Whatever your personal beliefs about angels, there's little doubt that their influence in culture has been enormous. These five celebrities from different fields all have some connection to angels. This theme was created by Steve West.



Dan Brown

This celebrity goo was created by player Steve West.
Scott Hardie provided the category, made minor changes to the clue provided by Steve, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Friday, March 28, 2014

category: Literature

clue:

explanation: Brown introduced the character Robert Langdon in his novel, Angels and Demons. A major plot point of that novel was an elemental ambigram – a depiction of the words Earth, Air, Fire and Water that when inverted still reads the same. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, and Scott Hardie


John Forsythe

This celebrity goo was created by player Steve West.
Scott Hardie provided the category, made minor changes to the clue provided by Steve, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Thursday, March 27, 2014

category: Television

clue: In an ironic television twist, this goo may be best remembered for a role in which he never made a screen appearance.

explanation: Although well-known for his role as Blake Carrington on Dynasty, Forsythe is perhaps remembered best as the disembodied voice of the titular character Charlie in Charlie's Angels. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Mike Rothstein, and Scott Hardie


Curtis Sliwa

This celebrity goo was created by player Steve West.
Scott Hardie provided the category, made minor changes to the clue provided by Steve, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Wednesday, March 26, 2014

category: Justice

clue: Steamy e-mails and divorces are not exactly angelic.

explanation: Sliwa founded the Guardian Angels, an anti-crime organization, in 1979. Thrice divorced, his last marriage ended with the revelation of several steamy e-mails with Queens Borough President, Melinda Katz. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, and Scott Hardie


Gregg Allman

This celebrity goo was created by player Steve West.
Scott Hardie provided the category, made minor changes to the clue provided by Steve, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014

category: Music

clue: His guardian angel gave him a new liver despite him being no angel himself.

explanation: After contracting Hepatitis C, Allman received a liver transplant in 2010. Allman's song "I'm No Angel" reached #1 on Billboard's Album Rock Tracks chart in 1987. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Mike Rothstein, and Scott Hardie


Clara Barton

This celebrity goo was created by player Steve West.
Scott Hardie provided the category, made minor changes to the clue provided by Steve, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Monday, March 24, 2014

category: Medicine

clue: Founder of the American branch of an international caregiving organization, this goo earned her angelic nickname by tirelessly tending to wounded soldiers.

explanation: Among her many accomplishments, Clara Barton founded the American Branch of the Red Cross. Serving as a nurse in the American Civil War, she was given the nickname, "The Angel of the Battlefield." Often serving in the thick of battle, Barton once had a bullet pass through the sleeve of her dress, killing the man to whom she was administering aid. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, and Scott Hardie


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Spring 2014 Bonus Goos

Relax! You've earned it. After a challenging tournament, it's time to take a break with seven easy goos that won't tax your brain cells too much. The competition is over, so just enjoy these and have fun. Go »