publication date: Sunday, October 6, 2019 (part of Fall 2019)

category: Crime

clue: In real life, this Jersey mobster moved to Texas in the witness protection program, but not before inspiring a famous TV character.

explanation: Palermo is often said to have inspired Tony Soprano of The Sopranos. more…

difficulty: medium

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


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