Steve West won this round on December 31, 2023. There were 31 goos.

Players this round: Russ Wilhelm (31 goos solved, a perfect score), Steve West (25 goos solved), Richard Slominsky (13 goos solved), LaVonne Lemler (11 goos solved), Scott Hardie (5 goos solved), and Erik Bates (1 goo solved).

Art Fleming

Hosting a TV game show is more art than science, but it can be the stuff of dangerous coincidences, as he and his longer-tenured successor both died of the same disease. Go »

Joseph McCarthy

You won't have to investigate as long or hard to find the name of this junior senator from Wisconsin as he did to find Communists who had infiltrated the United States. Go »

Cillian Murphy

At the inception of his career, he needed blinders to avoid getting red eyes. More than 28 days since, well after Batman began, he blew up the box office as Oppenheimer. Go »

Dick Portillo

This ex-Marine sold a lot of hot dogs in Chicago (but not out of his house). Go »

Ed & Lorraine Warren

You don't have to believe in ghosts or demons to believe in this couple's box office potential, from Amityville to Annabelle. Go »

Jim Bowie

Despite making a living as a slave smuggler, killing a sheriff in a knife fight, becoming a Mexican citizen, and dying in bed during a notorious loss in Texan military history, he remains an icon of American history, forever associated with his namesake blade. Go »

Bryan West

To media critics, he's too much of a fan of Taylor Swift. To Swifties, he's not enough of one. Go »

Lee Sedol

This professional dan gave up the stone which he held so strongly after losing to a machine. Go »

Gerry Turner

After giving out a golden ring, he won't be a bachelor much longer. Go »

Jon Heder

Ever since blowing up in a very successful indie film, he has struggled to succeed in Hollywood, mostly playing inglorious athletes stuck on the bench. Go »

Sam Altman

Famous for VC and AI, this CEO first made $$$ from and don't ask Y. Go »

Shelley Duvall

She shared the movie screen with David Hayward in Nashville, Robin Williams in Sweethaven, and Jack Nicholson in the Rocky Mountains. Go »

William King Hale

He spilled Osage blood for the rights to their land, as portrayed by Robert De Niro. Who's the king? Go »

Carrie Nation

All nations were welcomed at Moses's bar, except her (and her hatchet). Go »

Larry Holmes

This pugilist/assassin held the heavyweight title for seven years during which time he handed Muhammad Ali his only defeat of a certain type. Go »

Wilford Brimley

This former marine and stunt man began performing as a character actor in his forties. He was cast often in a role much older than his actual age. Go »

Hailee Steinfeld

Here's something true: To begin your acting career with an Oscar nomination is on the edge of perfect, and that's before you record your first verse in a second pop-music career. Go »

Percy Bysshe Shelley

This Promethean poet wouldn't feel despair—nor envy, calumny, hate, or pain—if you looked upon his works. Go »

Vicki Lawrence

She was in her mid-twenties when she first played the family matriarch that would become a TV icon, lasting from the 1970s to the 2000s. Go »

Rebecca Yarros

Her unfinished empyre of best-sellers is likely to become a TV series. Go »

Shohei Ohtani

"Shotime" will get to shocase his talent in the shobiz capital like a shooff, and that's for sho. Go »

Zelda Rubinstein

Besides playing a recurring role as an eccentric medium, this actress was an activist for others like herself. Taste the rainbow! Go »

Ludwig I

Lots of people have wedding festivities, but getting an entire nation to drink for a month every fall is quite a legacy. Go »

Mika Brzezinski

MSNBC's married morning media moderator. Go »

Plácido Domingo

He is third tenor to no one, except perhaps John Denver. Go »

Andre Braugher

Fans of this recently deceased actor could be excused for wondering if he would receive a police funeral procession, after he played so many memorable TV cops in shows like Homicide: Life on the Street, Hack, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Go »

Philo T. Farnsworth

Do not attempt to adjust the picture! This Mormon inventor held hundreds of patents during his life, but his most influential invention remains one of his first, which he produced at age 14. Go »

Holly Holm

This preacher's daughter held both MMA and boxing championships. Go »

Kari Lake

This longtime local news anchor made headlines herself by running in a 2022 gubernatorial race, but her lawsuits to overturn the unfavorable outcome did not result in her candidacy rising from the ashes. Go »

Mabel Ballin

This silent film star was noted for Bobby the boy scout's bravery when he broke his arm directing. Go »

Frank Capra

This filmmaker's Christmas classic has had a difficult life, from falling into the public domain and thus becoming unprofitable despite endless reruns, to an attempted colorization that was so bad that Congress established the National Film Registry to protect movies from being modified. It's wonderful that the film endures to this day in spite of all of that. Go »