publication date: Sunday, June 7, 2009 (part of Round XXXIX)

category: Government

clue: Beware of snakes in the United Nations.

explanation: Hiss was a State Department official involved in the founding of the United Nations who became suspected of being a Soviet spy. The word "snake" was a play on his name. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, and Amy Austin

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