publication date: Thursday, August 13, 2015 (part of Summer 2015)

category: Government

clue: New Jersey's larger-than-life governor had a better shot at being president before he burned bridges with a scandal.

explanation: Christie was considered an early favorite for president in 2016 before a scandal involving politically-motivated bridge closures damaged his reputation. The phrase "larger-than-life" was a reference to his overweight. more…

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Mike Eberhart, and Stan Iwanchuk


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