publication date: Friday, November 5, 2004 (part of Round XXIV)
clue: You cannot enter a guess at this entrepreneurial goo if your browser doesn't accept...
explanation: The missing word is "cookies." Fields became famous for starting her own company, Mrs. Fields Cookies, with her own recipes, no money and no training, and turning it into a major player in the industry. more…
solved by: Steve West, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Aaron Fischer, Todd Brotsch, E. M., Christine Marie Doiron, Nadine Russell, Anthony Lewis, Phyllis Persun, Brad Htnck, John Pierpoint, Elizabeth Chesher, and Deirdre DeLay
trivia: Incorrect guesses included Kelly Ripa, Judith Moore, Gwyneth Paltrow, and three for Martha Stewart.