Shift Break

by Kiran Kedlaya


These are clues to the identities of famous people, which have been
broken in half and glued back together haphazardly. Reunite the two
halves of each clue and identify the person.

moderated three presidential debates 2000: Jim Lehrer
was named nfl coach of the year 1971: George Allen
produced pet sounds 1966: Brian Wilson
became producer of the beatles 1962: George Martin
was elected senator from illinois 1984: Paul Simon
published tropic of cancer 1934: Henry Miller
published my first hundred years in hollywood 1965: Jack Warner
led mass suicide 1978: Jim Jones
recorded every time you go away 1985: Paul Young
released album reloaded 2003: Tom Jones
left buffalo springfield 1968: Neil Young
allegorized salem witch trials 1953: Arthur Miller
depicted as narrator of goodfellas 1990: Henry Hill
represented pittsburgh in all star game 2004: Jack Wilson
won tony for best actor in a play 1963: Arthur Hill
had simultaneously four plays staged on broadway 1967: Neil Simon
rewrote lyrics to modern major general 1959: Tom Lehrer
hosted academy awards 2001: Steve Martin
created tonight show 1954: Steve Allen

Now notice that these names come in groups of four, such that you can
break two of the names in half, swap, and get the other two (like
Henry Hill, Arthur Miller, Henry Miller, Arthur Hill). One of the sets
is missing a name; that name, Brian Warner, is the answer.