publication date: Sunday, November 6, 2016 (part of Fall 2016)

category: Literature

clue: This poet grew up in the tall grass of downstate Illinois, but eventually settled in the city of big shoulders nearby.

explanation: Among Sandburg's best-known poems were "Grass" and "Chicago." He coined Chicago's nickname "city of big shoulders" in the latter. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Lori Lancaster, and Jesse King


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