

10. Prior to joining a Seattle-based rock band in 1997, he served as the tour drummer for Alanis Morissette.
Taylor Hawkins

11. When he died this year at the age of 89, this minister was the last surviving founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
Joseph Lowery

12. When this legendary Wild West outlaw was found shot through the head, suspects included Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday – but Ben Cartwright was not involved in any way.

13. Best known for his work with “fallen women” and orphans, this 17th century French Jesuit is the patron saint of lacemakers, medical social workers, and illegitimate children.
John Francis Regis

14. Students of this influential anthropologist included Ruth Benedict, Zora Neale Hurston, and Margaret Mead.
Franz Boas?

15. Known as the “Mouth of Mississippi,” this comedian was a regular at the Grand Ole Opry for a quarter of a century.
Minne Pearl?

16. This Victorian writer is best known for a comic novel about a self-centered peer and a collection of 50 sonnets about the failure of his first marriage.
George Meredith

17. The bicycle manufacturing firm that he founded in the 1880s eventually evolved into France’s largest automotive company.
Renault? Citroen? Peugeot?

18. She was the only American skater to win a gold medal at the Albertville Olympiad.
Kristi Yamaguchi? Bonnie Blair?

19. In 1975, she was exiled from her South American homeland; three decades later, she began her first term as its president.
Kirchner?

20. A specialist in women’s ready-to-wear fashion, he has also designed for three of the last four First Ladies, including the black sleeveless dress that Michelle Obama wore in her first official portrait.
Michael Kors

21. The son of an even more prominent classical pianist, he won a Grammy for Most Promising New Classical Recording Artist of 1966.

22. The grandson of an even more prominent evolutionary biologist, he served as the first director of UNESCO and was a founding member of the World Wildlife Fund.

23. He authored the best-selling non-fiction book of 1966, the first chapter of which was titled “The Sporty Corvair.”
Ralph Nader

24. Whenever this First Lady had an epileptic seizure, her husband would gently place a handkerchief over her face until it passed.
Ida McKinley

25. He set his naval record with the aid of a 7.62 NATO Mk11, a 5.56 NATO Mk12, a .300 Magnum M24, and a .338 Lapua Magnum.

26. An economist with the Brookings Institute, in 2014 she became the first woman to hold a very powerful position.
Janet Yellin

27. This Colombian artist is best known for his comically exaggerated paintings and sculptures of what he called his “fat figures.”
Fernando Botero?

28. This explorer gave what became the 27th state to enter the Union its name.
Ponce de Leon

29. Between 1949 and 1976, this pseudonymous author wrote 18 novels about a hard-boiled detective in the suburbs of Los Angeles.

30. This specialist in crusty character roles was the earliest-born person ever nominated for an acting Oscar.

31. This entrepreneur expanded his family’s Connecticut bagel bakery into a national brand.
Murray Lender

32. He was preceded in two of his current Congressional positions by Nancy Pelosi and Paul Ryan.
Kevin McCarthy?

33. Earlier this year, he became the first emergency backup goaltender in NHL history to record a win.

34. This 20th century German American philosopher wrote influential works on many subjects, including bioethics, technology, and the history of Gnosticism.

35. He did not invent what many people think he invented, but the single-wire version he developed quickly superseded all earlier versions.
Samuel Morse?

36. This member of the Country Music Hall of Fame – who died in a plane crash in 1964 – is reportedly the most popular English-language singer in Sri Lanka. (Sri Lanka?)
Jim Reeves

37. He is the most prominent resident of the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery.
Pope Benedict

38. This nurse and “baby farmer” was hanged in 1896 for murdering an infant in her care, but the actual number may have been more than 400 – making her a leading candidate for England’s most prolific serial killer.
Amelia Dyer

39. This “peak performance coach” released the first of his infomercials in 1988.

40. He and his militia are best known for carrying out the bloodless capture of an enemy stronghold in the wee hours of May 10, 1775.
Ethan Allan

41. The inaugural production of the Group Theatre was this North Carolina playwright’s tale of the decline of an aristocratic southern family.
Paul Green

42. In between his eleven(!) marriages, this jazz saxophonist and bandleader found time to record hit versions of songs such as “Cherokee” and “Skyliner.”
Charlie Barnet

43. One of the fathers of modern surgery, he served as barber-surgeon to four kings of France.

44. In addition to his busy film career, this actor/writer/director has also founded a cannabis company. (Is anyone surprised?)
Tommy Chong? Cheech Marin? Woody Harrelson?

45. If it had not been for the passage of the Twenty-fifth Amendment, this congressman would have succeeded to the Presidency on August 9, 1974.
Carl Albert

46. His big brother beat him out of the womb by four minutes in 1957 and down the slopes by 0.21 seconds in 1984.
Steve Mahre

47. In 1934, she had the honor of being the first American journalist expelled from Nazi Germany.
Dorothy Thompson

48. He made his first appearance on radio on April 26, 1952 and his final appearance (not counting reruns) on television on March 31, 1975.
Matt Dillon

49. In 1972, he founded what is today the world’s largest cruise line in terms of both fleet size and passengers carried.

50. In 1824, this textile manufacturer sailed from Scotland to America to set up his first experimental community, which he hoped would become a model for a new way of organizing society. (It didn’t.)

51. This artist’s second best-known work was commissioned by the Southern Poverty Law Center and commemorates 41 people who were killed between 1954 and 1968.
Maya Lin

52. In 1887 this British historian famously said, “"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.”
Lord Acton

53. Though most closely associated with one particular lyricist/playwright, this composer also wrote musicals in collaboration with Ira Gershwin, Langston Hughes, Maxwell Anderson, Alan Jay Lerner, Ogden Nash, and the writer in Clue # 41.
Kurt Weill

54. He’s a fake and he doesn’t know the territory!
Professor Harold Hill

55. This popular American author celebrated her 104th birthday in April.
Beverly Cleary

56. He was a number one NBA draft pick, but ended up playing only 105 games in three seasons.
Greg Oden?

57. He starred in one of the scariest episodes of the original Twilight Zone, though he basically just slept through the whole thing.
Richard Conte?

58. This American physicist and his thesis adviser shared the Nobel Prize for their discovery of a new type of pulsar.

59. When this legislator and pamphleteer coined the phrase “Taxation without representation is tyranny,” he little imagined that he would later be plagued by mental illness exacerbated by a blow on the head from a tax collector.
James Otis

60. “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself?” she complained. “Tell her to help me!" (He didn’t.)
Martha

61. A protegee of Martha Stewart, she went from the White House OMB to her own cooking show on the Food Network.
Ina Garten

62. In 1869, this entrepreneur purchased a small company in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York; the following year, he accepted an offer to relocate to Akron, Ohio – and the rest is history.
Charles Goodyear? BF Goodrich?

63. This French political philosopher helped establish the theoretical foundations of absolutism with his 1576 treatise Six Books of the Republic.

64. It was during his last and greatest battle that he sent what became the classic message, “England expects that every man will do his duty.”
Horatio Nelson

65. I can’t swear that he was the only cartoonist whose work helped apprehend a crook, but no cartoonist ever helped apprehend a bigger one.
Thomas Nast

66. This astronomer formulated the theory of stellar nucleosynthesis, but the theory he is most known for naming is one that he himself rejected.
Fred Hoyle

67. At the age of 64, this swimmer became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage
Diana Nyad?

68. It was on November 26, 1922, that he first espied those “wonderful things.”
Howard Carter

69. Citing a breach of confidentiality, Mineko Iwasaki brought a lawsuit against this novelist over his 1997 best-seller.

70. He is currently third in the line of Presidential succession.
Chuck Grassley

71. She was the oldest actor ever nominated for an Oscar for a leading role.
Emmanuelle Riva

72. While serving a six-month prison sentence for his involvement in the Pullman Strike, he became a committed socialist and would go on to cofound the Socialist Party of America and the IWW.
Eugene Debs

73. Appropriately, he had the lowest vocal range in the boy band he joined while he was a junior in high school – a gig he almost lost because he wasn’t much of a dancer.
Lance Bass?

74. A fellow contestant on a popular game show in 1978 called him “a very strange guy,” while the young lady who subsequently refused to go out with him found him “creepy.” Good call.
Ted Bundy? Rodney Alcala?

75. DJMQ: This Cincinnati-born ballerina was a “muse” of George Balanchine, who choreographed the role of Dulcinea in his 1965 version of Don Quixote especially for her.

76. She once wrote, “Good manners have much to do with the emotions. To make them ring true, one must feel them, not merely exhibit them.”
Amy Vanderbilt

77. She was the first American woman to walk in space.

78. This physicist won the Nobel Prize for his invention of holography.
Dennis Gabor

79. One of the founders of pragmatism, he was once called “America's greatest logician.”

80. This pitcher’s two wins helped Cleveland take its first World Series trophy in 28 years.
Bob Lemon?

81. He and his partner were two of the biggest stars in vaudeville in the decades before and after World War I, but his nephews reached even greater comedy heights.
Al Shean

82. Currently Senior National Correspondent for ABC, this journalist’s previous gigs have included stints as Chief White House Correspondent, co-anchor of a late-night news program, and reporter for Court TV.

83. I’m sure she’s not the only woman who met her second husband on a blind date in 2016 and married him on May 19, 2018 – but she’s certainly the one best known for doing so.
Meghan Markle

84. The only Senators to vote against the confirmation of this Supreme Court justice were Don Nickles of Oklahoma, Jesse Helms of North Carolina, and Bob Smith of New Hampshire.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

85. His nation’s greatest (arguably) composer, his greatest (arguably) work was the incidental music he wrote for an 1867 play by his nation’s greatest (arguably) dramatist.

86. His 1893 novel about a tenement girl who descends into prostitution is considered the first work of American literary naturalism.
Stephen Crane

87. This French artist developed a personal form of cubism derisively dubbed “tubism” due to its emphasis on cylindrical shapes.

88. Head of the Genovese crime family during most of the Prohibition era, he was eventually assassinated on the orders of his own lieutenant, Lucky Luciano.
Giuseppe Masseria

89. The famous – or infamous – experiments conducted by this American psychologist were largely inspired by the trial of Adolf Eichmann.

90. During military exercises, this general wrote up a scenario on how to respond to respond to a regional dictator invading a neighboring country and seizing its oilfields; a month later, he got to put it into practice.
Norman Scwarzkopf

91. During her tenure as the president of the National Organization for Women, she pressed for collegiate sports to be included under Title IX, but she drew fire from some NOW members for her support for fathers’ rights in custody cases.

92. The first woman elected head of the American Heart Association, she is credited with developing the field of pediatric cardiology.

93. From 1996 to 2008, this American golfer amassed twelve wins on the PGA tour, but his only Major win was in the Players Championship.

94. According to the opening lines of the eponymous novel he narrates, he “was born in the Year 1632, in the City of York, of a good Family, tho' not of that Country, my Father being a Foreigner of Bremen, who settled first at Hull.”
Lemuel Gulliver?

95. In 1964, when the country headed by this African nationalist merged with another newly independent state, he became first president of the renamed successor state – a position he held for the next 21 years.
Julius Nyere

96. He has been nominated for eleven Oscars in six different categories – winning twice for Best Director, once for Best Film Editing, and once for Best Cinematography.

97. After graduating near the top of his class at Yale Law School in 1955, he failed the New York bar exam – beginning a period of unemployment and depression that led to his becoming a born-again Christian.
Pat Robertson

98. Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballe said of this rock vocalist – with whom she recorded an album – that “he sang with an incisive sense of rhythm, his vocal placement was very good and he was able to glide effortlessly from a register to another. He also had a great musicality. His phrasing was subtle, delicate and sweet or energetic and slamming. He was able to find the right coloring or expressive nuance for each word.
Freddy Mercury

99. This tycoon was enormously influential, but historians now regard his claim of having personally started a war as greatly exaggerated.
William Randolph Hearst

100. His quintessential poem contains such memorable lines as “For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you" and “In all people I see myself, none more and not one a barleycorn less.”
Walt Whitman

ASSOCIATED WORDS
Kane
Rockefeller
Nash
Simpson
Eames
Lupo
Rosanne
Bette
Rachel
Bernie
Gordon
Gidget
Hazel
Peter
Joy
Emma
Georgia
Arizona
Illinois
Vermont
South Dakota
Minnesota
Cleveland
Seattle
Austria
Liberia
Hong Kong
Moon
Delta
Prairie
Pool
Battlefield
Civil War
French Revolution
Stooge
Big Mouth
Attorney
Inspector
Cook
Gigolo
Pilgrim
Bourgeoisie
Cubist
Predator
Horse
Foxes
Cub
Shark
Dolphin
Possum
Climate
Snow
Rain
Spring
Afternoon
Philanthropy
Fashion
Treasury
Commerce
Airplane
Automobile
Wheel
Box
Skylight
Needles
Rags
Net
Boot
Club
Petroleum
RNA
Pizza
Ribs
Fatty
Radioactive
Invisible
Incomplete
Escape
Rescue
Crying
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Re: Game #201: Zero-Sum Game

#21 Post by franktangredi » Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:44 am

kroxquo wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:38 am
Frank -
We're going to need some clarification on #18 because in checking, both Kristi Yamaguchi and Bonnie Blair won gold in Albertville
My apologies. I should have specified figure skater.

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#22 Post by Vandal » Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:10 am

21. The son of an even more prominent classical pianist, he won a Grammy for Most Promising New Classical Recording Artist of 1966.

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Re: Game #201: Zero-Sum Game

#23 Post by kroxquo » Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:18 am

franktangredi wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:43 am
Of the definites, two are wrong. One is correct but incomplete in a way that will matter. And in one case, you'll need the Anglicized form of the person's name.


37. He is the most prominent resident of the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery.
Pope Benedict
Do we maybe need to specify Benedict XVI or his original name - Paul (?) Ratzinger
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Re: Game #201: Zero-Sum Game

#24 Post by franktangredi » Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:53 am

kroxquo wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:18 am
franktangredi wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:43 am
Of the definites, two are wrong. One is correct but incomplete in a way that will matter. And in one case, you'll need the Anglicized form of the person's name.


37. He is the most prominent resident of the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery.
Pope Benedict
Do we maybe need to specify Benedict XVI or his original name - Paul (?) Ratzinger
In this case, no.

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#25 Post by littlebeast13 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:31 am

I haven't been much help in the last few games... but with not much else to do, I have been tracking the progress of this game looking for anything that might go together. With five-part matches, we're probably going to have to look for pieces of the Tangredi before we can figure out the whole thing. I've been focusing on the first and last names, since they are expressly important in this game, and have been free associating with some of the associated words. I haven't had a whole lot of luck, but a couple of things stuck out to me....

The word "Stooge" almost has to link to one of the men who were a part of The Three Stooges, of which there were only six, and half of them shared the surname Howard... of which there happens to be a Howard (Carter) in the puzzle.

I also scanned past "French Revolution" in the puzzle shortly after reading the comments about Pope Benedict, and realized that he was XVI, just like France's king at the time, Louis XVI.

It's possible I'm spewing rubbish again, but just in case it sparks something for someone else...... there it is.

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