publication date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 (part of Winter 2020)

category: Literature

clue: This postmodern novelist's best known book is about a particular auction lot.

explanation: Pynchon wrote The Crying of Lot 49. more…

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, and Erik Bates

49ers vs. Chiefs: As the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs prepare to face off in Super Bowl LIV, here's having fun with the matchup: Seven goos who, being 49ers or Chiefs, already have a team to root for in the big game.

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