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AK’s General Knowledge A-Z #60

The first answer starts with an A, and so on...
Full names are alphabetised according to surname, not considering a possible surname prefix.
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A – country led by Enver Hoxha from 1941 to 1985
Albania
B – an unexpected event with a damaging effect, or what you can do to your nose
Blow
C – country with the highest number of lakes
Canada
D – His ____ Materials, a trilogy of fantasy novels by Philip Pullman
Dark
E – NHL team Oilers are based in this city
Edmonton
F – official name of Somalia is the _______ Republic of Somalia
Federal
G – Gladstone who gets lucky breaks all the time
Gander
H – sitcom The Steve ______ Show, or first name of actor Keitel (The Piano)
Harvey
I – general rise in the price level over a period of time
Inflation
J – the girl who's got a gun in Aerosmith’s 1989 hit
Janie
K – director of A Clockwork Orange, who died in 1999
Stanley Kubrick
L – something you can actually climb or metaphorically climb in a corporation
Ladder
M – Ridge Forrester actor Ron, or what a rolling stone doesn’t gather
Moss
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N – the largest country in the Central American isthmus
Nicaragua
O – The ___ ___ and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
Old Man
P – chess piece called “tốt” (soldier) in Vietnamese
Pawn
Q – disk _____, a limit that restricts disk file system usage in computing
Quota
R – adventure novelist Harold, or actor Tim (The Shawshank Redemption)
Robbins
S – country where the second-largest city is Busan
South Korea
T – precedes light, follows pony
Tail
U – acronym for the administrative body for soccer in Europe; “Union des associations européennes de football” in French
UEFA
V – R&B singer Luther (“Never Too Much”, “Endless Love”)
Vandross
W – ABBA’s hit, or a place that saw some action on 18 June 1815
Waterloo
X – Riccardo Giacconi’s 2002 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded for contributions leading to the discovery of cosmic _____ sources
X-ray
Y – word expressing joy (or sceptically: ____, right)
Yeah
Z – chemical element with symbol Zn
Zinc
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