Countries Breakdown Puzzle #2

Solve the short clues on the right and left. Then combine the letters and unscramble to form a country name.
Example: Clue 1: Mail a letter....SEND; Clue 2: Us, not them....WE; SEND + WE = SWEDEN
The previous quiz in this series can be found here (Quiz #1)
Quiz by kiwirage
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Last updated: February 26, 2019
First submittedMarch 2, 2015
Times taken34,964
Rating3.44
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Clue 1
Answer
 
Country
 
Answer
Clue 2
Present tense of was
IS
=>
SYRIA
<=
RAY
Unit of sunshine
Show agreement
NOD
=>
JORDAN
<=
JAR
Cookie container
Swindle
CON
=>
MONACO
<=
MAO
China's chairman
Actor Aykroyd
DAN
=>
POLAND
<=
POL
Khmer Rouge's Pot
Postman's delivery
MAIL
=>
SOMALIA
<=
SAO
Paulo or Tomé, e.g.
Teenager's skin problem
ACNE
=>
ICELAND
<=
LID
Pot cover
Rubber that meets the road
TIRE
=>
ERITREA
<=
EAR
What connects Van Gogh
and Tyson
Turns down the lights
DIMS
=>
MALDIVES
<=
VEAL
Meat of a baby cow
Untruthful person
LIAR
=>
SRI LANKA
<=
SANK
What the Titanic did
Ivory Coast neighbour
GHANA
=>
AFGHANISTAN
<=
FAINTS
Passes out
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Level 54
Mar 6, 2015
Love this idea! Can you add more time?
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Level 72
Mar 8, 2015
Agreed. Enjoyed it but would have liked more time to get them all.
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Level 78
Mar 10, 2015
That's not much time to do all that, since many of the answers aren't very clear (hotel employee could be any number of answers, it's just trial and error to figure out it's maid).
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Level 59
May 8, 2015
Ditto
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Level 80
Jun 28, 2016
A year later and still not enough time!
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Level ∞
Feb 25, 2019
Added two more minutes.
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Level 80
Feb 26, 2019
Did much better this time. Still, tried about ten words for swindle. Never got the right one.
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Level 66
May 25, 2015
lol that's...bad
+1
Level 79
Dec 11, 2015
Got 'em all this time. This one seemed much easier for me than the first quiz. I did horribly on that one.
+3
Level 72
May 17, 2016
Yeah, kiwirage, done several of these now, and us mere humans need more time. I really think the stats skew because of people taking them over and over. But I really do love these!!!
+1
Level 72
Oct 16, 2017
Still love them! STILL need more time! The percentages should show you that no one is able to get to much of the country unscramblings.
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Level 62
Feb 26, 2019
Two more minutes now :-)
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Level 79
Apr 8, 2019
I may be wrong, but I thought I read somewhere on this site that stats are only counted the first time a quiz is taken, so repeats shouldn't make any difference. Does anyone else know for certain?
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Level 67
Nov 27, 2019
Normally retaking a quiz doesnt change the stats. I am not sure what happens with the stats when a quiz is reset. I had to redo this one, it was on 0 points though I had taken it before. Edit: I am assuming the stats were reset aswell, since I don't see 50% but all my answers are 100%
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Level 69
Dec 24, 2016
Ggrrr sAnk. I tried, Sink and Sunk and couldn't understand what else it could be. Sunk didn't occur to me. Doh.
+1
Level 86
Feb 26, 2019
I tried tyre, wheel etc. Never thought of the US spelling.
+1
Level 73
Feb 26, 2019
I typed tyre and it was accepted as a type-in for the US spelling.
+4
Level 80
Feb 26, 2019
The Titanic did sink. The Titanic didn't sank.
+5
Level 73
Feb 26, 2019
Same issue here. Better phrasing would be "what happened to the Titanic" - it sank. What the Titanic did - was sink. The difference is important.
+1
Level 60
Apr 9, 2019
I tried sink too but then rethought the question: what did the Titanic do? It sank. It's fair enough
+2
Level 89
Feb 26, 2019
LID is not shown, JAR appears twice
+2
Level 83
Feb 26, 2019
For some reason the answer for 'Pot cover' is 'Jar', this needs to be changed.
+1
Level ∞
Feb 26, 2019
Fixed, thanks
+2
Level 87
Feb 26, 2019
Love these quizzes - thanks for the time and effort to make them
+1
Level 75
Feb 26, 2019
Awesome and hard. Thanks!
+1
Level 59
Feb 26, 2019
I'm an idiot. I couldn't figure out what to do. I finished the first column, but was clueless on the second.
+1
Level 62
Apr 6, 2019
loved the quiz!

didn't get a lot at first because i keep on forgetting that i need to consider tenses when answering :((

for example: i entered 'sink' instead of 'sank',

'dim' instead of 'dims' etc.

so i thought i'd answered wrongly :((

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Level 67
Nov 27, 2019
Dim ... no, huh? Rereads the question, ahhh ofcourse. Dimmer. No, huh what?!? Switch? No, then I think I tried another synonym which I cant remember atm, and even started thinking about snuffing out a candle but kept coming back to dimmer and didnt get why that wasnt the answer. Think I tried dimmed aswell.

(and please no smartass replies like then it wouldnt fit the country, or make up a new country like "since when is maldivemer a country.." (and automatically I read that in a very annoying voice) because I hadnt guessed that yet, obviously..)

perhaps not my brightest moment ;) but an ambiguous clue which could be read like I did. And once you are stuck on a noun, thinking about a thing that turns the lights down, it is hard to get away from that train of thought.

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Level 72
Sep 8, 2020
you need to use crossword logic on these quizzes. Always always always match the tense of the question. Turns down the lights wouldn't be "dim" it would be "to dim" or "dims." If the clue wanted "dim" it would have been written "Turn down the lights" without the 's'.