publication date: Saturday, April 16, 2022 (part of Spring 2022)

category: Science

clue: She spent her career in Africa fighting with poachers and government officials and being treated as a pariah. Now she has a second career as a novelist with a hit book about a North Carolina girl who is also treated as a pariah.

explanation: After her long career as a zoologist, Owens's debut novel Where the Crawdads Sing became a best-seller in 2019. more…

intended difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, and Richard Slominsky

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