publication date: Monday, December 7, 2009 (part of Round XLI)
clue: He died early for waiting too late to kill early.
explanation: Tiller was an abortionist ("kill early") who was one of three doctors nationwide willing to perform controversial late-term abortions ("too late"). He was murdered by a pro-life activist in May 2009. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Tony Peters, Ryan Dunn, Jesse King, and Melissa Anderson
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