publication date: Sunday, November 1, 2015 (part of Fall 2015)
clue: How many other blind jazz composers became homeless Vikings?
explanation: Louis Hardin, best known by his professional name Moondog, was a composer of avant-garde jazz recordings. Later in life, he took to hanging around sidewalks in New York dressed as a Viking, often mistaken for a homeless person. more…
intended difficulty: medium
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Joanna Woods, Mike Eberhart, and Stan Iwanchuk