publication date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 (part of Spring 2016)

category: Literature

clue: John Ronald Reuel's profound influence on his chosen genre is no fantasy.

explanation: Tolkien was a very influential fantasy writer known for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. more…

difficulty: medium

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


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