publication date: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 (part of Spring 2014)

category: Literature

clue: It doesn't take a master sleuth to deduce the importance of the Pendleton Act in fighting corruption.

explanation: Doyle wrote many stories featuring brilliant detective Sherlock Holmes, and was the namesake of Chester Arthur. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, and Mike Rothstein

Presidential Prenomens: These ten goos, major achievers in their own right, have first names linking them to former Presidents of the United States. If you can't identify the celebrity, perhaps figuring out their presidential namesake will help?

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Washington Irving

His characters Rip Van Winkle and the Headless Horseman made him the father of American folklore, if not the father of his country. Go »

Truman Capote

His books Breakfast at Tiffany's and In Cold Blood changed literature, but not as much as two nuclear bombs changed warfare. Go »

Jackson Browne

The expression "running on empty" is a sad metaphor for the Trail of Tears. Go »

Dan Brown

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Harrison King McCann

His company's creation of the modern Santa Claus left an imprint on society lasting much longer than one month. Who's the king? Go »

Jefferson Davis

How ironic that the man who failed to lead his confederates in a successful free nation shared his name with the author of the Declaration of Independence. Go »