publication date: Friday, January 16, 2004 (part of Round XXI)
clue: There's no getting out of it now; this round is a lock.
explanation: Houdini popularized the entertainment form known as escapism, in which a performer would have to escape from a locked cage or other trap ("getting out of it"). more…
trivia: This goo was hyped as a very difficult goo, despite the celebrity being very well-known even eighty years after his death. Scott hoped that players would think he was an inventor of locks.