publication date: Friday, July 8, 2005 (part of Round XXVI)
clue: This commonly-named actress can teach that young Potter a thing or two.
explanation: Smith was best known for her continuing role as Professor McGonagall in the Harry Potter films ("Potter"). The phrase "commonly-named" refers to her last name and comes from the similar clue for Elliott Smith (0571). more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Aaron Fischer, Chris McKinnon, Michael Paul Cote, Jackie Mason, E. M., Wendy Hampson, Justin Hampson, Kelly Stokes, Lori S., and Dave Stoppenhagen