publication date: Friday, September 22, 2006 (part of Round XXVIII)
clue: As fishy as it sounds, this Indian author was in such a hurry to get killed he wrote a novel declaring Muhammad a liar.
explanation: Rushdie was the author of The Satanic Verses, a novel highly controversial in the Muslim community for its depiction of a hypocritical Muhammad who changes his messages. The word "fishy" was a play on Rushdie's first name. The phrase "in a hurry to get killed" was a play on his last name. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Tony Peters, Megan Baxter, Chris McKinnon, Michael Paul Cote, Jackie Mason, Todd Brotsch, Adrianne Rodgers, Kerry Odell, Josh Paddison, and Joy Dunn