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AK’s General Knowledge A-Z #85

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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Last updated: October 27, 2023
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A – became a prince with the aid of the genie of the lamp
Aladdin
B – was president of the USA when the album The Who With Orchestra Live At Wembley was released
Joe Biden
C – science fiction writer Arthur C. who won numerous literary awards
Clarke
D – Hamlet, dette sprog, or a multi-layered, laminated sweet pastry
Danish
E – a courageous undertaking, or St. Louis Blues’ home arena __________ Center (or just think Star Trek)
Enterprise
F – TV sitcoms ______ Matters or Modern ______
Family
G – those who live in _____ houses shouldn’t throw stones
Glass
H – stringed musical instrument that has been used as a political symbol of Ireland
Harp
I – first name of baseball player Borders (born 1975), or short name for in-line light amplifier
Ila
J – state capital and most populous city of Mississippi
Jackson
K – British economist John M who’s known as ケインズ (Keinzu) in Japan
Keynes
L – country you end up in if you travel west from Minsk
Lithuania
M – Old ____, card game where you avoid being the player who ends up holding the Old ____
Maid
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N – first name of singers Diamond (“Sweet Caroline”) and Young (“Heart of Gold”)
Neil
O – code name for a “beach” in the Normandy landings, the taking of which was the responsibility of U.S. Army troops
Omaha
P – first name of 007 actor Brosnan, or what may be done to nipples, noses, ears, etc.
Pierce
Q – Netflix series about Queer Force, a group of undervalued LGBT superspies
Q-Force
R – not Batman, but a bird
Robin
S – country whose anagram is “rabies”
Serbia
T – someone who deliberately tries to offend others on social media
Troll
U – a standard measure of a quantity in science, or an item which may be sold singly
Unit
V – The Da _____ Code; the best-selling book written in this century
Vinci
W – a large, oriental, round-bottomed cooking pan
Wok
X – an autonomous region of China; borders eight countries from Mongolia to India
Xinjiang
Y – hit “___ _____ Me Up” performed by Josh Groban, Westlife, etc.
You Raise
Z – city in the heart of Bosnia known for ironworks and air pollution
Zenica
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