publication date: Friday, June 3, 2016 (part of Summer 2016)

category: Military

clue: He founded the Mongol Empire, conquered most of central Asia, and executed some guy by pouring molten silver and gold on his face.

explanation: The clue was a play on the previous goo of Inalchuq, who was executed by Khan in the manner described. Incorrect guesses for that goo included Genghis Khan, inspiring this goo. more…

difficulty: easy

do-over: This was a "do-over" goo, inspired by incorrect guesses for a previous goo.

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, and Matthew Preston


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