G1: Dawn, Neil & Matt (23rd & 2nd)(BtG: 40)
#1: Used to preserve food for astronauts, lyophilization is a dehydration process more commonly known as what?
#2: Also a baseball team what Lone Star State law enforcement agency merged w/ the highway patrol in 1935?
#3: Acc. to a concept introduced by Dr. Duncan MacDougall in 1907 how much weight does the human body lose at the moment of death?
27 lbs. (A: 21 grams)
#1: BANNED in many western countries until the 1990s the Krugerrand was a gold coin minted in what nation?
#2: Also called “Dementia Pugilistica” what neurological condition can victimize BOTH boxers & alcoholics?
#3: Gulping down 40M a day the blue whale lives almost exclusively on a diet of what tiny shrimp-like crustaceans?
FQ: Founded in 1881 as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary what was the first African-American women’s college?
VB: A staple of science fiction, robots that resemble man remain a work in progress. Meaning “like a male being” in Greek, what’s the term for humanoid machines like this one?
FA: Android ($1200)
G2: Luella (Saks Fifth Avenue)(BtG: 37)
STRIKE ONE ON 4TH Q
#1: Meaning “under sweet blood” what energy-sapping medical condition can often be remedies by eating carbs?
#2: In politics what meat-inspired term refers to WASTEFUL government spending aimed at gaining support from local constituents?
#3: What unit of measurement equals the force exerted by a pony hauling 33K lbs. of coal a ft. a min.?
#4: Meaning “nature” in Hebrew what brand of amphibious sandal boasts a patented three-part strapping system?
Birkenstock (A: Teva)
#1: Controlled by William “Boss” Tweed what Democratic party machine dominated NYC politics during the 19th C.?
#2: Author of The Souls of Black Folk what civil rights icon co-founded the NAACP in 1909?
Medgar Evers (A: W.E.B. DuBois)
G3: Damian, AJ, Pamela & Misha (Pearl & Hanover)(BtG: 41)
STRIKE ONE TO CONCLUDE R1
#1: The equiv. of “Mac” in Scottish, “Ben” is a common Hebrew prefix that means what in English?
#2: Black and orange & beloved in Baltimore, what’s the state bird of MD?
#3: A synonym for “strangle” what’s the term for the automotive valve that regulates the flow of fuel into a car’s engine?
#4: On “SESAME STREET” Cookie Monster appears as Alistair Cookie in a recurring spoof of what PBS series?
#1: Called “lady’s fingers” in Indian cuisine, what vegetable’s used as a thickening agent in gumbo?
Raisin (A: Okra)
FQ: Signed by over 500 assemblymen the famed “Tennis Court Oath” sparked the beginning of what historic 18th C. event?
FA: Wimbledon (A: French Revolution)