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Year Yearn (Posted on 2014-05-23) Difficulty: 2 of 5
73801 Doone is a classical novel written by R. D. Blackmore.

AS*ANY = ALLY + FOR

(i) AS*ANY denotes a year. Which year?

(ii) What significance do the year denoted by ALLY have in American history?

(iii) This legendary boxer, whose nickname is denoted by 93006, was the World Heavyweight Champion who subsequently lost his title to Muhammad Ali. Which boxer?

(iv) 1 ? 2 8 ? ?   ? ? 9 ? ? 8 denotes the name of a legendary science fiction author. Which author?

(v) ? 1 2 2 R ? ?   ? U 8 8 3 W ? denotes the name of a famous English actress. Which actress?

*** Each question mark denotes a letter, whether same or different.

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Lorna Doone is a classical  novel (later a movie)  written
by R. D. Blackmore.


(i)    19*106=1776+238=2014(the current year).                                                                                                                                                                                                   
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 (ii)      On 
July 4, 1776 Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence               

(iii) Sonny Liston, lost to Muhammad Ali.  
The two fights between Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston for boxing's World Heavyweight Championship were among the most anticipated, watched and controversial fights in the sport's history. Sports Illustrated magazine named the first Clay–Liston fight (Ali had not yet changed his name from Cassius Clay) as the fourth greatest sports moment of the twentieth century.
The first bout was held in February 1964 in Miami Beach, Florida, and the second in May 1965 in Lewiston, Maine.

(iv) Alfred Bester
( 1913 –1987)  was a  science fiction author.
 His The Demolished Man,  got the inaugural Hugo Award in 1953.   

(v)  Saffron Domini Burrows (b. 1972) is an English actress who has appeared in such films as In the Name of the Father (1993), Circle of Friends (1995), Deep Blue Sea (1999), Enigma (2001), Troy (2004),
Reign Over Me (2007),  The Bank Job (2008), and many others. 

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Edited on May 23, 2014, 11:07 am
  Posted by Ady TZIDON on 2014-05-23 10:57:38

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