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Country Decoders #2

Guess each short clue that relates to the hidden country. When completed, the first letter of the answers will spell out that country's name.
A couple clues don't really relate to the hidden country, sorry!
Quiz by Kestrana
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Last updated: May 18, 2016
First submittedJanuary 8, 2015
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Country #1
E
Midpoint globe line
Equator
C
Neighboring country
Colombia
U
Heritage Site org
UNESCO
A
Incan mountain chain
Andes
D
World's largest fruit company
Dole
O
Spanish for gold
Oro
R
Synonym for jungle
Rainforest
Country
Ecuador
 
 
 
Country #2
I
Desert-dwelling goat
Ibex
S
King David's son
Solomon
R
Muslim month of fasting
Ramadan
A
Biblical patriarch
Abraham
E
Evacuation; migration
Exodus
L
Fillet of brined salmon
Lox
Country
Israel
Country #3
F
3-letter pine tree
Fir
I
Solid dihydrogen monoxide
Ice
N
Term for five northern countries
Nordic
L
He had 95 theses
Luther
A
Circle found near 66°N
Arctic
N
Neighboring country
Norway
D
Person who rules a duchy
Duke
Country
Finland
 
 
 
Country #4
M
Yucatan civilization
Maya
E
Spanish word for Spanish
Español
X
Marimba or glockenspiel relative
Xylophone
I
Famous pyramid: Chichen ____
Itza
C
Generic term for a hot pepper
Chili
O
Some call it black gold
Oil
Country
Mexico
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Level 75
Apr 12, 2016
Thanks for the quiz. Please accept duchess as well as duke.
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Level 61
Apr 15, 2016
Duchess will work now.
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Level 58
Dec 11, 2020
In theory, yes...
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Level 79
Apr 12, 2016
I like these, fun. Small point, shouldn't it be: Chichen _______
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Level 61
Apr 15, 2016
Fixed, thanks.
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Level 82
Apr 12, 2016
Very creative quiz. Congratulations!
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Level 75
Apr 12, 2016
Agree!
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Level 83
Apr 14, 2016
Why not "cayenne" instead of "chili"?
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Level 70
May 15, 2016
Or chipotle, for that matter. They all fit the clue.
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Level 66
Aug 21, 2016
The clue is "generic term"
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Level 58
Dec 11, 2020
Cayenne and chipotle doesn't fit the clue.
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Level 81
Apr 15, 2016
I am a bit at a loss about how "Person who rules a duchy" specifically relates to the country in question?
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Level 61
Apr 15, 2016
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Duchy_of_Finland
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Level 72
Jun 18, 2016
Still very far fetched. There were hardly any dukes around here, most of them nominal.
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Level 61
Jun 19, 2016
If you have a more appropriate suggestion for "D", that would be the most productive use of this discussion. Thanks :)
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Level 56
Aug 20, 2016
Producer of Bergman directed film Fanny och Alexander
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Level 71
Aug 21, 2016
Could find a way to work in a denmark question for the D
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Level 46
Aug 22, 2016
Like...what letter does Denmark begin with? :)
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Level 75
May 1, 2016
fun quiz! I also thought about cayenne pepper. Also, there is the fir tree, but there is also the fig tree. Can both work?
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Level 58
Feb 6, 2021
I think it was pine tree...
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Level 69
May 17, 2016
Nice quiz but what abour oak? It has 3 letters as well
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Level 77
Aug 23, 2016
Neither oak nor fig is a pine tree. Actually, neither is a fir, but at least it's an evergreen, which would make a better clue than pine, IMO.
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Level 58
Dec 11, 2020
At least fir belongs to Pinaceae (the pine family).
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Level 58
Dec 11, 2020
Three letter conifer would make a good clue.
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Level 58
Feb 6, 2021
Yeah i like that
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Level 61
May 17, 2016
I've clarified the clues about peppers and trees to be more specific.
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Level 86
Aug 22, 2016
Excellent quiz, thanks for making it. The tree clue needs another tweak, though. A fir is not a pine tree, maybe use evergreen or conifer instead of pine?
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Level 72
Jul 8, 2016
For Finland instead of the current answer you could have "Lapland" - where Santa lives. It relates more to the country.
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Level 24
Aug 20, 2016
Never heard of Lapland....
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Level 61
Dec 22, 2016
What!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wait was that just a joke or

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Level 61
Dec 22, 2016
Maybe a bit over the top.
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Level 35
Jul 13, 2016
Please accept 'Martin Luther' instead of just Luther.
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Level 61
Jul 13, 2016
The answer needs to start with L so I'm sorry but in this context, Martin Luther isn't correct. And Finland is a Lutheran country, so I think its fine to leave as is.
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Level 34
Jul 14, 2016
I like these quizzes :) I will never get all the clues but I like working between the clues and the country
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Level 73
Aug 20, 2016
I would dispute that rainforest is synonymous with jungle. I live in a rainforest in Washington State, but the nearest jungle is about two thousand miles away.
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Level 67
Aug 20, 2016
But this rainforest is in Ecuador, so it is jungle.
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Level 77
Aug 23, 2016
Rainforests have thick tree canopies which don't allow many plants to grow beneath them. Jungles have thick vegetation near the ground. A lot of people seem to be using the two terms interchangeably even though they are not the same thing, and I easily got the answer.
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Level 61
Dec 22, 2016
Just because it rains in a forest doesn't mean it's a rainforest...
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Level 70
Aug 20, 2016
I found this quiz really tricky. Even after seeing some of the answers I have no idea what the question means. "He had 95 of these" ???? What? From reading the comments I see it's about Martin Luther but still not a clue what it relates to especially as he was German not Norwegian.

The "term for five northern countries" threw me as well, all I could think was Scandinavia. Much more commonly used than 'Nordic'. Yes, I appreciate Scandinavia starts with an S and the clue needs an N, but when you haven't got the country that doesn't help.

Never heard of Lox, Dole (they must trade under a different name in the UK), or chicken Itza.

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Level 24
Aug 20, 2016
I agree, but I have heard of Dole I just couldn't think of the word and guessed Dove instead.
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Level 74
May 18, 2019
I've never heard of Dole
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Level 74
Jul 28, 2019
I've never heard of Dole
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Level 70
Apr 24, 2017
Strictly speaking, Finland isn't part of Scandinavia, I learned while at school up there. The region of Scandinavia being based on the language and historical ties of Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Iceland and Finland are sometimes called Scandinavian but are more accurately Nordic.
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Level 70
May 10, 2017
Nine months on and I STILL can't read. Redid the quiz and read it as "these" again. Gold star for me.
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Level 50
Aug 20, 2016
Being picky, I know, but a Fir is not a type of Pine tree, they are both completely separate families of coniferous trees.
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Level 73
Aug 20, 2016
Nice quiz. Well over a hundred million Muslims (mostly from South Asia) refer to the holy month as "Ramazan." It would be worth accepting the z as well as the d. Thanks.
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Level 59
Aug 20, 2016
How dare you associate Israel with Ramadan
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Level 61
Aug 21, 2016
How dare you ignore the fact that many Muslim people live in and around Israel, and that Jerusalem is a holy city for three religions, including Islam.
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Level 61
Dec 22, 2016
Ha
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Level 67
Jul 5, 2019
So much for love thy neighbour..
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Level 57
Aug 22, 2016
Why not Adam for biblical patriarch? He was the big daddy of the bible
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Level 65
Aug 28, 2016
Love Ibex!
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Level 56
Dec 30, 2016
Please accept "chilli" with two Ls.
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Level 37
Jan 30, 2017
WHY?
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Level 87
Mar 7, 2017
Because that is how it is commonly spelt in the U.K.
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Level 33
Aug 21, 2017
Seconded.
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Level 37
Dec 2, 2019
Excellent quiz! I see nothing wrong with the clue for Duchy.

It's amazing how some people with fight tooth and nail to avoid learning something. If you didn't know that a Duke ruled a Duchy, you do now, get over it.

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Level 75
Aug 17, 2021
Is Dole that well known as a company?

If it is, I have today learned something I probably should already have known.