publication date: Saturday, February 5, 2005 (part of Round XXIV)

category: Sports

clue: This born-again athlete has had a career of real ups and downs... and lefts and rights.

explanation: Holyfield, a professional boxer ("lefts and rights" are generic terms for punches), had a career marked by many losses and comebacks. He was a born-again Christian (the religious term also hinted at his last name). The word "real" hinted at his nickname, the Real Deal. more…

solved by: Steve West, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Amy Austin, Erik Bates, Mike Eberhart, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Aaron Fischer, Mihai Rusu, E. M., Nadine Russell, Anthony Lewis, Lori S., Marc Kelley, and Scott Smart


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