publication date: Tuesday, November 9, 2004 (part of Round XXIV)

category: Illusions

clue: This would-be modern Houdini risks life and limb (or seems to) with remarkable feats of endurance.

explanation: Blaine was a stunt performer whose magic act included highly publicized feats of endurance like being buried in ice for 61 hours and being suspended over London in a box for 44 days without food. The news media tends to refer to him as a modern-day Harry Houdini, a term Blaine does not discourage. more…

solved by: Steve West, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Lori Lancaster, Aaron Fischer, Mihai Rusu, Jackie Mason, Todd Brotsch, Christine Marie Doiron, Anna Gregoline, Nadine Russell, Anthony Lewis, Phyllis Persun, Brad Htnck, John Pierpoint, Elizabeth Chesher, Kevin Laudadio, Deirdre DeLay, and Patti Smith

player landmarks: This was the last goo solved by Patti Smith.

trivia: The image is taken from the cover of Blaine's book of magic history, Mysterious Stranger.


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