publication date: Wednesday, December 1, 2004 (part of Round XXIV)
clue: New York counted on its greatest leader in its greatest conflict. Honest.
explanation: Giuliani was the mayor of New York on September 11, 2001 and was hailed for his calm guidance during the terrorist attacks. The word "leader" in the clue refers to his autobiography, Leadership. more…
solved by: Steve West, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Erik Bates, Mike Eberhart, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Lori Lancaster, Aaron Fischer, Mihai Rusu, Jackie Mason, Todd Brotsch, E. M., Christine Marie Doiron, Anna Gregoline, Nadine Russell, Anthony Lewis, Phyllis Persun, Jesse Vengrove, Brad Htnck, John Pierpoint, Elizabeth Chesher, Kevin Laudadio, Tracey Lewis, Cory Melanson, Bob Degal, Sean Price, JL Reyes, Ryan Stahon, Richard Scoggin, John Faircloth, Justin Smith, Mark Moretto, Jeff Spencer, Jason Cohen, Brennan Holness, Taylor Morrissette, Alberto Bauds, Steve Lowe, Alex Haag, Robert Pino, Evan Robinson, Lindsey Munoz, Josh Yaganeh, and Sarah Lavoie
player landmarks: This was the first goo solved by Jeff Spencer, Alex Haag, Evan Robinson, Sarah Lavoie, Alberto Bauds, Robert Pino, Josh Yaganeh, and Lindsey Munoz. This was the last goo solved by Mark Moretto, Steve Lowe, and Taylor Morrissette.
trivia: The clue mimics the clue for Abraham Lincoln (0194), which was the first goo published after September 11, 2001.