publication date: Wednesday, December 1, 2004 (part of Round XXIV)

category: Government

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, Erik Bates, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, 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, Brennan Holness, Ryan Stahon, Justin Smith, Richard Scoggin, Jason Cohen, Jeff Spencer, John Faircloth, Mark Moretto, Evan Robinson, Robert Pino, Sarah Lavoie, Alberto Bauds, Steve Lowe, Lindsey Munoz, Taylor Morrissette, Alex Haag, and Josh Yaganeh

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.

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