publication date: Saturday, September 3, 2016 (part of Fall 2016)

category: Music

clue: Adam Levine helped her find her voice, but it was silenced in Orlando.

explanation: Grimmie was a popular contestant on The Voice, mentored by Adam Levine (who later signed her to his label). She was murdered by a fan after an Orlando show in June 2016. more…

difficulty: easy

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


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