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Countries Breakdown Puzzle #6

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 #5)
Quiz by kiwirage
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Last updated: February 27, 2019
First submittedMarch 17, 2015
Times taken8,283
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Clue 1
Answer
 
Country
 
Answer
Clue 2
Lock opener
KEY
=>
TURKEY
<=
RUT
Deep groove in road
Chest bone
RIB
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SERBIA
<=
SEA
One of Sinbad's seven
"No pain, no ____"
GAIN
=>
NIGERIA
<=
IRE
Anger, rage
Castle remnants
RUIN
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BURUNDI
<=
BUD
Unopen flower
Japanese currency
YEN
=>
GERMANY
<=
GRAM
1/1000 of a kilogram
Faculty head
DEAN
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GRENADA
<=
RAG
Scrap of cloth
Body's listening device
EAR
=>
SURINAME
<=
MINUS
Less than zero
Concert location
VENUE
=>
VENEZUELA
<=
LAZE
Relax, lounge around
Vend
SELL
=>
SEYCHELLES
<=
CHEESY
Filled with cheddar, eg.
Scratches one's skin
ITCHES
=>
LIECHTENSTEIN
<=
LENIENT
Not strict; tolerant
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level 46
Sep 21, 2015
I always get caught out with the plurals, I need to read!
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level 76
Sep 21, 2015
Great quiz. Can't believe I missed Liechtenstein. What else could it have been???
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level 59
Sep 21, 2015
The lines don't match up on mobile app so can't tell which clue goes with which, makes it much harder...
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level ∞
Sep 21, 2015
I will take a look. I don't think this is anything that can be fixed by you @kiwirage. Sorry.
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level 62
Sep 21, 2015
I previewed the change on my phone, and it looks correct now (for me at least).
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level ∞
Sep 22, 2015
You fixed it! But I will still take a look since it seems to be adding unnecessary line breaks.
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level 62
Sep 22, 2015
Thanks!
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level 66
Sep 21, 2015
More time, please!
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level 67
Sep 21, 2015
Technically 'minus' means: to negate, or to subtract. And it's almost always used as a verb (even if it's a noun)>>> Five minus Five equals Zero. But when you say something is less than zero then it's negative; you can say 'negative Five plus Seven' but you shouldn't say 'minus Five plus Seven'. It's a common mistake. Please try to change the clue :)
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level 62
Sep 21, 2015
What nonsense! :) In my maths classes growing up, we said 'minus five plus seven' just as often as we said 'negative five plus seven'. Aside from that, think of the clue in the context of temperature: five degrees less than zero is minus five, eg.
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level 73
Sep 24, 2015
HatemAli is correct, if a little pedantic. Just because one says it in maths classes growing up, or is in common usage, doesn't make it right! Though in the context of giving clues in a quiz, if it leads to many people getting the answer (and those who know "better" surely would think to try the "common, yet technically incorrect" response), I don't have a huge problem
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level 62
Sep 24, 2015
I dare you to look up the definition of 'minus'. When used as an adjective that describes temperature, 'minus' (just like 'negative') means 'less than zero'. The clue is completely accurate.
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level 51
Mar 28, 2017
I'm with kiwirage. I tried negative first and then I tried minus. It's an accurate definition of the word, if a somewhat informal one, much like reading +5 as 'plus five'.
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level 67
Nov 3, 2018
Agree with kiwirage and aesthus. Never heard such nonsense as spouted by HatemAli and ChipOtley. Of course you can say "minus five"! Never heard anyone say "negative five" (such tortured prose!) in my life and I'm 63.
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level 75
Mar 15, 2019
This may be a cultural thing? I did not get the answer. Growing up as an American, we would say "negative five plus seven" but not "minus five plus seven." At least I've never heard it put that way. I don’t care if you change it or not, just pointing that out.
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level 71
Jun 10, 2019
I'm Australian and it made perfect sense to me. To say that it is "almost always" used as a verb is simply ridiculous. It is clearly also an adjective and a noun.
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level 52
Sep 21, 2015
I love these! I'm not very good at them, but what a great challenge!
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level 45
May 1, 2018
Love these, so much fun!
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level 62
Feb 26, 2019
Updated with a redesign, more time and a couple of clue adjustments.
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level 80
Jun 11, 2019
First one where I got them all. These are hard, in that if you miss even a single one of the short clues, you're almost certainly dead in the water. Tough stuff.
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