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World Cities by 10 Category Elimination

Name any 5-million city that applies to the given category. Another category will be shown - name any cities that applies to both of those, and so on. Can you finish this puzzle?
Using 5-million cities based on citypopulation.de (top ~90)
Challenge: guess 10 different cities!
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Last updated: January 4, 2020
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First submittedOctober 3, 2019
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Average score80.0%
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Category
World City
76
is one word long
66
is located above the Equator
60
doesn't contain the letter Y
44
is not located in China
39
has fewer than 20 million people
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Category
World City
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is more than 5 letters long
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is not a world capital city
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is east of the Prime Meridian
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doesn't speak a Hindustani dialect
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is not the largest city in its country
Alexandria
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Level 35
Oct 13, 2019
Paris worked for a long time, then London until I got to the capital ones... lots of time lost there. I tried several including Cairo (which on the bad side is a capital and on the good side led me to the right answer). Great quiz!
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Level 65
Oct 13, 2019
Glad you liked it :)
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Level 81
Oct 3, 2021
I started with Cairo by chance an then took a long time to get around to the answer. Capitals threw me.
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Level 65
Nov 9, 2019
I went from Paris to London to Karachi to Istanbul but wasn't able to answer the last question.
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Level 62
Mar 4, 2020
This quiz is pretty wrong. Bangalore and Kolkata do not speak Hindustani dialects and fit the bill.
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Level 65
Mar 4, 2020
Check again, neither work for the penultimate category.
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Level 65
May 8, 2021
Hindi and Urdu are widely spoken in both cities, but are not the most widely spoken or official language in either city. I think the clue is worded ambiguously.
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Level 57
Jun 25, 2022
I don't think "check again" suffices. Care to explain a little more why they don't work? The vast majority speak Dravidian languages, the official languages are Dravidian, so what is your cut-off point for a city speaking a certain language? I'm sure you'll find Hindustani speakers in Alexandria too ;-)
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Level 57
Jun 25, 2022
I was thinking Chennai, which also fits, and has the smallest percentage of Hindustani speakers of the lot. If the quizmaker wanted to exclude cities on the Indian subcontinent, they should have simply said that instead of trying to fiddle around with languages
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Level 81
Mar 7, 2024
100% this.

(People in) Cities in southern India speak primarily Dravidian languages, not Hindustani ones.

Trying to use language families in this way is confusing the issue and indicates the quiz setter doesn't entirely know what they're talking about.

Take havdam's suggestion, fix that clue, and this would be a great quiz that I would be happy to nominate with 5 stars. As it is, the quiz is broken and gets one star.

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Level 48
Apr 5, 2020
Chennai for the first 8 then Alexandria for the last 2
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Level 68
Jul 22, 2020
Boston, Boston, Boston, Boston, Boston, Boston, Boston then I gave up. :)
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Level 67
Aug 24, 2020
I believe Nagoya fits in too?
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Level 65
Aug 24, 2020
Nagoya has a Y
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Level 83
Oct 13, 2020
What about Munich?
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Level 65
Oct 13, 2020
Only 2.2 million people
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Level 43
Dec 2, 2020
A simple google would suffice
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Level 89
May 8, 2021
Cologne worked for a number of the categories, but not the last one. It's not the largest city in Germany, so if it met the other criteria, it should have been ok at the end.
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Level 58
May 10, 2021
Me too
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Level 39
May 17, 2021
I chose Istanbul for all questions except the last one, but then I gave up.
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Level 77
Dec 5, 2021
Could you change the wording of the second question to "north of the equator" for the benefit of pedants like myself?
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Level 28
May 29, 2022
I randomly got the last one
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Level 46
Sep 4, 2022
why barcelona is not valid for the "not a capital"?
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Level 57
Feb 1, 2023
I went Miami-Miami-Miami-Miami-Miami-Chicago-Chicago-Istanbul-Istanbul then the answer :)
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Level 60
Apr 25, 2023
Cologne seems like it should work according to all of the websites I've checked regarding population. It is smaller than Berlin, Hamburg, and Munich
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Level 47
Apr 7, 2024
My first, Istanbul, got me so far 😔