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Players this season: Russ Wilhelm (43 goos solved), Samir Mehta (43 goos solved), LaVonne Lemler (38 goos solved), Erik Bates (36 goos solved), Richard Slominsky (32 goos solved), Stan Iwanchuk (31 goos solved), Chris Lemler (22 goos solved), Matthew Preston (16 goos solved), Denise Sawicki (7 goos solved), and Scott Hardie (5 goos solved).

Edgar Allan Poe

A raven, a cask of Amontillado, a black cat, a tale-telling heart, a purloined letter, and a fallen house of Usher are the legacy of this master of the macabre, whose obscurity is nevermore. Go »

W. Somerset Maugham

This mostly gay would-be doctor wrote about human bondage, a razor's edge, and a magician not unlike Aleister Crowley. Go »

Nathaniel Hawthorne

This early American master gave us Hester Prynne, Hepzibah Pyncheon, Dr. Heidegger, and Giacomo Rappaccini. Go »

H.P. Lovecraft

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn. Go »

Mary Shelley

Daughter of philosophers, wife of a novelist, she had plenty of Promethean figures in her life before she created one of her own. Go »

H.G. Wells

This author, who wrote classic novels about time travel, genetic horrors, an invisible person, and alien attacks, created a deep well of science-fiction concepts to inspire later authors. Go »

Arthur Conan Doyle

Holmes, Watson, Moriarty, Lestrade, Adler, Moran -- and even Mycroft -- will live on forever, thanks to the imagination of this British doctor. Go »

Bram Stoker

This Irish novelist and theater manager gave bloodthirsty readers one of the greatest undying villains in all of literature. Go »

L. Frank Baum

Dorothy was disappointed by the "wizard" that she and the scarecrow, tin man, and lion had followed the Yellow Brick Road to meet, but frankly, the real man behind the curtain was this imaginative American icon. Go »

Sax Rohmer

This author roamed between genres like pastoral fantasy, Islamic terrorism, and mummy-based horror, but his most enduring creation was a racist caricature of a crime lord with distinctive facial hair. Go »

Robert Wiene

Long before his career died on the vine when he fled his homeland to escape from Nazis, this expressionist director inflicted his own horror upon the world in films about mad hypnotists and unpunished murderers. Go »

Jules Verne

This Frenchman's heroes made fantastical journeys to the Earth's center, many leagues beneath the sea, around Earth in less than three months, and from here to the Moon. Go »

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan of the jungle and John Carter of Mars are the most famous creations of this popular author of Chicago. Go »

Guy Boothby

This Australian author invented a diabolical doctor villain (no relation to Tesla) and a long-lived magical mummy. Go »

King Midas

Not the muffler repair guy. Who's the king? Go »

Alex Morgan

She's an Olimpique gold medalist and world cup champ. Go »

Micah Johnson

This sniper decided to gun down cops in Dallas before being blown up by a robot. Go »

He Jiankui

For a guy playing God with genetics, He certainly seems surprised at the international controversy that He created. Go »

Henry Ford

This Detroit automaker, who named his international motor company after himself, revolutionized mass production by getting the science of the assembly line down to a T. Go »

Jim Brown

This running back, who went on to star in a dirty dozen or so great movies, was so good that he became synonymous with Cleveland's team. Go »

Benedict Cumberbatch

He's been a master detective, a sorcerer supreme, and a criminal codebreaker. Go »

Michelle Williams

Ever since growing up next to a small-town creek, she's been in big movies about cowboy lovers, violent symbiotes, a circus showman, and a Massachusetts uncle. Go »

Somerton Man

What do a millenium-old book of MIddle Eastern poetry and the genetic implications of the folds of an ear have to do with this murder victim? Not enough to solve the case. Go »

Ken Watson

Christmas will be a little extra special for a UK girl for the next 14 years thanks to this late neighbor. Go »

Halsey

This bi, polar queen of modern pop has a wonderful voice, but her first album was bad and her second album hopeless. Go »

Emily Blunt

In recent years, she's been a British nanny, a train commuter, an FBI agent, and a voluntary mute. Go »

Anthony Davis

This Olympic all-star and his unusually singular facial hair make playing for the Big Easy look easy. Go »

Burt Reynolds

This actor's legacy includes three films and a TV show about smoke, two movies about cannonballs, two movies about long yards, and one movie about 1.5 cops. Go »

Amanda Nunes

This Brazilian bantamweight is currently the ultimate in the Ultimate. Go »

Giovani Faenza

By raising a single digit, anyone can become a villain ready to tie victims to railroad tracks, thanks to this artist. Go »

Travis Kalanick

Above all, this former CEO's ride was marked by calamitous scandals. Go »

David Dao

You may want to give up your seat or you will suffer a broken nose and get dragged off the plane. Go »

Gary Larson

This amateur biologist, married to an anthropologist, drew inspiration from science and nature to drive his out-there comic for fifteen years. Go »

Paul Hollywood

He recently traveled to his namesake city to film the American version of his great baking show. Go »

Todd Howard

As the director of a popular long-running fantasy series, he would have a reputation as one of the elder statesmen of video games, if a recent high-profile flop had not made his reputation radioactive. Go »

Tom Cruise

Ethan Hunt, Jerry Maguire, Jack Reacher, Ron Kovic, Lestat, and Maverick all have this actor in common. Go »

Ted Cruz

He serves Texas in Washington despite roots in Cuba and Canada. Go »

Penélope Cruz

She went to the Caribbean with Johnny Depp, to the Sahara with Matthew McConaughey, to Reno with Patrick Swayze, to Rome with Woody Allen, to the Orient with Kenneth Branagh, and to Gothika with Halle Berry, Go »

Terry Crews

He's tough to categorize: He's been a sitcom star, playing a Brooklyn cop and Chris Rock's dad, and a game show host. He's also a movie star, having played an idiotic president and an expendable action star. But he's also been a pro-football linebacker. And a commercial pitchman. And a public advocate for sexual abuse victims and women's rights. And an artist. And an interior designer. And an author. With five kids, where does he find the time? Go »

Julee Cruise

This Midwestern singer was catapulted to fame, and the stage of Saturday Night Live, when her eerie song for a David Lynch production became an unlikely hit. Go »

Kambri Crews

When she wanted to move to New York and become a professional storyteller, her parents wouldn't hear of it. Go »

Cruz Bustamante

When Californians recalled a Governor and elected a Governator, this man ran against both of them and served under both of them. Go »

Kelleth Cuthbert

For some Internet celebrities, wetter is better. Go »