publication date: Saturday, April 26, 2008 (part of Round XXXIV)
clue: This TV and music producer is famous for dismissing wannabe singers with a scowell.
explanation: Cowell produced American Idol, where he played a harshly critical talent judge, and other TV series and albums. The word "scowell" was a play on his last name. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Erik Bates, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Tony Peters, Scott Horowitz, Sarah Kyle, Walter Chesser, Shawn Brandt, Greg Bair, Melissa Anderson, Jim Kraus, Allison Bair, Jason Evans, JB Brenner, Sam Boyarsky, Jesse Vengrove, Michelle Lager, Joanne Martin, Eric Wallhagen, Lee Berman, Charles Curtis, Ali Overholt, and Andrew Perkins