publication date: Wednesday, May 4, 2005 (part of Round XXV)

category: Music

clue: Oops! I'd say she's a woman now.

explanation: Spears was a pop singer who originally built her career on a claim of virginity, but who became married and pregnant shortly before this goo was published, hinted at by the distortion pattern. The clue plays on her song titles "Oops!...I Did It Again" and "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman." more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Lori Lancaster, Aaron Fischer, Chris McKinnon, Mihai Rusu, Michael Paul Cote, Jackie Mason, E. M., Wendy Hampson, Nadine Russell, Anthony Lewis, Lori S., Derrek White, Brandie Harrison, and Mike Miller

trivia: Scott had to look up the correct punctuation for the song titles. Honest.


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