publication date: Saturday, February 11, 2006 (part of Round XXVII)
clue: This celebrated playwright and author gave us such wilde characters as Dorian Gray, Lady Windermere, and an important Ernest.
explanation: Wilde was a famous playwright and author of the Victorian era who wrote The Picture of Dorian Gray, Lady Windermere's Fan, and The Importance of Being Earnest about a character named Ernest. The word "wilde" was a reference to his last name. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, David Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Lori Lancaster, Aaron Fischer, Chris McKinnon, Mihai Rusu, Michael Paul Cote, Jackie Mason, Josh Paddison, Bob Miller, Jacque Miller, and John Julitz