publication date: Monday, July 26, 1999 (part of Round V)

category: Literature

clue: This 'family' man had super bros. and III godfathers.

explanation: The bizarre punctuation in the clue for this goo had multiple explanations. "Family man" was marked with quotation marks to reference the Mafia ties that made Puzo famous. (The Mafia is often called the "family.") There were three "Godfather" films based on Puzo's original novel, up to "The Godfather, Part III." The phrase "super bros." is a play on Puzo's first name, referencing the popular video game Super Mario Bros. more…

solved by: no one!

trivia: This goo was inspired by Puzo's 1999 death.


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