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Country Decoders #1

Guess each short clue that relates to the hidden country. The first letter of each answer will spell the country's name.
Quiz by Kestrana
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Last updated: April 13, 2016
First submittedJanuary 8, 2015
Times taken17,275
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Country #1
G
Brothers who collected fairy tales
Grimm
E
Scientist who proposed relativity
Einstein
R
One of Europe's longest rivers
Rhine
M
2005 Spielberg Olympics drama
Munich
A
Neighboring country
Austria
N
Sea bordered by this country
North
Y
Wintertime pagan holiday
Yule
Country Name
Germany
 
 
 
Country #2
M
Sea between Africa & Europe
Mediterranean
O
Fruit used to make oil
Olive
R
Capital of this country
Rabat
O
Not occidental
Oriental
C
Clash song: Rock the ______
Casbah
C
Movie with Bergman & Bogart
Casablanca
O
Desert refuge
Oasis
Country Name
Morocco
Country #3
B
Infamous hairy pirate
Blackbeard
A
Word that means "island chain"
Archipelago
H
Second largest island in the Caribbean
Hispaniola
A
What King Edward VIII did in 1936
Abdicated
M
Largest city within 100 miles of this country
Miami
A
Ring-shaped coral reef
Atoll
S
America's Cup sport
Sailing
Country Name
Bahamas
 
 
 
Country #4
V
"You" in French, formally
Vous
I
Peninsula this country is located on
Indochina
E
Not western
Eastern
T
Lunar New Year celebration
Tet
N
Most common family name in this country
Nguyen
A
Military herbicide: _____ Orange
Agent
M
River flowing through 6 countries
Mekong
Country Name
Vietnam
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level 82
Apr 12, 2016
Wouldn't "Barbarossa" also fit the pirate clue? Starts with the right letter, was infamous, pirate and the name means Red beard.
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level 65
Apr 22, 2016
But he doesn't have anything to do with Bahamas...
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level 37
Jul 13, 2016
Im never going to take any buildawall quizzes.
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level 55
Aug 20, 2016
Barbarossa was a Holy Roman emperor. He has nothing to do with pirates, and nothing to do with Blackbeard smh
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level 74
Oct 11, 2016
There were others: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbarossa
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level 72
Apr 12, 2016
I got a bit stuck on the "fruit" question - I always buy olives from the vegetable section of the supermarket.
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level 71
Sep 3, 2017
Yep, that one had me hung up for a while too.
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level 60
Apr 16, 2016
Nice work, Kestrana!
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level 54
Jun 9, 2016
I kept thinking of Rhoyne for the river in Europe. I should quit the ASOIAF forums.
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level 37
Jul 13, 2016
You should have a different clue for the Rhine, as there are many many rivers in Europe and it could take a while to work it out. Otherwise, good quiz!
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level 74
Jul 13, 2016
But how many beginning with 'R', which are among Europe's longest, are associated with Germany?
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level 37
Jul 13, 2016
And its 'Vouz', not 'Vous'
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level 63
Jul 13, 2016
No, indeed.
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level 43
Jul 22, 2016
Nope.
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level 24
Aug 20, 2016
I wouldn't know.
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level 66
Apr 6, 2017
No
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level 43
Aug 22, 2017
It is certainly vous
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level 58
Oct 28, 2018
Parlez-vous fran├žais, AlfieJMD? << Vous >> finit avec la lettre << S >>.
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level 49
Jul 13, 2016
I think this is unlike normal decoder quizzes. For some clues, you have to know the hidden country before you can know the answer, although possible candidates are not that many.
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level 61
Jul 13, 2016
Precisely! For that reason, I rate this as a one-star quiz. It work with a good premise, but its execution is problematic.
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level 64
Jul 13, 2016
I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the quiz, but these quizzes were intended to work similar to crossword puzzles, where you work back and forth from the answer to the clues and the clues to the answer to solve the puzzle. The clues taken as a whole should help determine the country, along with letters from a few of the easier clues. The rest of the clues should be easily solvable after the country is known. If you're really stuck, well there's only 43 countries with seven letters... ;)
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level 48
Dec 22, 2016
That's nice. How considerate and thoughtful Quizley. It's actually a really good quiz. Well done.
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level 66
Apr 6, 2017
I actually loved working back-and-forth. Very entertaining quiz
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level 58
Mar 10, 2019
I agree with @Antofagasta and @TinklePork whole-heartedly.
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level 58
Mar 10, 2019
And oh look! a one-star quiz has been featured. Joking. Great quiz, by the way. More of this please!
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level 63
Jul 5, 2019
I really liked this one ( though personally slightly on the easy side, I didnt get 100% (never heard of tet or cashbah) but the ones I did get I knew without having to think about it ( which feels more fullfilling)

To counter the one star I ll give you 5 :D I like that you can work backwards. (though I think it would be 4, 5 for the idea but 4 cause it could imo be balanced a bit better, but opinions differ, seeing how only 40%got indochina and 46% atoll to name a few lower ones that I wouldnt have thought were that hard)

Btw anyone else read desert refugee instead of refuge?

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level 67
Jul 13, 2016
Didn't have a problem with that. Generally, you can work out enough of country to severely restrict possibilities. Vietnam is probably the toughest, having the most of those, but there aren't that many V countries, and only 2 on peninsulas. With Germany and Morocco, you have all but 1 or 2 letters to guess the country.
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level 76
Jul 14, 2016
As Kestrana explained, the 'back and forth' between the clues and the answers is part of the fun! And, even so, I didn't find the quiz especially difficult. Would love to see more of these; and perhaps more difficult ones!
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level 64
Jul 14, 2016
Thank you :) You are in luck, Country Decoders #2 will be featured in August and Country Decoders #3 is not a featured quiz but it is pretty hard.
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level 61
Jul 14, 2016
Can you change America's Cup clue? I thought about Soccer because of Copa America.
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level 64
Jul 14, 2016
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America%27s_Cup
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level 49
Jul 29, 2016
Is anyone else surprised that the Vietnam clues make up the bottom four on the stats? That was the only country I fully guessed.
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level 70
Aug 8, 2016
You may like or dislike a quiz but should respect the time and effort put in to compiling them,without these this site wouldn't exist .
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level 54
Mar 26, 2017
Good quiz, I appreciate those that take the time and effort to put themselves out there and construct a quiz for us to do.
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level 67
Aug 8, 2017
My mother has a Vietnamese student this year (She's a teacher) and his name is Phuc Le, which caused a ton of trouble when making an online class because APPARENTLY everything else had been taken using those letters except for ElChup. So now this poor kid is named El Chup.
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level 38
Mar 16, 2018
EXCELLENT quiz, Kestrana! Please do more as time permits and ignore the serial nitpickers.
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level 38
Jul 22, 2018
By the way, to all you nitpickers: In every case I got the name of the county before the individual answers, so what's your point, exactly?