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    Our mystery man is

    Former Coast Guard officer, RI gubernatorial candidate and ex-husband of Michelle Kwan

    CLAY PELL

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    Yeah, I vaguely remember him. Thanks. Wanna start the next round, or shall I?

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    I’ll check the used letters and think of someone. It’s 150 posts behind. Is that 2 or 3 games?

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    Two. I just updated the list: http://www.mellophant.com/forums/sho...d-so-far/page2

    B, G, H, O, V, X, Y are currently the longest-unused letters.
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    Your letter is:

    G

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    Righto!

    IQs:

    Were you buried far from home in your wife's hometown of Troy, N.Y.?
    Were you the best-known person to attend his funeral?
    Did Queen Victoria complain of you, "He always addresses me as if I was a public meeting"?

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    Not U.S. Grant
    DQ
    Not David Lloyd George

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    Previous IQs:

    Were you buried far from home in your wife's hometown of Troy, N.Y.? - Not Grant, who is buried in NYC, but George Henry Thomas, a Virginian by birth
    Were you the best-known person to attend his funeral? - This was U.S. Grant, President at the time
    Did Queen Victoria complain of you, "He always addresses me as if I was a public meeting"? - Not Lloyd George (Queen Victoria was a bit before his time, I think), but William E. Gladstone

    DQs:

    Real?
    Male?
    American?

    IQs:

    Were you also known as Tharkun and Olorin?
    Were you married to a guy who was AKA Teleporno?
    Were you Arathorn's wife?

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    I figured it wasn’t Grant for 1, no better guess

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    G

    1) Real
    3) American
    3) Male

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    3 DQ

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    Previous IQs:

    Were you also known as Tharkun and Olorin? - Gandalf, in the writings of JRR Tolkien
    Were you married to a guy who was AKA Teleporno? - Galadriel's husband Celeborn, ditto (with "Teleporno" being pretty much the silliest name in all of Middle-earth, I'd say)
    Were you Arathorn's wife? - Gilraen, mother of Aragorn, ditto

    DQs:

    Living?
    Born since 1950?
    Last name start with G?

    IQs:

    Did the Duke Brothers have pictures of Nixon, Reagan, Edison and you in their shared office?
    Did your Bedford Falls-born brother win the Medal of Honor?
    Was Jane your wife and Elroy your son?

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    DQ
    Not George Bailey
    George Jetson also had a daughter Judy, alas not him either

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    G

    1) Real
    3) American
    3) Male
    4) Living
    5) Born AFTER 1950
    6) FIRST initial “G”

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    Previous IQs:

    Did the Duke Brothers have pictures of Nixon, Reagan, Edison and you in their shared office? - George Washington, in Trading Places
    Did your Bedford Falls-born brother win the Medal of Honor? - Yes, George Bailey, in It's a Wonderful Life
    Was Jane your wife and Elroy your son? - Yes, George Jetson

    George x3!

    DQ:

    Political/military?

    IQs:

    Although not holding governmental office, did you try to shut down the Federal investigation of Vice President Spiro Agnew's corruption?
    Were you the also-famous son of that person?
    Did you fail to "watch out for that tree"?

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    3 DQ

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    G

    1) Real
    3) American
    3) Male
    4) Living
    5) Born AFTER 1950
    6) FIRST initial G
    7) Political/Military

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    Previous IQs:

    Although not holding governmental office, did you try to shut down the Federal investigation of Vice President Spiro Agnew's corruption? - George H.W. Bush, at that time the RNC chairman, according to Rachel Maddow's Bag Man podcast
    Were you the also-famous son of that person? - George W. Bush
    Did you fail to "watch out for that tree"? - George, George, George of the Jungle

    George x3 redux!

    DQs:

    Best known for politics?

    Two DQs reserved.

    IQs:

    Was Capt. Picard a fan of your variety of tea?
    Were you an ex-con and owner of a Portland bar in Stumptown?
    Were you a California governor forced from office in a recall election?

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    DQ
    DQ
    Not Gray Davis (ALMOST picked him)

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    G

    1) Real
    3) American
    3) Male
    4) Living
    5) Born AFTER 1950
    6) FIRST initial G
    7) Political/Military
    8) Political figure

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    Back again!

    Previous IQs:

    Was Capt. Picard a fan of your variety of tea? - Earl Grey
    Were you an ex-con and owner of a Portland bar in Stumptown? - Gray
    Were you a California governor forced from office in a recall election? - Yes, Gray Davis

    Grey/Gray x3!

    DQs:

    Democrat?
    Now in office?

    IQs:

    Were you a sailor with the little-known first name "Willy"?
    Were you a one-term governor of Ohio in the Seventies?
    Were you Holmes's frenemy at Scotland Yard?

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    Not The Skipper’s “little buddy” Gilligan
    DQ
    DQ

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    G

    1) Real
    3) American
    3) Male
    4) Living
    5) Born AFTER 1950
    6) FIRST initial G
    7) Political/Military
    8) Political figure
    9) Democrat
    10) Currently in office

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    Previous IQs:

    Were you a sailor with the little-known first name "Willy"? - Yes, Gilligan from the TV show
    Were you a one-term governor of Ohio in the Seventies? - John Gilligan
    Were you Holmes's frenemy at Scotland Yard? - G. Lestrade (Conan Doyle never told us his full first name)

    DQs:

    Elected official?
    Holds Federal office?

    IQs:

    Were you a former Federal judge who became a US senator and eventually a diplomat?
    Did you often use the staccato phrase "What, what?" in a play about you?
    Did a biographer say your hobbies, stamp collecting and hunting, were boring?

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    DQ
    Not Cary Grant
    DQ

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    #10 implies elected official, ask another DQ

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    G

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    3) American
    3) Male
    4) Living
    5) Born AFTER 1950
    6) FIRST initial G
    7) Political/Military
    8) Political figure
    9) Democrat
    10) Currently in office
    11) NOT a Federal officeholder

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    Well, every member of the Cabinet holds an office and isn't elected, but OK, thanks.

    Previous IQs:

    Were you a former Federal judge who became a US senator and eventually a diplomat? - George Mitchell of Maine
    Did you often use the staccato phrase "What, what?" in a play about you? - Not Cary Grant, but rather George III, in The Madness of King George
    Did a biographer say your hobbies, stamp collecting and hunting, were boring? - King George V

    George x3!

    DQs:

    Governor of a state?
    From a state east of the Miss. River?
    From a state north of the Mason-Dixon Line, if extended to the Pacific?

    IQs:

    Were you the subject of a series of children's cartoons intended to teach courtesy and good behavior?
    Were you, too?
    Were you Sir Launcelot's son in most retellings of Arthurian legend?

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    3 DQ

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    You’re of course right about Cabinet secretaries.

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    3) Male
    4) Living
    5) Born AFTER 1950
    6) FIRST initial G
    7) Political/Military
    8) Political figure
    9) Democrat
    10) Currently in office
    11) NOT a Federal officeholder
    12) Governor
    13) State WEST of the Mississippi
    14) State mostly SOUTH of the Mason-Dixon Line

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    Previous IQs:

    Were you the subject of a series of children's cartoons intended to teach courtesy and good behavior? - Goofus, in a Christian-themed comic book I used to get at church
    Were you, too? - Gallant, ditto
    Were you Sir Launcelot's son in most retellings of Arthurian legend? - Sir Galahad

    I think I know who this is.

    IQ:

    Did you survive a recent recall effort in California?

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    YES! I am indeed:

    GAVIN NEWSOM! Did the recall have ANY prayer of succeeding?!

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    Some of the polling was less than favorable and it looked a few times like he just might lose. I think the Newsom team had an anxious moment or two, but down the homestretch he was almost certain to win.

    Thanks, Eric. Lemme think about our next person....

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