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Countries Breakdown Puzzle (Red Herring Version)

Solve the short clues on the right and left. Then combine the letters and unscramble to form a country name.
• Each pair of clues contains ONE extra red herring letter that is not part of the country anagram!
• A correctly guessed country will reveal the extra red herring letter in the Letters Grid.
• These 10 letters (which themselves include an extra red herring letter) will unscramble to make one more bonus country!
Example: Clue 1: Mail a letter....SEND; Clue 2: Not dry....WET; SEND + WET (minus red herring letter T) = SWEDEN
Thanks to user CRey for the quiz inspiration.
Quiz by kiwirage
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Last updated: November 7, 2022
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First submittedMarch 27, 2015
Times taken1,363
Average score51.6%
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Clue 1
Answer
 
Country
 
Answer
Clue 2
Sunbathing risk
BURN
=>
BRUNEI
<=
ICE
Frozen water
Dog's wagger
TAIL
=>
LATVIA
<=
VAN
Mover's vehicle
Financial aid
LOAN
=>
ANGOLA
<=
GOA
Small Indian state
Give help to
AID
=>
AUSTRIA
<=
SUTRA
Kama _____
Killer whale
ORCA
=>
COMOROS
<=
MOOS
Cow sounds
Glittery mineral
MICA
=>
JAMAICA
<=
JAVA
Indonesian island
Calf's meat
VEAL
=>
MOLDOVA
<=
MOOD
State of mind
Zodiac scales
LIBRA
=>
BULGARIA
<=
GUAM
US Pacific territory
______ pentameter
IAMBIC
=>
CAMBODIA
<=
ADO
Commotion, fuss
French cake
GATEAU
=>
GUATEMALA
<=
LAMA
Tibetan high priest
Letters Grid
C
N
O
D
A
V
E
M
I
A
 
Bonus Country
MACEDONIA
10 Comments
+2
Level 76
Mar 27, 2015
Is it Kama instead of Karma? Nice variation with the 'red herring'!
+1
Level 63
Mar 27, 2015
Thanks - that was my spelling mistake.
+1
Level 65
Jun 18, 2015
On the topic, what is 'kama sutra'?
+4
Level 63
Jun 18, 2015
You can look that one up...
+1
Level 55
Feb 28, 2019
Guessed the extra country. with 20 seconds left. Only had two letters, though.
+4
Level 77
Jul 17, 2019
Bonus country name needs to be updated. So good luck adding five more pairs of clues.
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Level 68
Nov 28, 2019
Ouch, pesky countries messing quizzes up by inventing new names.

Btw a little bit more time wouldnt hurt. Thinking about anagrams is tough as it is but with the extra letter your brain is working extra hard. It is not like the stats are extremely high atm (not extremely low either, but it is nice when the average is above 50% though I like tough quizzes )

+2
Level 60
Jun 23, 2022
I got CAMBODIA but not ADO... I should have figured it out by subtracting the letters in CAMBODIA with the letters in IAMBC (one I was a red herring) but I didn't think about it until it was too late.
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Level 60
Jun 23, 2022
Also, the extra letter grid isn't pink like said in the description.
+1
Level 44
Jul 8, 2022
What a great quiz. Challenging but do-able. I finished everything apart from one of the clue words. Not enough time to subtract the letters at the end, but it doesn't need more time.