publication date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 (part of Summer 2016)

category: Exploration

clue: Every red son of central Central America knows this founder's name.

explanation: de Alvarado, nicknamed "Red Sun," explored and conquered much of Central America, founding modern-day Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. more…

difficulty: hard

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


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