publication date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 (part of Summer 2016)

category: Advertising

clue: His commercials built a Chicago carpet empire on the strength of a very catchy phone number, 800-588-2300.

explanation: Hauldren starred in commercials for Empire Carpet. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Matthew Preston, and Richard Slominsky


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