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Category Elimination - Capital Cities

In each group, name any answer which matches the first category to reveal the second category, then name any answer which applies to both categories to reveal a third, and so on.
Also try the Countries and Top 250 Cities versions!
Answer must correspond to the highlighted yellow box. # = number of possible answers
In this quiz, population refers to only within the "official capital area". Source: Wikipedia
* Between is inclusive, so any capital starting with F, P, or anything in between is valid.
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Last updated: October 25, 2019
First submittedSeptember 25, 2019
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#
Category
45
Capitals in Europe
26
... with a population of less than 1 million
11
... containing the letter S
3
... whose country is more than one word
1
... and whose country is not landlocked
Sarajevo
 
 
 
#
Category
93
Capitals with at least 1 million people
61
... in Asia or Africa
10
... which is in the Southern Hemisphere
5
... ending with the letter A
1
... and whose country doesn't end with A
Kinshasa
#
Category
57
Capitals in the Western Hemisphere
21
... not in North or South America
16
... with an average elevation below 100m
4
... ending in the letter N
1
... and has a mediterranean climate
Lisbon
 
 
 
#
Category
87
Capitals starting with a letter between F and P *
66
... whose country is not landlocked
15
... is in Asia
7
... is south of the Tropic of Cancer
1
... whose country starts with a vowel
Jakarta
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level 86
Sep 25, 2019
Shouldn't it be capitals starting with J and P?
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level 62
Sep 25, 2019
No, the first category of pink asks for capitals starting with a letter between F and P, so starting with F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O or P.
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level 74
Sep 25, 2019
Between F and P would mean from G through O.
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level 62
Sep 26, 2019
inclusive not exclusive
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level 76
Sep 26, 2019
As 'someone2018' noted, "between" suggests exclusive rather than inclusive, as least to the more mathematically inclined. Perhaps saying "...a letter from F to P" would be clearer, as that wording suggests an inclusive list?
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level 62
Sep 26, 2019
The problem is I need the word "between" in there as anything else seemed to confuse people in the Countries versions, suggesting they need F or P, not F to P. Originally on the countries quizzes I used "from _ to _" and got far more complaints because of people misreading it. There's no easy to way to satisfy everybody, but between seems to work best so far.

Also, between to me suggests inclusive, and I'm mathematically inclined! (Given I'm studying mathematics at university). For example, asking for a number "between 1 and 10", is almost always given to be inclusive.
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level 86
Sep 26, 2019
So why not simply remove all answers which begin with F and P? or you could explicitly say "between and including"? I don't know why this is so confusing, just trying to help.
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level 62
Sep 26, 2019
Removing answers beginning with F and P would cause more problems by people trying an F capital and it not working. The "and including" makes the clue too long in my opinion, as it then traverses two lines.

To try and settle this "problem", I've simply put an asterisk at the end (thus not making it too long) and explained it in a caveat.
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level 67
Sep 26, 2019
Could a capital in the western hemisphere, not in the Americas, with an average elevation below 100 meters, ending in "n," with a population below one million, be Dublin?
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level 62
Sep 26, 2019
Dublin has a population of 1.1m people, going by its "official capital area" used in this list. I'll link this in the caveats.
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level 68
Sep 26, 2019
Great to see an expansion of this type of quizzes for capitals! I do have a small complaint regarding the final clue for Lisbon though, in that it only tests 1) the skill of paying attention to the caveats, and 2) the somewhat meaningless knowledge of the city-proper limits of each capital, as Lisbon is otherwise obviously larger than 1m and even other capitals that fit the rest of the clues (Dublin, Freetown). Perhaps you would consider replacing it with another clue (Mediterranean climate, Romance language etc.)?
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level 62
Sep 26, 2019
I agree that populations for cities are less understandable than for countries. For this reason I've changed the clue to be climate as suggested. Thanks for the feedback! :)
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level 43
Sep 26, 2019
love your quiz
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level 56
Sep 26, 2019
Muscat can be replaced by Jakarta, as Muscat lies just below the Tropic of Cancer, at 23.49N
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level 62
Sep 26, 2019
The furthest south point of the Muscat City Region is 23.52N. Given the Tropic of Cancer is at 23.43673°N, then there's no way to justify that Muscat lies below the Tropic of Cancer, even if a tiny bit of the wider metro area does, this shouldn't qualify whatsoever.
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level 28
Sep 26, 2019
Clever, but complicated!
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level 68
Sep 26, 2019
Another great one, thanks!
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level 53
Sep 26, 2019
19/20 Knew the first one was bosnia and herzegovina's capital and was just watching the timer count down hoping the name of the capital will magically appear in my head.
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level 71
Oct 6, 2019
Why do you consider Jakarta beginning with a vowel? On every site on which I researched this, the letter J is always, unambiguously, labeled a consonant – at least in English (which I believe is the default for place-names on JetPunk). Even in Indonesian, Jakarta is pronounced with a hard J; for it to be considered a vowel, it would have to be pronounced as “Akarta”. Even in cases where Js are pronounced as hard Ys – such as “Johannesburg” or “Jugoslavia”, they are still not vowels.
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level 62
Oct 6, 2019
Read the question again: "... whose country starts with a vowel". Jakarta's country is Indonesia, and the letter "i" is unequivocally a vowel.
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level 56
Oct 7, 2019
Great quiz! One correction: Nouakchott should be accepted for the first 3 questions in the blue category: it is in the western hemisphere (18.0735° N, 15.9582° W), it's not in North or South America, and it has an average elevation of 7m.
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level 62
Oct 7, 2019
Thank you! This has been fixed now. It seems my spreadsheet had the same longitude for Mauritius and Mauritania, meaning I didn't catch Nouakchott for the blue!
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level 55
Oct 10, 2019
For 'population less than 1 million' under the first Category, "Lisbon" is accepted, which is not true. Lisbon has a population of over 2.5 million. Please fix.
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level 60
Oct 27, 2019
I always imagined the Tropic of Cancer further north and kept trying Jerusalem on the last one. Imagine my surprise when I went after a map to check it.
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level 52
Nov 6, 2019
I keep forgetting to type in the city names, and type in the country names instead.
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level 40
Nov 12, 2019
I just randomly guessed Kinshasa and got it right ayyyy
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