Country Logic Puzzle by Scambigol

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1) Each cell is identified by its row followed by its column, so for example the top left cell is ab
2) With one exception, whenever it's possible a cell will contain a country that begins with its cell name (eg you'd have abkhazia in cell ab if it were a country)
3) Country length is measured by number of letters (so excluding spaces etc)
4) Names used are the standard jetpunk ones
5) Egypt isn't in this quiz
Quiz idea from this quiz by Quizzer6794
My first attempt so I hope there's no mistakes!
Please don't cheat by guess and check!
Quiz by scambigol
Last updated: January 18, 2019
First submittedSeptember 24, 2016
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column b countries are multi-word except one of them
in this quiz no country has more letters than all other countries
in each column you will find 2 countries bordering the one in row e
in each row you will find at least one country containing letter d


eg begins with a
countries in this row border exactly 2 countries
four countries in row o begin with the same letter
row a has three 4 letter countries


countries in this row begin with A, I, M and S
this row contains island countries except if


adjacent countries in row u border each other
four countries in column g are in the same continent


column h countries are all 5 letters long
in this column no country has less letters than the one above it
all countries are different except ob=od
in row i no countries has more letters than the one to its left
zimbabwe is in uc
in each row no country has a longer name than the one in column f, except 2 names in column b
Level 73
Sep 24, 2016
Great! And hard :) There is no Egypt in EG.
Level 56
Sep 24, 2016
A few adjustments needed. But it's a great quiz.
Level 74
Sep 25, 2016
Which ones?
Level 75
Sep 25, 2016
I think the Iraq clue messes with your head, because both of the first-equal-longest country names (St Vincent and DR Congo, 28 letters each) appear here. But if we have a first equal length, then its automatic that no country has more letters than all other countries...
Level 74
Sep 25, 2016
I don't think you can be sure St Vincent is there without the Iraq clue
Level 75
Sep 25, 2016
"this row contains island countries except if" seems to make go grammatical sense, I only realized later that if means row i and column f.
Level 57
Sep 25, 2016
in box "ib" it should say begin, not being. Just a detail. Great quiz
Level 74
Sep 25, 2016
fixed, thanks!
Level 74
Apr 7, 2021
what do you mean?
Level 57
Sep 27, 2016
how do you proceed without guessing south africa in the beginning? do you assume you have the highest chances since it's all but one multiple-letter countries in column a, hence more likely than botswana or zimbabwe?
Level 74
Sep 27, 2016
you need to know quite well your 2 border counties - if you manage to go through the world map in your head you'll see that there isn't a single combination where all 3 countries (the one bordering 2 and the 2 that border it) are all multiple words, there's actually only one combination where 2 of them are multi-word; similarly there's only one where they're all 5 letters long
Level 52
Oct 6, 2017
I think Jerry928 has it right: the Iraq clue can be misleading. Perhaps clarify that that the length refers to all countries in the world and not to all countries contained only in the quiz: e.g., "In this quiz, no country has more letters than all other world countries." Otherwise, marvelous fun; well done.
Level 65
Nov 17, 2017
It's impossible to do this without guessing and checking...
Level 74
Nov 17, 2017
why? where are you stuck?
Level 42
Jul 1, 2018
The Zimbabwe one says: "Each column has 2 countries that have a border with the one in row e," or something like that. There is not a single country in row e that has at least 12 borders, so I don't get it.

I may be misunderstanding, I may have left a word out, but just something to look into.

Level 55
Dec 20, 2018
For some reason, Saudi Arabia didn't work.
Level 85
Jan 17, 2019
The entry for IH doesn't seem to work.
Level 74
Jan 18, 2019
Should be fixed now, thanks!