publication date: Tuesday, November 16, 2004 (part of Round XXIV)
clue: If you draw a blank trying to figure this one out, well, so would she.
explanation: Schiavo was left in a permanent vegetative state after suffering brain damage in 1990, and became the center of a firestorm of litigation seeking to prolong her life and/or end it medically. more…
trivia: Though sympathetic to Schiavo's condition, Scott couldn't resist writing this clue making light of the situation.