publication date: Monday, November 8, 2004 (part of Round XXIV)

category: Science

clue: Surely this physicist couldn't do more to advance her field.

explanation: Jackson was a renowned physicist and president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The first word is a play on her name. more…

solved by: Steve West, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Erik Bates, Mike Eberhart, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Aaron Fischer, Mihai Rusu, Todd Brotsch, E. M., Christine Marie Doiron, Anna Gregoline, Nadine Russell, Anthony Lewis, Phyllis Persun, Brad Htnck, John Pierpoint, Elizabeth Chesher, and Deirdre DeLay


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