publication date: Saturday, April 2, 2016 (part of Spring 2016)

category: Television

clue: He's been a detective in London, a drug lord in Baltimore, a commandant in West Africa, a gatekeeper in Asgard, a starship captain on LV-223, and Nelson Mandela.

explanation: Elba starred in Luther, The Wire, Beasts of No Nation, Thor, Prometheus, and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. more…

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, and Matthew Preston


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