publication date: Sunday, April 3, 2016 (part of Spring 2016)

category: Literature

clue: This Chicagoan was so seminal to the sword-and-sorcery genre that he coined the phrase himself.

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, and Joanna Woods


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