This celebrity goo was created by player Erik Bates.
Scott Hardie made minor changes to the explanation provided by Erik.

publication date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 (part of Spring 2021)

category: Literature

clue: A nursery rhyme inspired the title of this British author's smiling spy novel.

explanation: Le Carré is the author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, the title of which is a twist on a children's nursery rhyme which begins "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor..." The protagonist of the novel is a character named George Smiley. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Samir Mehta, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, and Scott Hardie


Similar Goos

Erma Bombeck

Despite an annual salary of $1,000,000.00, this author refused to hire a maid, insisting it would hurt her ability to write. Go »

Mike Merrill

If you can snip enough shares of this stock, you could have a controlling interest in his life. Go »

Gregory Maguire

Once upon a time, this writer turned public-domain fantasy and folklore into wickedly entertaining adult books, one of which was adapted into a Broadway mega-hit. Go »

Emilie Livingston

Mrs. Goldblum, I presume? Go »

Steve Jackson

Kick down the door and guess this goo, and you may discover the potion of halitosis, which will be quite useful against the floating nose. Go »

Wallace Stevens

Come Sunday Morning, you may be disillusioned to see the time has come for building Snow Men at 10 o'clock. Go »