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, Samir Mehta, Justin Woods, LaVonne Lemler, and Chris Lemler


Similar Goos

Brandon Tartikoff

The visionary executive who rescued NBC and spearheaded so many pop-cultural landmarks of the 1980s (The Cosby Show, L.A. Law, Cheers, Miami Vice, Knight Rider, Family Ties, and many more) deserved more of a tribute than having Punky Brewster's dog named after him. Go »

Tim Schafer

His biggest hits have been full, grim, brutal, and broken. Go »

Lynn Hauldren

His commercials built a Chicago carpet empire on the strength of a very catchy phone number, 800-588-2300. Go »

Bryton Mellott

His criminally unpatriotic choice of expression might have made him an actual criminal under Illinois law. Go »

Robert Redford

Stings, candidates, chases, and horse whisperers have this leading man in common. Go »

Shane Dawson

Anybody can complain on YouTube about how uncool it is to take a selfie. It takes more effort to write a book about hating yours. Go »