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Massimiliano Fuksas

publication date: Friday, July 6, 2012

category: Architecture

clue: When Shimon Peres needed a place to work toward Middle Eastern peace, he turned to this architect.

explanation: Among Fuksas's many buildings is the Peres Center for Peace in Tel Aviv. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Steve Dunn, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Erik Bates, Ryan Dunn, and Elaine Beckland


Francesco Totti

publication date: Thursday, July 5, 2012

category: Sports

clue: He loves his hometown so much, he has played his entire football career playing for the club named after it.

explanation: Totti played for F.C. Roma. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Aaron Shurtleff, Erik Bates, and Elaine Beckland


Violante Placido

publication date: Wednesday, July 4, 2012

category: Movies

clue: This singer with an oxymoronic name has starred in recent movies with George Clooney and Nicolas Cage.

explanation: Placido starred in The American and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. more…

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, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Erik Bates, Ryan Dunn, and Elaine Beckland


Max Biaggi

publication date: Tuesday, July 3, 2012

category: Sports

clue: This 2010 world champion is known in motorcycle racing as the Emperor.

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, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Erik Bates, Tony Peters, Ryan Dunn, and Elaine Beckland


Ennio Morricone

publication date: Monday, July 2, 2012

category: Music

clue: Spaghetti westerns like The Good the Bad and the Ugly and A Fistful of Dollars were given their legendary scores by this renowned composer.

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, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Erik Bates, Tony Peters, and Elaine Beckland


Other Themes in Summer 2012

Avenge This

The Marvel superheroes might be Earth's mightiest box-office hit, but they don't have a monopoly on their character concepts. These five celebrities are strongly associated with one Avenger each. Go »

In the Doghouse

The dog days of summer are here: This week, Celebrity Goo Game goes to the dogs, nominally speaking. Fetch the right answers and try not to waste time barking up the wrong tree. Go »

Dragons of Skyrim

The best-selling video game Skyrim puts players in a fantasy realm where they must learn the ancient language of dragons to save the world. In the spirit of the game, these five celebrities have all spoken "Dragonese" at some point in their acting careers. Go »

Up and Down the Dial

Even in today's digital age, radio remains a vital source of entertainment and information for millions of Americans. These five people work in different genres but have all gained fame on the radio. Go »

C is for Cookie

Oatmeal raisin, peanut butter, macaroon... Everybody has a favorite kind of cookie. You might see your favorite this week, which features five celebrities who share their names with kinds of cookies. Treat yourself to a plate if you get all five right. Go »

Arkham Asylum

Riddle me this: You are Batman, the caped crusader. Five of your most dangerous enemies have broken out of prison, and are masquerading around Gotham City as celebrities. Can you catch them and return them all to Arkham Asylum before the week is up? Go »

Senseless

We use vision, hearing, touch, smell, and taste to understand the world around us. But not everybody is fortunate enough to have all five senses. Each of these five celebrities is missing a single sense, some defined by the loss and others triumphant over it. Go »

Carrying the Torch

Do you have Olympic fever? This two-week theme will challenge your knowledge of the 2012 Olympic athletes, first with five from Team USA, and then with five from foreign countries. Solve them all and you'll get even closer to taking home the gold in the tournament to follow. Go »

Summer 2012 Tournament

Who's the fastest draw in town? For a few weeks, you'll be pitted against other players one-on-one, until you solve goos faster than everyone else or run out of chances. Develop a quick trigger finger or your name will be etched on a tombstone. Go »

Summer 2012 Bonus Goos

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