publication date: Sunday, April 10, 2005 (part of Round XXV)
clue: This colorful New York politician is celebrated for her championing of Equal Rights for women.
explanation: Abzug was a major figure in the women's movement and endorsed the Equal Rights Amendment. The word "colorful" refers to her showy fashion sense; she was famous for always wearing hats. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Denise Sawicki, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Aaron Fischer, Chris McKinnon, E. M., and Wendy Hampson
trivia: Scott would have included Abzug in Funny Hat Week, which followed later in the same month, but he had not yet thought of that theme week when he put her into the game.