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Country and Capitals Crossword (SVG)

Can you answer the question below to fill in all 17 answers to the SVG grid? Correct answers appear dark green, unsolved after the time will appear dark red.
I almost got the grid to work well with Countries and Capitals, but there are two instances where I had to improvise a little with upwards or anagrams!
P.S. This SVG took several hours to make due to having to make each individual box and letter, as well as getting the logic to work where two words intersect in case one is correct and one is not.
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First submittedSeptember 10, 2017
Last updatedSeptember 11, 2017
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Across Clues
1     The smallest of the -stan countries (10)    Tajikistan
6     Little neighbour to 3 down (6)    Kuwait
8     Anagram of an Eastern European Capital (4)    Kive/Kvie (Kiev)
9     A landlocked 'safeground' for Spain and France (7)    Andorra
10   Capital of an American country; City in California (3,4)    San Jose
14   Anagram (though not a word) of an Oceanic Capital (4)    Iaap (Apia)
15   Host City of the first Modern Olympic Games (6)    Athens
17   Most of this country is 0-10m above sea level (10)   Bangladesh
 
Down Clues
2     Capital of a rather populous African country (5)    Abuja
3     One of few countries containing a 'Q' (4)    Iraq
4     Capital containing a very populous metropolitan area (5)    Tokyo
5     Country home to the tallest mountain on Earth (5)    Nepal
7     Northern-most country of mainland Africa (7)    Tunisia
11   Country in which 4 down is located (5)    Japan
12   Similar to and Capital of 7 down (5)    Tunis
13   Libya and Cameroon border this African country (4)    Chad
16   (Upwards) Capital of Belarus (5)    Minsk
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level 61
Sep 10, 2017
Wonderful crossword. Unfortunately, all the answers are actually visible in the grid. Each individual letter can be seen as a faded outline within its box. Is there a way to eliminate the outline?
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level 55
Sep 10, 2017
Argh! I tried to get rid of this, and I did for computers and tablets. I'm guessing you're on a mobile, which probably makes the width of the edges around the white letters too thin or something. Very annoying! Thanks for pointing it out, but I think for most people it is not visible :) If you could tell me what device/browser you're viewing this on it may help?
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level 61
Sep 10, 2017
I actually did the quiz on my laptop... :-( I just checked my mobile, though, and the outlines are not visible on that, even when I zoom in with my fingers.
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level 55
Sep 11, 2017
That is very spooky, I've checked on different devices and browsers and still can't seem to replicate the issue. My guess is one browser in particular or something is causing an issue. I'll thicken the borders and see if that helps anyway, but it seems that limited people are affected by this. Thanks for your help
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level 61
Sep 11, 2017
Whatever you did worked :-) The problem has gone.
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level 55
Sep 11, 2017
Excellent :D Now everybody can enjoy the Crossword as it was intended to be!
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level 70
Sep 11, 2017
wow!!
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level 60
Dec 6, 2017
amazing! should be featured!!!