The tragic terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 changed the world in many ways, not least by robbing it of so many decent people whose loss will never be forgotten. As America marks the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, here's remembering seven of the souls lost that day, may they rest in peace.



Kevin Cosgrove

publication date: Saturday, September 11, 2021

category: Victims

clue: When he called 911 on 9/11, he wasn't ready to die. Nobody that day was. But if his last words could outlive him this long to memorialize the lost and prosecute the guilty, maybe they can live on forever, so that we never forget.

explanation: Cosgrove was a business executive who called 911 from the World Trade Center just before it collapsed. His anguished message that he and his colleagues were not ready to die was played at the trial of 9/11 plotter Zacarias Moussaoui. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, and Aaron Shurtleff


Garnet Bailey

publication date: Friday, September 10, 2021

category: Sports

clue: He won the Stanley Cup with the Bruins, but after he died working for the Kings, they remembered him the next time they won the cup by bringing it to his memorial.

explanation: Bailey's hockey career included a stint with the 1969-1970 Boston Bruins. He was a talent scout with the Los Angeles Kings, who brought the Stanley Cup to Bailey's panel at the 9/11 memorial in 2012. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Erik Bates, and Aaron Shurtleff


John O'Neill

publication date: Thursday, September 9, 2021

category: Mysteries

clue: Conspiracy theories that focused on who had advance knowledge of the 9/11 attacks have often involved this FBI counter-terrorism expert, who investigated the 1993 WTC bombing and expected it to happen again.

explanation: O'Neill was an FBI agent who was involved in numerous counter-terrorism investigations. He was driven out of the agency in August 2001 and took a job as the head of security at the World Trade Center, remarking to a nervous friend that he expected the same terrorists to come back and "finish the job." more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Erik Bates, and Aaron Shurtleff


Ron Bucca

publication date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021

category: Victims

clue: The only FDNY fire marshal ever killed in the line of duty is honored every year by the DIA with an counter-terrorism award given in his name.

explanation: Bucca worked in counter-terrorism for the Defense Intelligence Agency prior to his career in the New York City Fire Department. more…

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Erik Bates, and Aaron Shurtleff


Berry Berenson

publication date: Tuesday, September 7, 2021

category: Family

clue: She went from posing for photographers to taking pictures herself. She's also remembered for her horror-movie husband and son, both of whom were psychos.

explanation: Berenson was a fashion model and photographer. She was married to Anthony Perkins, who played Norman Bates in Psycho and its sequels. Their son Oz, who as a child played a young Bates in Psycho II, went on to a career writing and directing horror movies. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Erik Bates, and Aaron Shurtleff


Barbara Olson

publication date: Monday, September 6, 2021

category: Opinion

clue: The wife of George W. Bush's solicitor general was a regular commentator on CNN and Fox News.

explanation: Olson was married to Theodore Olson, who was the U.S. solicitor general from June 2001 to July 2004. more…

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Erik Bates, and Aaron Shurtleff


David Angell

publication date: Sunday, September 5, 2021

category: Television

clue: This producer must have had angelic good taste in television to co-create hits like Wings and Frasier.

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Erik Bates, and Aaron Shurtleff


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