publication date: Wednesday, January 5, 2005 (part of Round XXIV)

category: Controversy

clue: This longtime Palestinian spokesman did what everyone least expected: Died peacefully in the hospital as an old man.

explanation: Leader of both the Palestinian Liberation Organization and the Palestinian National Authority, Arafat was a controversial figure who acted as a lightning rod for criticism of terrorist actions carried out in the name of Palestinian freedom, but he died peacefully in late 2004. more…

solved by: Steve West, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Erik Bates, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Lori Lancaster, Aaron Fischer, Mihai Rusu, Todd Brotsch, E. M., Christine Marie Doiron, Anna Gregoline, Nadine Russell, Anthony Lewis, Lori S., John Pierpoint, Scott Baumann, Kevin Laudadio, Tracey Lewis, Cory Melanson, and Stephen Ito

player landmarks: This was the last goo solved by Tracey Lewis.


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