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15 PERIOD INCLUDING THE CIVIL WAR: LINCOLN ERA

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States and was elected the first President of the Republican Party in 1860. Lincoln's electoral support came almost exclusively from the north and west of the country, winning only 2 of the 996 counties in the southern slave states. Lincoln led the country through the Civil War and was assassinated in 1865, just days after Robert E. Lee surrendered his Army of Northern Virginia. President Lincoln was succeeded by Vice President Andrew Johnson.

16 place with roles, maybe: RAIL

Bowling has been around for a long time. The oldest known reference to the game comes from Egypt, where bowls and balls were found in a tomb over 5,000 years old. The first form of the game to reach America was nine-pin bowling, which had been popular in Europe for centuries. In 1841, nine-pin bowling was outlawed in Connecticut because of its association with gambling. Supposedly, an extra bowling alley was built to circumvent the ban and the game of bowling was born.

19 Have courage: DARE

Our word "chutzpeh" meaning "nerve, bile, tendon" derives from the Yiddish "khutspe" which has the same meaning.

20 Agricultural structure: SILO

"Silo" is a Spanish word that we have translated into English. Ultimately, the term derives from the Greek "siros", which referred to a hole in which corn was stored.

Convenience Date 23 nights: ATM

ATM (ATM)

25 "Copa Femina" (competition from the 1910s) Participants: AVIATRIX

The feminine suffix "-trix" is of Latin origin and corresponds to the masculine suffix "tor". Usage examples would be "aviadora" and "aviador". Similarly, the feminine suffix "-ette" entered English from French, with the suffix "-et" being the masculine equivalent. Usage examples would be "brunette" and "brunette".

In the early days of aviation, the "Coupe Femina" (women's cup) was awarded annually to the woman who completed the longest non-stop flight that year. The "Coupé" was created by Pierre Lafitte, the editor of the French women's magazine "Femina".

32 Bola, p. : Gala

Our use of the word "ball" to refer to a round object comes from the Old Norse "bollr", meaning the same thing. However, the use of "ball" for "dance party" comes from the late Latin "ballare", meaning "to dance", which in turn is derived from the Greek "ballizein", meaning the same.

33 Left legend: SNEAD

Sam Snead was probably the most successful golfer to ever win a US Open title, having won a record 82 PGA Tour events. Snead won seven majors but never the US Open. He was also a showman. He once hit the scoreboard at Wrigley Field with a golf ball while coming off home plate. Snead's nickname with the most memories is "Slammin' Sammy".

The oldest type of golf course is a links course. The name "links" comes from the Old English word "hlinc" which means "rising ground". "Hlinc" was used to describe areas of coastal sand dunes or open parkland. Therefore, we use the term "links course" for a golf course that is situated on the coast, often surrounded by sand dunes. The British Open is always played on a links course.

34 Above the leaderboards in the tables is: TIN

In the periodic table, tin (Sn) is higher than lead (Pb).

Dmitri Mendeleev was a Russian chemist. As Mendeleev classified elements based on their chemical properties, he noticed patterns and was able to group elements in his famous 1869 periodic table. His table was so powerful that it actually predicted the properties of some elements that had not even been discovered in 1869. Element number 101 is Mendelevium and is named after Mendeleev.

35 Saturnring? : ORBIT

Saturn is easily visible to our eyes from Earth, but we need help to see the planet's famous anises. Galileo was the first person to see Saturn's rings when he pointed his primitive telescope at the night sky in 1610. However, he misinterpreted what he observed and assumed that the rings were actually two smaller planets, located on either side of Saturn major. .

36 Hash entry: SPUD

Hashish, meat and mashed vegetables together is a very American dish and one that really surprised me when I first encountered it. "Hash" sounds like such an unappetizing product, but I soon discovered how delicious it was. The name "hashish" in this context comes from the French "hacher", which means "to cut". In the early 1900s, the dish called "Golden Fries" was developed, which quickly morphed into "Golden Fries". From there, corned beef hash flavors were introduced.

40 Leo is a: FIRE SIGN

Each of the twelve astrological signs is associated with one of the classic elements:

  • Fire signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
  • Earth signs: Taurus, Capricorn, Virgo
  • Air signs: Libra, Aquarius, Gemini
  • Water signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

41 Jalopies: BOXING

The origins of our word "cacharro", meaning "old, dented car," seem to have been lost over time, but the word has been around since the 1920s. A credible indication is that it came from Xalapa, Mexico as a deposit. The Xalapa junkyards were the destination of many discarded American cars.

43 __ Wolf: WINE

"The Boy Who Cried Wolf" is one of Aesop's fables and the story that leads to our phrase "wolf cried," meaning to set off a false alarm. In the fable, a shepherd boy has a habit of tricking nearby villagers into thinking a wolf is attacking his flock by shouting "Wolf!" If there is a real attack, the villages assume that it is another false alarm and the wolf will eat the sheep.

44 Evil Stream: RIP

A rip current (sometimes incorrectly referred to as a "tide") is a localized current that flows into the sea near the coast. Rip currents are dangerous as they can pull swimmers out to sea.

47 R&B named: ISLEY

The Isley Brothers are an R&B group from Cincinnati, Ohio. The original line-up was a singing trio consisting of three brothers: O'Kelly, Jr., Rudolph and Ronald Isley. The three brothers wrote the fabulous 1959 hit "Shout," the song that gave the group their first hit.

48 caps in a protective vest: SWAT

"SWAT" is an acronym that stands for Special Weapons and Tactics. The first SWAT team was formed in 1968 at the Los Angeles Police Department.

50 Joan __ Foundation: Museum of Barcelona: MIRO

Joan Miró was a Spanish artist. Miro became so immersed in surrealism that André Breton, the movement's founder, said Miró was "the most surreal of us all". There are two museums dedicated to Miró's work. The Fundació Joan Miró is in his hometown of Barcelona and the Fundació Miró Mallorca is in Palma de Mallorca, where the artist lived most of his life.

52 blocks: BARRICADE

A barricade is an obstacle placed along some sort of passage to impede the enemy's advance. The term "barricade" comes from the Spanish "barrica" ​​meaning "barrel", possibly a reference to the 1588 Huguenot riots in Paris. The rioters set up barricades of barrels filled with earth and stones in the streets.

55 Gerald Ford and Glenn Ford, p. : MASON

Gerald Ford was the only person to have served as Vice President and President of the United States without being elected to those offices. Ford was appointed by President Richard Nixon to replace Vice President Spiro Agnew after he resigned in 1973. Vice President Ford assumed the presidency the following year after President Nixon resigned.

Actor Glenn Ford was born in Quebec but moved to the United States with his family when he was six years old. During his long career, Ford appeared in many, many notable films, including Gilda (1946), Blackboard Jungle (1955), and Midway (1976). Ford was married four times but was a notorious serial cheater. For decades he used a recording system to record phone conversations with famous lovers as well as some famous politicians. Ironically, President Richard Nixon was a secretly registered politician.

56 Blues-Name: ETTA

Etta James was best known for her beautiful rendition of the song "At Last". Sadly, as revealed in his autobiography, James lived a life marred by drug addiction, which led to numerous health and legal problems. Woman. James died of leukemia in January 2012.

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4 real estate unit: ACRE

An acre was defined as the amount of land that a team of oxen could plow in one day. An acre was then more accurately defined as a strip of land "a furrow long" (i.e., a furlong) and a ridge wide. The length of a furlong corresponded to 10 chains or 40 sticks. A furlong area times 10 yards was a yard.

5 __ the Zeile: TOE

The phrase "toe the line" means to obey. The etymology of the phrase is disputed, although it is likely to have come from the Royal Navy. Barefoot sailors had to stand lined up at the seams of the wooden deck for inspection, i.e. "on the line".

7 Part of the Enterprise Power Source: ANTIMATTER

In the world of particle physics, antimatter consists of particles that have the same mass as ordinary matter particles, but with opposite charge and quantum spin. The mixing of matter and antimatter causes the annihilation of both, releasing energy equal to the mass of the particles according to Einstein's equation E=mc².

In the Star Trek universe, ships were powered by reactions of matter and antimatter. The warp speed achieved by the engines is very close to the real Mach number. Just as an airplane at Mach 1 moves at the speed of sound, a spaceship at a warp factor of 1 moves at the speed of light. Mach 2 is twice the speed of sound and warp factor 2 is twice the speed of light. Great right...?

8. Lieddiamant: NEIL

I saw Neil Diamond at a concert in the mid 90's and I have to say he put on a great show. His voice cracks a bit, but that doesn't seem to spoil the fun for anyone. I've also seen Diamond interviewed several times on TV and I wouldn't say he has the most impressive personality.

9 Classic Bond: DR NR

"DR. If you've read Rohmer's books or seen the movies, you'll understand the similarities between the Dr. Julius No and Fu Manchu. Incidentally, author Ian Fleming tells us that Julius No attended medical school in Milwaukee.

12 Previous code name? : HAMMURABI

The Code of Hammurabi is a code of laws dating back to 1772 BC. C., promulgated by Babylonian King Hammurabi. 🇧🇷 Partial copies of the code were found on stone stelae and clay tablets. The most complete copy of the code is on a large stele on display in the Louvre in Paris.

13 Second alphabetically in a list of US capitals: ANNAPOLIS

The five largest state capitals in an alphabetical list are:

  • Albany, New York
  • Annapolis, Maryland
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Augusta, Maine
  • Austin, Texas

The city of Annapolis is located on the Chesapeake Bay and is the capital of the state of Maryland. Annapolis also served as the capital of the United States for nearly a year, shortly after the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1783, which marked the end of the American Revolutionary War with Britain. The name "Annapolis" was chosen by the British governor of Maryland in 1694 in honor of Princess Anne of Denmark and Norway, who was destined to become Anne, Queen of Great Britain.

21 flight: hex

"Hexen" is a German word meaning "to practice witchcraft". The use of the word "hex" in English began with the Pennsylvania Dutch in the early 19th century.

25 Very light: A LITTLE

In the 1800s, "small" was used to describe a small child, and this expanded to include the use of "small amount" in the early 1900s. The original use of "tad" for a child is most likely a shortened version of "tadpole". . 🇧🇷

29 About eight judges of the STF: ASSOCIATE

The US Constitution does not determine the size of the Supreme Court, but it does authorize Congress to determine the number of judges. The court began with six judges in 1789, and the size of the court grew with the size of the country and the number of judicial districts. From 1863 to 1866 there were up to ten judges. Since 1869 there have been nine judges.

31 Artificial Intelligence Framework: NEURAL NET

"Neural network" used to be the name for a network of nerve cells in an organism. In the modern world, the term "neural network" (short for "neural network") is also applied to virtual or electronic devices designed to mimic human brain function and specifically to learn from past experiences.

32 __ Turin: 1970 Ford: GREAT

Ford produced the Torino from 1968 to 1976. The name 'Torino' is Italian for 'Turin', a homage to the city which has been dubbed 'Italian Detroit' as Turin is home to automakers FIAT, Lancia and Alfa Romeo. Ford expanded the Torino line offering in 1972 with the addition of the Gran Torino and Gran Torino Sport. The Ford Gran Torino was used by the title characters of the 1970's crime series "Starsky & Hutch". Starsky's Torino was red, with a large white vector stripe running down both sides. Ford capitalized on the show's popularity by producing 1,000 replicas of the "Starsky and Hutch" car, though they were little more than the standard vehicle with a special livery.

35 Bacchanale: ORGIE

A bacchanalia is a drunken party. The term "Bacchanalia" derives from the ancient Roman festival celebrated in honor of Bacchus, the god of winemaking.

37 Beneficiaries of a 1944 Bill: GIS

What we commonly refer to as the GI Act is more correctly referred to as the Military Readjustment Act of 1944.

Buy Election Season 38 PAC: AIR TIME

A Political Action Committee (PAC) is a private group working to influence the outcome of a particular election or group of elections. Any group becomes a PAC by law if it receives or spends more than $1,000 to influence the outcome of an election. In 2010, the Supreme Court ruled that PACS that do not make direct donations to candidates or parties can accept donations indefinitely. These "independent exclusive spending committees" are commonly known as "super PACs".

40 30 Rock Creator: FEY

30 Rock is an NBC sitcom created by series star Tina Fey. Fey plays a former Saturday Night Live artist and writer and uses her experiences on the show as the basis for the 30 Rock story. Fey plays Liz Lemon, the head writer on the fictional comedy series TGS with Tracy Jordan.

42 One third Dodeca: TETRA

The prefix "dodeca-" stands for 12 and the prefix "tetra-" stands for 4.

45 Sherlock Adler's enemy: IRENE

The character of Irene Adler only appears in one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's many Sherlock Holmes stories. In the story A Scandal in Bohemia, Holmes expresses his remarkable admiration for Adler as a woman and as an enemy. As a result, derivative works of the Holmes genre often feature eagles as a romantic interest in Sherlock.

46 Term in Wild West and hip-hop culture: POSSE

Our word 'posse' comes from an early 15th century Anglo-Latin term 'posse comitatus' meaning 'the strength of the county'.

48 Indianertracht: SARI

The garment called "saree" (also "saree"), as you might imagine, is a strip of fabric, perhaps unusual in that it is not sewn along its entire length. The strip of fabric can be between 1.20 and 10 meters long (that's a lot of material!). The saree is usually wrapped around the waist and then thrown over the shoulder, leaving the stomach exposed. I have to say it can be a beautiful piece of clothing.

49 Lucky Bird: Wren

The wren is a small passerine bird in the family Troglodytidae and genus Troglodytes. Kinglets have been known to build dome-shaped nests.

50 Key word in Newton's second law: MASS

Newton's second law of motion tells us that when a force is applied to a body, it will accelerate, and the greater the mass of the object, the greater the force required to cause that acceleration. Mathematically, the law can be written as Force = Mass x Acceleration (F=ma).

52 Texting Dude Like Srsly! : Best friend

Best Friend Forever (BFF)

"srsly?" is text language for "Seriously?"

53 Ford Product: CAR

Industrialist Henry Ford was born in Michigan to an Irish immigrant from County Cork. Ford's most famous vehicle was the one that revolutionized the industry: the Model T. Ford's goal with the Model T was to build a car that was easy to drive and inexpensive to own and maintain. The Model T cost $825 in 1908, which is not much more than $20,000 today.

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1 lining that retains moisture: SWEATBANDS
11 Barbacoa-Kruste : CHAR
15 PERIOD INCLUDING THE CIVIL WAR: LINCOLN ERA
16 place with roles, maybe: RAIL
17 Make a supplication: PROVISION
18 open gift? : OMNI
19 Have courage: DARE
20 Agricultural structure: SILO
21 word with interest and errors: HUMAN...
22 Company structure: STJ
Convenience Date 23 nights: ATM
24 Pausen: LYRICS
25 "Copa Femina" (competition from the 1910s) Participants: AVIATRIX
28 rotation: RED
29 Informal “Right?” : THIS IS NOT RIGHT?
32 Bola, p. : Gala
33 Left legend: SNEAD
34 Above the leaderboards in the tables is: TIN
35 Saturnring? : ORBIT
36 Hash entry: SPUD
37 Makes it even more disgusting? : GET A SALARY RISE
39 Possessive Plural: NOSA
40 Leo is a: FIRE SIGN
41 Jalopies: BOXING
43 __ Wolf: WINE
44 Evil Stream: RIP
47 R&B named: ISLEY
48 caps in a protective vest: SWAT
50 Joan __ Foundation: Museum of Barcelona: MIRO
51 Family member: TIA
52 blocks: BARRICADE
54 level: level
55 Gerald Ford and Glenn Ford, p. : MASON
56 Blues-Name: ETTA
57 Agency fee: AGENCY FEES

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1 They usually have runners: SLED
2 Success at: WIN AT
3 Competition form: REGISTRATION
4 real estate unit: ACRE
5 __ the Zeile: TOE
6 "Damn!" : MORE SWAT!
7 Part of the Enterprise Power Source: ANTIMATTER
8. Lieddiamant: NEIL
9 Classic Bond: DR NR
10 decreases: SAG
11 Leverage: CLOUT
12 Previous code name? : HAMMURABI
13 Second alphabetically in a list of US capitals: ANNAPOLIS
14 Reset: RESET
21 flight: hex
23 Everything included: AVID
24 Whopper You Can't Eat: LIE
25 Very light: A LITTLE
26 Not remotely legal: TRITE
27 runs away in panic: RUN WITH FEAR
29 About eight judges of the STF: ASSOCIATE
30 Pursue, with "de": IN PURSUIT...
31 Artificial Intelligence Framework: NEURAL NET
32 __ Turin: 1970 Ford: GREAT
35 Bacchanale: ORGIE
37 Beneficiaries of a 1944 Bill: GIS
Buy Election Season 38 PAC: AIR TIME
40 30 Rock Creator: FEY
42 One third Dodeca: TETRA
44 You don't have to deal with it anymore: GET RID
45 Sherlock Adler's enemy: IRENE
46 Term in Wild West and hip-hop culture: POSSE
48 Indianertracht: SARI
49 Lucky Bird: Wren
50 Key word in Newton's second law: MASS
52 Texting Dude Like Srsly! : Best friend
53 Ford Product: CAR

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