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These are the 2 U.S. states with only one consonant in their names.
 
In 1934 Goodpasture and Johnson isolated the virus that causes this disease of the parotid glands.
see also corresponding 'Paratid Glands Disease' Sudoku puzzle
 
Brandy, creme de cacao, and heavy cream make this drink.
 
Cawker City, Kansas claims the world's biggest ball of this, with around 8 million feet.
see also corresponding 'Cawker City Specialty' Sudoku puzzle
 
Opened in 1897, this gallery of modern British art was named for a sugar merchant.
 
This is the fatty part of milk.
see also corresponding 'Milk Fat' Sudoku puzzle
 
Among those who objected to this drama series that premiered in October 1959 were J. Edgar Hoover and Frank Sinatra.
 
In a traditional Japanese home, floors are covered with these straw mats.
see also corresponding 'Japanese Straw Mats' Sudoku puzzle
 
In 1988 she went out on a limb to play aging piano teacher Madame Sousatzka.
 
From the Latin for assembly, this refers to a religious community of nuns.
see also corresponding 'Latin Assembly Group' Sudoku puzzle
 
The Beatitudes are found in this sermon by Jesus.
 
A Spanish dictionary defines this country as circulo maximo que equidista de los polos de la tierra.
see also corresponding 'Spanish Dictionary Country' Sudoku puzzle
 
Judith Guest's first novel that was made into 1980's extraordinary Oscar-winner.
 
The Pythagorean theorem is the 47th proposition in the first book of his Elements.
see also corresponding 'Pythagorean Theorem' Sudoku puzzle
 
This was the capital city birthplace of Jane Campion.
 
According to tradition, in 490 B.C., Pheidippides ran 25 miles to announce a Greek victory in this battle.
see also corresponding 'Pheidippides Announcement' Sudoku puzzle
 
In 1281 a sudden typhoon saved Japan from this Mongol's invasion force of 150,000 men.
 
This is where the term ethnic cleansing originated.
see also corresponding 'Ethnic Cleansing Origin' Sudoku puzzle
 
Bette Davis played a deranged ex-child star in this 1962 film that co-starred Joan Crawford.
 
This is a book in which financial accounts are recorded.
see also corresponding 'Financial Account Book' Sudoku puzzle
 
He wrote 3 books about the Prizzis, Prizzi's Honor, Prizzi's Family and Prizzi's Glory.
 
By area it's the world's largest country that's named for a river.
see also corresponding 'River Named Country' Sudoku puzzle
 
In 1799 this pioneer left Kentucky because it was too crowded.
 
This name of the long-lost daughter in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale is from the Latin for Lost.
see also corresponding 'Lost Winter Tale' Sudoku puzzle
 
The Freeway Series pits these 2 West Coast U.S. baseball teams against each other.
 
A free-falling body accelerates at a rate of about 1g, g coming from this word.
see also corresponding 'Accelerating Body' Sudoku puzzle
 
In Brazil, only Sao Paulo has more people than this city.
 
Celebrated on November 9, Lord Mayor's Day honors the mayor of this city.
see also corresponding 'Lord Mayors Day' Sudoku puzzle
 
The U.S. government leasing oil reserves to Mammoth Oil in 1922 caused this scandal the next year.
 
This mixture of lime and cement, with other substances, is used to bond bricks together when building.
see also corresponding 'Building Bonds' Sudoku puzzle
 
This is the largest U.S.-mainland city that is majority Latino.
 
A Greek cave on Philopapus Hill is said to have served as the prison where this philosopher was confined.
see also corresponding 'Philopapus Hill Confinement' Sudoku puzzle
 
West Virginia holds a Heritage Jubilee named for this Confederate General.
 
The name given to a child at this Catholic sacrament is traditionally that of a saint.
see also corresponding 'Catholic Saint Sacrament' Sudoku puzzle
 
They are considered the three precious metals.
 
From the Latin for goatskin, in ancient Greek mythology, this was something that offered physical protection. In some stories, it was the thundercloud where Zeus kept the thunderbolts he used as weapons.
see also corresponding 'Latin Goatskin' Sudoku puzzle
 
Pretty Belle falls for a prince who's been transformed into a monster in this 1991 animated film.
 
This U.S. President went to band camp in the Ozarks.
see also corresponding 'Ozark Camp President' Sudoku puzzle
 
British people call this an estate car.
 
In 887 Pietro Candiano, doge of this city, was killed fighting pirates.
see also corresponding 'Candiano Doge' Sudoku puzzle
 
May 29, 1453 is significant for this historical event.
 
In 1543 this pioneering Flemish anatomist pointed out that bones support the body and protect organs from injury.
see also corresponding 'Flemish Anatomist' Sudoku puzzle
 
Entoto, the old capital, was very cold so the Ethiopian emperor created this capital in 1887.
 
In 1957 the chemical symbol for this gaseous element was changed from A to Ar.
see also corresponding 'Gaseous Element' Sudoku puzzle
 
The grave of Laura H. Frazer, Mark Twain's childhood friend, also bears the name of this character she inspired.
 
We eat this, even though it contains two types of bacteria: Streptococcus thermophilus and Lactobacillus bulgaricus.
see also corresponding 'Streptococcus Thermophilus' Sudoku puzzle
 
Charles Evans Hughes was confirmed in this job February 13, 1994, replacing William Howard Taft.
 
This is the tiny capital of the Mediterranean island nation of Malta.
see also corresponding 'Malta Capital' Sudoku puzzle
 
About 1 in 25 Ashkenazi Jews is a carrier of this disease named for a British physician and an American neurologist.
 
This first U.S. space station was launched on May 14, 1973, two years after the Soviet Union orbited its first.
see also corresponding 'First US Space Station' Sudoku puzzle
 
Nationalists from this U.S. possession tried to assassinate Harry Truman in 1950.
 
The smallest member of the camel family, it's related to the alpaca, llama, and guanaco.
see also corresponding 'Smallest Camel Member' Sudoku puzzle
 
Almost 480 of his hymns appeared in the 1780 Methodist Hymnal. His brother John was also a theologian.
 
Round, wrinkled, green seed or yellow seed are differences in the 7 traits of these plants Gregor Mendel studied.
see also corresponding 'Mendel Plant Studies' Sudoku puzzle
 
In 1971 this future secretary-general was a candidate for the presidency of Austria.
 
From the Greek for mixing bowl, this refers to a bowl-shaped depression, as from the impact of a meteorite.
see also corresponding 'Greek Mixing Bowl' Sudoku puzzle
 
In 1991 he appointed Edith Cresson as the first woman prime minister of France.
 
This tiny, independent principality is situated between France and Spain in the Pyrenees mountains.
see also corresponding 'Pyrenee Principality' Sudoku puzzle
 
In WWII this Danish physicist worked on the Manhattan Project under the assumed name Nicholas Baker.
 
A city in this U.S. state was named for Lieutenant Caspar Collins, who died leading 25 soldiers in the Battle of Platte Bridge on 1865.
see also corresponding 'Caspar Collins City' Sudoku puzzle
 
Several passages in this 1776 document by Thomas Jefferson were rejected by Congress.
 
This football team won the first place World Cup gold trophy in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final match in Moscow on 15-Jul-2018.
see also corresponding 'FIFA World Cup Trophy' Sudoku puzzle
 
This football team won second place in the 2018 World Cup Final match on 15-Jul-2018.
see also corresponding 'World Cup Second Place' Sudoku puzzle
 
In sailing from the English Channel to the North Sea, one would pass through this strait.
 
This football team won third place in the 2018 World Cup on 14-Jul-2018.
see also corresponding 'World Cup Third Place' Sudoku puzzle
 
This volunteer group was born in May 1898 near the bar in San Antonio's Menger Hotel; it existed for just 133 days.
 
Also a word from Turkish for a couch, Seyid Imadeddin Nesimi wrote two of these poetry collections.
see also corresponding 'Nesimi Poetry' Sudoku puzzle
 
These were Claire Chennault's volunteer aviators who fought in China and Burma in World War II.
 
Windows with interior condensation are said to be doing this.
see also corresponding 'Window Condensation' Sudoku puzzle
 
The Atlantic Ocean began to form during this period of the Mesozoic Era when dinosaurs roamed.
 
By ringing a bell, this Russian physiologist made dogs drool even if they couldn't see food.
see also corresponding 'Dog Drool' Sudoku puzzle
 
After meeting this author, Chopin wondered, Is she really a woman?
 
In humans, food passes from the pharynx to the stomach via this muscular membranous tube.
see also corresponding 'Membranous Tube' Sudoku puzzle
 
His third law of motion is the law of action and reaction.
 
Born in 1707 and known by the epithet father of modern taxonomy, he named the bird species Paradisaea apoda the footless Bird of Paradise.
see also corresponding 'Footless Birds' Sudoku puzzle
 
Her nicknames were Lady Lindy and America's Premier Air Woman.
 
This British weekly magazine, established in 1841 by Henry Mayhew and engraver Ebenezer Landells, is best known for coining the word cartoon.
see also corresponding 'Cartoon Coined' Sudoku puzzle
 
This fifth musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II opens with a widow and her son arriving by boat from Singapore to accept a job that pays 20 pounds a month.
 
The Aztec called it the ocelotl.
see also corresponding 'Aztec Ocelotl' Sudoku puzzle
 
William Wilkinson's An Account of the Principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia inspired this author's most famous novel.
 
This species of cactus appears on Arizona's state license plate.
see also corresponding 'Arizona Cactus Species' Sudoku puzzle
 
In his dictionary, Samuel Johnson self-effacingly defined this job title in part as a harmless drudge.
 
This book of the Bible was named for a prophet and son of Hilkiah the priest.
see also corresponding 'Hilkiah Son' Sudoku puzzle
 
This European city hosted the northernmost Summer Games, also the first where Soviet athletes participated.
 
Until 1882 this Canadian city's name was Pile O'Bones.
see also corresponding 'Canadian Bone City' Sudoku puzzle
 
Over 500 bison live in the Bison Refuge on Antelope Island in this Utah lake.
 
This is the primary mechanism by which mountains are built on continents, when two tectonic plates collide, either pushing the earth's crust upward or forcing one plate below another.
see also corresponding 'Tectonic Plate Collision' Sudoku puzzle
 
In March 1995 she was removed from her South African cabinet post by her estranged husband.
 
In Greek mythology he was a son of the Olympian god Hermes and Chione, and he's a lovable rogue in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale.
see also corresponding 'Lovable Rogue' Sudoku puzzle
 
This is the medical condition also known as hypotension.
 
The pommels on a gym's pommel horse refer to these on the structure.
see also corresponding 'Pommel Horse Grip' Sudoku puzzle
 
Trees in the Douglas fir forests of Canada talk to each other, forming underground relationships (called ___________) with fungi to relay stress signals and share resources with one another.
 
In Acts 14:8-19, at Lystra, Paul heals a man who has been crippled since birth. When the man jumps up and walks, the people think that Paul and Barnabas are human incarnations of the Greek gods ______ and Zeus.
see also corresponding 'Greek God Incarnation' Sudoku puzzle
 
This 17-year-old British girl is credited for the idea to name the celestial body Pluto after the Roman god of the underworld.
 
These polyps come in several varieties including gorgonian, thorny, and mushroom.
see also corresponding 'Polyp Variety' Sudoku puzzle
 
The English won most of the battles in this 1337-1453 war, but in the end France drove them out.
 
She's Katherina's younger sister in Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew.
see also corresponding 'Katherina Sister' Sudoku puzzle
 
This cabinet post advises the government on legal matters.
 
This poured material is strong in compression, and often has steel reinforcing it to increase its tensile strength.
see also corresponding 'Tensile Strength' Sudoku puzzle
 
The waters of New York's Lake George drain into this lake to the north.
 
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