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Trivia brain teasers have some element of trivia in them, but they are not just pure trivia questions.


Puzzle ID:#35723
Fun:*** (2.55)
Difficulty:*** (2.71)
Submitted By:jazzmusician46Aau*****




In this teaser you have to remove the initials of the following clues to spell out the surname of a famous 19th century UK author. Good luck.

1. Comedy partner of Lou Costello.
2. Superman's girlfriend.
3. Author of the novel: "A Bouquet of Barbed Wire" - (1969).
4. A common acronym used on the net to express one's gratitude.
5. Director of: "Sleepless in Seattle" - (1993).


1. Bud Abbott - BA
2. Lois Lane - LL
3. Andrea Newman - AN
4. Thank You - TY
5. Nora Ephron - NE

The surname is: BALLANTYNE

Robert Michael Ballantyne (1825-1894).

N.B. He was a prominent author for boys, writing: "Hudson Bay", "The Coral Island", "Martin Rattler", and many others. Ballantyne's stories are, to a large extent, autobiographical and it is in this sense he was given the title of "Ballantyne the Brave" by his successor as a writer for boys, R.L. Stevenson.


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