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, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, 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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