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Cold War Decoder

Guess each short answer. Then combine the first letters of each answer to make a famous quote.
Except for the quote, all the answers are a single word
Last updated: September 08, 2015
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Hint
Answer
M
Capital of the USSR
Moscow
R
U.S. panic about communism:
___ Scare
Red
G
Term for a Soviet prison camp
Gulag
O
Event boycotted by the U.S. in 1980
Olympics
R
U.S. propoganda outlet:
_____ Free Europe
Radio
B
City divided into East and West
Berlin
A
Mutually _______ destruction
Assured
C
Missile crisis country
Cuba
H
The H in H-Bomb
Hydrogen
E
U.S. President, 1952-1960
Eisenhower
V
Word that comes before Cong or Minh
Việt
T
Long-time leader of Yugoslavia
Tito
E
Reagan's term for the USSR:
The ____ Empire
Evil
A
The U.S. manned lunar program
Apollo
R
Executed spies Julius and Ethel
Rosenberg
 
Hint
Answer
D
____ and cover
(in case of a nuclear strike)
Duck
O
Most important export of the USSR
Oil
W
Eastern alliance: ______ Pact
Warsaw
N
Western military alliance
NATO
T
UK Prime Minister in the 1980's
Thatcher
H
Country that revolted against
the USSR in 1956
Hungary
I
____ Curtain
Iron
S
First satellite to orbit the Earth
Sputnik
W
Scandal that felled Nixon
Watergate
A
The A in A-Bomb
Atomic
L
President Johnson's first name
Lyndon
L
Congolese leader possibly
deposed by the CIA
Lumumba
 
 
 
Quote
Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall
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level 71
Jun 14, 2015
I hadn't heard of Lumumba; I just read his biography on Wikipedia and it makes for some scary reading.
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level 75
Nov 17, 2015
My Cold War leaders quiz skips on Lumumba, but features Johnson, Eisenhower, Tito and Thatcher.

For the clue about Julius and Ethel I read it wrong. I was trying to think... did they have a famous executioner? What was his name? The only famous executioner I'm aware of is Christian Rath, but he had a pretty memorable name.
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level 60
Nov 17, 2015
Hey, I took that one! I liked how you skipped Ford. Not a fan?
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level 75
Nov 17, 2015
I just didn't think he was that important.
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level 73
Nov 17, 2015
Totally lucked this one out by thinking it has something to do with the city of Lubumbashi in sort of a commemoration for the man. It appears that this isn't the case, just a big coincidence.
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level 39
Mar 19, 2018
Yup
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level 62
Jun 15, 2015
Watergate wasn't related to the Cold War, it just happened within that time period. Maybe replace it with something about the movie WarGames (e.g., "Cold War film starring Mathew Broderick")? That's the only other thing I can think of that begins with a W. Otherwise, I really liked this quiz.
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level 73
Jun 15, 2015
Could use Walter Winchell. The pro-McCarthy journalist. I've only heard of him from Billy Joel's "We didn't Start the Fire." Albeit, Watergate is the easier answer.
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level 58
Jul 3, 2015
I agree that Watergate did not have anything to do with the Cold War. Otherwise, it was a fun puzzle.
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level 70
Nov 17, 2015
Think about the first name of Hiss' chief accuser. Or the city in which Joe McCarthy first claimed to have a list of Communists in the State Department. Can't get more Cold War than that.
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level 67
Apr 23, 2017
Yeah Watergate is a bit out of kilter with the theme of the quiz, although given its fame it is quite guessable, and it doesn't detract from the quiz at all. Not sure anyone outside a few dire hard quizers in the States will get Walter Winchell. I've certainly never heard of him. I think he would be far far to obscure.
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level 67
Nov 18, 2015
Yeah, Watergate doesn't fit but this is one of the best constructed puzzles I've seen. Lumuba was tough. OK, a better W? Lech Walesa. White House (the Soviet one) - "Russian parliament building that became the rallying point for Yeltsin and crowds of Muscovites during the failed coup to overthrow Gorbachev. "
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level 73
Dec 1, 2018
If there's the capital of USSR, the US capital is perfectly valid choice.
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level 82
Jun 15, 2015
Well composed quiz. Especially enjoyed that you put NATO and the Warsaw Pact adjacent to each other.
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level 62
Feb 10, 2017
He had to. That's how you spell "down."
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level 78
Jun 15, 2015
'Red Scare' - the UK expression was 'Reds Under The Bed' - scary times.
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level 57
Nov 13, 2015
Ooooh. That President Johnson.
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level 68
Nov 17, 2015
Andrew missed the Cold War by about 80 years.
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level 57
Nov 17, 2015
I know but my only guess was Andrew!
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level 61
Nov 17, 2015
I got the quote a few letters in, makes the quiz easier.
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level 67
Nov 17, 2015
Me too (but I still missed 2)
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level 64
Nov 17, 2015
Same. As soon as I had M and R for the first two answers, I got the quote.
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level 51
Nov 17, 2015
word
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level 49
Nov 17, 2015
same here
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level 70
Jul 3, 2017
As soon as I saw the 1st answer was "Moscow", I immediately typed out Reagan's quote. Wasn't sure if I'd get it word-for-word, but was pleasantly surprised when all the letters filled in.
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level 44
Nov 17, 2015
A very good quiz. However, I am afraid I am going to make a fresh contribution to the ever-so-(un)popular campaign against JetPunk's overt Americocentrism (which I think is demonstrable and unfortunate): there is no objective reason to characterise the 1980 Moscow Olympic games as the event which USA boycotted. While the boycott was initiated by the US, it was joined by dozens of other countries. Why should the US be singled out? Or, if you do want to single them out, why not say that they started the boycott?
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level 75
Jan 18, 2016
Or you could say, "what event was boycotted by the USA and the USSR?" They took turns boycotting :P
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level 55
Nov 23, 2015
In the quiz making, how do you do it so that the letters appear both when you give the corresponding answer and when you type the quote? I know how to connect them to one answer, but not how to do it to two (or more).
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level ∞
Nov 23, 2015
I wrote some special code for that, so it's not possible using the quiz editor.
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level 75
Jan 18, 2016
Please accept "atom bomb" for "atomic bomb." Both were used historically.
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level 62
Feb 10, 2017
I miss ONE and get only four points?!? What th--?
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level 14
Dec 8, 2017
Next time Jack, write a memo
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level 43
May 22, 2018
Accept atom bomb for atomic bomb.
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level 70
Dec 3, 2018
One of those quizzes that are easy throughout except one question which is difficult.