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Answers to Tuesday, February 15

1. The Polynesians expanded their culture across Oceania and the Pacific Ocean in dugout canoes. The southernmost Polynesian culture is the Maori, found today in what country?

NEW ZEALAND

(or Aotearoa)

2. Which Star Wars actor—whose middle name is “December”—is unusual among middle-initial celebrities in that he actually spells out his middle initial, as opposed to simply using a single letter?

BILLY DEE WILLIAMS

3. Astronomers and crab fans alike probably know that what term is Latin for “cloud”?

NEBULA

(the Crab Nebula is located in the constellation Taurus)

4. One of the “mother sauces” of French cooking is made of butter and flour, cooked together and then mixed with warm milk. It was named to flatter an important aide to King Louis XIV. Name that sauce!

BÉCHAMEL

5. Which Beatles movie contains an absurd plotline about a cult attempting to kidnap and sacrifice Ringo Starr?

“HELP!”

(Have you made your way to Beatles trivia yet?)