Russ Wilhelm won this round on January 31, 2024. There were 31 goos.

Players this round: Russ Wilhelm (31 goos solved, a perfect score), Richard Slominsky (24 goos solved), LaVonne Lemler (22 goos solved), Steve West (22 goos solved, a perfect score), Erik Bates (14 goos solved), Scott Hardie (6 goos solved), Chris Lemler (5 goos solved), and Jason Jones (3 goos solved).

Ariana DeBose

She couldn't wish for a better roles than Hamilton or West Side Story. Go »

Cloris Leachman

Notorious for frightening horses, this landlady gained fame from a Texas movie theater. Go »

Gutzon Borglum

Ironically, prior to designing "Shrine of Democracy," this sculptor initiated the carving of confederate leaders on a different mountain. Go »

Rudyard Kipling

This once-celebrated author of a famous jungle book has been reassessed in the same light as the ugly imperialism that informed his poems like "Mandalay" and "The White Man's Burden." Go »

Aldo Leopold

He stressed an ecologic ethic and the importance of predators in the balance of nature. Go »

Viola Davis

Mike Colter was bulletproof on TV, but his cousin gets away with murder in her better roles, as a woman king, a first lady, a suicide squad leader, and an EGOT recipient. Go »

Adam Granduciel

This indie rocker's grand creative partnership with Kurt Vile ended when they couldn't wage war together. Go »

Kurt Angle

Not many WWE and TNA wrestlers have Olympic gold medals in the sport, making it an unusual angle for his career. Go »

Sheryl Sandberg

Facebook's longtime #2 had to lean in to find success as a woman in technology. Go »

Adam Schlesinger

Before his death from COVID, he tried impressing Stacy's mom with his bass playing, but his list of TV theme song compositions might have been more of an accomplishment. Go »

Cory Booker

This Garden State senator and 2020 presidential candidate couldn't feel more at home in D.C., as if he was born there. Go »

Pat Weaver

This legendary NBC executive shaped television as a medium in ways still felt today (and tonight), such as networks developing their own shows and selling advertising time to sponsors instead of being at the mercy of sponsors producing their own shows. Go »

Damion Green

Serving on the city council of a small Pacific Northwest town doesn't involve advanced math, but first you have to add one just to get there. Go »

Clyde Cessna

An early aviation pioneer, his first attempts to build an airplane met with consistent failure, leading him to pledge that he would successfully build his plane and then set it on fire and quit the business. Go »

Robert Duvall

This actor demonstrated enough tender mercy to win an Oscar in 1984, but he was also nominated for six other films in his long career: The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, The Great Santini, The Apostle, A Civil Action, and The Judge. Go »

Kingsley Ben-Adir

He's been cast in roles as diverse as Malcolm X, Barack Obama, and Bob Marley, but so far he has not won an Oscar for playing Mahatma Gandhi. Who's the king? Go »

Yusef Salaam

This year, he became a city councilman in the same New York that once falsely imprisoned him and four other young men for a 1989 crime that was central to the city's self-perception as being overtaken by violence. Go »

Fran Allison

Exclusively human, on her show she acted as mentor and voice of reason. Go »

Vincent Perez

He has played such European cultural figures as Oskar Kokoschka, Eddie Barclay, and Denis Diderot, but he's better known for going to Indochina and playing an avian superhero. Go »

Tom Scott

After gaining early fame for teaching Britons about the zombie apocalypse and how to talk like a pirate, he went on to teach YouTube viewers about the basics of language, geography, and science, despite technical difficulties along the way. Go »

Tom Scott

Here's the express form of his long resume: He played on "Billie Jean," "Saving All My Love for You," and "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" He was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live and co-founded the Blues Brothers Band. He wrote the theme songs for Family Ties and Starsky and Hutch. He was the musical sideman to Pat Sajak and Chevy Chase in their late-night talk shows. Go »

Tom Everett Scott

You might have seen him in Paris playing a werewolf, in South Los Angeles playing a detective, in La-La Land playing a husband, in Pennsylvania playing a drummer, or on campus playing an (almost) dead man. Go »


He took over Edd Gould's world, made a "movie" about four consecutive keys on a keyboard, and made another web series so hyper that it's named after two words of comic book onomatopoeia. Go »

Tim Scott

This southern senator won't be the Republican nominee for president in 2024. Go »

Thomas A. Scott

If you've ever owned the second railroad in Monopoly, then you have something in common with this Abraham Lincoln war adviser and reviled "robber baron" of industry. Go »

Kristin Scott Thomas

A patient Englishman and a whispering horseman are two of the many on-screen loves of this actress in her long career. Go »

Luke Littler

Like a sharp projectile hitting a bullseye, this British sports sensation (and almost champion) has gotten to the heart of a debate over minimum age requirements in sports, given that he's not old enough to drink in the pubs where his game is most often played. Go »

Ken Kesey

He gained the inspiration for his most famous novel while working at a veteran's hospital. Go »

Marcia Strassman

As if being married to Woodman's nemesis wasn't enough, pretending his punchlines were funny should have won her an Emmy. Go »

Tom Arnold

This questionably talented Iowan married (briefly) a questionably talented, eponymous sitcom star. Go »

Hugh Brannum

I always envision this children's show actor staring into his dressing room mirror shouting, "Screw the Captain! I'm the star!" Go »