Big Men, Little Words (Return)
The clues are definitions or descriptions named after a person. The person may be the inventor, or just a name picked to honor someone. The answers are the people in question. For example:
A unit of activity of radioactive substances equivalent to 3.70 × 1010 disintegrations per second: it is approximately the amount of activity produced by 1 g of radium-226.
The answer is Pierre Curie.
1. An overcoat, usually with concealed buttons and a velvet collar.
2. An unbranded calf.
3. One who insists on strict discipline, down to the lowest detail.
4. The measure of electrical resistance.
5. The unit of work or energy, equal to the work done by a force of one newton when its point of application moves through a distance of one meter in the direction of the force.
6. The unit of electromotive force; the difference of electric potential between two points of a conductor carrying a constant current.
7. The measure of the quantity of electrical current.
8. The product of the questions 6 and 7.
9. A French pastry consisting of thin layers of puff paste interlaid with a cream or custard filling.
10. Cycles per second.
11. To change the borders of a congressional district to increase the odds that a member of your party will be elected.
12. An internal combustion engine that doesn't use spark plugs.
13. The measure of the strength of a magnetic field.
14. A transuranic element. Symbol: Es; atomic number: 99.
15. An early photograph produced on a silver plate.
16. Non sexual love.
17. A game played on horseback the object of which is to hit a ball into the opposing team's net using a long, flexible mallet.
18. A logorithm using the base e.
19. A pretentiously showy or imposing façade intended to mask or divert attention from an embarrassing or shabby fact or condition.
20. The theory that population tends to increase faster, at a geometrical ratio, than the means of subsistence, which increases at an arithmetical ratio, and that this will result in an inadequate supply of the goods supporting life unless war, famine, or disease reduces the population or the increase of population is checked.