publication date: Saturday, April 16, 2005 (part of Round XXV)
clue: When I try to explain how a dancer and choreographer is qualified to judge aspiring singers, I usually come up short.
explanation: Abdul, famously short at 5'2", was a former dancer and choreographer who gained new fame as a judge on the TV series "American Idol." more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Erik Bates, 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, E. M., Wendy Hampson, Anna Gregoline, Nadine Russell, Kelly Stokes, Derrek White, Brandie Harrison, and Mike Miller