publication date: Wednesday, January 4, 2006 (part of Round XXVII)
clue: Be careful not to let desperation set in if you don't recognize this soap opera star.
explanation: Longoria starred on the soap opera "The Young and the Restless" and on the soap opera satire "Desperate Housewives." The word "desperation" was a reference to that later show. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Joanna Woods, Matthew Preston, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Chris McKinnon, Mihai Rusu, Wendy Hampson, Justin Hampson, Bob Miller, Jacque Miller, and John Julitz