publication date: Monday, November 8, 2021 (part of Fall 2021)
clue: A Tony Orlando lyric gave her the colorful inspiration to rally Americans around the hope of her husband's return.
explanation: When Laingen's husband was taken for 444 days in the Iran hostage crisis, she tied a yellow ribbon around the tree in her front yard, inspiring a wave of similar gestures of support nationwide. more…
intended difficulty: medium