publication date: Saturday, November 16, 2019 (part of Fall 2019)

category: Activism

clue: If you wonder whether her famous book had any success abolishing the death penalty, or whether she has any specific job titles, the answer to both is none.

explanation: Prejean is a nun who began advocating to abolish the death penalty after participating in death row ministry. Her book Dead Man Walking became an acclaimed film. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, and Erik Bates

trivia: The clue was a play on an old joke between Matthew Preston and Scott Hardie. Scott was writing a story and asked Matthew what was the highest title that women could attain in the Catholic Church. Matthew quickly said "Nun," which sounded like "none," and they both laughed at the wordplay. You had to be there.


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