publication date: Sunday, November 1, 2015 (part of Fall 2015)

category: Music

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…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Joanna Woods, Mike Eberhart, and Stan Iwanchuk


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