publication date: Wednesday, August 10, 2022 (part of Summer 2022)

category: Government

clue: Despite his attempts to Westernize his father's kingdom, his initials strike fear into the hearts of his enemies, some as far as away as his country's consulate in Istanbul.

explanation: "MBS" is the crown prince and de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia. He has invested heavily in tourism and Westernizing his country's laws, but he has also been linked to a number of acts of violence, most famously the alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, and Richard Slominsky


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