publication date: Sunday, December 10, 2017 (part of Winter 2018)

category: Science

clue: After an explosive article criticizing his deadly inventions, he dedicated his fortune to a more noble pursuit, honoring fellow scientists who help the world.

explanation: Nobel was an inventor best known for creating dynamite. Fearful that he would be remembered as an arms profiteer, he created the Nobel Prizes with his vast wealth. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Samir Mehta, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, and Erik Bates


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