publication date: Friday, July 10, 2020 (part of Summer 2020)

category: Sports

clue: He wasn't actually Hawaiian royalty, but he may as well have been, considering his revered status as an athlete, gold-medaling in one water-based sport and bringing another to global popularity.

explanation: Kahanamoku was an athlete widely credited with popularizing surfing, an ancient Hawaiian sport. He won gold medals swimming in the 1912 and 1920 Olympics. His name "Duke" is just a given name. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Denise Sawicki, and Erik Bates


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