publication date: Saturday, February 13, 2010 (part of Round XLII)
clue: Her fiery debut set the publishing world ablaze.
explanation: Sapphire's novel Push was a critical success and inspired a bidding war. "Fiery" was a play on her name. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Aaron Shurtleff, Ryan Dunn, and Walter Chesser
trivia: Precious, the film version of Push, was nominated for numerous Oscars in 2010. Scott used "fiery" as a play on Sapphire's name to make the goo more difficult.
|This goo was part of Oscars Week 2010.|