publication date: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 (part of Fall 2018)

category: Music

clue: It's been a decade since this mononymic Welsh singer begged for mercy and audiences gave it to her.

explanation: Duffy scored a hit album in 2008 with Rockferry, led by the hit song "Mercy." Her second album was a flop and she has not recorded a third. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, and Erik Bates


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