Geography Generator Puzzle #3

Rearrange the letters in the grid on the left to make one significant 9-letter world location.
In addition to this - drawing only from these 9 letters - solve each geographical answer from the clues given.
Each grid letter may be used only once within an individual answer
The previous quiz in this series can be found here (Quiz #2)
Quiz by kiwirage
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Last updated: August 25, 2015
First submittedJanuary 22, 2015
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9-Letter Location
MINNESOTA
Hint
Answer
New England state
Maine
Paulo or Tomé, e.g.
São
Muscat is its capital
Oman
Table-topped hill
Mesa
Blarney feature
Stone
____ Blanc, France
Mont
Synonym of country
Nation
Isle in the Irish sea
Man
Castle water barrier
Moat
Baltic state
Estonia
Hint
Answer
New York square
Times
Hitler's Eagle's ____
Nest
Thailand, formerly
Siam
Coal or gold source
Mine
Red or Dead, e.g.
Sea
English boys' college town
Eton
Biggest city on the Loire
Nantes
U.S. state capital Des ______
Moines
_____-Dixon line
Mason
Que. and Man. neighbour
Ont.
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Level 75
May 3, 2015
I kept thinking of the phrase, "I'd rather be dead than red." Guess my mind was on politics, not bodies of water!
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Level 83
May 23, 2015
You weren't the only one.
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Level 73
Aug 3, 2015
I live (and have been in) both. Knew the answer before I finished reading the clue.
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Level 75
Nov 1, 2016
You live both? What does that mean?
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Level 47
Oct 8, 2020
Does that mean you've been to the Red and Dead seas? Or did you live in a communist country, die, and come back to life?
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Level 55
May 23, 2015
Eton is not a prep school. It's a Public secondary school. Prep(aratory) schools are for kids under 13.
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Level 86
May 23, 2015
Are you sure Omenistan isn't a significant world location?! ;) I love these quizzes!
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Level 60
May 26, 2015
Is it located right next to Monestain? LOL
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Level 46
May 23, 2015
One of the few 9-letter words I've gotten! Helps that I live in Minnesota :)
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Level 81
May 23, 2015
Eton is in the UK a 'public' school (i.e. 'independent' not state school) for 13-18 year olds. It is not a 'prep' school which takes children up to 13.
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Level 76
May 26, 2015
The "Ont." question is very bad. Both the answer and the definition are obscure. You should do better! :P
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Level 62
May 26, 2015
The clue is not bad, it's just a little cryptic. It's perfectly clear for the people who get it; sorry you weren't one of them!
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Level ∞
May 26, 2015
The clue is great, in my opinion.
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Level 52
Oct 10, 2018
no problem here either.. and i am an Aussie
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Level 84
Aug 16, 2015
It's not bad, but it's nasty. I first wondered what it could be in the Philippines...
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Level 64
Mar 1, 2016
Haha!
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Level 53
Aug 5, 2021
same! all i could think was quezon and manila
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Level 83
Apr 4, 2016
I was desperately trying to find an abbreviation for Staten Island that would work (STA, STI, SI) since it's one of the five boroughs along with Que - Queens and Man - Manhattan. Needed to head a few miles north.
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Level 37
May 7, 2018
Right! - Strange abbreviations. I thought it was new way of shortening Queens and Manhattan (boroughs in NYC). Never thought of Canada.
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Level 77
Nov 15, 2015
'Significant world location'. Let's see. New York, Tokyo, Beijing, Delhi, Moscow, Shanghai, Rio, LA, London, Paris, Casablanca, Istanbul, Rome, San Francisco, Toronto, Buenos Aires, Cairo, Johannesburg, Nairobi, Mexico City, Havana, Tehran, Kingston, Lima, Sydney, Melbourne, Jakarta, Madrid, Lake Victoria, Mount Everest, Niagara Falls, Angkor Wat, etc. ad infinitum, but you use this description for Minnesota! Just as well I have a sense of humour.
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Level 74
Jan 18, 2016
Yeah, that made me laugh too.
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Level 52
Oct 10, 2018
i guess he chooses a 9-letter place and works backwards....
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Level 78
Dec 15, 2018
That actually threw me off - having read that description, I was searching for anything globally significant, from an important religious site to a capital city.
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Level 67
Aug 13, 2019
Significant in size/known. Not as in bringing something important to the table.

Things can be significant without being significant. Hard to miss, but not significant in others ways.

I meant in general, nothing direct to minnesota specifically ;)

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Level 57
Aug 5, 2021
No disagreement that MN pales in comparison to world renowned cities like NYC, Tokyo, London etc., but I don't think you can call MN insignificant.

Would be 34th highest GDP in the world if it were its own country, arguably most important hospital system in the world (Mayo Clinic), largest shopping mall in the Americas (MOA), home to the headwaters of the longest river in North America, one of thirteen metro areas with a team in all four major North American sports leagues, northernmost point in the contiguous United States.

Also, did I mention lakes, Bob Dylan, hockey, and Juicy Lucys? Hope you're able to visit at some point as there is a plethora of attractions, unless you're afraid of slightly chilly temperatures :)

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Level 82
May 29, 2019
Seam should be allowed for coal or gold source I think. It's arguably the better answer, given that gold and coal seams are actual sources that mines exploit.
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Level 67
Aug 13, 2019
I instantly saw the 9 letter answer. But Don't care much for the que. man. clue. Not because I didnt get it, cause usually I am the other way around, I like to be surprised and see things brought in clever new ways. But this one. I don't know. Just don't like it at all. Maybe it is the points/dots. Or something about how the question was set up and not the idea itself.

Anyway also missed nest, I think I would ve stand a better chance without hitler in front of it, no idea where it was going and the 's 's's were throwing me a bit. (might be a language barrier things, but that is a mind twister to me hah, something like "your brother's sister's nephew's husband's kid ran into my wife's mother's sister's dog yesterday. Then yea.. you ve lost me haha) What is the what of what??

(I really had to go like, ok there is hitler, he "has" an eagle, so "his eagle", and he has something... so the ___ of his eagle...)

Got the rest though :)

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Level 77
Jan 23, 2020
'stan' would work as synonym for 'country'...
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Level 85
Dec 17, 2020
"Meat" was all I could think of for the red or dead clue. Apparently I forgot it was a geography quiz.
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Level 63
Oct 11, 2021
clearly i do too many of these quizzes because my brain read "que" and "man" and thought "shit i don't any other filipino cities on luzon."
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Level 90
Jan 11, 2022
You missed the opportunity to put Nimes, a French city