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Country Decoders #2

Guess each short clue that relates to the hidden country. When completed, the first letter of the answers will spell out that country's name.
A couple clues don't really relate to the hidden country, sorry!
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Last updated: May 18, 2016
First submittedJanuary 8, 2015
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Country #1
E
Midpoint globe line
Equator
C
Neighboring country
Colombia
U
Heritage Site org
UNESCO
A
Incan mountain chain
Andes
D
World's largest fruit company
Dole
O
Spanish for gold
Oro
R
Synonym for jungle
Rainforest
Country
Ecuador
 
 
 
Country #2
I
Desert-dwelling goat
Ibex
S
King David's son
Solomon
R
Muslim month of fasting
Ramadan
A
Biblical patriarch
Abraham
E
Evacuation; migration
Exodus
L
Fillet of brined salmon
Lox
Country
Israel
Country #3
F
3-letter pine tree
Fir
I
Solid dihydrogen monoxide
Ice
N
Term for five northern countries
Nordic
L
He had 95 theses
Luther
A
Circle found near 66°N
Arctic
N
Neighboring country
Norway
D
Person who rules a duchy
Duke
Country
Finland
 
 
 
Country #4
M
Yucatan civilization
Maya
E
Spanish word for Spanish
Español
X
Marimba or glockenspiel relative
Xylophone
I
Famous pyramid: Chichen ____
Itza
C
Generic term for a hot pepper
Chili
O
Some call it black gold
Oil
Country
Mexico
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level 76
Apr 12, 2016
Thanks for the quiz. Please accept duchess as well as duke.
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level 64
Apr 15, 2016
Duchess will work now.
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level 77
Apr 12, 2016
I like these, fun. Small point, shouldn't it be: Chichen _______
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level 64
Apr 15, 2016
Fixed, thanks.
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level 71
Apr 12, 2016
Very creative quiz. Congratulations!
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level 72
Apr 12, 2016
Agree!
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level 77
Apr 14, 2016
Why not "cayenne" instead of "chili"?
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level 71
May 15, 2016
Or chipotle, for that matter. They all fit the clue.
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level 63
Aug 21, 2016
The clue is "generic term"
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level 82
Apr 15, 2016
I am a bit at a loss about how "Person who rules a duchy" specifically relates to the country in question?
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level 64
Apr 15, 2016
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Duchy_of_Finland
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level 66
Jun 18, 2016
Still very far fetched. There were hardly any dukes around here, most of them nominal.
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level 64
Jun 19, 2016
If you have a more appropriate suggestion for "D", that would be the most productive use of this discussion. Thanks :)
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level 45
Aug 20, 2016
Producer of Bergman directed film Fanny och Alexander
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level 66
Aug 21, 2016
Could find a way to work in a denmark question for the D
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level 44
Aug 22, 2016
Like...what letter does Denmark begin with? :)
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level 70
May 1, 2016
fun quiz! I also thought about cayenne pepper. Also, there is the fir tree, but there is also the fig tree. Can both work?
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level 64
May 17, 2016
Nice quiz but what abour oak? It has 3 letters as well
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level 76
Aug 23, 2016
Neither oak nor fig is a pine tree. Actually, neither is a fir, but at least it's an evergreen, which would make a better clue than pine, IMO.
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level 64
May 17, 2016
I've clarified the clues about peppers and trees to be more specific.
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level 80
Aug 22, 2016
Excellent quiz, thanks for making it. The tree clue needs another tweak, though. A fir is not a pine tree, maybe use evergreen or conifer instead of pine?
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level 66
Jul 8, 2016
For Finland instead of the current answer you could have "Lapland" - where Santa lives. It relates more to the country.
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level 24
Aug 20, 2016
Never heard of Lapland....
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level 48
Dec 22, 2016
What!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wait was that just a joke or
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level 48
Dec 22, 2016
Maybe a bit over the top.
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level 34
Jul 13, 2016
Please accept 'Martin Luther' instead of just Luther.
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level 64
Jul 13, 2016
The answer needs to start with L so I'm sorry but in this context, Martin Luther isn't correct. And Finland is a Lutheran country, so I think its fine to leave as is.
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level 36
Jul 14, 2016
I like these quizzes :) I will never get all the clues but I like working between the clues and the country
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level 68
Aug 20, 2016
I would dispute that rainforest is synonymous with jungle. I live in a rainforest in Washington State, but the nearest jungle is about two thousand miles away.
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level 62
Aug 20, 2016
But this rainforest is in Ecuador, so it is jungle.
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level 76
Aug 23, 2016
Rainforests have thick tree canopies which don't allow many plants to grow beneath them. Jungles have thick vegetation near the ground. A lot of people seem to be using the two terms interchangeably even though they are not the same thing, and I easily got the answer.
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level 48
Dec 22, 2016
Just because it rains in a forest doesn't mean it's a rainforest...
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level 67
Aug 20, 2016
I found this quiz really tricky. Even after seeing some of the answers I have no idea what the question means. "He had 95 of these" ???? What? From reading the comments I see it's about Martin Luther but still not a clue what it relates to especially as he was German not Norwegian. The "term for five northern countries" threw me as well, all I could think was Scandinavia. Much more commonly used than 'Nordic'. Yes, I appreciate Scandinavia starts with an S and the clue needs an N, but when you haven't got the country that doesn't help. Never heard of Lox, Dole (they must trade under a different name in the UK), or chicken Itza.
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level 24
Aug 20, 2016
I agree, but I have heard of Dole I just couldn't think of the word and guessed Dove instead.
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level 69
May 18, 2019
I've never heard of Dole
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level 67
Jul 28, 2019
I've never heard of Dole
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level 37
Aug 20, 2016
Not 'these' but 'theses' my friend, the plural of thesis. Now I was also confused as to what Luther has to do with Finland, but I now read Finland is Lutheran, so there you have it.
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level 67
Aug 20, 2016
Ahhh bleep. Blooming dyslexia strikes again. TBF, I still wouldn't have had a clue about it. Definitely a very very tricky clue.
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level 71
Apr 24, 2017
Strictly speaking, Finland isn't part of Scandinavia, I learned while at school up there. The region of Scandinavia being based on the language and historical ties of Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Iceland and Finland are sometimes called Scandinavian but are more accurately Nordic.
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level 67
May 10, 2017
Nine months on and I STILL can't read. Redid the quiz and read it as "these" again. Gold star for me.
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level 51
Aug 20, 2016
Being picky, I know, but a Fir is not a type of Pine tree, they are both completely separate families of coniferous trees.
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level 79
Aug 20, 2016
Perhaps 3-letter evergreen tree is better than "pine" tree which is not truly correct. Also, the "term for five northern countries" is ambiguous at best and "horrible" at worst, but is likely somewhere in between. Perhaps something can be done to clarify that you are seeking an adjective. I could not think of any synonym for Scandinavia or Lappland that began with N.
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level 67
Aug 20, 2016
Nice quiz. Well over a hundred million Muslims (mostly from South Asia) refer to the holy month as "Ramazan." It would be worth accepting the z as well as the d. Thanks.
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level 57
Aug 20, 2016
How dare you associate Israel with Ramadan
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level 64
Aug 21, 2016
How dare you ignore the fact that many Muslim people live in and around Israel, and that Jerusalem is a holy city for three religions, including Islam.
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level 48
Dec 22, 2016
Ha
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level 63
Jul 5, 2019
So much for love thy neighbour..
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level 57
Aug 22, 2016
Why not Adam for biblical patriarch? He was the big daddy of the bible
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level 25
Aug 23, 2016
I always remember Chichen Itza ... as Itchy Chicken. Thanks, Joel, or more correctly, Sigmund Brouwer.
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level 58
Aug 26, 2016
At the risk of being pedantic, the pyramid is actually called the Temple of Kukulcan; Chichen Itza is the name of the city it's in.
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level 58
Aug 28, 2016
Love Ibex!
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level 55
Dec 30, 2016
Please accept "chilli" with two Ls.
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level 38
Jan 30, 2017
WHY?
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level 84
Mar 7, 2017
Because that is how it is commonly spelt in the U.K.
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level 35
Aug 21, 2017
Seconded.
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level 38
Dec 2, 2019
Excellent quiz! I see nothing wrong with the clue for Duchy. It's amazing how some people with fight tooth and nail to avoid learning something. If you didn't know that a Duke ruled a Duchy, you do now, get over it.