Countries by First and Last Two Letters

In 90 seconds, make every country disappear from the map by typing both its first 2 letters and its last 2 letters.
Typing the first two will remove the blue-shaded shape, typing the last two will remove the red-shaded shape.
Quiz by scambigol
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Last updated: March 30, 2020
First submittedOctober 20, 2017
Times taken275,423
Rating4.90
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+9
Level 71
Oct 20, 2017
Some nice inovations :)
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Level 43
Oct 23, 2017
That was quite hard to do in the given time. Nope, not "quite", extremely is the best word.
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Level 38
Feb 7, 2018
Indeed. Strategy: type "ia", "an" (for stan) and "nd" (for land) Then go through the blue countries and type the first two letters (which is a lot easier than the last two letters), which may be the last two letters of other countries. This will turn them blue, and start a chain reaction which will burn through your countries pretty fast.
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Level 38
Feb 7, 2018
Also, fully type the four letter countries
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Level 36
May 16, 2020
Wow! That worked out great! I would also suggest doing 'ey' too
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Level 70
Jul 1, 2020
'ey' would only get you half a Turkey.
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Level 29
Jul 8, 2020
Same, although I focused on the americas (not caribbean). Then I went for Africa, just because I can see them easier.
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Level 65
Mar 30, 2020
It's hard to figure what direction to take because of the two levels this quiz has going on. Really fun time though, well deserving of a feature!
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Level 17
May 19, 2020
I got 126 so only 40 below average
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Level 74
Oct 27, 2017
Oddly compelling.
+4
Level 46
Mar 9, 2018
Awesome
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Level 33
Apr 14, 2018
Finally!!!! 5 seconds left.
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Level 18
May 18, 2018
LOVE IT!!!!!!!! Got 386.
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Level 18
May 31, 2018
Drat!!! I missed ra, and di, in Andorra, and Burundi. I keep getting mixed up with brunei, and Burundi. Ugg.
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Level 18
Aug 30, 2018
I did it untimed, but I got all of them without cheating! (other than I took it untimed)
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Level 69
May 17, 2020
That is what is known as a semi-pro gamer move ;)
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Level 81
Sep 24, 2018
Well, that was a brain poo the first time through. Not sure what the hints are either.
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Level 44
Dec 15, 2019
Doesn't Swaziland need to change to Eswatini?
+2
Level 62
Jan 25, 2020
Yep
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Level ∞
Mar 30, 2020
Updated
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Level 54
Feb 18, 2020
Amazing quiz! Just need a bit more time
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Level 15
Aug 4, 2020
My hands are too slow to type :(
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Level 67
Mar 1, 2020
Superlaggy on tablet, screen freezes 4-5 seconds after each answer. So it basically was just a whole lot of waiting and a few "ow it moved!"
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Level 67
Mar 1, 2020

Like the idea though! (Not sure about the time though even without lag, it seems you will just be racing superfast without even noticing what is happening to the countries on the screen, which I am sure will have taken quite some effort. Enjoyment is key :) )

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Level 62
Mar 23, 2020
This is a really fun quiz!
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Level 60
Mar 24, 2020
Great! Can USA's ending also accept "ca" (for America) in addition to "es" (for States)?
+4
Level 73
Mar 30, 2020
seconded
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Level 77
Mar 31, 2020
It goes by the names in the 196 countries quiz, however arbitrary they might be.
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Level 34
Mar 31, 2020
Yeah that tripped me up too
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Level 80
Mar 31, 2020
It should be "ca" and not "es".
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Level 34
May 16, 2020
It should, and I second accepting "ca".
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Level 65
Apr 6, 2020
This totally threw me out on my first attempt, thought I had misunderstood.
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Level 44
Mar 30, 2020
I think this takes the record (again) for having the highest no. of takes before it got featured
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Level 81
Mar 30, 2020
Why can't they all be as easy as Peru? ;)
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Level 68
Mar 30, 2020
Took me a long time to get my head round this quiz. Then my time ran out.
+4
Level 72
Mar 30, 2020
too little time
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Level 77
Mar 30, 2020
So "-ca" doesn't remove United States of America?
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Level ∞
Mar 30, 2020
No, sorry.
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Level 80
Mar 31, 2020
You know what I do when there is an obvious mistake :).
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Level 67
Apr 3, 2020
Say no, sorry?
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Level 65
Apr 5, 2020
@Arp Are you insinuating that not allowing 'ca' to remove the United States is an obvious mistake?
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Level 80
Apr 13, 2020
Yes, I am.
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Level 34
May 16, 2020
Well, why not? It makes absolutely no sense to not allow "ca".
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Level 78
May 16, 2020
It doesn't seem as though you are being consistent, QM. If USA is required in other quizzes, then why isn't ca accepted here? If US was all that's required in other quizzes, then it would make sense that es would be the answer here, just as you accept om for the UK rather than nd. Would you please share your reasoning with us? Or is today national "Make Them Whine Day"?
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Level 17
Jun 4, 2020
Why? The country is called United States of America
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Level 75
Mar 31, 2020
It needs around 15-30 more seconds.
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Level 87
Mar 31, 2020
Finally got it with 3 seconds left. Kept confusing which color meant which end of the name to type.
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Level 68
Apr 1, 2020
Great idea, but jeez this one caused me a great deal of anxiety...!
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Level 49
Apr 1, 2020
Such a good quiz but I spent so much time trying to get United States of Ameri'ca' and couldn't understand why it wouldn't work!!
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Level 67
Apr 3, 2020
What a nice and creative quiz! Congratulations, scambigol!
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Level 34
Apr 3, 2020
another one for typists
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Level 52
Apr 5, 2020
Should accept CA for the last two of USA. United States of AmeriCA
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Level 65
Apr 5, 2020
And ND for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelaND, and ON for Russian FederatiON
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Level 67
Apr 7, 2020
USA is short for United States of America though, UK is short for United kingdom. For none of the other countries the official names are used (besides obviously for those few where they do not differ from the informal one). So that is a weird comparison. They only ask for the common abbreviation to be written in full.

Another point that sort of matters it is not like US is accepted on any of these quizzes only USA, so if it starts with un- it makes sense that it ends with -ca

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Level 65
Apr 11, 2020
But FYROM for North Macedonia and DPRK for North Korea are also accepted in quizzes, but FO (FOrmer) and DE (DEmocratic) do not work for them in this quiz.
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Level 47
Apr 5, 2020
Making the quiz so short makes it an exercise in typing speed versus actually taking a quiz. Would like to be able to look at the map and make calculated decisions instead of having to go through the alphabet.
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Level 43
Apr 19, 2020
You could copy it and add more time :)
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Level 44
Apr 6, 2020
super hard lol
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Level 67
Apr 7, 2020
Did this 11 times now (twice of those just now) and apparently only one I never named was bangladesh haha. so far max 250 average about 225.

Crazy quiz !! Not sure if I want to frustrate myself more, but I think I do, but I dont haha

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Level 67
Apr 7, 2020
266 now, that's enough for my nerves today. Don't see me getting 100% if it was close I might try again. But this feels impossible (unless you write it down or make words from the needed letters, but not gonna do that)
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Level 51
Apr 15, 2020
I'm pretty sure the 1% who get 100% either practiced more than a few hundred times or cheated in some way. Personally, I was curious how hard this would be with all the two letter combinations in front of me... so I made that list! It took me half a dozen tries to even type all those combinations in so fast in alphabetical order. 141 combinations in 1:30 is pretty dang tough with all the weird letter combinations.
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Level 75
Apr 25, 2020
Took me 223 times but finally got 100%!
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Level 34
May 5, 2020
Again, another completely unfair quiz for people who can't type fast. Whoever took quiz over 200 times to get it needs to get a hobby
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Level 72
May 16, 2020
I think at this point it's pretty obvious that they have a hobby.
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Level 60
May 16, 2020
took 11 tries to get 5 stars...definitely not trying to get 100%
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Level 56
May 16, 2020
You can’t see Samoa Singapore or Brunei at all on the map and I didn’t know what I had missed
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Level 30
May 31, 2020
You can zoom in.
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Level 61
May 16, 2020
Very good quiz, though extremely tough. I might actually beat it someday
+1
Level 59
May 17, 2020
Nice one. Thank you.
+1
Level 30
Jun 11, 2020
I loved this quiz so much!
+1
Level 64
Aug 2, 2020
I just couldn't make USA disappear. It was annoying...
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Level 57
Aug 5, 2020
Is it just me or Singapore appears in the list twice?