publication date: Wednesday, March 9, 2005 (part of Round XXV)
clue: This high-flying businessman and director once soared the skies, but eventually wouldn't leave his apartment.
explanation: Hughes was a businessman, aviator, and film director who succombed to extreme OCD and misophobia. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Erik Bates, Aaron Shurtleff, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Aaron Fischer, Chris McKinnon, Mihai Rusu, Michael Paul Cote, Jackie Mason, E. M., Christine Marie Doiron, Anna Gregoline, Nadine Russell, Anthony Lewis, Jeff Ball, Scott Smart, and Derek Mueller
trivia: This goo was originally created for an Oscars Week that didn't happen because of the timing of the end of Round XXIV.