Countries Hidden in a Letter #1

Countries are hidden in every line of this letter and it is vital you find them!

For example, in the line above, Italy is hidden in the words "vital you"

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Ignore all punctuation. Countries may appear within a single word, or across numerous words
One country in each line, not in each sentence. Country names as per "Countries of the World Quiz"
More in this series HERE
Quiz by overtired
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Last updated: April 8, 2021
First submittedFebruary 17, 2020
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Μɑrcus, Ι send this secret dispɑtch in ɑ finɑl ɑttempt tο reɑch
 
 
yοu befοre my fɑte is decided. Ι imɑgine Ιnterpοl ɑnd you
 
 
hɑve seɑrched fοr me since Ι descended intο thɑt fjοrd ɑnd
 
 
wɑs lοst in the stοrm. Ι fɑced deɑth in thɑt hɑil ɑnd wind,
 
 
thοugh ɑ nɑturɑl rocky shelter mɑintɑined me until rescued.
 
 
 
 
 
Rescued? Ηɑ! Βy ɑ Sοviet nɑmed Αlexei, whο hɑd my fɑther
 
 
hostɑge ɑnd wɑnted the Lost Ιdol ɑs rɑnsοm. Αliɑs ɑssumed tο
 
 
prevent yοu fοllοwing, Ι wɑs fοrced tο hunt οn, gɑlvɑnised by feɑr.
 
 
 
 
 
Τhe seɑrch tοοk me tο Gοɑ in mοnsοοn seɑsοn. Weeks spent
 
 
hunting spuriοus leɑds in ɑ tuk tuk, rɑin every dɑy, Ι neɑrly
 
 
lost fɑith entirely. Βut when ɑ vɑgɑbοnd pɑwnbrοker gɑve ɑn
 
 
imprοmptu vɑluɑtiοn of my old tɑlismɑn, the clue Ι needed wɑs
 
 
reveɑled. Ηow blind Ι ɑlwɑys wɑs! Right there wɑs the missing
 
 
symbοl. Ι, viɑ tοrtuοus cryptοgrɑphy, finɑlly deciphered its
 
 
meɑning, ɑnd with new zeɑl ɑnd hope heɑded for the Μɑghreb.
 
 
 
 
 
Τhere, οn ɑn ɑncἰent tοmb, rune ἰnscrἰptἰοns pοἰnted tο the cἱty
 
 
limits where hidden mɑrkings reveɑled ɑ dοοr in the wɑlls οf the
 
 
kɑsbɑh. Α mɑster key Ι fοund οpened it, ɑnd there wɑs the Ιdοl!
 
 
 
 
 
Βut Αlexei cheɑted me. There ɑre mɑny wɑys tο lɑbel ɑ Ruskie,
 
 
but nοne which ɑdequɑtely cοnvey the fοulness οf thɑt fiend.
 
 
 
 
 
Ι ɑm nοw trying to escɑpe my Siberiɑn cell ɑt viɑble οpportunities.
 
 
Αt the cοɑst Ι will lοοk for ɑ ship οr tug, ɑ lɑunch even, tο flee in.
 
 
Οh, fοr the dɑys we'd hɑve tɑken yɑchts for pleɑsure! Ι nοw οnly
 
 
wish fοr ɑ nοrmɑl, tɑme life. Ι feɑr my fɑther, ɑnd the Ιdοl, ɑre lοst.
 
 
 
 
 
                              Υour cɑlɑmity-prοne pɑl, Ηenry
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China
 
Poland
 
Jordan
 
Thailand
 
Ghana
 
 
 
Vietnam
 
Somalia
 
Tonga
 
 
 
Togo
 
Ukraine
 
Gabon
 
Tuvalu
 
India
 
Bolivia
 
New Zealand
 
 
 
Brunei
 
Denmark
 
Bahamas
 
 
 
Belarus
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Chad
 
 
 
Latvia
 
Portugal
 
Kenya
 
Malta
 
 
 
Nepal
 
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Level 79
Feb 17, 2021
Thanks to all who have left nice comments below or nominated. All very appreciated :)

And for anyone interested I've finally uploaded a sequel

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Level 79
Mar 15, 2021
Also try capitals!
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Level 69
Feb 17, 2020
Very very good! Getting 5 stars and my nominate!
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Level 79
Feb 17, 2020
Thanks a lot! Happy you liked it :) A couple more of these coming soon...
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Level 79
Feb 17, 2021
(soon as in "a year later")
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Level 48
Mar 9, 2021
Maybe you were "over tired"
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Level 71
Feb 17, 2020
Excellent I also have given you 5 stars and a nomination . This must have taken hours or even days to compile !
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Level 79
Feb 17, 2020
Thanks :) Yeah, took a while but was fun to make. Appreciate the nomination!
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Level 47
Dec 11, 2020
can you make more in this series plsssss
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Level 68
Dec 12, 2020
Mali is also correct along with Somalia
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Level 79
Dec 12, 2020
Good point, thanks, have added it as a type-in.
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Level 60
Dec 17, 2020
Great quiz! It's nice to see these really creative quizzes!
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Level 83
Dec 18, 2020
Great idea, I had fun.
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Level 71
Dec 18, 2020
This was entertaining!
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Level 65
Dec 18, 2020
Really cool and original, 5 stars/nominated etc!

Are you a cryptic crossword aficionado by any chance?

And is your real name Henry?

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Level 79
Feb 17, 2021
I wouldn't say an aficionado but I enjoy them when they're not too hard! Henry and Marcus are references to film characters...
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Level 62
Mar 6, 2021
Jones and Brody! Putting this in letter format is a brilliant way to bring this puzzle type to life, and I look forward to seeing this hit the front page.
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Level 84
Dec 20, 2020
Brilliant!! There were a few countries with short names that I thought for sure you would have used, but to your credit, you took on a bigger challenge. Well done.
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Level 56
Dec 22, 2020
Simply amazing. I am lost for words on how creative this was. Easiest nomination ever!
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Level 63
Jan 11, 2021
This quiz is immaculate!! I'm sure you put a ton of time into this, so thank you, and I hope you have more creative quizzes to come!!
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Level 26
Feb 7, 2021
This quiz is top notch: It requires real detective work to look for the countries hiding away in the words. Looking forward to its impending feature!
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Level 40
Feb 20, 2021
Gabon was the bloomin hardest!
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Level 83
Apr 8, 2021
Agreed. I've taken this quiz twice, and it's the only country I missed both times.
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Level 63
Feb 20, 2021
Nominated, this was so fun! Thank you :)
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Level 66
Feb 20, 2021
Great quiz! It was very tough. Most of the answers that I got were based off words that seemed weird or somewhat forced, like "Interpol" or "tuk tuk." Even so, some of the lines seemed to flow really well and it was really difficult figuring out what country was hidden in those ones!

On a side note, "impromptu" is spelled incorrectly. Otherwise, I loved it! Definitely deserves a nomination.

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Level 79
Feb 20, 2021
Whoops, thanks for the correction! Glad you enjoyed it :)
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Level 83
Feb 20, 2021
Great coded dispatch. I have no clue what I just read, but got the entire hidden meaning.
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Level 60
Feb 21, 2021
Great quiz! I too will bestow you with my nomination. At first it was hard, but once I discovered the technique of looking out for the most unusual word and searching for a country in it, I got the hang of it.
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Level 46
Feb 21, 2021
Awesome, 20/25
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Level 68
Feb 24, 2021
What a great quiz. Nominated. 25/25
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Level 58
Feb 26, 2021
what a beautiful beautiful quiz!
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Level 73
Feb 27, 2021
brilliant
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Level 47
Feb 28, 2021
I love this series! I can't wait for it to get featured soon! ;)
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Level 40
Mar 2, 2021
We need 7 nominations to get this quiz featured next week! Gooooooo!
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Level 56
Mar 2, 2021
I love this!
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Level 23
Mar 6, 2021
this is extremely fun and creative! youve got my nomination! :)
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Level 74
Mar 15, 2021
Brilliant, wish I'd thought of that.
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Level 73
Mar 15, 2021
Great quiz! Not as easy as I thought it would be!!!
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Level 75
Mar 15, 2021
Brilliant!
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Level 90
Mar 15, 2021
Superb!
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Level 68
Mar 15, 2021
I think 10 minutes is maybe a bit too long because I got many answers by just typing in most countries of the world
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Level 84
Mar 15, 2021
Which (as a follow-up to Nicco's comment) could be improved by making this a yellow-bar quiz!
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Level 68
Mar 15, 2021
Awesome!
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Level 74
Mar 15, 2021
Awesome quiz (got 22/25). Maybe use the yellow box here?
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Level 74
Mar 15, 2021
great quiz .nice to see something original and hard . managed to get 16 . look forward to more of these.
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Level 79
Mar 15, 2021
Thanks! More of them here :)
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Level 84
Mar 16, 2021
Cool quiz, but needs a yellow bar, as 9 minutes is enough time to randomly type out every country in the world.
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Level 79
Mar 16, 2021
Have added a yellow bar as per the suggestions above, thanks. Change pending...
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Level 60
Mar 16, 2021
Great quiz! Hiding words in letters is a brilliant idea, but the real genius is to do it while giving a real sense to the text :)

Btw I do like Indiana Jones :)

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Level 74
Mar 16, 2021
Nice!
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Level 70
Mar 16, 2021
I didn't think I'd like this one, but I ended up doing the whole thing. Something like this could be a great school exercise and you could use it for any type of word.
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Level 62
Mar 21, 2021
If you'd like to try more, I made a series of quizzes in this style a while back, with different categories of 'camouflaged' words. Try them here.
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Level 74
Mar 17, 2021
WOW! What a great creative quiz, and an interesting story to boot!
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Level 72
Mar 17, 2021
Good quiz, thanks. It's similar to one I created last year if anyone's interested, Countries Hidden Inside a Sentence.
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Level 69
Mar 17, 2021
One of the most creative quizzes I've ever done, nice work!!
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Level 73
Mar 18, 2021
Best quiz I've taken in a long time. Perfect balance of getting them all and worrying that I wouldn't due to the considerable challenge. Bravo!
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Level 65
Mar 18, 2021
Did anyone else realize that all the a’s in the letter are actually Greek letter alpha “α”? (Except in the word “final” in the first line)
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Level 60
Mar 21, 2021
I did, although the a in final has been changed too
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Level 90
Mar 19, 2021
Solved and 8:12 to spare
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Level 68
Mar 19, 2021
This was awesome!! Thoroughly enjoyed it! Thank you!!
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Level 59
Mar 22, 2021
I'm impressed by all the astonishing yet unique and original quizzes you are making which are also getting featured luckily and so I could easily find it

(人*´∀`)。*゚+

Keep it up and thanks for providing us with such enjoyable quizzes (。•̀ᴗ-)✧

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Level 79
Mar 22, 2021
Thanks for the very nice comments. Glad you've enjoyed the quizzes :)
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Level 76
Mar 30, 2021
Amazing quiz. Loved the challenge. Thank you overtired!
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Level 53
Apr 8, 2021
Absolutely brilliant quiz! Congratulations on making the front page
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Level 57
Apr 8, 2021
line 2 should not have an ampersand AND the word “and”.

also any other mobile users noticing a weird scroll thing when you get an answer? it moves you down the page, but not far enough for the next line

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Level 79
Apr 8, 2021
Thanks for pointing that out. Silly mistake I made when updating, fixed now (thanks Stewart!)

It scrolls fine for me on mobile. Not sure about that one, sorry.

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Level 66
Apr 8, 2021
Genius quiz. Loved it, didn't get it all at first try, but what a clever concept!
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Level 38
Apr 8, 2021
So clever! :)
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Level 62
Apr 8, 2021
This is just brilliant. Amazing.
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Level 70
Apr 8, 2021
This is fantastic!
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Level 70
Apr 8, 2021
Gabon got me, all in one word
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Level 60
Apr 8, 2021
Well done. Pretty tricky. Thank you.
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Level 21
Apr 8, 2021
Really cool. Would have left more time though.
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Level 65
Apr 8, 2021
Really awesome. Finished with three seconds left. Can't ask for better than that.
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Level 60
Apr 8, 2021
Loved it!
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Level 61
Apr 8, 2021
Brunei was sneaky
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Level 61
Apr 8, 2021
This is brilliant!!
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Level 59
Apr 8, 2021
I loved it, very well done! I just spent hours making one in french, "based on 'Countries hidden in a letter', by Overtired" of course. Quiz to be released in a few hours. Quite a challenge, but surely a nice time creating it!
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Level 79
Apr 8, 2021
Cool, will be interesting to see a French version!
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Level 59
Apr 9, 2021
Here it is! I used a table, each row being a line of the letter.
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Level 63
Apr 8, 2021
Great idea for a game. Had 21 on first attempt. Seriously took me some effort. :)
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Level 55
Apr 8, 2021
Damn, I was happy with 14. You guys are freaks lmao
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Level 17
Apr 8, 2021
Didn't do good but a fantastic idea!
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Level 44
Apr 8, 2021
One of the best, most unique quizzes on this site! Loved it! Well done.
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Level 74
Apr 8, 2021
very fun quiz - well done!
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Level 68
Apr 9, 2021
Average score is 15 of 25. I got 23 of 25 and still only got 4 points...what a crock
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Level 49
Apr 9, 2021
Creative, stressful, very fun quiz!
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Level 55
Apr 10, 2021
AMAZING!!!!
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Level 65
Apr 10, 2021
Excellent work! Fun quiz.
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Level 36
Apr 10, 2021
Very good. Really got my brain working, didn't think I'd find it as difficult as I did!
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Level 61
Apr 10, 2021
Fun quiz. Took two tries to get them all. Anyone try Terkey just in case?
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Level 79
Apr 10, 2021
Ha, nice try :)