publication date: Monday, June 6, 2005 (part of Round XXV)

category: Literature

clue: Dis Floridiuhn goo's uhn inspiration fo' Alice Walkuh and Toni Mo'son and othuhs uh th' sort.

explanation: Hurston was a controversial Floridian novelist whose characters mimicked the African-American dialect of the early 1900s, as demonstrated in the clue. Alice Walker and Toni Morrison had both been influencial in her rediscovery. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Chris McKinnon, and E. M.


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