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    Still time....

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    iPad was acting up.

    My (bad) guess: Alberto Bergnini

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    Not bad, but I am actually

    Dario Argento

    The Italian horror film writer/director, probably best known for Suspiria: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dario_Argento

    Shall I go again, or would you like to start the next round?

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    Never heard of him! I'll think of a letter.

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    Your letter is:

    S

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    Same letter, but better person

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    IQs:

    Were you Lincoln's second SECWAR?
    Were you his SECSTATE?
    Did you supposedly "pop the question" on behalf of another man?

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    Not Edwin Stanton
    Not John Seward
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    Thank you Alaska!

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    Previous IQs:

    Were you Lincoln's second SECWAR? - Yes, Edwin Stanton
    Were you his SECSTATE? - William, not John, Seward
    Did you supposedly "pop the question" on behalf of another man? - Miles Standish

    DQ:

    Real?

    IQs:

    Were you Melkor's lieutenant?
    Were you also knowns as Curunir?
    Was your father nicknamed "the Gaffer"?

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    1.Probably Real

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    3 DQs

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    Previous IQs:

    Were you Melkor's lieutenant? - Sauron, in the writings of JRR Tolkien
    Were you also knowns as Curunir? - Saruman, ditto
    Was your father nicknamed "the Gaffer"? - Samwise Gamgee, double ditto

    DQs:

    Male?
    From a religious text?
    First name start with S?

    IQs:

    Did you head a colony that ought to have been killed off by Berthold rays?
    Did you front The Banshees?
    Did you lend money to the noted but underpaid sf author with whom you were working on a movie project?
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    Not Stephen Drake (DQ)
    Not Nikki Sixx
    Not Stephen Spielberg

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    S

    1.Probably Real
    2.Male
    3.Associated with secular text
    4.First name begins "S"

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    Previous IQs:

    Did you head a colony that ought to have been killed off by Berthold rays? - Elias Sandoval, in ST:TOS "The Side of Paradise"
    Did you front The Banshees? - Siouxsie
    Did you lend money to the noted but underpaid sf author with whom you were working on a movie project? - Stanley Kubrick, to Arthur C. Clarke, while they were filming 2001: A Space Odyssey

    DQs:

    First appeared after 1800?
    European?
    Considered a "good guy"?

    IQs:

    Are you an effeminate exercise guy who often appeared on David Letterman's show?
    Have you played a pathologist, an editor, a restaurant owner and a casino robber?
    Are you a musician noted for your unusually long tongue?

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    Not Richard Simmons
    DQ (another Simmons)
    Not Gene Simmons

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    S

    1.Probably Real
    2.Male
    3.Associated with secular text
    4.First name begins "S"
    5.From BEFORE 1800
    6.NOT European
    7.NOT a good guy, though YMMV

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    Previous IQs:

    Are you an effeminate exercise guy who often appeared on David Letterman's show? - Yes, Richard Simmons
    Have you played a pathologist, an editor, a restaurant owner and a casino robber? - J.K. Simmons, in Law and Order, Spider-Man, La La Land and The Ladykillers
    Are you a musician noted for your unusually long tongue? - Yes, Gene Simmons of KISS

    Simmons x3!

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    From the Northern Hemisphere?

    IQs:

    Were your brothers named Robert and Renly?
    Did you have a younger sister named Arya?
    Was your lover Ygritte killed by a boy?

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    Reading IQ2 just now, it occurred to me you meant J.K.

    3 more DQs

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    S

    1.Probably Real
    2.Male
    3.Associated with secular text
    4.First name begins "S"
    5.From BEFORE 1800
    6.NOT European
    7.NOT a good guy, though YMMV
    8.From Northern Hemisphere

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    Previous IQs:

    Were your brothers named Robert and Renly? - Stannis Baratheon, on Game of Thrones
    Did you have a younger sister named Arya? - Sansa Stark, ditto
    Was your lover Ygritte killed by a boy? - Jon Snow, ditto

    DQs:

    From Eastern Hemisphere?
    Best known for a single incident?
    From before 1600?

    IQs:

    Were you one of the Three Amigos?
    Were you, too?
    Did you appear in a music video with the third of the Amigos (the one whose names don't begin with S)?

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    Not Martin Short
    Not Steve Martin
    Not Paul Simon

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    S

    1.Probably Real
    2.Male
    3.Associated with secular text
    4.First name begins "S"
    5.From BEFORE 1800
    6.NOT European
    7.NOT a good guy, though YMMV
    8.From Northern Hemisphere
    9.From Eastern Hemisphere
    10.Known for singular achievement
    11.From BEFORE 1600

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    Swept me! Well done.

    IQs:

    Are you a noted mythic god of India with a five-letter name?
    Were you a Korean heroine of the book and movie Cloud Atlas?
    Were you T'Pring's intended?

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    3 DQs

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    IQs:

    Are you a noted mythic god of India with a five-letter name? - Shiva
    Were you a Korean heroine of the book and movie Cloud Atlas? - Son-mi
    Were you T'Pring's intended? - Stonn, on ST:TOS

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    From before 1000?
    Born in or east of Bangladesh?
    Born in or north of Bangladesh?

    IQs:

    Were you a media mogul who rose to lead Italy?
    A media star yourself, did you die in a car wreck in suburban Philadelphia?
    Was your best-known character bald and have a taste for lollipops?

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    Not Silvio Berlusconi
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    Not Telly Savalas (who loves ya baby!)

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    S

    1.Probably Real
    2.Male
    3.Associated with secular text
    4.First name begins "S"
    5.From BEFORE 1800
    6.NOT European
    7.NOT a good guy, though YMMV
    8.From Northern Hemisphere
    9.From Eastern Hemisphere
    10.Known for singular achievement
    11.From BEFORE 1600
    12.From BEFORE 1000
    13.Born EAST of Bangladesh
    14.Born NORTH of Bangladesh

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    Previous IQs:

    Were you a media mogul who rose to lead Italy? - Yes, Silvio Berlusconi
    A media star yourself, did you die in a car wreck in suburban Philadelphia? - TV journalist Jessica Savidge
    Was your best-known character bald and have a taste for lollipops? - Yes, Telly "Kojak" Savalas

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    Chinese?

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    Have you written a lot of scary books for kids?
    Were you the bad guy in Jeffrey Archer's political thriller First Among Equals?
    Were you defeated in the Battle of Lewes?

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    Not R. L. Stein
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    Thought Savitch was a NYer

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    S

    1.Probably Real
    2.Male
    3.Associated with secular text
    4.First name begins "S"
    5.From BEFORE 1800
    6.NOT European
    7.NOT a good guy, though YMMV
    8.From Northern Hemisphere
    9.From Eastern Hemisphere
    10.Known for singular achievement
    11.From BEFORE 1600
    12.From BEFORE 1000
    13.Born EAST of Bangladesh
    14.Born NORTH of Bangladesh
    15.Chinese

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    Upon checking Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jessica_Savitch#Death. I had dinner once at Chez Odette, the restaurant where she and her boyfriend had their last meal.

    Previous IQs:

    Have you written a lot of scary books for kids? - Yes, R.L. Stine
    Were you the bad guy in Jeffrey Archer's political thriller First Among Equals? - Charles Seymour, a scheming Tory MP
    Were you defeated in the Battle of Lewes? - English rebel Simon de Montfort

    DQs:

    An emperor or other top leader?

    One DQ reserved.

    IQs:

    Did you order a truce for a rival's wedding night?
    Were you a lizardlike alien who once helped Kirk and Spock?
    Did you write the melody which later became the Israeli national anthem?

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    3 DQs but #3 sounds interesting

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    S

    1.Probably Real
    2.Male
    3.Associated with secular text
    4.First name begins "S"
    5.From BEFORE 1800
    6.NOT European
    7.NOT a good guy, though YMMV
    8.From Northern Hemisphere
    9.From Eastern Hemisphere
    10.Known for singular achievement
    11.From BEFORE 1600
    12.From BEFORE 1000
    13.Born EAST of Bangladesh
    14.Born NORTH of Bangladesh
    15.Chinese
    16.Non-emperor top leader

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