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Word Scramble - U.S. Cities

Beat the clock to unscramble the names of these one-word U.S. Cities.
The answers change every time!
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
Population is 2017 estimate, only one-word cities with 100k are possible
Quiz by Stewart
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Last updated: July 25, 2019
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First submittedNovember 18, 2018
Times taken16,996
Average score55.0%
Rating3.99
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Scramble
State
Population
City
liekeln
Texas
145,482
Killeen
oonelgwid
California
110,598
Inglewood
isboe
Idaho
226,570
Boise
kealodwo
New Jersey
102,682
Lakewood
ioedtrt
Michigan
673,104
Detroit
divae
Florida
105,149
Davie
leinvlavse
Indiana
118,930
Evansville
olyowodlh
Florida
153,627
Hollywood
inddepnencee
Missouri
117,306
Independence
taltaan
Georgia
486,290
Atlanta
Scramble
State
Population
City
lasiferebdk
California
380,874
Bakersfield
oalejlv
California
122,105
Vallejo
atonnfa
California
211,815
Fontana
ulnisvleht
Alabama
194,585
Huntsville
ewratryub
Connecticut
108,629
Waterbury
susltacoao
Alabama
100,287
Tuscaloosa
wltcraeera
Florida
115,513
Clearwater
dcrlsaab
California
115,330
Carlsbad
dpeviocrne
Rhode Island
180,393
Providence
ielrhag
North Carolina
464,758
Raleigh
43 Comments
+8
Level 75
Nov 19, 2018
There are just too many random California cities...
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Level 68
Nov 19, 2018
About time to learn them perhaps? ;)
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Level 70
Nov 19, 2018
Take your time and drive thru Southern California. You'll learn them automatically!
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Level 21
Jun 7, 2023
yeah imma fly all the way to california and take a drive. be back by 10!!
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Level 75
May 3, 2019
*through
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Level 92
Feb 6, 2020
Driving through Southern California automatically gives you several hours in your car with nothing better to do...
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Level 76
Nov 19, 2018
Wow. This. Is. One. Of. The. Best. Quizzes. on. Jetpunk. Enough gimmes to get hooked and enough killers to keep me coming back, and enough places I never heard of but have a chance of creating a city-sounding name and getting it anyway. Plus enough technical features to admire too. Thanks Stewart. 13/20 on the 3rd go.
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Level 68
Nov 19, 2018
Wow. This. Is. One. Of. The. Nicest. Comments. on. JetPunk.

But seriously, thanks a lot Jeremy, means so much to know people enjoy my quizzes. I'm really enjoying making all these randomised quizzes, so many possibilities!

13/20 sounds like there's plenty of tries left to get 20/20 😉 Then the more difficult job of getting 20/20 reliably!

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Level 74
Nov 26, 2018
How do you randomize the answers on a quiz, anyway? I've been wanting to make one for a while.
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Level 68
Nov 26, 2018
It utilises JetPunk's copy-quizzes function. A guide (written by me) to how it works can be found on JetPunk's subreddit wiki here! If you need more help with it, feel free to ask a question on there or here and I'll happily help out :)
+4
Level 82
Nov 19, 2018
Good quiz, but not for non Americans. Please make same quiz for every country on earth.
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Level 68
Nov 20, 2018
There is also a 1M Cities Version, however this is currently now featured (and over half are from Asia)
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Level 68
Feb 24, 2019
I meant *not featured here. I realise this is confusing otherwise!
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Level 83
Jul 25, 2019
On my round, I got Cambridge, Newark and Worcester just because I saw UK cities in the anagrams. But I agree, it is very challenging otherwise.
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Level 74
Nov 20, 2018
I'm really good at anagramming and I know most of the city names, but there's just not enough time, so after 3-4 tries, it's just frustrating.
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Level 77
Nov 20, 2018
Might be worth considering to have the letters in all caps. The smaller case ones so easily blend into one another on the screen and it makes it unnecessarily harder.
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Level 68
Nov 20, 2018
I can’t change this sadly, this is down to QM’s JavaScript for all the word scrambles which lowercases all the characters (as well as removing accents)
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Level 77
Nov 20, 2018
Ah well. Will have to make do until he changes it (if he does). In the meanwhile I've learned there's a Hollywood in Florida and of 20 towns there'll always be 2 that are totally impossible to decipher.
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Level 68
Nov 20, 2018
I too only learnt of the Floridian Hollywood through making the quiz! And those 2 are usually from California is what I find. But with more practice, I’m sure everybody could get there eventually.
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Level 77
Nov 20, 2018
That. And then a dose of luck. Apparently it only took 28 tries in the end, although it sure felt like more.
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Level 68
Nov 20, 2018
A+ for effort at least! 28 is better than I’ve done (I’ve done it 10 times and can’t get more than 15 yet). Now to come back tomorrow and see if you can repeat that success! 😉
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Level 77
Jul 26, 2019
Now it's tomorrow (the quiz is reset for some reason). I've tried once so far.
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Level 68
Jul 26, 2019
The quiz got reset because the way JetPunk handles scramble quizzes was changed, and because of that this quiz needed changing manually (since the scramble column was in the middle). All this meant that the stats got reset. Sorry :/
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Level 77
Jul 26, 2019
It only took me five times today. Luckier day :D
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Level 68
Jul 26, 2019
Woah! That's seriously impressive sillie :D
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Level 67
Nov 20, 2018
I was so hoping "Phantom, VA" was going to be a real place. Alas...
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Level 68
Nov 20, 2018
This is a really good quiz, I think this will widen my knowledge of some cities in america :)
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Level 92
Nov 21, 2018
Gaa! 19 this time; curse you Pearland TX! Had 2 Springfields in a row, though, so that helped.
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Level 75
Feb 24, 2019
Pearland was one of the two I missed - never heard of it nor Gresham, OR.
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Level 92
Feb 6, 2020
Coldstates is apparently not an Arizonan city.
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Level 89
Nov 22, 2018
As hard as I tried to get Escondido, the answer remained hidden ;)
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Level 72
Nov 26, 2018
Tough old quiz for us non-Americans. Four or five answers I had never heard of, along with a few that I was face palming over missing.
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Level 71
Feb 24, 2019
Tricky! I'm American and I was only familiar with half of the mentioned cities.
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Level 66
Feb 24, 2019
Is Albuquerque on here??
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Level 68
Feb 25, 2019
Yes it is :)
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Level 16
Feb 26, 2019
Great quiz, love these things. For some reason, the yellow box is not showing and it will not let me answer. I tried refreshing, but it did not work. Thanks!
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Level 68
Feb 26, 2019
Are you on mobile? The mobile site sometimes has some troubles.
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Level 82
Jul 26, 2019
38th try to get 20 for me
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Level 90
Jul 27, 2019
This quiz contain at least two townships in New Jersey, which are not cities. Great quiz though, I always get hung up on one last California city.
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Level 73
Aug 8, 2019
I love this quiz so much. Always exciting when I get them all. I am not great at anagrams so I fail pretty often but that's what makes it a challenge.
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Level 69
Aug 14, 2019
Great quiz This is more challenging than the United States state anagram quiz for sure (it took me three tries) as there are many choices. I almost wish I wouldn't have scored all 20 so quickly as it is fun. The populations are helpful. A map version would be awesome but probably impossible to create. I'll take it again anyway!
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Level 84
Oct 5, 2020
Super quiz. I think I caught a break on the city list I was given. Heard of every one except Sparks, NV. But with only a single vowel, it didn't take long to stumble upon the correct answer.
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Level 66
Mar 18, 2024
surely there must be a way to make l's and i's and m's and rn's more easily distinguishable. it doesn't seem like part of the quiz should be a struggle to make out the letters