Chess enjoyed a resurgence in popularity during the pandemic, so seven goos representing the pieces and concepts of the game should be well received. Can you outmaneuver these tricky goos to win? All seven of these goos were created by player Chris Lemler, and these are his only goos for the Fall 2021 season.



Rick Harrison

This celebrity goo was created by player Chris Lemler.

publication date: Saturday, October 9, 2021

category: Television

clue: This star from North Carolina may not be able to pawn away his queen's silver and gold to his own shop.

explanation: Rick Harrison is an American businessman, reality television personality, and owner of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop which is featured on the History series Pawn Stars. more…

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, and Scott Horowitz


Keith-Lee Castle

This celebrity goo was created by player Chris Lemler.
Scott Hardie rewrote the clue and rewrote the explanation provided by Chris.

publication date: Friday, October 8, 2021

category: Movies

clue: This British actor wouldn't trade places with anyone after a successful film career playing a weasel in the willows, a psycho opposite Chucky, and a vampire diarist (after coincidentally being Dracula on TV).

explanation: Keith-Lee Castle is a British actor who played Clarence Weasel in The Wind in the Willows, Bill "Psychs" Sykes in Seed of Chucky, Eddie Strode in Vampire Diary, and Count Dracula in Young Dracula. "Trade places" is a reference to the chess term castle. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, Denise Sawicki, and Erik Bates


Emily Wickersham

This celebrity goo was created by player Chris Lemler.
Scott Hardie made minor changes to the clue and made minor changes to the explanation provided by Chris.

publication date: Thursday, October 7, 2021

category: Television

clue: This TV actress plays a special agent named after a chess piece and may remember me as a P.I.

explanation: Emily Wickersham played on NCIS as Special Agent Eleanor Bishop. Chess is a play on word on her character name. She played in a movie Parco P.I. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Denise Sawicki, and Erik Bates


Charles R. Knight

This celebrity goo was created by player Chris Lemler.
Scott Hardie replaced the difficulty, made major changes to the clue, and made minor changes to the explanation provided by Chris.

publication date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021

category: Art

clue: Only to move three places on the board isn't very far, but some prehistoric animals have traveled much further, all the way into modern museums and the popular imagination, thanks to this painter who did his best work at night.

explanation: Charles R. Knight was an American wildlife and paleoartist best known for his detailed paintings of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Denise Sawicki, and Erik Bates


Evelyn King

This celebrity goo was created by player Chris Lemler.
Scott Hardie made minor changes to the clue and made minor changes to the explanation provided by Chris.

publication date: Tuesday, October 5, 2021

category: Music

clue: After you get done capturing this piece to end the game, you may need sparkling wine to celebrate your victory. Who's the king?

explanation: Evelyn "Champagne" King is an American singer. She is best known for her hit disco single "Shame," which was released in 1977 during the height of disco's popularity. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Denise Sawicki, Erik Bates, and Scott Horowitz


Queen Harrison

This celebrity goo was created by player Chris Lemler.
Scott Hardie replaced the difficulty, made minor changes to the clue, and made major changes to the explanation provided by Chris.

publication date: Monday, October 4, 2021

category: Sports

clue: This upstate New Yorker might be able to capture the king. but putting him in checkmate might not be that easy unless she was running and jumping over hurdles and finishing in 55.88 several Olympics ago.

explanation: Queen Harrison is an American hurdler and sprinter who competed in the 400 metres hurdles at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Harrison was eliminated in the 400 meter hurdles semifinals after finishing with a time of 55.88 seconds. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Denise Sawicki, Erik Bates, and Scott Horowitz


Jean Rook

This celebrity goo was created by player Chris Lemler.
Scott Hardie made minor changes to the clue and made minor changes to the explanation provided by Chris.

publication date: Sunday, October 3, 2021

category: Opinion

clue: She expressed her opinions daily in her column, and was the first lady to write in the Sunday paper as a private eye (at least in parody form).

explanation: Rook was a English journalist dubbed The First Lady of Fleet Street for her regular opinion column in the Daily Express. She was also, along with Lynda Lee-Potter, a model for the Glenda Slagg column in the satirical magazine Private Eye. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Denise Sawicki, and Erik Bates


Other Themes in Fall 2021

Never Forgotten

The tragic terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 changed the world in many ways, not least by robbing it of so many decent people whose loss will never be forgotten. As America marks the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, here's remembering seven of the souls lost that day, may they rest in peace. Go »

Nine-Nine Family Reunion

The recently-concluded comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine was a hit with critics and audiences, getting picked up for three more seasons after an outcry over its premature cancellation. But the improv-comedy ringers in its cast have more in common than the show: Many of them have famous relatives. If the precinct had a bring-your-family-to-work day, could you recognize these seven famous faces in the building? Go »