publication date: Friday, May 19, 2017 (part of Spring 2017)

category: Military

clue: He wasn't very intrepid, and he didn't ride tricycles, but he was British SIS's secret ace-in-the-hole during the Great War.

explanation: Reilly was known as the "ace of spies" for his central role in British intelligence during that period. more…

difficulty: hard

do-over: This was a "do-over" goo, inspired by incorrect guesses for a previous goo.

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Aaron Shurtleff, Jesse King, and Elaine Beckland

trivia: This clue was inspired by incorrect guesses for the previous goos of William Stephenson (code-named Intrepid) and Duško Popov (codenamed Tricycle).


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