publication date: Friday, August 6, 2021 (part of Summer 2021)

category: Sports

clue: Growing up in a peninsular state may have helped him become a giant in his sport.

explanation: Dressel, a 6'3" swimmer, grew up in Florida. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Denise Sawicki, Erik Bates, Mike Eberhart, and Aaron Shurtleff

United by Emotion: The 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo may have been delayed for a year by the pandemic, but they're still a remarkable display of athleticism and achievement, perhaps made even more dramatic by these trying times. This week, guess seven people closely associated with the event.

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