publication date: Sunday, October 23, 2016 (part of Fall 2016)

category: Crime

clue: With four bullets, this J.D. Salinger enthusiast broke a lot of hearts in December 1980.

explanation: Chapman murdered John Lennon and read Catcher in the Rye until police arrested him. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, and Jesse King


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