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Anagram Chain - Countries

Add or remove letters as instructed. Then reorder the letters to form a new country name.
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
Quiz by colmaggio
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Last updated: July 24, 2016
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First submittedJuly 3, 2016
Times taken85,534
Average score65.0%
Rating4.98
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Iraq
Remove Q; Add N
Iran
Remove R; Add H, C
China
Remove N, I; Add D
Chad
Remove D, C; Add N, A, G
Ghana
Remove H; Add Y, U
Guyana
Remove Y, U, G; Add M, P, A
Panama
Remove N, A, P; Add B, G, I
Gambia
Remove G; Add Z
Zambia
Remove Z, B; Add W, L
Malawi
Remove A, W
Mali
Hint
Answer
Remove M; Add T, Y
Italy
Remove T; Add B
Libya
Remove Y; Add R, E, I
Liberia
Remove B, I; Add G, A
Algeria
Remove L, A; Add I, N
Nigeria
Remove A, I
Niger
Remove E; Add C, U, A(x3)
Nicaragua
Remove G, C, N; Add L, T, S
Australia
Remove L, A
Austria
Remove I, U, S; Add Q
Qatar
Remove T, A; Add I
Iraq
76 Comments
+10
Level 60
Jul 24, 2016
Yay, this quiz got featured. Quizzer6794's wish came true
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Level 65
Aug 5, 2016
Yep! Here are some others
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Level 31
Feb 2, 2019
nice plug lol
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Level 79
Apr 12, 2020
@AFCW1889 Glad you like it.
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Level 77
Jul 24, 2016
Sweet :)
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Level 93
Jul 24, 2016
Very entertaining.
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Level 80
Jul 25, 2016
Very creative! Wonderful job!
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Level 77
Jul 26, 2016
I got totally stuck when adding 3x A. Couldn't do that in my head, so cheated a bit using paper for notes.
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Level 72
Sep 24, 2016
Is it cheating to use paper? If so I feel really bad now
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Level 46
Sep 24, 2016
I don't think it's cheating. What I did was put all the letters in the answer box that were included and then it was just a word scramble.
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Level 75
Sep 25, 2016
Same here. My head won't hold that many letters at a time. :)
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Level 53
Nov 7, 2016
True
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Level 62
Jul 27, 2016
Nice one!

Not impossible, but just the right amount of challenge.

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Level 66
Aug 2, 2016
So fun...
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Level 60
Aug 2, 2016
The sarcasm is strong with this one. :P
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Level 65
Aug 5, 2016
:D
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Level 66
Sep 24, 2016
Im terrible at this lol
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Level 71
Aug 16, 2016
With a bit of backtracking I got it with 2 seconds left, figured out Liberia at the very last moment
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Level 29
Apr 16, 2022
haha me too!! Had to backtrack for some, Liberia was hardest, just got it in the nick of time.
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Level 74
Aug 30, 2016
This Australian missed Australia. Oops.
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Level 17
Sep 6, 2017
Nice going
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Level 41
Jun 23, 2019
Same
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Level 43
Jul 29, 2021
so did this one
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Level 68
Sep 24, 2016
stared at the screen for the longest time stuck on everything between Panama and Qatar before I tried typing out all the necessary letters into the answer box so I could visualize it. Finished the rest in about 30 seconds
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Level 79
Sep 24, 2016
I got stuck on Libya because I was looking at the capital I in Italy as if

it was an l :/

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Level 55
Sep 24, 2016
I like the quiz. But sometimes you have to much letter to add or remove. That could (should?) be better, to make it a proper chain.
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Level 40
Sep 24, 2016
Wow this was incredible. Made 100% with 30 seconds left, had to start typing out all the letters at the end, especially the last 3 I couldn't visualize it anymore.
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Level 76
Sep 24, 2016
Brilliant quiz - I am usually rubbish at anagrams but got them all to my great joy! Having the theme made it easier and hopefully I will get better at regular anagrams now.
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Level 71
Sep 24, 2016
Is it cheating to work from the back after getting stuck on Australia? lol
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Level 48
Sep 24, 2016
Italy minus T plus B = Bialy! Yum!
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Level 62
Sep 24, 2016
Got TOTALLY stuck at Malawi and couldn't finish. Was racking my brain trying to think of what countries had W in them....
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Level 67
Sep 24, 2016
Made it with 20 secs left. More of these needed.
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Level 42
Sep 24, 2016
This is an awesome quiz! Please, do more! :D
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Level 66
Sep 24, 2016
Thanks :) There are a few others. If you'd like to try them, just type "Anagram Chain" into the Search box.
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Level 46
Sep 25, 2016
this one is a gooooooood quiz!!! thanks!
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Level 75
Sep 25, 2016
I really enjoyed this one, although I couldn't skip over the ones I didn't know and come back to them later. They had to be done in order, top to bottom, or bottom to top. Still, the time was generous and I finished even though my husband phoned while I was working on it and I read him the grocery list before getting back to the quiz.
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Level 35
Aug 19, 2019
Although you can't really do them out of order, you can definitely skip one and go back to it later, never heard of Guyana, but I just did the subsitutions for Zambia and came back for it at the end
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Level 41
Sep 26, 2016
Finished a lot quicker than I though i would have
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Level 62
Sep 26, 2016
Really weird game. Good weird.
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Level 64
Sep 27, 2016
Cool quiz, but time runs out real fast :/ Arrived at Nicaragua, though
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Level 48
Sep 27, 2016
Great quiz! Libya took me a while.
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Level 40
Sep 28, 2016
Brilliant quiz. Thanks very much!
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Level 45
Oct 5, 2016
Great quiz. Must have suited me this, as I had nearly two and a half minutes left on the clock.
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Level 44
Oct 6, 2016
OMG Im exhausted after that, very chellenging but nice.
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Level 51
Nov 17, 2016
Nice quiz, 4.24 left on clock. Any others like this one?
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Level 69
Jan 27, 2018
Really fun one!!
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Level 60
Feb 13, 2018
ziuq nuF
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Level 55
Feb 26, 2018
Hello! Great quiz! I think there is a mistake between :

Remove Y, U, G; Add M, P, A (= Panama)

and

Remove N, A, P; Add B, G, I (= Gambia)

You cannot get to Gambia if you remove the A.

Thanks!

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Level 66
Mar 2, 2018
Hi, thanks for the comment. This should be ok, cos there's three A's in Panama but only two in Gambia. Glad you enjoyed :)
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Level 61
Oct 8, 2018
Great quiz. Finished with 20 seconds. Was confused at first by how some people could have gotten Qatar without Austria, Australia and Nicaragua, but now impressed that others thought of working backwards. Nicaragua was tough.
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Level 81
Jan 6, 2019
Really good imaginative quiz. I enjoyed it immensely.
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Level 79
May 27, 2019
... made it with 3 seconds to spare!
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Level 37
Aug 10, 2019
I loved this quiz!
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Level 78
Jan 4, 2020
Please make a series with this- it was so fun!!
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Level 46
Feb 26, 2020
Enjoyed this one
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Level 45
Feb 26, 2020
Got completely stuck on Australia and Austria for the last 30 seconds at least. Couldn't see it to save my life !

Good quiz !

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Level 56
Nov 9, 2020
I found it hard to get: Iran, China, Chad, Ghana, Panama, Guyana, Zambia, Gambia, Mali, Malawi, Italy, Libya, Liberia, Nigeria, Niger, Algeria, Nicaragua, Qatar, Australia and Austria
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Level 79
Nov 10, 2020
Now why would you do that? You missed one btw. Nice quiz colmaggio.
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Level 76
Dec 29, 2020
That was a really fun quiz.
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Level 42
Dec 29, 2020
Frustrating at the beginning but I guess that’s what makes a quiz fun

First attempt 20/20 with 45 seconds left😜

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Level 74
Apr 21, 2021
Australia really threw me for a loop for a minute. Great quiz!
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Level 21
Jun 8, 2021
cool quiz
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Level 70
Jul 28, 2021
Great quiz!
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Level 73
Jul 28, 2021
Stats are interesting - I guess most people stumble on Australia, give up, and work backwards for Qatar?
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Level 60
Jul 29, 2022
Yep, that's what I did.
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Level 60
Jul 28, 2021
Really liked this one
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Level 66
Jul 28, 2021
liked this one. thanks. need more!
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Level 67
Jul 28, 2021
Only missed Algeria
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Level 66
Nov 23, 2021
The concept is good but I'm sure it could be made to work smoother and more efficiently, i.e. with fewer changes each time. At the moment the amount of letters changing kind of destroys the point of using country names.
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Level 54
Aug 1, 2022
Got all with 1:12 left, now my brain hurts. Loved this, thank you!
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Level 59
Dec 24, 2022
Enjoyable!
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Level 32
Jan 2, 2023
gambia has a a but you removed pan
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Level 65
Feb 17, 2023
.01 sec more and I would have had Austria.
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Level 54
Mar 15, 2023
Oof... Australia got me.
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Level 34
Apr 23, 2023
it almost tricked me its good
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Level 45
Jan 22, 2024
I got stuck on Australia until I started working backwards from Iraq. That really helped