publication date: Saturday, November 6, 2004 (part of Round XXIV)
clue: Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde rarely caught up to this original, insatiable video game hero.
explanation: Pac-Man starred in one of the most popular early video games, forever eating yellow dots ("insatiable") and being chased by the four ghosts named in the clue. more…
solved by: Steve West, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Erik Bates, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, David Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Lori Lancaster, Aaron Fischer, Mihai Rusu, Todd Brotsch, E. M., Christine Marie Doiron, Anna Gregoline, Nadine Russell, Anthony Lewis, Phyllis Joy, Brad Htnck, John Pierpoint, Brandie Harrison, Elizabeth Chesher, Deirdre DeLay, Darynn Malloy, Jody McDermott, and James Anderson
player landmarks: This was the first goo solved by Jody McDermott.