publication date: Thursday, July 4, 2019 (part of Summer 2019)

category: Literature

clue: The poem that he wrote after witnessing a U.S. flag survive a bombardment in the War of 1812 became the lyrics of the most American of songs, sung in a major key.

explanation: Key's poem "The Star-Spangled Banner" was later set to music and became the national anthem. more…

difficulty: very easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Erik Bates, and Aaron Shurtleff


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