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  • #46
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    except that it mustn't!

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    • #47
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      A free throw made by New Mexico's basketball team?

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      • #48
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        I'm guessing this is going to be a tough one for non-Spanish speakers, which includes me. Clue of sorts on the first one: I only know it because somebody stocked the shelves at the local Safeway backwards once.

        the second is kind of misleading and the third is a trick question.

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        • #49
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          OK, so No. 8 is left in the unfinished category, since I need to move on if I'm to finish this before finally taking some R&R. (working on the Annual Edition at 23:00 on Xmas night wasn't my idea of a holiday season)

          9. According to the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas," what did the gift receiver get from her true love on the beginning of the Forefeast of the Theophany?

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          • #50
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            Manteca is butter. I believe Malibu is an American Indian word.

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            • #51
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              Going back to Point Lobos, could it be referring to the wind? (howling like a wolf)

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              • #52
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                Originally posted by gh
                OK, so No. 8 is left in the unfinished category, since I need to move on if I'm to finish this before finally taking some R&R. (working on the Annual Edition at 23:00 on Xmas night wasn't my idea of a holiday season)

                9. According to the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas," what did the gift receiver get from her true love on the beginning of the Forefeast of the Theophany?
                Everything. The Forefeast is on 12th night following the 12th day in which she gets everything mentioned in the last chorus of the carol.

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                • #53
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                  not according to the official answer.... anybody else have a take?

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                  • #54
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                    Could the forefeast be the week before epiphany? That would put it on the 5th day of Christmas? So gold rings?

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                    • #55
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                      Originally posted by DoubleRBar
                      Manteca is butter. I believe Malibu is an American Indian word.
                      I believe butter in Spanish is mantequilla.

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                      • #56
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                        Originally posted by Daisy
                        Could the forefeast be the week before epiphany? That would put it on the 5th day of Christmas? So gold rings?
                        per the official answer, that's wrong also.

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                        • #57
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                          Originally posted by Daisy
                          Going back to Point Lobos, could it be referring to the wind? (howling like a wolf)
                          I'm assuming this is wrong.

                          How about the 'howling' of harbor seals? Or otters? Although, I'm not sure that the latter makes that much noise, and seals don't really howl but bark.

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                          • #58
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                            Sea Lions.

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                            • #59
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                              <<8. Manteca means tallow, lard, grease or butter in Spanish. Point Lobos refers to the lobos marinos, seals or sea lions, found on its shores. Malibu means "Malibu" in Spanish, because it's an Indian place name.>>

                              I'm thinking this is partially wrong and that a lobos marinos is sea lions only, not seals.

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                              • #60
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                                Originally posted by gh
                                I'm thinking this is partially wrong and that a lobos marinos is sea lions only, not seals.
                                I am aware of several languages that have no different words for seals and sea lions. Don't know if Spanish does.
                                "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
                                by Thomas Henry Huxley

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