Weekly Puzzles #3 - Countries Edition

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RULES


There are three puzzles, each sets of seven clues. On the first day, I'll release one clue for each puzzle. The three puzzles range from easy to hard and you have to find the thing that connects the clues. If you think that you know the answer, put it in the comments and I'll tell you if you're right. If you want to figure the puzzles out yourself, don't open the comments. This is for fun. Clues will be added around 5:00 PM UTC/12:00 PM EST/9:00 AM Pacific daily. You can guess once after each clue is added and all guesses after that will be ignored.


EASY

Ukraine

Nigeria

Kyrgyzstan

Honduras

Indonesia

Qatar

Pakistan


MEDIUM


HARD

Ecuador

Russia

Indonesia

Colombia

United States

Japan

Chile


Last week's puzzles (and answers)

Congrats to ProximaCentauri for solving last week's first puzzle and rg1227 for solving last week's second puzzle! Thank you to everyone who tried last week's puzzles!

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Level 61
Feb 19, 2021
ANSWERS (spoilers!)

1. countries with two colors on their flags

2. countries where the capital is not the largest city

Malta - Birkirkara (~22,000) and Valletta (~6,000), Tanzania - Dar es Salaam (~2,698,000) and Dodoma (~180,000), United Arab Emirates - Dubai (~1,137,000) and Abu Dhabi (~603,000), Australia - (~4,627,000) and Canberra (~368,000), China - Shanghai (~22,315,000) and Beijing (~11,717,000), Turkey - Istanbul (~14,804,000) and Ankara (~3,517,000), Brazil - São Paulo (~10,021,000) and Brasilia (~2,208,000)

3. countries on the Ring of Fire

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Level 55
Feb 12, 2021
1. Black sea countries?

2. Island Countries?

3. Countries that fought a war with goats?

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Level 61
Feb 12, 2021
Sorry, those are incorrect.
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Level 57
Feb 12, 2021
1. Borders Russia?

2. Island Nations?

3. South American Countries?

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Level 61
Feb 12, 2021
Sorry, those are incorrect.
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Level 67
Feb 12, 2021
Just a heads up: UTC and GMT are the same thing. The acronyms stand for different things, but they both point to time in relation to the UK. 9 a.m. PST = 5 p.m. UTC = 5 p.m. GMT

You probably meant EST (Eastern US time) instead of GMT

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Level 61
Feb 12, 2021
Thanks, I meant EST.
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Level 41
Feb 12, 2021
Was in USSR?

Has a coast on The Mediteranean sea?

Is on the equator?

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Level 61
Feb 12, 2021
Sorry, but that is not correct.
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Level 41
Feb 12, 2021
Can someone try twice or no?
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Level 55
Feb 12, 2021
Once per day
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Level 41
Feb 12, 2021
Ok
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Level 51
Feb 12, 2021
1. Countries in East Europe.

2. Country flags with an emblem

3. Names similar to words

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Level 51
Feb 12, 2021
Are these correct?
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Level 61
Feb 12, 2021
Sorry, incorrect.
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Level 21
Feb 12, 2021
europe

british colonies

ends with r

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Level 51
Feb 12, 2021
You might get the britsh colony correct...
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Level 52
Feb 12, 2021
Whoops I did that on my alt account 🤦‍♂️
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Level 61
Feb 12, 2021
That's incorrect, sorry.
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Level 53
Feb 12, 2021
All were colonized or taken over by a different country.

(Malta-British Empire

Ecuador- Spanish Empire

Ukraine- Russian Empire)

And I know that is not correct.

But I'm just saying.

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Level 41
Feb 12, 2021
I think you would win though
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Level 61
Feb 12, 2021
There are three different puzzles.
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Level 41
Feb 12, 2021
You didnt say if his answer is right
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Level 61
Feb 12, 2021
It's incorrect.
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Level 38
Feb 12, 2021
1. Yellow on it's flag

2. Rhymes with a overseas territory Malta= Gibraltar

3. Eastern hemisphere

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Level 38
Feb 12, 2021
They probably aren't correct
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Level 61
Feb 12, 2021
Sorry, but those are not the answers.
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Level 47
Feb 12, 2021
Hard: countries located on the equator?
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Level 61
Feb 12, 2021
Sorry, but no.
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Level 59
Feb 13, 2021
Easy: Has a disputed territory?

Medium: European country without Indo-European language?

Hard: Annexed a territory?

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Level 59
Feb 13, 2021
Sorry to be a nitpick, but if you put a line under the "RULES" subtitle at the top it would look a tiny bit nicer.
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Level 61
Feb 13, 2021
Sorry, thats not it. I'll do the line, though.
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Level 41
Feb 13, 2021

Isnt now 5:24 UTC and you should add clues on 5:00 UTC

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Level 55
Feb 13, 2021
1. Former Communist Countries

2. Countries with Capitals on the Coast

3. Both countries top exports are Crude Petroleum

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Level 61
Feb 13, 2021
Sorry, those are incorrect.
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Level 72
Feb 13, 2021
I like this concept, so I guess I'll have a go:

1) 7-letter countries

2) Countries whose capital is not its largest city

3) Seems daft, but has had a leader whose name contains "Lenin"

(Not too sure about the last one)

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Level 61
Feb 13, 2021
Answer #2 is correct! Congratulations!
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Level 55
Feb 13, 2021
Just to clear up my doubt so i don't get confused; which one did fuse answer?
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Level 41
Feb 13, 2021
Medium if I am correct
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Level 57
Feb 13, 2021
Easy: Countries that when you type them another country pops up? example: Dominica(n Republic)?

Medium: British Colonies?

Hard: Oil Countries?

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Level 61
Feb 13, 2021
Sorry, those are not the answers.
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Level 61
Feb 13, 2021
1) Second largest city begins with K (Kharkiv, Kano)?

3) Have exclaves (Galapagos, Kaliningrad)?

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Level 61
Feb 13, 2021
Good guesses but those are incorrect.
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Level 41
Feb 13, 2021
Easy: Countries which have letter E in its name

Hard: Former Communist Countries

(Not sure about first one)

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Level 61
Feb 13, 2021
Sorry, those are incorrect.
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Level 38
Feb 13, 2021
1. Countries with another country in their name

Eg UKraine NIGERia

2. Capitals end in A

ValettA dodomA

3. Border C countries

Russia borders China

Ecuador borders Colombia

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Level 41
Feb 13, 2021
Medium is guessed already.
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Level 38
Feb 13, 2021
Ok but what about the other two
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Level 38
Feb 13, 2021
I like this blog anyway
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Level 38
Feb 13, 2021
Please reply
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Level 41
Feb 13, 2021
No idea if they are right. I am not the creator of this blog you know right?
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Level 38
Feb 13, 2021
I'm asking Yeetdeet
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Level 61
Feb 13, 2021
Sorry, those are incorrect.
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Level 59
Feb 13, 2021
Easy: Highly populated in continent?

Hard: Has a chain of islands?

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Level 61
Feb 13, 2021
Sorry, that's incorrect.
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Level 54
Feb 13, 2021
Easy:has coast
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Level 61
Feb 14, 2021
Sorry, that's not correct.
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Level 51
Feb 14, 2021
Easy: Ends in a vowel

Medium: Has black on their flag

Hard: Was part of a bigger country (Gran Colombia, USSR)

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Level 61
Feb 14, 2021
Sorry, but no.
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Level 41
Feb 14, 2021
Easy: there are forests in their mainlands

Hard: Have red in their flags

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Level 61
Feb 14, 2021
Sorry, those are not the answers.
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Level 57
Feb 14, 2021
Easy: Countries that contain a N?
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Level 61
Feb 14, 2021
That's a good guess, but no.
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Level 38
Feb 14, 2021
Easy: Two colours on it's flag.

Hard: Have a city which is a city in another country as well.

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Level 61
Feb 14, 2021
The answer for the Easy puzzle is correct!
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Level 38
Feb 14, 2021
I can't believe that is right
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Level 38
Feb 14, 2021
I didn't think I would get one right
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Level 55
Feb 14, 2021
Hard: They border the Pacific Ocean?
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Level 61
Feb 14, 2021
It's a good guess, but it's not the answer.
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Level 61
Feb 14, 2021
Hard: They have the most extreme points in their continent (Ecuador is furthest west in South America, Russia is furthest north in Asia, Indonesia is furthest south in Asia).
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Level 61
Feb 14, 2021
Great guess but it's incorrect.
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Level 72
Feb 15, 2021
Hard: Transcontinental countries

Ecuador:

- Ecuador = South America

- Galapagos Islands = Oceania (possibly)

Russia:

- Russia = Europe

- Siberia = Asia

Indonesia:

- Indonesia = Asia

- Papua = Oceania

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Level 61
Feb 15, 2021
Sorry, that's incorrect.
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Level 61
Feb 15, 2021
Hard: Borders a country that starts with P?
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Level 61
Feb 15, 2021
Sorry, but that's not the correct answer.
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Level 38
Feb 15, 2021
Why doesn't last weeks answers work
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Level 61
Feb 15, 2021
Fixed.
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Level 55
Feb 15, 2021
Hard: Flags that look very similar to other flags

Colombia-Ecuadir

Russia- Netherlands

Indonesia- Poland or Monaco

Ecuador-Colombia

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Level 61
Feb 15, 2021
Sorry, that's not the answer.
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Level 61
Feb 16, 2021
1. Countries north of the equator

3. It spells eric

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Level 61
Feb 16, 2021
Sorry, those are not correct.
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Level 38
Feb 16, 2021
I have already guessed 1
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Level 55
Feb 16, 2021
Which doesn't bar him from guessing too
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Level 63
Feb 16, 2021
3. Their flags all have stripes
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Level 61
Feb 16, 2021
Sorry, that's incorrect.
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Level 55
Feb 16, 2021
Hard: Countries that recently had widespread accusations(not always true) of fraud in their elections.
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Level 61
Feb 16, 2021
Good guess but that's not the answer.
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Level 38
Feb 16, 2021
3. Their sounds sound like words

Colombia= Beer

Russia= Rush

Indonesia= In

Ecuador= Door

United States= Unite

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Level 63
Feb 16, 2021
Doesn't that apply to every word...
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Level 61
Feb 16, 2021
Sorry, that's not correct.
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Level 41
Feb 16, 2021
Hard: Is in more than a continent
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Level 61
Feb 16, 2021
That's a good guess but it's not the answer.
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Level 15
Feb 17, 2021
Easy - Countries with Terrorism/Piracy?

Medium - Countries with "A'" in their name?

Hard - Countries with overseas territories in Pacific Ocean/Oceania?

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Level 41
Feb 17, 2021
Easy and medium are guessed
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Level 61
Feb 17, 2021
Sorry, those are incorrect.
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Level 55
Feb 17, 2021
Hard: Countries with a well-documented Mafia?
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Level 61
Feb 17, 2021
Sorry, that's not the right answer.
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Level 41
Feb 17, 2021
Hard: Has red in its flag
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Level 61
Feb 17, 2021
That's a good guess but it's not the answer.
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Level 57
Feb 17, 2021
Hard: Countries that have Volcanos or Mountains?
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Level 61
Feb 17, 2021
That's not the answer but it's a little closer than you might think.
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Level 38
Feb 18, 2021
Last weeks answers don't work again
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Level 61
Feb 18, 2021
Hopefully it works now, I could've sworn I fixed it last time.
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Level 38
Feb 18, 2021
3. Part of a mountain range
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Level 62
Feb 18, 2021
Ring of Fire?
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Level 41
Feb 18, 2021
I think you got it
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Level 61
Feb 18, 2021
Congratulations! The countries have all had major earthquakes, thanks in major part to their locations in and around the Ring of Fire.
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Level 55
Feb 18, 2021
3. Countries in the Ring of Fire?
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Level 61
Feb 18, 2021
That's correct! Congrats!
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Level 55
Feb 18, 2021
Wow! I never thought I'd get one of your hard puzzles right. Chile was really REALLY helpful. Btw, I think RG and I posted at the same time, because I didn't see his comment when I posted.
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Level 62
Feb 18, 2021
heh, just tryna keep my streak of solving one of these every week :p
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Level 41
Feb 19, 2021
I think that you should add the winners to the blog, so we can know who answered the answers and that they are answered and we don't need to guess it again otherwise this competition is amazing.
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Level 61
Feb 19, 2021
Thanks! The only reason why I don't add the people who solved it is because I don't want to discourage anyone from trying to solve the puzzles by themselves. However, it's definitely something that I'll consider going forward.