publication date: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 (part of Round XXXI)

category: Government

clue: This politician's assassination meant one fewer gay icon in San Francisco, while his killer enjoyed his just desserts.

explanation: Milk was a gay politician. His assassin's lawyers employed what became known as the "Twinkie defense," successfully arguing that his consumption of junk food indicated a reduced mental capacity. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Joanna Woods, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, David Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Tony Peters, Scott Horowitz, Michael Paul Cote, Shawn Brandt, Greg Bair, Jason Evans, and Tom Leggett

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