publication date: Saturday, April 7, 2007 (part of Round XXIX)
clue: Is saving countless lives grounds for a pardon?
explanation: Mudd was a doctor famous for treating John Wilkes Booth after Abraham Lincoln's assassination, which got him sentenced to prison for conspiracy; he was pardoned by Andrew Johnson for saving countless prisoners' lives during a yellow fever outbreak. The word "grounds" was a play on his last name. more…