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Geography Generator Puzzle #4

Rearrange the letters in the grid on the left to make one significant 9-letter world location.
In addition to this - drawing only from these 9 letters - solve each geographical answer from the clues given.
Each grid letter may be used only once within an individual answer
The previous quiz in this series can be found here (Quiz #3)
Last updated: August 25, 2015
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9-Letter Location
ARGENTINA
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Answer
Chad's western neighbour
Niger
Secret UFO base? ____ 51
Area
Barrier Reef, or Lakes, eg.
Great
Moroccan port city
Tangier
Latvian capital
Riga
Paris station, ____ du Nord
Gare
Gladiatorial stage
Arena
Country tavern
Inn
Like California's sequoias
Giant
Memphis state (2 letter abbv.)
TN
Hint
Answer
Chain of mountains
Range
Albania's capital
Tirana
Taj Mahal city
Agra
Middle Eastern nation
Iran
Saskatchewan capital
Regina
Small mountain lake
Tarn
Geographically close to
Near
Berlin's Brandenburg ____
Gate
NH, aka The _____ State
Granite
'Presidential' D.C. airport
Reagan
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level 83
Jan 26, 2015
Very fun, and easier than expected with so many long answers. The abbreviation seems unnecessary, as there're plenty of longer options left in the grid: rain, train, grin, grit, rent, rant...
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level 61
Jan 26, 2015
Glad you had fun! Well, the answers need to be geography-related: grin, grit, rent and rant don't really apply. Rain and Train could be used with clues that give them geographical context, but even then they are a bit of a stretch. The abbreviation provides some nice variety, and not everyone's getting it, so it's not like it's an easy freebie for everybody.
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level 67
Jun 30, 2015
I agree that a two letter abbreviation is a very weak question. I'd suggest the queen of Jordan, perhaps, pat anything else would be better than "TN".
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level 51
Oct 8, 2015
Accept Tirane please
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level 57
Dec 19, 2016
Tanger should be accepted as an equivalent of Tangier. I am saying that as someone currently in Morocco, so I know what I am talking about.
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level 65
Jan 29, 2019
You're absolutely right - that's what it's called.
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level 70
Aug 21, 2017
Only reason I got "tarn" is because I missed it on a quiz the other day. I guess it was recent enough for me to dredge it up. Thanks Jetpunk!
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level 76
Sep 26, 2017
I got that one because of hundreds of geography lessons about glacial landforms.
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level 46
Feb 7, 2018
Memphis state abbreviation tn?
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level 61
Dec 31, 2018
They named an airport after Reagan? When he was in power... there used be a saying "Ronnie wants to turn the world into a parking lot." (meaning nuclear devastation) An airport named after him. Wow! His spirit must be proud.
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