publication date: Thursday, June 24, 2021 (part of Summer 2021)

category: Family

clue: Unlike the characters tested in her novels, she escaped the trap of unhappiness, in her case a marriage to one of the world's richest men, recently making her one of the world's richest women and most prominent philanthropists.

explanation: Scott was married to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos from 1993 to 2019. Their divorce left her with $36 billion, nearly a quarter of which she has given away, and made her the third richest woman in the world. Her novels include The Testing of Luther Albright and Traps. more…

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Erik Bates, and Mike Eberhart


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