publication date: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 (part of Summer 2019)

category: Religion

clue: This sex-positive, anti-socialist guru spent decades influencing the culture of his native India, and also inspired a terrorist attack in Oregon.

explanation: Rajneesh was an Indian guru who spent the 1960s and 1970s making controversial speeches in India. He relocated to Oregon in 1981, where his followers attempted to sway elections in their favor by poisoning 751 people in 1984, and he was deported shortly afterward. more…

difficulty: hard

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


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