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Middle East A-Z

For each letter A-Z, guess the answer that pertains to the Middle East.
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Last updated: November 19, 2019
First submittedOctober 21, 2015
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Clue
Answer
A
Most commonly spoken language
Arabic
B
Capital of Lebanon
Beirut
C
Term for an Egyptian Christian
Copt
D
Place to see the world's tallest building
Dubai
E
River parallel to the Tigris
Euphrates
F
Bird beloved by the ultrarich
Falcon
G
Another spelling of Djinn
Genie
H
Official language of Israel
Hebrew
I
Country also called Persia
Iran
J
Saudi port on the Red Sea
Jeddah
K
Ethnic minority of Iraq and Turkey
Kurds
L
Region that encompasses
Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon
Levant
M
Muhammad's hometown
Mecca
N
Cairo's river
Nile
 
Clue
Answer
O
Most important export of
the Middle East
Oil
P
The 197th country?
Palestine
Q
Small Gulf state
Qatar
R
Capital of Saudi Arabia
Riyadh
S
Legendary sailor of the seven seas
Sinbad
T
Capital of I
Tehran
U
The U in UAE
United
V
Modest garment for women
Veil
W
What some dervishes do
Whirl
X
Great king of Persia
Xerxes
Y
Oman's neighbor
Yemen
Z
Prophet of a once-popular
Persian religion
Zoroaster
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level 61
Oct 22, 2015
I bet Jerry928 is proud of your clue and answer for 'P'. :D
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level 71
Oct 23, 2015
ah, exactly my thoughts!
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level 73
Sep 19, 2018
Me too, I think Palestine does not get enough attention
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level 78
Nov 6, 2018
I did a whole series of sequels to this.
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level 76
Oct 31, 2015
You need to add Zarathustra as an acceptable answer for Z.
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level ∞
Nov 1, 2015
It would have worked.
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level 74
May 18, 2017
Also, Sprach Zarathustra.
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level 83
Nov 4, 2015
I must've dubbed him Simbad. That didn't work.
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level 71
Mar 8, 2016
Sindbad should also be accepted.
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level 62
Mar 8, 2016
Yes please.
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level 52
Dec 18, 2018
Definitely
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level 31
May 23, 2019
Exactly my thoughts, I missed it.
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level 69
Mar 8, 2016
@#!& that second "X" in Xerxes; kept trying combinations with c's and s's.
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level 77
Mar 8, 2016
Never realized that the ultrarich had more claim to falconry than any other economic group. Is that only in the Middle East?
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level 67
Nov 19, 2019
not sure about it being for the ultrarich, maybe falcons are expensive to keep. But I read a while back that there are a few airlines in that part of the world that allow falcons in their cabins.
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level 63
Mar 8, 2016
Chryptian should be introduced as a term.
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level 78
Mar 9, 2016
Pretty easy. I think if I did this I could have come up with some less goofy answers.
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level 20
Mar 9, 2016
Could you accept zorastor?
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level 56
Mar 10, 2016
I spelled veil v-a-i-l so I didn't get it right.... I guess I just need to learn how to spell veil.
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level 73
Nov 20, 2019
Unless you're a skier.
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level 39
Mar 16, 2016
Should that be "Egyptian Christian"?
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level 81
Jul 22, 2018
yes for some reason it says egytian christians instead
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level ∞
Jun 22, 2019
Fixed
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level 44
Apr 18, 2016
Quite happy I got the answer that was joint last correctly guessed overall!
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level 44
Jun 26, 2016
T (Tel Aviv) can be capital of I (Israel) also.
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level 60
Nov 19, 2019
The capital of Israel is Jerusalem.
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level 27
Dec 19, 2016
"Veil" ??? I am sitting there trying "niqab", "Burqa" "hijab" etc. and it's just "veil"?
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level 63
Apr 26, 2017
Starts with v.
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level 60
Jan 30, 2018
:D I had the same problem - I was trying to come up with some special term for a part of women's clothing and never got it right. The answer is so simple that it's actually quite hard.
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level 77
Nov 19, 2019
Same here.
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level 62
Nov 19, 2019
Me too. Really overthought that one and never landed on the answer.
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level 78
Nov 11, 2017
Pretty soon you're going to have to move the clue from D to J and come up with a new clue for D. Maybe you could feature one or two of the sequels I did at that point (estimated in 2019)? Don't steal my clues without asking me this time. :D
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level ∞
Nov 19, 2019
We'll see if it ever gets finished.
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level 78
Nov 19, 2019
darn it. You took one of my H answers, didn't you? What was the answer on here before? I used to have a chart to make sure I didn't double up anything already used but I don't know where it is now.
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level 78
Nov 19, 2019
I remember now what it was. Holocaust. and the clue was something about Ahmadinejad denying it happened. Good choice to remove it. The reason I requested you ask if you wanted to use one of my answers is just so that I could update my quizzes to ensure no repeat answers. If you do it without telling me then that's difficult. But I can come up with a different H answer for #2. That's one of the easier letters actually.
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level 37
Apr 13, 2018
Will you PLEASE, not cut off the words in answering these quizzes? I am TIRED of always having to delete the "h" left hanging after I type in "Riyadh" before I can continue on to the next answer.
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level ∞
Jun 22, 2019
I've been getting a lot of requests for this. Okay, Riyadh will no longer work without the H.
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level ∞
Nov 19, 2019
We've since received some whining on other quizzes about requiring the extra H. It shows you can't make everyone happy. But I do like it better this way since it rewards proper spelling.
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level 64
May 21, 2018
Why does it say "Capital of I?"
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level 78
May 29, 2018
So as not to give away the answer for "I", which if you look, is Iran.
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level 14
Jun 3, 2018
For J, you could have done Juba
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level 78
May 17, 2019
Counting South Sudan as part of the Middle East is stretching a little bit, and Jeddah is a more important and well-known city anyway.
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level 81
Nov 19, 2019
The rows for N and M are out of order.
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level ∞
Nov 19, 2019
Okay, fixed.
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level 32
Nov 19, 2019
This is the first time I hear of falcons. I always thought that hawk is the equivalent of what we call in French "faucon". It seems English makes a distinction that other languages don't.
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level 67
Nov 19, 2019
That's really strange, they are definitely 2 different birds, but I looked it up in German, Italian and French and all 3 use the same word for both birds
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level 56
Nov 19, 2019
Not gonna lie when I saw the clue for O my first thought was opium.
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level 45
Nov 19, 2019
Qatar isn't the smallest Gulf state as far as I remember. It should be Bahrain. Please do check this
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level 67
Nov 19, 2019
It just says small, not necessarily smallest.
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level 78
Nov 19, 2019
There's some evidence that Muhammad's hometown may have actually been Petra, not Mecca.
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level 48
Nov 19, 2019
The wording for the "G" clue is a little bit confusing. It might be helpful to replace the word "spelling" with something that better captures the relationship between the words "Genie" and "Djinn".
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level 78
Nov 20, 2019
It's actually an alternate spelling of "djinni," with a dash of cross-cultural misunderstanding thrown in as djinni is plural and genie is singular.