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 :((
(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.