publication date: Monday, October 11, 2004 (part of Round XXIII)
clue: The first celebrity of the war in Iraq has been mobbed by the media.
explanation: Lynch became famous when she was abducted and rescued soon after the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq. The word "mobbed" is a play on her last name ("lynch mob"). more…
solved by: Steve West, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Erik Bates, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, David Mitzman, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Lori Lancaster, Aaron Fischer, Todd Brotsch, Christine Marie Doiron, Anna Gregoline, Anthony Lewis, Brandie Harrison, Kevin Laudadio, Erin Voss, and Edward Dantes
trivia: This became the final goo presented by itself for an entire week. It was followed by a daily tiebreaker to end Round XXIII, and the game switched to a permanent daily format afterwards.