publication date: Sunday, February 5, 2006 (part of Round XXVII)
clue: This young actor's career has flowered in movies about elves, pirates, and crusaders.
explanation: Bloom starred in the Lord of the Rings films ("elves"), the Pirates of the Caribbean films ("pirates"), and Kingdom of Heaven ("crusaders"). The word "flowered" was a reference to his last name. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Matthew Preston, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Chris McKinnon, Mihai Rusu, Michael Paul Cote, Jackie Mason, Bob Miller, Jacque Miller, John Julitz, and Scott Baumann
trivia: Scott gooed the source image to suggest a blooming effect.