publication date: Saturday, December 25, 2004 (part of Round XXIV)
clue: How many surfers do you know who turned rodeo clowns?
explanation: Slater was a professional surfer famous for inventing a move called the Rodeo Clown. more…
solved by: Steve West, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Elliot Farney, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Aaron Fischer, Todd Brotsch, E. M., Christine Marie Doiron, Anna Gregoline, Lori S., and Jeff Ball
trivia: The clue, though factually accurate, was intentionally phrased to be misleading.