publication date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 (part of Winter 2020)

category: Music

clue: His deal with the devil, made at a famous intersection along a road immortalized in a Howlin' Wolf song, set the course of blues and rock & roll forever after.

explanation: The most famous story of Johnson's life was that he supposedly met the devil at the crossroads of Highways 49 and 61 in Mississippi and sold his soul to become successful in music. Howlin' Wolf later released the song "Highway 49" about the same road. more…

difficulty: very easy

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

49ers vs. Chiefs: As the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs prepare to face off in Super Bowl LIV, here's having fun with the matchup: Seven goos who, being 49ers or Chiefs, already have a team to root for in the big game.

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