publication date: Friday, July 14, 2017 (part of Summer 2017)
clue: This early Soviet bureaucrat and associate of Stalin spent decades in office, but is better known today as the namesake of an incendiary "drink."
explanation: Molotov inspired the name of the Molotov cocktail. more…
intended difficulty: hard
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, and Jesse King