publication date: Monday, June 10, 2002 (part of Round XVII)

category: Business

clue: I wonder if this green-and-yellow-loving tractor magnate ever got a Dear John letter.

explanation: Deere was the founder of the John Deere company that manufactured farming and gardening equipment, including tractors. The company's trademark was the green-and-yellow design of its products. The phrase "Dear John" was a play on his name. more…

solved by: Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Mike Eberhart, Dave Mitzman, Lori Lancaster, Aaron Fischer, Christine Marie Doiron, Kelly Hardie, Kelly Stokes, Amir H. Sufyani, Edward Tegge, Andy Hubbartt, Dan Donovan, Chris Mead, and Matt Babula

trivia: This goo was inspired by Scott seeing one too many John Deere products while living in western Illinois.


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