publication date: Wednesday, July 6, 2011 (part of Summer 2011)

category: Literature

clue: helped Salem confront its history

explanation: Hawthorne was a writer from Salem, Massachusetts whose writing helped deal with the city's oppressive past, perpetrated in part by his own ancestors. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Scott Horowitz, Elaine Beckland, and Laurie Laczkowski

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