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U.S. Cities by Clue #1

Can you name these American cities based on three short clues?
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Last updated: December 5, 2019
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First submittedMarch 20, 2012
Times taken45,101
Average score60.0%
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Clues
City
Rain, Starbucks, Space Needle
Seattle
Deep-dish Pizza, Skyscrapers, Oprah
Chicago
Alcatraz, Golden Gate, Grateful Dead
San Francisco
Cars, Eminem, Robocop
Detroit
NORAD, Pikes Peak,
U.S. Olympic Committee
Colorado Springs
Liberty Bell, Rocky, Cheesesteak
Philadelphia
Little Havana, Dexter, Hurricane Andrew
Miami
Politeness, Porgy and Bess, Fort Sumter
Charleston
Coke, Ted Turner, Delta Air Lines
Atlanta
Bourbon Street, Étouffée,
Louis Armstrong
New Orleans
Clues
City
Mall of America, Target, Prince
Minneapolis
Elvis, Beale Street, Mississippi River
Memphis
Edgar Allan Poe, Crabcakes, The Wire
Baltimore
Beer, Lake Michigan, Happy Days
Milwaukee
Kodak, Erie Canal,
White Hot Garbage Plate
Rochester
Baylor, David Koresh, Brazos River
Waco
Alamo, River Walk, Spurs
San Antonio
Furniture, Amway, Gerald Ford
Grand Rapids
The Goonies, Cloudy, Columbia River
Astoria
Route 66, Lowell Observatory,
Near Grand Canyon
Flagstaff
41 Comments
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Level 15
May 24, 2012
Gerald Ford = Ann Arbor?
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Level 84
Oct 6, 2014
Based on what?
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Level 78
Oct 8, 2014
Graduate of University of Michigan. But he was from Grand Rapids. That is where he represented in Congress.
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Level 84
Nov 10, 2014
Gerald Ford Airport is in Grand Rapids.
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Level 60
Feb 2, 2016
Seriously, fuanacdc- a quick Google search can help you not look like an ignoramus.
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Level 90
Jun 7, 2017
I'm guessing escojm doesn't recognize the irony of his comment.
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Level 76
Jun 21, 2023
I always confuse Ann Rapids and Grand Arbor
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Level 37
Jun 2, 2012
GOONIES!
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Level 63
Apr 3, 2024
Goonies are forever. :)
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Level 60
Jun 15, 2013
mall of america is in bloomington
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Level 82
Nov 10, 2014
A suburb of Minneapolis.
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Level 66
Jun 3, 2014
Being from Rochester, a garbage plate is something that all locals immediately recognize and relate to. They're so damn good.
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Level 75
Jul 22, 2014
What is it?
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Level 66
Nov 10, 2014
A plate with macaroni salad, home fries, and normally 2 hamburger patties on top (though you can do hot dogs or some other meat). It's essentially a heart attack on a plate but it's heavenly, especially with hot sauce and some mustard.
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Level 76
Jun 21, 2023
Never heard of this, I'll have to check it out if I go to Rochester
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Level 82
Nov 10, 2014
sounds like garbage.
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Level 84
Feb 1, 2017
Sounds like a great way to go. :-)
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Level 51
Jul 28, 2014
As a Clevelander, I object to not seeing "guns, mistake, lousy teams."
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Level 37
Sep 12, 2014
Cleveland has the most stunning sunsets I've ever seen.
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Level 92
Oct 14, 2014
And apparently the heart of rock and roll.
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Level 84
Feb 1, 2017
So after being told he only has 6 months to live, the guy freaks out, wondering what to do. The doctor tells him, "Relax! Just look for the fattest, ugliest woman you can find...marry her...and then move to Cleveland. The next 6 months will seem like an eternity."
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Level 44
Mar 1, 2018
Cleveland also hasa river that catches on fire sometimes.. ;)
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Level 83
Oct 11, 2014
You're kidding about Astoria, right? We're supposed to remember some obscure town from a 1985 movie (great movie, BTW) that has less than 10,000 people??
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Level 91
Oct 14, 2014
The QM has a habit of putting one very difficult question into every quiz, just to separate the good from the great.
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Level 82
Nov 10, 2014
I used to love that movie but couldn't remember where it was set.
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Level 75
Nov 10, 2014
It was also the setting for Kindergarten Cop. I would have gotten it from that clue, but just couldn't remember where Goonies was set.
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Level 46
Nov 11, 2014
I LOVE that you put Astoria in here! Of course, I'm also a huge Goonies fan AND I'm from Oregon, so....
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Level 34
Nov 11, 2014
i got em all and i'm only 32 years old and american!
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Level 51
Jul 31, 2015
Amazing!
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Level 68
Jun 15, 2017
Surely that's the ideal position to be in. Or is it just a joke it probably is.
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Level 86
Nov 13, 2014
100% with 2:27 left. pretty easy clues for anyone that pays attention to U.S. geography
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Level 79
Nov 10, 2023
Almost none of the clues have to do with geography
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Level 37
Apr 30, 2016
Happy days ;)
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Level 44
Mar 1, 2018
Flagstaff is like an hour and a half drive from the Grand Canyon, its not that close...just sayin
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Level 46
Nov 6, 2018
By the standards of this region, that's pretty close. Oh...writing from Flagstaff, in case that wasn't clear.
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Level 43
Jul 7, 2019
Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon are pretty much synonymous coming from someone who's from Chicago
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Level 87
Jun 1, 2019
It's a shame so few people got Colorado Springs, however, I think USAFA would be a better clue than NORAD ... as a proud citizen of the fine city of Colorado Springs :P
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Level 43
Jul 7, 2019
These were all relatively big cities and you just threw in Astoria. I knew it was Oregon and guessed Portland, Bend, Eugene, and New Salem but didn't even know Astoria existed. Also this should be a yellow box quiz.
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Level 76
Jun 21, 2023
I thought it was kind of weird too because Astoria isn't a very large city. I know where it is on the map and that Goonies is set there, but that's it
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Level 70
Aug 2, 2023
It's just Salem, not New
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Level 77
Jul 9, 2023
I'd never heard of Astoria and I really know my cities. But that's great, I enjoy when people push the difficulty. A quiz like this should have challenging answers for noobies and turbo-nerds alike. Wonderful quiz!