LaVonne Lemler won this season on March 2, 2019. There were 90 goos.

Players this season: Russ Wilhelm (88 goos solved), Samir Mehta (87 goos solved), LaVonne Lemler (82 goos solved), Erik Bates (76 goos solved), Stan Iwanchuk (67 goos solved), Richard Slominsky (59 goos solved), Chris Lemler (47 goos solved), Matthew Preston (38 goos solved), Steve West (14 goos solved), Scott Hardie (10 goos solved), and Denise Sawicki (7 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 »

Jayme Closs

After 88 days, the prayers of this Wisconsin girl's mournful family were answered. Go »

Iris DeMent

This double Grammy nominee spent two albums tracing the through line of her life. Go »

Wayne Wheeler

A century ago, America had gotten a little too free-wheeling drunk for some people, like this saloon-hater who led the fight to prohibit alcohol by law. Go »

Sean McVay

When a certain football team needed to break through (head-first) in a tough market after moving to Los Angeles, they were lucky to hire the youngest head coach they could. Go »

Vicente Fox

For being in the order of angels, this wily former president is not too keen on his country picking up the tab for major construction projects. Go »

Steve Burns

Being on a TV show where having a dog that was blue, and trying to figure out why they thought that he was dead from a heroin overdose and being in a car accident, was pretty strange. He was always up for the early show to figure out what three clues were left for him. Go »

Jorge Ramos

Desde México hasta Miami, esta estrella magnético de los medios hace que millones de personas estén conscientes. Go »

Alec Smith

Diabetics may have more access to insulin thanks to the mother of this young man who made a tragic mistake with his own, thanks to insufficient medical insurance and a meager restaurant paycheck. Go »

Kamala Harris

Now that she's in the race, California's former top cop might arrest Trump's progress in 2020. Go »

Douglas Corrigan

Crossing the Atlantic had already been done but always on purpose. Go »

Chance the Rapper

Maybe this is totally random, but with a bit of luck, I think you might make a serendipitous correct guess of this rapper, who gave much of his fortune to the schools of his native Chicago. Go »

Mario Segale

This recently deceased Italian-American man was the landlord to the right people (a video game company) in the right city (Seattle) at the right time (the early 1980s) to get an iconic character named after him. Go »

Les Claypool

This prime example of a funk-metal bassist can still be heard on TV today, performing the theme songs of two long-running adult animation shows on cable. Go »

Thích Nhất Hạnh

He taught Buddhists how to engage and everyone how to be mindful. He fought for peace in life and now finds it in death. Go »

Laurie Metcalf

She's played some very different mothers in movies -- to some screaming teens, a ladylike bird, and a few anecdotal toys -- but her most famous role is a rosy sitcom sister. Go »

Nathan Phillips

This peace activist was at the center of a storm of controversy after he got some teens to turn their frowns upside down. Go »

Nadya Suleman

It wasn't the first six kids that made her notorious. It was the other eight. Go »

Brian Jones

He founded one of the world's biggest "rock" bands, and he didn't have long to regret being fired by them. Go »

Nathaniel Ayers

Two violin strings and a statue of Beethoven led to this musician's notoriety in a series of newspaper columns and a movie that changed his life. Go »

Warren Zevon

I hope you're enjoying that sandwich. That might be a bad example. Oh well, my ride to dancing school is here. Strike up the band! Go »

Mike Trout

Something is kind of fishy about him being the center of attention among his heavenly teammates. Go »

Josh Malerman

He started writing novels while on long journeys on a tour bus in between playing rock concerts. Now one of his novels has become a hit film about a woman, boy, and girl making a dangerous journey while blindfolded. Go »

Burt Shavitz

The alliterative hygiene brand that he co-founded, inspired by his work with apis mellifera, first became successful in Maine. Go »

Jordan Peele

He broke through in comedy as half of a key sketch-comedy duo, but now he's becoming a master of horror with Get Out, Us, and The Twilight Zone. Go »

Mary Surratt

It's usually good to be first except when it comes to executions. Go »

james Rolfe

The personification of classic video game anger. Gen X Nintendo nerds relate to his brand of critical humor. Go »

Robert Young

This actor seems awfully young to have played a medical doctor and wise dad. Go »

Glenn Close

To date, she's been nominated for six Oscars without winning, for indelible performances in movies like The Big Chill, Fatal Attraction, and Albert Nobbs. This year, she's this close to winning with nomination #7. Go »

Freddie Mercury

This rhapsodic singer died in 1991 but lives on as rock royalty. Go »

Victor Hugo Green

If you were black and you wanted to travel in the Jim Crow South, green was the way to go. Go »

Dick Cheney

He's been called a dick and the "president of vice," but he's still the most powerful person ever to hold his particular office. Go »

Alfonso Cuarón

He's made character-driven dramas about a Mexico City neighborhood and a mother too, sci-fi thrillers about paternal children and a force of attraction, stilted romantic films about AIDS and a wealthy Florida woman, and children's-book adaptations about a royal servant and a magic prisoner. Go »

Lee Israel

It takes a writer to impersonate a writer. Go »

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

This Clinton nominee reigns supreme as the most "notorious" justice in the highest court. Go »

Aesop Rock

It's not possible that this kid being a rapper is nothing more than a fable. Go »

Charles Goodyear

This scientist has made rubber for balls and also is very tired after waterproofing other objects so that it will be a good year. Go »

Camila Cabello

She left Fifth Harmony with only four members in order to pursue a solo career, scoring a hit about the capital of her native Cuba. Go »

Naomi Osaka

At the intersection of Haiti, Japan, and the United States, there's this champion athlete, the first Asian #1 player in her sport. Go »

Zendaya

This actress and singer has worked with Bella Thorne, Hugh Jackman, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Kadeem Hardison, and Spider-Man. Go »

Don Shirley

This accomplished pianist and composer bridged the gap between jazz and classical music, but these days he's remembered for using a colorful book to traverse the American south. Go »

James Shields

Being elected Senator from three different states is a unique accomplishment. Dueling with Honest Abe is also. Go »

Laura Hillenbrand

It's a cliché as tired as she is, but this horse girl turned her obsession into a best-selling book, and her career has not been broken by her condition. Go »

Stephen Paddock

His bullets painted the Las Vegas Strip red with blood. Go »

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

This controversial New York Congresswoman's Democratic Socialist agenda has just begun with the color green. Go »

Nicolás Maduro

Venezuela is increasingly being torn in two by this mad man's cling to power, backed by his military. Go »

Christopher Steele

This Brit's claims about foreign intelligence on an American candidate have come to be considered somewhat more flexible than metal. Go »

Matthew Broderick

The producers of his movies don't like him taking a day off for recreation, but he loves the glory in winning games about war. Go »