publication date: Thursday, January 5, 2012 (part of Winter 2012)

category: Piracy

clue: The pirate who popularized the Jolly Roger was liked by the men (and two famous women) in his crew.

explanation: Although many pirates flew variations of the Jolly Roger (skull and crossbone) flag, Rackham's design showing a skull over two crossed swords became the most famous and is the one most closely associated with the flag today. Famous female pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read were both members of his crew. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Joanna Woods, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, Aaron Shurtleff, and Ryan Dunn

A Pirate's Life for Me: Yo ho ho ho, and a bottle of rum... This week features some of the deadliest and most notorious dread pirates ever to sail the high seas, to celebrate the launch of Pirate Paradise on Funeratic.

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