publication date: Sunday, December 31, 2017 (part of Winter 2018)

category: Literature

clue: This fiery Scottish poet gave us the words to the first song we sing every year.

explanation: Burns wrote "Auld Lang Syne" as a poem that was later set to a Scottish folk melody and became a tradition to sing just after the stroke of midnight at New Years Eve parties. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, and Erik Bates


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