Weekly Puzzles #4 - Subdivisions 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.

Please note that for the United Kingdom, the subdivisions will be Lieutenancy Areas, not the four countries.


EASY


MEDIUM

Rajasthan

Amazonas

Xinjiang

Bavaria

Sakha Republic

Hokkaido

Alaska


HARD

Grodno & Mogilev

Trøndelag & Viken

Neuchâtel & Vaud

Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina & Republika Srpska

Murmansk & Arkhangelsk

Luhansk & Donetsk

Lincolnshire & Dorset


Last week's puzzles (and answers)

BONUS PUZZLE!

Can you name the subdivisions highlighted on the maps in the first puzzle?


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

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Level 61
Feb 26, 2021
ANSWERS (spoilers!)

1. subdivisions in Asia

2. largest subdivisions in their respective countries

3. subdivisions in European nations NOT in the European Union

Grodno & Mogilev - Belarus, Trøndelag & Viken - Norway, Neuchâtel & Vaud - Switzerland, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina & Republika Srpska - Bosnia and Herzegovina, Murmansk & Arkhangelsk - Russia, Luhansk & Donetsk - Ukraine, Lincolnshire & Dorset - United Kingdom

BONUS (in order): Jeju, Dubai, Nagano, Bangkok, Balochistan, Kerala, Tibet

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Level 57
Feb 19, 2021
Is this the answer to the first one?
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Level 61
Feb 19, 2021
Nope haha
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Level 51
Feb 19, 2021
I was afraid it was going to be that :)
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Level 51
Feb 19, 2021
Hard: Subdivisions in a country with a dictator?
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Level 61
Feb 19, 2021
Sorry, that's incorrect.
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Level 51
Feb 19, 2021
Easy: Jeju
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Level 61
Feb 19, 2021
There's going to be more clues, but yes, that's Jeju. You have to find the connection as I reveal clues.
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Level 63
Feb 19, 2021
1. Island subdivisions?
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Level 61
Feb 19, 2021
Good guess but that's not the correct answer.
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Level 55
Feb 19, 2021
1. Islands

2. Coastal Subdivisions

3. Oblasts

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Level 61
Feb 19, 2021
Sorry, those are not the right answers.
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Level 74
Feb 19, 2021
Jeju, India, Belarus
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Level 61
Feb 19, 2021
Sorry, try guessing again tomorrow.
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Level 57
Feb 19, 2021
1. Subdivisions that are inside of countries that contain South or North?

3. Slavic Subdivisions?

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Level 61
Feb 19, 2021
Those are good guesses but not the correct answers.
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Level 41
Feb 19, 2021
Hard: Subdivisions in Eastern europe
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Level 61
Feb 19, 2021
Sorry, that's not the answer.
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Level 61
Feb 19, 2021
Hard: Former USSR subdivisions?
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Level 61
Feb 19, 2021
It's a good guess but not the correct answer, sorry.
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Level 38
Feb 20, 2021
Medium: Capitals begin with J

Easy: Is at least 300km from it's country

Hard: Who's country borders Russia

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Level 61
Feb 20, 2021
Sorry, those are not the answers.
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Level 52
Feb 20, 2021
Easy: Subdivisions in countries bordering communist countries

Medium: Subdivisions larger than 300,000 km

Hard: Subdivisions that used to be part of the USSR

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Level 61
Feb 20, 2021
Sorry, try again once the next clues drop.
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Level 32
Feb 20, 2021
Is the Brazilian Amazonas, Colombian Amazonas, or Peruan Amazonas? I'm trying to participate, but that's difficult.
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Level 61
Feb 20, 2021
Good guess but that's not the right answer.
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Level 57
Feb 20, 2021
He's saying like that is it the Amazonas in Brazil, Peru or Colombia?
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Level 61
Feb 20, 2021
I think so but it's not really a connection since it has nothing to do with Rajasthan.
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Level 61
Feb 20, 2021
Medium: Biggest subdivisions by area in their country
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Level 61
Feb 20, 2021
That is correct! Congratulations!
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Level 57
Feb 20, 2021
All: Somalia (jk)

Ok here is my guesses:

Easy: Subdivisions in Asia or Coastal Subdivisions?

Medium: Landlocked Subdivisions?

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Level 61
Feb 20, 2021
You are correct! Congratulations on solving the easy puzzle!
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Level 41
Feb 20, 2021
Lol I answered easy same thing without reading your comment.
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Level 41
Feb 20, 2021
Easy: Subdivisions in Asia

Medium: Subdivisions in South America

Hard: Subdivisions in Europe

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Level 61
Feb 20, 2021
Congrats! The answer to the easy puzzle is correct!

The other two guesses are incorrect, sorry.

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Level 63
Feb 20, 2021
Never thought easy would be that easy.
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Level 61
Feb 20, 2021
I had to make up puzzles on the fly this week, so sorry about the difficulty levels.
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Level 38
Feb 20, 2021
Hard: Has a city with it's first few letters
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Level 61
Feb 20, 2021
Sorry, that's not the answer.
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Level 55
Feb 20, 2021
hard: Pairs of Subdivisions that Traverse the length of their country
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Level 61
Feb 20, 2021
It's a great guess but not the answer.
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Level 63
Feb 20, 2021
2. Largest subdivision by area in their country
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Level 61
Feb 20, 2021
Correct! Congratulations!
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Level 51
Feb 21, 2021
Is it ok if I make a similar blog to this?
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Level 51
Feb 21, 2021
Also, Hard: Subdivisions that do not border each other by one other subdivision. (ex. Grodno and Mogilev are blocked by Minsk)
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Level 61
Feb 21, 2021
Sure! I'm excited to see it!

For the guess - while it's a good guess, it's not the answer.

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Level 57
Feb 21, 2021
So the subdivisions in the first puzzle is Jeju, Sharjah and Osaka?
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Level 61
Feb 21, 2021
The first one is Jeju. The others are not Sharjah and Osaka.
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Level 55
Feb 21, 2021
Jeju, Dubai, Nagano
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Level 61
Feb 21, 2021
Those are the three subdivisions. Congrats!
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Level 55
Feb 21, 2021
To piggyback off of Sirphillipines

3. Subdivisions separated by a geographical feature

Grodno and Mogilev are separated by Minsk

Trondelag and Viken are separated by Hedmark

Neuchatel and Vaud are separated by Lake Neuchatel

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Level 61
Feb 21, 2021
It's a good guess but not the right one.
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Level 15
Feb 21, 2021
1. Asia Subdivisions? (Jeju, Dubai and Nagano)

2. Largest National Subdivisions

3. Bordering Subdivisions

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Level 41
Feb 22, 2021
First One is right. I know because me and another one answered it.
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Level 61
Feb 22, 2021
Congrats on solving the easy and medium puzzles!
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Level 15
Feb 21, 2021
To confirm, I did not read any comment so I don't know what's already answered and what's not.
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Level 57
Feb 22, 2021
Medium and Easy are solved.
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Level 41
Feb 22, 2021
Hard: Subdivisions in a country which has red in its flag
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Level 61
Feb 22, 2021
Sorry, that is incorrect.
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Level 63
Feb 22, 2021
3. Subdivisions that border another country
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Level 61
Feb 22, 2021
It's a good guess but not correct.
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Level 74
Feb 22, 2021
Medium: Subdivisions that are the largest in their respective country
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Level 38
Feb 22, 2021
Already guessed and it is correct
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Level 61
Feb 22, 2021
Congrats! That is correct!
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Level 55
Feb 22, 2021
Ok. I am going to go very similar to guess #2 of mine, but I'll change it up a bit to match everything

Subdivisions that are on opposite sides of their country

Grodno is on the West, Mogilev is on the East

Trondelag is on the Northwest, Viken is on the Southeast

Neuchatel is on the North, Vaud is on the South

FBH is on the Northwest/West, Srpska is on the Southeast/East

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Level 55
Feb 22, 2021
Also, regardless of whether I get it wrong or not, I really appreciate your efforts. In school, Geography is stuff like "Where is Paris(country)" which is terribly boring. These are wayyyyyyyyy more fun.
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Level 61
Feb 22, 2021
Thanks! I stumbled upon a show called Only Connect (it's a British TV show) on YouTube and wanted to try to put a spin on it.

You can watch episodes on this channel (not mine).

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Level 62
Feb 22, 2021
Ohhhh I knew this was similar to Only Connect, kinda wanna to do my own little round with a connect wall and everything probably sometime soon
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Level 55
Feb 25, 2021
7 days and still no subdivision that breaks this pattern
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Level 61
Feb 25, 2021
Neuchâtel and Vaud aren't on opposite sides of Switzerland.
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Level 61
Feb 22, 2021
Sorry, that's a good guess but not correct.
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Level 38
Feb 22, 2021
3. Subdivisions close to Germany
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Level 61
Feb 22, 2021
Sorry, but that's incorrect.
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Level 52
Feb 22, 2021
Bonus:

Jeju-do (South Korea)

Dubai (UAE)

Nagano (Japan)

Bangkok (Thailand)

I don't think you should do it next time cuz all I did was CTRL U and got the urls of the pictures...

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Level 61
Feb 22, 2021
Correct.

I didn't really put too much thought into it. It's supposed to be a little extra challenge.

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Level 41
Feb 24, 2021
3. Subdivisions in slavic countries
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Level 55
Feb 24, 2021
Switzerland isn't slavic neither is norway
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Level 61
Feb 24, 2021
Sorry, that's incorrect. Only three of those pairs are from Slavic nations.
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Level 57
Feb 24, 2021
Bonus: Jeju, Dubai, Nagano, Bangkok, Balochistan.
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Level 61
Feb 24, 2021
Correct!
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Level 55
Feb 24, 2021
Add Kerala to that
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Level 61
Feb 24, 2021
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Level 55
Feb 25, 2021
And tibet
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Level 41
Feb 25, 2021
3.Subdivisions in countries which have parts in europe
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Level 61
Feb 25, 2021
That's part of it, I'll let you have another crack at it.
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Level 55
Feb 25, 2021
Subdivisons of countries in Europe that are NOT EU countries. If this is right, give 4knowledge part of the credit
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Level 61
Feb 25, 2021
Correct! Congrats!
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Level 55
Feb 25, 2021
Oh yeah, and Is it okay if I make one of these, and put my own twist on it?
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Level 61
Feb 25, 2021
Sure!
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Level 38
Feb 26, 2021
Bonus: Jeju, Dubai, Nagano, Bangkok, Balochistan, Kerala, Tibet
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Level 61
Feb 26, 2021
Correct!
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Level 57
Feb 26, 2021
Can I do a Monarch Version of this?
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Level 61
Feb 26, 2021
Sure! I'll be looking forward to it!