I ban a Christmas meal for a religious reason

I am given some torque for anti-Semitic treason

Drop the last letter for a pizza topping less seen

Of Latin is where this bole of a name hit the scene

Name the Name

  • $\begingroup$ At mention of the pizza topping, I was gonna say Rot13(Byvire) where you can drop the first or last letter for some pizza topping (the first being associated with Rot13(puvpxra)). Unfortunately, [the origin of] this name doesn't fit the other lines. Nice riddle, though! $(+1)$ :D $\endgroup$
    – Mr Pie
    Aug 26, 2018 at 7:23
  • $\begingroup$ Xavier, is the name not the one given by this answer (or the first name specifically)? Not sure if this bounty is still available to be claimed $\endgroup$
    – El-Guest
    Sep 3, 2018 at 19:46
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    $\begingroup$ Sorry, the first name is correct. Forgetting to mark the check is a bit of a bad habit. $\endgroup$ Sep 4, 2018 at 14:55

2 Answers 2


Is the answer:

Oliver Cromwell?

I ban Christmas for a religious reason

Being a puritan

I am given torque for some anti-semitic treason

Signed the death warrant for Charles the first

Drop the last letter for a pizza topping not seen

Oliver to olive

Of Latin is where this bole name hit the scene

On a coin, there was a Latin inscription translating to: Oliver, by the Grace of God of the Republic of England, Scotland and Ireland etc. Protector

  • $\begingroup$ No, I did not take that from user477343 I had no clue until I finished and translated from rot13 in case you thought I was $\endgroup$
    – Duck
    Aug 27, 2018 at 2:12

Purely from the first clue I think it's

Oliver Cromwell, because he famously did this.

  • $\begingroup$ I believe this answer has already been given and was accepted several days ago (see above). In general we encourage posting of new answers to problems rather than repeats. Great answer though! :) $\endgroup$
    – El-Guest
    Sep 7, 2018 at 14:38
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    $\begingroup$ @El-Guest sorry didn't realise. Saw it had a bounty and knew the answer so didn't look at others, will check in future. $\endgroup$
    – AHKieran
    Sep 7, 2018 at 14:50
  • $\begingroup$ No worries! It is a correct guess, at any rate so kudos to you for determining it! $\endgroup$
    – El-Guest
    Sep 7, 2018 at 14:54

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