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Krishna & Rama are both considered avatars of this Hindu god
CABLE TV PERSONALITIES:
This Scottish-born chef is known for his TV rants at weaker restaurateurs
Nicholas II was the last ruling czar of this royal family
WHAT A CHARACTER!:
Topsy & Simon Legree are both characters in this bestselling novel
NEW TESTAMENT GEOGRAPHY:
John the Baptist's ministry took place in the region around this river
In 1903, with presidential permission, Morris Michtom began marketing these toys
This term for a person who works for various employers comes from knights who sold their skills
She's the fabled tale teller in "The Thousand & One Nights"
Regarding this device, Archimedes said, "Give me a place to stand on, and I will move the Earth"
In 2008 she played Daisy, the lifelong friend of Benjamin Button
This 14,700-foot peak in the Swiss Alps is famous for its shape & the danger of ascending it
He was president during the War of 1812
Mozart's last & perhaps most powerful symphony shares its name with this planet
SPEAKING IN TONGUES:
This language was invented in Warsaw in 1887 by Dr. L.L. Zamenhof
In the 2007-'08 season, this Cleveland Cavalier turned 23 & averaged 30 points a game
An arm bone, or an adjective meaning "funny"
Now named to the Cabinet, Steven Chu won a Nobel for capturing atoms with these light beams
He occupied a chair over which the "sword of" him was suspended by a single thread
BOOKS BY REPORTERS:
"Bush at War", "Plan of Attack" & "State of Denial" are books by this famed journalist
Cecilia Bartoli has unearthed & sung several forgotten arias by this "Four Seasons" composer
BODIES OF WATER:
It's the smallest & easternmost of the Great Lakes
9 teaspoons equals this many tablespoons
Logically, it's the middle book of Dante's "Divine Comedy"
In 1620 it sailed west from Southampton with Christopher Jones as captain
Atomic number 98, this radioactive element is the only one named after a U.S. state
This Midwest state is the only one whose 2-letter postal abbreviation is a preposition
CROSSWORD CLUES 'P':
Attorney-client benefit (9 letters)
It completes the line "Shall I compare thee to…"
In a 2008 revival of this show, the Sharks sing in Spanish
This flavor was invented in 1929 & named in part to reflect the difficult economic times ahead
Sculptures that once adorned the Parthenon are known as these, after a British Lord
In "Great Expectations", this aged lady still wears her wedding dress
The "Young Pretender" to the British throne in the 1740s was also known as Bonnie Prince this
This Frenchman lent his name to an early form of photography
In Latin, the name of this country means "place of freedom"
A no. 1 bestseller in 2008 was this female mystery author's "Scarpetta"
Latin term for the Moon's "seas"; the largest is about 750 miles wide
Born a slave, she helped free others & was the first black woman on a U.S. postage stamp
As an adjective, it means "timely"; in the theater, it's to supply an actor with a line
Just one radio advertising song
The Oregon Trail & Pony Express route both passed by Casper in this state
His "Murders in the Rue Morgue" is considered by many to be the world's first detective story
During the Sui Dynasty it was repaired 7 times to defend against the Tujue
The House of Representatives has this many members
FILL IN THE ___:
Half ___ Alaska
The intestinal tract of these insects, aka white ants, can break down cellulose
Smaller than only Greenland, it's the world's second-largest island
Karen Blixen wrote "Out of Africa" under this name
Hit the bull's-eye & name this discount retail store first opened by the Dayton Co. in 1962
This singer renamed herself "Sasha Fierce" for a 2008 double album
UPD1: Предлагаю желающим ответить писать не "взял 49 примерно", а приводить варианты ответов, скажем, в формате
Ответы, я думаю, можно писать и по-английски, и по-русски.
А я через сутки в том же формате опубликую ответы. А затем уже можно будет и количество взятых для себя прикинуть. То есть - присланные варианты ответов не будут расскриниваться.
UPD2: Ответы опубликованы в комментарии к этой записи. Дима Ж. и Саша Л. - офигенно круты! :)