publication date: Tuesday, August 10, 2021 (part of Summer 2021)

category: Illusions

clue: She may be an accomplished escapologist in her own right, performing a bullet catch and a suspended straitjacket escape, but she won't escape the legacy of Houdini before her: Holding seances in his tradition, performing at his museum, debunking frauds as he did, maintaining his grave site, restoring his lost film, and even designing a board game about him.

difficulty: medium

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


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