Location: School of Fish
Depth: 249

Solution to Three's the Charm

by Kaia Dekker


Each clue refers to a person who often is referred to by three names, though the puzzle only gives the lengths for the first and third names.

The first letters of the second names spell out WOLFGANGMOZART. Again, find the second name: AMADEUS, which is the answer.

Self-reliant essayist that advised attaching wagons to celestial bodies ralph Waldo emerson
Person who was the first to transport silk commercially – at least by air philip Orin parmelee
Actress who knows what you five did last summer jennifer Love hewitt
Despite his name, this author does not make barrels; likewise, his most famous character isn't a particularly sharp dresser james Fenimore cooper
The creator of Macondo (a district of Colombia) gabriel García márquez
Singer who is fond of telling people she hopes they dance, including George W Bush and Nobel Peace laureates lee Ann womack
She encourages you to get physical - at least, if you're the one that she wants olivia Newton john
He plays The Doctor opposite Christopher Eccelston; his version is decidedly more serpentine joshua Gordon levitt
Though she wrote about good wives and old-fashioned girls, this author was a feminist who took her pen name from a prominent women's college louisa May alcott
He was the first American to have an element named after him, and also lent his name to two national labs ernest Orlando lawrence
She got her start as Annie, but her breakout role was opposite Zorro catherine Zeta jones
This wizardly inventor had the bright idea to nickname his first child "Dot" and his second child "Dash" thomas Alva edison
Despite being an American, he wrote mainly of nobility: red princesses and a jungle lord edgar Rice burroughs
If you were a teen in the 90s, you may have found it an improvement to deck your home's walls with this heart-throb's poster jonathan Taylor thomas