Sydney Biddle Barrows
publication date: Sunday, August 5, 2018 (part of Summer 2018)
clue: Her ancestors fled Europe aboard the most famous ship to settle the New World, but she was in the very illegal business of bringing people together, not apart.
explanation: Barrows was the "Mayflower Madam" whose high-priced prostitution business made headlines in the 1980s. more…
intended difficulty: medium
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, and Matthew Preston