It's a goo ladder, where the clues aren't the only clues! Figure out how each clue is related and this season will be a breeze! These goos were designed to be solved in order of publication, for fun and profit! This theme was created by Erik Bates.



Steven Howard

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

publication date: Friday, February 1, 2013

category: Sports

clue: You could Google the name of this monkey hanger striker who plays for a team a bit down the ladder of English football. Or, you could just look back at the top of this theme's ladder and put it all together.

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


Fisher Stevens

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

publication date: Thursday, January 31, 2013

category: Movies

clue: Don't get lost now, George. This Oscar winner is just down in the cove.

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


Derek Fisher

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

publication date: Wednesday, January 30, 2013

category: Sports

clue: Number 2, 37, and 6, this 5-time champion has played in 229 championship games.

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


Butler Derrick

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

publication date: Tuesday, January 29, 2013

category: Government

clue: Succeeding a man named after a Representative and Secretary of State, and succeeded by a man whose last name is synonymous with a tasty cracker, this former Representative is now a partner at a DC law firm.

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


Gerard Butler

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

publication date: Monday, January 28, 2013

category: Movies

clue: He was once a king of a very small army, but has since taken to bounty hunting and training dragons.

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


Steven Gerrard

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

publication date: Friday, January 25, 2013

category: Sports

clue: Born and bred a red, a captain of club and country.

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


Wallace Stevens

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

publication date: Thursday, January 24, 2013

category: Literature

clue: Come Sunday Morning, you may be disillusioned to see the time has come for building Snow Men at 10 o'clock.

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


William Wallace

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

publication date: Wednesday, January 23, 2013

category: Legends

clue: If this goo were real, he'd be 7 feet tall, shoots fireballs from his eyes and bolts of lightning from his arse.

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


Carter Williams

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

publication date: Tuesday, January 22, 2013

category: Television

clue: This coach ran a good race, but didn't quite survive to the end.

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


Howard Carter

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

publication date: Monday, January 21, 2013

category: Science

clue: Tut, tut, goo guesser. Be the first to discover this discoverer's name, and you'll have this round wrapped up!

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

trivia: When Erik sent the ten "Goo Ladder" goos to Scott, he accidentally left out the categories. Scott appreciated the extra challenge that this created, since it forced him to make the breakthrough about how the goos were related in sequence in order to solve all ten. Scott preserved this when publishing the goos, giving each "???" as the category as long as they were active.


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Triple Trouble

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Sink or Swim

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Born in DC

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Quindecennial

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Winter 2013 Tournament

We may be through with winter, but it's not through with us. While you dig your way out from Nemo, find a few minutes for these tournament goos, which will test your goo-solving skills against fellow players. Go »

Winter 2013 Bonus Goos

Spring is in the air! Enjoy these last few goos before the Spring 2013 season begins in March. Our winner has already been decided (congrats Erik!), so these goos are just for fun, although they will boost your lifetime score if you solve them. Go »