publication date: Friday, March 16, 2012 (part of Spring 2012)

category: Crime

clue: The streets of Chicago became safer after this messy criminal was cleaned up.

explanation: Hoover was the founder of the Chicago-based gang the Gangster Disciples. The wording of the clue was a play on his last name (ie. Hoover vacuum cleaners). more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, and Aaron Shurtleff

Super Maximum: Life a real-life Arkham Asylum, the most famous villains of the United States are jailed in the super-maximum-security facility in Florence, Colorado, home of mobsters, gang leaders, drug lords, terrorists, and various enemies of state, including these five goos.

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