publication date: Saturday, January 14, 2006 (part of Round XXVII)
clue: If the name of this goo is too hard to discern, then think back to the books that first taught you to learn. He was not a real doctor, but boy was he smart! He invented whole worlds with his words and his art. First a cat in a hat, then a Sam he called Am, then a Grinch just as green as the eggs and the ham. Even though he is gone, his old books still bring joys to a new generation of girls and young boys.
explanation: The clue describes Seuss's books for children and mentions three of his best-known titles: The Cat in the Hat, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas!, and Green Eggs and Ham. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Matthew Preston, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Erik Bates, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, David Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Aaron Fischer, Chris McKinnon, Mihai Rusu, Michael Paul Cote, Justin Hampson, Bob Miller, Jacque Miller, John Julitz, and James Miller
trivia: Scott wrote the clue in anapestic tetrameter, the meter favored by Seuss in most of his books.