publication date: Monday, April 29, 2002 (part of Round XVII)
clue: A mansion, a bathrobe, and a pipe are the trademarks of this salesman of smut.
explanation: Hefner was the founder and longtime publisher of Playboy magazine ("smut"). He became well-known for his bachelor lifestyle and his Playboy Mansion, rarely being seen without a bathrobe and pipe. more…
solved by: Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Mike Eberhart, Dave Mitzman, Aaron Fischer, Jackie Mason, Anna Gregoline, Kelly Stokes, Edward Tegge, Jeff Flom, Andy Hubbartt, D. R., Dan Donovan, Chris Mead, and Matt Babula
trivia: This goo was almost mistakenly included in the previous round, which was primarily intended to celebrate famous women.