publication date: Sunday, July 4, 2021 (part of Summer 2021)

category: Advertising

clue: In the early 2000s, this enthusiastic commercial pitchman made many people aware of Dell.

explanation: For several years, Curtis appeared in numerous TV commercials for Dell computers, with his catchphrase, "Dude, you're getting a Dell!" more…

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, and Mike Eberhart

Thirteen Colonies Week: Have some apple pie, watch some fireworks, and celebrate America's birthday with these seven goos inspired by the names of the original colonies, but beware that several of them deceptively refer to other states entirely.

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