publication date: Tuesday, November 23, 2004 (part of Round XXIV)
clue: You're not going to land the answer to this goo by writing to some newspaper for advice.
explanation: Landers was an advice columnist in the syndicated press until her 2002 death. The word "land" was a play on her last name. more…
solved by: Steve West, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Erik Bates, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, David Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Lori Lancaster, Aaron Fischer, Jackie Mason, Todd Brotsch, E. M., Christine Marie Doiron, Anna Gregoline, Nadine Russell, Anthony Lewis, Phyllis Joy, Brad Htnck, John Pierpoint, and Deirdre DeLay