publication date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 (part of Winter 2019)

category: Justice

clue: A century ago, America had gotten a little too free-wheeling drunk for some people, like this saloon-hater who led the fight to prohibit alcohol by law.

explanation: Wheeler, leader of the Anti-Saloon League, was a leading figure in the prohibition movement that got the 18th amendment ratified on January 16, 1919. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Richard Slominsky, Erik Bates, and Stan Iwanchuk


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