Country Word Search #1

Find the 10 countries hidden in the word search grid. As with typical word searches, words may be forwards or backwards in any row, column, or diagonal.
There are no answer boxes on purpose! The responsive grid is your only resource to find countries
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Acronyms like UK are not accepted.
Quiz by Stewart
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Last updated: April 2, 2018
First submittedFebruary 4, 2016
Times taken80,956
Rating4.30
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+36
Level 68
Jun 13, 2017
Updated!

After over 16 months of being live, I have finally updated the very first wordsearch quiz to be SVG instead of a standard image. Now watch your words be crossed off the grid as you find them, also allowing you to see which you missed at the end!

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Level 46
Dec 11, 2019
Here's how to fix the St. Lucia issue. Change just S and U.
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Level 27
Jan 13, 2021
Malta, Morocco, Vanuatu
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Level 46
Jun 15, 2017
Impressive!
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Level 68
Jun 15, 2017
Thank you so much! :)
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Level 74
Jun 18, 2017
Great solution!
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Level 89
Jun 18, 2017
Very clever - never knew how one puts together a puzzle like this to make all of the words fit. Good job and thanks for the effort.
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Level 65
Jul 6, 2017
+1, and it makes me wonder, what is the most amount of countries you can fit in such a grid? (Without abbreviations like UK)
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Level 68
Jul 6, 2017
I believe my highest was 20, although that included some bonus words and some abbreviations. As there are a limited number of countries, there must be a definitive answer. My guess would be somewhere around 14 or so
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Level 65
Sep 20, 2017
Hmm I couldn't be sure but I'd say around that too!
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Level 57
Sep 14, 2019
Or what is the smallest grid you can fit all the countries in? (that's a lot of countries for one wordsearch... hhhmmm...)
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Level 54
Nov 20, 2020
If we’re banning all abbreviations, then the minimum size the grid would have to be at least 28x28 just to accommodate the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which is 28 letters long.
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Level 41
Jul 28, 2017
I did better guessing countries than looking
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Level 55
Sep 20, 2017
Me too! Surprisingly hard.
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Level 47
Sep 20, 2017
awesome!
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Level 70
Sep 20, 2017
Great!
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Level 37
Sep 21, 2017
Nice. Fun Fact A total of seven letters did not make any Countries.
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Level 90
Apr 3, 2018
I count 9.
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Level 68
Apr 3, 2018
Originally "USA" and "UK" were included in the quiz, but I removed them since acronyms are silly and shouldn't be included! So that free'd up more space, allowing two extra letters to be unused!
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Level 68
Oct 16, 2018
I found USA and tried typing that. Shouldn't you change the U or S into something else to get completely rid of it?
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Level 50
Apr 15, 2019
I counted 10, maybe quiz just changed again
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Level 68
Apr 15, 2019
Nope. Turns out plattitude was wrong with 9, it was always 10 after the removal of UK/USA. By the date you can see the quiz hasn't changed since their comment.
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Level 90
May 9, 2019
Me? Wrong!? Yeah, probably.

I think I probably missed the W on the second row.

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Level 68
Apr 2, 2018
After a major overhaul today, you'll find all 27 of these Country Word Searches now have no answer boxes (how word searches are supposed to be completed), have no bonuses (which were prominent on later grids, despised by many) and also have had all "United" acronyms removed. So now you can just find countries, and not worry about any acronyms sneaking in there!

Enjoy :)

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Level 75
Apr 3, 2018
These look great now!
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Level 81
Apr 2, 2018
Oh, that's dirty using St. Lucia! "Stlucia" doesn't register as a word, let alone a country.
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Level 66
Apr 15, 2019
You'd really enjoy crosswords where parsing words and phrases can put bruises on your forehead and dents in your desk
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Level 70
Apr 3, 2018
Dyslexia really helps when you try these. Zero points, yay!
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Level 39
Aug 27, 2020
My brother has dyslexia and he actually finds word searches a lot easier than the rest of us! I guess it depends on how dyslexic you are though.
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Level 43
Apr 8, 2018
USA should be accepted since it is in the top right corner upside down
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Level 68
Apr 8, 2018
It was originally, but caveats clearly state that "Acronyms like UK are not accepted."

This is because I removed all the acronyms from all of these word searches, since originally only UK, USA and UAE were accepted. But then why should they be the only ones? Why not CAR, PNG, NZ, DPRK, ROK, ROC etc... be accepted. So I made the executive decision to purge all acronyms, as that way the quizzes are more fun and challenging. (After doing all 27 grids, you realise that 50%+ had UK, UAE and USA in them, meaning you could easily get 3 answers without trying)

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Level 47
Aug 26, 2018
Cults...
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Level 59
Nov 15, 2018
I saw OwO
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Level 32
Jan 7, 2019
Oh no...

There are Artificial Intelligence (AI) cults in St. Lucia!!!

We must stop them before they take over the world!!!

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Level 43
May 20, 2021
St. Lucia AI cults.

YAY PALINDROMES!

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Level 43
Jan 24, 2019
do i get extra points cause i found snow
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Level 68
Jan 24, 2019
Here, have a bonus point!

β€’

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Level 50
Jan 26, 2019
XD Also there are some AI Cults in Bizzaro (Backwards) St Lucia
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Level 60
Mar 19, 2020
I found UK. I must get extra points XD
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Level 37
Jan 27, 2019
Missed St.Lucia. Tricky!!! But interesting quiz.
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Level 41
Feb 26, 2019
owo cults
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Level 72
Feb 26, 2019
So abbreviations do count? Kinda cheap, especially when you point out that acronyms don't. Even though they're not the same, it does give off the impression that only full words will count.
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Level 68
Feb 26, 2019
Yes, I admit, I'm not too pleased with that either. As you may see from earlier comments, originally acronyms were allowed, but then there became a problem with when does that stop? Do you allow NZ for New Zealand? MI for Marshall Islands? etc...

So after the quiz was reformatted (along with the other 30) to remove all acronyms as answers, this was not suitable to remove as the then the whole grid would need to be reworked to prevent too many answers being cut.

Sorry for the inconvenience, I am pretty sure none of the others in this series are affected by the St. Lucia issue.

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Level 65
May 2, 2019
Never would I have thought that Malta would be the most guessed answer in any quiz, yet here I stand
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Level 59
May 7, 2019
9/10 harder than i thought a word jumble would be.

Well done!

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Level 74
Jun 22, 2019
Got them all 20 seconds remaining!
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Level 60
Jun 22, 2019
usa ! Why does it not count
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Level 74
Aug 6, 2019
You say no acronyms, yet you have St. Lucia, which is a abbreviated form
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Level 47
Sep 16, 2019
"st" is an abbreviation of "saint."
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Level 62
Oct 18, 2019
"Safusa" sounds like it should be a country.
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Level 35
Jul 24, 2020
Seems like there are some tricky 'AI cults'

🀣

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Level 42
Aug 4, 2020
St Lucia got me. I kept seeing Cults
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Level 35
Aug 11, 2020
See what I mean?

Least guessed: St. Lucia

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Level 42
Aug 22, 2020
good quiz
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Level 66
Nov 6, 2020
Good quiz! However, if acronyms are not accepted, then I believe, St Lucia should instead be Saint Lucia.
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Level 59
Nov 18, 2020
Please remove St Lucia. Not only is it an acronym, which you say are not accepted, but I had to look at the comments to even remotely consider it. I find that a WORD search implies in its very essence that we are searching for SINGULAR words as answers, not multiple word answers. Come up with another short country name to put in here instead.
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Level 38
Dec 7, 2020
Find these words Sat, Sit, Cult, Now, At, got, Snow, and hat
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Level 23
Mar 10, 2021
FUN QUIZ!
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Level 48
Mar 22, 2021
Cool! I noticed that "USA" is also there in the top right corner.
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Level 39
Apr 22, 2021
This is the coolest quiz I have ever done, and Stewart? HOW ON EARTH DID YOU DO THIS! Please tell me.
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Level 57
Jun 21, 2021
after realizing the answers could be backwards, i reanalized every line, not even thinking about it i mindlessly wrote "stlucia" to be safe and then realized i got it right
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Level 56
Aug 15, 2021
Harder than I expected, of course that is because with most word searches you have an answer box
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Level 64
Oct 15, 2021
You should just make it the actual, full names of countries. Nobody is looking for abbreviations like St. Lucia. That's just dumb to me, sorry.
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Level 68
Oct 16, 2021
Yes as I've said above, I've regretted including St. Lucia in this grid
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Level 22
Nov 16, 2021
I didn't even think of St Lucia two words and abbreviated; I might have won if not for that. I know you said you regret it. It's just that it was so fun you want to win bad LOL