publication date: Monday, February 7, 2005 (part of Round XXIV)
clue: Sometimes being a desperate housewife means enduring flashes of controversy.
explanation: Greer was a feminist who argued that marriage and motherhood was depriving women of their sexuality and thus their vitality. She often drew attention to her agenda by appearing nude ("flashes") in public. more…
solved by: Amy Austin
trivia: Scott phrased the clue to refer to the popular television series "Desperate Housewives" hoping to throw off a few players.