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AK’s General Knowledge A-Z #59

The first answer starts with an A, and so on...
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Last updated: November 4, 2022
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A – capital of Turkmenistan, largely rebuilt since the 1948 earthquake
Ashgabat
B – one of Weezer’s first hits (named after an American singer who fatally chose an airplane over a tour bus in 1959)
Buddy Holly
C – island where British Overseas Territory Akrotiri and Dhekelia is located (never mind which continent)
Cyprus
D – to determine a disease; its anagram is San Diego
Diagnose
E – first name of Thompson whose roles include Elinor Dashwood, Nanny McPhee, and Professor Sybil Trelawney, or a Jane Austen book
Emma
F – what you can’t see for the trees
Forest
G – unit prefix denoting a factor of 1,000,000,000
Giga
H – a moon of Saturn, named after the mythical girl whom Paris seduced and carried off to Troy with dire consequences
Helene
I – significance, or to bring something in from a foreign country
Import
J – tennis legend Billie ____ King
Jean
K – another name for jack who is 11 and black or red
Knave
L – the Eiffel Tower’s French nickname "La dame de fer" means "Iron ____"
Lady
M – is “dinero” in Spanish, or the thing Jerry Maguire was supposed to show
Money
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N – country named after the third-longest river in Africa
Niger
O – first name of talk show host Winfrey
Oprah
P – not absent, not the past
Present
Q – acronym for a framework for building real-time embedded applications or for a McDonald’s hamburger
QP
R – Donald Duck writer and illustrator Don
Rosa
S – singing voice with the highest vocal range, or a TV mobster
Soprano
T – a square in Manhattan, or what, according to Bob Dylan, are a-changin’
Times
U – country where Salto is the 2nd largest city
Uruguay
V – author of Latin epic poem The Aeneid
Virgil
W – first name of Buffett, American investor and world's eighth-wealthiest person
Warren
X – a liquid hydrocarbon used as a solvent; many markers are nowadays 100% ______ free
Xylene
Y – peninsula in south-eastern Mexico, including portions of Belize and Guatemala
Yucatán
Z – the last human city on Earth in The Matrix, or synonym for Jerusalem (Mount ____)
Zion
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