publication date: Thursday, March 1, 2007 (part of Round XXIX)
clue: A thousand ships set sail for war over the beauty of this daughter of the king of gods.
explanation: In Greek mythology, Helen was the daughter of god-king Zeus, and the Trojan War was fought by her abandoned husband to reclaim her. She was associated by the phrase, "the beauty that launched a thousand ships." more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Chris McKinnon, Mihai Rusu, Michael Paul Cote, Todd Brotsch, Adrianne Rodgers, Kerry Odell, Josh Paddison, and Joy Dunn