publication date: Monday, January 30, 2006 (part of Round XXVII)
clue: She kept the faith even after her husband fell hard.
explanation: Evans was married to rapper The Notorious B.I.G. when he died in 1997. The phrase "fell hard" is a play on his stage name ("the bigger they are, the harder they fall"). The phrase "kept the faith" is a reference to her 1998 album "Keep the Faith." more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Matthew Preston, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Chris McKinnon, Michael Paul Cote, Bob Miller, Jacque Miller, and John Julitz