publication date: Monday, February 14, 2005 (part of Round XXIV)
clue: The words "my precious" had such a nice ring to them that he muttered them for 500 years.
explanation: Gollum was a character in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" series, obsessed with a ring that he called "my precious." more…
solved by: Steve West, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Erik Bates, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, David Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Lori Lancaster, Aaron Fischer, Chris McKinnon, Mihai Rusu, Jackie Mason, E. M., Christine Marie Doiron, Lori S., Marc Kelley, and Scott Smart
player landmarks: This was the first goo solved by Chris McKinnon.