publication date: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 (part of Fall 2013)
clue: First a slave, then a scholar, then a snake banisher, then Ireland's most important saint.
explanation: Patrick was a slave who became a missionary and eventually a bishop. One of the most famous pieces of folklore about him is that he drove all the snakes from Ireland, explaining why there are none on the island. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Erik Bates, and Elaine Beckland