Summer 2013 Tournament
It's good to be the last one left. In this tournament, players will pair off to see which can solve each day's extra-hard goo faster. When the slower players run out of extra chances, the sole remaining player will be our summer champion.
publication date: Wednesday, August 21, 2013
clue: To Dass, he was a colleague. To Nixon, he was a criminal. To Lennon, he was a friend.
explanation: Leary was strongly associated with Ram Dass, Richard Nixon, and John Lennon, among other figures. more…
player landmarks: This was the last goo solved by Tony Peters.
trivia: Given Leary's association with LSD, Scott considered making a joke in the clue about how the goo looks like an acid trip.
publication date: Tuesday, August 20, 2013
clue: According to her title, she's the best in the world at what she does. Solve this one fast and you can be called the best too.
explanation: Lakshmi hosted Top Chef. more…
solved by: Justin Woods
publication date: Monday, August 19, 2013
clue: If you reach the pinnacle of success in this game, make sure to credit anyone who helped.
explanation: Norgay was a guide who reached the peak of Mount Everest with Edmund Hillary in 1953. more…
publication date: Friday, August 16, 2013
clue: Her stories about extra-close families took her to the top floor of publishing success.
explanation: Andrews was a novelist best known for Flowers in the Attic. Incest and family secrets were a frequent subject of her books. more…
publication date: Thursday, August 15, 2013
clue: Only a crazy person would fail to see this CEO's bright potential.
explanation: Mayer took over Yahoo! in 2012. more…
publication date: Wednesday, August 14, 2013
clue: You can hear in her voice how much she loves numbers, except 3.14.
explanation: Hart was a mathematician known for her enthusiastic YouTube videos, some of which argue against the use of pi in equations. The word "loves" was a play on her last name. more…
publication date: Tuesday, August 13, 2013
clue: He committed mutiny without a diploma, and now he seeks a form of diplomatic immunity.
explanation: Snowden was a government whistleblower and (high-school dropout) who petitioned for amnesty overseas. more…
publication date: Monday, August 12, 2013
clue: Don't shed any false tears for this madman who may or may not have deserved his cinematic fame.
explanation: Ansell was a hunter who survived seven weeks in the Australian wild with no supplies or help, inspiring the film Crocodile Dundee (false tears are also known as crocodile tears). His story was widely doubted and he eventually suffered insanity. more…
solved by: no one!