Capital Cities Breakdown Puzzle #1

Solve the short clues on the right and left. Then combine the letters and unscramble to form a world capital city name.
Example: Clue 1: Tear up paper....RIP; Clue 2: Arsenic (abbv.)....AS; RIP + AS = PARIS
Quiz by kiwirage
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Last updated: June 13, 2019
First submittedFebruary 20, 2015
Times taken8,198
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Clue 1
Answer
 
Capital City
 
Answer
Clue 2
Loose coins
CHANGE
=>
COPENHAGEN
<=
OPEN
Not closed
Massage, knead
RUB
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BEIRUT
<=
TIE
Man's neckwear
Butterfly catcher
NET
=>
ATHENS
<=
ASH
Fireplace residue
A long, long, time ___
AGO
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SANTIAGO
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SATIN
Luxurious, shiny fabric
Downpour
RAIN
=>
NAIROBI
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BIO
Prefix to hazard or sphere
Livid, angry
MAD
=>
AMSTERDAM
<=
STREAM
Brook, creek
Anjou fruit
PEAR
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PRETORIA
<=
TRIO
Musical threesome
Victoria's Secret item
BRA
=>
CANBERRA
<=
CRANE
Origami bird
Bond or Monroe, eg.
JAMES
=>
JERUSALEM
<=
RULE
Reign over
Wicked, naughty
BAD
=>
ISLAMABAD
<=
SALAMI
Type of Italian sausage
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Level 74
Mar 19, 2015
Ooh, ago's clue is a bit tough - I tried decade, century, eon, age - then I discover you actually wanted me to complete a phrase!
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Level 53
Apr 26, 2015
I found it hard, too. Now that I see what it is, I think I should have figured it out.... Tough one, though.
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Level 78
Sep 18, 2017
If we are supposed to finish a quote, the quote should probably be put.....in quotes?
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Level 78
Mar 20, 2015
Some more time would be nice.
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Level 45
May 31, 2015
Agreed!
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Level 53
Apr 26, 2015
Awesome quiz. Think we could use a little more time, though.
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Level 77
May 29, 2015
I simultaneously love and hate this style of quiz.
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Level 81
Jul 8, 2018
Me too. Word scrambles are slow and not using knowledge as Q and A so I don't like them, but it's oddly rewarding to get an answer.
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Level 58
May 29, 2015
Would silk not also fit perfectly for the clue "luxurious, shiny fabric". It obviously doesn't fit with the city but its tough to get the city before both words.
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Level 81
Jul 8, 2018
Only if the capital of Chile has been moved to Skilago.
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Level 67
Aug 22, 2019
You mean silkago?
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Level 35
May 29, 2015
I need far more than 4 minutes.........hahaha
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Level 61
May 29, 2015
You find ash in ashtrays, not fireplaces, that's where soot or dust is found
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Level 81
Jul 8, 2018
Soot is from smoke. Ash is left over when you burn something. That's why a woodstove has an ash pan in the bottom with an ash scoop in an ash pail beside it.
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Level 67
Aug 22, 2019
Yea you mean cigaretash. Ash is what you get when you burn wood. Dust is generally made up from skinflakes and pethair, and you need to vacuum because of it. I hope you dont vacuum the fireplace !
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Level 80
May 29, 2015
As usual for these, interesting concept but too little time.
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Level 66
May 29, 2015
I'm embarrassed to say that I always thought Tel Aviv was the capital of Israel. I agree with Kalbahamut, too little time -- this kind of puzzle takes a bit of thought.
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Level 62
May 29, 2015
Okay, I'll submit a couple more minutes. Apart from one capital city, all the others are sitting below 30%, so it is proving quite tough in just four minutes.
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Level 80
Jun 2, 2015
Since Jerusalem is disputed territory pretty much all foreign governments do not recognize it as the capital of Israel. The Knesset (Israeli seat of government) is there, but most if not all foreign embassies are located in Tel Aviv.
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Level 63
May 11, 2017
Salamibad. Classic.
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Level 78
Sep 18, 2017
Salami good! Mongo like salami!
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Level 67
May 30, 2019
the last two answers for the capital city are inverted when you guess them
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Level 60
Jun 13, 2019
The 'capital city' column isn't aligned with the two answer columns on either side. This makes it even harder. Please fix this - using a laptop!
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Level 62
Jun 13, 2019
I've submitted a change that fixes the misalignment. Thanks for the heads up.
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Level 67
Aug 22, 2019
I don't think knead/massage works for rub. Rub is touching the surface and with massage/knead you manipulate the matter underneath not the surface. Stroke comes closer to rub. My first guess was mix, and i couldn't think of anything else that could represent knead.
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Level 67
Aug 22, 2019
Stroke with friction (or pressure) is a better way to describe rubbing I think
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Level 62
Jan 9, 2020
This was hard! I couldn't figure out any of the cities—not one—until I actually typed the letters into the answer field, taking (generally) one letter from the left and one from the right. Then the answer leaped out at me.