publication date: Friday, July 29, 2005 (part of Round XXVI)
clue: Rather than be caged by British social expectations, she flew free and revolutionized the role of the nurse.
explanation: Nightingale single-handedly created the true role of the nurse in modern medicine, giving up marriage to follow her calling. The words "caged" and "flew free" were a play on her last name. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Denise Sawicki, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, David Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Lori Lancaster, Aaron Fischer, Chris McKinnon, Michael Paul Cote, Jackie Mason, E. M., Wendy Hampson, Justin Hampson, Bob Miller, Ryan Nance, and Ryan Stahon
trivia: Scott couldn't resist distorting Nightingale's face in a vaguely avian manner.