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AK’s General Knowledge A-Z #63

The first answer starts with an A, and so on...
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A – not enemy, but lawyer McBeal
Ally
B – city where the term “downtown” was first used
Boston
C – NFL team Dallas ____, or something that is called “gauchos” in Argentina
Cowboys
D – ___ Leppard, English rock band formed in 1977
Def
E – Swiss mathematician Leonhard, the greatest mathematician of the 18th century
Euler
F – Jorge Mario Bergoglio aka Pope _______
Francis
G – the wizard leading the Fellowship of the Ring
Gandalf
H – Gangkhar Puensum, possibly the highest unclimbed mountain in the world, is the highest peak of the Bhutanese _________
Himalayas
I – third-largest moon of Saturn, or (in Greek mythology) the father of Atlas and Prometheus
Iapetus
J – singer-songwriter with hit “You Were Meant for Me” (her name is “Edelstein” in German)
Jewel
K – acronym for “Committee for State Security”, foreign intelligence and domestic security agency of the Soviet Union
KGB
L – country whose border is 909 km (565 mi) long and forms a complete loop
Lesotho
M – a keepsake, or Christopher Nolan’s film where man with short-term memory loss attempts to hunt down his wife's murderer – again
Memento
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N – One Thousand and One ______, a collection of stories compiled during the Islamic Golden Age, also known as the Arabian ______
Nights
O – makes you see the glass half full
Optimism
P – Doña ___, the ship whose sinking was the deadliest peacetime maritime disaster in history, or the Nobel Prize winning author Octavio
Paz
Q – somewhat, rather
Quite
R – a hose is wound around this, or ____ 2 Real who like to move it
Reel
S – is “argentum” in Latin, or Long John in Treasure Island
Silver
T – three strikes in a row in bowling, or country that is either Europe’s 38th or 2nd largest by area
Turkey
U – what Gene Kelly is spinning in his hand when he’s dancing and Singin' in the Rain
Umbrella
V – Miami ____, crime TV series where the main characters were Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs
Vice
W – theme (era) of video game Hearts of Iron
World War II
X – one of the two sex-determining allosomes; is found in both male and female genome
X chromosome
Y – _____ Peninsula, located north-west and west of Adelaide in South Australia
Yorke
Z – discontinued line of digital media products and services by Microsoft; rhymes with the 2021 sci-fi film starring Timothée Chalamet
Zune
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Level 59
Apr 2, 2024
Lesotho -- it's border "forms a complete loop"? Wouldn't most countries that aren't split into multiple islands be like this? Presumably you meant that it is landlocked, so maybe "whose land border forms a complete loop" would be more accurate?
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Level 63
Apr 3, 2024
Well, yes, but there is only one island nation in the world that has only one island (Nauru) and it has a considerably shorter border, so that is not a possible answer (neither does it start with L).