publication date: Thursday, December 9, 2004 (part of Round XXIV)

category: Dance

clue: This Russian achieved her dream of being one of the greatest ballet dancers through dogged determination.

explanation: Pavlova, born in St. Petersburg, is considered among the best ballet dancers in the history of the form. The word "dogged" is a hint at her last name (via Ivan Pavlov and his famous dogs). more…

solved by: Steve West, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Lori Lancaster, Aaron Fischer, Mihai Rusu, Jackie Mason, Todd Brotsch, E. M., Christine Marie Doiron, John Pierpoint, Jeff Ball, and Kevin Laudadio

trivia: This goo was created to represent Russia in the Goo World Tour in early 2004.


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