This celebrity goo was created by player Dan Donovan.
Scott Hardie provided the source image, gooed image, category, and difficulty, wrote the clue, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Monday, August 19, 2002 (part of Round XVII)

category: Literature

clue: This author of travel guides revealed the answer to his own goo... 42?

explanation: Among Douglas's best-known books were The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, referenced in the clue as "travel guides." In Life, the Universe and Everything, he famously revealed that the answer to everything is... 42. more…

solved by: Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Erik Bates, Dave Mitzman, Lori Lancaster, Christine Marie Doiron, Anna Gregoline, Kelly Hardie, Edward Tegge, Andy Hubbartt, and Chris Mead

player landmarks: This was the first goo solved by Erik Bates.

trivia: The clue "travel guides" threw off many players, who began guessing authors of actual travel guides.

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